Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers opens with a teenaged Jamie escaping with a baby from the clutches of a mysterious group known as the Cult of Thorn (who freed Michael from jail at the end of the previous film). She doesn't get far — thanks to Michael Myers — but she manages to hide her child before Michael finally kills her. Tommy Doyle, one of the kids Laurie Strode babysat in the original film, finds the child — an act that leads Michael back to Haddonfield. As the bodies start to stack up again, Tommy — assisted by a retired Dr. Loomis — tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the cult that seemingly controls Michael and save the child Michael wants to kill...This film gained infamy due to its two bootlegged alternative versions: the gorier director's cut and the much different producer's cut. This film also marks the end of this version of the Halloween continuity; the next Halloween film — Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later — ignores the events of this film (and the previous two films) and creates an alternate continuity that picks up after the events of Halloween II (1981).
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers contains examples of the following tropes: