How to Watch Halloween Movies in Order

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How to Watch Halloween in Order Movies (As per Release and Chronologically)

Halloween Movies in Order: Just like other slasher movies — A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies — Halloween primarily focuses on Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Michael’s killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place. The franchise has endured a number of twists and turns, due to its sequels, prequels, and remakes it is as perplexing as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies, so get quite confusing How to Watch Halloween movies in order.

The Halloween film series start in 1987 by releasing the first film in the Halloween film series i.e Halloween(1987) and With the announced sequels Halloween Ends, the series might finally be coming to an end. In between, Twelve movies were released. However, as is often the case with a long-running franchise, remakes and reboots have confused the once simple timeline of the Halloween cinematic universe. With every new release of the Halloween movies, The Halloween Timeline gets more confusing. So here’s your essential guide that Michael Myers movies in order by year as the spookiest night of the year draws closer.

Moreover, the Halloween film series going to release, a sequel to the 2021 film, Halloween Ends, scheduled for release in 2022. Now You may have a question: How to Watch All Halloween Movies In Order of Story. So here is the list of five different times to watch Halloween movies in order to watch now at this Halloween festival.

 

How many Halloween movies are there?

Halloween is an American slasher franchise that consists of Twelve (12) films, followed since 1978 original was released, primarily focusing on Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers, except 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a story with no direct connection to any other film in the series. And The sequel to the 2021 film, Halloween Ends is scheduled for release in 2022.

 

All Halloween Movies in Order of Release Date

Here is the list of Halloween films in order, they were released.

1. Halloween — October 25, 1978

2. Halloween II — October 30, 1981

3. Halloween III: Season of the Witch — October 22, 1982

4. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers — October 21, 1988

5. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers — October 13, 1989

6. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers — September 29, 1995

7. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later — August 5, 1998

8. Halloween: Resurrection — July 12, 2002

9. Halloween — August 31, 2007

10. Halloween 2 — August 28, 2009

11. Halloween — October 19, 2018

12. Halloween Kills — October 15, 2021

13. Halloween Ends — October 14, 2022

 

Overview of The Halloween Series in Order


1. Halloween

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Year: 1978

Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 91 minutes

The first installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween (1978) tells about a mental patient who was committed to a sanitarium for murdering his babysitting teenage sister on Halloween night when he was six years old. After being institutionalized 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 realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people.

 


2. Halloween 2

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Year: 1981

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Dick Warlock

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 92 minutes

The second installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween 2 serves as a direct sequel to Halloween (1978), with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital, while his psychiatrist Dr. Loomis continues his pursuit of him. After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she’s been admitted for Myers’ attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs, and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

 


3. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

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Year: 1982

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

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

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 98 minutes

The third installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is the only entry in the series that does not feature the series antagonist, Michael Myers. In the film, When a terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked and brought to the hospital, babbling and clutching the year’s most popular Halloween costume, an eerie pumpkin mask, doctor Daniel Challis is thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman’s daughter, Ellie, Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran. Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran’s shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country never come home in this terrifying thriller.

 


4. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Year: 1988

Director: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 88 minutes

The fourth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers marks the return of Michael Myers after his absence in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). The film follows Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield after being in a coma to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, with his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis again pursuing him. The apparently comatose Michael Myers is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talks about his surviving niece, Jamie. After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel. Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis remains on the killer’s path.

 


5. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

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Year: 1989

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 97 minutes

The fifth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers continues the “Thorn Trilogy” story arc from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. In the film, young Jamie is in a children’s hospital after attacking her stepmother the previous year. She’s being treated by Dr. Loomis with the aid of her stepsister and her stepsister’s friend. Jamie hasn’t said a word since the attack, but she disturbingly discovers that she has a telepathic link with her homicidal uncle, Michael. Meanwhile, Michael has spent the year in a coma, recovering from gunshot wounds inflicted by police officers. But when Michael awakens, he follows Jamie to the children’s hospital, intent on ending his family tree once and for all. Jamie knows that she must leave the hospital in order to survive. With the aid of Dr. Loomis, they set out to defeat Michael on his home turf — the house that he grew up in.

 


6. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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Year: 1995

Director: Joe Chappelle

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 88 minutes

The sixth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers concludes the “Thorn Trilogy” story arc established in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The film sets six years after the events of Halloween 5, the plot follows Michael Myers as he stalks the Strode family, cousins of Laurie Strode, in order to kill his last surviving relatives, while Dr. Sam Loomis pursues him once more. The film also reveals the source of Michael’s immortality and his drive to kill.

 


7. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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Year: 1998

Director: Steve Miner

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 86 minutes

The seventh installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later retconning the Jamie Lloyd story arc of the previous three installments, H20 is a direct sequel to the first two films and follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode, who has faked her death in order to go into hiding from her brother, Michael Myers, who finds her working at a private boarding school in California.

In the film, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn’t find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time.

 


8. Halloween: Resurrection

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Year: 2002

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 90 minutes

The eighth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween: Resurrection is a direct sequel to Halloween H20, follows Michael Myers continuing his murderous rampage in his hometown of Haddonfield when his old, derelict childhood home is used for a live internet horror show. A group of thrill-seeking teenagers spends one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Meyers But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party!

 

 


9. Halloween

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Year: 2007

Director: Rob Zombie

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 110 minutes

The ninth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween (2007) is a remake of the 1978 horror film Halloween, which follows the premise of John Carpenter’s original, with Michael Myers stalking Laurie Strode and her friends on Halloween night. After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

 


10. Halloween II

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Year: 2009

Director: Rob Zombie

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 105 minutes

The tenth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween II is a sequel to Zombie’s 2007 remake of 1978’s Halloween. It focuses more on the connection between Strode and Myers, and the idea that they share similar psychological problems. Picking up where the 2007 film ended and then jumping ahead two years, Halloween II follows Laurie Strode as she deals with the aftermath of the previous film’s events, Dr. Loomis who is trying to capitalize on those events by publishing a new book that chronicles everything that happened, and Michael Myers as he continues his search for Laurie so that he can reunite with his sister. Unleashing a trail of terror that only horror master Rob Zombie can, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past.

 


11. Halloween

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Year: 2018

Director: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 106 minutes

The eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween (2018) a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name while effecting a retroactive continuity (‘retcon’) of all previous sequels. It follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night. It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.

 

 


12. Halloween Kills

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Year: 2021

Director: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 105 minutes

The twelfth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween Kills is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween that follows precisely where the previous film ended, sees Strode and her family continuing to fend off Myers, this time, with the help of the Haddonfield community.

In the film, Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.

 


12. Halloween Ends

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Year: 2022

Director: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Will Patton

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: ——

The thirteenth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween Ends a sequel to 2021’s Halloween Kills, and the final installment of the new Halloween canon which commenced with the 2018 film, which continued the 1978 film’s storyline. Green revealed that the film, Take place four years after the events of Halloween Kills, mainly focuses on Laurie Strode, the sole survivor of Michael Myers’ 1978 killing spree, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She is now Allyson’s grandmother.

 

 


Every Halloween Movies in Chronological Order

Through its branching timelines and reboots, The Halloween film series is one of the longest horror series of all time. Primarily focusing on Michael Myers who stalks and kills the people of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place. However, as is often the case with a long-running franchise, remakes and reboots have confused the once simple timeline of the Halloween cinematic universe. So here is the list of Halloween Movies in Chronological Order you can follow to enjoy the killing of Michael Myers.

Halloween Chronological Order:

1. Halloween — 1978

2. Halloween II — 1981

3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers — 1988

4. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers — 1989

5. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers — 1995

6. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later — 1998

7. Halloween: Resurrection — 2002

8. Halloween — 2018

9. Halloween Kills — 2021

10. Halloween Ends — 2022

11. Halloween — 2007

12. Halloween 2 —  2009

13. Halloween III: Season of the Witch — 1982

 

An infographic illustrating the continuity between the Halloween films.

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Where to watch Halloween Saga in Order?

Want to enjoy an American slasher media franchise that consists of twelve films, primarily focusing on Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers. But Where Can I watch Halloween Movies in order or What is the Halloween movie timeline to watch? You are able to stream The Halloween series in order by renting or purchasing on Amazon Prime because it is pretty much solely available to watch on Amazon Prime, you may be able to Rent and buy on Vudu. So watch The Halloween in order from first to last mentioned above: Links are given above Respectively:

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