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  • Summary: Ten years ago, he changed the face of Halloween. Tonight...he's back! Infamous killer Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to find his long lost niece and fufill his destiny of murder and destruction! (Anchor Bay)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 63
    The final minute of Halloween 4 remains as unsettling today as it was during its 1988 theatrical run. The real reason to see this movie is not for the predictable build-up, but for the cliffhanger provided by director Dwight H. Little and screenwriter Alan B. McElroy.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    The best of the sequels to Carpenter's seminal slasher movie...Directed with flair by Little, who does not blatantly ape Carpenter's style, the movie delivers a number of effective chills without relying too heavily on the kinds of tired tricks and bloody gore that have made this genre a boring cliche.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    50
    A no-frills, workmanlike picture.
  4. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    40
    In this film, suspense and psychological horror have given way to superhuman strength and resilience...The one effectively handled scene is the last, which promises a sequel with a feminist twist.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    30
    Very much the cheap knockoff of its prototype, but not half as visceral.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Nov 6, 2010
    10
    this is way better than Halloweens 1 and 2.
  2. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    My favorite "Halloween" movie. I think it was very creative and twisted and just beautiful. I loved it very much! The actors and actresses were great, especially Donald Pleasence and Danielle Harris. Check it out. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    "Halloween 4" stands with the original "Halloween" on my list of favorite Halloween movies. The storyline to this film was fantastic. The acting was brilliant. Too bad that we didn't hear much from Ellie Cornell after this movie and Halloween 5, but she is a fantastic actress. Danielle Harris's portrayal of Jamie Lloyd, Laurie Strode's 9 year old daughter is what makes this movie my favorite. Brilliant actress. And of course, Donald Pleasence never ever disappoints. Expand
  4. May 10, 2011
    6
    This movie is alright, I think that either:Halloween II- Halloween 6 or Halloween:Resurrection are the best. This one could be a lot better. I don't hate it or anything, it just could have been a lot better. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2013
    5
    Entertaining at parts, Sort of dumb in others. Doesn't have the same feel that the previous Halloween films had, Comes off as a generic horror film but with Michael Myers in it. Not a terrible movie but I expected better. Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2010
    5
    Although the whole idea of Michael Myers is getting tedious at this point, there is no denying this film is well-made. For having a "4" tacked on the end of it, it's really not bad. It maintains a foreboding and ominous mood throughout, and does a good job at convincing you of the time of year (moody lighting, foggy streets etc.). Another thing it has going for it is a pretty creepy ending. The atmosphere alone makes it a good halloween-time rental, but it's all been done before. Expand
  7. Sam
    Aug 24, 2005
    0
    Only 2 words can describe this movie, it sucked. A monstrous disappointment. Wait, no it ain't! the second, third, 4th and so on Halloween movies sucked! The first was great, don't see the rest. Expand

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