General Information

Glossary: H
Released Year: 1989
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directors: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Casts: Gregory Nicotero, Fenton Quinn, Beau Starr, David Ursin, Betty Carvalho, Danielle Harris, Troy Evans, Don Shanks, Donald Pleasence, Harper Roisman, Matthew Walker, Ellie Cornell, Karen Alston, Jeffrey Landman, Tamara Glynn, Jonathan Chapin, Wendy Foxworth, Frankie Como, Max Robinson
IMDB: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

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IMDB Rating: 5.2


Miami Herald - Unnamed
Swiss director and co-writer Dominique Othenin-Girard constructs his film like a carnival spook house -- something or someone shocks you every three minutes. They are familiar gimmicks, but the director adds suspenseful twists that are fun, too. [17 Oct 1989, p.C1]
The New York Times - Stephen Holden
Halloween 5, which was directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard and opened yesterday at area theaters, is a bit more refined in its details than the conventional horror movie.
Variety - Unnamed
In its only novel twist, Halloween 5 takes the liberty of setting up its sequel (albeit clumsily) at the film’s end rather than ‘killing’ that pesky Michael Myers and then figuring out how to revive him after counting b.o. receipts. Otherwise, this is pretty stupid and boring fare.
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington
This is the same infinitely repeated plot of "Halloweens" 1, 2 and 4 (3 took a slightly deviant turn), with the same unkillable bogyman Michael Myers, wreaking the same programmed havoc, and Donald Pleasence as the same distraught psychiatrist, repeating the same dire warnings to no avail.
Washington Post - Unnamed
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a prime example of the principle of diminishing reruns.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Her mental link with her evil uncle may be the key to uprooting her family tree.