Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB

USA, 1989, , , , .   Screenplay by , Dominique Othenin-Girard, , based on characters created by , .   Cinematography by Produced by Music by .   Production Design by .   Costume Design by Film Editing by , .

After recapping the end of Halloween 4, we skip ahead a year to, yet again, another Halloween eve when that killer Shape is still, despite all the harm done him, still in killer shape and setting out to cause more mayhem in Haddonfield, Illinois.  His niece Jamie () caused quite a commotion at the end of the last film (and, quite frankly, we’re disappointed with where they went with it), now being kept under observation at a children’s clinic under the care of an increasingly agitated .  As Michael Myers approaches in his coveralls, brandishing his giant kitchen knife, we get to know the usual assortment of charmingly reckless teens who will soon be fodder for his murderous appetite.  There seems to be an attempt to make something more than just a collection of slice and dice set-ups but nothing really lifts off the ground here, it’s uninspired and tedious when it’s trying its hardest to be creative and dynamic.  No one is expecting anything that will come close to the original at this point, but something easier to sit through would be really appreciated.

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