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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Director – Dominique Othenin-Girard
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 American slasher film and the fifth installment in the Halloween film series. It was directed and co-written by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starred Donald Pleasence, who again portrayed Dr. Sam Loomis, and Danielle Harris, who reprised her role as Jamie Lloyd. The film takes place exactly one year after the events depicted in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Michael Myers has returned to the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois to murder his niece, Jamie, who is now mute. Dr. Loomis tries to save the day with the help of Sheriff Meeker.
The film’s on-screen titles do not display the “The Revenge of Michael Myers” subtitle which was used in all of the promotional material, TV spots, trailers, and merchandise. The main titles simply say “Halloween 5“.
On October 31 1988, Michael Myers (Don Shanks) is shot and falls down a mine shaft. The state troopers toss dynamite down the mine, but Michael escapes in time. He comes across a hermit’s shack and falls into a coma. On October 30, 1989, Michael awakens, kills the hermit, and returns to Haddonfield, where his niece Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) continues to live after nearly being killed by Michael the year before.
Jamie has been committed to a children’s hospital, having been rendered mute due to psychological trauma, but exhibits signs of a telepathic link with her uncle. Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) becomes aware of Jamie’s psychic link with Michael, and tries to convince Sheriff Ben Meeker (Beau Starr) that Michael is still alive. Meanwhile, Michael kills Jamie’s sister Rachel (Ellie Cornell) and begins stalking the sisters’ friend Tina (Wendy Kaplan), also killing Tina’s boyfriend Mike.
That night, Tina and her friends Sam and Spitz go to a Halloween party at a farm. Sensing that Tina is in danger, Jamie, having regained her ability to speak, goes to warn her; her friend Billy goes with her. While Sam and Spitz are having sex in the barn, Michael appears and murders them, then leaves the barn and kills two deputies that Loomis had asked to keep an eye on Tina for her protection. After the party, Tina goes to the barn and discovers the bodies. Michael chases Tina, Jamie, and Billy with a car. Tina sacrifices herself to save Jamie, and Michael fatally stabs her in the chest. Loomis, Meeker, and the police arrive on the scene and rescue Jamie and Billy. Jamie agrees to put herself in danger to help Loomis stop Michael for good. Loomis lures Michael back to his abandoned home.
In the old Myers house, Loomis and the police create a set-up. Jamie has visions of Billy, which causes Meeker, along with most of his backup, to leave the Myers house. Eventually, Michael arrives, kills the two remaining officers, and subdues Loomis as he tries to reason with him. Jamie hides in an old laundry chute, but is forced to abandon it after Michael finds her and repeatedly stabs the chute. She then hides in the attic and finds the bodies of Rachel and Mike. Michael finds her, and Jamie tries appealing to her uncle’s humanity but ultimately fails after touching Michael’s face, sending him into a fit of rage. Loomis appears, using a tranquilizer gun to weaken him and then proceeds to violently beat him unconscious with a wooden plank. Afterwards, Loomis suffers a stroke and collapses.
Michael is locked up in the sheriff’s station, to eventually be escorted to a maximum-security prison. However, a stranger in black arrives and attacks the police station, killing everyone, including Sheriff Meeker. Jamie walks through the station, and discovers Michael’s holding cell to be empty.