Halloween Resurrection is a Halloween movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree, Busta Rhymes, Larry Brand, and Ryan Merriman, based on the characters John Carpenter and Debra Hill created. The picture revolves around six teenagers looking for some thrilling experience, who end up in Myers’ house in the forest, the childhood home of a serial killer named Michael Myer.
1. Halloween Resurrection- The Movie
Rick Rosenthal is the director of this motion picture based on a crime thriller. It is produced by Dimension Films and distributed by Miramax Films. On 12 June 2002, this film was released internationally and is the sequel of Halloween H20: twenty years later. The cinema is the eighth addition to the Halloween series movies made under this franchise.
Halloween Resurrection had a budget of 15 million USD and made a Box Office collection of 37.6 million USD. In this movie, we see Myres continuing his killing rampage in his childhood house at Haddonfield. The house is a set up of an online live show by “Dangertainment”.
1.1 The Brief Narrative
Freddie Harris and Nora Watson, directors of Dangertainment, planned to send a group of six thrill-seekers into Myers’ house. Furthermore, Michael rises and returns, stronger than before, continuing his killing spree by eliminating participating college students one by one.
The viewers enjoy these live murders and praise the desperate survival attempts of the unwise students. While Freddie sets up spooky props and dresses as False Michael to boom money.
1.2 Actual Plot
The opening sequence is a flashback from the Halloween H20. Laurie Strode has been in a mental hospital for the past three years and has never spoken a word with anyone. She struggles with depression and is at risk for suicide. The nurses also stated that they had repeatedly brought her back from the rooftop.
Laurie is a teacher and has a son named John. She wanted to protect him from Michael Myers, and because of this, John lives with his maternal grandmother. Laurie never took any medicine, as she was not mentally unstable, but she was waiting for her brother Michael to return and make his move.
Laurie waits for Michael’s return on Halloween night. She sets a trap for him on the terrace. Laurie was about to complete this hunting game by murdering Michael. Instead, she got confused, as she had doubts about whether she was aiming at the right Michael. Michael stabbed Laurie by taking advantage of the situation, and her death ended the trap game in the movie.
The next scene shifts to a university, in a class on human psychology, where a professor is teaching his students. Sara Moyer (played by Bianca Kajlich), the primary character, is introduced here.
Later, we see her taking part in ‘Dangertainment,’ she talks about the show with her pen pal, Scott. Freddie Harris, the director of ‘Entertainment’ played by Busta Rhymes, plays the negative character in the film.
The antagonist sets up creepy fake props and even plays the fake Michael to draw more viewers and make money. The twist came when the real Michael appeared and killed all the participants one by one in his house, while everyone applauded the acting and props.
Moving to the finale, as expected, we see Michael finally come to Myers hunting for Sara.
Before the curtain drops, the movie shifts to focus on money gabbler (Freddie Harris). He steals all the attention from Myers, defeats him in the fight, and kills him. This move somehow seemed unrealistic to many viewers. Amidst all this, the house catches fire due to an electrical short circuit.
In the next scene, the serial killer’s corpse bag is removed and taken for an autopsy to the mortuary. Michael opens his eyes in the mortuary, revealing that he is still alive. The movie finishes with a note that Michael is not dead and will return.
2. Interesting Facts about the Movie – The Trivia
2.1 A Unique Tale About the Movie’s Name
The title ‘Halloween – The Homecoming’ was initially chosen by Miramax Films. But the producers wanted a name that showed Michael Myers was alive, so they changed it to Halloween Resurrection(2002).
2.2 Jamie Lee’s Condition
Jamie Lee was not so eager to act as Laurie in the film, but she agreed to do it on the odd condition that Laurie should die in the first 10 minutes. She got only 11 dialogues, and for horror fans, the story ended with Laurie’s Death.
James Lee Curtis said she was happy with the climax of the prequel H20. She further referred to this movie as a joke and said she appeared in this movie because of the contract.
2.3 Michael’s Myers Mask Fault
Michael’s mask was the most iconic gear in the movie ‘Halloween H20′. since it concealed all of Michael’s emotions, rendering him emotionless and scary. In this follow-up, the crooked mask makes him appear enraged and destroys the individuality of the Prop.
3. Other Fun Things to Know About
- Director Rosenthal played the role of the professor at the university. It happened to be his first cameo in his career.
- Sara’s desperate cries in the movie have an interesting story behind it. The actress had a sore throat and dubbed those cries later during the casting process.
- There were four alternate endings. Among them, three focused on Freddie killing Myers. Later, the director changed his mind and decided not to kill Myers, so that the Halloween franchise could continue to have a new era.
- It ranked as a third-rate horror sequel of the Halloween Films. ‘Halloween Retribution,’ a follow-up sequel, was also planned.
- Halloween Resurrection was not appreciated much. Its plot was supposed to be around John avenging his mother’s death from Meyer, but it got cancelled.
Halloween Resurrection has drawn mixed reactions from the film community, critics, and the public. This Motion Picture is one of the much-awaited sequels to the famous Hollywood Halloween series movies.
Watch this movie before you make your judgment. The fear that one feels by the mere presence of its iconic villain Michael Meyers or the guest appearance by Jamie Lee makes it worth watching it once.