Halloween: Resurrection

Critics 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

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Audience Reviews for Halloween: Resurrection

  • Jul 21, 2016
    I watched this film on netflix or amazon prime i believe and i was going into it thinking it was gonna be bad but i gave it a un bias try. After watching this i have to say this could be one of the worst horror movies of all time. A wasted talented cast and potentially powerful sequel is killed in its tracks by its horrible acting and horrible script and story. Busta Rhymes should've been nominated for a Razzi this is so bad. A perfect score on RT they got it just right.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2016
    This is the ninth film in the original series, and it follows on the heels of the film Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998). The whole film is a mistake. The film begins with Michael Myers killing his sister Laurie Strode, and then moving back into his old house in Haddonfield. A bunch of crazy college kids happen to be staying there, and they're a part of a reality TV show. Things turn foul for the kids and the show when the challenge to stay in this old haunted house turns serious, with Michael Myers killing everybody. Goodness gracious. Killing Laurie at the beginning is just throwing away a crucial character for no reason. Given that she is not integral to the rest of this bad film, she did not need to appear at all. Sad that she did. Also, it is clear from the film that the producers were just wanting to cash in on the pop culture craze of reality TV shows, without seeming to understand reality TV themselves nor how a show like this could be conducted, like in the film, that would be interesting to anybody. Fact is, the show inside this movie would be totally unwatchable.
    Billie P Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2015
    Michael Myers: The Reality TV Show! ...Somehow still less dumb than Halloween 6.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2013
    There are some intriguing and provocative ideas in Halloween: Resurrection, but it doesn't really fit with the tone of the series. When a group of students are selected to participate in an investigation of the childhood home of Michael Myers (that's streamed live over the internet on Halloween), Myers shows up and gives them a surprise. The plot doesn't make a lot of sense and the characters are one-dimensional stereotypes. Yet, there's an interesting attempt to address some topical issues such as the culture of violence and the effects of mass media. Halloween: Resurrection is a departure from the series that tries to move beyond Myers's family vendetta, but it doesn't really work.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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