The Movie: Rob Zombie has a go at updating the John Carpenter slasher classic - now, with added backstory for Shatner lookalike Mike Myers.
Why It Was Hated: Grudging respect for the film's first half, which delved into Myers' asylum childhood, died the moment Zombie caught up with the original and delivered a scare-free rehash.
Typical Online Review: "Halloween circa 2007 is more a quick-fix marketing ploy, intended to hit a ready-made audience than an artistic cinematic endeavour. Employing the limited talents of Rob Zombie – the pin-up of MTV generation trash – to not only write but direct the new film, indicated the studio (read: the Weinsteins) weren’t interested in remaking quality just inventing box office profit." Daniel Stephens, Strange Conversation