Directed by Rick Rosenthal, starring Bianca Kajlich, Busta Rhymes, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tyra Banks and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The eighth Halloween movie and with every instalment John Carpenter's 1978 original continues to grow in stature and have its name dragged further into shame. This time around six college students (among them Kajlich, Nicholas, and Thomas) are chosen by dotcom guru Freddie (Rhymes) to spend a night in serial killer Michael Myers' home as part of a haunted house style webcast. Can you guess who decides to make a cameo?
89 minutes long and none of them scary, Rosenthal's attempts to bring a 'Blair Witch' edge to Halloween fall flat mainly because the series became 'Three Stooges' style horror a long time ago. A prologue with Myers' sister Laurie (Curtis) suggests that 'Resurrection' will at least be watchable but once he dispatches her to the next world (although, given that he's indestructible, maybe it runs in the family) it's one cliché after another.
Rubber heads and lines are the order of the night as Myers becomes miffed at the home invasion and gets the wrong idea about the term 'student body'. Doing his bit to make sure the world cutlery market never experiences a downturn, the heavy breathing yet incredibly fit knifeman goes on the rampage - until the brainy Kajlich realises that it's probably best to escape Chez Myers.
Little is required of anyone except to scream or look good, with the casting of Rhymes, super model Tyra Banks and 'American Pie's Thomas probably the most chilling thing about the movie. Granted there is some fine camera work within the confines of the house - it's just a pity that what the lens is following would put you asleep.
If there's any life left in Michael Myers then perhaps someone with a bit of imagination should make a prequel to undo all the sins committed since 1978. Otherwise please let this monster die.