Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Rob Zombie's Halloween

I got a call today telling me that I won a mountain bike and free movie tickets and popcorn. I might just use my free movie tickets to see Halloween the movie. Yes, the next Halloween movie, written and directed by Rob Zombie, is coming out on August 31. This year, Halloween comes two months early! I guess that just goes to show that, when it comes to horror movies, you're never safe - no matter what the calendar says. In this movie Michael Myers is accidentally let out of the mental institution and comes back in search of his little sister. Can Dr. Loomis get to her in time, or is she doomed to die? I guess we'll have to watch the movie to find out.

I'm trying to remember some of the scary movies I've seen and liked. I know that the so-called great scary movies like The Ring and The Blair Witch Project didn't do anything for me. Movies like Alien and Aliens - those scare me. They're not really in the true horror movie genre, but they are scary, and people get killed - same as in Halloween the movie. I guess that's the point of scary movies, people die, and you never know who it's going to be. With a lot of scary movies it's all about the blood - people die and no one really cares. That's probably why I didn't like a lot of horror movies - they weren't real movies with a real story. With this movie, Rob Zombie wants you to care about the characters. It means more when they die if you actually care about them, doesn't it?

Of course, the music is what makes a horror movie scary. Just try it sometime - turn the sound off and watch for a while - go ahead and turn subtitles on if you need to hear what's being said - assuming there's a real story going on. It's not so scary without the music. Rob Zombie knows music, and you can't turn it off in the theater, but then, who wants to? You're going to see this movie because you want to be scared, aren't you?

Watch the YouTube trailer now, and ask yourself, "Do you believe in the Boogieman?"

1 comment:

  1. I'm so not a fan of scary movies! I can't stand slasher films, like the Halloween series (sorry!) because, to me, they're just not truly scary, just gory.

    Movies that have scared me:
    - The Poseidon Adventure (hey, I was 11, okay?)
    - The Sixth Sense (traumatized for two weeks afterward)
    - The Ring (and I didn't actually watch it, just listened to it)
    - um, just about any other scary movie out there... I'm a wuss.


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