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an ambitious, convoluted, and interesting foray into haddonfield
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2018
surprisingly entertaining and kind of daring is halloween 6: the curse of michael myers. i give the people who made this movie, especially daniel farrands, mad props for clearly dropping tons of acid and then trying to write the zaniest, most far-fetched michael myers movie imaginable. satanic cults, huge conspiracies, a nutty level of attention to continuity, and a convoluted family tree make this movie one that holds your interest. does it work? sometimes, especially in the beginning, but man, you can see the effort. they were reaching for something. paul rudd is great, awkward, weird, just as you'd expect young tommy doyle after his experiences in the original halloween. he brings a nice oddball quality as the nutty conspiracy theorist living in a boarding house across the street from the myers home, spying with his camera, learning all there is to know about runes, taping newspaper headlines to his wall. and donald pleasence is insanely...toned down. marianne hagen is also delightful as kara strode, making the most of her somewhat contrived relationship to michael (cousin via adoption or something, who knows?). hagen must contend with an abusive father while being fiercely protective of her son, danny. i also hafta mention kim darby, who goes from mouse to lion to laundry with a nice flair; i've always liked her. halloween 6 is ambitious, convoluted, entertaining, sometimes smart, sometimes idiotic, always interesting. i liked it.