Over the course of 11 Halloween films, Michael Myers stalks his way through ten of them. Each time he wears his trademark mask and jumpsuit (or wildly variant versions of this costume, anyway), but every filmmaker who handles the character does something a little differenent with Michael Myers and the Halloween franchise. We're tracking how Michael Myers changed over the course of 40 years, what each new film added to his mythos, and just what Halloween 2018 holds for this piece of modern Americana.
The Halloween franchise makes a lot of fascinating choices, and the directors who work on these films swing for the fences - but that doesn't mean that everything they've added to Myers's backstory is pure gold. In many case, the changes to the character muddy up something that was simple and clean from the start. Keep reading to find out which films added the craziest pieces of backstory, and which directors did their best to keep the history of Michael Myers intact.
Michael Myers Began As A Straight Up Killing MachinePhoto: Anchor Bay / Amazon
Michael Becomes More Brutal In The SequelPhoto: Shout! Factory / Amazon
He Became Laurie's BrotherPhoto: Shout! Factory / Amazon
The Return Of Michael Myers Gives The Killer A NiecePhoto: Anchor Bay Entertainment / Amazon
He's Super Strong In Part FourPhoto: Anchor Bay Entertainment / Amazon
He's Kind Of Psychic In The Fifth MoviePhoto: Magnum Pictures/Trancas International