- "I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil."
- ―Sam Loomis
|Michael Audrey Myers|
The Boogey Man
Michael M. Myers 
The Nightmare Man 
|Continuity:||Halloween film series|
|Location:||Haddonfield, Warren County, Illinois|
|Known relatives:||Donald Myers (father;deceased); Edith Myers (mother;deceased); Judith Myers (sister;deceased); Laurie Strode (sister;deceased); Jamie Lloyd (niece;deceased); Steven Lloyd (great-nephew); Unnamed grandmother (novelization); Unnamed great-grandfather (novelization)|
|Status:||Unknown (4-6 @ H20 timeline)|
Alive (Final timeline)
|1st appearance:||Halloween (1978)|
George P. Wilbur
Donald L. Shanks
A. Michael Lerner
James Jude Courtney
Michael Audrey Myers is a fictional serial killer and the recurring antagonist of the Halloween film franchise. Often referred to in script treatments as The Shape, Michael has appeared in all of the films except Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which takes place in an alternate continuity. In modern cinema, Michael Myers is one of the most popular serial murderers and has become an icon of the entire horror genre. The character has been played by multiple actors throughout the series including Tony Moran, Nick Castle, Dick Warlock, Brad Loree, Tyler Mane and many others. The central focus of the character is that he is a silent, masked figure who returns to his home town of Haddonfield, Illinois in order to murder members of his family; specifically, his sister Laurie Strode.
- 1 Original Series and Final Timeline
- 2 4-6 Timeline (Thorn Trilogy)
- 3 Halloween 2; H20-Resurrection Timeline
- 4 Revival Series
- 5 Notes & Trivia
- 6 Parodies
- 7 Body Count
- 8 Abilities
- 9 Deaths
- 10 Appearances
- 11 See also
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
Original Series and Final Timeline[edit | edit source]
Childhood[edit | edit source]
Even from a very young age, Michael Myers was a disturbed little boy. The road signs for what would later become a lifelong psychosis had its roots as early as 1961. Young Michael discovered his older sister Judith's diary and defaced it by drawing macabre images of acts of murder. His mother, pregnant with her third child, criticized Michael's behavior, but his mind was filled with images of Judith's death. 
By 1963, when Michael was six-years-old, he claimed to have suffered from bizarre, inexplicable nightmares and heard a "voice" in his head that would tell him to do things. The voices "tell me to say I hate people", says Michael. His dreams were filled with images of actual events that took place several centuries ago at the dawn of the Celtic age. He dreamed of a disfigured fifteen-year-old boy named Enda who, after being rejected by his true love Deidre, brutally murdered her during the feast of Samhain on Halloween night. These visions would have a much greater impact on Michael later on in his life. 
On October 31st, 1963, Michael committed his first act of murder. His parents were away, and he was at home with his sister Judith who was supposed to be babysitting him, but cared more about spending an intimate moment with her boyfriend, Danny. After Danny left, Michael, dressed in a clown costume, went into the kitchen, picked up a butcher knife, walked up the steps and stabbed Judith to death. He then quietly walked back downstairs and into the front yard where he waited for his parents and the police to collect him. Michael was taken to Smith's Grove Sanitarium where he became the patient of a psychiatrist named Doctor Samuel Loomis. He spent fifteen years with Doctor Loomis, barely moving, never speaking a word.
This is not to say that Michael was completely inactive during these years. Over the span of a decade, a string of bizarre deaths took place, each one involving a patient or staff member who had some form of interaction with Michael Myers. One such incident involved an injury relating to an older patient named Tony O'Malley. Tony suffered many of the same derangements as Myers, but unlike Michael, was prone to violent outbursts and displays of emotion. After witnesses recounted seeing O'Malley bullying the smaller Myers, he was soon discovered with a crayon lodged inside his brain. Nobody suspected that the virtually comatose Michael Myers could be capable of such an attack, but Loomis began to suspect otherwise. Another such incident took place in November of that year when a patient named Adrian Wade ate an entire birthday cake that was intended for Michael. He was later found in the shower room with 2nd degree burns all over his body. He died in the medical wing a short time later. Another boy, Roger, bit off his own tongue and choked to death. There was no obvious evidence linking Myers to these three deaths. 
In 1971, administrator Doctor Carpenter suggested having a Halloween party in the juvenile ward. Doctor Loomis was vehemently opposed to this idea given the significance of this particular date in relation to Myers. As was his custom, Carpenter dismissed Loomis' concerns and the party went underway. A faulty generator knocked out the electricity during the party and when the power resumed, the staff discovered a girl named Nancy had apparently slipped, hit her head and drowned while bobbing for apples. Loomis noted the irony of the fact that she was seen teasing Michael only shortly before hand.
That same evening, Michael killed Doctor Jennifer Hill. Hill had been a long-time colleague and lover of Doctor Loomis and the two were only two months shy of getting married. Sam found Jennifer's body lying on the ground outside the hospital. It appeared as if she had fallen from the roof of the building and her death was written off as a suicide. This proved to be the breaking point for Doctor Loomis. After spending eight years trying to reach him, he now committed himself towards making sure that Michael Myers never saw the light of day ever again. Acting as Michael's gatekeeper became an obsession with Loomis. He no longer regarded him as a human being, but as a monster and devil, the living epitome of pure evil.
Return to Haddonfield[edit | edit source]
On October 30th, 1978, something inside of Michael's mind awakened. He broke out of Smith's Grove, setting several patients loose along with him. Doctor Loomis and his assistant Marion Chambers were just arriving at the hospital in preparation of transferring Myers to a county prison so he could stand trial. Myers attacked Marion's car, assaulting her in the process. Marion survived the encounter, but Michael was able to steal the vehicle and escape to freedom.
He drove 150 miles to his home town of Haddonfield. Along the way, he murdered a mechanic and stole his overalls. Arriving in Haddonfield, Michael broke into Nichol's Hardware Store where he stole a Halloween mask, a knife and a length of rope. He then went to the cemetery where he dug up the headstone of his late sister Judith. Michael secured the headstone away for later use.
On the afternoon of October 31st, he went to the old Myers house, which had since fallen into a severe state of disrepair and was on the market. While looking out the windows, he saw his younger sister Laurie Strode, as well as a young boy named Tommy Doyle. Determined to murder his sister, Michael planned to isolate her by killing off her friends one by one. Later that day, Michael followed little Tommy Doyle to school. Being as it was Halloween, nobody thought twice about seeing a grown man in greasy overalls and a Halloween mask walking about the street. After stalking Tommy Doyle, Michael then began driving by Haddonfield High School. He witnessed Laurie once again, this time accompanied by her friends, Annie Brackett and Lynda Van Der Klok. Laurie briefly caught sight of Michael, but upon a second glance, Michael was gone. Michael continued to follow Laurie home and Laurie caught a glimpse of him in the back yard of her home.
That evening, Michael struck at the first of Laurie's friends -- Annie Brackett. Annie had been babysitting a girl named Lindsey Wallace, while Laurie was across the street babysitting Tommy Doyle. Michael kept a close eye on Annie and followed her movements throughout the house. Michael hid in the back seat of Annie's car and waited for her to leave. Before she could start the car, he emerged from the back seat, strangled her, then slit her throat with a knife. He carried her body out of the garage and back into the house. From across the street, little Tommy Doyle saw Michael carrying Annie's body and told Laurie that he had seen "the Boogey Man".
A short while later, Lynda Van Der Klok and her boyfriend Bob Simms came to the Wallace house to have sex, not knowing that Annie was dead and that Michael Myers was lurking about the area. After sex, Lynda sent Bob downstairs to get her a beer. Michael attacked him on the landing and shoved a knife through his chest, pinning him against the wall. Michael took a moment to admire his handiwork as Bob's body hung suspended several inches off the ground. He then placed a bed sheet over his head and put on Bob's eyeglasses. When he entered the upstairs bedroom, Lynda believed him to be her boyfriend playing a prank on her. She quickly grew frustrated with "Bob's" behavior and decided to call Laurie. Myers attacked her from behind and strangled her with the telephone call. Afterward, he pulled the bed sheet from his head and picked up the phone cradle to hear Laurie's voice.
Laurie, mistaking Lynda for Annie, felt that something was wrong and went over to the Wallace house to investigate. She found the bodies of Annie, Lynda and Bob prominently displayed in bizarre positions in the upstairs bedroom. Annie's body laid on the bed beneath the stolen headstone of Judith Myers.
Michael came after Laurie directly at this point. Attacking her from behind, he slashed at her arm, sending her tumbling down the stairs, cracking her ankle. Laurie limped away in terror and scrambled across the street to the Doyle house while Michael patiently walked after her. He managed to get inside, but Laurie fought back, stabbing him in the neck with a knitting needle. She then ran upstairs to check on Tommy and Lindsey and Michael followed her. He had Laurie trapped inside of a closet, but Laurie managed to injure him again, this time stabbing him right beneath the eye with the straightened end of a coat hanger. The impact forced Michael to drop his knife, and Laurie picked it up, stabbing him in the stomach. Michael fell to the floor and Laurie was able to get past him. Minutes later however, Michael rose and attacked Laurie on the landing. While choking her, Laurie managed to pull his mask away. Doctor Loomis arrived at this point and fired a shot into Michael's body. Michael stumbled back and put his mask back on. Loomis came up the stairs and fired five more shots into Myers, driving him through the bedroom doors and over the outside balcony. Loomis was confident that Michael was dead, but when he went outside to check the body, Michael was gone.
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The Return[edit | edit source]
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Massacre at Haddonfield Memorial[edit | edit source]
Having survived his initial encounter with Doctor Loomis, Michael left the Doyle residence to continue his endless crusade of murder. He walked into the home of Mister and Mrs. Elrod to procure a knife, then went across the yard and killed the Elrods' neighbor, Alice Martin. He then went to Haddonfield Elementary School where he drove the knife into the representation of a "sister" on a child's crayon drawing. He smeared the word "Samhain" in blood on the classroom chalk board.
He then discovered that Laurie Strode had been taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. He hid inside the car of one of the hospital's staff members who unwittingly drove him to where his sister was recuperating.
Michael murdered several more individuals in an effort to find Laurie. His first victim at the hospital was a security guard named Mister Garrett, who went into a darkened maintenance shed after Michael had sabotaged the telephone lines. Michael killed him by striking the top of his head with a claw hammer. He later suspended Garrett's body from a hanging light fixture. His next victim was an EMT named Budd. Michael found Budd and a nurse named Karen Baley in the therapy room where they had been spending an intimate moment together. Michael strangled Budd with a garrote wire, then drowned Karen Baley by submerging her face in scalding hot water in the therapy pool. He then killed the chief of medicine Doctor Mixter by stabbing him in the eye with a needle. Following this, Michael cut his way through the rest of the attending staff, which included three more nurses; Janet Marshall, Virginia Alves and Jill Franco. He killed Janet Marshall shortly after killing Doctor Mixter. Approaching her from behind, he injected a needle into her temple, which killed her instantly. He then killed head nurse Virginia Alves in the O/R by strapping her down to an operating table and exsanguinating her. Nurse Jill Franco was unfortunate enough to cross Michael's path and he stabbed her in the back with a scalpel. He eventually found an injured Laurie, who was also heavily sedated. Despite this however, Laurie found the strength to evade Michael who pursued her all across the hospital grounds. Doctor Loomis, Marion Chambers and a Federal Marshall arrived to rescue Laurie and Loomis emptied his gun into Michael. Myers fell to the floor, but Loomis knew better this time and was not convinced that Michael was actually dead. The marshal leaned over to inspect him and Myers sat up, slicing the man's throat open with the scalpel.
Michael then chased Loomis and Laurie who sequestered themselves inside of a room where Loomis gave Laurie a gun. Michael broke down the door and Loomis opened fire on him. He discovered to his horror however, that he was out of bullets. Michael stabbed him in the stomach with his scalpel then turned towards Laurie who fired two shots directly into Michael's eyes, blinding him. Michael began slashing wildly in Laurie's direction, but was unable to hit her. Loomis, though bleeding, managed to get up and began loosening the valve on a canister of ether. Laurie took his cue and began doing likewise to another set of canisters. Michael continued to blindly swipe his scalpel at every noise he heard. Loomis ordered Laurie out of the room and stoically said, "It's time, Michael". Using a lighter, he ignited the ether in the room causing a huge explosion. Michael stumbled out of the room, his body completely engulfed in flames. He fell to the ground, seemingly dead. Paramedics arrived and Michael's body was taken away.
Michael Goes to College[edit | edit source]
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- "These eyes will deceive you, they will destroy you. They will take from you, your innocence, your pride, and eventually your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I see. Behind these eyes one finds only blackness, the absence of light, these are the eyes of a psychopath."
- ―Doctor Sam Loomis
|Continuity:||Halloween remake series|
|Known relatives:||Deborah Myers (mother, deceased); Mr Myers (Father,,deceased); Ronnie White (stepfather,deceased); Laurie "Boo" Strode(sister); Judith Myers (sister)|
|1st appearance:||Halloween (2007)|
|Final:||Halloween II (2009)|
Childhood[edit | edit source]
Michael Myers was the second of three children born to Deborah Myers and an unidentified father in the suburb of Haddonfield, Illinois. From an early age, Michael began exhibiting signs of abnormal, antisocial behavior including a complete lack of empathy and a fascination with harming small animals. His family life was completely dysfunctional. His mother worked as an exotic dancer, his older sister Judith couldn't stand him, and his mother's live-in boyfriend Ronnie White, was a callus, abusive man who was always threatening to harm Michael. The only member of the family that Michael had any appreciation for was his infant sister, Boo. Michael was incapable of coping with the world around him and sought solitude by hiding his face behind various masks.
When Michael was ten-years-old, he went to school on the day of Halloween. While in the restroom, he was bullied by an older student named Wesley Rhoades, who teased Michael over the fact that his mother was a stripper at the Rabbit in Red Lounge. Michael railed back against the bully, but Principal Jim Chambers broke the fight up before it could get out of hand. He gave Michael a detention. While searching through Michael's school bag, Chambers discovered a dead cat sealed inside of a plastic bag as well as a stack of photographs depicting dead animals in various states of mutilation. He telephoned Michael's mother as well as a child psychologist named Doctor Sam Loomis and asked them to come to his office to discuss Michael.
After school, Michael followed Wesley Rhoades through the woods and ambushed him. Wearing a clown mask over his face, he repeatedly beat Wesley with a large tree branch until the boy was dead.
That evening, Deborah asked his older sister Judith to take Michael out for Halloween. She warned Michael that she hadn't forgotten about the incident at school, but was completely blind to the deep-seated emotional trauma that was clearly manifesting inside Michael's mind. As it was, Judith dismissed her mother's request and left Michael to his own devices, preferring instead to go up to her bedroom with her boyfriend Steve Haley. Michael went trick 'r treating by himself and returned home fairly early in the evening. After enduring more verbal abuse from his crippled, would-be stepfather Ronnie White, Michael suffered a psychotic break.
Still wearing his clown costume, Michael went into the kitchen to get a butcher knife and a role of duct tape. He found Ronnie White passed out in the living room and bound the man's body to the chair with the tape. He then slit his throat open with the knife and hovered above him so that Ronnie could see the face of the one who killed him. While Ronnie bled out, Michael stabbed him several more times in the face and chest. 
He then found Steve Haley in the kitchen eating a sandwich. He clubbed him across the back of the head with an aluminum baseball bat then beat him several more times until he was dead. Michael found a mask that Steve had purchased for Halloween and switched it out with his clown mask. He went upstairs to his sister Judith's room. He hovered above her bed while her back was turned and began running his fingers across her leg. Judith was instantly irate with him and slapped Michael several times across his masked face. Michael then stabbed her in the stomach with a knife. Judith tried to get away, but Michael followed her into the hallway where he stabbed her sixteen more times. 
Michael came downstairs, removed his mask and went to the crib housing his baby sister. He kissed her on the forehead, said "Happy Halloween, Boo." and then brought the baby outside. A short while later, Deborah Myers returned home to see a blood-soaked Michael sitting on the sidewalk cradling his sister.
Michael was arrested and remanded to the care of Smith's Grove Sanitarium in Warren County. He became the patient of Doctor Loomis who spent many sessions with Michael, hoping to find a way to help him. As it was, Michael seemed to possess no memory of the incident and had no idea that he was responsible for killing four people. 
At first, Michael was a model patient and the hospital staff felt that it was therapeutic for him to make his own masks. A prison guard named Ismael Cruz befriended Michael and tried to keep the boy in good spirits. Deborah Myers visited him once a week, but was still blind to the fact that her son was a psychopathic killer.
Within a year, Michael grew more and more withdrawn. He wore his masks with greater frequency, claiming that they hid his ugliness. He asked Doctor Loomis when he would be able to go home, to which Loomis always reminded him of the terrible things he had done. On one particular visit, Deborah gave Michael an old photograph of himself and his little sister. She thought Michael might like to hang it in his bedroom. Loomis and Deborah walked out of the room, leaving Michael in the care of a nurse named Wynn. Michael snapped and stabbed Nurse Wynn to death with a fork. Loomis and Deborah raced back into the room and she saw for the first time, the monster that her son truly was. Unable to cope with this reality, Deborah Myers took her own life shortly following this incident.
Break-Out[edit | edit source]
Michael spent the next seventeen years at Smith's Grove, never saying a word. He sat in his cell and made masks which he used to decorate his room. Michael was called in for a parole hearing to determine whether her was mentally fit to stand trial. A city councilman took one look at Michael and determined that he should never be allowed out of Smith's Grove. Administrator Morgan Walker denied him parole. 
Immediately following this, Michael decided to break out. While being transferred back to his cell, he broke free of his manacles and killed six prison guards as well as a receptionist named Gloria.  He walked out of Smith's Grove and made his way to a nearby truck stop where he killed a truck driver named Big Joe Grizzly in a restroom. He took Grizzly's clothes and discarded his hospital robes.
Michael made his way all the back to Haddonfield. He stopped at his old family home, which as now in a severe state of disrepair. He pulled up a few floorboards and retrieved the knife and mask that he used on the night he killed his sister. 
He then went to the cemetery where he stole the headstone of Judith Myers. He replaced it with the crucified remains of a dead animal. He brought the headstone back to the Myers' house and placed it in Judith's old room.
Finding Boo[edit | edit source]
It was at this point that Michael learned about Laurie Strode. Through a means that is as yet unclear, Michael knew that Laurie Strode was his baby sister "Boo" all grown up. Michael wanted Laurie, but first needed to isolate her by doing away with all elements of Laurie's current life; namely, her friends and family.
On Halloween night, Laurie's close friend Lynda Van Der Klok and her boyfriend Bob Simms broke into the Myers home to drink beer and have sex. Michael bided his time, silently watching them from within the shadows of Judith's bedroom. After the couple were done, Michael followed Bob Simms downstairs. He stabbed him through the chest with knife, pinning him to the wall. He then went back upstairs (with a bed sheet over his head) and strangled Lynda Van Der Klok to death.
Michael then went to the Wallace residence where Laurie's friend Annie Brackett was babysitting a girl named Lindsey Wallace. Annie neglected her babysitting duties and brought Lindsey her across the street to the Doyle house where Laurie was babysitting young Tommy Doyle. She returned to the Wallaces' house where she began having sex with her boyfriend Paul. Michael appeared before them and killed Paul by stabbing him in the back. He battered Annie about and left her bleeding on the floor in the foyer. He hung Paul's body from a noose in the foyer and placed a Jack-o'-lantern overtop his head.
Laurie eventually came over and found Annie screaming on the floor. Laurie screamed and Michael Myers stepped out of the shadows and attacked her. Michael grabbed Laurie and began tossing her about the room. She picked up a chair and threw it through a pair of French doors. She climbed out into the yard and shambled back to the Doyle house screaming for Tommy to let her in. Michael followed her across the street and muscled his way through the locked door. Laurie and the children ran upstairs and tried to lock themselves in the bathroom. Two officers responding to a 911 call arrived, but Michael killed both of them, stabbing them with his large butcher knife. Returning his attention to Laurie, he managed to get a hold of her whereupon Laurie fainted.
Michael carried Laurie back to the house he grew up in. When she awakened, she found herself in the basement of the house, the body of Lynda Van Der Klok and the stolen headstone of Judith Myers lying next to her. Michael silently approached her, dropped to his knees and removed his mask. He set down his knife and pulled an old photograph out of his pocket. The photo was of himself and Laurie when she was still a baby - the same photo that his mother had given him shortly before her suicide. Laurie didn't understand the significance of the photo, but took the opportunity to scoop up Michael's knife and stab in the shoulder with it.
Michael was temporarily incapacitated, but quickly revived and followed Laurie into the neighbor's yard. He trapped her inside an empty swimming pool and loomed over her. Doctor Loomis, having been tracking Michael's actions ever since his escaped, arrived on the scene and shot Michael several times in the back. He fell to the floor of the pool and Loomis helped Laurie to climb out.
Michael awakened moments later and climbed out of the pool. He found Laurie nearby inside of a police cruiser and violently yanked her out the door. He dragged her back into the Myers house, but Doctor Loomis tried to distract Michael, pleading with him to let Laurie go. He apologized for failing him and offered himself up as an alternative to killing Laurie. Michael grabbed Loomis' head with both hands and crushed his skull.
This distraction gave Laurie the chance to escape again. She fled deeper into the house and tried to hide from Michael by climbing up into the ceiling. Michael discovered where she was and began poking holes in the ceiling with a broken beam. Laurie crawled across a weak patch of plaster and fell through the ceiling onto the floor. As she stood up, Michael tackled her and they both barreled through a balcony window, falling to the ground below. Laurie revived first, but her face was completely covered in blood. She picked up Doctor Loomis' gun again and aimed it at Michael's face. She pressed the trigger several time with no results. Michael suddenly awakened and Laurie pulls the trigger again. The gun fired directly towards Michael's face and Laurie began howling in fear, pain and terror.
Halloween II[edit | edit source]
Miraculously, Michael survived this apparent fatal gunshot wound. He was loaded into an ambulance and driven off towards the County Coroner's Office. Through an act of fate, ambulance driver Coroner Hooks accidentally struck a cow crossing the road and the vehicle crashed into a tree, killing him instantly. The impact revived Michael who broke out of the back of the ambulance and used a broken shard of glass to decapitate Hooks' partner Gary Scott.
Michael disappeared and to all accounts, no official investigation as to his whereabouts was put under way. For the next two years, Michael lived as a hermit on the outskirts of the town, patiently biding his time, waiting for the chance to find his sister once again. He began living in an old cabin off Eagle Road, although the owners of the property would chase him off from time to time. Invariably though, Michael always returned.
Michael's only companion was his mother, whose image existed within his own mind as an angel dressed in white. Deborah Myers was the guiding force behind Michael's actions both in life and now even in death. Under Deborah's advice, Michael kept to himself until the time was ready for him to strike again.
In 2009, two years after his last rampage, Michael had cause to kill again. The land owners of the cabin he had been living in had encountered him in their field. Floyd, his daughter Jazlean and her husband Sherman warned Michael about trespassing on their land and the two men began beating Michael down with tire irons and baseball bats. After suffering several blows, Michael donned his "Shape" mask and struck back. He stabbed Sherman to death with a hunting knife, then impaled Floyd on a pair of antlers affixed to the front of his truck. Jazlean tried to retreat inside the vehicle, but Michael pulled her out and stabbed her to death. He then killed and ate their family dog, Ivan.
Michael then made a foray into the city proper for the first time in two years. He went to the Rabbit in Red Lounge where his mother once worked as a dancer. Michael was outside the back of the building when he was discovered by a bouncer named Howard Boggs. Boggs thought that Michael was a homeless hippie rooting through the garbage and warned him to leave. Michael grabbed Boggs and slammed him down hard on the ground. He stomped his boot into Howard's skull, crushing it. He then dragged the body inside the club and hung it from a string of holiday lights. Michael then took to slaughtering the two other occupants of the club: proprietor Lou Martini and a dancer named Misty Dawn. He broke Martini's arm and slammed him into the walls with enough force that he quickly died. Misty tried to run away, but Michael caught up with her and killed her by repeatedly smashing her face into a glass mirror.
The following day on Halloween, Michael wandered into town towards a book store where he found his old adversary Sam Loomis. Loomis had written a book on the previous murders called "The Devil Walks Among Us" and was attending a signing at the store to promote it. Michael watched from afar and the voice of his mother reminded him how Loomis was profiting off their family's misery. Michael wordlessly vowed to himself that he would take care of Loomis in due time.
That evening, Michael lurked outside a Halloween barn rave called the Phantom Jam. He murdered a young partier named Wolfie and a girl named Harley David. Harley was a friend of Laurie Strode, though it is unclear whether Michael was aware of this fact, nor the fact that Laurie had been attending the party as well.
Michael then went to the Brackett residence at 15 Cherrywood Road where Laurie had been living. He encountered a police deputy named Andy Neale guarding the house from outside. Michael stepped out from behind a tree and choked Neale to death. He then went inside where he encountered the third survivor of his last rampage - Annie Brackett. Michael appeared before Annie in her bathroom, but when she tried to run, Michael grabbed her and battered her across the room, ultimately killing her.
Moments after this, Laurie returned home with her friend Mya Rockwell. Michael attacked Mya and stabbed her in the chest in the downstairs kitchen. He then began chasing after Laurie who ran off screaming into the night.
Laurie was nearly rescued by a passing motorist, but Michael caught up with them and killed the driver by shoving his face through the passenger side window. He then flipped the car over with Laurie inside, sending it tumbling down a ravine. With Laurie now unconscious, Michael collected his prey and carried her back to his sanctuary cabin.
By this point, the town police were very much aware of Michael's recent slaughter and knew where he had taken Laurie. Sheriff Brackett called in a helicopter unit and police squad cars surrounded the cabin. Doctor Loomis arrived as well and entered the cabin in another effort to save Laurie from her psychotic brother. The image of Deborah Myers gave Michael a nod of approval and he tackled Loomis, sending them both crashing through the wall to the outside. As the two grappled, Michael removed his mask, shouted "Die!" then stabbed Loomis in the stomach. When Loomis fell to the ground, the police had a clear shot and opened fire on Michael, gunning him down in the middle of the field.
Whether Michael Myers is truly dead or whether he will someday return seeking new victims remains to be seen.
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The original prop used for Michael Myers' mask was actually a Captain Kirk Halloween mask molded to the likeness of Stark Trek actor William Shatner.
- In Halloween II, Laurie Strode has a dream where she sees herself as a young girl visiting Michael Myers' room at Smith's Grove. Whether this dream is intended to reflect a repressed memory is unclear.
- Producer/screenwriter Debra Hill was the hand model in the opening scenes from Halloween (1978) where Michael first picks up the butcher knife in the 1963 flashback, technically making her the first person (and a woman at that) to portray Michael Myers.
Parodies[edit | edit source]
- Michael Myers is one of several horror icons parodied in the 2009 comedy Stan Helsing. In the film, Michael's mask has a large smile on it and he wears a yarmulke, suggesting that he is Jewish. Myers participates in and loses a Karaoke contest between his fellow monsters and he against Stan Helsing and his friends.
Body Count[edit | edit source]
Halloween - Final Timeline[edit | edit source]
|1||Judith Myers||Stabbed 9 times with a butcher knife||Halloween (1978)|
|2||Mechanic||Undetermined chest injury||Halloween (1978)|
|3||A dog||Undetermined; partially eaten||Halloween (1978)|
|4||Lester, the dog||Undetermined||Halloween (1978)|
|5||Annie Brackett||Strangled, then cut her throat||Halloween (1978)|
|6||Bob Simms||Stabbed through chest with knife||Halloween (1978)|
|7||Lynda Van Der Klok||Strangled with telephone cord||Halloween (1978)|
Halloween II; H20-Resurrection Timeline[edit | edit source]
|1||Alice Martin||Stabbed in the chest with butcher knife||Halloween II (1981)|
|2||Alan Gateway's son||Undetermined||Halloween II (1981)|
|3||Mister Garrett||Cleaved his head with a claw hammer||Halloween II (1981)|
|4||Budd||Strangled with garrote wire||Halloween II (1981)|
|5||Karen||Drowned in boiling hot water||Halloween II (1981)|
|6||Doctor Mixter||Stabbed in the eye with syringe||Halloween II (1981)|
|7||Janet Marshall||Stabbed in the temple with syringe||Halloween II (1981)|
|8||Virginia Alves||Bled her out through an I.V.||Halloween II (1981)|
|9||Janet Franco||Stabbed through the back with a scalpel||Halloween II (1981)|
|10||A U.S. Marshal||Throat cut with scalpel||Halloween II (1981)|
|11||Jimmy Howell||Face impaled with an icepick off-screen||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|12||Tony Allegre||Stabbed in the back off-screen||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|13||Marion Whittington||Throat slashed with a butcher knife||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|14||Charles Deveraux||Throat slashed with a corkscrew||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|15||Sarah Winthrope||Stabbed multiple times with a butcher knife||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|16||Will Brennan||Stabbed in the back with a butcher knife||Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)|
|17||Franklin Monroe||Decapitated with a butcher knife off-screen||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|18||Willie Haines||Throat slashed with a butcher knife||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|19||Laurie Strode||Stabbed in the back and pushed off the rooftop||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|20||Charley Albans||Throat impaled with a tripod leg||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|21||Bill Woodlake||Stabbed in the head with a butcher knife||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|22||Donna Chang||Impaled through the back by a metal spike||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|23||Jenna Danzig||Decapitated with a butcher knife||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|24||Jim Morgan||Head crushed||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|25||Rudy Grimms||Pinned to a door with 3 butcher knives through the chest||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|26||Nora Winston||Stabbed in the chest and hung by a cable||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
|27||Unnamed nurse||Unconfirmed; Undetermined||Halloween: Resurrection (2002)|
Halloween 4-6 (Thorn Trilogy) Timeline[edit | edit source]
|1||Attendant J. Black||Stabbed in the forehead with thumb||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|2||Mechanic||Stabbed with a metal rod||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|3||Shelly Matthews||Undetermined||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|4||Sundae, the dog||Undetermined||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|5||Bucky||Thrown on a transformer and electracuted||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|6||Deputy Pierce||Ripped apart off-screen||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|7||2 Police Officers||Ripped apart off-screen||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|8||Deputy Logan||Mangled off-screen||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|9||Kelly Meeker||Pinned to a wall with a shotgun||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|10||Brady Hoffmen||Head crushed||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|11||Orrin Gateway||Stabbed in the back and thrown off a moving truck||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|12||Al Gareway||Stabbed in the back and thrown off a moving truck||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|13||Unger||Thrown off a moving truck||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|14||Earl Ford||Neck ripped open while driving a pickup truck||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)|
|15||Hermit||Stabbed in the back with a knife||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|16||Rachel Carruthers||Stabbed in the chest with a pair of scissors||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|17||Max, the dog||Undetermined||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|18||Mike||Stabbed in the forehead with a garden claw||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|19||Spitz||Stabbed in the back with a pitchfork||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|20||Samantha Thomas||Slashed with a scythe||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|21||Deputy Nick Ross||Stabbed with a pitchfork||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|22||Deputy Tom Farrah||Stabbed with a pitchfork||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|23||Nurse Patsey West||Undetermined||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|24||Dr. Max Hart||Undetermined||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|25||Tina Williams||Stabbed in the chest with a knife||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|26||Deputy Eddy Grey||Face bashed 9 times against a car steering wheel||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|27||Deputy Charlie Bloch||Hung with a rope noose from the 2nd floor window||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)|
|28||Nurse Mary||Head impaled on a metal spike wall||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|29||Motorist||Neck broken||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|30||Jamie Loyd||Impaled on a thresher||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|31||Debra Strode||Hacked up with an axe||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|32||John Strode||Electracuted against a console, causing his head to explode||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|33||Barry Simms||Stabbed in the chest with a knife||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|34||Tim Strode||Throat slashed with a butcher knife||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|35||Beth||Stabbed 6 times in the back||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|36||Unnamed sanitarium patient||Stabbed in the stomach off-screen||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|37||Dr. Bonham||Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|38||Dawn Thompson||Unconfirmed; Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|39||Mrs. Blankenship||Unconfirmed; Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|40||7 Cult Doctors||Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|41||The Entire Thorn Cult||Unconfirmed; Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|42||Dr. Terence Wynn||Hacked up with a surgical machete||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|43||Cult Doctor||Face smashed against bars||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
|44||Dr. Samuel Loomis||Unconfirmed; Undetermined||Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)|
Revival Series[edit | edit source]
|1||Elvis the mouse||Killed with pocket knife||Halloween (2007)|
|2||Several small animals||Mutilation||Halloween (2007)|
|3||Wesley Rhoades||Clubbed to death with tree branch||Halloween (2007)|
|4||Ronnie White||Slit throat with kitchen kife||Halloween (2007)|
|5||Steve Haley||Clubbed to death with baseball bat||Halloween (2007)|
|6||Judith Myers||Stabbed multiple times with kitchen knife||Halloween (2007)|
|7||Nurse Wynn||Stabbed to death with fork||Halloween (2007)|
|8||Zach "Z-Man" Garrett||Punched in the face||Halloween (2007)|
|9||Larry Redgrave||Head slammed multiple times against wall||Halloween (2007)|
|10||Patty Frost||Throat crushed||Halloween (2007)|
|12||Ismael Cruz||Crushed with television||Halloween (2007)|
|13||Noel Kluggs||Undetermined (scenes deleted)||Halloween (2007)|
|14||Big Joe Grizzly||Stabbed in stomach with knife||Halloween (2007)|
|15||Bob Simms||Stabbed through chest with knife||Halloween (2007)|
|16||Lynda Van Der Klok||Strangulation||Halloween (2007)|
|17||Mason Strode||Throat cut with knife||Halloween (2007)|
|18||Cynthia Strode||Breaks her neck||Halloween (2007)|
|19||Paul Freedman||Stabbed in the stomach with knife||Halloween (2007)|
|20||Deputy Charles||Knife through the back||Halloween (2007)|
|21||Officer Lowery||Knife through the chest||Halloween (2007)|
|22||Gary Scott||Decapitated with shard of glass||Halloween II (2009)|
|23||Nurse Daniels ||Stabbed to death with knife||Halloween II (2009)|
|24||Buddy ||Stabbed to death with axe||Halloween II (2009)|
|25||Sherman Benny||Stabbed repeatedly with knife||Halloween II (2009)|
|26||Floyd||Stabbed in stomach and impaled on antlers||Halloween II (2009)|
|27||Jazlean Benny||Stabbed repeatedly with knife||Halloween II (2009)|
|28||Ivan the dog||Stabbed then eaten||Halloween II (2009)|
|29||Howard Boggs||Stomped in the face||Halloween II (2009)|
|30||Lou Martini||Arm broken, head bashed against wall||Halloween II (2009)|
|31||Misty Dawn||Head bashed against mirror||Halloween II (2009)|
|32||Wolfie||Smashed into tree||Halloween II (2009)|
|33||Harley David||Strangled||Halloween II (2009)|
|34||Andy Neale||Choked to death||Halloween II (2009)|
|35||Annie Brackett||Undetermined||Halloween II (2009)|
|36||Mya Rockwell||Stabbed in chest||Halloween II (2009)|
|37||Driver||Smashed through glass window||Halloween II (2009)|
|38||Sam Loomis||Stabbed in stomach with knife||Halloween II (2009)|
Comic continuity[edit | edit source]
|1||Michael Cyphers||Stabbed & pinned to door with knife.||Halloween 1|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Michael Myers seemed to contain superhuman strength, having been able to lift a tombstone out of the ground (seen in Halloween) and also seemed to withstand critical injuries that would normally result in death, such as being shot, stabbed, electrocuted, or even burned. He also seems to be able to regenerate lost tissue, as in Halloween II when Laurie shoots out his eyes, and in both the timelines that follow his vision is as good as ever. It is possible that powerful explosions or decapitation could kill him, as witnessed in Halloween 5 and Halloween Resurrection that he escaped the situations rather than survived them.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
Michael's future in each timeline is not revealed. Halloween: Michael is shot six times and falls off of the second story balcony of a house. Halloween II: Michael is shot twice in the eye sockets, blinding him. Oxygen tanks in the operating room within Haddonfield Memorial Hospital are opened by Dr. Loomis and Laurie, and Loomis later uses a lighter to ignite these gases, causing a gigantic explosion. Viewers assume that Michael and Loomis have burned to death. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Michael is shot many times by rifles and shotguns and then falls into a mine shaft. Police then seal his fate by throwing a pack of dynamite into the shaft after him. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Michael is not depicted as dying in this film. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: Michael is injected with a corrosive chemical (it is shown that the chemical gushes from the eyeholes of his mask) and beaten senseless with a metal pipe. His mask ends up on the floor, and a scream at the ends implies that Michael was nowhere to be found and that Loomis found the mask. The future of both characters is not revealed, though it is implied by Dr. Loomis in The Revenge of Michael Myers that he will eventually die from the evil inside him. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: Michael gets crushed between a tree and an ambulance and then decapitated with an axe by Laurie Strode. It is retconned in Halloween: Resurrection that Michael dressed a paramedic in his clothes and stuffed the man into what was supposed to be Michael's body-bag. Halloween: Resurrection: Michael is electrocuted and lit on fire, but we see him survive. Future events remain unrevealed. Halloween (2007): Michael is shot a few times, knifed in the chest, falls off of a second story balcony, and then is shot in the face. Is revealed to have survived in the sequel. Halloween II (2009): Michael is presumed dead after being stabbed multiple times with a butcher knife in the chest and face. In the director's cut, Michael was gunned down by the police, and is still presumed dead.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
In Film[edit | edit source]
- Halloween (1978)
- Halloween II (1981)
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
- Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
- Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
- Halloween (2007)
- Halloween II (2009)
- Halloween (2018)
In Comics[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
- Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode #1
- Halloween (novelization)
- Halloween #1; Chaos Comics
- The timeline of the first movie is a bit ambiguous, but given that Michael Myers is ten-years-old around the time that Angel Myers is still an infant, it appears as if he may have been born around the year 1968, give or take a year.
- This database assumes that the events of Halloween II take place in the same year in which it was released.
- Note shown, but confirmed by a news reporter following the incident
- A total of seventeen stab wounds was also confirmed by the news reporter.
- It is revealed in a cut scene that the police attributed the murder of Wesley Rhoades to Michael as well.
- Cut scene
- The death of guard Noel Kluggs was revealed in a cut scene
- Apparently Michael hid these away after the initial murders though this was never indicated in the flashback sequence.
- Death took place in a dream sequence and does not count as part of Michael Myers' total body count.
- Death took place in a dream sequence and does not count as part of Michael Myers' total body count.
This article relates to characters featured in and pertaining to the Halloween film franchise.
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