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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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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.

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Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Loomis
Paul Rudd ... Tommy Doyle (as Paul Stephen Rudd)
Marianne Hagan ... Kara Strode
Mitchell Ryan ... Dr. Wynn
Kim Darby ... Debra Strode
Bradford English Bradford English ... John Strode
Keith Bogart ... Tim Strode
Mariah O'Brien ... Beth
Leo Geter ... Barry Simms
J.C. Brandy ... Jamie Lloyd
Devin Gardner Devin Gardner ... Danny Strode
Susan Swift ... Mary
George P. Wilbur ... The Shape
Janice Knickrehm Janice Knickrehm ... Mrs. Blankenship
Alan Echeverria Alan Echeverria ... Dr. Bonham
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Storyline

Six years after Michael Myers' last massacre in Haddonfield, Jamie Lloyd has a child, but is then killed by Michael. Michael is allied with the Cult of Thorn, who both protect him and gave him the Curse of Thorn, the reason he killed all of his family. The Strode Family also moved into the Myers' house and are stalked by Michael. Sam Loomis and Tommy Doyle, a boy Laurie babysat during Michael's first rampage, are now out to stop Michael and the cult. Michael heads to kill Jamie's son and the rest of Laurie's family, but Dr. Loomis and Tommy plan to stop the curse, defeat the cult, stop Michael, and put an end to his murderous rampages, once and for all. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Haddonfield is ready to celebrate Halloween.... so is Michael Myers! See more »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Trancas International Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hall6ween See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,308,529, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$15,116,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,116,634
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (producer's cut) | (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wendy Benson-Landes auditioned for the role of Kara Strode. See more »

Goofs

When Kara calls home, Beth answers a cordless phone, but the base station would not work without electricity. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie Lloyd: Oh god Michael, please don't hurt me.
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Alternate Versions

Producer's Cut also expands on certain scenes in the movie. This includes the following:
  • There are no "flashes" to previous / upcoming scenes throughout the movie, as with the theatrical release.
  • More dialogue between Loomis and Wynn when Wynn visits Loomis at his house. Wynn asks Loomis why he is "listening to this jerk" Barry Simms, and Loomis says he's recording it because it's a program about Haddonfield. He then goes on to say that he recently had plastic surgery, to remove some of the scarring on his face and "not frighten little children anymore". Then Wynn announces his plan to retire, thus bringing on the toast to "old friends".
  • More dialogue playing over the radio during this scene. There are also a number of different callers than in the theatrical release.
  • Kara performs a "chant" for Danny when he has his nightmare. She warns the "evil spirits" to stay away and reminds them that they "know the rules".
  • An extra scene of Debra and John watching Kara through the window as she leaves for college. Debra says "it's not about her, John... it's about you", and that she doesn't care what Kara has done in the past because she's their daughter. John replies by saying that Kara is no longer his daughter.
  • The scene with Dawn (Wynn's secretary) telling Loomis and Wynn that Jamie Lloyd's body has been found is extended. Wynn tells her to put the sanitarium on a "Code Red Lock-down" for 24 hours, and then says to Loomis that if Michael is alive, he plans on "bringing him back to Smith's Grove".
  • The scene where Loomis and Wynn drive to the farm is also extended. Because Jamie survives Michael's initial attack in this version, she is taken to hospital, and Loomis blames himself for everything as she is wheeled to an ambulance. He also has an encounter with the new Sheriff, who tells him that he and Wynn have "no business in Haddonfield", and to go back to their "loony bin".
  • There are a few alternate angles during the scene where Debra finds out whose house they are really living in. Loomis goes into more detail about Michael, and when Debra is on the phone to John, there are again some alternate angles. Also, when she drops the phone, the dial tone can be heard, whereas it can't in the theatrical release.
  • Barry Simms' death is also done slightly different. There a couple of alternate angles, and a scene after he is stabbed with the camera panning away to show another van parked nearby with the words "WKNB Radio" on the hood.
  • There are more alternate angles when Tommy finds Barry's body. The little girl dancing under the tree also sings "it's raining red" instead of saying it.
  • The ending credits are also completely different, with a few changes to the cast list as well.
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Produced by Michael Ciravolo
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Not as bad as you might think.
21 January 2001 | by squir1ySee all my reviews

Believe it or not, I found Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers to be very entertaining. But it had the same feeling as part 5, not really scary but entertaining. This movie had it's good and bad qualities just like the other sequels.

Good stuff:

1. The tenseful beginning. It had quite a sad, but gruesome, end to it.

2. I thought the music was awesome. That was the films highest point. Those guitar riffs were sweet.

3. The characters were very intriguing, particularly Tommy Doyle. Kara, Tim and Beth were likable characters.

4. The mask was pretty cool, compared to the last one.

Bad stuff:

1. TOO much gore! That's not really the Halloween trademark.

2. Lack of screen time for Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis.

3. Too many unanswered questions. One I'd like to know is when is the producer's cut going to come out?

All in all, I enjoyed this movie, but it's not the original. 7/10


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