• Quotes (28)
• Plot Description
• Shooting Locations
Oct 21, 1988 (USA)
DVD Release Date
• R1: Aug 10, 1999
• R2: 28 Jan 2002
1 hour, 28 minutes
Studio Galaxy International Films, Trancas International Films
More info on IMDb.com
• Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
|Genre: Thriller, Horror, Slasher, Psychos, Suspense, Halloween, Serial Killer, School / Campus, Cult Classic, Animals, Teenage, Revenge, Murder, Doctor|
Tagline: Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
Plot: This fourth installment of the series takes place ten years after the original and finds the man in the William Shatner mask in a coma and being transferred from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove. However, the van gets into a horrible accident, skidding off the road and exploding. Predictably, Myers' body is nowhere to be found in the wreckage, alarming both the skeptical police and the indefatigable Dr. Loomis (Pleasence). Soon, Myers is spotted back in Haddonfield, and it becomes obvious that his next target is his young niece, Jamie. His return has whipped the town into a frenzied mob, which proves to be unfortunate for the Halloween revelers who have chosen the popular "Michael Myers" mask as their costume. Often considered the best of the sequels, THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS is a return to form for the series after the debacle of HALLOWEEN
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Discussion forum for this movie
So we have great direction, creepy atmosphere, a solid cast, a fantastic score, and an above average script. ... But be warned, after seeing the creepy-ass ending of this one you'll want to rent part 5 soon enough. One of the best horror sequels i've seen in any slasher series.
--Ian Button (Diabolical-Dominion.com)
Of all the sequels this is probably one of the best ones because it has some decent suspense, manages a couple of cool deaths and is entertaining. Plus it uses John Carpenter’s original score fine.
The pacing is too slow, and although there are some interesting parts near the end--and the finale of the film is great--the whole thing is just too deliberate. A middle-of-the-road film. 54/100
--Jack Witzig (ColdSpot)
Despite its overall success, the film has some weak moments... That didn't stop the film from being a huge (for its size) hit...
| Directed by|
Dwight H. Little
Murder at 1600, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
| Music By|
Big Trouble in Little China, Christine, Halloween II
|The film takes an especially interesting twist at the end. I won’t give it away, but the ending may be what saves this film from being just another guy with a knife killing teens movie. |
--Nichols686, AKA: Nic (Bloody-Disgusting.com)