Every Halloween film ranked from worst to best (2022)

When John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s indie horror Halloween hit cinemas in 1978, they had no idea it would still be going 44 years later. Their low-budget film about a masked babysitter killer turned a young Jamie Lee Curtis into horror’s favourite scream queen and gave us one of cinema’s most iconic monsters: Michael ‘The Shape’ Myers.

Halloween was the most successful independent film of its time and spawned 13 films across five different timelines (including this year's upcoming Halloween Ends, not included for obvious reasons!).

With that many sequels, prequels, and reboots knocking around in its filmography, Halloween has seen some pretty drastic shifts in style and quality over the years. To honour John Carpenter’s lasting influence on rock and metal, here’s our definitive ranking of every Halloween film. There are spoilers ahead, so be warned!

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12. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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Resurrection dangles at the bottom of this list like an ill-fated horror heroine from a sanitorium rooftop. With one opening sequence, this film undoes the good work of its predecessor, H20.

Despite having Halloween II’s Rick Rosenthal at the helm, Resurrection doesn’t stand a chance against the heavy hitters in this list. Its over-reliance on early 00s horror tropes makes it unremarkable and the kung fu Busta Rhymes scene is an affront to fans everywhere.

11. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

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Halloween 5 was written and filmed in such a rush that it comes off as callous and clumsy. The characters are unlikable (we’re looking at you, Tina), and there's no trace of Halloween’s signature suspense.

On the plus side, actress Danielle Harris gives an incredible performance as Laurie’s daughter Jamie, and the laundry chute scene is epic.

10. Halloween II (2009)

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Writer and director Rob Zombie reluctantly returned to the Halloween franchise after being promised total creative freedom. And boy, does it show! The result is a classic RZ grindhouse effort — graphic gore, unfiltered violence, kooky quotable dialogue, and surreal music video-style sequences.

Objectively, Halloween II is a great standalone film with an incredible cast, but it feels too far removed from the spirit of the franchise to hold its own in this list. It’s more exploitation horror than fun slasher.

9. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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The theatrical cut of Curse is the result of rewrites, reshoots, and blatant studio interference. Even the 2014 Producer’s Cut wasn’t enough to save it. We finally get payoff for the Curse of Thorn subplot seeded in Halloween 5, but it ends up being pretty redundant. To add insult to injury, legacy final girl Jamie Lloyd is killed off after being recast, so there’s zero emotional impact.

Curse has clawed its way up the list thanks to the epic electrocution scene and Donald Pleasence’s final performance as Dr Loomis. It also stars a young Paul Rudd, who reprises the role of Tommy Doyle from the 1978 original.

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8. Halloween Kills (2021)

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Halloween Kills is a bit of a hot mess, but it brings some interesting contemporary elements into play. This includes the often-unexplored impact of the Halloween murders on the citizens of Haddonfield.

It's got some great throwback moments, but the dialogue often strays into cringe territory. It also makes the mistake of side-lining fan favourite Jamie Lee Curtis.

7. Halloween (2018)

David Gordon Green’s Halloween picks up 40 years after the events of the original 1978 film. It undoes years of convoluted storylines and punctuates itself with plenty of cool throwbacks.

Although Green and his co-writer Danny McBride introduce interesting new characters and plot elements, they never seem to make full use of them. This film is solid, but it’s not the best we’ve seen from the franchise.

6. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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The name says it all! Return sees The Shape back on our screens alongside long-time nemesis Dr Loomis after their absence from Halloween III. It has a reassuring back-to-basics approach and wins bonus points for allowing Donald Pleasence to go full crazy in his role as Dr Loomis.

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George P. Wilbur is formidable as Michael, and we get to see him kill a man using only his thumb. Overall, Return is okay — it goes down easy and has a zinger of an ending.

5. Halloween (2007)

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Rob Zombie is a notorious genre fan and had Carpenter’s blessing to take Halloween and give it an overhaul. The result is 50 percent faithful remake and 50 percent stylised backstory. Whether you like the new direction or not, you can’t deny the incredible casting. RZ favourites join horror veterans Ken Foree, Brad Dourif, Dee Wallace, and Danielle Harris. Not to mention Malcolm McDowell as Dr Loomis.

RZ rejects canonistic mystique for a dark, psychological take. This choice reshapes our relationship with Michael and gives us a refreshing new perspective. It’s a bold reimagining, but the ending drags just a bit too much for it to leave a powerful impact.

4. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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Initially, Carpenter and Hill’s choice to move away from Michael Myers and branch into an anthology wasn’t well received. Fast forward a few decades and its cult following has burst forth like insects from a Silver Shamrock Halloween mask.

Okay, so the plot drags, and horror legend Tom Atkins plays the most unlikable main character, but the kills are fun and inventive. The plot descends into utter lunacy by the third act, and the less said about the overplayed Silver Shamrock jingle, the better (although this black metal cover by Tjolgtjar is great). This is so bad, it’s good.

3. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

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As a direct sequel to 1981's Halloween II, H20 brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie and blissfully retcons all the silliness from Season of the Witch onward. It’s loaded with cool throwbacks, and the cast is oozing with late ‘90s teen talent, making it a great nostalgia watch.

H20 secures a place in the top three for managing to hold its own as a solid ‘90s slasher while still feeling like a Halloween film. It also wins a bonus point for the fun soundtrack by Creed.

2. Halloween II (1981)

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Halloween II is more than just a sequel; it’s a seamless continuation of the first film. Director Rick Rosenthal does a great job mimicking Carpenter’s trademark style, keeping the creepy tracking shots and long suspenseful takes. It also ups the scare factor by allowing the killer into the sanctity of a hospital.

Halloween II gives us the shock sibling reveal and is beloved for its gruesomeness (shoutout to the face scalding scene) and increasingly loony Loomis action. The only reason Halloween II doesn’t take the top spot is because it can’t replicate the impact and originality of the first film.

1. Halloween (1978)

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There’s a good reason this film is considered ‘gold standard’ by slasher fans — it practically kickstarted the entire genre. The iconic four-minute opening shot is a best-in-class example of why the kill is nothing without the build-up. And that’s just the start!

Unlike other slashers, Halloween isn’t afraid to take its time. It builds a sense of dread using long shots that allow us to stalk unsuspecting victims from the killer’s perspective. It drives us to shout at the screen when we see Michael’s white mask emerge teasingly from the shadows behind an unsuspecting Laurie’s shoulder.

Halloween’s characters are also unbeatably good. Although it didn’t invent the ‘final girl’ trope, Laurie Strode is one of the most iconic and long-lasting horror film survivors in the genre’s history. And let’s not forget our masked killer, Michael. The idea of a cute kid murdering his sister is horrific in itself, but Halloween takes it up a notch by graduating him to a silent, emotionless killer who can’t be stopped or reasoned with.

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Carpenter's chilling score is the icing on the Halloween cake, underpinning the suspense and stirring the unshakable sense that anything can happen on Halloween night. When you combine all these elements into one killer (pun intended) film, you get a cultural juggernaut capable of defining a genre. Without it, we wouldn’t have Friday the 13th or Prom Night. Much like Michael Myers, Halloween seems to be unbeatable.

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What is considered the best Halloween movie of all time? ›

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  • "The Witches" (1990) ...
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  • "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
28 Sept 2021

What is the scariest Michael Myers movie? ›

There's no denying Halloween (1978) is the most terrifying Michael Myers story. But after that, there's still nothing scarier than Halloween (2018). In the slasher genre, there have been notable names that have offered some genuinely terrifying films.

Which Michael Myers mask is best? ›

'Halloween': The Many Masks of Michael Myers, Ranked
  • 7) 'Halloween: Resurrection' (2002) ...
  • 'Rob Zombie's Halloween II' (2009) ...
  • 'Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers' (1995) ...
  • 4) 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later' (1998) ...
  • 3) 'Rob Zombie's Halloween' (2007) ...
  • 2) 'Halloween II' (1981) ...
  • 1) 'Halloween' (1978)
20 Apr 2022

How tall is Michael Myers? ›

Michael Myers, recently portrayed by Tyler Mane in Halloween (2007), is depicted as 6 foot 7 inches (2.01 m) tall. Michael Myers was played originally by Nick Castle in Halloween (1978) at the height of 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m). Michael Myers is the main antagonist of the slasher movie franchise, Halloween.

What Halloweens are canon? ›

Halloween movie order: The Original Timeline
  • Halloween (1978) ...
  • Halloween II (1981) ...
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) ...
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ...
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
29 Oct 2021

What was the most liked Halloween movie? ›

Well, the votes are in: Hocus Pocus is the most popular Halloween flick (hence why we included it on this list).

What is the most popular Halloween movie in America? ›

Most iconic Halloween movies of all time
  • Halloween: 46 percent.
  • The Nightmare on Elm Street: 24 percent.
  • Scream: 22 percent.
  • The Exorcist: 21 percent.
  • Beetlejuice: 21 percent.
  • Friday the 13th: 15 percent.
  • Carrie: 13 percent.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show: 10 percent.
5 Oct 2020

Is Michael Myers related to Laurie Strode? ›

Laurie is generally considered the main protagonist of the series, with later films revealing Michael to be her older brother, although this detail is not present in the first film and disregarded by the current continuity, begun in the 2018 film.

Why is Michael Myers obsessed with Laurie? ›

When the 2018 movie picks up, Michael has been incarcerated in Smith's Grove Psychiatric Hospital since the 1978 killing spree. So it isn't surprising that he wants revenge on Laurie and her family for essentially being the reason that he's been locked up for 40 years.

How many kills does Michael Myers have? ›

Michael Myers is the main antagonist of the Halloween franchise and one of the longest-living killers in the horror genre. Over the course of 8 movies (Excluding Rob Zombie Remakes) Michael has killed 92 people.

Why did Michael Myers start killing? ›

It is later revealed in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, that Michael is likely under the control of the Cult of Thorn, which is an ancient Druid curse that requires him to kill every living member in his entire bloodline.

How many mask did Michael Myers have? ›

Tommy Lee Wallace chose FOUR masks to complete Michael Myers.

How many mask does Michael Myers have? ›

Where Michael Myers Got His Iconic Mask in Halloween. Myers actually has two masks in the original Halloween, with the first being a clown mask he puts on in 1963 just before murdering his sister. It's part of his costume, sized for him and matching the baggy multicolored jumpsuit he's wearing.

Where is the real Michael Myers house located? ›

This simple fact adds another layer of authenticity to the movie for its legion of dedicated fans - the fact that, somewhere, Michael Myers' house really exists. That somewhere is 1000 Mission Street in South Pasadena, California.

Who would win Jason or Michael? ›

Winner: Jason Voorhees

Jason's immense strength and ability to keep killing no matter the circumstances show that he can withstand a full-on assault from Michael. Considering his one weakness depends on location, he also has a greater chance of coming out on top.

Who's stronger Jason or Michael Myers? ›

The Victor – Jason Voorhees (By A Large Margin)

Jason is physically stronger than Myers and can take more damage. His only real weakness seems to be water which won't necessarily kill him since he is already dead. Myers on the other hand focuses too much on wiping out his own bloodline.

Can Michael Myers talk? ›

Michael does not speak in the films; the first time audiences ever hear his voice is in the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. Michael speaks as a child during the beginning of the film, but while in Smith's Grove he stops talking completely.

Is Michael Myers still human? ›

Fans have made the point that Michael Myers has survived a number of brutal attacks, from a hail of bullets to multiple stabbings, that could hint he is an indestructible force. But Green assures that he is still human, one who is simply resilient and whose thirst for murder keeps him alive.

Which Halloween movie is not canon? ›

The one that isn't considered canon in any timeline is Halloween III, as it's a story separate from the Michael Myers/Laurie storyline, and instead, it follows a doctor and a young woman who are trying to stop the Silver Shamrock company from killing hundreds of children as part of an ancient pagan ritual related to ...

Is Halloween h2o canon? ›

Because Halloween H20 was predicated on the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the original Halloween was obviously going to be part of its canon. But H20 also chooses to preserve the events of Halloween II as well (Laurie is Michael's sister), which means this fact also remains part of the canon.

How scary is Halloween? ›

What Parents Need to Know. Parents need to know that Halloween is the 1978 classic John Carpenter horror movie that introduced the world to the homicidal maniac Michael Myers. While not as gory and overtly violent as other horror movies, it still has plenty of violent moments. Characters are stabbed and strangled.

What is the best Saw movie? ›

All Saw Movies, Ranked By Tomatometer
  • #8. Saw V (2008) 13% #8. ...
  • #7. Saw IV (2007) 18% #7. ...
  • #6. Saw III (2006) 30% #6. ...
  • #5. Jigsaw (2017) 32% #5. ...
  • #4. Saw II (2005) 37% #4. ...
  • #3. Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) 37% #3. ...
  • #2. Saw VI (2009) 39% #2. ...
  • #1. Saw (2004) 50% #1.

Which Halloween movie is the first one? ›

The original Halloween (1978), co-written and directed by John Carpenter, tells the story of Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night.

What Halloween movies are worth watching? ›

All 12 'Halloween' Movies in the Franchise, Ranked
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002) ...
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ...
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ...
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) ...
  • Halloween Kills (2021) ...
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009) ...
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
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Is there a Halloween ends? ›

It is a sequel to the 2021 film Halloween Kills, and the thirteenth installment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the "H40" trilogy, commenced with the 2018 film, which continues the 1978 film's storyline.
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Halloween Ends
Edited byTim Alverson
Music byJohn Carpenter Cody Carpenter Daniel Davies
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Is Hocus Pocus the most popular Halloween movie? ›

Not only is Hocus Pocus the most-watched on the list, it also made the number one spot for Top Family-Friendly Halloween movies, according to Vudu's survey of more than 2,000 viewers.
...
Hocus Pocus
  • Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween.
  • Ma.
  • It (2017)
  • Death Becomes Her.
  • Us.
  • Child's Play (1988)
  • Get Out.
  • Halloween (1978)
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Does Michael Myers have a kid? ›

Steven Lloyd is a minor character in the Halloween series. He is the only son and child of Jamie Lloyd and serial killer Michael Myers, also being the latter's grand-nephew. Steven is one of the few surviving members of the Myers family. His appearance was in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

How old was Michael Myers when he killed his sister? ›

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove.

Does Laurie know Michael is her brother? ›

While unconscious, Laurie had a dream wherein she saw images of her brother at a young age and she recalled her mother telling her that she was actually adopted. Waking from this dream, Laurie began to slowly grasp her connection to Michael Myers, though she had yet to realize that he was, in fact, her brother.

Why does Michael stare out the window? ›

Michael Myers' Goal In Halloween Kills

In keeping with Michael's unknowable nature, this is his sole quest throughout the story. All he wants is to get back to his old home and stare out the window - though he commits a lot of killings along the way.

Is Michael Myers asexual? ›

It's arguable that Myers isn't an asexual figure at all, but a man whose stormy, destructive sexuality is what drives him to kill. That Myers' entire identity, down to his masked face and sadistic touch, feels like it's born from an obsession with sex and a fear of it. We know this because Myers shows us.

How many sisters does Michael Myers have? ›

He had an older sister named Judith and a younger sister. The family resided in a two-story house at 45 Lampkin Lane in the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois.

Who has more kills Jason or Michael Myers? ›

Jason Voorhees takes down the competition with 158 throughout his 28-year career as a horror movie villain. That's 29 more than Michael Myers, who has the second most on this list. Donning his signature white hockey mask, Jason loves to hack, slash, and impale his victims using his old rusty machete.

What is Michael Myers's weakness? ›

The only real weakness that Michael Myers has is that he has an obsession with Halloween. He only really kills on or around this date, with very few exceptions. He once sat quietly in a cave for almost an entire year, waiting for the end of October. Once it got close enough, he got up and started killing.

Who is the strongest slasher? ›

Best Slasher #1 - Michael Myers (Halloween, 1978)

Beyond John Carpenter's filmmaking, there are a few reasons why Myers is the ultimate slasher. One, he has no gimmick (he wears a William Shatner mask, but how frightening is that?). Two, he's unstoppable.

How old would Michael Myers be today? ›

In the newest films, Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills (2021), Michael is right around 61 years old. We'll stick with this age since Halloween (2018) is a direct sequel to the first film and is now considered Michael and Laurie's canon story arc.

Why Michael Myers kills his sister? ›

His motive for murder could follow slasher movie logic - in which the killer is often motivated by a combination of neglect and jealousy. Michael was supposed to be being looked after by his sister who was babysitting him - but instead she went off to have sex.

Why did Michael go after Laurie? ›

He is still a child and his childhood fascination with killing propels him. He wants to relive that night once more. A chance encounter with Laurie makes her the catalyst for his curiosity.

Is Michael Myers a true story? ›

No, Michael Myers isn't real and there was never a serial killing that the character or Halloween movies were based on. Michael Myers was inspired by a young boy that John Carpenter met during a college trip.

What happens if you take off Michael Myers mask? ›

In removing Michael's burnt mask in Halloween Kills, his hidden humanity and capacity to be at least temporarily stopped is shown. At the same time, the movie seemingly endorses his apparent immortality when he arises to kill again with his mask back on.

Why does Michael Myers have blonde hair in Halloween 4? ›

Little went into further detail, explaining that he believed a tired crew member must've rushed and grabbed an incorrect mask. Apparently no one on the set noticed and they continued to shoot the scene with the wrong mask, thus giving Michael Myers his awkward moment with blond hair and pinkish color.

What was Michael Myers first mask? ›

Michael Myers' legendarily terrifying mask in the original Halloween is actually an altered Captain Kirk mask that production designer and editor Lee Wallace bought for a couple of bucks at a random store on Hollywood Boulevard and it ended up being used in the movie.

Why did Michael Myers mask keep changing? ›

Halloween II was believed to be Michael Myers' final movie, so Warlock was allowed to keep the costume, but once Halloween 4 was in development, the production crew realized they couldn't let the cast take props again, which is why subsequent masks look different.

Why does Michael Myers have eyebrows? ›

The original Michael Myers was simply a Captain Kirk mask that producer Tommy Lee Wallace adjusted by removing the eyebrows and sideburns, changing the hair, and painting white. And thus a horror icon was born.

Does Haddonfield, Illinois really exist? ›

The film and its predecessors are set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Central Illinois is the hunting ground for one of the most famous serial killers in American history. He likes big knives, stalking babysitters, and mutilating the bodies of his victims. But don't worry.

What is Michael Myers real name? ›

Michael John Myers

Is there a real Haddonfield? ›

Haddonfield is where all the movies in the franchise take place, and though it looks quaint, it's also where Michael Myers has spent 40 years stalking and killing his victims. However, we're sorry to say that you can't pay Haddonfield a visit, because it's not a real place.

What was the point of Halloween 3? ›

The concept was to make the franchise an anthology series, with each successive “sequel” telling a new and completely separate story based around the spooky holiday. That informed the plot of the third film, which involved a popular series of Halloween masks designed to kill the wearer when exposed to a special signal.

Is Michael Myers related to Laurie Strode? ›

Laurie is generally considered the main protagonist of the series, with later films revealing Michael to be her older brother, although this detail is not present in the first film and disregarded by the current continuity, begun in the 2018 film.

What Halloween movies are worth watching? ›

All 12 'Halloween' Movies in the Franchise, Ranked
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002) ...
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ...
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ...
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) ...
  • Halloween Kills (2021) ...
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009) ...
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
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How many Michael Myers movies are there? ›

If you are wondering how many Michael Myers movies there are, the Halloween film series consists of 13 films.

Which Halloween didn't have Michael Myers in it? ›

Halloween III is the only entry in the series that does not feature the series antagonist, Michael Myers. After the film's disappointing reception and box office performance, Michael Myers was brought back six years later in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

Is Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween 4? ›

Curtis declined and did not want to continue her participation in the film, although she did return for the seventh Halloween film. As a result, her character was written out and died, which is briefly explained in the film. The script introduced Laurie Strode's seven-year-old daughter, Jamie Lloyd.

How old is Michael Myers in Halloween Resurrection? ›

The eighth film in the franchise and the seventh to feature Myers, opened in 2001 and jumped ahead to 2002. Due to this, Myers was both 44 and 45, respectively, during the events of Resurrection.

Does Michael Myers have a kid? ›

Steven Lloyd is a minor character in the Halloween series. He is the only son and child of Jamie Lloyd and serial killer Michael Myers, also being the latter's grand-nephew. Steven is one of the few surviving members of the Myers family. His appearance was in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Does Laurie know Michael is her brother? ›

While unconscious, Laurie had a dream wherein she saw images of her brother at a young age and she recalled her mother telling her that she was actually adopted. Waking from this dream, Laurie began to slowly grasp her connection to Michael Myers, though she had yet to realize that he was, in fact, her brother.

Who was Michael Myers first victim? ›

Michael Myers first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) as a young boy who murders his sister, Judith Myers, and then, fifteen years later, returns home to murder more teenagers.

Is Halloween based on a true story? ›

Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in 1978 in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his elder sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he returns home to Haddonfield, Illinois, to murder more teenagers.

How scary is Halloween? ›

What Parents Need to Know. Parents need to know that Halloween is the 1978 classic John Carpenter horror movie that introduced the world to the homicidal maniac Michael Myers. While not as gory and overtly violent as other horror movies, it still has plenty of violent moments. Characters are stabbed and strangled.

Which is better Friday the 13th or Halloween? ›

Halloween is certainly the better of the two franchises. Friday the 13th might have offered us fewer weird sequels than Halloween, but Carpenter's unique vision is simply better and more important for the history of the horror genre than that of Voorhees' franchise, especially in light of the fact that Halloween ...

Why does Michael Myers wear a mask? ›

Michael Myers wears a mask to hide his actual identity so he can cause torment and chaos to others without them ever achieving a clear look at him. The use of his mask immediately enacts fear, which gives him an unimaginable power on top of his already intimidating madness.

Is Michael Myers Based on true story? ›

No, Michael Myers isn't real and there was never a serial killing that the character or Halloween movies were based on. Michael Myers was inspired by a young boy that John Carpenter met during a college trip.

Why did Michael Myers start killing? ›

It is later revealed in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, that Michael is likely under the control of the Cult of Thorn, which is an ancient Druid curse that requires him to kill every living member in his entire bloodline.

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