Here's How All The "Halloween" Films Rank From Worst To Best, Including "Halloween Ends"

    "You don't know what death is!"

    With Michael Myers being resurrected once again in the new movie Halloween Ends, it seemed like a great time to revisit the 40-plus years worth of films from the franchise and see where this new entry stands in the horror canon.

    Halloween Ends is the final entry in the recent trilogy of films directed by David Gordon Green and is the THIRTEENTH movie in the Halloween franchise. These films have gone through a lot over the years: sequels, reboots, remakes, and even ~requels~. For the uneducated — or perhaps simply confused — this timeline is the FIFTH iteration since John Carpenter's original release in 1978. Check out this handy flow chart for clarification:

    Timeline of all the Halloween films

    Halloween Ends may be the last in this current iteration of films, but I doubt it will be the last we see of Michael Myers. But until the day comes when The Shape returns to Haddonfield, these are all the films ranked from worst to best. Though kill counts are included, they are more for ~educational~ purposes and do not play a role in scoring... However, kill creativity does.

    Proceed at your own risk; SPOILERS AHEAD!

    13. Halloween II (2009)

    Michael Myers with half his mask missing, and Michael Myers mother wearing all white walking a horse down a hallway

    12. Halloween: Resurrection

    A white masked Michael Myers and Laurie Strode are face to face

    11. Halloween (2007)

    Michael Myers wears a cracked and faded white mask

    10. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Michael Myers stares while Dr. Loomis and Tommy look concerned

    9. Halloween Ends

    Michael Myers in the shadows, Laurie Strode with a butcher knife

    8. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Michael Myers holds a butcher knife. Broken glass on a photo of young Jamie

    7. Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    A child lies dead wearing a rotting jack-o-lantern mask

    6. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Young Jamie in a clown costume, holds bloody scissors. Michael Myers in a bright white mask and black eyes

    5. Halloween Kills

    Michael Myers in a burnt mask. An older Laurie Strode looks concerned.

    4. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Middle aged Laurie Strode and Michael Myers look at each other through a round window.

    3. Halloween (2018)

    An older Laurie Strode looks over her shoulder. Michael Myers in an aged mask looks on

    2. Halloween II (1981)

    Michael Myers touches his mask, blood dripping from his eyes. Laurie Strode looks on, concerned

    1. Halloween (1978)

    Laurie Strode hides in fear while Michael Myers creeps behind her. Dr. Loomis aims his revolver

    Well horror fans, what do you think? Did this list get you all bent out of shape? Unmask your thoughts in the comments section below.

    Note: This post has been updated to include the October 2022 release of Halloween Ends.