Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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Connections: Halloween

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! --TMDb
Review by bluemeanie
Added: May 21, 2005
Let me begin by stating that I am an enormous and devoted fan of the "Halloween" franchise. I think the first film is probably the most frightening horror film ever created, with the creepiest looking killer ever conjured. The second film in the series was also enjoyable, as was "Halloween: H-20". The others pretty much sucked. I had high hopes as I walked into the theatre to see "Halloween: Resurrection" because I had heard good things about it, and because it was following the same story line as the first two and films and H-20. I left the theatre only slightly disappointed.

The film centers around six youths who are paid good money by Busta Rhymes, the head honcho behind an internet series known as Dangertainment, to stay one night in the childhood home of the notorious serial killer Michael Myers. And, of course, Michael (who it is revealed was not really decapitated in H-20) decides to pay them a visit and murder them, one by one. The story is simple, as are all of the "Halloween" films, but the death scenes and creepy shots of Michael are always enjoyable and never tiring. Alongside Busta Rhymes are Thomas Ian Nicholas (yes, from "Rookie of the Year"), Tyra Banks (who really has no purpose in this film), Sean Patrick Thomas (the token black guy, i.e. "Not Another Teen Movie"), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode in the flesh). Most adolescents will recognize the young cast, and the older fans will appreciate Jamie Lee showing up for the latest addition in the series.

I enjoyed most of the death scenes. Michael Myers always comes up with crafty, yet brutal ways to dispose of his victims, and his slow and methodical movements are scarier than any pile of blood in the floor or any hot looking "Rookie of the Year" hanging upside down from a ladder. What makes "Halloween" so horrifying is the character of Michael Myers--the look, the movements, the slow head turn, and the ability to take in ungodly amounts of mistreatment, only to give us a WWF Undertaker rise, followed by a kitchen knife to the chest.

I was, however, disappointed with a couple of things. Busta Rhymes' character was slightly annoying. The whole thing about him being a kung fu fan was acceptable, but when he starts screaming and doing roundkicks, it became a little too much for me to handle. And, there is a horrible scene involving a chainsaw which caused me to close my eyes--not from fright, but from absurdity. However, those trivial details were not enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying this film. I won't give anything away, but the first fifteen minutes are incredibly well done and overdue for the series.

So, even though it's not Halloween, July offers its share of thrills with "Halloween: Resurrection", which promises to not be the last in the series. A good popkorn flick, and one hell of a fitting addition to the series, this one was well worth the price of the ticket and well worth the ninety minutes I spent in a sold out theatre. It didn't really scare me, but Michael Myers succeeded in creeping me out once more. And to think--the mask was a mold of William Shatner's face. Frightening. Just frightening. 7/10.
Tristan #1: Tristan - added 04/11/2007, 03:31 PM
In my opinion, the worst movie in the series. A reality show about the Myers house? That's just too ridiculous. It's a shame when these series go downhill, and the generation that experiences them for the first time are given this piece of garbage. It was nice to see Jamie Lee Curtis finally eat it though. 3/10
Crispy #2: Crispy - added 04/12/2007, 09:01 AM
Jump much. You went from 4 to 8. My OCD CAN'T TAKE THIS!
Tristan #3: Tristan - added 04/12/2007, 09:55 AM
This review was done years ago
bluemeanie #4: bluemeanie - added 04/12/2007, 11:07 AM
OK. I am not psycho, I swear to Christ. Let me explain my review here: "Halloween: Resurrection" -- the review, anyways, was written with very little thought and very little consideration after I saw the film. I can't tell you many people have bitch-slapped me for giving the film such a high score. I did enjoy this film. I thought it took a different approach to the series, much like "Curse of Michael Myers". It also tried to make Michael Myers far more menacing, turning him darker and much more sinister (as if he could get more sinister). On subsequent viewings, my score has deteriorated. Now, I would say that "Halloween: Resurrection" deserves a 6/10. That would be my score today -- 6/10.
Crispy #5: Crispy - added 04/12/2007, 02:03 PM
Actually, I think from Mike's perspective it fit very nicely. He killed his sister. He killed his niece. Now what? I see him living in the house as a sign that he had no more purpose. So he was just killing out of a territorial instince now.
Crispy #6: Crispy - added 04/12/2007, 02:04 PM
This review was done years ago .

Yeah, excuse me. I'll be over here prying my foot out of my mouth.
Ginose #7: Ginose - added 06/12/2007, 12:06 AM
If I have to explain why I hated this film then I don't see much reason to live.
This was an idiotic movie and a dreadful sequal to "H20". Though I can't blame them, they really did continue it in the only fashion possible. I mean, the story is dumb, but not completely impossible to understand. It's true, he killed his sister; What does Mike have left? His house. That's about it. But that reality show bullshit... Christ... what is wrong with this? I don't feel like I could have wasted my time any worse... well... I have before... but, damn... this wasn't even camp... I mean, I wasn't bored but... I wasn't interested. I wonder how Zombie's "Halloween" will go?
BuryMeAlive #8: BuryMeAlive - added 01/19/2008, 08:14 AM
"I am an enormous and devoted fan of the "Halloween" franchise" - Yet besides "Halloween: Resurrection" you only like 3 of the 8 movies made? Makes no sense to me...
bluemeanie #9: bluemeanie - added 01/19/2008, 11:02 AM
That is correct. I like the original, "Halloween II", "Halloween: H-20" and this one and that is pretty much it.
Nirrad #10: Nirrad - added 01/19/2008, 11:42 AM
I still haven't seen this one in its whole. I've seen parts of it, and thats all. I even rented it a few years ago, but I remember going to jam instead, and I never got a chance to watch it. I almost refuse to watch it, but I have to sometime. Its the last one I need to buy to complete its series. I can understand what he says when he's a devoted fan,m but only likes a few. My favorite is Friday the 13th, yet most of my scores are in the Average-Crap range.
Nirrad #11: Nirrad - added 02/09/2008, 01:08 PM
OK, so I finally bought this movie used, and just skimmed through it...thats all it deserves. This movie was lame. There's so many idiotic parts and lines that it IS funny. According to Busta Rhymes, Micheal Myers is a killer shark in baggy ass overalls. I would like to see this shark that can stay on land for this amount of time.
Crispy #12: Crispy - added 06/03/2009, 03:38 PM
After watching H20 again, their thin retcon story about the final moments in Laurie's campus is shown to be all the more bullshit. The laziness and lack of creativity in that regard killed this entry for me, especially since I've always preferred to enjoy the franchise as a whole cohesive unit instead of individual movies.
benloveshorror #13: benloveshorror - added 11/23/2010, 07:22 PM
How many times you've been "bitchslapped" for this review? You should be allowed to have your own opinion. I myself have seen this movie several times and stand by my opinion that it's a fun slasher movie. But then again I like just about anything with a masked killer stalking and murdering teens. Especially if that masked killer is Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees. 8/10
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