When Rob Zombie's Halloween came to theaters, I had the opportunity to go see it in theaters twice that opening weekend. I enjoyed it for what it was. It was a different take on Michael Myers. I didn't even mind the rehash of Carpenter's film in the second half of it. After a while, the story started to feel a bit stale and the jagged edges of the story started to present themselves. After being a fan of the first film, when H2 came out. I wasn't exactly a big fan of it. I liked it, but didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first one.
However, I have found this to be a definitive replacement to Zombie's films. It takes what may be some of the best parts of those films and brings them together in this great edit. Only thing that was omitted that I missed was the hospital sequence from H2. Now it's a great alternate take on what zombie could've told in one great film instead of two mediocre films. Great job on this edit. I'd highly recommend it.
The biggest complaint I have with the Halloween reboot is that it feels like 2 different movies forced to exist together. steFANedit wisely excises the second half of the first movie to get rid of the forced rehash of the Carpenter movie. Halloween II was a terrible movie mainly because it felt like the the second half of Halloween repeated with less likable characters and worse dialogue.
Thankfully steFANedit had the great idea of taking the first half of Halloween and merging it with a condensed version of Halloween II. It may not flow perfectly, but it's a million times better than rewatching the Zombie movies on DVD.
Tech quality is great, it looks as good as the source DVDs and the editing was perfectly executed.
For me, the Rob Zombie Halloween movies have been retired. This is the Halloween reboot I wanted to see.
first off, i am a huge "Halloween" film buff, no matter which part of the franchise, including Rob Zombie's versions. I enjoyed this FanEdit through & through. I did not notice any splicing, or audio glitches as in pitch, volume, etc. it was just a great FanEdit all around in my book.
The Video i give a 10/10 because it was just light enough for a dark movie that it gave the right feel for the movie. As in most horror movies, when dark scenes come in the viewer has a hard time seeing whats going on, or i do for that matter.
The Audio i gave a 10/10 for a great score and it is a huge success to where the editor put the score, it seemed to fit the film much better than the original Rob Zombie "Halloween 1 & 2".
As far as the FanEdit goes, i am giving it a 9/10, not saying it bad, but was near perfect for me. it seemed the edit jumped to point, but at the same time you got the plot along with the most intimate points of the film/s. Stefanedit is a great editor and i hope he continues his great & hard work. I am hoping to see him do something with the older original John Carpenter's "Halloween '78" & Rick Rosenthal's "Halloween 2 '81". i think a nostalgic edit of the older "Halloween" films done by this great editor could be some great stuff for us!!!!
To the editor, thanks for the links you provided, and most of all the hard work & time you put into your FanEdits! Another thing i forgot to mention, that After Effect work with the screen during the symposium is absolutely perfect in my book. i remember trying to practice that with my Mac to see if i could help, but i had no luck, so much props on that, looks great!! Everyone that is a fan of Halloween, you gotta see this!! it is a great FanEdit!!! hope to see more from you StefanEdit!!!