I truly don't understand why so many have faith in Rob Zombie. I have been unimpressed with his works so far.
He's a true horror fan I suppose, which is a good start. But that's all it is...a start. Eli Roth is a "true" horror fan as well, and while I have yet to see Hostel, Cabin Fever just left me flat.
Being a fan is not enough. Having a "vision" is not enough. Ultimately, it's the execution of the idea that matters most.
I don't know if the script review I read on AICN is accurate or not, but based upon what I read I am not impressed.
To me, Michael Myers is a force of nature, perhaps even supernatural in his way. I don't want to necessarily know what makes him tick. I like the mystery. I like the ambiguity.
George Romero had it right. He did not want to explain the origin of the zombies in Night Of The Living Dead. He considered it unnecessary.
Let's save the origin stories for superheroes. Or psychological thrillers. I like my horror pure.
Frankly I'm surprised that Rob Zombie is getting a "pass" anyway. Aren't most horror fans opposed to remakes anyway?