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.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
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>
Dr. Loomis drives a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. See more »
(at around 15 mins) When Dr. Loomis & Dr. Hoffman are in the mental hospital, Dr. Hoffman answers the phone. He says, "I see. I see, thank you," but his mouth movements don't match the words. We then hear him yell, "Loomis! Loomis!" but he is clearly not actually yelling. See more »
I'd assume Dr. Loomis would be here. Michael Myers is still his patient.
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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The 5.1 remix on the US Blu-ray (and most DVD editions) is missing some sound effects that were in the original stereo mix. For example, there are some thunderclaps missing during the opening credits (most noticeable when lighting flashes are accompanied only by rain). Also, in the following scene, after the security guard's line "Hell of a night, huh? I'll take you down there," the buzzer sound from the door he opens is missing. See more »
So, it transpires that Michael Myers survived being blown up on Halloween night 1978, and ten years later HE wakes from a decade of comatose to kill again.
OK, the premise is laughable but the decision to resurrect deranged serial killer Michael Myers is vindicated through a fine movie with several memorable moments and a shocking finale.
Donald Pleasence is on fine form as Myer's increasingly crazed doctor, Sam Loomis, who also survived being blown up in Halloween II. Loomis now walks with the aid of a stick and has burns to his face and hands but is otherwise fine. Blimey! He's almost as indestructible as Myers himself!
Halloween 4 racks up the jumps and gore but loses none of the thrills and excitement form the original movies. Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris are excellent support for Pleasence in one of the best in the Halloween franchise.
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