Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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3.0 Overall Score
Story: 2/10
Acting: 3/10
Visuals: 3/10

Not much

Dull, lifeless sequel, horrible story, Donald Pleasance goes out with a whimper

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  Halloween:  The Curse of Michael Myers

Studio:  Dimension Films

Genre(s):  Horror/B-Movie

Release Date(s):  September 29, 1995

MPAA Rating:  R

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I’ve grown tired of killing…I think I shall quit and open an alpaca farm

Jamie Lloyd (J.C. Brandy) has escaped the druid cult called the Thorn holding her and Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) with her child.  When Michael is released to hunt Jamie, he kills her only to find the baby is gone.  Now Michael is headed back to Haddonfield where one of his original near victims Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd) is waiting for him.  Now Michael wants the child and the relatives who live in his home, but the motives of the Thorn are revealed…only Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) and Tommy stand in his way.

Directed by Joe Chappelle, Halloween:  The Curse of Michael Myers (also known as Halloween 6:  The Curse of Michael Myers and originally titled Halloween 666) was a notorious movie in that it was full of cuts and rewrites.  The movie followed Halloween 5:  The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and a director’s cut version pieced together by fans has floated around for years.

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Why must I die this way?

The movie is bad.  The plot with the Thorn is just so bizarre and though it had been previously set up in the last couple Halloween movies, it feels really unnecessary for Michael’s evil to have a purpose (a problem I also had with the Rob Zombie version of Halloween).

Oddly enough, the druid thing almost ties in Halloween III:  Season of the Witch (1982), and it should have been marketed that way.  That film revolved around Stonehenge worshippers and it would have been halfway cool for it to be part of the true Halloween continuity when everyone always assumed it was a stand along story…yet, that never happened.

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Well…Everyone has to start somewhere…

The acting in the film is awful.  It is a shame that it is a great actor like Donald Pleasance’s “swan song” in that he died shortly after making it (he looks very teetery in the production.  Paul Rudd who went on to bigger and better things (this is his film premiere) is so wooden and doesn’t appear to know what he’s doing.  Most of the actors probably could have done better, but the script is an awful hodgepodge of stereotypical characters that goes nowhere.

Halloween:  The Curse of Michael Myers represents the end of the “classic” Halloween franchise.  It was poorly received (like many of the sequels, and the whole series was rebooted for the first time in 1998 with the horribly titled Halloween H20:  20 Years Later.

Related Links:

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween III:  Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween 4:  The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 5:  The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween H20:  20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween:  Resurrection (2002)

Halloween (2007)

Halloween II (2009)

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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