-> ''"These eyes will deceive you. They will destroy you. They will take from you your innocence, your pride, and...eventually...your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I see. Behind these eyes, one finds only blackness, the absence of light. These are the eyes...of a psychopath."''
-->-- '''Dr. Samuel Loomis''', ''Halloween'' (2007)

A reimagining of ''[[Film/{{Halloween1978}} Halloween]]'' (1978) and the ContinuityReboot of [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} the franchise]], directed by Music/RobZombie.

This time around we are shown more about Michael's childhood in Haddonfield; his family, his antisocial behavior, the murders on Halloween, and his time in Smith's Grove under the care of Dr. Samuel Loomis (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell).

Then, fifteen years later, he escapes from the asylum and starts making way to Haddonfield, where one Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) prepares for her babysitting gig on AllHallowsEve. She, and her unfortunate friends, will soon find out just what kind of nightmare they have found themselves in.

The film was financially succesful at the box office, but its reception among critics and fans were very mixed, with some praising its originality, and some preferring to believe it [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never happened]]. Some consider the film more of a [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] because of the drastic change in direction of the story.

It spawned a [[Film/{{HalloweenII2009}} sequel]] two years later.
!!Has the examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Michael's background -- barely touched upon in the original -- is the focus of the first half of the movie. His awful home life, problems at school, disturbed behavior and life at the asylum.
* AlphaBitch: Lynda
* AssholeVictim: Pretty much everyone is this except for the kind janitor played by Creator/DannyTrejo, Laurie's step parents and the two cops Michael kills near the end.
* {{Badass}}: The fact that [[OneSceneWonder Big Joe Grizzly]] (bitch!) manages to hold his own against Michael for more than five seconds puts him in this territory.
** BadassBeard: Michael sports a badass BeardOfEvil.
** BarbarianLongHair: and messy long hair.
* BedlamHouse: Smith's Grove. Michael is kept chained at all times, his wardens degrade and insult him on a daily basis, and he is beaten at night. Even if he ''was'' a mentally stable individual, that sort of treatment would turn ''anybody'' into a psycho.
** Not to mention the female inmate that the orderlies gang-rape in front of him.
* BullyingADragon: The aforementioned orderlies get a really bright idea to get into the camera to a hulkling psychopathic murderer, insult and beat him and [[BerserkButton touch his masks]]. They seemed to be drunk though.
* BedsheetGhost: Michael kills Lynda while dressed as one, just like in the original.
* BerserkButton: Don't tease Michael Myers about how his mom is a pole dancer.
** Or touch his masks.
** Also, don't touch his picture of him and Laurie.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Michael seemed to be this to Laurie. She's one of the few survivors of Michael's killing spree.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Michael, goes without saying.
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: This time, it isn't just Judith whom Michael kills as a child.
* BloodierAndGorier: Compared to the original.
* CampingACrapper: Michael attacks Joe Grizzly in the public bathroom for his clothes.
* ClusterFBomb: Various scenes, to the point where it's practically a second language.
* CreepyChild: ''Holy shit'', young Michael. The original young Michael (Will Sandin) was almost angelic-looking, but there is something wholly disturbing about this one (played by Daeg Faerch). Apart from the whole murdering numerous people and animals thing, that is. He's very obviously a severely unbalanced child with emotional problems, and that cold, blank stare of his...
* DeathByAdaptation: Judith's boyfriend and Laurie's foster parents end up dead in this iteration.
* DeathByMocking: Anybody who mocks Michael doesn't last very long.
* DeathBySex: Any teenage girl who isn't Laurie and Annie.
* DrivenToSuicide: Mrs. Myers.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Myers family.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Michael is quite fond of his mother. He even starts his killing spree with the kid who insulted his mom.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Michael loves his little sister and mother very much. They're the only people he would never think about killing. He actually wanted to reestablish his relationship with Laurie once he broke out of the institute. [[spoiler:Too bad she's terrified of him after he's killed her friends.]]
* FinalGirl: Laurie Strode.
* FreakOut: Laurie has a massive freakout after shooting Michael at the end of the film.
* TheGhost: Ben Tramer, a date candidate for Laurie.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Tommy's reaction when he hears that he has to spend time with Lindsey.
* HappierHomeMovie: Mrs. Myers watches one as she kills herself.
* HumanShield: Patty tries to blast Michael with a shotgun during his escape from Smith's Grove. Michael grabs an earlier downed guard and uses him as shield.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Bob being pinned to the wall with a knife, just like in the original film.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's a Rob Zombie flick, so everyone is as violently unlikeable as possible. When the ''least'' awful people around are Creator/BradDourif and Creator/DannyTrejo, you know things are bad.
* JitterCam: Used throughout the whole movie, but most notably in the killing scenes and where Michael is chasing Laurie.
* {{Metalhead}}: Michael is one, also, it was filmed by a [[ShamelessSelfPromotion metal musician]].
* MistakenForGay: After Michael won't stop knocking on the door of his cubicle at the truck wash, Big Joe Grizzly seems to reach the conclusion that he's cruising for sex.
* MonsterClown: Michael's childhood Halloween costume.
* MythologyGag: There are many references to the original.
* NeckSnap: Mrs. Strode's death.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Ismael Cruz, the only security guard in the institution who ever showed Michael compassion and stopped the others from bullying him, is given an over the top and painful death.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Laurie stabs Michael in the neck and makes a run for it. Unfortunately, this is Michael Myers, and he is soon chasing after her.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: The two orderlies who decide to rape one of the patients in the asylum.
* SingleMomStripper: Note to [[KidsAreCruel cruel kids]]: Do not tease Michael Myers about how his mom is a pole dancer.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Annie.]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Once Michael breaks out and stumbles across his grownup baby sister, he starts following her everywhere she goes.
* StartOfDarkness: The first half hour is this for Michael.
* TimeSkip: The film opens with Michael's childhood and then skips to the Laurie storyline 17 years later.
* TragicDream: Michael just wants to meet Laurie and live happily with her.
* VillainProtagonist: This film is much more about Michael than the original was.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Michael brutally kills anybody who gets in the way of his getting to his sister, with the exception of Tommy and Lindsey, whom he doesn't even touch.