Rob Zombie takes his brand of hillbilly horror to new unpleasant levels with his follow-up to the much-maligned reboot of the Halloween
Once again, gone is the slow-brewed tension that the franchise was framed upon. In its place are a series of brutal exercises -- not only in onscreen deaths, but in genre filmmaking as a whole. The release that usually comes with enjoying a slasher film has been changed to sheer repulsion -- and this doesn't come from a conservative standpoint either. Zombie's fetishized portrayal of violence baffles the brain with its mix of in-your-face gore and unrepentant viciousness, as if a homicidal maniac was let loose in Vie...