Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
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
(at around 21 mins) When Loomis and Meeker are talking down at the station, Loomis recalls the events of the first movie saying "my memory goes back 12 years." Since Halloween 5 is set in 1989 and the events of the first movie were in 1978, he should have said "11 years." See more »
Dr. Sam Loomis:
Michael, it will destroy you too. One day Michael this rage which drives you, will think if you kill them all it will go away. It won't. You have to fight it in the place where its strongest.
[Myers can be faintly seen in the woods]
Dr. Sam Loomis:
Where it all began. If you want to get rid of this rage, Michael, go home. Go home. Go to your house, I shall be there waiting for you. You'll find her waiting for you...
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HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS is the fifth Halloween picture in the franchise and it was directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starred Donald Pleasence, who once again plays Dr. Samuel Loomis and Danielle Harris, who once again plays Jamie Lloyd in this film.
The story of the film takes place exactly one year after the events depicted in the last Michael Myers film, HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS. The killer has returned to the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois, to murder his niece once again, who is now mute. Dr. Loomis tries to save the day with the help of Sheriff Meeker.
The film's on-screen title does not display the "Revenge of Michael Myers" subtitle which is used in all of the promotional material, TV spots, trailers and merchandise. The main title simply says "Halloween 5".
The story is much more bloodier and violent in this film as it was in HALLOWEEN II and HALLOWEEN IV: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS and it is just very intense and disturbing and that's why the director Dominique Othenin-Girard has not seen a lot of work over the years is because he chooses blood and gory over story and suspense.
The film is just intense throughout the whole darn movie and I would have skipped this film, but I chose not to because I like this one, too and it is really good and the Michael Myers character is just mad as heck. This film was released one year after the fourth feature and when this one came out, the other film was barely being released on video, I don't know.
I can't help that this film was made and rushed into production on May 1st, 1989 with a screenplay. Grease 2 did the same thing and suffered a series of bad reviews. WHAT KIND OF MOVIE DOES THAT?! HOW CAN YOU START FILMING A MOVIE WITHOUT A SOLID AND COMPLETE SCRIPT?! THAT IS JUST STUPID. You should WAIT until the script is finished, then START shooting your movie! Son of a werewolf!
Also, this movie had been fighting an X rating due to it's violence, blood and gore. Some scenes were trimmed down to keep it R rated, including a Mikey quivering on the ground after he is killed by Michael, a shot of glass embedded in Officer Eddy's face after Michael punches through the windshield and Billy's leg being hit by the Camaro.
The music in this film is just stupid, but the new version for the Halloween theme, originally composed by John Carpenter and the film is once again composed by Alan Howarth and he would compose the music for the next film.
The acting is amazing. Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd is still good, if not her best performance. Donald Pleasence does a good job as Dr. Loomis. Don Shanks plays Michael Myers and he does a very good job and also, during the production of the film, Harris and Shanks became really great friends in this film and I really can't complain about this film.
The rest of the cast is dreadful except for Ellie Cornell as Rachel Carruthers and she does cool in the screen time that she has.
Overall, HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS, while it still present some major issues, I still liked this one, so I can't give it my lowest rating, but I will give it my best possible rating and it is 6.2 out of 10.
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