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- "You're talking about him as if he were a human being. That part of him died years ago."
- ―Sam Loomis
|Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers|
|Title:||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers|
|Directed by:||Dwight H. Little|
|Written by:||Dhani Lipsius; Larry Rattner; Benjamin Ruffner; Alan B. McElroy|
|Produced by:||Moustapha Akkad; Paul Freeman; Anthony Masi; M.N. Sanousi|
|Music by:||Alan Howarth|
|Cinematography:||Peter Lyons Collister|
|Edited by:||Curtiss Clayton|
|Distributed by:||Trancas International Films|
|Released:||October 21st, 1988|
|Running time:||88 min. (1 hr. 28 min.)|
|Previous:||Halloween III: Season of the Witch|
|Next:||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers|
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film of the slasher sub-genre directed by Dwight H. Little. It is the fourth installment in the original eight-film Halloween franchise. The film was released theatrically in the United States on October 21st, 1988 and was produced by Moustapha Akkad and Trancas International Films. This film returns to the setting of the first two Halloween films (ignoring the third installment) and introduces the character of Jamie Lloyd. Lloyd is the central protagonist of the fourth and fifth films and makes a brief appearance in the beginning of the sixth film. The seventh installment in the series, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later ignores the events of the fourth through sixth films, placing their canonicity into question.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Donald Pleasence||Doctor Sam Loomis|
|Ellie Cornell||Rachel Carruthers|
|Danielle Harris||Jamie Lloyd|
|George P. Wilbur||Michael Myers|
|Michael Pataki||E.W. Hoffman|
|Beau Starr||Sheriff Ben Meeker|
|Kathleen Kinmont||Kelly Meeker|
|Carmen Filpi||Reverend Jackson P. Sayer|
|Raymond O'Connor||Jones, security guard|
|Jeff Olson||Richard Carruthers|
|Karen Alston||Darlene Carruthers|
|Nancy Borgenicht||L. Evans|
|David Jensen||J. Black|
|Rand Kennedy||Trooper #1|
|Don Glover||Trooper #2|
|Leslie H. Rohland||Lindsey|
|M.J. McDonnell||Doctor Hoffman's assistant|
|Harlow Marks||Power worker|
|Mitchell Flynn||Deputy Pierce|
|Beverly Booth Rowland||Elderly woman|
|George Sullivan||Deputy Logan|
|Ron Harrison||Hick kid|
|Walt Logan Field||Unger|
|Michael Ruud||Big Al|
|Eric Hart||Orrin Gateway|
|Don Ré Sampson||State policeman|
|Kelly Lookinland||Dead Penney's Gas waitress|
|Erik Preston||Young Michael Myers|
|D.L. Walker||Mental patient|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers was first released on VHS on September 29th, 1993 by 20th Century Fox. It was first released to DVD on July 20th, 1999 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Actresses Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris provide audio commentary on the DVD.
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is the third film to feature serial killer Michael Myers. Myers did not appear in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which took place in an alternate continuity from that of the other films.
- This movie was adapted in the Halloween IV novelization written by Nicholas Grabowsky and published by Guild Press on October 1st, 1988.
- Grossed $6,831,250 in its opening weekend. 
- Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Laurie Strode in Halloween and Halloween II was asked to return for the fourth film, but declined for another film project. 
- Danielle Harris, who plays Jamie Lloyd in this film, goes on to play the role of Annie Brackett in Rob Zombie's remakes of the films Halloween and Halloween II. The role of Annie Brackett was originally played by Nancy Kyes in the first Halloween and Halloween II.
- The tagline for this film is, "Ten years ago HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back!"
- Actress Ellie Cornell also auditioned for the lead role of Alice Johnson in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, but the part ultimately went to actress Lisa Wilcox.
- Actor Michael Pataki shares the same birthday as franchise creator, John Carpenter. They were both born on January 16th. Pataki was born in 1938 and Carpenter was born in 1948.
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Ambulance 534; Axe; Ben Meeker; Brady; Burn victims; Butcher knife; Carruthers residence; Darlene Carruthers; Deputy; Dogs; Doll; E. W. Hoffman; Haddonfield; Halloween; Mental health facility; Illinois; J. Black; Jamie Lloyd; Jones; L. Evans; Laurie Strode; Michael Myers; Mill Creek; Nightmare; Pitchfork; Psychopath; Pumpkin; Rachel Carruthers; Richard Carruthers; Ridgemont Federal Sanitarium; Scarecrow; Security guard; Sheriff; Smith's Grove Sanitarium; Sundae; Thumb in the head; Vincent Drug; Wade; Warren County
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