In 1995 Halloween returned with yet another new story for True Evil Michael Myers. With the only returning character (other then Michael) being Dr Loomis, in Donald Pleasance last appearance in the series after dying in February of ’95) a whole new horror was born.
It also manages to star one of my all time favourite actors in it and the only reason I’m really reviewing it as Tommy Doyle was brought back and Paul Rudd took on the role.
Babies, Halloween and Michael Myers…..
The original movie changed the landscape for Slasher Movies and started the boom of the 80s that brought us the likes of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.
The second one wasn’t that great and felt more like a money grab but was still good. The third tried to do something different and didn’t get the appreciation it deserved. Four and Five were something completely different.
Then… Then you have Six. The Curse of Michael Myers.
I honestly couldn’t tell you a single thing about this movie which was batshit crazy from the start (in what looked like a dungeon where teenage Jamie is being held hostage whilst giving birth) to the ending (what the fuck happened?) and every single second of the way through.
That isn’t to say I disliked it because I didn’t. I didn’t understand a single thing that was happening in the film but that didn’t really matter. I mean I don’t get who the guys in the black were or why they were trying to make mini-Myers but that all happened. I’ve been told though I didn’t hear in the film that Jamie was impregnated with Myers sperm… Which is just weird. I just don’t get it. Why is Michael still obsessed with killing his family? And why are others trying to force his living relatives to have his babies?
Then again who cares because Paul Rudd creepily ran around with a baby in his arms for most of the film which was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and I just love it.
The acting was pretty bad.
The story was stupid.
As for Michael… Well I guess this is the thing in general, when you try to do too much with something that was so simple to begin with then you end up with something like The Curse of Michael Myers. I mean why not come up with something simplistic? Instead there has to be a curse and spooky dudes in black.
The Halloween movies for me went slowly crazier over time and this, THIS was it at its craziest.
Though I will watch it all day long just for Paul Rudd. Terrible film though.