Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Poster


Director Rick Rosenthal previously directed Halloween II (1981) - 21 years earlier.
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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.)
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 II (1981) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).
Tyra Banks' characters death was cut. You can still see the aftermath in the movie.
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."
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 Years Later (1998). This places the events of that scene in 2001 - the first year to have a full moon occur on Halloween since 1945.
Bianca Kajlich cannot scream and her screams had to be dubbed in post production.
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.
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: Season of the Witch (1982). However, poll results conducted throughout fan websites proved to the producers that fans wanted Michael Myers to return again.
Laurie Strode is only in the film for the first 15 minutes and only says 11 lines of dialog.
A picture of Josh Hartnett, who played Laurie Strode's son John in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), can be seen on the wall above Laurie's bed in the sanitarium.
Three endings were shot regarding the fate of Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes).
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 Clue (1985). However, the studio disagreed and the endings now appear on the DVD and the Internet.
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.)
Producers considered Danielle Harris who played Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989) for a role in Halloween: Resurrection.
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."
Whitney Ransick and Dwight H. Little turned down the chance to direct.
Katee Sackhoff originally was supposed to portray Donna Chang.
The Halloween: Resurrection trailer was first seen before Jason X (2001), which was released on the 26th of April 2002.
Tyra Banks' character's death is possibly a deliberate reference to the head nurses death in Halloween II, with the pool of blood dripping onto the garage floor.
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.
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.
The name of the psychology professor at Haddenfield University is Dr. Mixter. This was also the name of the doctor in Halloween II (1981) that treated Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and was killed by Michael Myers with a needle in the eye.
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.
Jacinda Barrett was originally cast in the role of Sara Moyer but dropped out shortly before production began.
Bianca Kajlich was originally cast in the role of Jenna Danzig.

Director Cameo 

Rick Rosenthal:  a college professor.

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