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Whitney Ransick and Dwight H. Little turned down the chance to direct.
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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.)
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.
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."
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.
Director Rick Rosenthal previously directed Halloween II (1981) - 21 years earlier.
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."
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).
Three endings were shot regarding the fate of Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes).
Actor Kyle Labine, who appears as a party goer in this film, also starred as Bill Freeburg in Freddy vs. Jason (2003). This makes him the first person to appear in a Michael, a Jason and a Freddy film.
(at around 2 mins) 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.
Laurie Strode is only in the film for the first 15 minutes and only says 11 lines of dialogue.
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.
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.
The Halloween: Resurrection trailer was first seen before Jason X (2001), which was released on the 26th of April 2002.
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.
Tyra Banks' character's death is possibly a deliberate reference to the head nurse's death in Halloween II (1981), with the pool of blood dripping onto the garage floor.
Jamie Lee Curtis appears on the movie cover with short hair, despite having long hair in the film.
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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.
Bianca Kajlich cannot scream and her screams had to be dubbed in post production.
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.
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.
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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.
(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.
The film takes place on October 31, 2001 and October 31, 2002.
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(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) and 4 nurses, a paramedic, a security guard, a doctor, and the officer with Dr. Loomis. Also the truck driver who was found by Dr. Loomis, which is where Michael got his clothes.
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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.
This is the second film in the series (not counting Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)) not to feature Laurie Strode or Jamie Lloyd as the main protagonist.
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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.
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Freddie Harris' surname is an homage to Danielle Harris, who played Michael Myers' niece, Jamie Lloyd, in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989).
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Katee Sackhoff originally was supposed to portray Donna Chang.
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Jacinda Barrett was originally cast in the role of Sara Moyer but dropped out shortly before production began.
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Bianca Kajlich was originally cast in the role of Jenna Danzig.
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Director Cameo 

Rick Rosenthal: (at around 16 mins) a college professor.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

at around 1h 17 mins) Tyra Banks' character's death was cut. You can still see the aftermath in the movie.
Of all of the Michael, Jason, and Freddy films, Laurie Strode is the only character to be the protagonist since the first and eventually killed in the last.
In a similar strategy to Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (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.
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).
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Michael switching outfits with the paramedic (how he survived the previous film) is similar to the producers' cut ending to Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), where Michael switches outfits with Dr. Wynn.
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Second Halloween movie to have Michael get Burned in a fire at the end, First was Halloween II (1981) Both were directed by Rick Rosenthal.
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Laurie's death, the explanation on how she never killed Michael Myers in Halloween H2O, and the 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.
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