Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) is an American thriller horror movie that is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series. Halloween 4 focuses on Michael Myers returning home to murder his niece Jamie and Dr. Loomis pursuing him again. Michael Myers was not in the previous installment, Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). John Carpenter and Debra Hill wanted to end the story of Michael Myers after the second installment of its series. They had to bring back Michael Myers because the third installment with Myers did not do well financially. The movie contains sexual content and minor nudity where you get a glimpse of a females nipple for a second, extreme violence, extreme gore, graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. The images might be disturbing to viewers with a weak stomach. The movie also contains bad language, frightening scenes, thrills, intense moments and drug use.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers picks up where Halloween 2 left off showing Michael being in a coma for ten years since the chaotic explosion that took place at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. He is now being transferred in an ambulance to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and suddenly wake up after hearing that he has a niece and kills the paramedics. Michael ventures out to Haddonfield to look for his niece. Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence - Halloween (1978), The Great Escape (1963), Escape from New York (1981)) pursues Michael after hearing of his killing spree. After a few events we see Michael’s niece, Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris - One Life to Live (1968), The Wild Thornberrys (1998), The Last Boy Scout (1991)) living with her foster family. Jamie’s foster parents leave Jamie’s foster sister Rachel in charge of her while they head out for the evening on Halloween night. Rachel (Ellie Cornell - Halloween 5 (1989), House of the Dead (2003), Free Enterprise (1998)) is not happy babysitting because that means she has to miss her date with her boyfriend Brady.
After a few events that landed the girls and Brady in a house that is locked up and windows are boarded up, Dr. Loomis is still looking for Michael Myers while he is looking for the girls. After a few more events, Jamie is running frantically to save her life as Michael runs after her. Watch the movie to see who survives and what happened to Brady, Rachel and a few others. The movie was very entertaining, and I am happy that John Carpenter decided to bring back Michael Myers. The film is filled with thrills, gore, excitement, sitting on the edge of your seat moments and suspense because you never know where Michael will show up next. What does it take to kill Michael Myers? Certainly not running him over with your truck and putting him in a coma for ten years. The action scenes were extremely graphic at times and made me watch away from the screen a few times. This movie was very entertaining, and I recommend it for all horror fans to watch regardless if you do not like movies from the 1980s - give it a chance. The actors all did a phenomenal job with their roles, especially Michael Myers. The cinematographer did a splendid job and the special effects department rocks.
About Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Starring: Danielle Harris, David Jensen, Donald Pleasence, George P. Wilbur, Ellie Cornell, Michael Flynn, Sasha Jenson, Beau Starr, Karen Alston, Donré Sampson, Jeff Olson, Kathleen Kinmont, Melody Gold, Gene Ross, Carmen Filpi, Erik Preston, Leslie L. Rohland, M.J. McDonnell, Harlow Marks, Richard Stay, Danny Ray, Michael Pataki, Beverly Rowland, George Sullivan, Raymond O'Connor, Ron Harrison, Nancy Borgenicht, Tami Sanders, Rand Kennedy, Walt Logan Field
Director: Dwight H. Little
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