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Halloween - Resurrection (2002)

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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 59
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 52

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

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Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 14

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

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Masked serial killer Michael Myers makes his seventh appearance in the eighth installment of this long-running slasher series. Although the climax of the previous installment, Halloween: H20, depicted heroine Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finally finishing off her brother/tormentor, the opening sequence of Halloween: Resurrection reveals that Laurie actually beheaded the wrong guy. Now confined to a mental institution, she quickly falls victim to her brother and longtime foe (played this time

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Larry Brand, Sean Hood

Dec 10, 2002

$30.3M

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

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Variety
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While the production values here are more cool than crappy, there's nothing really new about Resurrection.

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A cheesy thing that opened Friday without any advance screening.

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Spectators will indeed sit open-mouthed before the screen, not screaming but yawning.

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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 | Comment (1)
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Generic slasher-movie nonsense, but it's not without style.

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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Myers shows up and slaughters almost everyone until martial-artist Harris and Sara Moyer team up to shock him in the nuts and say things like: "Trick or treat, motherf***er!"

February 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

It's a ridiculous, absurd slasher film with a concept that is so bad that it's undoubtedly good and makes for some wicked entertainment.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Provides the Halloween franchise with a clear, objective Worst Movie Of The Series...a virtually flawless collection of all the things that can make a slasher film unwatchable.

September 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A pretty funny comedy starring the one, the only, the incomparable...Busta Rhymes.

October 28, 2005

A única pessoa que se deu bem com este filme foi Jamie Lee Curtis, que garantiu sua saída definitiva da série.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

A Blair Witch- style adventure that plays like a bad soap opera, with passable performances from everyone in the cast.

June 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Halloween: Resurrection is surprisingly effective, especially the opening sequence featuring the showdown between Laurie and Michael.

April 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Rubber heads and lines are the order of the night.

March 5, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

...one resurrection too many.

December 8, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Only a few minutes elapse before the daddy of all slashers arrives, still with the boiler suit and white mask, which look remarkably clean for a guy who has been mass-murdering since 1978 but has never been seen doing laundry.

November 3, 2002

An unsatisfying hybrid of Blair Witch and typical stalk-and-slash fare, where the most conservative protagonist is always the last one living.

August 22, 2002 Full Review

The movie is like a year late for tapping into our reality tv obsession, and even tardier for exploiting the novelty of the "webcast."

August 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

Resurrection has the dubious distinction of being a really bad imitation of the really bad Blair Witch Project.

July 26, 2002 Full Review | Comment (1)
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

The only fun part of the movie is playing the obvious game. You try to guess the order in which the kids in the house will be gored.

July 20, 2002 Full Review
Internet Reviews

Sad nonsense, this. But not without cheesy fun factor.

July 18, 2002
New Times

Cannot revive a franchise that has been worn out since its first sequel.

July 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
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Our once-shadowy, nightmarish figure is now shot exclusively in overlit, sitcom styled close-ups.

July 17, 2002
Philadelphia Weekly

I have to admit that I had a good time with this brain-dead slasher flick %u2013 not in spite of its myriad stupidities, but because of them.

July 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There's only one way to kill Michael Myers for good: stop buying tickets to these movies.

July 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Simply a re-hash of the other seven films.

July 16, 2002 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for Halloween - Resurrection

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.
November 1, 2011
jlewis07

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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.
October 23, 2011
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Melvin White

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Well this wasn't very fun at all. It's nowhere near as bad as Halloween 6.....but it sure can compete with Halloween 2. The beginning part with Jamie Lee Curtis was just stupid. And there was a lot of bad actors....especially Busta Rhymes...Although I have to admit...he did deliver the best quote of 2002.
September 18, 2011
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Martin Sahlin

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Why even bother to make another Halloween film? To make more money, that's why. This is the worst sequel in the series since the third entry. It's totally pointless to have this sequel, H20 was a find ending chapter in the legendary series, but with this, they totally killed it. I mean, a bad script, bad acting, no scares, no tension, just a plainly, poorly stitched together cash cow of a film. The acting and story is pretty awful. Like I said, I don't know why they made this in the first place. The film was bound to be bad, and it is. At this point in the franchise, the producers were scrapping the bottom of the barrel in terms of ideas. They really didn't have anything good to craft. Halloween: Resurrection. Is one of the worst sequels in any horror series. A terrible plot, a bad script, with bad acting are the key ingredients for this sequels extreme mediocrity. Add to that, that Michael Myers was SUPPOSED to die for good in Halloween H20, what the hell is he doing back alive and killing?? As a diehard fan of the first film, I felt like this was beyond awful. I really thought that H20 was the perfect end to Michael Myers, the final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers was exhilarating. But this, this is a stupid film designed to make more money. A plotless mess of a film. This makes an Uwe Boll film great by comparison. Halloween: Resurrection should've never seen the light of day, this is a sequel that every Halloween fan can do without. Avoid it.
September 16, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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    1. Freddie Harris: Burn mother fucker, burn [grabs Sarah, putsher over his shoulder] Hey Mickey, happy fucking Halloween.
    – Submitted by Jimmy G (20 months ago)
    1. Freddie Harris: Trick or treat, motherfucker!
    – Submitted by Paul B (2 years ago)
    1. Freddie Harris: (fighting Michael Myers) Let's see what you got!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Jen Danzig: (talking to Bill; before smacking him) You are, like, this close to getting voted off the island.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Freddie Harris: (dressed as Michael Myers; talking to the REAL Michael Myers) I'm not paying you to be Michael Myers! I'm playin Michael Myers! And if them kids come around and see us dressed up in the same sh*t, it's going to ruin the whole effect! God damn it! What the hell is wrong with you? I said what are you looking at me like that for? (the REAL Michael still doesn't make any movements) Huh? You don't get it? You don't get it? Your shit up there ain't workin or something? Huh? You need to get your ass back in the garage with Nora! That's your job! Go back in there and help her ass out! Go do your job! I left the back door unlocked for your ass to go out the back and into the garage! That's what I did! You need to get the hell out of here! Go on! Skoot! Skadattle! Get the fu*k out of Dodge! (the REAL Myers finally walks away) God damn it, what the hell does somebody gotta do to get a little decent help up in this motherfu*ker?
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Donna: This whole place looks like some sadistic playpen.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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