Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Thanksgiving came early in 1989 with this turkey.  Halloween 5 was released just a year after Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and boy does it show.  A bad script, a horrible mask, obviously shot in late spring/early summer and perhaps the most annoying character to ever grace the big screen (lookin’ at you, Tina).  But I was already in Utah visiting the locations from Halloween 4, so when in Salt Lake….

Halloween 5 was filmed in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Orem, UT

Big thanks to Mr. H from the halloweenmovies.com message board for finding many of these locations over the past few months.

Location: The Mine and River
Address: UT-190 Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City  Big Cottonwood Canyon

The picnic area was closed for the season so this was all I could get for this location.

Location: Children's Clinic
Address: N. Canyon Hills Dr, Orem, UT

This is private property so this was as close as I could get across the river and through the woods.

Location: The Carruther's House
Address: 509 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT

Location: Mr. Cornish's House 
Address: 515 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT

Location: The Man in Black Arrives
Address: 7696 N Main St, Midvale, UT

This location was previously seen in Halloween 4.

Location: Food Mart/Mikey's Death
Address: 89 D St, Salt Lake City, UT

Tina and Sam start off at the schoolyard…

Then head over to the food mart where Spitz works.

Mikey pulls into the parking lot.

Location: Dale's Gas Station
Address: S 200E and E 600S, Salt Lake City, UT

Location: Tower Farm
Address: 114 S 2250W, Ogden, UT

Looks like this is where Michael tries to run down Jamie and Tina.

Location: The Myers House
Address: 1007 1st Ave, Salt Lake City, UT

Don't drink and drive to the Benjamin Moore Paint Store.

Jamie waits for her uncle.  The cop also hangs outside this window.

This window can be seen inside when Loomis has his showdown with Michael Myers.

Locations Visited: November 2015

Over the years, I've met several of the actors at horror conventions...

Danielle Harris (Jamie)

Ellie Cornell (Rachel)

Beau Starr (Sheriff Meeker)

Tamara Glynn (Samantha)

Matthew Walker (Spitz)

Jonathan Chapin (Mikey)


  1. I always wondered why they tried to pass that circus looking house off as the Myers house? There is a guy here in NC that built a full size replica as his own house, pretty cool.

    1. They definitely phoned it in on this sequel.

  2. The house looks different. Not sure I see the point, though. People always point this out as if they are displaying some manner of keen insight. The same people rarely comment on how, between parts 1 and 2-which constituted a span of, what, 90 seconds?-Michael Myers shrank 5 inches in height, and Loomis changed into a better looking trench coat, and Laurie Strode altered her hair style....You could, if you so chose, come up with a possible explanation or two for the house being different. Not so for the main character inexplicably shrinking. Creative teams take the basic concept, and the basic elements, and do what they can with them. You like the results, or you don't. If the continuity with the house matters so much to you, may I recommend the Busta Rhymes classic 'Resurrection'. That one featured a house that closely resembled the 1978 version....and the results speak for themselves.

  3. Anyone have an idea on the police station from hallowHal 5?

    1. According to Mr. H on the Official Halloween Message Board, it was originally located at 437 Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT but was demolished not long after the movie's release.