Halloween 5 (1989)

USA, 1989
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Ultra Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard.

Plot Summary

As Halloween approaches again, Jamie Lloyd has been confined to the Haddonfield’s Children’s Hospital for a year after attacking her step-mother and is under the care of Dr Sam Loomis. Although mute since the events of the previous year, Jamie has now developed a psychic link with her uncle, Michael Myers who has woken from a year-long coma at the bottom of a well and is trying to lure Jamie from the safety of the hospital by stalking her friends and relatives.


Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard
© 1989, Trancas International Films, Inc. and The Return of Myers, a California Limited Partnership
Moustapha Akkad presents. A Magnum Pictures, Inc. production
Executive Producer: Moustapha Akkad
Produced by: Ramsey Thomas
Line Producer: Rich Nathanson
Written by: Michael Jacobs & Dominique Othenin-Girard and Shem Bitterman
Director of Photography: Robert Draper
Edited by: Charles Tetoni
Editor: Jerry Brady
Music by: Alan Howarth
Halloween Theme: John Carpenter
Production Sound Mixer: Mark Sheret
Costume Designer: Simon Tuke
Makeup & Hair Supervisor: Mony Mansano
Special Makeup Effects Designed & Created by: K.N.B. EFX Group
Production Designer: Brenton Swift

Donald Pleasence (Loomis)
Danielle Harris (Jamie)
Ellie Cornell (Rachel)
Beau Starr (Meeker)
Jeffrey Landman (Billy)
Tamara Glynn (Samantha)
Jonathan Chapin (Mike)
Matthew Walker (Spitz)
Wendy Kaplan (Tina)
Betty Carvalho (Nurse Patsey)
Troy Evans (Charlie)
Frank Como (Deputy Nick)
David Ursin (Deputy Tom)
Harper Roisman (mountain man)
Karen Alston (stepmother)
Max Robinson (Dr Hart)
Stanton Davis (young policeman)
Jack North (gardener)
Russ McGinn (the announcer)
Jon Richard Platten (cop at pageant)

Alternative Titles

Halloween 5: Michael Myers’ Revenge – working title
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers – advertising title

Sequel to
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

See also
The Exorcist (1973)



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  • Scapegoat no.1 p.12 – censorship details
  • The Dark Side no.60 p.18 – review
  • Strange Adventures vol.2 no.7 (no.19 August 1990) p.19 – illustrated article (Black Sunday 3 by Steven Jenkins)


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