Halloween: Resurrection
Title: Halloween: Resurrection
Release year: 2002
Countries: Canada, United States
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree
Rating: 2/5

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.

Connections
Halloween
1978
Halloween II
1981
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
1982
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
1988
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
1989
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
1995
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1998
Halloween
2018
Halloween Kills
2021
Halloween Ends
2022
2.0
2.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)
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General information

2023-10-15

“Halloween: Resurrection” is the eighth installment in the long-running Halloween film series, and it was released in 2002. The film was directed by Rick Rosenthal and is a direct sequel to “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.” While it has its share of fans, it’s generally regarded as one of the weaker entries in the franchise.

Here’s a brief review of “Halloween: Resurrection”:

Plot: The film picks up where “Halloween H20” left off, with Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) in a psychiatric hospital. The plot takes a different direction, as it introduces the concept of a reality television show in which a group of young people is sent to the infamous Myers house to spend a night there. This setup leads to some creative and suspenseful moments as Michael Myers returns to terrorize the contestants.

Characters: Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode, but her character’s arc in this film has divided fans. Some appreciate the attempt to delve deeper into the psychological trauma Laurie has endured, while others feel it doesn’t do justice to her character. The supporting cast, primarily the reality show contestants, is made up of fairly standard horror movie archetypes.

Horror Elements: “Halloween: Resurrection” tries to introduce a sense of reality TV and technology into the slasher formula. This change is hit or miss; some viewers found it to be an interesting twist on the series, while others felt it detracted from the suspense and atmosphere that made the original “Halloween” so iconic. The kills and suspenseful moments are present, but the film’s tone is inconsistent.

Critical Reception: The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. Many felt that it didn’t live up to the legacy of the original Halloween or the success of “Halloween H20.” It was criticized for its convoluted plot and lack of character development. However, some viewers appreciated it as a fun and cheesy entry in the slasher genre.

In summary, “Halloween: Resurrection” is a divisive entry in the Halloween franchise. While it does offer some creative moments and tries to incorporate contemporary themes, it ultimately falls short of the high standards set by the original and some of the earlier sequels. If you’re a die-hard Halloween fan, you might find some enjoyment in it, but for most viewers, it’s not considered one of the stronger entries in the series.

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