I had a research error when I first bought this series and watched this one before the 4th one and had to double back to watch that one to get that review up. Stupid, yes I know…but doesn’t really change how I actually felt about it. It was really to get some of the story. Lets check it out, shall we?
Director: Joe Chappelle
Cast: Donald Pleasance, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitch Ryan, Devin Gardner
Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael’s child. She runs to Haddonfield to get Dr. Loomis to help her again. Meanwhile, the family that adopted Laurie Strode is living in the Myers house and are being stalked by Myers. It’s the curse of Thorn that Michael is possessed by that makes him kill his family. And it’s up to Tommy Doyle, the boy from Halloween, and Dr. Loomis, to stop them all.- IMDB
**Let me just say sorry that I have to keep copying summaries from IMDB. I already have a lot of Halloween marathon posts backed up because of overtime at work. I literally have no time to do anything else. I still really hope that time would slow down. I’m going to try my absolute best to get in another review sometime today. Worst comes to worst, I’ll extend it to November 1st 🙂 Now lets get to the actual review! **
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers isn’t all that bad as a horror movie. I found it was more mystery than anything. Sure, he runs around slashing people to get to Jamie’s baby but its pretty predictable. After so many, is it so hard to figure out his next move and well, that he just will never die. When I first watched this before the 4th, I felt it was better, although it does try to pull everything together. There were parts that was kind of fun. I can tell you though, one thing that didn’t work for me was some of the annoying characters, and it was quite nice to see them get killed off by Michael. Mean, yes but my patience has been especially low…
Is there really a lot of story here? Maybe more than the rest in the series in my opinion. It wasn’t a perfect story with so many illogical things. For example, no one sees a blood trail in a public bus station or hears a crying newborn in the bathroom. Maybe no one needs to pee before a long bus ride. What can I say, who knows what people do, maybe back in the days, everyone’s bladder works a million times better than now? However, I did appreciate that it tried to bring back older characters when they grew up. This is where I’ll start looking at the actors. For once, I know an actor in this! Paul Rudd! I was trying to figure out who he was the whole time. He plays Tommy Doyle and he was rather likeable. I just don’t know why he felt the absolute need to stop Michael and felt it was his mission, so he was in all means a hero.
About now, I’m starting to feel extremely horrible for the character of Dr. Loomis. He always gets caught up in these things and we all learn one of the reasons why in this one. The doctor even retired from all this to get away and just live life, but he always has to get involved even with a cane. He is the connection of all the Halloweens (except the third) and it gives it a lot to like and some flow from the previous installment.
Overall, The Curse of Michael Myers is alright at best. I didn’t hate it except for some annoying characters but they exit relatively quick. I liked that I know Paul Rudd, who probably was a nobody back then but at least I know who he is. It works hard to connect the stories and build up on what its all about. If you did start watching the series, you won’t hate watching this one to follow up the previous one. 🙂
I still have to watch Halloween H2O in my busy schedule. I don’t have the absolute last one (Resurrection?) and I won’t have time to watch it, so I’m going to postpone it. Suffice to say, my work schedule is putting everything off a bit but I’ll aim to get everything (Halloween-related) up by Friday.