5 A NEW VISION OF TERROR!MovieAddict | 13/03/2008 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer The original John Carpenters Halloween, is the greatest slasher film ever made.To find Rob Zombie was going to remake this classic, filled me with dread and fear for all the wrong reasons. Very rarely has a remake been as good or even rarer better than the original. The 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes have been a exception to this rule. This being a John Carpener remake, the memory of the dreadful attempt to up-date The Fog sprang to mind.This remake is a very different beast to the original. The first half an hour is devoted to the set-up of the Massacre of Michael's sister. The other half a hour is devoted to Dr Loomis trying to reach young Micheal. These scenes are very well staged as Loomis has to accept that he is loosing the child. They have a very rare thing about them for a slasher film and that is a massive emotional impact.Then Michael escapes Smith's Grove Mental Hospital and the night of terror truly begins.The tension is in every second of the film. This film has alot of blood, which in contrast to the original is shocking, but fits the style of this version, as it is alot more nastier.If there was a fault to pick with this superb remake it would be that the final section of the film seems a little rushed,as when Michael escapes, the killing spree is less than the time taken with the set-up.But for such well thought out horror, this fault can be forgiven.Rob Zombie has done a brilliant job re-imagining this classic story, whilst this film will always be hated by Die Hard Halloween fans, just because they have remade the classic. But with this much thought and restucturing of the terror, this cannot be cast off as a lazy remake. This film beats all the sequels to the original, and adds new life to this classy horror lagacy.A brilliant horror with brains, a very wothy remake to the original classic, and in my eyes is just as good as John Carpenters original."Welcome Back Michael, you have been away too long"Excellent!