Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)
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During a sanitarium transfer, Michael Myers murders his hospital escorts and brutally murders the staff of a gas station. Dr Loomis hears of the incident, and he is confident that Myers is planning to return to Haddonfield to kill his niece. He confronts Michael in the empty gas station, but he escapes. When Loomis finally arrives in Haddonfield, the sun is down and the children have begun trick or treating. He warns the police, and they, in turn, order the entire town into a state of curfew as they hunt for Myers. A group of rednecks leaded by a man named "Earl" attempt to capture Myers for themselves. As this happens, the entire town of Haddonfield falls into a state of darkness as a blackout occurs. Can they wit stand the devil in human form?
Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
Title: Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
Release Date: October 21, 1988
Runtime: 88 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
Dwight H. Little
Donald Pleasence ...Dr. Sam Loomis
Ellie Cornell ...Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris ...Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur ...Michael Myers
Michael Pataki ...Dr. Hoffman
Beau Starr ...Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont ...Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson ...Brady
Gene Ross ...Earl
Carmen Filpi ...Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O'Connor ...Security Guard
Jeff Olson ...Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston ...Darlene Carruthers
Nancy Borgenicht ...Woman Attendant
David Jensen ...Man Attendant
Rand Kennedy ...Trooper #1
Don Glover ...Trooper #2
Robert Conder ...Trooper #3
Richard Jewkes ...Trooper #4
Jordan Bradley ...Kyle
Richy Cumba ...Boy
Stephanie Dees ...Girl
Leslie L. Rohland ...Lindsey
M.J. McDonnell ...Dr. Hoffman's Assistant
Harlow Marks ...Power Worker
Richard Stay ...Wade
Danny Ray ...Tommy
Michael Flynn ...Deputy Pierce
Beverly Rowland ...Elderly Woman (as Beverly Booth Rowland)
George Sullivan ...Deputy Logan
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Alan B. McElroy
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Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers Horror Film Trailer 1
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- Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
- 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!
- HE'S BACK!
- Horror has returned to Haddonfield
- It's gonna be one hell of a family reunion!
- Jack Sayer: You're huntin' it, ain't ya? Yeah, you're huntin' it alright, just like me! Dr. Samuel Loomis: What are you hunting, Mr. Sayer? Jack Sayer: Apocalypse, End of the World, Armageddon. It always has a face and a name. I've been huntin' the bastard for 30 years, give or take. Came real close a time or two. Too damn close! You can't kill damnation, Mister. It don't die like a man dies!
Dr. Samuel Loomis: You talk about him as if he were a human being. That part of him died years ago.
Dr. Samuel Loomis: The state police will be here soon. Jamie: And then we'll be safe? Dr. Samuel Loomis: Yes. Jamie: You don't believe that, do you? [checks door, then pauses] Dr. Samuel Loomis: No...
[after all the cops at the station are slaughtered] Sheriff Ben Meeker: How could a man do this, Loomis? Tell me. Dr. Samuel Loomis: This isn't a man. Sheriff Ben Meeker: Then what is he? Tell me! What the hell are we dealing with here? Dr. Samuel Loomis: Evil.
Sheriff Ben Meeker: I got a town full of beer bellies running around in the dark with shot guns! Who's gonna be next?
- Series creator John Carpenter wrote a treatment for this film, that was a more ghostly psychological approach to the Michael Myers mythos. It concerned the town of Haddonfield and what effect the events of the first two films have had on the it's citizens. This concept was later rejected by the producers in favor of the typical slasher fare, at which point in time John Carpernter bailed out of the film, making this the first film in the series to have no participation from him.
The girl who drove Rachel and Jamie to the costume store was named Lindsey and is approximately 17 years old. In Halloween (1978), Jamie Lee Curtis babysat a seven year old named Lindsey.
After viewing a rough edit it was decided that the movie was too soft, so they brought in special effects wizard John Carl Buechler for one day of extra "blood" filming. The thumb in the forehead and the redneck's head getting twisted were both done by him.
A construction paper cutout of Michael Myers can be seen on a door on the second floor of the school just as Jamie and Dr. Loomis climb the stairs.
Melissa Joan Hart auditioned for the role of Jamie.
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