HALLOWEEN FILMS RANKED

Not counting the Rob Zombie ones.
  1. Halloween
    John Carpenter's classic still scares me because of how technology has aged and this movie hasn't. It's terrifying that all they had were landlines and good neighbors. Plus, the scene where Jamie Lee Curtis pounds on the door while Michael slowly walks to her has yet to be replicated, though It Follows comes damn close!
  2. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
    The only other truly good entry. It's self aware without being too smug or on the nose, but enough to be fun. At 86 mins, it's also efficient, not a single minute is wasted and the last five mins is a perfect ending to the series.
  3. Halloween II
    This was a typical slasher film with some creative kills and first introduces the mythology of the Myers-Laurie Strode relationship. While it diminishes a bit of the original's concept, it's still a fun film and in the last act is relentless.
  4. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
    Non-Myers in the canon, but one of the best worst movies ever made. It's a ridiculous concept with a nihilistic ending that was pretty ballsy, but so much of it doesn't make sense and it's a can't miss for me every October.
  5. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
    This is as good as generic slasher sequel can get. There's some really scary shots and fun deaths. Another one where it has an interesting ending that was poorly explored in 5 and 6.
  6. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
    One of Paul Rudd's first movies! He even gets the "introducing" credit. This movie attempts to explain the Myers curse as something dating back to the Druids. There was a lot of studio meddling and let me tell you: this is a real piece of shit. It's a fun bad movie, which makes it watchable at a party or in a rep theater with friends.
  7. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
    This is a low budget slasher with literally nothing memorable. The ending is weird and clearly meant to lead to a new era in the franchise. This is not even fun bad.
  8. Halloween: Resurrection
    Part 8 is the worst cause it undoes the awesomeness of H20 and kills Laurie Strode. It has a great idea with a reality show element, but rather than explore it, we get Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks and a bunch of forgettable people in a bland post-Scream slasher.