Rapid Review: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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“I knew what he was, but I never knew why.”
– Dr Sam Loomis

SYNOPSIS: 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. – via IMDB

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GRADE 6I only saw after watching this that it was eventually ruled non-canon, and that’s okay. This was a bit of a messy movie, because there were distinct sections that had possibility, and some of it was realised, and some of it was not. For one, I will always love Pleasence as Loomis, his character is core and so important, and he seems a little more in control of himself in this movie, although it seemed he was given a significantly smaller part. I also liked the fact that we saw a little more of the Strode family – not Laurie’s direct peeps, but the uncle and his family. Speaking of, that uncle was a tosser, and I shed no tears when he was wiped out. Then there is the plot line of bringing Tommy back (Laurie’s charge when she was babysitting in 1978), and I had absolutely not objections to it being the looky and super adorable Paul Rudd, who was an extremely awkward turkey here, but I liked that. I also think it was a good way to look at what happens to people in the wake of a Myers encounter. I think the Halloween sequels get way too much flak, as they are not even remotely as bad as most horror sequels go. Myers was omnipresent again in The Curse of Michael Myers, which at times annoys me because it leaves me asking why and how all the damn time. Also, there was this whole thing about Myers and a mark and some cult and all that, and I was not pleased by this business, that’s for damn sure. It was just silliness, what with symbols that mimic constellations on Halloween, and sacrifices. Pfffff. Too much whishy washy now, if you ask me. Sometimes this movie was shot well, and then other times it was messy and too much flashing and it was too busy on screen. While this is by no means a spectacular film, it is nonetheless entertaining in a ridiculous and silly way, and is certainly different from the other films in this canon. A whole lot different.

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2 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

  1. The Vern says:

    Michael Myers should not have an origin story. The way they explain the whole Thorn Cult thing was just dumb. It’s even edited badly too. What the hell is up with that ending as well. It made no sense. I’m glad you enjoyed it and all, but I really can’t believe that Halloween III got a 2 and this gets a 6.Unless you watched the Producer’s Cut which I heard was better Have you seen The Cinema Snob’s review of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodTESNe3vk

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    • Zoë says:

      I agree – an origin story was totally unnecessary for Michael Myers. I saw this one quite a few times as a kid growing up, played on TV a lot, so probably why I don’t totally despise it, though it is messy. As for Halloween III, I just outright hated that one.

      Will check that review out, thanks for the link.

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