With “Halloween,” writer/director Rob Zombie, acclaimed musician and visionary director of “The Devil’s Rejects” and “House of 1000 Corpses,” reimagines one of the most iconic films in the annals of horror, director John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, “Halloween,” featuring the ruthless, masked killing machine Michael Myers.
Inspired by Carpenter’s 1978 original and his theme that “evil can appear in even the smallest of towns,” Rob Zombie “Halloween” focuses on the early years of young Michael Myers and the events leading up to his fateful Halloween night murder rampage in the quiet town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Following that brutal night, Michael begins seventeen years of incarceration at the Smith’s Grove Sanitarium maximum-security mental facility where he is treated by noted child behaviorist Dr. Samuel Loomis – the only person who can truly understand Michael’s evil nature.
Now, seventeen years later, Michael escapes from the mental facility on Halloween day and begins a murderous trek back to Haddonfield to continue his killing streak and seek resolution to events from his past.
In Haddonfield, Michael begins stalking a high school girl, Laurie Strode, and her friends, Annie and Lynda. When Dr. Loomis, now a successful author for his book on Michael, hears of his escape, he enlists the help of Haddonfield’s Sheriff Brackett to find and put an end to Michael’s reign of terror
The original “Halloween,” directed by legendary horror master John Carpenter and released on October 25, 1978, went on to gross $55 million in worldwide box office. It was the beginning of what would become one of the most successful, enduring, and influential horror franchises in film history, spawning eight films over 25 years and creating a legacy that would be duplicated in countless horror films to follow.