Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Redux

Editor's Note: I'm going to apologize in advance for the lack of certain punctuation throughout this post. I'm (attempting to) post through my newly downloaded Blogger app on my phone, and I haven't yet figured out certain intricacies of the program.

Also, I'm really interested in seeing how an app-generated post looks on the blog itself.

Now that that's out of the way...

So yesterday I watched Rob Zombie's reboot of Halloween. Keep in mind here that the original Halloween is one of my favorite films of all time, and it's certainly my favorite horror film of all time.

So when I first heard about this reboot several years ago, I was skeptical. And I like Rob Zombie--I'm a fan of his music and his filmmaking style.

But he has a tendency to go (way) too gory in his films and he uses the show of violence rather than the threat and implication of violence used so effectively in John Carpenter's original film.

I know fans of the series were kind of split by the news of the reboot--some loved the idea, others feared the worst.

I was in the middle. I figured I'd see the reboot eventually, but I wouldn't run out to the theaters to do so.

Well, as with most things with me, "eventually" turned out to be just about five years later. Still, I happily sat down to watch the film yesterday and I had high hopes for it.

As I mentioned, I'm a fan of Zombie's style, and his Halloween just...looks great. Really a killer (haha) cinematic look to the movie.

There's a lot that I want to say about the film, but I am going to cop out and save the rest for tomorrow--typing on the phone is getting tedious.

Sorry, guys.

More tomorrow; I promise.

2 comments:

Joseph said...

You guys can post from your phones? Ha! Now you shall never have the excuse of being away from being able to post! MWAHAHAHAHA!

Unless you can't get a cell signal...

zharth said...

I was prepared to hate Rob Zombie's Halloween when I sat down to watch it last year (along with the remakes of Friday The 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, neither of which fared as well), but I came out pleasantly surprised that I actually liked it (unfortunately, I can't say the same about the sequel). I look forward to reading what you have to say about it.