One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Starr ...
Jeffrey Landman ...
Jonathan Chapin ...
Matthew Walker ...
Tina Williams (as Wendy Kaplan)
Betty Carvalho ...
Frankie Como ...
Deputy Nick Ross (as Frank Como)
David Ursin ...
Harper Roisman ...
Karen Alston ...


It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you! Written by anonymous

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Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween 5: Michael Myers' Revenge  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)


$11,642,254 (USA)

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(at around 36 mins) Outside the Quick Food Mart where Spitz works, Mikey, who is wearing round sunglasses, is polishing his black Camero. Tina attempts to surprise him by putting a mask over his head. Annoyed, he pulls the mask off and tosses it into the back seat of his car; he is still wearing his sunglasses. There is a jump cut to a POV on the opposite side of the car. Mikey is no longer wearing his sunglasses. As he sits down into the driver's seat he grabs his sunglasses from the backseat near where he tossed the mask and places them on the dashboard of his car. See more »


Tina Williams: Just great the old silent treatment, huh, Mike? What I do wrong this time? Huh? Is it because I wanna see Jamie? Nothing Mike, that's what I get, Nothing. Stop here. I want a pack of cigarettes.
[Car speeds up, past the store]
Tina Williams: I said stop the goddamn car. I wanna pack of cigarettes.
[slams breaks]
Tina Williams: Come on, well?
[car backs up]
Tina Williams: Great. Psycho boyfriend.
[she gets out]
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Actually, I liked it . . .
2 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Sure, they wasted their one chance to change the direction of the Halloween series (the right way). The year long coma is BS, yes, indeed. Sure, the psychic connection between Jamie and Michael is a little goofy, ill-explained, beyond the scope of a Halloween movie, and exists for no real reason, and yes, other people wearing a mask similar to Michael and pretending to be Michael is getting old (not to mention predictable.) The mask doesn't resemble any of the previous masks really, the Myers house had an inexplicable make-over . . . I could keep these complaints rolling for some time (don't even get me started on the man in black), but despite all my reasons to not like this film . . . I prefer it over #4.

I found Halloween 5 to be strangely fun, which horror tends to be when you stop caring for the cast. While I like Danielle Harris and Donald Pleasance in the leads, most of the supporting characters I didn't really like at all, so when Myers starts the party rolling I'm rooting for team Thorn. And this time around, Miky proves he has a dark sense of humor. I especially like his choice in masks in Halloween 5 . . .

But is it scary? No, but there are a few genuine intense moments towards the end as Michael inevitably runs out of victims and closes in on the stars. I liked all the chases involving Danielle Harris and confrontations between Donald Pleasence and evil personified . . . even if said confrontations are on the silly side.

Speaking of Harris, despite her character not being able to talk in the script, she manages to rise far above the material and actually pull it off. Or in other words, while her character was written by a hack and sloppily thrown together, she works wonders with the very little she's given. It makes me really wish she got writing worthy of her performance, but like a professional, she makes the best of it . . . and to think the studio wouldn't let her reprise her role after this? A slap to the face after an insult . . . oy.

I remember reading on the VHS box of Halloween 5 the exclamation, `Michael finally unmasked!' And couldn't help but chuckle as I recalled him being mask-less at least once in every Myers-inclusive Halloween until this film. Granted, this is the first time he, himself, takes it off. Oh well.

As for the film's ending, I can't forgive because it lead to the atrocity known as Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers which felt Halloween 5 was extremely flawed but still fun . . . so it set out to make a sequel that was all flaw and no fun . . . or something.

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