31 Days of Halloween: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers & Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

After a break in the third movie, Michael returns again to complete the Halloween series. 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 

Laurie Strode died in a car accident (no she didn’t) and left behind her daughter Jamie. 

8 year-old Jamie lives with a foster family, but carries the stigma that her uncle was a brutal killer. Jamie has terrible night terrors, dreaming about Michael coming to get her. 

When Jamie’s foster parents make plans to go out on Halloween night, her foster sister Rachel is stuck babysitting her. Rachel never care too much about Jamie’s presences in her home but she tries to be nice to her since the kid has had a rough deal in life. 

Since it’s Halloween night and all, Michael awakens from the coma he’s been in since the second movie and returns to Haddonfield to kill Jamie. 

Dr. Loomis is back to hunting down Michael and warning the people of Haddonfield about his return. 

I love the ending of this movie because it opens the door to what’s ahead in the series. At this point we still don’t know why Michael wants to kill his family but it shows that it’s something that could effect Jamie or another child. 

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 

A year after Michael first attacked Jamie, she is mute and in a psych ward. She remains traumatized by Michael and suddenly telepathically connected to him. When he awakens to return to Haddonfield, she can see his every move and every kill.

Michael sets out to kill everyone in Jamie’s life to get to her and Dr. Loomis is on stand by to stop him. Yet again. 

Like all the other times, Michael kills a lot of people, unsuccessfully tries to kill his descent until he is stopped. 

After Michael is taken to the police station, he is broken out by the mysterious man in black (later to be revealed in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers) The same man takes Jamie away all is explained in the next movie. 

Again this sequel provides the stepping stones for the completion of Michael’s story which happens in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. 

There is something unspokenly special about Halloween 4 & 5. I don’t really know why AMC has always had a boner about playing the two together all the time during the Halloween season and sometimes off season. I don’t know if it has to do with Danielle Harris being so damn adorable in the two movies or just because AMC digs these more than the others. I do feel like these two pair off together as perfectly as the first two Halloween movies.  

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