Rob Zombie is indeed a divisive figure in the genre of horror. An iconic musician and filmmaker, Zombie, is a creative force to reckon with. He has amassed a cult-like following and helped display a distinct style with his violent, gruesome and unsettling films that usually have vicious and deranged criminals at the centre.
Besides being a popular figure in the heavy metal music scene, his famous cult horror flicks include the Firefly trilogy, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Reject, From Hell and the legendary Halloween remakes.
One of his cult-favourite slasher flicks is now dominating Netflix charts in the United States. Zombie’s 2007 film, Halloween, is a remake of John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film of the same name. The ninth instalment in the popular horror franchise incorporates Zombie’s violent reimagining of Michael Myers’ return to his psychopathic tendencies.
Zombie followed Carpenter’s sound advice where the veteran filmmaker wanted Zombie to “make [the film] his own” and use his ingenious imagination to add a subtle twist to the intriguing and frightening character of Myers. Starring Tyler Mane as the infamous masked serial killer, the film also stars Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Daeg Faerch and others.
In Zombie’s version, Myers returns to Haddonfield after 17 years of being locked up in a mental institution, only to wreak havoc on a fated Halloween night. In his bloody rampage, he begins stalking a group of teenagers who try to put up a brave fight against his slick and sadistic killing methods.
Netflix viewers seem to be loving the film as it has reached the Top 10 charts ever since its release in Netflix US on February 21st, 2022.
Slasher films seem to be making quite the impact on the streamer now. The latest Netflix remake of Tobe Hooper’s eponymous 1974 film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by David Blue Garcia, has also been reigning the top spot on the charts despite its poor reception.
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