20 Fun Facts About “Halloween: Resurrection”

Lamented by many as the worst of the Halloween series, Halloween: Resurrection is definitely a bizarre film.  Many take issue with how it handled Laurie Strode, with many others taking issue with how goofy and ridiculous it gets.

But to be honest, it’s fascinating that the movie exists at all the way that it does.  So in honor of its 20th anniversary today, here are 20 fun facts about Halloween: Resurrection.

1. Initially, Jamie Lee Curtis was very much against the idea of another sequel after H20, but was finally convinced to do Resurrection on the condition that her character die in the opening scene so that they couldn’t bring her back again.  To this day, she considers the movie a joke.

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Laurie Strode deserved so much better than this, which is partly why Jamie Lee Curtis returned for Halloween 2018.

2. Curtis also revealed that there was a clause in the contract which prevented them from ever killing Michael Myers, thus negating the end of H20.

3. Originally titled “Halloween Homecoming” but was renamed Resurrection given how Michael Myers “died” at the end of H20.

4. There had also been a plan to do an anthology spinoff similar to Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but a fan poll overwhelmingly opposed this idea.

5. Director of Halloween II, Rick Rosenthal returned to direct Halloween: Resurrection.

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Halloween II was received much better, although it had a much better script.

6. The first Halloween film to be affected by “message board culture” with the producers reviewing fan opinions and theories while writing it.

7. Danielle Harris was considered for a role as a way to return her to the franchise.  She eventually would return in Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake.

8, Several different endings were shot and the goal was to release different endings to different theaters.  But the studio scrapped this idea and the alternate endings were only made available as bonus features on the DVD.

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Some of them went to very strange places…

9. Bianca Kajlich was reportedly unable to scream during filming, and thus her screams had to be dubbed in post production.

10. Despite disappearing towards the end of the movie, Tyra Banks’ character did have a death scene that was ultimately cut from the final film.

11. There were a lot more talking head interview scenes shot that were removed as well.

12. Due to all the reshoots, characters’ hairstyles vary greatly between scenes set on the same night.

13. Originally set for release in September 2001, however the studio wasn’t happy with the film and ordered reshoots, which took several months.  The film was finally released in July of 2002, the only Halloween movie ever released during that month.

14. Katee Sackhoff never actually saw the finished movie until she filmed a reaction video in 2020, watching it for the first time.

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Spoilers: She didn’t find the movie to be very good…

15. The shot of Katee Sackhoff’s character showing her bra was done by a body double, and she had no idea that it was even edited into the final film until her family saw it when it came out.

16. Wanting to go back to the series’ roots, composer Danny Lux doubled down on 80s synth for the original score.

17. Nominated for Worst Film at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards but “lost” to Feardotcom.

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To its credit, Halloween: Resurrection is at least a fun kind of dumb that you can laugh at.

18. Remains the lowest rated Halloween movie on Rotten Tomatoes with a 12% score.

19. Ranked #7 on Watchmojo’s Top 10 Worst Horror Sequels list.

20. Due to the film’s poor box office performance and critical panning, the planned sequel was scrapped and thus the decision was made to remake the original (with Rob Zombie).

Which of these did you already know?  Which ones surprised you?  Let us know in the comments!

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