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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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"When a group of teens win a contest to spend a night in Michael Myers' childhood home to be broadcast live on the internet, they believe they are in for a little fun and some free publicity. But, things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a struggle to make it out of the house alive."

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Review Date: 30 October 2003 My Rating: out of 5


This time last year everyone was anticipating the release of the 8th Halloween film (although the teeny boppers thought it was the 2nd), and I have to say I was never too keen on the idea, but went to see it anyway like the fan I am, and boy was I disappointed!!

Apparently Michael Myers didn't really die at the end of H20 (which isn't that surprising really), in a clever twist he had swapped clothes with a paramedic and escaped (I know it sounds really bad, but it was executed quite well).

So after a little rest he comes back once again to terrorise his sister (in the best part of the movie) who has been deemed insane and commited after murdering an innocent man.

In what was the most offensive piece of cinema ever, Jamie Lee Curtis is killed off in a ridiculous way after barely 15 minutes and it just goes down hill from there!!

The main action starts with a bunch of annoying students finding out that they have been selected to spend the night in the Myers house for an internet broadcast.

At first one of the group, Sara, has doubts, but she succumbs far too easily to peer pressure and goes ahead with it. We then spend like 30 minutes listening to them harp on about what they're going to wear and how they can't wait to be famous (whilst the whole time the audience harps on about how they can't wait for them to die!!).

When the kids enter the house, it doesn't get any better as they pull stupid pranks on each other, get high and have sex, whilst Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks make asses of themselves.

When the killing finally starts (and I'm telling you it takes forever to begin) it isn't even good!! There are no good deaths at all!! And, to add insult to injury, Michael Myers is a skinny assed little weed!!

The characters are all annoying, the plot is stupid, the scares are non-existent and the deaths are redundant!! So what does that leave us with?

Well, as mentioned in my 'Halloween 2' review, one of the things that was interesting was Rick Rosenthal's use of technology, and he doesn't disappoint here either. Making good use of new technology, Rosenthal does help a little to keep us entertained, as it brings a fresh angle to the franchise, but competent direction or not, your movie isn't good if all other aspects reek, and i'm afraid they do, except for Danny Lux's very good interpretation of the score.

There was only one good joke here, and the best jump scare was ruined by being in the trailer, and then cut from the film (once again this film had a troubled past, with last minute re-shoots postponing it's release by almost a year).

Whoever thought that putting Busta Rhymes in a Halloween film was a good idea, has hopefully been fired!! He is laughable here but to be fair it's probably down to the silly assed script. The dialogue is quite putrid here, and no-one comes out of this looking good.

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