Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' Named 'Best Remake'

Rob Zombie's hit 2007 remake of the 1978 horror classic "Halloween" was honored in the "Best Remake" category.

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Rob Zombie's hit 2007 remake of the 1978 horror classic "Halloween" was honored in the "Best Remake" category at Spike TV's third annual Scream Awards, dubbed "Scream 2008". The show, where winners are determined through online voting at Spike.com, was taped on Saturday, October 18 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, while the event itself was aired last night (Tuesday, Octoebr 21) on Spike TV. Scream Awards is an event celebrating horror, science fiction, fantasy and comic books. Rob Zombie's "Halloween" grossed an estimated $31 million when it opened last year's Labor Day. John Carpenter filmed his 1978 indie chiller on a $325,000 budget. The film made roughly $47 million at the domestic box office, and still ranks among the most impressive budget-to-box office ratios in history. Zombie's studio-approved "Halloween" cost about $20 million. The three-disc unrated collector's edition DVD of Rob Zombie's "Halloween" hit stores nationwide on October 7. According to Rob, "The set contains an all-new four-and-a-half-hour documentary about the making of the film!" Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Grayfox176
    ^ this. I mean, it was actually a solid remake, and this is coming from a guy who hates zombie's films, but the original was without a doubt, much better.
    rockybo
    The problem with remaking a classic movie is that no matter what, you will never win. If you play it high and tight to the vest and keep it as close as possible to the original, people slam you for "ripping off" the old movie. If you get creative and try to put a spin on it, people slam you for not making a straight-up, scene-by-scene recreation. I loved Zombie's Halloween. It was brilliant, the way RZ took all the basics of Carpenter's movie and made it his own. You can tell 10 minutes into the movie that it was made by someone with a rare combination of intelligence, respect for horror, and above all else a love of EXCITING, FAST-PACED movies.
    nobrightskys
    The original movie was boring, the remake was boring, most Rob Zombie songs are boring.
    blindfatkid23
    everything was good until AFTER myers had escaped from the mental hospital, after that it just got dumb...
    adslam3
    zalitz wrote: Rob Zombie's Halloween had one thing going for it, and that was Malcolm McDowell. Other than that, it killed the spirit and suspense of the original with an odd sort of vicious vengeance.
    this guy nailed it on the head. i totally agree. it was a lame "new-skool" horror flick with the idea of "lets throw as much blood, crappy script, and lack of suspense at the audience." at one point, it was almost comical..especially the part where michael myers rips a chunk of the wall out and is using it to tear down the attic...come on, this isnt an action flick.
    zalitz
    Rob Zombie's Halloween had one thing going for it, and that was Malcolm McDowell. Other than that, it killed the spirit and suspense of the original with an odd sort of vicious vengeance.
    dethskar0
    The movie was awesome. Rob Zombie is an excellent film maker. I actually like Rob Zombie's better than John Carpenter's. Probably only because Rob Zombie had a much larger budget though. Carpenter's didn't show enough of Myers in my opinion, and didn't have enough carnage. I loved Zombie's, but there were a few things that I really didn't like about it.
    THE BULGE
    i iked them both but zombies one made mers too invincible carpenters made myers more mysterious like didnt explain why he was so evil etc.