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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 »
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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 ... 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:

True Terror Never Dies! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

In early 1995, after filming and editing was completed, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was given a test screening in New York City which, as described by actress Marianne Hagan, "consisted primarily of fourteen-year-old boys." During the Q&A afterward, one of the audience members expressed great displeasure at the ending of the film, which entailed a Celtic ritual and the passing on of the "Curse of Thorn" to the Dr. Loomis character. As a result of the audience's disapproval toward the film's finale, the movie was rushed back into production, this time without Donald Pleasence, who died on February 2, 1995. Pleasence had been in ill health during the shooting of the film. Reshoots took place in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 1995. A. Michael Lerner replaced George P. Wilbur in the role of Michael Myers, as the studio executives wanted him to appear less bulky. This resulted in continuity error as the last third of the film features a slimmer Myers. However, Wilbur makes a cameo appearance as a doctor who is killed by Myers in the finale. Some of the additional footage incorporated into the finale of the film was shot at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When Kara Strode is walking around the university, a pair is shown kissing on the table. 10 seconds later, they are shown again, but in a distance and walking slowly. They would doubtfully make that distance in 10 seconds without running or walking really fast. See more »

Quotes

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

The movie begins with a flashback to 1989 in which Jamie is kidnapped by the Man in Black before the police station explodes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Get the Producer's Cut
26 April 2003 | by james_oblivionSee all my reviews

The Producer's Cut (or P-Cut, as it's known by fans of the series) of Halloween 6 is infinitely superior to the cut of the film that made it to theaters.

There's less stupid and implausible gore (no exploding head, no wheat thresher) and a lot more story. And the ending is creepy and enigmatic...as opposed to...well...did the theatrical cut of this movie HAVE an ending? I kept waiting for it, but then the credits rolled and I still didn't know what the hell was going on. Director Joe Chappelle (perhaps the one man on this earth most reviled by Halloween fans) felt the need to cut most of the story in favor of explicit gore, and thus the resulting film was confusing, to say the least.

Also, there's a lot more Donald Pleasence in the Producer's Cut. Mr. Chappelle found Donald and the Loomis character to be "boring"...so he used Donald's death as an excuse to cut about half of his dialogue from the film...despite the fact that Donald was the heart and soul of the series. Talk about your disrespect for the dead. Donald has some great moments in the Producer's Cut, however, particularly when talking with Mrs. Strode about Michael Myers.

The bottom line is that had the movie been released in this form (before Chappelle decided to order those ill-fated reshoots), it could have been the best Halloween since the original. So...even though it's never been officially released, and may NEVER be officially released by Dimension Films, I suggest you find a way to see this Producer's Cut. And there ARE ways. Honestly, I haven't watched the theatrical cut of the film since I saw the Producer's Cut...there's absolutely no point. The P-Cut is just a superior film all around.

And I also want to point out that a reviewer who spoke of the P-Cut here referred to it as the "alternate version" and to the theatrical cut as the "original version." Well, this isn't quite the case. The Producer's Cut IS the original version of the film...edited together before Joe Chappelle decided to throw away a good deal of the script, rewrite it himself, and order reshoots...which ultimately destroyed this otherwise great movie. If anything, the version of the film released to theaters was the "alternate version." The Producer's Cut is the real thing. Check it out, with my highest recommendation.


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