This Day in Horror History: HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION Was Released in 2002

Halloween may be one of the most powerful and profitable horror franchises ever conceived, but not every sequel was a winner. Halloween: Resurrection, for example, is perhaps the most hated installment (yes, hated even more than Season of the Witch). If you’ve forgotten how awful Resurrection was (and is), it’s the one where Busta Rhymes beats up Michael Myers. (As if!).

The original house of horrors, the dilapidated home of infamous serial killer Michael Myers, has now become the set of a webcam reality show. But when the veteran slasher discovers that a group of university students has taken over his old killing grounds, he decides it’s time to bring the blades out of retirement.

Halloween: Resurrection was released on this day in 2002. The film is directed by Rick Rosenthal and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, and Brad Loree.

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.) (Source)

This is the second Halloween film to make any sort of reference as to what exactly Michael Myers eats. In the original 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.” (Source)

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