I should not be typing this: I should be re-watching this instant classic. To those concerned parties, do not be, but, if you still are, watch this director's work in P2. I feel your opinion of that will represent the bulk of how you feel about this one. That is not to say that they are derivative. I am simply saying that the style is similar, though the addition of Wood's phenomenal portrayal and the soundtrack ripped straight from the 1980 original definitely tip the scale. To chime in on the debate, this movie is similar, but very dissimilar from the original. I would classify this as a re-boot versus a remake. Stop comparing it to the original and respect what both directors and both lead actors brought to their respective film. You will enjoy the gruesome, awkward, troubling journey that is the Manac.