HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION Add To My Top 10

Reliving a Nightmare

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Release Date: July 12, 2002

Starring: Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nichols, Tyra Banks, Brad Loree, and Jamie Lee Curtis

Genre: Horror

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Distributor: Dimension Films (Miramax)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Executive Producer: Moustapha Akkad

Producer: Paul Freedman

Writer: Larry Brand and Sean Hood

Address Comments To:

Bob Weinstein & Harvey Weinstein
Dimension Films
99 Hudson Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 219-4100
Fax: (212) 941-3836
www.dimensionfilms.com

Content:

(PaPa, B, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, DD, M) Pagan worldview with some moral elements of helping other people survive mad killer’s attacks; at least 69 strong obscenities including many “f” words and 17 mostly mild exclamatory profanities; strong horror violence includes many brutal stabbings, several hangings, pools of blood, murders, people hit killer with objects, impalings, and martial arts used against killer; attempted fornication interrupted; upper female nudity and woman in bra; alcohol use; marijuana use; and, exploitation, greed, lying, and manipulating facts for Internet sensationalism mostly rebuked.

Summary:

In HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, two producers of Internet videos hire six young people to spend some time in the old abandoned home of mad serial killer, Michael Myers, who’s still on the loose. Some clever themes and metaphors cannot redeem this movie aesthetically, morally or spiritually.

Review:

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION brings back the mad killer with the butcher knife, Michael Myers, for the seventh time. In the story, two black Internet producers of online material ask six young people to spend several nights in Michael’s abandoned family home, to learn the secret of what drove Michael to murder one of his sisters, an act depicted in the very first movie. The producers will televise the people’s experiences over the Internet. Leading the pack of young victims is a young college student named Sara, who literally takes the place of Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the first two or three HALLOWEEN movies, as the heroine.

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION tries to capitalize on the clever themes of voyeurism and relentless evil in the first movie. For instance, before going into the house, Sara makes Internet friends with a high school student, who tries to help her survive Michael’s attacks while he and his friends watch what happens on the World Wide Web. This thematic cleverness saves RESURRECTION from being perfectly worthless, quality wise. In effect, the movie is comparing the Internet viewers in the movie with those moviegoers who might actually go to see HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION. This clever storytelling technique does not, however, lift the story above average aesthetically speaking, nor can it redeem the movie’s lurid use of violence, sex, nudity, and marijuana use. Ultimately, though, it’s the violence and foul language here that’s most excessive.

In Brief:

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION brings back the mad killer with the butcher knife, Michael Myers, for the eighth time. In the story, two black Internet producers of online material ask six young people to spend several nights in Michael’s abandoned family home, to learn the secret of what drove Michael to murder one of his sisters, an act depicted in the very first movie. The producers will televise the people’s experiences over the Internet. Leading the pack of young victims is a young college student named Sara, who literally takes the place of Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the first two or three HALLOWEEN movies, as the heroine.

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION tries to capitalize on the clever themes of voyeurism and relentless evil in the first movie. For instance, Sara makes Internet friends with a high school student, who tries to help her survive Michael’s attacks while he and his friends watch what happens on the World Wide Web. This thematic cleverness does not lift the story above average aesthetically, however, nor can it redeem the movie’s lurid use of violence, sex, nudity, and marijuana use. Ultimately, it’s the violence and foul language that’s most excessive.