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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)



Critic Consensus: The only thing this tired slasher flick may resurrect is nostalgia for when the genre was still fresh and scary.

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Director Rick Rosenthal, who helmed the very first sequel to Halloween (1978), returns to the horror film series with this eighth entry in the long-running franchise. This time the story line returns to the Haddonfield, IL, family home of serial killer Michael Myers (Brad Loree), now the site of a contest where six college students are dared to spend the night, as their experience is broadcast live on the Internet. Their personalities and motivations are varying: Sara (Bianca Kajlich) is a shy psychology major; Jen (Katee Sackhoff) hopes to launch a broadcasting career; Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas) is a culinary arts student; Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is a womanizing law student; Jim (Luke Kirby) is a rebellious musician; and Donna (Daisy McCrackin) is a brainy skeptic. Believing that the night is nothing more than a stunt that will provide them with scholarship money, the ill-advised participants are soon shuffling off their mortal coils thanks to Michael's typically ghoulish but creative methods of homicide. In the meantime, Michael's sister, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), is a suicidal mute, incarcerated and hospitalized for the murder of an innocent man she wrongly believed was her brother three years earlier, but a confrontation between the combative siblings is brewing. Halloween: Resurrection (2002) co-stars rapper Busta Rhymes and supermodel Tyra Banks.

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Busta Rhymes
as Freddie Harris
Tyra Banks
as Nora Winston
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Laurie Strode
Brad Loree
as Michael Myers
Bianca Kajlich
as Sara Moyer
Ryan Merriman
as Myles Barton
Billy Kay
as Scott
Gus Lynch
as Harold
Lorena Gale
as Nurse Wells
Marisa Rudiak
as Nurse Phillips
Brent Chapman
as Franklin
Dan Joffre
as Willie
Brad Shivon
as Charley
Ryan McDonald
as Letter Sweater Guy
Charisse Baker
as Teen Girl No. 2
Natassia Malthe
as French Maid
Kyle Labine
as Teen Party Guy
Rick Rosenthal
as Professor
David Lewis
as Bob Green
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Critic Reviews for Halloween: Resurrection

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (17)

Stay away unless you like kitschy early internet nostalgia and lots of blurry found-footage trickery.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Seems] even more uselessly redundant and shamelessly money-grubbing than most third-rate horror sequels.

July 15, 2002
Top Critic

While the production values here are more cool than crappy, there's nothing really new about Resurrection.

July 15, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A cheesy thing that opened Friday without any advance screening.

July 15, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Spectators will indeed sit open-mouthed before the screen, not screaming but yawning.

July 15, 2002 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's not the worst film in the series -- Halloween III will never be unseated -- but there's not nearly enough scares, or humor, to make Halloween: Resurrection worthwhile.

July 15, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Halloween: Resurrection


Not scary at all and at times quite funny. Has all the usual stuff for a modern day slasher, but poor overall.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer


Certainly better than some of the awful films this series has produced along the way, but still a kick in the face to everything Carpenter was trying to accomplish with the original. This time we have the director of Halloween II back at the helm (Rick Rosenthal, the first person to tarnish the series with the first sequel) and even though it doesn't feel as amateurishly made as some of the others, it still doesn't come close to the tense and atmospheric original. The characters are all incredibly dumb and the premise itself starts off intriguing (not the online crap, the real story with Laurie Strode), but lasts a total of 5 minutes and ends awkwardly. Not that I think this movie has the right to continue the story in the first place because the twist to keep the story going from H20 is stupid and annoying. I think Halloween, Halloween II (unfortunately), and H20 are the true story of the series. Although the original one is all I really care about honestly.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

Freddie Harris: Michael Myers is a killer shark. In baggy ass overalls who gets his kicks from killing everyone and everything he comes across.  "Michael's work in Haddonfield is not done yet." Not only is Halloween: Resurrection the second worst film in the franchise, and the worst one that actually has Michael Myers in it; but it also has the worst twist ever, to keep a franchise going. It is a joyless attempt at to make more money because of the moderate success of H2O. The cast is shit and the story is shit, which more than not makes the movie shit. The movie starts off with that horrible twist I was talking about. Then we go to an insane asylum where Laurie Strode is now. Myers comes back and kills some people. Then we jump to Haddonfield University where three friends are cast in an Internet reality show. They, along with three others will spend a night in Michael Myers home, with cameras broadcasting it for the whole world to see. It that isn't bad enough, the leaders of this show are played by Busta Ryhmes and Tyra Fucking Banks. Horrible! Good thing the movie doesn't even make it to the hour and a half mark because if it was any longer I would have had to put a bullet through my head. This is down there with slashers like Jason X. It is that bad.

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

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