Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

This fourth entry in the Halloween franchise focuses on Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris), the niece of ubiquitous masked killer Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur). Jamie tries to lead a normal life, but she can't escape the vengeance of her… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Fourth entry in the Halloween horror series is a no-frills, workmanlike picture.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

H4 is very much the cheap knockoff of its prototype, but not half as visceral.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Young Ms. Harris is probably the movie's most powerful element.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The shocks are infinitesimal, the script diabolical.

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James Berardinelli

Of all the Halloween sequels, including the irrelevant and unwatchable Halloween III, Halloween 4 stands out as the best of a generally uninspired lot.

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Dustin Putman

Feels more like an obligatory teen slasher than the previous films...but gets the job done.

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Caryn James
New York Times

It seems the latest stage in some curious evolutionary pattern; the slasher species keeps proliferating and getting weaker at the same time.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

While it's definitely not the best of the series, it's an entertaining slasher film...

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Though it is a slasher movie at all points, it's an atypically intelligent example of the form...a quantum leap better than its two immediate predecessors.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The movie's hilarious disregard for logic makes it definitely more entertaining than its two terrible predecessors, as it fully embraces the absurd (and is… More
Melvin White
Dr. Samuel Loomis: Ten years ago, he tried to kill Laurie Strode. Now he wants he daughter. "HE'S BACK" I've always loved Halloween 4.… More
Tim Salmons
Now this is more like it. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers feels much more like a sequel to me than Halloween II does. It's also made much better… More
♥Robyn M♥
Had to watch this for Halloween night,and it scared the crap out of me~~!!!!!!! hated it!!!
Alex roy
After the absence of Michael Myers in part three, the filmmakers decided to bring him back with a vengeance. In what is the best sequel along with Part 2 and… More
jd cryptic
Ah, the sweet vengeful return of Myers. Halloween 4 is my third favorite in the series. It's here we find out Myers is COMPLETELY superhuman. Part 4… More