Seeing this film only once I have to say I knew what to expect, never went in expecting too much, just the neutral Halloween film in general with its back-to-basics formula but came out-stunned on much feeling went into this film. Michael Myers was finally the evil and animal Loomis said he was back in the '78 you knew when Michael was on-screen and a normal human being was as Michael is a pure savage animal. Not many will agree with me on this but I feel like the twist with the Dr did do something more than just make me cringe, it felt difference it delivered difference; it wasn't expected. The deaths remains as graphic as the dreadful RZ Films but contain a level of brilliance and scale to them without loosing their meaning. Jamie Lee Curtis obviously gave her all for the role and did it with experience and emotion like never before, H20 will never compare to this one, unique and so sad...I felt for her. The new generation kids-Miles, Allyson, Vicki, Oscar and Cameron have the best introductions, some smaller and utterly despicable in-character, the performances of all five are brilliant and realistically compelling. Now, let's talk about this little gem, Julian the first child character to make me laugh, the actor was chosen well and the script for his character was definitely something to deliver the gags and reasonably so, he was hilarious. The new edition to the Strodes; Karen and Allyson does make a difference to the film and Laurie's character-the distance she has had from them, there isn't much to say about Karen but near the end, she does prove herself a badass just like her daughter, Allyson who is the definition of a modern day Laurie Strode. John Carpenter returns to do the score with his family behind him in creating the score, so you can push on how much imagination and creativity was put into this score, the result of it all came to 100% every score some with all melodies from the classic, every score had all the elements that made the original score as classic as it still is today. Overall this film may not make a difference in the entire franchise but as a direct-sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween it completely delights all fans as a totally respectable instalment.