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Halloween

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Source: Catholic News Service

This egregiously sadistic remake of John Carpenter's 1978 cult horror film recounts the repeated rampages of Michael Myers who, as a boy (Daeg Faerch), murders -- among a few others -- his stripper mother's (Sheri Moon Zombie) deadbeat boyfriend (William Forsythe) and his wayward older sister (Hanna Hall) and, as a man (Tyler Mane), terrorizes -- among many others -- his psychiatrist (Malcolm McDowell) and his younger sister (Scout Taylor Compton). Writer-director Rob Zombie's film is both an aesthetic crime and a mistake, wallowing in blood, gore, screams and the dying desperation of its victims. Scenes of prolonged, gruesome and bloody violence with gore; sexual activity; rear and upper female nudity; obscene gestures; pervasive rough, crude and crass language; and scatological humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.



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