New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 46

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) It’s remarkable that merely a year after the success of Halloween 4, the series could have been plunged to the depths on view here. With its ugly aesthetic and nasty tone, this fifth film anticipates the direction Rob Zombie would take the reboot of the franchise almost 20 years later. This is a horrid film in every sense of the word and it introduced new elements that ultimately led to derision and disillusion among fans. Though the fourth movie featured no involvement from John Carpenter, it did for the most part feel like a Halloween film. Its follow-up has more in common with the sleazy imitations of Carpenter’s classic. 2015 - ISSUE 10 46