Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
( Horror / Thriller )

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 88 min

Premiere Date:
Oct 21, 1988   [USA]
Director: Dwight H. Little
Writers: Danny Lipsius   [story]
Larry Rattner   [story]
Alan B. McElroy   [story]
Alan B. McElroy   [screenplay]
Producers: Moustapha Akkad   [Executive Producer]
Paul Freeman   [Producer]
M.N. Sanousi   [Associate Producer]
Music by Alan Howarth
Cinematography: Peter Lyons Collister
Edited by: Curtiss Clayton
Curtiss Clayton
Production Company: Trancas International Films Inc.


Donald Pleasence
Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
Ellie Cornell
Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris
Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur
Michael Myers
Beau Starr
Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont
Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson
Michael Pataki
Dr. E. W. Hoffman
Jeff Olson
Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston
Darlene Carruthers
Gene Ross
Carmen Filpi
Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O´Connor
Security Guard
George Sullivan
Deputy Logan
Nancy Borgenicht
Woman Attendant
David Jensen
Walt Logan Field
Michael Ruud
Big Al
Michael Flynn
Deputy Pierce
Richy Cumba
Rand Kennedy
Trooper #1
Stephanie Dees
Don Glover
Trooper #2
Robert Conder
Trooper #3
Richard Jewkes
Trooper #4
Leslie L. Rohland
Harlow Marks
Richard Stay
Danny Ray
M.J. McDonnell
Dr. Hoffman's Assistant
Donré Sampson
State Policeman
Jordan Bradley
Beverly Rowland
Elderly Woman
Tami Sanders
Eric Hart
Orrin Gateway
Ron Harrison
Hick Kid
Kelly Lookinland
Dead Penney's Gas Waitress


Malek Akkad
production assistant
Paul C. Babin
camera operator
Deedee Bradley
casting associate
Gary Burritt
negative cutter
Lawane Cole
second assistant wardrobe
John Connell
first assistant camera
Nour Dardari
assistant production accountant
Rhett E. Fernsten
best boy
Carla Christina Formica
second assistant editor
Mickey Guinn
Tony Habeeb
David R. Kohn
Chuck La Rocca
key grip
Kelly Lookinland
production secretary
Mike Lookinland
production assistant
Chava Monjaraz
Alan Oakes
Scott Robertson Price
set production assistant
Fenton Quinn
first aid
Dorothy Sidwell
production coordinator
Garlan Wilde
Clint Youngreen
animal trainer

Special Effects:

Magical Media Industries Inc.
special effects makeup

Miscellaneous Companies:

Bedini Audio Special Environment (BASE)
sountrack processing
Howard A. Anderson Company
main titles
Howard A. Anderson Company
Mario's Catering
Ryder Sound Services Inc.

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras & Lenses
Color Info:
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical (hard-matted)
DeLuxe, USA
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1


  • Dr. Loomis: Maybe nobody knows how to stop him.
  • Dr. Loomis: The state police will be here soon.
    Jamie: And then we'll be safe?
    Dr. Loomis: Yes.
    Jamie: You don't believe that, do you?
    [checks door, then pauses]
    Dr. Loomis: No...
  • Dr. Loomis: You talk about him as if he were a human being. That part of him died years ago.
  • Sheriff Meeker: Oh, yeah... I catch you groping my daughter, I'll use that shotgun on you. Understand?
  • Dr. Loomis: Why wasn't I informed?
    Dr. Hoffman: About what?
    Dr. Loomis: You know damn well about what... You let them take it out of here!
    Dr. Hoffman: For Christ's sake, spare me the speech - I've listened to it for a decade! The fact is, Michael Myers was a federal patient and a federal prisoner, therefore he is subject to federal law!


  • Dwight H. Little did extensive research on the history of Halloween and many of its harvest images were put in the creepy opening sequence.
  • The girl who drove Rachel and Jamie to the costume store was named Lindsey and is approximately 17 years old. In Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis babysat a seven year old named Lindsey.
  • Leaves had to be imported and squash was painted to look like pumpkins.

  • After viewing a rough edit it was decided that the movie was too soft, so they brought in special effects wizard John Carl Buechler for one day of extra "blood" filming. The thumb in the forehead and the redneck's head getting twisted were both done by him.
  • Alan B. McElroy wrote the script in 11 days and beat the writer's strike by mere hours.

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