I always liked the original "Halloween." Its one of the best horror films ever made. Bar none. Yes, its a slasher movie, but it helped define that subgenre that may not be as popular as it once was. Plus, for its time "Halloween" is impressive because it didn't rely on blood and sex and exploitative violence to be "Scary." The movie truly is all about terror, and that's what I love about it. I have it in my collection of movies, and I love watching it every October.
The sequels? Not so much. The remakes? Absolutely fucking not. I thought the franchise was dead for sure. But David Gordon Green is now taking a stab at it, reviving it after many years. He's bringing Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie and continuing her story. I love that idea, and the movie itself looks like its going to be high on dread. Yes, it looks more violent than the original movie. Violence doesn't bother me, but you better use it towards building some genuine terror. We shall see what happens, but for right now. Looks good.