Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers


Gosh, even worse than I remembered. Starts with a stupid retcon of 4's promising conclusion and only gets dumber from there. The opening has Michael Myers floating down stream like Leo in The Revenant and being taken in by a strange hermit with a parrot, only to abandon the plot thread as Myers awakens a year later to kill again (???), which is all fine and dandy except the characters are as dull as a bag of rocks and the atmosphere takes a significant downgrade, opting for fantastical, European flourishes and goofy subplots. All the while we have Donald Pleasence as a raving madman who hardly says intelligible words and a Michael Myers mask that curves out at the bottom, making it look twice its supposed size. Cool opening credits and some spooky sets in the final act does very little to help its cause.