REVIEW: Myers resurrected

Halloween is one of the greatest horror movie ever created. Now it has been remade by the most underrated independent directors/music artists in this business – Rob Zombie.Zombie has taken the Halloween franchise to a different level. Most hardcore Halloween fans from the original two films will not be disappointed at all.

In 1978, legendary horror director and original creator John Carpenter released Halloween. The original movie was based on serial killer Michael Myers, who murdered his older sister at the age of 10 on Halloween night. He was convicted for the murder and sent to a mental institution.

Fifteen years later, he escapes the mental institution, returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, where he stalks baby sitters on Halloween night, and begins a murderous rampage by putting an end to his family’s bloodline. Then three years after the original, the story continues with the sequel, Halloween II, which was a very good spinoff from the original.

Now 29 years later, producer Mustafa Akkad sought Zombie, director of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects (House of 1000 Corpses Part II), to resurrect the Halloween franchise.

Zombie has decided to take the story back to where Michael Myers was at the age of 10 and explain why he became the vicious serial killer that he is. Zombie’s version starts off at Michael Myers’ home, where his dysfunctional family resides.

The middle of the film takes place in the mental institution where he was caged for 15 years. He then, of course, escapes the institution during a bloody massacre and returns to his hometown looking for his baby sister.

But there were a few changes. That’s why not it’s called a remake.

On an ending note, Zombie did a good job going back to the beginning because nobody knew who Michael Myers is or was, or where he came from, or why he did the horrifying things he did in the original movie.

Zombie was just filling in the missing pieces of the puzzle that Carpenter should have done 29 years ago in the original Halloween. The movie was excellent. It had an old-school horror feeling with some modern touches, but still old school.