Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Review


Directed by Dwight H. Little

Starring Donald Pleasence and Danielle Harris

Plot: Michael Myers has been in a coma for 10 years. While transporting him to another facility, he wakes up and kills everyone. Michael’s doctor, Sam Loomis (Pleasence) decides to head to Haddonfield to warn everyone and find Michael to avoid a repeat of 1978. Loomis meets Michael at a gas station. He tries to bargain with him, which doesn’t work. Michael destroys Loomis’ car, leaving Loomis to hitchhike to Haddonfield.


Jamie Lloyd (Harris), Michael’s only surviving family member is constantly bullied at school for who her uncle was. She lives with another family. It happens to be Halloween and she wants to go trick or treating. Meanwhile, Loomis arrives at the police station to warn them about Michael. Michael, on the other hand, gets another mask. Later, Jamie and her stepsister, Rachel go trick or treating. Michael kills the power and trick or treating is called off. Loomis and the Sheriff try to find Jamie.

Halloween 4

They are successful at finding her. They lock themselves in the Sheriff’s house. Michael makes his way in there too. Michael chases Jamie throughout the house onto the roof. She escapes where she is saved by some drunken rednecks. Unfortunately, Michael catches a ride. He is eventually shot into a mine. All seems to be normal. That is until Jamie stabs her stepmother… HOLY CRAP!


Review: I always liked this one. The opening titles really set the mood. Those titles happen to be my favorite of the entire franchise. Donald Pleasence did very good, especially when he meets the Reverend. Michael looks awkward. The kills are good. It’s a nice flick. ‘Nuff said.


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