Halloween is almost here, and many horror fans will be watching the Halloween franchise. Here’s where you can watch all the Halloween movies this year!
The Halloween movie franchise is a must-watch for horror fans every October. Unfortunately, the movies are not located on one streaming service, so we put together a list to help you find these great movies.
There are eleven movies in the film’s franchise, and here’s where you can watch them all, starting with the first film, which was released in theaters more than 40 years ago.
The one that started it all is John Carpenter’s original Halloween, which was released in 1978 and starred Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
The start of this 40-year legacy began on a Halloween night in 1963, when six-year-old Michael Myers stabs his 17-year old sister to death. No reason was given as Myers never says a word, and he was sentenced to prison for 15 years. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes during a transfer for a court date, and the now 21-year old Myers returns to Haddonfield and begins another killing spree. The Legacy has begun.
Unfortunately, Netflix will not be streaming John Carpenter’s classic film. In fact, none of the big streaming giants are. You can only watch this spooky movie on paying services such as YouTube, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, and AMC subscription.
Halloween II (1981)
The second chapter titled Halloween II was released in 1981. It still has John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis and is the sequel to the first film.
In the film, Laurie Strode has been taken to the Haddonfield hospital where the wounds she obtained from defending herself are patched up. However, Myers who was shot by Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) apparently didn’t die and stalks Laurie to the hospital where he resumes his attempt to kill her and kills everyone that gets in his way.
This one is not being streamed by any of the streaming giants, but you can watch this creepy continuation on paying services such as YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and HBO Now subscription.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Next on the franchise list is Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Although listed as part of the movie franchise, it does not have Michael Myers, but John Carpenter is back as director.
Released in 1982, it stars Tom Atkins as a small doctor who discovers that a mask maker (Dan O’Herlihy) plans a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual.
You can find out what happens by tuning into the paying services such as YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and HBO Now subscription.
Halloween IV : The Return of Michael Myers
Michael Myers is back for Halloween IV : The Return of Michael Myers released in 1988. The movie opens with our serial killer comatose and being transferred from one hospital to another. During the transfer, Michael overhears the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie, and you guessed it, he escapes and begins stalking Jaime played by Danielle Harris. Blood and mayhem commence throughout the town as Myers does his best to do Jaime in.
You can watch this episode on iTunes, Vudu, Philo subscription, and AMC subscription.
Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers begins with Myers once again in a coma when he suddenly awakens to hunt Jamie again. The good Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) suspects a psychic link between Michael and his niece which makes it easy for Michael to find her. Jamie suffering from her last encounter with Uncle Mike has been confined to a mental institute and has lost her ability to speak. Will Myers succeed in killing her this time?
Released in 1989, this chapter can be seen on iTunes, Vudu, Philo subscription, and AMC subscription.
Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers
Moving onto Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers, Michael Myers really does seem to be the “Boogeyman” and has now targeted Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd). To refresh your memories, Tommy Doyle is the little boy from the very first movie of the franchise, the one Laurie Stroud was babysitting when Myers began his killing rampage.
Seems Michael has a very long memory and now is stalking Doyle. This chapter is also where Loomis begins considering possibilities that maybe there are supernatural elements attached to Myers which is why he is impossible to kill.
Released in 1995, this chapter can be watched on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
Our never-dying killer reappears in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later with Jamie Lee Curtis resuming her role as Laurie Strode. Our reluctant heroine has changed her name and has moved to California, where she is now Headmistress to a posh private school. She lives quietly and under the radar with her 17-year-old son, played by Josh Hartnett.
Released on the 20th anniversary of the original film’s release and in 1998, Michael escapes once again from a mental institute and after invading Dr. Sam Loomis’ assistance house, he tracks his sister down, or so it seems.
John is now 17 years old, just as Strode was when Michael came after her. Laurie has to protect her own son from her relentless murdering brother.
You can watch the showdown between Laurie and her brother on Showtime and Showtime Anytime as well as YouTube, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
Halloween VIII: Resurrection
Halloween VIII: Resurrection was released in 2002 and a showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers takes place in a mental hospital (What is it with mental hospitals?) where Strode had been committed.
Strode had cut Myers head off in H20, but he is back anyway. This time, he succeeds in killing Strode. Then, our slasher returns home to Haddonfield to deal with the people who turned his old home into a webcam reality show.
Showtime and Showtime Anytime will be streaming this chapter and, also YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Vudu.
We are almost finished with our this lineup with Halloween, which was released in 2007 and is a remake of the original.
It has a totally different storyline than the original, with Myers spending two decades in a mental hospital for killing his stepfather and older sister. Of course, he breaks out, and of course, he returns to Haddonfield, where he hunts down his younger sister, Laurie Strode.
If interested in viewing a different storyline from the franchise, you can watch it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube.
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween II was released in 2009, and is the sequel to Halloween 2007 where once again the unstoppable Michael Myers is still trying to kill his sister Laurie Strode. Apparently in this remake, Myers is being driven to kill Laurie by visions of his dead mother.
You can watch this sequel remake on Vudu and Amazon Prime.
Last, but not least, is Halloween which is the sequel to the original 1978, Halloween. This movie picks up from where the 1978 version leaves off and reunites John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis.
In this chapter, Myers is once again in a mental hospital. He escapes, (you see where this is going?) and goes after Laurie Strode and her family. In this sequel, Strode now has a daughter and granddaughter. For the last 40 years, Strode has done nothing but prepare for Myers’ return. She is waiting for him to return and plans to kill him for a change, so who will win this showdown?
You can find out by tuning into HBO Now and HBO Go. You can also watch on Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu.
Will you be watching the Halloween movies this month?