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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)


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In Halloween 5, one of the less successful of the series of sequels to the original Halloween, the infamous Michael Myers (Donald Shanks), returns to stalk his niece and kill her. Jamie (Danielle Harris) is hospitalized and unable to speak because of her trauma during Michael's last killing spree. She has visions of where Michael will appear and kill again, and he intends to stop her. Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is working with Jamie to help her find Michael and lock him away. But, there is



Sep 5, 2000

Trancas International Films Inc.

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A bit more refined in its details than the conventional horror movie.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A prime example of the principle of diminishing reruns.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Sub-par filler for completists of the series only.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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This is an uneven Halloween addition, but also more ambitious than the norm.

October 28, 2008 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Completed the transition to full-fledged brainless slasherdom begun in Halloween 4 at at time when the brainless slasher film was at its very worst.

August 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Frustrating, confusing, loud, and offensive.

August 27, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Poor Dr. Loomis' nerves are pretty much shot at this point, leading to some unintenionally hilarious moments.

August 18, 2006 Full Review Source:

I can see how the hardcore Halloween-heads can find some small nuggets of fun in this particular sequel, but in my eyes the series ended with the explosion in Halloween 2.

July 20, 2006 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

[The film's been infused] with a run-of-the-mill slasher vibe, complete with oversexed teenagers and moronic authority figures.

July 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

a step down on the quality ladder

June 10, 2005

'Halloween 5: The Failure of Michael Myers' would be more accurate, though admittedly not as appealing in a mass-marketing sense.

November 29, 2003 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

A relatively uninspired entry in the Halloween series.

November 4, 2003 Full Review Source:

Weak Halloween entry. Maintains the status quo, no new developments.

August 13, 2003

A guilty pleasure...the knife's not blunt yet

July 11, 2003

Filming this sequel, the ultimate revenge!

October 14, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

for most of the running time, one wonders what is the purpose of the movie outside of rehashing old slasher cliches

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
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Audience Reviews for Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Fifth entry in the Halloween franchise is an interesting direction for the series. Halloween 5 offers a darker take on the tale. It's pretty much more of the same as before, but it does have a few more things going for it. To say the least, the film has a few more creepy scenes added in the mix. Halloween is another solid sequel but at times it's pretty weak, but it does have a lot of redeeming qualities only diehard Halloween fans would love. The film does possess a very atmosphere, which adds so much to the overall film. As far as sequels are concerned, this fifth entry is a fine installment that though flawed, manages to delivers some good, effective jolts. But like I previously stated, this film does have a few weak moments, but overall, the film is pretty solid, and delivers something that the fans will enjoy. There have been a few bad sequels, but this fifth entry is not one of them. Die-Hard fans will be pleased with this one. I enjoyed the dark, creepy atmosphere. The acting here was pretty good as well, and the story was pretty well constructed as well. Usually sequels lose their intensity, but with this fifth entry, the filmmakers have made one of the better installments in the series, and considering that this is the fifth film, that says something. Halloween F is a good follow-up to the fourth entry in the franchise. A good entry, but not the best.
September 17, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Dr. Samuel Loomis: I prayed that he would burn in hell. But in my heart, I knew that hell would not have him.

"MIchael Lives, and This TIme They're Ready."

I can't say that I hated Halloween 5: The Reveng of Michael Myers, but the extent to which I cared went down exponetially. It seemsto have lost that appeal numbers 1,2 and 4 had. Still, it's a fairly decent slasher and again, a somewhat fun time. SLasher franchises can only go on so long before they start to become tiresome and halfway through this one I had become almost tuned out to what was going on on the screen. I watched, but I really didn't care all that much.

The movie is probably the second most ridiculous in the franchise, only behind Season of the Witch. THe mind connection between Michael and Jamie is stupid and poorly done. The only thing that really kept me watching and will make me watch the last couple in this series was my respect for the first couple and number four. I really enjoyed those three, so I thought I would give this a chance. I'm somewhat glad I did because I did like aspects of it, such as the barn scenewhere we are presented with 2 or 3 false scares.

There have been worse slashers, but this is definitely the weakest SLASHER in the series. Don't evenask what number three was. It was a good franchise while it lasted.
September 13, 2011
Melvin White

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    1. Dr. Loomis: I prayed that he would burn in hell. But in my heart, I knew that hell would not have him.
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    1. Jamie Lloyd: (talking to Michael Myers before she unmasks him) Uncle! Boogeyman? Let me see. See? You look just like me.
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    1. Dr. Loomis: (to Jamie) We both know, that he's alive. But you know where he is!
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