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Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

September 29, 1995

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Also known as Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween 666: The Curse of Michael Myers, or simply Halloween 6) is a 1995 American slasher film directed by Joe Chappelle and written by Daniel Farrands. The film stars Donald Pleasence in his final film appearance, Paul Rudd, and Marianne Hagan. It is the sixth installment in the Halloween film series. The film follows Michael Myers as he stalks the Strode family, cousins of Laurie Strode, while Dr. Sam Loomis pursues Michael Myers once more. The film reveals the source of Michael Myers's immortality and his drive to kill.

Shot in Salt Lake City in the winter of 1994–95, it underwent a series of reshoots after it performed poorly with test audiences. The film was distributed by Dimension Films. It was released on September 29, 1995, grossed $15.1 million at the box office on a budget of $5 million, and received largely negative reviews from critics. Donald Pleasence died on February 2, 1995, nearly eight months before the film was released. The film was dedicated to his memory.

After the film's home media release, the original workprint of the film, which featured 45 minutes of alternative footage and a different ending, was discovered by fans of the series. This version, dubbed The Producer's Cut, developed a cult following, with bootleg DVD copies sold on eBay and online petitions targeting for an official release of it. In 2014, the Producer's Cut was officially released on Blu-ray. It was followed by Halloween H20 (1998), released three years later.

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This installment marks the return of the seemingly indestructible masked murderer Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur), who is targeting Tommy Doyle (Paul Stephen Rudd), a young man tied into the legacy of the killer and his connections with the Strode family. As the supernatural elements of Michael's macabre abilities are explored, his longtime adversary, Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), is also back in yet another attempt to stop the psychopath's brutal rampages.

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