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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  21 October 1988 (USA)
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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

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It's October 30, 1988 and Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped (events of H1 and H2). However when he is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove he awakes when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and after killing the transfer crew he escapes. In Haddonfield, the niece, Jamie, has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael (but she doesn't know who he is). On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick and treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Rushing to her aid is Dr. Loomis and with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael and to find Jamie to protect her. But can anything stop Michael this time? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Halloween 4  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,768,000 (USA)
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Mike Lookinland ("Bobby Brady" of The Brady Bunch (1969)) was a production assistant. His wife, Kelly Lookinland, played the dead waitress. See more »

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In every scene before he is shot at or struck, it is obvious that there is protective padding under his coveralls. See more »

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Dr. Samuel Loomis: [encounters the Shape in gas station] Michael? Why now? You waited ten years. I knew this day would come. Don't go to Haddonfield. If you want another victim, take me. But leave those people in peace. Please, Michael?
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Dr. Samuel Loomis: Goddamn you.
[Loomis shoots straight]
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I Can say It Scared Me...and it was good
18 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well after that disgusting piece of filth called Halloween 3...we go back to the original story of Michael Myers and Haddonfield.

Halloween 4 really took a step forward....and it scared me. the acting with "Most" actors was good, Donald Pleasence as Dr Loomis was perfect as usual and Danielle Harris as Michael's Niece Jamie was very good and Ellie Cornell as Rachael Corruthers was also very good.

They Original score was good but i believe i think they re-did it...Michael also did some good stylish murders in this one the only thing that disappointed me was the mask probably my least favorite mask in the series. Halloween 4 is worth watching so either buy it or rent it....now! Halloween 4 Is my fourth Favourite Halloween Film


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