These Michael Myers fan theories prove that Halloween has been one of the most durable franchises in Hollywood. Since the debut of the John Carpenter original in 1978, there have been ten additional entries in the series, some of which are sequels and some reboots. Two more, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, are on the way.
Audiences love these films, and as a result, there are some really intriguing Michael Myers fan theories out there. The central slayer of the movies, with his creepy mask and lumbering walk, is nothing short of a horror mainstay. At the same time, he's also a man of mystery. Michael doesn't speak, and all we know of him is his origin story. There are a lot of details to fill in, and the fans have done a great job trying to do it.
Most of the fan theories below were gathered from the users of Reddit, a place where you can always find movie buffs eager to dig as far into a beloved franchise as possible. We won't make any claims to how good or feasible any of them are. That's your call. Vote up the Michael Myers fan theories you think make the most sense.
Michael's Enemy Is A Character From Hitchcock's 'Psycho'Photo: Trancas International Films
Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho features a character named Sam Loomis. His girlfriend, Marion Crane, is famously slashed by Norman Bates while in the shower.
User u/Volfgang91 has a long Reddit post on this, pointing out that the Donald Pleasance psychiatrist character from Halloween is also named Sam Loomis. Therefore, it's conceivable that the Loomis from Psycho, spurred by the loss of Marion, went on to become a doctor who works with psychopaths and ends up treating Michael Myers.877A great theory?
Laurie Strode Sets Michael FreePhoto: Universal Pictures
Michael escapes in the 2018 Halloween by slaying a bus driver and causing the vehicle to crash. Or does he? User u/Vlakk thinks Laurie Strode may have crashed her car into the bus, allowing Michael to escape so that she could fulfill her four-decade mission of slaying him. She was, after all, sitting in her car with a weapon when he was loaded onto the bus.6428A great theory?
Most Of The Halloween Sequels Were Michael's FantasyPhoto: Universal Pictures
David Gordon Green's 2018 Halloween ignores all the previous sequels to John Carpenter's 1978 original. That makes it very difficult to establish any sort of canon within the franchise -- unless you subscribe to u/magzsaksak's idea. This Reddit user believes you could make all the other sequels canon if you consider them revenge fantasies Michael has during the 40-year stay in an institution that Green's picture establishes at the beginning.5825A great theory?
Michael Is Connected To Almost Every Other Major Horror IconPhoto: Dimension Films
In an epic work of imagination, u/trailerthrash has come up with a theory stating that Michael Myers lives within the same universe as virtually every other major horror villain, from Jason Voorhees to Ash from The Evil Dead to Chucky. It's kind of like a horror version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The basis for this is some meta jokes thrown into various installments of these franchises, such as Michael's mask briefly glimpsed in an evidence locker in The Bride of Chucky.5018A great theory?