-> ''"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'''

A 2007 reimagining of Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''[[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} Halloween]]'' (1978) and the ContinuityReboot of [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} the franchise]], directed by Music/RobZombie.

After the critically ''and'' financially dismal performance of 2002's ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'', the execs thought it be a good time to kickstart the franchise again by taking on the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000's]] Hollywood reboot craze, and thus ''Rob Zombie's Halloween'' (also dubbed ''Halloween '07'') was made.

This time around we're shown more about Michael Myers' childhood in Haddonfield; his more than dysfunctional family, his antisocial behavior, the murders he commits on Halloween and his time at Smith's Grove Sanitarium 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.

While financially successful at the box office, 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 reboot than a remake because of the drastic change in direction of the story.

It spawned a [[Film/HalloweenII2009 sequel]] two years later.

!!Includes 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.
* AdaptationalHeroism: A very mild case considering all the other horrific things he does in the film, but it's worth pointing out that where in the original Michael's sole goal is to terrorise and murder Laurie, here he's genuinely trying to reestablish his [[spoiler: brotherly]] relationship with her from their youth and doesn't seem to want to hurt her.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Lynda would've been a complete bitch in this film if Laurie didn't play a part of a MoralityPet for her.
* AlphaBitch: Lynda
* AssholeVictim: Pretty much everyone is this except for the kind guard played by Creator/DannyTrejo, Laurie's step parents and the two cops Michael kills near the end.
* BadassBeard: Michael sports a badass BeardOfEvil with BarbarianLongHair to boot.
* 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: [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler: and baby Laurie]]. You know what?, it's probably just best to not be around him at all.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Michael seems doting on his baby sister, Laurie. She's the only one (along with his mother) he doesn't kill during his killing spree and he holds onto an old picture of them together while he's in prison. When he escapes from prison, his main goal is to find her so that (presumably) they can be a family again.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: According to Loomis, there is no soul in Michael's eyes, only more evil.
* 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...
* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably even more so than the original with the killings being a lot more gruesome and visceral, plus depictions of rape, animal cruelty and suicide, as well as just having an overall slightly more disturbing tone.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Judith's boyfriend and Laurie's foster parents]] end up dead in this iteration.
* DeathByMocking: Naturally, anybody who mocks Michael doesn't last very long.
* DeathBySex: Any teenage girl who isn't Laurie and Annie.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:With her son becoming increasingly psychotic, losing her older daughter and pretty much having her life ruined irreparably,...Mrs. Myers takes out a handgun.]]
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Myers family, especially in the opening scene; good lord. It's almost impossible not to think they have to be the trashiest family that ever existed. It really is no wonder Michael became so messed up.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Michael is quite fond of his mother. He even starts his killing spree with the kid who insulted his mom.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: 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[[spoiler:/Angel Myers]], just like the original.
* 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 [[spoiler:as she kills herself]].
* HeroicBSOD: In a sense, Kristina Klebe stated in an interview that her first day of filming involved filming the sex scene between Lynda and Bob which was her first sex scene on film. Then to make it more awkward that same day she filmed her death scene which involved Myers strangling Lynda from behind while she's completely nude. Klebe stated that she was driving home and had to pull over because she started crying because of how difficult it was to film those scenes on her first day no less. In fact the scenes were so difficult she even began questioning why she went into acting to begin with.
* 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.
** The only real notable exceptions however are Laurie (despite one or two obnoxious moments), Mr. and Mrs. Strode, Tommy Doyle, Lindsey Wallace, Dr. Loomis, Michael's school principal, the cemetery groundskeeper, Annie Brackett and Mrs. Myers.
* JitterCam: Used throughout the whole movie, but most notably in Michael's childhood and 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.
* MsFanservice: The movie features quite a bit of fanservice from Hanna Hall, Kristina Klebe and Danielle Harris. In particular we're treated to a full frontal shot of Klebe as she's being strangled by Myers and Harris is shirtless during Myers attack on her which turns into fan disservice.
* MythologyGag: There are many references to the original even down to exact same dialogue here and there.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: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.
* RetroUniverse: Downplayed. Given the assumed timeframe of the film, the first half hour vaguely takes place in the early [[TheNineties 1990s]]. However, there are subtle influences of TheSeventies here and there from Mrs. Myers' wardrobe to the retro looking cop cars.
* SelfInsert: Some have interpreted Rob Zombie's version of Michael, both young and old to be vaguely based off Zombie himself mainly considering they have similar appearances, they're both metalheads, etc.
* 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.
* UglyGuyHotWife : Pretty much every couple on-screen. As WebVideo/CinemaSins points out, are there NO attractive men in Haddonfield?
** Annie's boyfriend is an exception.
* VillainProtagonist: This film is much more about Michael than the original was.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Evil as he is, 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.