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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Watch HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS Full NBC 1989 Broadcast with Commercials

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 American slasher film directed by Dwight H. Little, written by Alan B. McElroy, and starring Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris in her film debut, and Michael Pataki. The fourth installment in the Halloween franchise, it follows Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield after being in a coma to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, with his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis again pursuing him.

IMDb SYNOPSIS: Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

As its title suggests, the film marks the return of Michael Myers after his absence in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). It is a direct sequel to Halloween II (1981), ignoring the events of Season of the Witch, which took place in a different continuity from the first two films. Initially, John Carpenter and co-producer Debra Hill intended to create an anthology series, with only the first two films being connected. Halloween 4 was originally intended to be a ghost story, but after the poor reception of Halloween III due to not being a continuation of Michael's story, the film reintroduced him, and he has remained the main antagonist of the series ever since.

Released in the United States on October 21, 1988, Halloween 4 grossed $17.8 million domestically on a budget of $5 million, and received mostly negative reviews from critics. However, the film, much like the series in general, has developed a strong cult following since its release. The film begins the "Thorn Trilogy" story arc which would be continued in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).

The score was performed by Alan Howarth, who had assisted John Carpenter on Halloween II and Halloween III. Howarth gained approval from Dwight H. Little before he could accept the offer, creating a new score that referenced the original's but with a synthesizer twist. Howarth also included new tracks such as "Jamie's Nightmare", "Return of the Shape", and "Police Station"...Read More on Wikipedia

The YouTube video below is The End of Summer's fan edit of Halloween 4 (1988) made to look like a VHS recording of an NBC broadcast of the film that would have aired in 1989 with Halloween and horror related commercial breaks edited in. As one commenter wrote: I own about 4 copies of this film, and can watch it streaming in HD. Yet, this is what I am choosing to watch right here tonight. TV Guide ad above by Kyle Crawford @kyleisez, I created the VHS cover below.

More Info: https://the-end-of-summer.blogspot.com/2021/10/halloween-4-return-of-michael-myers.html

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