Halloween (franchise) is an American horror franchise including films and related merchandise. The films include the following:
- Halloween (1978 film) - the original film, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, about an escaped psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood, who goes on a murderous rampage through the streets of his childhood town on Halloween.
- Halloween II - the 1981 sequel, in which the seemingly unkillable Michael Myers follows his intended victim Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) to a nearby hospital while Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is still in pursuit of his patient.
- Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 1982 film about an investigation into the activities a mysterious owner of the Silver Shamrock Novelties company, in the week approaching Halloween night. This is the only film to not include Michael Myers.
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - 1988 film set ten years after the original massacre, in which the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween.
- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers - 1898 film set one year after the events of Halloween 4, in which Michael Myers is back on Halloween night to try and kill the last remaining member of his family. This time though the town is ready for him, including Dr Sam Loomis.
- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers - 1995 film set six years after Michael Myers last terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child and returns to Haddonfield.
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later - 1998 film in which Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle Michael Myers one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
- Halloween: Resurrection - 2002 film in which a group of teens win a contest to spend a night in Michael Myers' childhood home to be broadcast live on the internet. They believe they are in for a little fun and some free publicity. But things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a struggle to make it out of the house alive.
- Halloween (2007 film) - is a 2007 film (directed by Rob Zombie) that reimagines the events of the original film. After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
- Halloween II (2009 film) - is a 2009 film (directed by Rob Zombie) in which 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.
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