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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) - Dwight H. Little

Halloween III was a social failure. Sure, today it is looked back on as a Cult Classic. It's the one entry to the Halloween series that strays far from the Michael Myers motif. But, when it came out Moustapha Akkad had different plans for the series. He wanted it to be like a sort of anthology series. A different antagonist for each picture. This didn't happen. Fans wanted Michael Myers to return and that is just what happened. Disagreements with John Carpenter would unfortunately lead to his departure from the films, thus making Halloween 4 the first in the series to not have anything to do with Carpenter. Kind of a shame really. 
Last we saw Michael Myers before this point would be back in Halloween II. Laurie Strode and Dr. Loomis had seemingly made it away from the monster when they exploded a hospital on him. But that didn't kill him. Myers survived and ended up being detained in a coma at a very high security medical prison. He escapes during a mis-handled prisoner tr…