Decent slasher sequel that tries hard to capture past glories of this series without much success. The first reel is pretty good but from there it is all downhill. The ending is ok and the final image is quite chilling. The major detriment is the hamfisted direction and that is looks like a TV-movie in the way that it was shot. Ok flick if you´re a fan of the series and one of the better sequels.
It's the middle of summer yet I've found myself in a horror mood (go figure). But I daresay the opening credits of "Halloween 4" - possibly my favorite opening credits of all time, a series of eerie images perfectly evoking an atmosphere of autumnal dread - would put anybody in a horror mood. The rest of the film is a serviceable slasher at best, but I can appreciate the attempt to recapture the feel of the original.
The gang had left (Carpenter, Hill, Lee Wallace) so they dragged poor Pleasence into this premise stretched thinnest. Although that first half including Myers driving a tow truck is just ridiculous, they make up for it with an inspired and vertical final act - and subplots like the vigilante justice show it's not shallow. A decent flick for afficionados. Seeing the homages to Jamie Lee Curtis is worth the missteps.
Poor, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is really falling apart in this one and he sells the film's most haunting moment - it's ending. The movie itself could have been better visualized and edited, but it is an intriguing film with some good ideas. The only good "Halloween" movie without Laurie Strode.
Look, I'm a huge slasher nut. It doesn't take a lot to make me happy when it comes to this genre. I'm the key demographic for this film! And yet I couldn't help but feel bored for most of the running time... This movie as a whole just feels uninspired. They had a chance to do something real special here, but in the end this is a generic slasher film that doesn't hold a candle to the original.
Solid sequel that sets the track of "Friday the 13th" series treatment with Michael becoming a robotic superhuman. Great opening sequence with autumnal, rural and hostile imagery without iconic score and just as good ending with evil being something more than just a masked boogeyman. It capitalizes on Donald Pleasence's presence and prophetic lines while the rest is pretty much inferior rerun of Carpenter's original.
The road to mediocrity began with this entry which finds an uninspired Michael tracking down his niece with the usual body count. Young Danielle Harris was quite good here as Jamie but the rest of the cast just flounders. Worth seeing just for those final minutes that promised a lot and delivered........not much.
Horrendously dull after a nifty and well directed first 30 or so minutes. Nameless characters and a Michael that feels as if he is the stuntman that he truly is... Halloween 4 may not be the worst of the series, but for being unable to stand out from the crowd, aside from the amazing ending that STILL chills to this day, it fits in with the latter half of the series. We should have let Myers die in the hospital.