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How to Watch the Halloween Movies in Order

Our horror movie experts tell you where to stream, rent, or buy all 13 Halloween movies so you can watch them in order.

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: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

With Michael’s special day comin’ up, we wanna watch all of the Halloween films in order. If you like the idea, here’s where to stream, rent, or buy all 13 films in the series.

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Pro tip: Watching every Halloween movie in order will take 21 hours and 33 minutes (add 84 minutes if you also watch the doc).

What are the Halloween movies?

Michael Myers busted outta Smith’s Grove Sanitarium (and John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s imaginations) in 1978. Forty-five years and 13 films later, Michael is a horror icon worthy of immortalization on Mount Slashmore (if there were such a monument). Here’s a chronological list of every film in the series—click the links to see where to stream, rent, or buy each one.

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. Use the JustWatch links below to plan your Michael Myers marathon.

Where to watch Halloween (1978)

The Halloween (1978) movie poster showing a hand making a stabbing motion and a jack-o-lantern. Text includes the film title and "The Night He Came Home."

John Carpenter’s original Halloween helped spark the slasher movie boom of 1978–1984 and remains freaky today. And let’s give it up for Jamie Lee Curtis, forever our favorite scream queen, as Michael Myers’ mystery fixation Laurie Strode.

Pro tip: Try watching Halloween (1978) with a pro. Esteemed author, horror host, and raconteur Joe Bob Briggs adds hilarious, insightful commentary to Michael Myers’ debut in Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny on Shudder.

Where to watch Halloween II (1981)

The Halloween II movie poster shows a jack-o-lantern with a skull face. The film title is on the bottom of the image.

A continuation of The Night He Came Home, Halloween II is where we discover a reason for Michael’s pursuit of Laurie. No spoilers, though.

Where to watch Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

The Halloween III: Season of the Witch movie poster shows a monstrous face in the sky looking down on the silhouettes of three trick-or-treaters dressed as a skeleton, a jack-o-lantern, and a witch.

John Carpenter wanted to get away from telling Michael Myers stories and make Halloween an anthology series with other directors at the helm. So instead of more stalk-n’-chop action, we got a sci-fi flavored horror story (directed by Tommy Lee Wallace) about three Halloween masks that kill you and shoot creepy crawlies at everyone else.

Pro tip: You can probably skip Halloween III: Season of the Witch when you watch the Halloween movies in order. Michael Myers isn’t in it, and it’s completely unrelated to the other films. Watch it later, though, since Halloween III is good enough to have a cult following.

Where to watch Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

The Halloween 4 movie poster shows Michael Myers with the Myers house on his chest.

Michael Myers, back by popular demand after his disappointing exclusion from the franchise’s third film, chops it up with a new pint-sized scream queen, Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris), if the first film of what Halloween fans call The Thorn Trilogy.

Check out the best horror streaming services

If you want to watch horror movies all day, every day, check out Shudder, Screambox, Full Moon Features, Arrow Player, and Night Flight Plus. (Or, for one-stop shopping, consult our guide to the Best Streaming Services for Horror Fans.)

Where to watch Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

The Halloween 5 movie poster shows Michael Myers' head in the background with a dagger separating him from Jamie Lloyd in the foreground.

Michael’s out for revenge against Jamie Lloyd, but instead of a scorched-earth rampage, the big, bad slasher sheds a tear while boring us to tears. Also, what was up with the pennywhistle sound effect?

Where to watch Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

The Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers movie poster shows Michael's head in 3/4 profile with a blue cast. He holds up a butcher knife showing with a victim's reflection.

What’s scarier than a psycho-killer with four movies worth of body count behind him? The same guy in league with Satanic druids. Features Paul Rudd as Tommy Doyle in his very first film role. The last film in The Thorn Trilogy.

Where to watch Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

The Halloween H20 movie poster shows Michael Myers' face on the left side and a blade on the right side. The blade reflects the cast members' faces.

The Halloween series comes to its senses and returns to the canon, bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode—and returns the story to the original thread that started with Halloween and Halloween II.

Where to watch Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

The Halloween: Resurrection movies poster shows Michael Myers' face. Again, a blade reflects the cast members' faces.

Laurie returns again, but for how long? And will that impact the overall quality of, or derail, this entry in the Halloween franchise? Hmmmm . . .

Where to watch Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

Rob Zombie's Halloween movie poster shows a orange mosaic of images and articles forming Michael Myers' face. In the foreground is a silhouette of Michael holding a weapon in one hand and what seems to be a head in the other.

Were we just complaining about retroactive continuity and the Halloween canon? Yeah, this remake by horror-head/rocker Rob Zombie is super retconned, not canon, and totally brutal. Zombie adds character depth to Michael and digs deeper into what’s up with the slasher and Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton in the Zombie Halloweens).

Where to watch Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009)

Rob Zombie's Halloween II movie poster shows Michael from the waist up, knife held high. The image is in black-and-white except for the films title, which is in orange,

Zombie doubles down on the brutality and grue, and digs even deeper into what’s up with Michael and Laurie.

Where to watch Halloween (2018)

The Halloween (2018) movie poster shows a close-up image of Michael Myers' face looking down.

The first film in David Gordon Green’s now-complete new Halloween trilogy is a sequel to the original Night He Came Home from 1978, and sees Curtis return as Laurie Strode. But instead of occurring on the same night as with the original sequel, Halloween II, this 2018 film takes place 40 years later. (That’d make Michael, like, 61 years old—a Boomer. Shriiiiiiieeeek!)

Where to watch Halloween Kills (2021)

The Halloween Kills movie poster shows a close-up image of Michael Myers' looking slightly downward. The image is mostly black and orange.

The second film in the David Gordon Green trilogy does, in fact, start where the previous film left off (as with the first two films in the series) and the mayhem continues.

Where to watch Halloween Ends (2022)

The Halloween Ends movie poster shows Michael Myers' head looking slightly downward. This image is in full color.

As the title suggests, this film caps off the trilogy and supposedly ends the saga. We say “supposedly” for two reasons: First, to avoid spoilers. The second reason? Miramax has acquired the series rights and there’s nothing stopping anyone from continuing to milk sweet, sweet blood from this moneymaker franchise. And that works for us, ‘cause even with all the continuity problems, one thing is true throughout the series: Every time you think Michael Myers is dead, he gets back up.

Trick or treat—or trial!

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

How to rent or buy the Halloween movies

We’ve researched and compiled rental and purchase pricing for the Halloween movies on 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 generally gets you higher resolution (HD or UHD).

To rent every Halloween movie, you’ll spend $46–$55. If you buy digital copies of every film, it’ll cost $146–$183.

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