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Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise

List RulesVote up Michael Myers's most memorable murders.

Since 1978 Michael Myers has been killing teenagers, doctors, police officers, and townies with equal disregard. Anyone who gets in his way - regardless of age, race, or creed - gets dispatched in some magnificent fashion.

In case you haven't been counting, there are a lot of Halloween movie murders. Michael's clocked at least 70 confirmed kills, but it’s honestly hard to tell in some of the huge group murder scenes he finds himself in during later films. 

The best kills in Halloween are also the most memorable. The garden claws through the face, the exploding heads, the hot tubs; those are the kills to remember. 

Do you have a favorite insane murder from the Halloween franchise? Perhaps it involves one of the many babysitters whom Laurie Strode has befriended. Or maybe you prefer the work of Rob Zombie and his brutal, yet beautiful death scenes. Whatever your taste, there’s a Michael Myers kill waiting just for you. 

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  • 1

    Nurse Karen

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    67

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Scalding

    When Nurse Karen goes down to meet up with a paramedic for a sexy dip in the hospital's hot tub, she's dunked into the scalding water repeatedly before her face burns off. 

  • 2

    Bob

    230
    61

    Movie: Halloween

    Method: Stabbing

    After getting groovy with his girlfriend Lynda, Bob goes downstairs to get her a beer. Being a Halloween movie, he runs into Michael Myers, who slams him against a wall before stabbing him to death. 

  • 3

    Annie

    194
    54

    Movie: Halloween

    Method: Slit throat

    Michael Myers waits in the back of Annie's car then pops out when she least expects it and slits her throat before smashing her face against the driver's side window. 

  • 4

    Lynda

    199
    64

    Movie: Halloween

    Method: Strangled

    Michael skewers Lynda's boyfriend, then dresses up like a sheet ghost and surprises Lynda by choking her to death. 

  • 5

    Kelly

    174
    59

    Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

    Method: Stabbed with a shotgun

    After discovering a bunch of dead, unnamed deputies Kelly finds Michael Myers, who shoves a shotgun through her chest and pins her to the wall. 

  • 6

    Jimmy Howell

    161
    55

    Movie: Halloween: H20

    Method: Ice skate to the face

    While the audience doesn't see the action go down, Jimmy's death is exciting for two reasons: he's played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and he catches an ice skate to the face. 

  • 7

    Nurse Jill

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    41

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Scalpel to the back

    While trying to help Laurie escape the hospital, Nurse Jill catches a scalpel to the back. Even though he's using a flimsy weapon Michael manages to get some serious hang time. 

  • 8

    Jamie Lloyd 

    206
    73

    Movie: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Method: Impaled on a corn thresher

    While trying to escape from Michael, Jamie hides in a barn but - you guessed it - Michael is hiding in the barn too. He catches his niece and impales her on a corn thresher before turning it on to disembowel her. 

  • 9

    Nurse Janet

    153
    57

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Needle to the head

    After discovering Dr. Mixter's corpse, Nurse Janet becomes Michael's next victim when he sneaks up on her and stabs her in the head with a syringe. 

  • 10

    Mr. Garrett

    112
    41

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Claw hammer to the head

    When Garret goes down to the basement to check the hospital's electricity, he gets the back end of a claw hammer to his noggin.

  • 11

    Brady

    84
    34

    Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

    Method: Broken neck/thumb to the face

    Brady tries to fight Michael Myers to give Jamie and Rachel time to escape; it doesn't go well. Michael picks Brady up by his face and shoves a thumb into his head, right before breaking his neck. 

  • 12

    Earl

    115
    48

    Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

    Method: Neck ripped open

    Rachel and Jamie escape on a truck, but Michael Myers fights his way through the guys in the truck bed before ripping Earl the driver's neck clear off. 

  • 13

    Mike

    112
    47

    Movie: Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Method: Garden claw to the face

    While tracking down his niece Jamie, Michael gets into a fight with a guy named Mike and dispatches him quickly with a garden claw to the face. It's intense. 

  • 14

    Ronnie

    166
    73

    Movie: Halloween (2007)

    Method: Throat Slitting

    On Halloween night, a young Michael Myers duct tape's his mom's boyfriend to an easy chair and slits his throat after killing his sister and her boyfriend. 

  • 15

    Marshal Gummel

    98
    42

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Slit throat

    Michael plays possum after he's shot by Loomis. When Gummel checks out Michael's body, the killer wakes up and slits his throat with a scalpel. 

  • 16

    Ambulance Technician

    106
    48

    Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

    Method: Thumb through the forehead

    After 10 years in a coma, Michael wakes up while being transported in an ambulance after he hears Laurie Strode birthed a daughter before she died. Michael smashes an ambulance tech's head, but the death blow occurs when he shoves his thumb through the poor guy's head. 

  • 17

    Steve

    113
    55

    Movie: Halloween (2007)

    Method: Blunt force trauma

    In the middle of his first murder spree, Michael takes a baseball bat to the head of his sister's boyfriend in a very brutal kill. 

  • 18

    John Strode

    90
    44

    Movie: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Method: Electrocuted

    Michael goes on a tear in the sixth film in the series during which he runs into Laurie Strode's dad, John. John ends up impaled on an electrical box and his head explodes. 

  • 19

    Dr. Mixter

    82
    47

    Movie: Halloween II

    Method: Needle to the eye

    Dr. Mixter's death happens offscreen, but his body - with a hypodermic needle in its eye - is later found by one of his nurses. 

  • 20

    Nurse Mary

    86
    52

    Movie: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Method: Head impaled on a spike

    A mid-wife who works with a cult tries to help Michael's niece and her baby escape, but she catches a spike to the head for her trouble. 

  • 21

    Will Brennan

    67
    40

    Movie: Halloween: H20

    Method: Stabbing

    While helping Laurie search for her son, Will runs into Michael Myers and catches a kitchen knife to the abdomen. In a scene that's reminiscent of the second film, Michael gets some hangtime with this death and it is brutal. 

  • 22

    Spitz

    69
    42

    Movie: Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Method: Pitchfork through the back 

    While getting busy in the hay with Samantha, Haddonfield prankster Spitz is stabbed in the back with a pitchfork. 

  • 23

    Gary Scott

    88
    55

    Movie: Halloween 2 (2009)

    Method: Decapitation

    After crashing into a cow, Michael wakes up in an EMT van and uses a glass shard to cut off Gary Scott's head. It's pretty gross. 

  • 24

    Samantha

    80
    50

    Movie: Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Method: Scythe to the chest

    Immediately after watching her boyfriend Spitz get impaled with a pitchfork, Samantha tries to run away from Michael Myers, but he uses a scythe to slash her across her chest. 

  • 25

    Ismael Cruz

    80
    64

    Movie: Halloween (2007)

    Method: Blunt force trauma

    The thanks Ismael gets for being Michael's only friend in Shady Grove is a big fat TV to the head after having his face shoved in the sink.