Halloween is the ideal time to watch Michael Myers, one of the scariest men to ever wear a jumpsuit. His reign of terror began decades ago and has now expanded to include a dozen Halloween films. However, they are not all in chronological sequence.
The franchise has been revived twice, in 1998 and 2018, with a Rob Zombie remake of the original film in the works. That makes putting together a timeline difficult, but not impossible, considering that he spends the majority of the flicks chasing Laurie Strode.
So, from his early days at 45 Lampkin Lane to today, we’ve compiled an order that follows the king of slasher films.
Halloween Kills is a slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. It was released in the United States in 2021.
The film is the twelfth episode in the Halloween franchise and is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courtney, who played Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively, reprise their roles.
Anthony Michael Hall and Thomas Mann join the cast, with Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton reprising their roles from the previous film. Strode and her family continues to fight Myers in this film, which picks up right where the previous one left off.
This time, with the support of the Haddonfield townspeople.
The film got mixed reviews from critics, who applauded the imaginative kills, score, cinematography, and acting, but condemned the narrative and lack of innovation, grossing over $131 million worldwide on a $20 million production budget.
On October 14, 2022, a sequel, Halloween Ends, will be released.
The most recent film in the franchise is also the highest-grossing. It’s another reboot, but this one serves as a straight sequel to the original Halloween, therefore all of the other films are ignored.
Because of its success, two additional sequels are in the works.
Laurie Strode is played by Jamie Lee Curtis once more. She’s still traumatized by Michael Myers’ return home on Halloween night 40 years ago.
She lives in a well-fortified house in seclusion. She communicates with her granddaughter, Allyson (Andi Matichak), but she rarely sees her daughter, who was taken from her when she was a child.
Fortunately, Myers manages to break free from an asylum in order to host some family therapy.
It is the highest-grossing slasher picture in unadjusted dollars, shattering the mark held by Scream in 1996, as well as several other box-office records. Halloween Kills, the sequel, was released in 2021, and Halloween Ends is set to be released in 2022.
Rob Zombie wrote, directed, and produced Halloween II, a 2009 American slasher film. The film is the eleventh episode in the Halloween franchise and a sequel to Zombie’s 2007 remake of 1978’s Halloween.
Following Laurie Strode, as she deals with the aftermath of the previous film’s events, Dr. Loomis as he tries to capitalize on those events by publishing a new book that chronicles everything that happened.
Michael Myers as he continues his search for Laurie so that he can reunite with his sister, Halloween II picks up where the 2007 film left off and jumps ahead two years.
Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, and Tyler Mane, who played Dr. Loomis, Laurie Strode, and Michael Myers in the 2007 picture, return as Dr. Loomis, Laurie Strode, and Michael Myers, respectively.
The film’s initial opening weekend gross was roughly $7 million, which was less than the remake’s opening weekend gross of $7 million in 2007.
The picture went on to gross $33.4 million in North America and $6 million in international markets, for a total of $39.4 million worldwide. Rob Zombie has said he will not make another sequel. In 2012, a sequel, Halloween 3D, was canceled.
Rob Zombie wrote, directed, and produced Halloween, a 2007 American slasher film. The film is the ninth episode in the Halloween franchise and is a remake of the 1978 horror film of the same name.
Tyler Mane plays Michael Myers as an adult, Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Sam Loomis, Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode, and Daeg Faerch as a young Michael Myers in the film.
Michael Myers stalks Laurie Strode and her pals on Halloween night in Rob Zombie’s “reimagining,” which follows the idea of John Carpenter’s original.
Following Carpenter’s recommendation to “make the picture his own,” Zombie decided to make the film both an origin tale and a remake, which allowed for more unique content than merely re-filming the same scenes.
Despite mixed reviews, the picture, which cost $15 million to produce, grossed $80.3 million in unadjusted US dollars worldwide. In 2009, Zombie released a sequel to the film, Halloween II.
We never expected to see two things in this installment: Michael Myers gets to kill Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and karate-fight Busta Rhymes for the first time.
Laurie has been institutionalized for three years as a result of the events of H20, and Michael has come to pay her a visit. After that, he goes to his old abandoned house in search of reality show participants who wish to spend the night with him.
On July 12, 2002, Halloween: Resurrection was released to mostly unfavorable reviews, with many critics dismissing it as an unneeded sequel to Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
With a $15 million production budget, the film grossed $37.6 million at the box office. Despite plans for a sequel after Resurrection, the franchise’s next film was Halloween, a 2007 remake directed by Rob Zombie.