Better than I remember. Sleazy and fucked up as hell, on many levels.
It's insane how much better this is than Rob Zombie's first Halloween attempt. Hell, better than the rest of his oeuvre to date. It's so incredibly focused on Laurie's ptsd and parallels with her brother Michael that there is no room for Zombie's usual excesses and diversions. The theatrical cut is clearly superior to the unrated version so it's a shame only the latter is present on the blu ray box set (or blu ray at all in the USA).