This will be biased as I never dis RZ and was never a huge fanboy obsessive of the original. I do like John Carpenters Halloween though. But this version, reimagining or whatever is superb (take note Jason). Creates a bit of back story and then kind of re tells/shoots the second half from the original but concentrates on Michael more. it is brilliantly handled by Zombie and has his style all over it. More blood. more TCM camera, more dirt and more nakedness :). The man has his critics and If you haven't liked his other movies then it is unlikely you'd like this. But he knows what he likes and he does it like The Great American Nightmare he is.