Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Watch Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

"Terror Never Rests in Peace."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 4.7  (41,669)
  • 10

In 1995, the iconic horror franchise returned with another chapter in its ongoing saga of masked killer Michael Myers in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Directed by Joe Chappelle and written by Daniel Farrands, the film once again starred Donald Pleasence in his final performance as Dr. Sam Loomis, the psychiatrist who had been tracking Michael for years, as well as introducing up-and-coming actor Paul Rudd in one of his earliest roles.

The film picks up six years after the events of Halloween 5, with Michael having escaped custody once again and Dr. Loomis continuing his quest to stop him at all costs. As Halloween approaches, a young woman named Kara Strode (played by Marianne Hagan) and her family move into the Myers house, setting off a chain of events that lead to Michael's return to Haddonfield and the revelation of an ancient curse that has been tied to him for centuries.

The Curse of Michael Myers is certainly not the strongest entry in the Halloween franchise, with a convoluted plot and some questionable choices in terms of character development and pacing. However, there are still some memorable moments and effective scares that make it worth a watch for die-hard fans of the series.

One of the biggest draws of the film is the inclusion of Paul Rudd as Tommy Doyle, a character who appeared in the original 1978 Halloween as a young boy being babysat by Laurie Strode. Rudd plays him with a brooding intensity, as he becomes obsessed with Michael and his supposed ties to a secret cult that has been manipulating his actions. It's a unique take on the character that injects some fresh energy into the film.

Marianne Hagan's performance as Kara is also solid, bringing a likable but flawed quality to the character that makes her a bit more relatable than some of the other heroines in the series. There's a real sense of danger surrounding her as Michael closes in on her and her family, and her struggles to protect her young son add an emotional depth to the story.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Halloween movie without some gruesome kills, and The Curse of Michael Myers definitely delivers in that department. There's a particularly brutal scene involving a cop and a farm implement that's sure to make viewers squirm, and Michael's stoic presence as he stalks his prey is as unnerving as ever. The climax of the film is especially intense, with a flurry of action and suspense that leads to a satisfying conclusion (if you can follow all the twists and turns of the plot, that is).

Overall, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a flawed but entertaining addition to the franchise, offering up some new twists and turns for the iconic killer while still delivering on the scares that made him a horror icon. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking for a spooky Halloween night movie, it's definitely worth checking out.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a 1995 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7 and a MetaScore of 10.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    4.7  (41,669)
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