As I've seen the original later in life, I found it to be a very standard, by the numbers, horror film. I realise it was released in 1978 and was probably more unique back then, but for me, it just wasn't scary and I could pretty much predict every scare and plot point before it happened. I just wasn't overly impressed. It was ok, just nothing special to me. As for Rob Zombie's version, I just love his gritty style and sense of menace that he puts into all his films. Halloween included. As you say though, this is just my opinion. I am by no means saying that anyone has to agree with me!