After finally killing Laurie Strode, Michael Myers goes home to find his
house has been taken over by the cast of a reality show that's filming there.
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Directed by Rick Rosenthal
Written by Larry Brand and Sean Hood
Starring Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich,
Sean Patrick Thomas, Katee Sackhoff, Daisy McCrackin,
Luke Kirby, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis
Sequel to 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween: Resurrection represents a significant low point for the series, one that caused the franchise to end its first line of canon and be rebooted by Rob Zombie five years later. It's a terrible movie from beginning to end, from the terrible way it handled Laurie Strode's murder to Busta Rhymes' infamous kung fu kick. You get the sense that by this point in the series, nobody gave a shit anymore. If you don't care about the work, how can you expect an audience to do the same? They tried to cash in on the success of Blair Witch by adding in a found-footage angle, but it doesn't work here, and name recognition certainly did the film no favors this time.
We open with Laurie (Curtis) committed to an asylum, waiting for Michael's inevitable return. Of course, he escaped his decapitation at the end of the last film by switching his own body out with a double (somehow). Michael breaks in and kills Laurie when she has a moment of hesitation. And that's it. Twenty years of hunting and Laurie is dead. So Michael goes home, only to find a sleazy producer (Rhymes) has set up a reality show in his house. So he fucks them up, as well he should. None of the characters stand out, and neither do the kills.
Halloween: Resurrection is among the worst slasher films of all time, and is an embarrassment to the franchise overall. Thankfully, we'd get a proper sequel in 2018, one that actually cared about the characters and had something to say. But for the longest time, this film represented the end of the Halloween franchise. Oh, how the mighty had fallen.