Except for The Birds and North By Northwest, Hitchcock's movies are very "hit and miss" with me. Strangers on a Train and Rear Window bore me, and I've only seen Psycho more than once because I find Anthony Perkins' performance interesting and infinitely watchable. I saw the first Halloween movie on it's opening weekend back in '78 and remember really enjoying it. Then I saw Rob Zombie's remake/reboot in 2007, and my main complaint was that his version of Laurie Strode was completely uninteresting so I sat through most of the second half of the movie bored. Since it had been nearly 30 years since I'd seen the original I re-watched it, and was surprised by how boring John Carpenter's version of Laurie Strode was too. I certainly didn't remember it that way. I've never seen any of the Saw movies, but I imagine I'm not missing much. I forgot about one other modern "horror" movie that I saw with friends when it debuted: Hostel (2005), which is arguably the poster child for torture porn. Boy, did it suck! As I mentioned above, I thought Rob's version of Laurie Strode was uninteresting. That's fine for a background character who might have a single line to utter somewhere in the movie, but if it's a character that the movie focuses on to some degree you'd damn well better make that character interesting so the audience wants to watch him or her. That didn't happen in Rob's version and, in fact, I was actually rooting for Michael to kill her and her obnoxious friends because I wanted to watch them die. The other problem with both the Halloween and Friday the 13th remakes/reboots is that we learn too much about Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. The mystique makes the characters who they are; let them remain enigmatic. I don't want or need to know where Michael spent his childhood or how Jason stalks his prey. Not knowing is part of the fun of watching these turkeys.