Reviewed by: Ryan Izay
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, Bianca Kajlich, Sean Patrick Thomas | Directed by: Rick Rosenthal | Produced by: Paul Freeman, Malek Akkad, Michael Leahy | Written by: Larry Brand, Sean Hood | Distributor: Dimension Films
“Evil finds its way home”
When a studio purposefully releases a film at the wrong time of the year so that it can do better at the box office, we should all stay away. Especially in the case of Halloween: Resurrection, a poorly constructed bloodbath.
“Halloween 8” begins with a scene of flashbacks and backstory, basically assuming that the audience is either too dumb or too young to remember anything about Michael Myers. From there on it goes into its usual plot. Michael is alive and he is killing people. The only interesting twist is that he is killing an online entertainment team that happens to be staying at his childhood home on Halloween. The twist being that audiences all over are watching as Michael brutally kills each college age beautiful person, but none of them believe it is real (thanks to the “Blair Witch” no doubt.)
Though acting isn’t terrible in this film, the script most definitely is. There are no false pretenses here. People are going to go see Halloween: Resurrection because they like to be scared and they like the violence. For anyone who does not like the violence, please stay away from this film. It isn’t worth your time and the violence is extremely graphic. Language also seems a bit extreme but nothing you wouldn’t expect from a film like this.
I must admit there are a few good scares and creepy shots in this film but the bad outweighs the good.