Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Review

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Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on October 10th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Halloween, Maniac

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It's about Michael Myers' fourth attempt to kill off his kin.

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers was directed by Joe Chappelle (who also directed Dark Prince: The True Story Of Dracula and Phantoms) and stars Donald Pleasence (from Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive and The House Of Usher), Marianne Hagan (from Last Kind Words and Stake Land) and Mitchell Ryan (from A Reflection Of Fear).

Haddonfield is ready to celebrate Halloween.... so is Michael Myers!

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

Halloween 6 starts off very, very different from every other Halloween. Instead of Michael Myers escaping some kind of captivity or a relative of his having psychic premonitions of him coming home, we're shown a woman (Jamie from part 5 all grown up) giving birth in a dingy warehouse surrounded by countless candles and cult members in creepy robes. She gives birth, the baby is whisked away to be sacrificed, some woman has second thoughts and saves the baby, mom and baby make a run for it, Myers kills the woman who saved them and Myers hunts down mom and baby. He gets into a high speed car chase and eventually runs them off the road into a giant pumpkin patch. WTF?

This of course raises attention and before long Loomis catches wind of it and races back to Haddonfield (again) to try and stop Myers who is also going back home (again). So the start of this movie is very different but the movie itself is very the same.

Halloween 6 gives more than a few nods to the original, things such as the boy dropping the pumpkin and the sheets blowing on the clothes lines. So it feels like a Halloween movie in that way. But the style of horror took a hard left turn. Instead of slow mounting dread and creative suspense, this Halloween is all about jump scares and cliche tropes. But I get it. This Halloween came out in 1995, they couldn't exactly throw 1978 style horror at people. Movie styles have to evolve. 

There's a few creative kills and the majority of the movie taking place in Myers' old home was a cool touch. But overall it lacked the punch of previous Halloween's, it felt like it was made just to cash in on a new generation of horror fans. That's usually enough to dilute a horror franchise, but this one also happened to come out in the mid 90's which wasn't a stellar era for horror in general. Texas Chainsaw: The Next Generation came out the year prior, so if you've seen that you know exactly what I mean. And if you haven't seen it, don't see it. Seriously, it's a doozy.

Worth Watching?

Meh, I don't really think so. It just feels like a cookie cutter 90's horror.

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