It’s hard for me to get excited about yet another Hollywood remake of a movie, classic or otherwise, but I really can’t bring myself to hate or love this idea of remaking John Carpenter’s 1978 seminal slasher film “Halloween”. I guess I’m not one of those people who holds “Halloween” in such high esteem that this pointless remake, even by a horror fanboy like Rob Zombie, feels like swallowing bile. It is what it is, and although I’m not excited about it, I can see how Zombie could improve on it. For all of its touted perfection (and in truth, it does deserve big points for being one of the earliest forms, if not the purveyor, of the genre), the original “Halloween” was slow and somewhat dull to me.
But hey, that’s just me. You might love it and think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. If that’s the case, then the guys over at Bloody-Disgusting have something for you: new stills of the “Halloween” remake. You can check them out by heading over here.
1978 Haddonfield, Illinois. 10 year old Michael Audrey Myers is an estranged and unstable child, with an odd family. He literally hates his entire family, except his young baby sister, Laurie who he loves and cares for dearly. But on the night of Halloween, young Michael viciously murdered his mother’s boyfriend, his older sister and her boyfriend. In the aftermath of this event, young Michael was placed in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium under the care of Dr. Samuel Loomis who tried to get a contact with the boy, but never was able to reach him. Now 17 years later, after being released on accident. Dr. Loomis is after the 27 year old Michael Myers, who has come back in search for his grown baby sister, 17 year old Laurie Strode. Only Loomis knows that whoever ends up crossing paths with Myers will pay the price as he’ll make sure nothing will stand in his way as he finds young Laurie, and it’s up to Loomis to warn the people about Myers’ presence as he tries to get to Laurie first, before he does…
“Halloween” terrorizes babysitters again August 31st, 2007.
Some of the new stills below: