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  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$11,642,254 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The first Halloween film to go directly to VHS in Australia. It also took almost two years from its initial US release to be released in that country. See more »


(at around 1h 3 mins) When Michael is chasing Jamie and Billy in the car, Tina yells "Jamie!", but we hear "Billy!" come out of her mouth. See more »


Dr. Sam Loomis: Why don't you stay the night?
Tina Williams: Oh, sorry, I've got to run.
Dr. Sam Loomis: Tina, please.
Tina Williams: Stay away okay. You know you're really creepy, filling that little girl with all that bogeyman crap.
Dr. Sam Loomis: I believe that you're in danger. Jamie believes it too.
Tina Williams: Jamie is a 9-year-old girl.
Dr. Sam Loomis: Be sensible.
Tina Williams: [laughs] I'm never sensible if I can help it.
[walks away]
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Sporting Woman (Baby I'm Yours)
© 1989, Diggy, Deboogedy Music, BMI
Produced by Diggy and Mark Chosak
Vocals by Eileen Clark
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Apart from Pleasence, everyone in the film is just going through the motions.
23 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

When the original Halloween was made it was scary because of its gritty realism and believable characters. Part 2 was also an edge-of-seater. But by the time you reach this, Part 5, the tension has gone from the series and Michael Myers has descended from a believable shadow-stalking figure into an unkillable Jason 'Friday the 13th' Voorhees clone.

For what its worth, the plot of this film involves Myers coming after Jamie, who is now in a childrens' psychiatric hospital after attacking her stepmother. The concept of Jamie having a psychic bond with her deranged uncle is interesting, but it's all completely ruined by the constant unfunny attempts at humour, the tedious padding and the lack of likeable would-be victims. Instead of genuine characters all we have here are Porky-style sex-mad teenagers with nothing approaching an IQ between them. There's even a scene set in a barn similar to the one in some of the Friday the 13th films. And Rachel from Part 4 seems to have been reduced to a stereotype blonde airhead whose only purpose in the film is to run around half-naked before being slaughtered. And why does Myers' mask look nothing like the one he wore in the previous films?

One good point in this film is Donald Pleasence, who is at his best as an overwhelming Dr Loomis who dominates his every scene and makes the film worth viewing. There is also an enigmatic Man in the Black Fedora-type figure who leads the film into the far superior Part 6.

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