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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.

Director:

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 »

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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

Daniel Farrands wanted Christopher Lee to play Dr. Terence Wynn in the film but it never happened, the same situation happened when John Carpenter offered Lee the Dr. Loomis role in Halloween (1978),9. The producers didn't agree, "they felt this guy, the villain from Lethal Weapon would be a better choice," says Farrands. "I still disagree." See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) The text of the newspaper cuttings on Tommy's wall do not relate to the events of the original Halloween. While the headlines refer to Michael's killings, the body of the articles discuss, amongst other subjects, an international conference and political difficulties for a city mayor. See more »

Quotes

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

There is a version of this sixth Halloween film which has many scenes not shown in the theatrical release, as well as a different title/logo, different character developments, and a different ending. This "Producer's Cut"'s most noticeable differences are: See more »


Soundtracks

And Fools Shine On
Written by Damon Johnson and Marti Frederiksen (as Marti Fredricksen)
Performed by Brother Cane
Courtesy of Virgin Records of America, Inc.
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They'll never get rid of ol' Mickey!!
16 March 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

In case anyone's still bothering to count: here we have the SIXTH episode in the wacky adventures of mass murderer Michael Myers and the good people of Haddonfield; Illinois apparently STILL don't realize that the white-masked dude can't possibly be killed. The biggest trump of this mid-90's installment, however, is that "Halloween" goes occult! Nearly twenty years and four long feature films ("Season of the Witch" not included) later, this new script suddenly suggests that Myer's nature of pure evil might have been inflicted onto him and that there even exist cults that worship his persona. How about that? I wonder if John Carpenter had any thoughts in that direction when he initially thought up the simple premise of a maniac butchering babysitters! Guess not… Anyway, this weirdo cult offers Michael to kill his last niece alive as well as her newborn baby so that his direct bloodline is finished off completely. The girl escapes and the baby ends up in home sweet home Haddonfield where many people will meet their deaths again. Maybe I just was in an extraordinary good mood when I saw this film, but I really didn't think it was that bad. It even qualifies as the series' second best entry, as the atmosphere is quite sinister and the murder-sequences are delightfully gory & sadistic. Unlike part five, which was a really awful film, "The Curse of Michael Myers" isn't overly talkative or irritatingly dull and Joe Chapelle's directing is surprisingly solid. Even Carpenter's legendary music received a techno update and – believe it or not – it actually works stimulating. The acting performances are more than adequate with Paul Rudd as the adult version of Tommy; the boy Jamie Lee Curtis was babysitting in the original. Donald Pleasance's share in the script has been reduced to a supportive role, but maybe it's better like that, since the poor man looks very fatigue and ill. Pleasance passed away before the film ever hit the theaters and therefore it's dedicated to his memory. An admirable effort.


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