I never liked the Rob Zombie Halloween films. They completely missed the point of the original Halloween. I am not saying that some of the original franchise sequels did not as well, but Rob Zombie not only missed the point of the original, he seemed to spit in it's face.
The Boogeyman, who was overly humanized by the first sequel making him Jamie Lee's brother, originally was a character who was once human. He killed his own human side of himself when he killed his sister. The character that shows up in Haddenfield years later, is no longer a man, but a force of nature, the grim reaper, the personification of pure evil.
In Rob Zombie's film, that personification of evil aspect of the story, which to me is much more frightening, because in a way, it is saying that in face, ANY person can have evil in them and ANY person can be a town boogeyman. Any person can personify evil. Rob Zombie created an emo plot about a kid who grew up in a broken atmosphere and was effected by it. That might make for a good film to show in a developmental psychology class, but it does not live up to the franchise, and certainly not the original.
Agreed, thats how i felt about it when i first saw zombies halloween.