Another classic horror film I was horrified to hear they were remaking as I WORSHIP the original John Carpenter definitive slasher. And another remake I didn't expect to say was a FANTASTIC REMAKE...though it still doesn't beat the original.
Rob Zombie films this very artistically and you can tell how big a fan of the original he is as he treats the film so tenderly and is very faithful to the foundations of the original and takes all of the things that made the original so great and adds to them.
He gives Michael Myers more depth, showing more of a backstory than the original did, showing what made him the monster he becomes.
Laden with Zombie regulars (Sid Haig and William Forsythe), classic rock references, cameos from classic horror movie actors (the surviving SWAT member from Dawn of the Dead, the original serial killer from Child's Play) and some of the classic dialogue from the original.
This is a lot darker than the original and the violence is shocking and explicit. Rob Zombie's movies are something of film Marmite unfortunately, you either get his style or you don't, but I worshipped the original and was thoroughly impressed with this film and would recommend this to any fan of the classic horrors.