How to Watch the Halloween Movies in Order

Our horror movie experts will help you hunt down all 12 Halloween movies before Halloween Ends, the 13th Halloween film, hits theaters—and Peacock—on October 14.

Do you love the Halloween movies and their masked mascot Michael Myers? So do we. Not just John Carpenter’s original 1978 film and 1981 sequel, but all of them—even you, Halloween 5. So we’re stoked to see the upcoming Halloween Ends, the final film in David Gordon Green’s reboot trilogy that includes Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills.

We’re gonna watch all 12 Halloween films in order before Halloween Ends comes out on October 14. If you wanna do it, too, here’s our game plan.

Your Guide to Horror and Halloween

How to watch Halloween Ends

The third film in David Gordon Green’s reboot trilogy, Halloween Ends, hits theaters October 14, 2022. That same day, the film will also begin a 60-day exclusive streaming period on Peacock.

What are the Halloween movies?

The Halloween franchise is legendary—but with 13 films, we understand if you’re not up to speed. Here’s a chronological list.

List of Halloween movies in order

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)
  • Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009)
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Halloween Kills (2021)
  • Halloween Ends (October 14, 2022)
A collage of Blu-ray covers for the first four Halloween movies.

The first four Halloween movies (1978–1988).

How to watch the Halloween movies in order

No streaming service has all 13 Halloween films. So if you want to stage a mega-marathon, you’ll need to use multiple streaming TV services and some video-on-demand (VOD) rentals.

First, let’s see how many Halloween movies we can stream for free or with a subscription.

A collage of Blu-ray covers for the first fifth through eighth Halloween movies.

The fifth through eighth Halloween movies (1989–2002).

Pro tip: Have you already seen Halloween a hundred times? Try watching it with a pro. The esteemed horror host and author Joe Bob Briggs adds hilarious, informative commentary to Michael Myers’ debut on Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny (a special edition of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs).

How to stream the Halloween movies for free

You can stream 11 of the 13 Halloween movies for free if you already subscribe to these paid streaming services: Shudder or AMC+, fuboTV or Philo, HBO Max™, Paramount+, and Peacock. If you don’t subscribe to any of these streaming services, you can watch the original Halloween (1978) free (with ads) on Redbox.

Where to stream the Halloween movies

Streaming on
Halloween (1978)
  • AMC+

  • Philo

  • Redbox (free w/ ads)

  • Shudder
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Peacock

  • Philo
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Peacock
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • AMC+

  • Shudder
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • AMC+

  • Shudder
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • None
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Paramount+
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Paramount+
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007)
  • Philo
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009)
  • Philo

  • Peacock
  • Halloween (2018)
  • None
  • Halloween Kills (2021)
  • HBO Max
  • Halloween Kills: Extended Cut (2021)
  • HBO Max
  • Halloween Ends (October 14, 2022)
  • Peacock
  • Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.

    To complete the list, you can rent ($6–$8) or buy ($27–$31) Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween (2018).

    Let’s see how much renting or buying every Halloween film will cost.

    A collage of Blu-ray covers for the first ninth through twelfth Halloween movies.

    The ninth through twelfth Halloween movies (2007–2021).

    Trick or treat—or trial!

    Are you broke? OMG same. But we can still watch some Halloween movies thanks to free trials and other deals from the following streaming TV services. Click the links to see which Halloween movies are on each service.

    • AMC+: 7-day trial
    • Paramount+: 7-day trial
    • Peacock Premium: No trial, but you can get 12 months of Peacock Premium for $1.99/mo. or one year for $19.99 (expires Sept. 30, 2022).
    • Shudder: 7-day trial

    Pro tip: To watch only the two best Halloween movies, stream Halloween (1978) on AMC+, Philo, Redbox, or Shudder. Then rent Halloween (2018) from the video-on-demand (VOD) retailer.

    How to rent or buy the Halloween movies

    We’ve compiled rental and purchase pricing on the Halloween movies from five video-on-demand (VOD) retailers: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Google Play Movies, Redbox, and VUDU.

    Pricing for rentals is $2.99–$3.99, while purchase prices are $9.99–$17.99. In each price range below, the lower end is for standard definition (SD), while the higher end gets you better resolution.

    Rental and purchase pricing for the Halloween movies

    Amazon Prime Video Apple TV+ Google Play Movies Redbox VUDU
    Halloween (1978) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Halloween II (1981) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $12.99–$14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$16.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $16.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$16.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$16.99
    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers—Unrated Edition (1995) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$16.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $14.99–$16.99
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$16.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $16.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $14.99–$16.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $14.99–$16.99
    Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$14.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $12.99–$14.99
    Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rob Zombie's Halloween II—Unrated Edition (2009) Buy: $9.99–$17.99
    Halloween (2018) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Halloween Kills (2021) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: Price TBA*

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Halloween Kills: Extended Cut (2021) Buy: $14.99 Buy: $14.99 Buy: $14.99 Buy: $14.99
    Halloween Ends (October 14, 2022)

    Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.
    * Available October 31, 2022

    To rent every Halloween movie, you’ll spend $42–$48 plus the cost of a Halloween Ends movie ticket (if you don’t have Peacock). Let’s assume a $10–$20 movie ticket price in the US, making the total $52–$68.

    Pro tip: Halloween III: Season of the Witch doesn’t feature Michael Myers because producers wanted the Halloween franchise to become an anthology series with a different story for every film. You could skip this one—but it’s still worth watching.

    Buying all of the Halloween movies will cost $131–$168. Again, add $10–$20 if you see Halloween Ends in the theater.

    If spending that much money means you won’t have candy for trick-or-treaters, make sure you watch these movies with the lights off so they think you’re not home. Then again, who watches Halloween with the lights on? (Answer: scaredy cats.)

    Pro tip: By the way, watching every Halloween movie in order will take 21.55 hours.

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