Halloween: Resurrection

July 12, 2002 0 By Fans
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Plot

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end…

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 3.9/10 (16,067 voted)

Critic's Score: 19/100

Director:
Rick Rosenthal

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree

Storyline
Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can get out of the house… and then Michael arrives home!

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter

Cast:

Jamie Lee Curtis

Laurie Strode


Brad Loree

Michael Myers


Busta Rhymes

Freddie Harris


Bianca Kajlich

Sara Moyer


Sean Patrick Thomas

Rudy


Daisy McCrackin

Donna


Katee Sackhoff

Jen


Luke Kirby

Jim


Thomas Ian Nicholas

Bill


Ryan Merriman

Myles Barton


Tyra Banks

Nora


Billy Kay

Scott


Gus Lynch

Harold


Lorena Gale

Nurse Wells


Marisa Rudiak

Nurse Phillips

Taglines:
Evil Never Dies. You can burn it, you can shoot it, you can lock it up forever, but evil never dies.



Details

Official Website:
Halloween: The Website of Michael Myers |
Trancas International Films [United States] |

Release Date: 12 July 2002

Filming Locations: Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,292,121
(USA)
(14 July 2002)
(1954 Screens)

Gross: $37,664,855
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Canada:
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UK:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Several new endings were written during production and the cast was never sure how the film was actually going to end. Four different endings were filmed, and the director wanted the studio to ship a different ending to each theater, a technique used before during the theatrical release of
Clue. However, the studio disagreed and the endings now appear on the DVD and the Internet.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Charlie's camera is fixed at a 90-degree angle on the tripod when Michael picks it up to stab him. The image showing on the screen should've been the ceiling, or at the very least Michael's image.

Quotes:

[about Myers' bed]

Jenna Danzig:
This must be where the demon was conceived.



User Review

Loud, crass, pointless – an insult to the viewer

Rating: 1/10


What can I say? If I've seen a film worse than this, it certainly
doesn't spring to mind right now. I managed to get to the first
screening in the local area and, even though the audience was fairly
small, I still counted eleven people who walked out at various points
in the movie and never came back. Now either Michael Myers slashed them
up on their way to the lavatories or, like me, they were bored stiff by
this absolute CLUNKER of a flick.

The plot, or what little semblance there is of one, is simple yet
completely ludicrous. An organisation called Dangertainment, headed by
the entrepreneurial Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes), gets together a
group of six students (!) to spend the night in serial killer Michael
Myers' childhood home, in the hope that they will "find clues" as to
what drove Myers to kill and kill again. Quite why, 25 years on from
the murders, they think they will achieve anything by sending a group
of teenagers into a house that, in the real world, would probably have
long been demolished, is beyond me. Surely it is the job of police
psychologists to dissect the minds of serial killers anyway? The film
conveniently forgets the previous five sequels (with the exception of
"H20"; this gets an irrelevant reference in the gratuitous opening
scenes which serve merely as an excuse to waste Jamie Lee Curtis'
talents in some customary 'running around' antics) and throws us almost
immediately into the environment of the house, where each of the six
kids are given a little handy-cam to strap to their heads and told to
go searching for clues… You with me so far? Well, that's pretty much
all there is to it. Needless to say, Myers himself shows up at the
house about 10 minutes into the movie (how? why?) and decides he wants
to kill everybody one by one, in the style we've now become accustomed
to.

This paper-thin tale is told so badly, it's almost hard to believe what
you're seeing on screen and that anyone was dumb enough to spend time
and money filming it. I suppose you could almost see it like a series
of noisy soundbites strung together randomly. It keeps things
simplistic to the point of being nonsensical, presumably to avoid
confusing its target audience of dribbling inbreds. I think I could've
written a better, more entertaining and reasonable script myself on the
back of a beermat. Nothing is ever explained or justified, no matter
how implausible and ridiculous things get, and yet, bogglingly, the
film still seems to take itself fairly seriously. It tries desperately
to shock with a series of boring but bloody knife murders (nothing we
haven't seen ad nauseam in any of the previous films) and innumerable
'false' scares with flashlights and toys falling out of cupboards. It's
all so by-the-books and done-to-death that you'd have to have never
seen a single horror film in your life to find it even remotely tense
or scary.

I think what bugs me the most about the film is just how terribly made
it is. Even forgetting the GAPING plot holes, there are loads of
obvious continuity errors and a sad, desperate style of direction that
seems to drag every scene to the point of agony in a desperate attempt
to pad out the already-short running time of the film. The cast do
nothing to help things – all the characters are cardboard stereotypes
and the ugly, plastic teens seem to be having a battle to see who can
be the most skin-crawlingly irritating. I think it ends up as a tie
between Katee Sachoff's hyperactive, squeaky airhead and Bianca
Kajlich's jitterbug 'heroine', who spends the entire movie simpering
and screaming loudly every time someone drops a pin. Oh, for the
record, Busta Rhymes is absolutely ATROCIOUS in this. His entire
purpose in this movie seems to be to deliver the worst examples of
wisecrack-by-numbers dialogue I've ever heard (ie: "Trick or treat,
motherf**ker?") and he plays his role as a cross between Eddie Murphy
and Vin Diesel, but without the charm or charisma of either.

I'd like to say John Carpenter would be ASHAMED to see such a horrible
mess made out of his characters, but when you consider the maestro
himself is making films almost as bad as this these days, he probably
couldn't give a toss so long as the money keeps rolling in. I think
this fact in itself proves just how much horror movies have changed
since the first "Halloween" was made and, to its credit, "Halloween
Resurrection" would be a perfect example of an "of its time" product
you could stick in an 'early 21st century' time capsule for future
generations to balk at. It is every bit as throwaway and pointless as
the culture that spawned it. It is loud, crass and in-your-face
constantly, despite having absolutely nothing to say when it gets there
– it's like the movie equivalent of an annoying little brat screaming
at you, desperate for attention. "Look at me! Look at me! I'm being
noisy and irritating!"… I would highly advise, for your sanity's
sake, that you don't look since, like that annoying child, you'll only
encourage it and I, for one, don't think I could cope with another
sequel this bad… This film is utter garbage and I fail to think of a
single way in which they could've made it any worse. A resounding 0 out
of 10.