Halloween 5 (1989) – WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

We are now officially in Halloween season, and that means it’s time to start revisiting entries in the Halloween movie franchise. With today’s new episode of the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? video series, we’re looking into the making of one of the more divisive Halloween sequels, 1989’s Halloween 5 (get it HERE). Why did this one turn out the way it did? Find out by watching the video embedded above!

Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard from a screenplay he crafted with Michael Jacobs and Shem Bitterman, Halloween 5 has the following synopsis:

After lying in a coma for a year, Michael Myers awakens and stalks his way back to his small hometown in Illinois, intent on killing his niece, Jamie, who has been confined to a mental institution since Michael’s last attempt to slay her. Suspecting a psychic link between Michael and Jamie, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis joins forces with Sheriff Ben Meeker and attempts to stop Michael’s latest rampage.

The film stars Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Wendy Kaplan, Tamara Glynn, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Matthew Walker, Troy Evans, Frank Como, David Ursin, Max Robinson, and Betty Carvalho, with Don Shanks as Michael Myers.

This is what the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie series is all about:

Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened To This Horror Movie?

The Halloween 5 episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? was Written by Bryan Wolford, Edited by Victoria Verduzco, Narrated by Jason Hewlett, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of the show can be seen below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

What do you think of Halloween 5? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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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.