MICHAEL MYERS (HALLOWEEN)
Michael Audrey Myers
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)
Halloween II (2009)
Michael Audrey Myers, also known as The Shape or The Bogeyman, (born October 19, 1957) is a legendary serial killer and the main antagonist of the 1978 classic horror film, Halloween and its many sequels (except for Halloween III: Season of the Witch) and its modern remakes.
Michael is a force of pure evil who can’t be stopped and possesses immortality due to his inhumanity. Michael Myers was a little 6-year-old boy who murdered his older sister, Judith, on Halloween night. For 15 years, he was kept in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, under the care of Dr. Samuel Loomis, who understood that he was actually pure evil, intending to put an end to peace. On October 30, 1978, Michael escaped to seek vengeance and began his new intention of putting an end to his family and all the peace in Haddonfield, Illinois while being pursued by Loomis, who intends to stop him.
Michael seems to like playing games on his victims by sadistically stalking and terrifying them before brutally killing them. A perfect example of this is when Michael puts a ghost costume on along with glasses, making Lynda believe it’s her boyfriend Bob. When her back is turned to make a phone call, he strangles her to death with the telephone line.
The original Michael Myers has killed (at least) 81 people, and his remake has killed 46 (if you count the kills of his dream in Halloween II).
In the 1978 film, he was portrayed by Nick Castle (masked) and Tony Moran (unmasked). In the 1981 sequel, he was portrayed by Dick Warlock. In the fourth film, he was portrayed by George P. Wilbur. In the fifth and sixth entry, he was portrayed by Don Shanks. In the seventh entry H20, he was portrayed by Chris Durand. In the eighth installment, he was portrayed by Brad Loree.
Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 19, 1957. When he was six years old, Michael Myers killed his older sister Judith, and was sent to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. His psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, spent eight years trying to reach him, and when he realized that he was pure evil, spent seven more trying to keep him locked away. Just as he was about to be permanently locked up, on Halloween Eve, Michael stole a Smith’s Grove car and drove back to Haddonfield.
Michael stalked his other sister Laurie Strode, and tried to kill her. In the process he killed Annie, Lynda, and Bob. He received some injuries from Laurie before Dr. Loomis shot him six times, causing him to fall out the window. Unfortunately, he survived.
Taking place immediately after the previous film, Michael continued trying to kill Laurie that night and killed many more victims, most of them at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, but was eventually shot in the eyes by Laurie, and set on fire by Dr. Loomis, who activated several flammable gas tanks and turned on a lighter, causing an explosion that set Michael on fire and supposedly burned him to death. From here, the old timeline splits into two alternate timelines.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Michael was left in a coma. He was sent to Ridgemont Federal Sanitarium until he was arranged to transfer back to Smith’s Grove. However, upon hearing that his sister Laurie Strode had died and her daughter Jamie Lloyd lived in Haddonfield. After the vehicle crashed off a bridge, Michael escaped and stopped at Penney’s gas station and murdered the employees. Michael responded by driving off in a stolen truck, burning the station to the ground in the process and leaving Loomis stranded. Jamie saw him as Loomis finally arrived in town.
He contacted sheriff Ben Meeker with the pair of them went out searching for Jamie, who was trick-or-treating with Rachel. Meeker and Loomis took refuge in the former’s house. Jamie and Rachel were driven out of town to safety as Rachel was forced to take the wheel when he killed their driver. She eventually throwing him off the roof and hitting him straight on. Jamie went over to check her uncle’s body, and as he rose once again, Meeker and a team of armed police showed up and shot him relentlessly until he fell down a nearby mineshaft.
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
A year later, Michael awoke from his coma. Michael returned to Haddonfield, and began stalking Rachel and stabbing her with a pair of scissors. When Rachel’s friends Tina Williams and Samantha showed up looking for her, Michael followed them to a party. At the party, Michael murdered Samantha and her boyfriend in the barn just as Tina found the bodies of her friends and the police officers sent to protect.
Sheriff Meeker arranged to using Jamie as bait. Michael murdered the staff at the Children’s Clinic to distract the police. Michael killed the police officers and began chasing Jamie through the attic. He pursued Jamie downstairs, where Loomis shot him with tranquilizers before finally beating him unconscious with a plank of wood. Michael was taken into custody at the Haddonfield Police Station, and Meeker made preparation for him to be transferred to a maximum security facility.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
The residents of Haddonfield believed that Jamie and Michael died in the explosion at the police station in 1989. In fact, the mysterious man in black had taken them and had hid them away in an unknown building, and now had impregnated Jamie. Jamie hid her baby at a bus station and fled back to Haddonfield. When Michael forced her off the road, Jamie took refuge in a barn, where Michael found and impaled her on a corn thresher. As the bleeding Jamie told him he could not have her baby, Michael switched on the machinery and watched as his niece was gutted. He then returned to Jamie’s vehicle in search of the infant, to find that he was not there.
Meanwhile, relatives of the couple who adopted Laurie Strode. Tommy Doyle tracked the call to the bus station and discovered her baby, who he named Stephen. Michael returned to his house and murdered the Strodes in search of Jamie’s baby, leaving only Danny and his mother Kara alive.
Tommy and Loomis tracked the cult down to the Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. As Loomis confronted Wynn , Wynn congratulated Loomis on being the first to recognize the unique power of Michael’s evil. Michael then continued his search for Jamie’s baby, only to be pumped full of drugs and beaten unconscious with a pipe by Tommy. As Tommy, Kara, and the children prepared to leave Smith’s Grove for safety, Dr. Loomis decided to stay to attend to some “business”. When Loomis returned, Michael was nowhere to be found, his mask is on the floor, and Loomis is heard screaming.
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
The H20 timeline canonizes the events of only the first two films. Michael was not heard from since Laurie Strode had faked her death in an automobile accident, renamed herself “Keri Tate”, and became the headmistress at Hillcrest Academy High School and had a son named John. After terrolising the town, Michael pursued John and his girlfriend to Laurie’s house, where the two finally meet each other for the first time in 20 years. Michael killed Laurie’s boyfriend and Laurie, John and his girlfirend eventually escape, but afterwards, Laurie orders them to escape (and they do so) while Laurie stays behind to fight Michael.
She picks up an axe and arrives back at the school. She finds Michael and enters a final battle with him. After a long pursuit, Laurie eventually stabbed Michael several times and threw him off a balcony. As Laurie prepared to finish off an unconscious Michael, a security guard stopped her, claiming that “he’s already dead”.
The police come and clean the mess and put Michael in a body bag and put it in an ambulance. Laurie receives the axe, steals the ambulance with Michael’s body in the back and drives off with it. Michael is still alive and he escapes the body bag, and again tries to kill her but Laurie slams on the brakes, throwing him through the windshield. He gets up but Laurie runs the ambulance at her brother and the vehicle tumbles down a cliff but she escapes, while Michael gets trapped between it and a tree.
Laurie manages to recover and pick up her axe again and stands in front of Michael. They reach out to each other, but Laurie remembers all of the loved ones that Michael has taken. She pulls her hand back and delivers the final blow and decapitates Michael, finally killing him. Michael’s head rolls down and stops. As police sirens are heard in the background, Laurie sighs in relief, now that fear and evil has finally been lifted now that Michael Myers is gone.
Three years later, Michael’s death in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later was revealed to actually be the death of a paramedic. It is revealed that he was not decapitated, but he switched clothings and mask with a paramedic who was killed instead. After unintentionally killing an innocent man, Laurie had been arrested and sent to the Grace Andersen Sanitarium. She was believed to be in a catatonic state by the nurses, but was secretly preparing for her brother’s inevitable return. Michael finally appeared on Halloween 2001, killing two security guards to get to his sister.
Laurie lured him onto the institution, where Michael dangled over the edge of the roof and feigned confusion. Unable to risk taking another innocent life, Laurie hesitated and attempted to remove Michael’s mask to be sure. Michael took advantage of this indecision, grabbing his sister and stabbing her in the back. Laurie defied her brother one last time, kissing his mask and telling him that he would see him in hell before falling off the roof to her death.