Halloween Movies in Order – Watch All 12 of Them This Halloween 2021!

Halloween Movies in Order – Watch All 12 of Them This Halloween 2021!

With the spooky season in full swing as everyone’s favorite holiday dawns on us (yes, we’re talking about Halloween!), what better way to spend it in this pandemic than doing a movie marathon of the fan-favorite Slasher film series, the Halloween franchise.!

Now you might be thinking that all the movies are in chronological order based on when they were released, but the timeline gets a bit messy due to several spin-offs and different film directors.

However, thankfully, there actually is an order to watch all the 12 films and, in this article, we’ve got all the 12 Halloween movies in order for you.

P.S Halloween Kills came to theatres this October 15th  so it’s the perfect time to watch the previous films so you know what Laurie Strode has in store for her in the next installment of the film series.

It’s also the perfect time to read up on the most disturbing deaths in horror movies as suggested by Reddit users.

1.  Halloween (1978)

hallowen

Director: John Carpenter

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

This movie kicks off the origin of the evil on two legs when in 1963,

6-year-old Michael Myers kills his teenage sister, Judith.

The horror had only begun when  15  years later,  Michael escapes a  mental hospital and returns to  Haddonfield,  Illinois where he stalks and attempts to kill his other sister,  Laurie  Strode  (Jamie  Lee  Curtis), and her friends.

2. Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II (1981)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Halloween II picks up the plot from the last movie where Michael, after failing to kill Laurie and surviving multiple gunshots, pursues her into Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she is recovering.

In the meantime, Michael’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis continues his pursuit of him.

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

Halloween_4

Director: Dwight H. Little

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

IMDb Rating: 5.0/10

After being in a 10-year long coma due to the events of the ending of Halloween II, Michael awakens as he learns about his niece and escapes to Haddonfield to kill her as Dr. Loomis once again resumes his pursuit of the boogeyman.

4. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Michael once again survives multiple gunshot wounds and is in hot pursuit of Jamie who is extremely traumatized from previous events but Dr. Loomis has a plan to defeat Michael for good.

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

 

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Director: Joe Chappelle

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan

IMDb Rating: 4.8/10

The film takes place 6 years after the events of the last film and gives context to the ‘curse of Thorn’ and explains Michael’s immortality as well as his ambition to kill his family members.

6. Halloween H20, 20 Years later (1988)

Halloween H20, 20 Years later (1988)

Director: Steve Miner

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

A direct sequel from the first two films set 20 years into the future, Laurie (who was originally presumed dead in a car accident) had concealed her identity to stay away from Michael to begin a new life with her son but Michael finds out and pursues to kill her in a boarding school in California.

7. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

haloween-re

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree

IMDb Rating: 4.0/10

Michael finally pursues and kills Laurie and a year later, goes on a killing spree when a group of teenagers who enter a reality TV show, stay the night at the abandoned Strode house where Michael pays them a visit.

8. Halloween (2018)

halloween-2018-movie

Director: David Gordon Green

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

A direct sequel to Halloween (1978) Laurie fortifies her home and lives in fear of Michael’s return for which she has been planning, knowing the evil on two feet is bound to break loose of the psychiatric institution to kill her.

9. Halloween Kills (2021)

Halloween Kills (2021)

Director: David Gordon Green

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

Coming to theatres on October 15th, Michael survived being trapped and burned in Laurie’s basement, and is out looking to kill the Strodes as Laurie and her friends team up to end Michael for good.

10. Halloween (2007) and Halloween (2009):

They are spin-offs that take place in another time frame and can be watched separately from the series above.

Halloween (2007)

Director: Rob Zombie

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

The first film (2007) focuses on Michael’s childhood experiences and murders which led him to become the daunting killer we all know and love.

 

Halloween (2009)

Director: Rob Zombie

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane

IMDb Rating: 4.8/10

The second (2009) is a sequel that follows Michael who begins seeing visions of his mother telling him to reunite with his sister Laurie, focusing on the connection between Strode and Myers.

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

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Halloween 3 is completely separate from the main franchise and follows the story of a company that makes Halloween masks with special microchip implants for kids but their true sinister intentions leave kids wearing those masks in terrible danger.

There you go, these were all the Halloween movies in order to help you enjoy the spooky season to the fullest!

In the spirit of Halloween, you may also like to find out which killer from horror movies you are based on your star sign!

 

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