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From Worst to Best - Halloween

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Halloween, like many other horror franchises, as had its ups and downs. Although I will quite happily sit through every Halloween film and find moments to enjoy in each (yes even Resurrection & Zombie's Halloween II), there are definitely some that are better than others. So I thought I'd give you guys my full ranking of the Halloween franchise. I've got a feeling you'll find a few surprises in here. Happy Halloween!

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Rob Zombie's Halloween II (Rob Zombie, 2009)

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Halloween Resurrection (Rick Rosenthal, 2002)

Three years after he last terrorised his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Joe Chappelle, 1995)

Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Rob Zombie's Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007)

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael (Dominique Otherin-Girard, 1989)

One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Dwight H. Little, 1988)

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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1982)

An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (Steve miner, 1998)

Twenty years after Michael Myer's massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie Strode faked her own death, traveled to California, and took on the identity Keri Tate. Michael discovers Laurie's new identity and travels to California to kill his sister. Laurie must now take on her brother with her son's life at risk

Halloween II (Rick Rosenthal, 1981)

After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoots Michael Myers six Times and falls off a balcony. Michael escapes and continues his massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie is also sent to the Hospital and Dr Loomis gathers a group of police officers to hunt down Michael and put an end to his murderous rampage

Halloween (David Gordon Green, 2018)

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalised for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realises it, it'll be too late for many people.

There you have it folks, my worst to best Halloween film list. This is my list so I'm obviously not expecting everyone to agree with me. It's all down to personal preference at the end of the day. What would your ranking of the Halloween films be?

Stick with us as we celebrate Halloween today! Check out my Top 20 Michael Myers Kills. Head over to our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages for our interactive Halloween quiz as well fun facts and more about the Halloween films. Join me from Facebook or Instagram LIVE 6pm GMT tonight for a Halloween Quiz, or if you want to have a go at a quiz in your own time head over to our YouTube Channel to play our Quizshow now. Hooked On Horror Presents Quizshow features an array of horror questions asked by special guest quizmasters including Tyler Mane, Doug Bradley, Don Mancini, Hannah Kasulka, Clint Howard, David Howard Thornton, Hannah Fierman, Mark Patton, Claes Bang & more!

Looking for film recommendations; we've got that covered! Check out Hooked On Horror's 31 Days of Horror, Top Picks for the Spookiest Time of the Year & Top Family Friendly Horror Films lists.


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