History Film / Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers

16th Oct '16 8:08:13 PM DrOO7
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* ImAManICantHelpIt: This excuse for Brady's infidelity with Kelly is actually offered by Kelly herself, remorselessly stating that Brady slept with her because he wasn't getting any from Rachel.



* KickTheDog: Michael kills Jamie's dog Sundae

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* KickTheDog: Michael kills Jamie's dog SundaeSundae.



* ThemeMusicWithholding: The opening credits feature a creepy syntherizer score, until it cuts to the hospital with the main theme in full blast.

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* ThemeMusicWithholding: The opening credits feature a creepy syntherizer synthesizer score, until it cuts to the hospital with the main theme in full blast.
26th Aug '16 8:46:36 PM WoozyJack
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In ''Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers'', ten years have passed since Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. The fire that seemed to consume both Michael and Dr. Samuel Loomis (Creator/DonaldPleasence) put Myers in a comatose state and burned Loomis over a good portion of his body, but both men lived. During a medical transport, Michael awakens from his comatose state and heads back home with a new target in his mind: his young niece, Jamie (Creator/DanielleHarris). Loomis, as usual, follows the trail back to Haddonfield, and it soon becomes a race against time to save Jamie from her psychotic uncle.

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In ''Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers'', ten years have passed since Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. The fire that seemed to consume both Michael and Dr. Samuel Loomis (Creator/DonaldPleasence) put Myers in a comatose state and burned Loomis over a good portion of his body, but both men lived. During a medical transport, Michael awakens from his comatose state state, massacres the ambulance personnel and heads back home with a new target in his mind: his young niece, Jamie (Creator/DanielleHarris). Loomis, as usual, follows the trail back to Haddonfield, and it soon becomes a race against time to save Jamie from her psychotic uncle.
26th Aug '16 8:44:56 PM WoozyJack
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* PoliceAreUseless: The entire Haddonfield Police force is massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film (# 5) where he meets his end at its ending police station massacre.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The entire Haddonfield Police force is massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film (# 5) where he meets his end at its ending police end of movie station house massacre.



* WhatTheHellHero: After Loomis riles a group of truckers into becoming a lynch mob against Michael, Sheriff Meeker calls him out on it. Loomis, however, turns the tables by pointing out that the ''entire police force'' is dead and said truckers may be the only defense the town has against Michael.

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* WhatTheHellHero: After Loomis riles a group of truckers into becoming a lynch mob against Michael, Sheriff Meeker calls him out on it. Loomis, however, turns the tables by pointing out that the ''entire police force'' is dead and said the truckers may be the only defense the town has against Michael.Michael. This turns out to be wrong as the truckers themselves get killed by him.
26th Aug '16 8:39:33 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: Michael doesn't just cut the phone lines of his victim's house. He destroys two diner phones and cuts (by sending fire up a pole) the long distance phone lines ''and'' causes [[BigBlackout a blackout]] in ''the entire town''.

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* CutPhoneLines: Michael doesn't just cut the phone lines of his victim's house. He destroys two diner phones and cuts (by sending fire up a pole) the long distance phone lines ''and'' causes [[BigBlackout a blackout]] in ''the entire the ''entire town''.
26th Aug '16 8:38:42 PM WoozyJack
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* PoliceAreUseless: The Haddonfield Police Station gets massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film where he meets his end at its end-of-film police station massacre.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The entire Haddonfield Police Station gets force is massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film (# 5) where he meets his end at its end-of-film ending police station massacre.
26th Aug '16 8:35:57 PM WoozyJack
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* PoliceAreUseless: The Haddonfield Police Station gets massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film.
* PutOnABus: Loomis is told that Sheriff Brackett has retired in 1981 and moved out of town.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The Haddonfield Police Station gets massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film.
film where he meets his end at its end-of-film police station massacre.
* PutOnABus: Loomis is told that Sheriff Brackett from #'s I & II has retired in 1981 and moved out of town.
20th Aug '16 5:51:11 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: Michael doesn't just cut the phone lines of his victim's house. He cuts the phone lines ''and'' causes [[BigBlackout a blackout]] in ''the entire town''.

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* CutPhoneLines: Michael doesn't just cut the phone lines of his victim's house. He destroys two diner phones and cuts (by sending fire up a pole) the long distance phone lines ''and'' causes [[BigBlackout a blackout]] in ''the entire town''.



* PoliceAreUseless: The Haddonfield Police Station gets massacred.
* PutOnABus: Loomis is told that Sheriff Brackett has retired and moved out of town.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The Haddonfield Police Station gets massacred.
massacred. Only Sheriff Meeker survives-until the next film.
* PutOnABus: Loomis is told that Sheriff Brackett has retired in 1981 and moved out of town.



* ShootOutTheLock: Subverted. Brady tries to do this so that he, Rachel, and Jamie can escape Micheal (having padlocked the doors to keep him out, they now have no time to unlock them when he gets in anyway). Unfortunately, RealityEnsues. Having been blasted with a shotgun, the lock is far too hot to touch.

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* ShootOutTheLock: Subverted. Brady tries to do this so that he, Rachel, and Jamie can escape Micheal (having padlocked key locked the doors to keep him out, they now have no key or time to unlock them when he gets in anyway). Unfortunately, RealityEnsues. Having been blasted with a shotgun, the lock is far too hot to touch.
20th Jul '16 12:54:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael's on a roll this time. He knows Loomis will be chasing after him again, so at the gas station where he gets a mode of transportation, he disables all the phones. Seeing that Loomis parked his car next to a pump, Michael hits the pump when making his escape--causing it to explode and destroy Loomis's car. Michael also wipes out the police force and knocks out long distance service and power to the entire town before going after Jamie. And while he turned down a chance to kill Loomis at the gas station, when the old doctor keeps getting in the way, Michael simply throws him through a window and continues after Jamie.
19th Jul '16 2:55:11 PM WoozyJack
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael's on a roll this time. He knows Loomis will be chasing after him again, so at the gas station where he gets a mode of transportation, he disables all the phones. Seeing that Loomis parked his car next to a pump, Michael hits the pump when making his escape--causing it to explode and destroy Loomis's car. Michael also wipes out the police force and knocks out power to the entire town before going after Jamie. And while he turned down a chance to kill Loomis at the gas station, when the old doctor keeps getting in the way, Michael simply throws him through a window and continues after Jamie.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael's on a roll this time. He knows Loomis will be chasing after him again, so at the gas station where he gets a mode of transportation, he disables all the phones. Seeing that Loomis parked his car next to a pump, Michael hits the pump when making his escape--causing it to explode and destroy Loomis's car. Michael also wipes out the police force and knocks out long distance service and power to the entire town before going after Jamie. And while he turned down a chance to kill Loomis at the gas station, when the old doctor keeps getting in the way, Michael simply throws him through a window and continues after Jamie.
12th Nov '15 6:11:08 AM SpideyTerry
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* BigDamnHeroes: Loomis and Meeker picking up Rachel and Jamie off the street. It's not played up as a grand rescue, but the audience knows Michael is lurking about and would've made his move if not for the arrival of the police car.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael's on a roll this time. He knows Loomis will be chasing after him again, so at the gas station where he gets a mode of transportation, he disables all the phones. Seeing that Loomis parked his car next to a pump, Michael hits the pump when making his escape--causing it to explode and destroy Loomis's car. Michael also wipes out the police force and knocks out power to the entire town before going after Jamie. And while he turned down a chance to kill Loomis at the gas station, when the old doctor keeps getting in the way, Michael simply throws him through a window and continues after Jamie.



* HopeSpot: All right, the State Troopers are headed into town and the truckers are getting Rachel and Jamie to safety. Everything's gonna be okay--OhCrap Michael's hanging onto the bottom of the pickup truck!
* IgnoredExpert: Loomis again. He knows exactly what happens after the ambulance crash, despite Hoffman's protests. Meeker is a little skeptical of Loomis's claims early on, but he's more willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.



* ItsPersonal: Loomis's stake in this. He points to his burn scars and remarks he doesn't want anyone to go through what he did.



* OverprotectiveDad: Don't go thinking that Meeker didn't notice how Brady was home alone with his daughter.
-->"Oh, yeah... I catch you gropin' my daughter, I'll use that shotgun on you. You understand?"



* PutOnABus: Loomis is told that Sheriff Brackett has retired and moved out of town.
* RightBehindMe: Rachel complains about having to give up her date with Brady to babysit just as Jamie walks in from behind.



* StockSubtitle

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* StockSubtitleStockSubtitle: Justified because, after the Myers-less third movie, the producers wanted to make it absolutely clear that Michael was back.




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* YourCheatingHeart: Brady moved onto Meeker's daughter when Rachel got tasked with taking Jamie out trick-or-treating.
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