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.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!Written by
George P. Wilbur, who had portrayed The Shape in the previous film, did not express interest in returning to play the role (although he did work as a stunt player on the film). Don Shanks was cast to play the speech-less, white-masked murderer. Shanks had already played a similar character in the first two Silent Night, Deadly Night films. See more »
We see the police, along with Jamie and Dr. Loomis, set up a stakeout at Michael Myers' house. But a few scenes later, we see that Michael Myers has an attic full of dead bodies. Why didn't the police find these when they searched the attic before the stakeout? See more »
Just great the old silent treatment, huh, Mike? What I do wrong this time? Huh? Is it because I wanna see Jamie? Nothing Mike, that's what I get. Nothing. Stop here. I want a pack of cigarettes.
[car speeds up past the store]
I said stop the goddamn car. I wanna pack of cigarettes.
Come on. Well?
[car backs up]
Great. Psycho boyfriend.
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In the documentary "Inside Halloween 5" a cut scene is shown of a man removing Michaels mask and looking at it weirdly. Another scene cut was removed because it was considered too graphic. As Jamie is trying to climb back up in the laundry chute Michael stabs Jamie through her ankle. When Jamie emerges from the laundry chute you can see her ankle wounded and bleeding. See more »
Halloween 5 was one of those films that left one feeling unfulfilled after watching it despite being a fan of the series.
Halloween 5 seemed to be trying to emulate the original which just cannot be done. It seemed to succeed in being fairly atmospheric but there wasn't much gore in the film. The late Donald Pleasance was back but he didn't seem to have the impact he had in the original and parts 2 and 3. Loomis was still a great character.
There are two areas which can be commended. Danielle Harris once again did a great job as the niece of Michael Myers and Michael Myers himself was becoming a bit more human which I don't think is a bad thing. Villains can only be inhuman for so long. Also, if you watch the ending you'll get a bit of history on Michael Myers but unfortunately later films did not capitalise on it. That was a shame.
All in all, Halloween 5 was decent enough and I shall probably rent the DVD.
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