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Rob Zombie's Halloween - Surpasses Carpenter's Original!


#1

. . . zombie’s halloween is unbelievably hot . . .



. . . i know it’s taboo to say this but zombie’s remake is actually better than carpenters “sacrosanct” original. rob zombie’s remake of halloween blows away all the other quasi-remakes that have come out in the last decade, shows like texas chainsaw massacre and the living dead trilogy remakes. zombie knows how to make an old-school style slasher picture and he sure didn’t hold back on the brutal violence. zombie knows what his audience wants - gore and titties and lots of both . . .



. . . and the horror genre cameos! brad dourif, udo kier (!), clint howard, richard lynch (!), dee wallace, danny trejo, etc., etc. good god the casting is righteous . . .



. . . i mean, even zombie’s high energy commentary track is a delightful performance in itself . . .



. . . zombie must hate carpenter. he should put an apology to john carpenter at the beginning of the movie. he fucked him hard when he decided to outdo him with his new version of halloween. does anyone know if carpenter’s said anything publicly about the new version?



. . . zombie’s strongest movie so far (haven’t seen halloween 2 yet). he’s in a class of his own. who else does it like zombie? nobody in the mainstream that i’ve ever heard of. check out his resume on the internet movie database – when does he sleep?



. . . maybe i’m just sick of carpenter’s halloween - i’ve seen it a million times already. i’m excited about zombie’s remake of hte blob now. maybe if we’re lucky it will be zombie’s equivalent of carpenter’s remake of the thing. i think i’ll go out and pick up house of a thousand and reacquaint myself with the maestro . . .


#2

I’d give the remake props where it deserves them. It sure as hell wasn’t a bad flick, certainly told a bigger story. I just like the original more, although to be fair neither are particularly great movies.


#3

If anyone thinks that any remake is better than an original then you’re an idiot.


#4

[quote=“Mr.Pink”]If anyone thinks that any remake is better than an original then you’re an idiot.[/quote]

bullshit. you like what you like. i’m sure an impressionable teen like you digs the 80s version of scarface with al pacino more than the 30s original by howard hawks, as do most other people.


#5

[quote=“Mr.Pink”]If anyone thinks that any remake is better than an original then you’re an idiot.[/quote]

Spoken like a true prodigy.



Edit: Oh wait, I read that wrong…I thought you were specifically referring to Halloween…in general I’d have a few exceptions probably.


#6

there are a few execptions to the remake rule in my eyes.



possibly as taboo as saying Rob Zombies Halloween is better than John Carpenters (which it certainly is not!), is saying you liked Brian Helgeland’s remake of point blank (Payback) better than John Boorman’s - which I actually do. Found the original a little boring to be honest and thought Payback was a total funfest.


#7

I guess theres a few exceptions but most remakes dont surpass the original.


#8

[quote=“postmaster.general”]. . . zombie’s halloween is unbelievably hot . . .



. . . i know it’s taboo to say this but zombie’s remake is actually better than carpenters “sacrosanct” original. rob zombie’s remake of halloween blows away all the other quasi-remakes that have come out in the last decade, shows like texas chainsaw massacre and the living dead trilogy remakes. zombie knows how to make an old-school style slasher picture and he sure didn’t hold back on the brutal violence. zombie knows what his audience wants - gore and titties and lots of both . . .



. . . and the horror genre cameos! brad dourif, udo kier (!), clint howard, richard lynch (!), dee wallace, danny trejo, etc., etc. good god the casting is righteous . . .



. . . i mean, even zombie’s high energy commentary track is a delightful performance in itself . . .



. . . zombie must hate carpenter. he should put an apology to john carpenter at the beginning of the movie. he fucked him hard when he decided to outdo him with his new version of halloween. does anyone know if carpenter’s said anything publicly about the new version?



. . . zombie’s strongest movie so far (haven’t seen halloween 2 yet). he’s in a class of his own. who else does it like zombie? nobody in the mainstream that i’ve ever heard of. check out his resume on the internet movie database – when does he sleep?



. . . maybe i’m just sick of carpenter’s halloween - i’ve seen it a million times already. i’m excited about zombie’s remake of hte blob now. maybe if we’re lucky it will be zombie’s equivalent of carpenter’s remake of the thing. i think i’ll go out and pick up house of a thousand and reacquaint myself with the maestro . . .[/quote]

Thanks for the laugh.


#9

I’ve always been partial to the Richard Gere Breathless myself. Who else would back that statement? Anyone, anyone…