Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
is a 1988 slasher film
and the fourth installment of the Halloween film series
, directed by Dwight H. Little
and written by Alan B. McElroy
. The central plot focuses on Michael Myers
returning home to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd
), the daughter of Laurie Strode
, with Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence
) once more pursuing him.
As the title suggests, this film marks the return of Michael Myers, the central villain of Halloween
(1978) and Halloween II
(1981), due to his absence in Season of the Witch
(1982). Initially, John Carpenter and co-producer Debra Hill retired the Myers plot outline after the second installment of the series, intending to feature a new Halloween-season related plot every sequel, of which Halloween III
would be the first. However, due to the lack of success of the third film, Halloween 4
reintroduced a Myers-related plot.
The film was a moderate box office success—grossing $17 million domestically—on its $5 million budget.
The film begins on October 30, 1988, showing different views of old farm lands. Later that night during a rain shower, an ambulance truck is on its way to pick up Michael... Read More