Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror sequel directed by Dwight H. Little and marked the return of Michael Myers to the series. Michael goes after his niece Jamie whose mum is Laurie Strode. Dr. Samuel Loomis goes looking for Michael with Sheriff Meeker. A limited expanded edition was released in 2011 through Alan Howarth Incorporated. A lynch mob is formed by the town's men to kill Michael once Loomis reveals Michael has returned. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 60. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers was directed by Dwight H. Little (who also directed Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid and The Phantom Of The Opera) and stars Donald Pleasence (from Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers and Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive), Ellie Cornell (from The Darkroom and House Of The … Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 film. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Sculpted by Justin Mabry & Alexander Ray. Halloween 4 arrives on blu ray thanks to anchor bay and the result is best described as mediocre. Pure comedy! Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Michael Myers is dead, he was blown up in Halloween 2 alongside his psychiatrist Dr Loomis at Haddonfield Hospital, the third installment Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch had nothing to do with the Michael Myers storyline whatsoever & with Freddy & Jason fighting it over at the box office to reign king of the slashers Moustapha Akkad decided a 'back to basics' approach was needed & decided to resurrect Michael Myers some ten years later... Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers is a sequel of mixed results, the screenplay is a average cliché by the numbers storyline with the seemingly indestructible Michael Myers awakening from a 10 year coma to murder his one remaining blood relative Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, meanwhile Dr Loomis discovers Michael is returning to Haddonfield & races there to alert the police to try & stop Michaels reign of terror once & for all. Halloween 4 opened in 1,679 theaters on October 21, 1988 and grossed $6,831,250 in its opening weekend, ranking number one at the box office. A star is born in Danielle Harris making her acting debut as Jaime- Laurie Strode's daughter. "[37] Dread Central said, "Halloween 4 is a strong sequel, horror film and Halloween movie. He's been in a coma ever since and then he "overhears" doctors mention a surviving family member of his,turns out to be a little girl named Jamie. With Michael on the loose, Jamie … Donald Pleasence reprises his role as Dr. Sam Loomis & once again he gives a excellent mesmerising performance who's obsession with Michael has now completely consumed him to the point of madness, sadly Jamie Lee Curtis declined to reprise her role as Laurie Strode & so her character was killed off screen via a car crash, instead the focus is shifted on to Laurie's daughter Jamie Lloyd who is played by Danielle Harris in her movie debut who gives an outstanding performance & convincingly acts way beyond her years bringing both believability & emotion to the role while Ellie Cornell deserved to go onto better things because she's really good as Jamie's foster sister Rachel who shares genuine warmth by protecting her foster sister Jamie & more than holds her own against Michael during the tense climax. In addition, while filming the rooftop scene, Ellie Cornell cut her stomach open on a large nail while sliding down the roof, though she continued filming the scene despite losing a sizable amount of blood. She kills this performance as the sweet innocent adorable niece of Michael Myers returning to kill his last remaining relative. This movie has it's pros and cons. [7], However, Akkad rejected the Etchison script, calling it "too cerebral" and insisting that any new Halloween sequel must feature Myers as a flesh and blood killer. The blu ray transfer just looks like an upscaled dvd,the picture is mostly soft and lifeless and the audio does not seem to have been improved much. Before McElroy's script was chosen, the producers asked Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, the original's heroine. He is going to be transfered back to Smith's Grove, however in … The villain always knew where to be before the characters got there. Curtis had become a success in the film industry and had established a career with her roles in films like Trading Places (1983) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988). This movie does have it's plot holes which a lot of true Halloween fans have the right to complain about. "[33] Richard Harrington of The Washington Post declared the film "very much the cheap knockoff of its prototype, but not half as visceral. The scene on top of the roof with the Shape, Rachel, and Jamie was supposed to be engulfed in flames. Super-Soft Cotton Shirts | Professionally Screenprinted | Exclusive Designs | Fast Shipping | Be among the best dressed in Haddonfield with our officially licensed t-shirts and other accessories based on the horror classic, HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS. [15] The screenplay references the events of Halloween II (1981), in which a fire breaks out in Haddonfield Hospital, by having both Myers and Loomis display burn scars on their respective hands and faces.[16]. Running Time 88 Minutes. Certificate: 18/R. repeatedly and attempts to shoot Jamie, but Sheriff Meeker stops him. In my opinion, it is the 2nd worst mask in the series, only in front of the CGI mask from Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. "[6], George P. Wilbur, who was cast as Michael Myers, wore hockey pads under the costume to make himself look more physically imposing, and he was often filmed in mirror reflections or off-center so that the audience could witness him "in pieces" rather than have an encompassing view. Initially, John Carpenter and co-producer Debra Hill intended to create an anthology series, with only the first two films being connected. Jamie trips and falls down a flight of stairs. TMDb Score. A new family is fostering her and Michael returns home and will stop at nothing to get to her. The following weapons were used in the film Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: By the very [attempt] of trying to erase the memory of Michael Myers, [the teenagers] were going to ironically bring him back into existence. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. JoBlo.com said, "The movie is tight, has good murders and a kicked my butt ending. In 2003, the novel was re-issued with new material and cover art, titled Halloween IV: The Special Limited Edition. [19] Up against her was Danielle Harris, who had previously starred in One Life to Live as Samantha Garretson; Harris was ultimately cast in the role after auditioning in New York. 1) The girl Lindsey who drove Rachel & Jamie to the discount mart was going to be revealed as Lindsey Wallace from Halloween (1978) & have a larger part in... Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. Sheriff Meeker and Loomis arrive and take the girls to the sheriff's house with Brady, Kelly, and a deputy. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As Darlene goes upstairs to run Jamie a bath, she is suddenly attacked by Jamie. After a disastrous third installment the Halloween franchise rights itself with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. In 2006, Anchor Bay Entertainment released special editions of this film and its sequel for DVD. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a soundtrack by Alan Howarth for the film of the same name. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (809) IMDb 5.9 1h 28min 2015 R Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Myers returns in strong form cementing his position as one of cinemas greatest villains. [17] According to Little, Pleasence was "committed conceptually" to the role, but did not sign on to the project until having read a finished screenplay. What was originally a work of art turned into a feature length, intelligence-insulting scare tactic. Meanwhile, Jamie Lloyd, Laurie Strode's daughter and Michael's niece, is living in Haddonfield with her foster family, Richard and Darlene Carruthers, and their teenage daughter, Rachel. This is one of my favorite Halloween movies, and and it's original, introduces new characters, including Jamie Lloyd, one of my favorite protagonists portrayed by Danielle Harris in her first movie. It's truly one of the best genre performances ever. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Hollywood) was one of the eight haunted mazes that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights 2018 (Hollywood). Discovering the bodies, Rachel, Jamie, and Brady realize they are trapped in the house. 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