Halloween: Resurrection

Halloween: Resurrection

Rick Rosenthal (2002)

85min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The seventh sequel to John Carpenter's terror trailblazer is another workmanlike exploiter from Rick Rosenthal, the director of the dreary Halloween II. Six students are chosen by the Dangertainment Network to spend Halloween night in the old Myers house, which has been fitted with cameras for a live internet broadcast. Given the set-up, it doesn't come as a total surprise when Michael - still not dead despite having been decapitated in H20 - arrives to turn things bloody for the benefit of online viewers who think it's all a charade. Once Jamie Lee Curtis disappears from the plot (quickly, obviously just fulfilling her contractual obligations), the stale "Big Brother" plot sinks into a suspense-free morass of clichéd shocks and messy camerawork. From its overuse of John Carpenter's original imagery and re-orchestrated score to the bog-standard knifings and tired old ploy of the "is he really dead?" open ending, everything in this pedestrian plodder is obvious and lazy.

Summary

Unstoppable killer Michael Myers returns to his childhood home where teenagers are misguidedly spending the night intending to record their every move on webcam and broadcast it live on the internet. Horror sequel, starring Brad Loree, Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, Sean Patrick Thomas and Bianca Kajlich, while original star Jamie Lee Curtis makes a brief appearance.

Cast & Crew

Freddie Harris Busta Rhymes
Michael "The Shape" Myers Brad Loree
Laurie Strode Jamie Lee Curtis
Sara Moyer Bianca Kajlich
Rudy Sean Patrick Thomas
Donna Daisy McCrackin
Jen Katee Sackhoff
Jim Luke Kirby
Bill Woodlake Thomas Ian Nicholas
Myles Barton Ryan Merriman
Nora Tyra Banks
Professor Rick Rosenthal
Director Rick Rosenthal
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 25 Oct 2002
Drama