• Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 1999

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

The apparently comatose Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris). After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) remains on the killer's path.

Cast: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur, Michael Pataki, Beau Starr, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Jenson

Director: Dwight H. Little

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Trancas International Films Inc.

Keywords: Doctor , Sister , House , 1980s , Pursuit , Survival , Hospital , Revenge , Suspenseful , Dark , Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Miami Herald

    Besides the clever name and some striking images from director Dwight H. Little, the only other entertaining bits in Halloween 4 come from Donald Pleasence. [29 Oct 1988, p.C4]

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The final minute of Halloween 4 remains as unsettling today as it was during its 1988 theatrical run. The real reason to see this movie is not for the predictable build-up, but for the cliffhanger provided by director Dwight H. Little and screenwriter Alan B. McElroy. show more

  • 70

    Danielle Harris deserves a lot of credit for her work in Halloween 4. It's hard to find truly believable child actors in general, and in the realm of a film like this, it's easy to expect the worst, yet she is very credible and relatable and took an idea that probably had some fans cringing -- a little girl as the hero of a Halloween sequel! -- and made it work. show more

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