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

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote 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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Nurse Karen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Nurse Karen

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. 

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Jamie Lloyd  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Jamie Lloyd 

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. 

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Bob is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Bob

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. 

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Jimmy Howell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Jimmy Howell

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. 

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Ronnie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Ronnie

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. 

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Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Kelly

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. 

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Annie

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. 

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Lynda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Lynda

Movie: Halloween

Method: Strangled

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

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Nurse Janet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Nurse Janet

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. 

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Earl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Earl

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. 

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Steve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Steve

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. 

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Mike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Mike

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. 

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Nurse Mary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Nurse Mary

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. 

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Mr. Garrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Mr. Garrett

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.

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Gary Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Gary Scott

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. 

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Samantha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Samantha

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. 

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Ismael Cruz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Ismael Cruz

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. 

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Floyd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Floyd

Movie: Halloween 2 (2009)

Method: Impaled

In a rather intense death, mountain man Floyd is knifed in the stomach by Michael Myers before being impaled on the pair of deer antlers he keeps on his truck. 

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Nurse Jill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Nurse Jill

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. 

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Ambulance Technician is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Ambulance Technician

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. 

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John Strode is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
John Strode

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. 

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Marshal Gummel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Marshal Gummel

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. 

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Spitz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Spitz

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. 

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Laurie Strode is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Laurie Strode

Movie: Halloween: Resurrection 

Method: Stabbing

After Laurie tricks Michael into following her to the roof of the mental hospital she's locked up in, she hangs him off the roof. Before Strode can deliver a death blow, she stops to remove his mask; he flips her off the roof and sinks his knife into her chest. 

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Brady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Brady

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. 

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Will Brennan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Will Brennan

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. 

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Dr. Mixter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Dr. Mixter

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. 

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Jen Danzig is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Jen Danzig

Movie: Halloween: Resurrection

Method: Decapitated

After splitting up, the group of young folks realize how bad things are and attempt to regroup and get out of Michael's house. Jen doesn't accomplish her goal and gets her head cut off with a kitchen knife. 

 

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Electrical Worker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Electrical Worker

Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

Method: Electrocution

After arriving in Haddonfield Michael tosses an electrical worker into the town's electrical grid, giving him quite the shock and cutting power to the town. 

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Rudy

Movie: Halloween: Resurrection

Method: Three knives to the chest. 

After seeing Jen lose her head, Rudy gets caught by Michael Myers. He's pinned against the wall with not one, not two, but three whole knives. 

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Charley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Charley

Movie: Halloween: Resurrection 

Method: Impaled with tripod

While attempting to make an overnight film in Michael's old house, Charley the cameraman gets stabbed through the neck with a tripod leg. 

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Jazlean Benny is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Jazlean Benny

Movie: Halloween 2 (2009)

Method: Stabbed

After Floyd gets stabbed on his deer antlers, Jazlean is pulled out of the truck and stabbed to death in a beautiful wide shot. It's a highlight of Brandon Trost's cinematography work. 

 

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The Motorist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
The Motorist

Movie: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Method: Head snapped off body

A motorist has the bad luck of running into Michael Myers and gets his head ripped off his body. For a character without a name it's an incredibly brutal death. 

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Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Mechanic

Movie: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

Method: Tire iron to the chest

After escaping an ambulance, Michael stabs a mechanic through the chest with a tire iron so he can steal the guy's clothes. 

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Dr. Loomis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Dr. Loomis

Movie: Halloween 2 (2009)

Method: Stabbed

While trying to reason with Michael after he kidnaps Laurie and takes her to an abandoned shed, Loomis a catches a knife to the chest, finally ending his decades long battle with the masked killer (in this iteration of the story, anyway). 

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Cult Doctors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Cult Doctors

Movie: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Method: Hacked to death

Michael gets into the Thorne cult's operating room and chops up a bunch of surgeons under a strobe light. Why were they keeping a machete in their operating room? 

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Deputy Bloch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Michael Myers's Best Kills In The 'Halloween' Franchise
Deputy Bloch

Movie: Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Method: Hanging

While looking for Michael, Deputy Bloch gets hung out of a second floor window.