These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Jerry Dandridge stands in stark contrast to the original film's charming and likable monster. The film opens with Jerry having slaughtered a family, including the teenage son, out of suspicion the boy was spying on him. Jerry reveals himself as a savage predator who kidnaps and feeds on people, keeping them locked up in his private larder. When Charlie Brewster tries to rescue a woman Jerry held hostage, Jerry had been toying with them both and had already turned her, letting her die in the sunlight solely to mess with Charlie. He's more than happy to tear the throats out of innocent bystanders and turns Charlie's girlfriend into a vampire in front of a helpless Charlie, and later mocks him as he makes out with her. While Dandridge in the original held a certain elegance, the remake's version is nothing more than a savage, sadistic predator.
Crowning Music of Awesome: The score, very similar at times to a score one would hear throughout a monster movie from the 1980s.
Tear Jerker: Evil Ed's death scene. The fact that he's portrayed more sympathetically in this one really dosen't help.
Evil Ed: It's ok, Charley. *Turns to dust*
Visual Effects of Awesome: The vampire teeth, the final showdown, and many others. On the more technical side, there's the elaborate long take during the highway chase, with the camera moving in-between the car seats and characters. It owes a lot to Children of Men, but it's still well done.