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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director:

Dwight H. Little

Writers:

Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Sam Loomis
Ellie Cornell ... Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris ... Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur ... Michael Myers
Michael Pataki ... Dr. Hoffman
Beau Starr ... Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont ... Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson ... Brady
Gene Ross ... Earl
Carmen Filpi ... Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O'Connor ... Security Guard
Jeff Olson ... Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
Nancy Borgenicht Nancy Borgenicht ... Woman Attendant
David Jensen David Jensen ... Man Attendant
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten Years Ago he changed the face Of Halloween. NOW HE'S BACK! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Leaves had to be imported and squash was painted to look like pumpkins. See more »

Goofs

How was the police officer able to back out of his driveway let alone get into his car without seeing Michael, who is portrayed as a pretty tall man laying across his backseat? If you look closely, you can even see him turn his head and adjust his body in order to back out of the driveway so how was he not able to see Michael in his backseat? See more »

Quotes

Man Attendant: I'd assume Dr. Loomis would be here. Michael Myers is still his patient.
Dr. Hoffman: If Loomis read memos he'd be here. Fortunately, his position is more ceremonial than medical. And with Myers gone, my hope is that he'll either transfer, retire, or die.
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Alternate Versions

Swedish version is heavily cut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Halloween Theme
Composed by John Carpenter
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User Reviews

 
A Good Halloween Sequel!
18 February 2020 | by coconutkungfu-30704See all my reviews

A well-made Halloween sequel that reintroduces viewers to legendary Michael Myers while also introducing us to Jamie, which is an interesting character in her own right. This film is very memorable and the ending is great!

A must for fans of the series!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,831,250, 23 October 1988

Gross USA:

$17,768,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,768,757
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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