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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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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.

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Loomis
Paul Rudd ... Tommy Doyle (as Paul Stephen Rudd)
Marianne Hagan ... Kara Strode
Mitchell Ryan ... Dr. Wynn
Kim Darby ... Debra Strode
Bradford English Bradford English ... John Strode
Keith Bogart ... Tim Strode
Mariah O'Brien Mariah O'Brien ... Beth
Leo Geter ... Barry Simms
J.C. Brandy ... Jamie Lloyd
Devin Gardner Devin Gardner ... Danny Strode
Susan Swift ... Mary
George P. Wilbur ... The Shape
Janice Knickrehm Janice Knickrehm ... Mrs. Blankenship
Alan Echeverria Alan Echeverria ... Dr. Bonham
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Storyline

Six years after Michael Myers' last massacre in Haddonfield, Jamie Lloyd has a child, but is then killed by Michael. Michael is allied with the Cult of Thorn, who both protect him and gave him the Curse of Thorn, the reason he killed all of his family. The Strode Family also moved into the Myers' house and are stalked by Michael. Sam Loomis and Tommy Doyle, a boy Laurie babysat during Michael's first rampage, are now out to stop Michael and the cult. Michael heads to kill Jamie's son and the rest of Laurie's family, but Dr. Loomis and Tommy plan to stop the curse, defeat the cult, stop Michael, and put an end to his murderous rampages, once and for all. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Everyone knows his name. Now, everyone will know the truth. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The 2006 movie "Unrest" was filmed in the same location as the P-Cut. (specifically the interiors of Smith's Grove at the end of the film, with the long white hallways where Tommy and Loomis speak briefly about Thorn, and again where Tommy and Kara run from The Shape as the alarms are going off). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Mrs Blankenship is portrayed as practically deaf. Beth points out that you could drive a truck through her living room and she wouldn't even hear it. But, she carries on a conversation with Danny with no trouble, whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie Lloyd: Oh god Michael, please don't hurt me.
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Alternate Versions

In the original ending, the cult of Thorn kidnaps Kara and Danny Strode, intending to curse Danny with the sign of Thorn just like Michael Myers was as a child and make him kill his mother in a blood sacrifice. Kara is tied to a sacrificial altar in the bowels of Smith's Grove Sanitarium. They're saved by Tommy, who eventually stops Michael's pursuit of them with the carved stones he calls "the runes of light," which he explained to Kara in an earlier, also deleted scene as being the bane of the sign of Thorn. These rune stones are arranged in the Shape's path by Tommy, and when he steps within their circle, the Shape is frozen in place, like a mystical ward. Tommy then escapes with Danny and Kara, leaving Dr. Loomis to return, and face Michael and Dr. Wynn in the final scene. See more »


Soundtracks

Horses & Needles
Written by Damon Johnson and Marti Frederiksen (as Marti Fredricksen)
Performed by Brother Cane
Courtesy of Virgin Records of America, Inc.
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Not as bad as you might think.
21 January 2001 | by squir1ySee all my reviews

Believe it or not, I found Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers to be very entertaining. But it had the same feeling as part 5, not really scary but entertaining. This movie had it's good and bad qualities just like the other sequels.

Good stuff:

1. The tenseful beginning. It had quite a sad, but gruesome, end to it.

2. I thought the music was awesome. That was the films highest point. Those guitar riffs were sweet.

3. The characters were very intriguing, particularly Tommy Doyle. Kara, Tim and Beth were likable characters.

4. The mask was pretty cool, compared to the last one.

Bad stuff:

1. TOO much gore! That's not really the Halloween trademark.

2. Lack of screen time for Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis.

3. Too many unanswered questions. One I'd like to know is when is the producer's cut going to come out?

All in all, I enjoyed this movie, but it's not the original. 7/10


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Official Sites:

Trancas International Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hall6ween See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,308,529, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$15,116,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,116,634
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (producer's cut) | (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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