Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) – Real Slashers

It’s Halloween season and it also happens to be time for a new episode in our Real Slashers video series, so of course the subject of this month’s episode happens to be an entry in the Halloween franchise – and I’m very happy with the selection that was made here. The video embedded above puts the spotlight on my favorite Halloween sequel, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (watch it HERE). I love this movie because it plays out like a bigger, flashier version of the original Halloween, while perfectly capturing the feel of a Midwestern fall and also feeling gloriously ’80s. That’s my take on it; to hear the Real Slashers take on it, check out the video!

Directed by Dwight H. Little from a screenplay by Alan B. McElroy (that had to be written in less than two weeks to avoid getting caught up in a writers strike), Halloween 4 has the following synopsis:

The apparently comatose Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris). After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) remains on the killer’s path.

Here’s what Real Slashers is all about:

Ahhh the 80’s. A simpler time where the blood ran red, the boobies swung freely, and the weed was copiously smoked. A time where rampant killers were simply excuses for excessive sex and over the top murder. Yes, we’re looking at an era where the slasher movie ran wild over cinemas everywhere. Today, we’re looking at “Real Slashers.”

The show is Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.