Halloween remake takes top box office slot
A remake of the 70s horror film Halloween has topped the US box office for Labor Day weekend, and is expected to rake in £15 million over the four days.
The eighth film in the series, directed by Rob Zombie, features the childhood of masked psycho Michael Myers.
Zombie said his remake had won the approval of original Halloween creator John Carpenter.
“Halloween started off as a very terrifying concept, a terrifying movie. But over the years, Michael Myers has become a friendly Halloween mask,” Zombie said.
“But I think the story and the situation is scary. All it needed was someone to come in and to take a totally different approach to make it scary again.”