Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6)

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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers trades the simple, brutal effectiveness of the original for convoluted mysticism, with disastrously dull results.



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Picking up six years after the events of Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, this competently produced but ultimately disappointing sequel attempts to tie up the uneven horror series' loose ends with a less-than-convincing resolution. This installment opens with Jamie Lloyd (J.C. Brandy), young niece of supernatural psycho-killer Michael Myers, giving birth on an altar amid a mysterious Druid ceremony. Before she is killed by her monstrous uncle, Jamie manages to leave her baby in the care of young Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd), who has pursued a lifelong obsession with the horrific Myers family legacy in the town of Haddonfield, IL. Living with members of the Strode family, Tommy comes to suspect that one of them, little Danny Strode (Devin Gardner), is cursed with the same malevolent power that drove Michael to murder several members of his family. When Michael arrives in Haddonfield to find and destroy Jamie's baby, Tommy joins forces with Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), Michael's ex-psychiatrist and a life-long crusader against his sinister former patient, to find the connection between Michael and the Man in Black and end the curse once and for all. Released shortly after Pleasence's death, this confusing, horribly edited blend of tired slasher clichés and X-Files-inspired subplots is a poor testament to the long career of the distinguished and compelling character actor. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

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  • Feb 16, 2016
    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a pretty bad film, but I don't rate it higher than the remake of Halloween. The reason is that it is worth keeping in mind watching the Halloween films as a series. The sixth film is the final, strange, and dissatisfying part of what you might the second trilogy in the Halloween series. The first trilogy involves Laurie Strode and this second trilogy involves Laurie's daughter Jamie and uncovering the mystery of Michael Myers. This film shows that Michael Myers is the way he is because he is a tool of evil, channeling an ancient Samhain curse. Blah blah blah. It would be fine if there was a good payoff her, but I doubt any fans of this second trilogy will be satisfied with the way this ends. Nor will anyone enjoy what they do with Jamie's storyline.
    Billie P Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2015
    I like the idea of bringing back Tommy Doyle as an adult. I don't like every other idea this movie had. But Mikey's got some decent kills, so it's bearable at a stretch.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2014
    This film will only be remembered as a Paul Rudd trivia, as this was his film debut. While this film isn't any good, as rarely any Halloween sequel has been, it wasn't as bad as one would fear. Maybe I've seen so many horror movies that one has to be offensively terrible for me to really even care, but this one had some pretty nasty kills, which somewhat saves the entire experience. While this was a plot point started in the previous film, I found the entire idea that Michael Myers gets his superhuman abilities of this curse, the curse of Thorn, inflicted to him in a Druid ritual really strains credulity. Particularly when this means completely retconning what came in the previous films. I suppose expecting some sort of continuity from a series such as this is simply too much to expect. But I found this to be completely ridiculous and it really made the film a little hard to buy into. Horror movies, in general, certainly depends a lot on the suspension of disbelief as so many of the people in these movies behave like idiots. They behave in many ways that, one would hope, real humans wouldn't. They make it a habit to head TO the danger instead of away from it. Even with that, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for horror films. But this film, with this idea that it was a ritual that's given Michael Myers all this superhuman powers and immortality, that's a little difficult to buy into. It's not as dumb as the whole telekinesis bringing Jason back from the dead, but the same person not being able to kill him with it, in Friday the 13th Part 7, but it's still kinda goofy. At the very least it kinda explains, and justifies, the guy not ever really dying. Really stupid, but it at least explains his abilities. What I liked about this, unlike the Jason movie just I referenced, is that it didn't feel campy. Once you start bringing in telekinesis into the equation to bring someone back to life then it's clear that no fucks are given anymore. WHY WOULD TELEKINESIS EVEN WORK TO BRING SOMEONE BACK TO LIFE??? So fucking stupid! But I digress, at least this film tried, even if it failed, to take its story a little more serious. I think the violence certainly reflects that "darkness". It doesn't really do much, since the film is still fairly terrible, but I can appreciate the effort. I can imagine, if you were a fan of these series, or any of the other slasher series from the 80s, that by the third sequel things just start blending together. It's gonna be hard to differentiate between each particular film, since each sequel, outside of the third film in this franchise, is rehashing the same villain and mostly the same stories. Paranormal Activity is a perfect example of this. If you were to take one scene from each installment in PA and asked me to match it up correctly to the film it belongs to, I would not be able to. Those films are so stylistically similar that it's impossible to tell them apart. I can imagine that same exhaustion for fans of this series. Then again, Paranormal Activity has seen a film released every year since the first one and that's gonna contribute to the fatigue. The Halloween franchise hasn't had that. Halloween 3 was released a year after the second, but the third film was completely unrelated to the first two installments. Halloween 5 was released a year after the 4th one. So this didn't have that fatigue, at the very least. The point is, this film is rehashing old characters and, by the time you reach a sixth installment, it's nigh impossible keeping an ever-expanding and changing audience interested in seeing the same thing over and over again. Really not as terrible as I would've imagined, some of the deaths are good, but I can't really say too much positive about this. If you can get the original film, then watch that instead. You'll thank me for it.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2013
    Attempting to recon the franchise, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers fouls up the series with all kinds of craziness. After being held by a cult for six years Jamie Lloyd escapes with her newborn child and heads for Haddonfield, Illinois, but Michael Myers follows suit in order to complete a ritual sacrifice that calls for him to kill off his family line. The plot is absurd, and is full of insipid characters. Additionally, there's no intensity or suspense to the action scenes, as it's all become tired and routine by now. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a formulaic and stereotypical B-horror film that fails to deliver any scares or thrills.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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