Deadly Movie Connections | Halloween 2011
I hate ‘Halloween Resurrection‘ with a passion. It’s such a misguided movie. It gets just about everything wrong. It gave nothing to movie goers, horror fans, and worse of all, the loyal Halloween fan base. In short, it was a disaster of a movie. Saying that there is one moment worthy of discussion. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her franchise role as Laurie Strode for the forth and final time, one for the pay-cheque, and two because she specifically wanted to be killed off. Her send off is actually quite decent amongst the rest of the movie’s visual diarrhoea; Before she plummets to her death at the hands of her brother, she plants a kiss right on that famous Captain Kirk mask of his (see above).
Granted this is slightly incestuous, but it’s also kind of historically poetic (Cleopatra V, Cleopatra VII, Caligula etc), and more so (and way more likely in the filmmakers minds) it harkened back to a on-set picture from John Carpenter’s original ‘Halloween‘ (Left) where Jamie Lee is seen grabbing a kiss with Nick Castle (The Shape aka Michael Myers) with mask still on. At the time, of course, this had little to no significance as the narrative swerve of Michael and Laurie being related wouldn’t surface until 1981s ‘Halloween 2‘. Yet, looking back, It’s an undeniably fascinating image when viewed through the years of pop culture horror history which preceded it.