Sequel-Buzz ranks the Halloween sequels


Since this is the haunting season, we're going to be running down some of horror's best franchises -- and ranking their sequels. And to kick off the event, we'll begin with the finest (in my opinion): the Halloween series (minus Rob Zombie's versions).

1. Halloween II (1981)
Obviously the best of the sequels. What better place to start then where the original immortal classic ended. Halloween II delivers the goods, fair effort considering the original's status.

2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
The only reason this is ranked above H3 is simple: this is the return of Michael Myers. After a decade of silence, the Halloween Theme is back.

3. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
I ranked this film higher than H20 for many reasons, but mostly because this is honestly the better film. Even with the absence of Michael Myers and the Halloween Theme, this film still manages to capture the essence of the season (this year's Trick 'r Treat nailed it). Besides, the Silver Shamrock jingle is annoyingly catchy.

4. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
When the seventh film (sixth sequel) in a franchise disregards chapters 4, 5 and 6, there's a problem. I get that it's a "reunion/anniversary" film, so I took that into consideration and ranked it fourth. Did this feel more like a run-of-the-mill 90s teen slasher than an epic Halloween to any of you?

5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
This isn't a quote-unquote "bad" movie by any means, but Thorn? Really?! This is the reason behind Michael's madness? I did, however, like the return of George P. Wilbur as The Shape (previously played Myers in H4) and Tommy Doyle's character (this time played by funny guy Paul Rudd).

6. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
There are so many things wrong with this sequel, or hell, so many things wrong with movie, period -- from deaf kids to the Myers' house turning into a Gothic mansion. The sole reason this film isn't ranked last is due to the redeeming qualities Donald Pleasence, returning as mad Dr. Loomis for a fourth time.

7. Halloween: Resurrection
So you've probably guessed by now, I ranked H8 dead last. Do I really need to go into detail with this one? I guess this is my reasoning: the original title for the film was Hall8ween: Michael Myers.com. Oh, and a certain rapper going all kung-fu on Mr. Myers. I blame H8 for the reasoning on why the next chapter in the series was a remake.

An there you have it! The Halloween sequels ranked from best to last. Disagree or agree with what I have? Leave some feedback by commenting, or even rank them yourselves!

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