Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten slasher films, novels, and comic books. The franchise focuses on the fictional character of Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of Haddonfield, Illinois while being chased by his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. Michael's killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place. The films collectively grossed over $366 million at the box-office worldwide. The original Halloween, released in 1978, was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter. The sequels have had various writers and directors attached to them. Michael Myers is the antagonist in all of the films except Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the story of which has no direct connection to any other Halloween film in the series. Carpenter, who had a hand in writing the first sequel, has not had any direct involvement with the rest of the films. The film series is ranked fourth at the United States box office–in adjusted 2008 dollars–when compared to other American horror franchises. The first Halloween film is credited with beginning a long line of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The franchise began when the first novel appeared less than a year after the release of the first film, and then seven sequels have followed. In 2007, a remake of Halloween was produced, with a direct sequel released two years later.
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This is our guide to the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of the Halloween franchise, starring Michael Myers, AKA the horror of Haddonfield.
David Gordon Green’s Halloween reboot sequel trilogy demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes John Carpenter’s Halloween so scary.
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George P. Wilbur portrayed Michael Myers in the 4th and 6th Halloween films.
The smoothest and most fun experience John Carpenter ever had on a movie set was when he was filming the original Halloween.
The iconic Michael Myers Halloween mask has undergone several changes throughout the years.
Some characters in the Halloween franchise deserved much better send-offs than what they got in the sequels.
The slasher genre wouldn't be where it is today without the 1981 sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween.
James Winburn was behind the mask for the ending scene when Michael Myers is shot and falls off a balcony.
Peacock hadn't been able to break into Nielsen's top 10 list for streaming content until Halloween Ends.
A new clip provides a sneak peek at the bonus features of the Halloween Ends home media release.
What is a town without its people? Through Haddonfield's fantastic casting and clever everyday dialogue, the Halloween series feels lived in and real.