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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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5.81 h 28 min1988X-RayR
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween.
Directors
Dwight H. Little
Starring
Donald PleasenceDanielle HarrisGeorge P. Wilbur
Genres
Horror
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Ellie Cornell
Studio
Trancas International Films, Inc.
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3906 global ratings

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TechnoMachinima1996Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One sensational and worthy sequel in the Halloween franchise!
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I have been a long time big fan of Halloween and Halloween II even since I finally got to see both of them in my preteen years. As scary and well made as they have always been as well as Michael being one interesting, vicious, and mysterious slasher icon over the years I was highly excited when I first got to see this movie when I was 12. In particular I was elated to see the franchises return to form with Michael Myers back in focus.
Granted this movie was a couple of years old by that time by it made for lots of fun discussions with the other kids on the bus that got to see it as well. We would have fun sleepovers with no ones parents even knowing what we were watching plus we would dress like Michael and sneak up on eachother. This movie brings back so many good times plus it offers such great 80's nostalgia as well.

This movie has so much to offer with its great musical score, beautiful cinematography, awesome camera work and tricks, attractive cast playing the teenagers, Donald Pleasance still putting in his most level best of performances, cute and precocious little Danielle Harris making one impressive debut, having 2 likable main characters in Rachel Carruthers(Ellie Cornell) and Emily Lloyd(Danielle Harris), getting to see Lindsey from the first Halloween again, there are many interesting side characters, lots of suspense and excitement, finally there are some excellent kills.
9 people found this helpful
Forest NymphReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Fine Cheese From 1988
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This is a sequel, boy is it ever! I mean sure, cop's daughters always answer the door with no pants on to young children, and also hug their cop fathers while pantless. It's totally normal for teenagers to refer to a murder that happened in their town when they were seven as being ten years ago and not referring it in their own subjective context of when they were little. Every high school girl I know can climb an A-frame tile roof with a 50 pound child on her back. Why yes, men keep driving along the road quietly as three bodies loudly tumble off of the truck into the road.

I totally watch this for nostalgic reasons. It used to come on tv pretty often while I was in high school.
4 people found this helpful
Richard CavelleroReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best sequel
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In my opinion the best sequel of the series even though we're supposed to believe Myers grew his eyes back after being shot out in the last sequel. Besides that its pretty damn amazing. Myers returns in strong form cementing his position as one of cinemas greatest villains. Picking up over ten years after the events of the first two films. Laurie Strode has passed and left her daughter behind. A new family is fostering her and Michael returns home and will stop at nothing to get to her. The performances are solid all around but Ellie Cornell as Rachael makes one hell of a final girl. However the MVP goes to Danielle Harris as young Jamie. It's truly one of the best genre performances ever. The movie also has some thrilling stalk scenes including the best scene in any slasher film, the rooftop chase. All in all it's a well paced, suspenseful franchise sequel best.
4 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Supernatural Michael Myers hunts down his prey
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Halloween 4 is a straight slasher film. It’s not really scary even though it tries. It focuses upon Danielle Harris who is the young daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis from the original film. Michael Myers is out to get her. Donald Pleasance also from the first movie is included again. The twist to the story is that Myers is given supernatural powers as he appears and disappears like a ghost sometimes which was included off and on throughout the franchise’s history. The main draw of the movie is to watch Myers hunt down his prey one by one. Not bad horror flick.
2 people found this helpful
DougrockinReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pretentious and Predictable
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What was originally a work of art turned into a feature length, intelligence-insulting scare tactic. The story had no merit of honest structure, character development or genuine horror. Every character was ridiculously at the wrong place at the wrong time, every time. The villain always knew where to be before the characters got there. The characters were just fumbling participants in one obvious set up after another. I watched it out of curiosity and now I regret renting it and wasting my hour and a half of time to give it an honest viewing. Halloween One, maybe Halloween Two, and even the very last Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis should be all you will ever need to see of the Michael Myers saga.
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Eric MossReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best Halloween movies! Great characters and story!
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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. Dr. Sam Loomis returns once again portrayed by Donald Pleasence, who only has a scar on his face from being in the explosion in Halloween II. Michael is back, and he is cool, but the mask is terrible. 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. I have always loved this movie and I will still watch it and enjoy it. It ranks at the Number 4 spot on my Halloween ranking, Behind Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Rob Zombie's Halloween. and the original, Aside from Michael's mask, there isn't anything I can complain about. the kills are cool, there is more gore, a good story, great characters, and a good ending.

The special features are: a commentary with Ellie Cornell (Rachael) and Danielle Harris (Jamie Lloyd), a commentary with writer Alan B. McElroy, a Halloween 4/5 Discussion Panel, The Making of Halloween 4: Final Cut, and the Theatrical Trailer.

I would recommend this movie to all people who love Halloween, Michael Myers, and movies in general. I love this movie!
14 people found this helpful
Keon Shere' McIntoshReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite Halloween in the series
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A star is born in Danielle Harris making her acting debut as Jaime- Laurie Strode's daughter. She kills this performance as the sweet innocent adorable niece of Michael Myers returning to kill his last remaining relative. Laurie is said to be dead and Jaime's all alone to fend for herself. Dr. Loomis returns to save Jaime and rid Haddonfield of the pure evil once and for all alongside Jaime's stepsister, Rachel.
5 people found this helpful
James C SmithReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Sequel
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BLU-RAY RELEASE

Despite its faults, I found this to be a far more satisfying sequel than Halloween 2.

As you can see by the photos that I included, my favorite part of the movie were the highly atmospheric still Autumn shots used in the opening credits. Leveraging the feel of Fall and the Halloween season, is an essential component to the original's success.
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