Tag: Donald Pleasence

HALLOWEEN 6: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS

Also sometimes known as just “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (without the “6”), and originally advertised as “The Origin of Michael Myers”, this 1995 film was written by Daniel Farrands and directed by Joe Chappelle, neither of whom was involved with the previous film, which I find interesting because that film ended on a…

HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS

Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jacobs, & Shem Bitterman, and released in 1989, this film initially picks up where the previous one left off, showing Michael Myers being shot multiple times and falling down an abandoned old mine shaft. It then shows a new scene of a state trooper dropping…

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

  Written by Alan B. McElroy, directed by Dwight H. Little, and released in 1988, this film takes place 10 years after the events of the first and 2nd film. We learn that somehow Michael survived the fiery explosion at the end of Halloween 2, he was just badly burned and has been in a…

HALLOWEEN 2

  Released in 1981, John Carpenter and Debra Hill once again write this film, directed this time by Rick Rosenthal. This sequel picks up immediately after the original film ended. So it’s still Halloween 1978. Dr. Loomis (again played by Donald Pleasence) continues to search for Michael, whom he knows to be still alive despite…

HALLOWEEN

This is it, the one that started it all. Before Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruger (who likely would have never been created if this film hadn’t come first) there was Michael Myers. Directed by John Carpenter, who co-wrote it with Debra Hill, and released in Oct. 1978 (just a few days before Halloween), this film…