Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, who previously directed 1981's Halloween II. Resurrection is the eighth film in the Halloween horror film series, and the seventh to feature Michael Myers.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who returned for previous film Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, was contractually obligated to cameo in this film. After her cameo, the film goes in a radically different direction. The film wasn't very successful and the franchise went dormant until the 2007 remake by Rob Zombie.
Plot (or lack thereof)
Michael Myers wasn't decapitated at the end of H20; turns out, he switched bodies with a paramedic, whose larynx had been crushed. Um, yeah, sure. Then he (Brad Loree, replacing Chris Durand) goes to the sanitarium where Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) was committed after killing the paramedic thinking it was Michael. You with me so far? After their final showdown, and with Laurie dead, Michael goes back home, literally.
Unfortunately, when he gets there, he finds the place has been taken over by Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks and their Dangertainment reality game show. The group of contestants includes Sarah Moyer (Bianca Kajlich), a chef, a jerk, another girl, and a few other forgettable college kids.
One terribly memorable scene features Busta Rhymes karate-chopping Michael Myers.
Pretty much everyone gets killed off except for Sarah and Busta Rhymes. The film features four different endings. In all three, as with Halloween II, Michael Myers is defeated by fire, but still manages to survive.
- Michael Myers... Brad Loree
- Paycheck cameo... Jamie Lee Curtis
- Trick or treat, motherfucker!... Busta Rhymes
- Paycheck acting role... Tyra Banks
- Sarah Moyer... Bianca Kajlich
- College professor who resembles Donald Pleasence... Rick Rosenthal