Postmortem: The Fog (2005)

As I have said time and again, I am not fond of remakes. More often than not they don’t add anything to the original–did we really need to know about Michael Myers difficult upbringing in Rob Zombie’s Halloween reboot?–or they add details that seemingly are there just to differentiate them from the original. The thing is, as […]

‘Halloween’ (2007) Review

“Rob Zombie’s remake of John Carpenter’s classic horror film makes some bold choices, but cannot escape the long shadow of the original.” I get what Rob Zombie is trying to do with his remake of John Carpenter’s groundbreaking 1978 film, Halloween,” but it fails for me primarily because it gives so much information.  The first […]

‘The Lords of Salem,’ Trailer 2

Let’s be clear:  I don’t think Rob Zombie is a very good director.  In fact, his movies on one level can be seem to be primarily vehicles for employing his wife, Sherri Moon Zombie; which I have nothing against because such nepotism in Hollywood–or anywhere else for that matter–isn’t exactly unusual. Judd Apatow gives his […]

Commercially Speaking: Woolite ‘Torture’ Advert

When you think of Woolite, the detergent for fine washables, you normally don’t think of Rob Zombie, director of the remakes of Halloween 1 & 2, “The Devil’s Rejects,” and “The House of 1000 Corpses,” as well as the lead singer of White Zombie. But some twisted marketing genius has somehow decided to bring to […]