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Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:58

Rob Zombie's Halloween Ten Years Later: What Worked And What Didn't

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Remakes seem to be a dime a dozen in Hollywood these days, particularly in the horror genre. Some of these remakes do great things with the original material (such as Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead), while others do absolutely nothing and retread well-worn territory (such as Flatliners).

However, in the pantheon of horror remakes, there's nothing quite like Rob Zombie's gritty, dirty, and downright polarizing Halloween remake from 2007.

With the Halloween franchise set to return to its original continuity when the latest installment in the franchise debuts next year on October 19, we figured now would be a great time to look back on Rob Zombie's Halloween ten years after its initial debut to figure out what worked and what didn't. We have many points to get to, so let's kick this list off with the remake's increased focus on Loomis' relationship with Michael.

Worked: Focusing On Dr. Loomis And Michael

Although the later movies in the Halloween franchise would eventually dive into the deep connection between Dr. Sam Loomis and Michael Myers, the original film actually doesn't feature too much connective tissue between them ---other than Loomis' fear of Michael. For the remake, Rob Zombie went in the opposite direction to focus almost entirely on the relationship they built over fifteen years at Smith's Grove sanitarium .

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