Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

USA, 1995
88m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Ultra Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Joe Chappelle.

Plot Summary

Jamie Lloyd has been abducted by a cult of druids who protect her uncle, the Autumnal serial killer Michael Myers. Six years later she manages to escape their clutches after giving birth to Michael’s child and seeks out psychiatrist Dr Sam Loomis. Meanwhile, The family that adopted her has moved into the old Myers house and Michael is coming for them.

Credits

Crew
Director: Joe Chappelle
Halloween VI Productions, Miramax Films, Nightfall
Executive Producer: Moustapha Akkad
Producer: Paul Freeman
Associate Producer: Malek Akkad
Script: Daniel Farrands
Characters: Debra Hill, John Carpenter
Director of Photography: Billy Dickson
Editor: Randolph K. Bricker
Music: Alan Howarth, Paul Rabjohns
Sound: Mark Hopkins McNabb
Costume Designer: Ann Gray Lambert
Special Make Up Effects: David Barrett, John Carl Buechler, Tom Irvin (uncredited)
Production Designer: Bryan Ryman
Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Casting: Ross Brown, Mary West

Cast
Donald Pleasence (Dr Sam Loomis)
Paul Stephen Rudd (Tommy Doyle)
Marianne Hagan (Kara Strode)
Mitch Ryan (Dr Terrence Wynn)
Kim Darby (Debra Strode)
Bradford English (John Strode)
Keith Bogart (Tim Strode)
Mariah O’Brien (Beth)
Leo Geter (Barry Simms)
J.C. Brandy (Jamie Lloyd)
Devin Gardner (Danny Strode)
Susan Swift (Mary)
George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
Janice Knickrehm (Mrs Blankenship)
Alan Echeverria (Dr Bonham)
Hildur Ruriks (Dawn)
Sheri Hicks (paramedic)
Tom Procter (motorist)
Bryan Morris (attendant)
Lee Ju Chew (nurse)

Alternative Titles

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers – working title
Halloween 666: Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers – working title
Halloween: The Origin of Michael Myers

Sequel to
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5 (1989)

Sequels
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

See also
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

References

Periodicals

  • Cinefantastique vol.26/27 no.6/1 (October 1995) pp.10-13 – illustrated article (Halloween VI by Max Adams)
  • Cinefantastique vol.27 no.6 p.53 – review
  • Cinema 30 May 1996 – review (by Eric Stahl)
  • The Dark Side no.54 p.51 – review
  • The Dark Side no.60 p.18 – review
  • Fangoria no.142 (May 1995) p.8 – illustrated article (Monster invasion by Marc Shapiro)
  • Fangoria no.147 (October 1995) pp.39-46 – illustrated article (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is here! by Marc Shapiro)
  • Fangoria no.148 (November 1995) pp.20-24; 26-27- illustrated interview with Joe Chappelle and writer Daniel Ferrands (The new faces of Halloween by Marc Shapiro); illustrated review (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers by Fred Raskin)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.334 no.46 (22 November 1994) p.18 – credits
  • Legend no.20 (Spring 1996) p.24 – soundtrack review (CD reviews by Lyn Williams)
  • Samhain no.55 p.29 – review
  • Trauma no.4 p.17 – review
  • Variety 2 October 1995 p.40 – credits, synopsis, review (Film reviews by Daniel M. Kimmel)
  • Videoscope no.17 p.11 – review

Books

  • Anatomy of the Slasher Film: A Theoretical Analysis by Sotiris Petridis pp.40, 137, 142, 149
  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.236
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.377-380
  • Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter (2nd Edition) by Robert C. Cumbow pp.72-73; 276-277
  • The Pocket Essential Slasher Movies by Mark Whitehead pp.70-71
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.249-250