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25th February 2007 14:51  #1

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
First Look at Zombie's Michael Myers
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/8284

I'm not sure how I feel about this look yet. It's certainly the dirtiest, most unkept Myers we've ever seen. What do you folks think? Franchise?

25th February 2007 16:39  #2

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Wow... He looks exactly the same Tongue.

25th February 2007 18:09  #3

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Halloween will always be a classic, but I do put my my faith in Rob Zombie.  I think he will do a fine job.  Especially after seeing The Devil's Reject.  I think he will bring a fresh new start just like Casino Royale did for James Bond.

26th February 2007 3:19  #4

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Not impressed, but I am not impressed with the whole remake thing either of this flick.

26th February 2007 8:30  #5

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
oh that Myers - when I first caught this I thought we may have had another Austin Powers on the way....

28th February 2007 2:56  #6

horrorpmp Member Join Date: February 2007 Location: United States Posts: 24
wow  im goin to have to c this 1

1st March 2007 1:56  #7

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
He looks pretty threatening!  Still not thrilled with them remaking this movie...but if he was chasing me I'd be scared!

1st March 2007 2:15  #8

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I stand with the above on the idea of a remake. I hate it. Halloween will always be a classic, and one of the movies that I have grown up loving. I can live with the adult Michael, but the what's up with the young Michael. It almost looks like River in Serenity only with blonde hair. I will wait, though, and not place final judgement until release.

1st March 2007 3:04  #9

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Im pretty sure I'm gonna be made fun of, but first thing to mind when I saw the picture was Leatherface...

1st March 2007 3:20  #10

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Well, I've never seen TCM (or any of the Halloweens for that matter), but I would think that everyone's seen Michael Myers by now, like Jason and Freddy. Personally I don't know what Leatherface looks like from the films (I'll assume like he has a face made out of leather...), I have seen the art of him on the DVD, but that's it. But I wouldn't think of Leatherface when seeing the new Myers, mainly because he looks the same (I know/understand, don't mess with a good look). I'm not making fun of you by all means, I just don't know how you would be able to confuse the two is all.

1st March 2007 21:53  #11

horrorpmp Member Join Date: February 2007 Location: United States Posts: 24
Wait im confused 1 of the comments on the .com  said it was not a remake so is it another sequel or prequel ?

17th March 2007 22:42  #12

horror-1428 Member Join Date: March 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 23
well he does look the same apart from a few minder diffrences but i agree rob zombie will do a good job of it, ive heard the music to the film and it sounds pretty gurd so it luks to be goin pretty well

17th March 2007 22:48  #13

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
It's a re-imaging according to Zombie himself.  If you want to see most of the news, just go to the Halloween message board at www.ohmb.net.  We've got a busy front page these days.

I find this Myers to be pretty good looking.  While I don't see the comparisons between Leatheface and Myers, a lot of people do.

18th March 2007 0:39  #14

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Franchise wrote: It's a re-imaging according to Zombie himself.

All of these "re-imaginings" of classic horror movies and thrillers (Hitcher) are terrible.  Outside of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake/re-imagining, everything that's been done so far has sucked. I don't think this will be any different.  I've seen Rob Zombie's movies, and I'm not impressed as everyone else seems to be.  Halloween is a movie that should not be touched! It's fine as is, and STILL puts many "scary" movies to shame to this day!

18th March 2007 6:12  #15

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Money is as money does.  If there's money to be made, someone will make it.  Halloween is yet another example.  Remaking Halloween does nothing to the original.  You'll still have the DVDs and what not.  I'm just enjoying this ride.

21st March 2007 11:14  #16

lee_eel Member Join Date: March 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 9
Thought The Hills have eyes remake was good so if it matches that i will be happy.  Love the original and quite fond of the sequel.  The rest were rubbish in my opinion (even h20 felt like a wasted opportunity)

7th April 2007 6:40  #17

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.mov

http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.wmv

For the people who want to see the new trailer in action.  They're going to be up for a limited time.

7th April 2007 9:10  #18

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Saw this with Grindhouse earlier today. Way too much Michael in the trailer. Kind of worries me a bit. Zombie needs a steadicam operator and a tripod.

Still... could've been worse.

7th April 2007 10:02  #19

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Another pointless remake. When will the endless tide of c**p thats churned out every year end? Does rob zombie think he can come anywhere close to matching the original?

7th April 2007 20:38  #20

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
No and he's said he's not going to try that hard.  It's when you try hard that things get furthest away from what you want to do.  Carpenter told him to run with and make it his own.  It could be c**p and it could be good.  It's good for Halloween fans in general, which I am.  hah

7th April 2007 22:20  #21

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Your missing the point. Theres no need for it. We have the original available on dvd so why bother? It's as pointless as having a psycho remake, you can't improve upon a classic.

7th April 2007 22:43  #22

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
You aren't the Goatboy from the old Special Reserve forum are you?

7th April 2007 23:01  #23

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
goat boy wrote: Your missing the point. Theres no need for it. We have the original available on dvd so why bother? It's as pointless as having a psycho remake, you can't improve upon a classic.

The Psycho remake was pointless, but with Halloween there's creative flair there. The original is a classic and should always be remembered, but someone can come and make something old and tired fresh with a new approach.

7th April 2007 23:37  #24

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.

8th April 2007 1:18  #25

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
goat boy wrote: Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.

I meant the series more than the original film itself. How many slasher pics have there been since Halloween? How many sequels has Halloween had? How many were good?

Look at the Batman and James Bond series. We had "Batman and Robin" and "Die Another Day", both arguably the worst of their respective franchises. Then, we had "remakes" so to put it, or, re-imaginings (the preferred term is reboot) of the series and they were both successes both critically and commercially.  

They're remaking "I am Legend" this year too, would you say there's no room to make something new out of the story, add some originality? And yes, I'd prefer it if they did a faithful adaptation of the novel, but we all know that that won't happen.

I'm just saying, if Zombie brings something new and interesting to it, why wouldn't it be a good movie on it's own? It's a different continuity then anyways, so you can keep the originals as the definitive films (as I will) and ignore these new ones.

"Eat this sweetish segment, or spit it out. You are free."

8th April 2007 2:12  #26

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
I just think it's all a waste of time. I Think theres a difference between rehashing halloween time after time for endless sequels and adapting various ian fleming novels or Batman comics though. But lets face it the batman movies were piss poor and bond has never been as good as when connery played the part and even then i'd say only Dr no, The spy who loved me and goldfinger were any good.

8th April 2007 2:33  #27

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: goat boy wrote: Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.

I meant the series more than the original film itself. How many slasher pics have there been since Halloween? How many sequels has Halloween had? How many were good?

Look at the Batman and James Bond series. We had "Batman and Robin" and "Die Another Day", both arguably the worst of their respective franchises. Then, we had "remakes" so to put it, or, re-imaginings (the preferred term is reboot) of the series and they were both successes both critically and commercially.  


That's why we have the problems with movies today. If it does good, automatically they're thinking sequel, and many movies don't need sequels.  If it's a franchise, like those you mentioned, Batman & James Bond, then maybe....but like any other movie, don't just do it for the sake of doing it ($$$), make sure there's a VERY GOOD story behind it.  Halloween didn't need all of the sequels it had, and it certainly didn't need them as badly written/constructed as they were. Neither did Friday The 13th or Nightmare.  All of their respective sequels were done to cash in on the characters, Jason & Freddie.

And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

goat boy wrote: I just think it's all a waste of time.
I would agree.  Leave the classics alone.

Franchise wrote: http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.mov

http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.wmv

For the people who want to see the new trailer in action.  They're going to be up for a limited time.

I will say this much...it looks interesting.  The way Michael just cold-cocks that guy on the porch was hilarious.

8th April 2007 2:46  #28

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Darren Russell wrote: And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

Die Another Day was too over the top and a just 2 hour tribute to the previous 19 films. Personally, I prefer Batman Returns over Batman Begins, but I don't think Batman Begins was overrated. It was intelligent and the world Nolan created was believable and whatnot.

My opinions as well Wink

8th April 2007 3:15  #29

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Movies like Halloween, Dr no, Jaws, Texas Chainsaw Massacre  
and Star Wars are very much a product of their time. It seems as if hollywood studios are trying to recapture those days instead of producing original movies. These remakes are nothing more than flash trash. I'm more interested in the kind of horror movies coming out of japan. Ringu for instance.

8th April 2007 3:20  #30

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Ringu is from 1998 and damn near 10 years old now.  It's been beaten to death by other movies that have taken the same formula and just ruined it by making another one but with a different way to kill like in Phone.  My God, what a trash movie.

And the way Michael deals with his victims in the trailer is indeed very raw.  I like that aspect.
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