New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 60

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Following the success of Halloween 4 in 1988, producer Moustapha Akkad immediately rushed out a near unwatchable follow-up. Strangely, he didn’t seem in a rush to capitalize on the positive reaction to 1998’s Halloween H20, waiting four years to produce this near unwatchable follow-up. In the NewJerseyStage.com mid to late ‘90s, slashers were big business, but by this film’s release in 2002, the fad was dead. Horror had returned to the shelves of rental stores and were it not for the presence of Curtis, I suspect Halloween: Resurrection wouldn’t have made it to the big screen. This film feels small in every regard. 2015 - ISSUE 10 60