OUR PENULTIMATE PODCAST in the Halloween franchise discussions combines both Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection.
The former picks up the story 20 years after Michael’s killing spree in Haddonfield, 1978.
Laurie is now the head mistress of Hillcrest Academy, a boarding school where her son, John resides.
We learn that she faked her own death in a car accident, a knowing nod to comments made in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.
However, despite the original story treatment involving mention of Laurie’s daughter, Jamie, the writers removed any mention of her in the final treatment, thus rendering parts 4, 5, and 6 as obsolete and not part of the official canon.
A move that would scorn the wrath of certain hardcore fans of the franchise. Apparently this was to allow more room for Laurie’s character to breathe on screen.
The majority of the movie takes place in said school as Myers goes in search of his blood-kind, killing off a couple of teenagers along the way.
Resurrection became something of a mess, which not only sore the demise of a much-loved character, but arguably saw the destruction of the franchise too.
Looking at the film at its lack of success, one can’t but feel inclined to look a the director, Rick Rosenthal, whose film credits seem a little lacklustre, but is he solely to blame?
Another musician would step into the fray for Resurrection to try and draw some interest from the youth, Busta Rhymes and and an unforgettable cast alongside him, Bianca Kajilich, Sean Patrick Thomas (Save The Last Dance, Cruel Intentions, and Dracula 2000), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin Myers in American Pie, and child star in Rookie of the Year) and notably Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck in the new Battlestar Gallactica, Longmire, and Occulus)
So, what do the Surgeons make of the these instalments to the franchise?
Click on the podcast below to find out.