Halloween: Resurrection (2002) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jamie Lee Curtis||-||Laurie Strode|
|Brad Loree||-||Michael Myers|
|Busta Rhymes||-||Freddie Harris|
|Bianca Kajlich||-||Sara Moyer|
|Sean Patrick Thomas||-||Rudy|
|Katee Sackhoff||-||Jen (as Katee Sachoff)|
|Thomas Ian Nicholas||-||Bill|
|Ryan Merriman||-||Myles Barton|
|Lorena Gale||-||Nurse Wells|
|Marisa Rudiak||-||Nurse Phillips|
Jamie Lee Curtis agreed to do her part, only to make sure her character, Laurie Strode (or herself) wouldn't appear in another sequel. (At the time of the film's initial release, executive producers Malek Akkad, and Moustapha Akkad tried to explain it by claiming Jamie Lee Curtis "was so impressed with the screenplay, that she wanted a large part in it". She has publicly stated that was not the case, she was under contract to do it.)
Was first named "Halloween: The Homecoming", but producers wanted a title that said Michael Myers is alive so in February 2002, the film was officially named "Halloween: Resurrection."
Several new endings were written during production and the cast was never sure how the film was actually going to end. Four different endings were filmed, and the director wanted the studio to ship a different ending to each theater, a technique used before during the theatrical release of El juego de la sospecha (Cluedo) (1985). However, the studio disagreed and the endings now appear on the DVD and the Internet.
Jamie Lee Curtis was quoted as saying she considered this film a joke.
Originally, the executives of Miramax wanted to continue the series by creating a whole new story of which didn't have anything to do with Michael Myers after the last film, in a similar manner to Halloween III: El día de la bruja (1982). However, poll results conducted throughout fan websites proved to the producers that fans wanted Michael Myers to return again.
Actors Brent Chapman and Kyle Labine, who have small roles in this movie, went on to appear in Freddy contra Jason (2003). This makes them the only two people to be in a Michael, Jason, and Freddy film.
(at around 2 mins) A picture of Josh Hartnett, who played Laurie Strode's son John in Halloween H20: 20 años después (1998), can be seen on the wall above Laurie's bed in the sanitarium.
This is the second Halloween film to make any sort of reference as to what exactly Michael Myers eats. In the original La noche de Halloween (1978), when Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis enter the Myers house, they see something on the floor, which turns out to be the corpse of a dog. Dr. Loomis simply says "He got hungry."
Jamie Lee Curtis appears on the movie cover with short hair, despite having long hair in the film. If looked at more closely, one can easily tell that it's the same picture of her that was used for the poster of the previous film, Halloween: H2O 20 Years Later (1998).
The film takes place on October 31, 2001 and October 31, 2002.
Producers considered Danielle Harris who played Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: El regreso de Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: La venganza de Michael Myers (1989) for a role in Halloween: Resurrection.
Director Rick Rosenthal previously directed Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981) - 21 years earlier.
Stuntman Brad Loree, a lifelong horror enthusiast and fan of the 'Halloween' franchise, plays Michael Myers in this installment. Loree stated that, had the series not been rebooted after 'Resurrection', he would have liked to reprise the role of Myers as he enjoyed the role.
Bianca Kajlich cannot scream and her screams had to be dubbed in post production.
The name of the psychology professor at Haddenfield University is Dr. Mixter. This was also the name of the doctor in Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981) that treated Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and was killed by Michael Myers with a needle in the eye.
At the start of the film, an asylum inmate recounts how Michael Myers had stayed out of sight for "these three years", i.e. since Halloween H20: 20 años después (1998). This places the events of that scene in 2001 - the first year to have a full moon occur on Halloween since 1945.
Michael Myers is not given credit for any of the murders that occur in Halloweens' 4, 5, or 6. A sanitarium resident even notes that Myers was not heard from for the twenty years between the events that occur in Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981) and Halloween H20: 20 años después (1998).
The Halloween: Resurrection trailer was first seen before Jason X (2001), which was released on the 26th of April 2002.
Three endings were shot regarding the fate of Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes).
Only film after the original to begin immediately with the Halloween theme playing over the opening credits. Coincidentally, the first and last films of the series open the same way.
Jamie Lee Curtis has played Laurie Strode in films released in five different decades from the 1970s to the 2010s: La noche de Halloween (1978), Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981), Halloween H20: 20 años después (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and La Noche de Halloween (2018).
Was originally set for a release date of September 21st 2001, but producers at Dimension Films wanted the film to be stronger so re-shoots took place from September to October 2001.
The name Jen Danzig is a reference to Glenn Danzig, the former singer and leader of The Misfits, who wrote and sung the songs Halloween and Halloween II after the original movie was released. The two songs have nothing to do with the movies, because their lyrics do not even touch the main plot.
Freddie Harris' surname is an homage to Danielle Harris, who played Michael Myers' niece, Jamie Lloyd, in Halloween 4: El regreso de Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: La venganza de Michael Myers (1989).
John Carptender has stated that the movie made him cringe.
(at around 2 mins) In the first scene at the college, Sara Moyer (Bianca Kajlich) is shown twirling her hair, much like Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) does in the class room scene in the original Halloween.
Jamie Lee Curtis was contractually obligated for a 30-second cameo in the film, but reportedly was so interested in the story that she agreed to do a full four-day shoot and appeared in the entire opening sequence. However she has discounted this and only did it because she didn't want her character to be in any more films. She saw this films as a joke
This is the first and, to date, only Halloween film to be shot in Canada or anywhere outside the U.S.
Whitney Ransick and Dwight H. Little turned down the chance to direct.
The only one movie to establish Michael Myers' birth date: October 19, 1957.
Katee Sackhoff originally was supposed to portray Donna Chang.
While in the asylum, Laurie Strode has a Raggedy Ann doll. In the original movie, she had a similar Raggedy Ann doll on the dresser in her bedroom.
Jacinda Barrett was originally cast in the role of Sara Moyer but dropped out shortly before production began.
At around 8 mins.) The security camera footage showing Michael walking down a corridor is similar to Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981) when the security footage shows Michael walking down a hospital hallway both movies were directed by Rick Rosenthal.
Bianca Kajlich was originally cast in the role of Jenna Danzig.
Lorena Gale and Katie Sackhoff later went on to Star in science fiction series "Battlestar Galactica".
It was to be released on April 19, 2002 but pushed back to July 12, 2002.
In 2015 when being interviewed by Toofab, Jamie Lee Curtis has said that this film was a complete joke and that the only reason why she did the film was because she signed a contract when doing Halloween H2O (1998). Because that was the only way how she could do Halloween H20
Michael's use of a spiked leg of a tripod as a weapon is an homage to Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom" (1960).
Released the same weekend as Reign of Fire (2002), July 12th, 2002.
As well as all previous movies (but Halloween III: El día de la bruja (1982) where he doesn't appears), Michael Myers never runs.
Rick Rosenthal: (at around 16 mins) a college professor.
In a similar strategy to Viernes 13 VI: Jason vive (1986), this film was titled to imply the killer is alive. Both films ended with a closeup of the killer's mask and his eyes opening.
'Halloween: Resurrection' concludes with the potential for another sequel to continue the story. Josh Hartnett was originally planned to reprise his role as John Tate and seek revenge for his mother's death.
Body count: 10. (Plus one character presumed dead, but it's unconfirmed. If you count the bodies from the flashbacks then the body count is 14.)
(at around 16 mins) At the beginning of the movie Harold begins to recount the victims of the first two films and he says 3 teenagers were killed, along with 3 nurses and a paramedic. This is completely wrong. 4 teenagers were killed (Annie, Bob, Linda, and Alice (the girl talking on the phone at the beginning of the 2nd movie) and 4 nurses, a paramedic, a security guard, a doctor, and the officer with Dr. Loomis, as well as the truck driver who was found by Dr. Loomis, which is where Michael got his jumpsuit attire.
(at around 1h 17 mins) Tyra Banks' character's death was cut. You can still see the aftermath in the movie.
Laurie Strode is only in the film for the first 15 minutes and only says 11 lines of dialogue.
Laurie's death, the explanation on how she never killed Michael Myers in Halloween H2O, and the Reality TV show angle the plot contains is so reviled by fans of the franchise, some wish to ignore this film as if it never existed.
Of all of the multiple movie 1980's Horror Slasher franchises (Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday the 13th), Laurie Strode is the only character to be the protagonist since the first and eventually killed in the last. Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street is killed of in the 3rd movie (and does not appear in the 2nd, nor the 4th-6th films). Alice Hardy from the original Friday the 13th is killed straight away in the first sequel and was not considered Jason Voorhees main enemy. Tommy Jarvis, who was Jason's main enemy, appeared in parts 4, 5 and 6 but does not die in his last appearance.
Second Halloween movie to have Michael get burned in a fire at the end, first was Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981), both were directed by Rick Rosenthal.
In one of the different endings for the film, Brad Loree, the stunt man who plays Michael Myers, can be seen in the clip that shows the burned-down garage.
Michael switching outfits with the paramedic (how he survived the previous film) is similar to the producers' cut ending to Halloween: La maldición de Michael Myers (1995), where Michael switches outfits with Dr. Wynn.
Tyra Banks' character's death is possibly a deliberate reference to the head nurse's death in Halloween 2: Sanguinario (1981), with the pool of blood dripping onto the garage floor.
With Laurie's death in this film the only two recurring lead characters in a horror franchise to not have been killed by the series killer are Kristy Cotton from Hellraiser (who survived four battles with the demon Pinhead) and Sidney Prescott from Scream (who survives 4 battles with Ghostface). Also Tommy Jarvis is alive and survived two attacks by Jason Voorhees (and 1 by an imposter Jason) in the Friday the 13th franchise, but he does not count as he doesn't appear in every film in the series.
The chainsaw used by Sara towards the end resembles the chainsaw Leatherface uses in the original Texas chainsaw massacre.
Laurie's faking of her catatonic state in the beginning of the film could be a reference to the additional scenes filmed for Halloween's (1978) television version. The runtime wasn't long enough for broadcast television so additional scenes needed to be filmed during the production of Halloween II (1981). One of these scenes included Michael (still as a child) faking a catatonic state, fooling all the doctors at the sanatorium, except Dr. Loomis, into thinking he is not as dangerous as Loomis thinks he is. Most/all of these scenes can be found online.
When Michael kills Jim by crushing his skull and blood comes out of Jim's eyes it's similar to Halloween II (1981) when Laurie shoots Michael in the eyes at the end and blood comes out of the mask eye-holes.