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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

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Rick Rosenthal

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Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Katee Sachoff)
Luke Kirby ... Jim
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Bill
Ryan Merriman ... Myles Barton
Tyra Banks ... Nora
Billy Kay ... Scott
Gus Lynch Gus Lynch ... Harold
Lorena Gale ... Nurse Wells
Marisa Rudiak Marisa Rudiak ... Nurse Phillips
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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! Written by simon

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The night HE came back! See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween: The Homecoming See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,292,121, 14 July 2002

Gross USA:

$30,354,442

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,664,855
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2.35 : 1
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This is the first and, to date, only Halloween film to be shot in Canada or anywhere outside the U.S. See more »

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After Charlie gets his neck impaled by the tripod leg he is dragged along the floor with his hands up to his neck and then they go above his head but next when you see Nora on the phone to Freddy the screen behind her has Charlie with his hands on his neck again. See more »

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[first lines]
Laurie Strode: You've heard of the tunnel. The one we all go through sooner or later. At the end, there's a door. And waiting for you on the other side of that door is either Heaven or Hell. This is that door.
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Jen is online and enters herself, Sara, and Rudy in the contest to spend the night in the childhood home of Michael Myers, only to be attacked by Michael. Following this scene Sara is seen getting out of the shower. She hears a noise and goes out of the bathroom but sees nothing. She returns to the bathroom and brushes her hair, only for Michael to set up in the bathtub. It turns out to be Rudy, dressed as Michael, who was playing a prank on Sara and Jen. This scene was cut because the producers felt it was "too goofy". Jen's encounter with Michael before she is killed was originaly longer. After finding Bill's body she runs into a room and backs against the wall--only for Michael to come crashing through the wall. She then runs through the house until she meets up with the other survivors as in the final cut. See more »

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Follows Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) See more »

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2 October 2010 | by generichorrorfreakSee all my reviews

Halloween: Resurrection starts off on the wrong foot and it's all downhill from there. Sure they found a clever way to undo the closure of Halloween H2O and make it possible to bring Mike up to his old shenanigans, unfortunately that whole segment is hasty and the rest of the movie's garbage. The "what really happened" explanation is just a loophole for making a movie that's neither necessary nor any good, and so I present to you Halloween: Resurrection.

I'm not going to write any spoilers about what happens to Laurie, but I think anyone who loves the original Halloween and its characters will think what they did with her in this movie is crap and only put her in here for the sake of having Laurie in it.

The characters are plastic. Even by the end of the movie when you get to know all of them a little bit, you don't care enough about them to want to see them escape the wrath of Mike Myers. In fact, you'll probably look forward to their demise at his hands. That's how flat and/or despicable these characters are. Even the lead role doesn't have much personality. She's nice and smart and decent, just like Laurie was in fact, but somehow she doesn't have much personality. I don't think her character was developed enough, otherwise she could have made a good heroine. The rest of the characters are people you pretty much hope get killed off, especially the tech lady played by Tyra Banks and most of the kids that tour the haunted house. Obnoxious people, hastily made characters. And Busta Rhymes plays the typical black dude with a boisterous personality. Not a bad acting job, but what a typical cliché character.

The technology is another factor. Another case of fusing horror with the fancy gimmick of modern technology (or what was modern in 2002 anyways). Just because we have things like reality shows and phone-texting nowadays does not mean it will make a horror movie any scarier, or realistic, or better at all. Having people emailing and playing on their phones and all in the movie takes away from the good old-fashioned terror you get from something as simple as a lurking shadow or the gleam of a butcher knife.

There's a couple of notably cool things in the movie, like when Freddy dresses up like Mike Myers while Mike is there in the flesh and you see two Mikes walking one behind the other. Well that was more funny than anything. The scene with the bong was funny too. And the murder scenes are alright and in typical Mike Myers fashion, but otherwise Resurrection bombs as a horror film and leaves you yet again with no closure, except this time you wouldn't really want to see another sequel.


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