Having not seen the original, I'm in no position to comment on this remake's better/worse/authentic status. What I can do is tell you whether it was enjoyable, and that's a definite yes. It opens with a (literally) blood-drenched scrapyard ghost hunt which introduces two of the characters, and the tone of the film - overacted, slightly cheesy, very violent and brutal horror with a hint of comedy daftness. We soon meet Tony Shalhoub's grieving family, when they're informed they've inherited the house of an eccentric long lost uncle, and the reveal of the house is stunning. It's a masterpiece of production design, all glass, laden with gleaming mechanisms and glittering surfaces. As a location, it may be one of the best in film history. The family are well played, and the lawyer adds smarmy suspicion, while Matthew Lillard plays it for over-the-top as usual but gives some nice comic/histrionic beats as a kind of pro-ghost eco warrior. The ghosts themselves, when they show up, are inspired works of creative design, and there's a nice little featurette on them. Each one has its own style or 'look' and they stand out tremendously. There's a daft gizmo, in the form of sci-fi style eyewear that apparently replaced glasses in the original that let the characters see the beasties, and this leads to some tense moments. There are also some gruesome deaths. I found it slightly undermined by Tony Shalhoub's unconvincing turn as the dad, but others may disgree. It's daft, fun, incredibly glossy, and fairly violent. Great fun for a trashy and enjoyable horror.