Saturday, October 29, 2011

Danielle Harris- The Halloween Franchise

Halloween Weekend has always involved a marathon of sorts of the original Halloween franchise, and where would that marathon be without the often-looked-down-upon Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Little, 1988) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (Othenin-Girard, 1989)? These late sequels are generally hated by the public, but loved by a small group of hardcore Halloween enthusiasts. The main reason that these films succeed is the performances of Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd, alleged daughter of original Halloween survivor Laurie Strode, and the returning Donald Pleasance as the iconic Dr. Loomis. In honor of these fun films, the Ultimate Woman of Horror for the day is Danielle Harris.


As Myers' mask changed and began to look a bit ridiculous, as seen in this pic, the introduction of his niece as his prey provides a surprising amount of suspense as the young girl runs from him. Harris' acting is very impressive for such a young age, and her roles in these films have made her a convention favorite with the fans.


Unfortunately, Harris was also involved in the repulsive Rob Zombie Halloween remakes. Thankfully, Harris' roles in the 4th and 5th Halloween films was strong and despite being such a young girl, Jamie proved to be a true adversary for Myers for two films. A favorite moment of mine is when Loomis willingly offers Jamie to Michael in an attempt to stop him.


Celebrate Halloween Weekend the right way with a mini-marathon of these worthwhile Halloween sequels, featuring decent performances from Harris and Pleasance.

Check back tomorrow for another exciting addition to the Ultimate Women of Horror!

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