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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 and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Sam Loomis
... Rachel Carruthers
... Jamie Lloyd
... Michael Myers
... Dr. Hoffman
... Sheriff Ben Meeker
... Kelly Meeker
... Brady
... Earl
... Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
... Security Guard
... Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
Nancy Borgenicht ... Woman Attendant
David Jensen ... Man Attendant
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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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Ten years ago, on the night of October 31st, a small Midwestern town fell victim to an escaped killer. Under the cover of darkness, he carried out the most horrifying mass murder on record. Sixteen people, in cold blood! Ever since that night, no one has forgotten his name... and Halloween has never been the same. Now, Michael Myers has come home. He has returned for one more night of unholy TERROR! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,831,250, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,768,757
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Trivia

Michael killing Kelly by pinning her to the wall, is similar to how he kills Bob in Halloween (1978) except he pinned Bob to the wall with a knife and Kelly he pinned to the wall with a shotgun; Rudy death is also similar in Halloween Resurrection (2002) except he's pinned by 3 knives to a door. See more »

Goofs

When Loomis enters the Sheriff's Office and asks to speak to Sheriff Brackett, the deputy tells him that Brackett retired and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, and that Loomis will have to travel 3,000 miles south to see him. Haddonfield is located in Illinois. No matter what part of the state it is in, it would not be anywhere near 3,000 miles away from St. Petersburg. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Lloyd: Oh, come alive, Rachel. Please, come alive! Don't be dead. You can't be dead! Come alive, Rachel!
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Featured in Halloween 5 (1989) See more »

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Drinkin' Life All Wrong
(Uncredited)
Written by Danny Kirsic
Performed by Danny Kirsic
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I Can say It Scared Me...and it was good
18 June 2005 | by 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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