Whilst the most frightening thing about this film is undoubtedly the
treatment it has and continues to receive from it's Producers, it still
comes out as one of the better efforts in the series.
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, the theatrical
version we all know (and I love) is very different to the still withheld
Starting off 6 years after part 5 ended, Jamie Lloyd has been kept hostage by the man in black and impregnated by her evil uncle Michael. The main
action begins with Jamie having to endure a traumatic labour only to have
her baby taken away from her.
A short while later, Jamie is helped to escape with her baby thanks to the help of Mary a kind nurse, who for her sins is quickly impaled onto a
large spike by a hulking Michael Myers (yes kiddies, George P. Wilbur is
Jamie unfortunately doesn't make it (in this version) and it's left to Dr. Loomis and little Tommy Doyle (who is now big Tommy Wallace) to save
Jamie's baby from the unstoppable Michael Myers.
Starting quite well with a new location, score and cast the film goes from strength to strength as it progresses. The start is quite chilling but
the atmosphere is not fully realised until Michael Myers makes it back to
In search of his baby, Michael looks for her in familiar places and comes
back to his old house only to discover that it is now being inhabited by
Laurie Strode's relatives.
Typically, the residents are just about to celebrate Halloween for the
first time since the massacre in part 5 but Michael crashes the party in
particularly gory fashion.
The film feels a little bit unbalanced, obviously because it is
essentially two very different films edited into one, and therefore a lot
of fans hated it, which was partly blamed on Dimension films who had just
acquired the rights to the series, which explains why the fans seem to
dislike the subsequent films.
Despite it's problems, I really enjoyed the film (especially after the
mediocre part 5) as Michael Myers is back on form.
The new cast are all familiar and get the job done, but they never really
get the chance to stand out. Joe Chappelle does a great job with the
direction, and the editing and score are better than previous parts too.
A very good effort which goes to great lengths to explain it's origins.
For all those people that ask me why Michael Myers never dies watch this
as it will all become clear.