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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 what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply…evil.
Dr. Sam Loomis about Michael [src]

Michael Audrey Myers is the main antagonist of the Halloween franchise. As a child, Michael was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers. After 15 years of captivity, Myers broke out of the asylum and started his killing spree, with the intention to murder his remaining family relatives and anyone who would get in his way.


The following information is canonical to both the 4 - 6 and H20 timelines.


Six-year-old Michael after killing his sister, Judith.

Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 19, 1957.[1] He had an older sister named Judith and a younger sister.The family resided in a two-story house at 45 Lampkin Lane in the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois.[2] On October 31, 1963, a six-year-old Michael dressed as a clown for Halloween and watched his sister & her boyfriend kissing before going upstairs to have sex. Taking a knife out of the kitchen drawer and waiting for Judith's boyfriend to leave, Michael then snuck up the stairs and repeatedly stabbed his sister to death. After watching her die, he left the house only to be discovered by his astonished parents, who had just returned home.[3]

Michael was sent to Smith's Grove Warren County Sanitarium for his crime, where he would remain until his twenty-first birthday until he could be tried as an adult. At Smith's Grove, Michael received psychiatric treatment from Doctor Sam Loomis. Upon spending time with the boy, Loomis concluded that it was a hopeless case that Michael Myers had no humanity left. He pleaded his case that Myers be moved to a more secure facility,


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but his superiors refused to listen and ordered that he remains in the "adequate" Smith's Grove.[4] In 1965, Michael's parents were killed in a car accident, and his little sister was adopted by the Strode family, who renamed her Laurie. The Strodes brought Laurie to visit Michael at Smith's Grove on at least one occasion when she was still a little girl.[2]

Michael Myers is the most dangerous patient I have ever observed. [...] He's covering up. This catatonia is a conscious act. There is an instinctive force within him. He's waiting.
― Sam Loomis [src]

Coming home[]

Michael stalks his sister Laurie Strode from the shadows.

On October 30, 1978, the 21-year-old Michael Myers destroyed his room at Smith's Grove and carved the word "sister" on his door before breaking out.[4] He also released the other patients from their rooms. At the same time, Dr. Loomis and Nurse Marion Chambers were arriving at the facility to transfer Myers for his court hearing. Noticing the patients roaming around outside the hospital, Loomis got out of the car to investigate as Michael attacked Marion and sped away in their station wagon. As he drove across Illinois, Michael stopped to murder a truck driver to steal his overalls. Traveling to Haddonfield, Michael returned to his childhood home. The next day on Halloween, a teenaged Laurie Strode dropped off a key at the Myers house for her realtor father, and was immediately recognized by her brother. Michael proceeded to stalk her and her friends Annie and Lynda throughout the afternoon. He also stole Judith's gravestone from the local cemetery and broke into Nicol's Hardware to acquire knives, rope, and a white Halloween mask. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis had followed Michael to Haddonfield and warned town sheriff Leigh Brackett of the danger he posed.[3]

Michael Myers is set on fire by Dr. Loomis.

That night, as Laurie and Annie were babysitting across the street from each other, Michael watched them from the shadows. He murdered Annie first, strangling her in her car as she left to meet her boyfriend, before slitting her throat. Later, Lynda and her boyfriend Bob showed up, only to fall victim to Michael as well. Worried about her missing friends, Laurie crossed the street to investigate, only to find Annie's body arranged under Judith Myers' gravestone, and Lynda and Bob hidden in the closets. Michael lunged at his sister, catching her on the arm with his knife, and she ran for help. Michael followed her across the street, and Laurie was forced to stab him with both a knitting needle and his own knife. As Michael rose from apparent death to resume his attack on Laurie, Dr. Loomis appeared and shot him six times, causing him to fall off the balcony. When Loomis went to check the body, Michael had vanished.[3]

Michael is unmasked briefly

The injured Michael fled into the back alleys of Haddonfield. He killed a teenager, Alice Martin, before breaking into the elementary school and scrawling "Samhain" onto the chalkboard in blood. As news of the murders spread, chaos erupted in Haddonfield, with citizens rioting and teenager, Ben Tramer, being killed in the confusion. Learning Laurie's location from a news report, Michael resumed his search for her at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she had been taken for her shoulder wound. Michael systematically murdered Laurie's protectors at the hospital, including a security guard, a paramedic, doctor, and four nurses. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis, who was continuing his search for Myers with the help of the Haddonfield police, was told by Marion Chambers of Michael's sibling connection to Laurie Strode. Loomis, realizing why Michael had come home, tracked him down to the hospital and saved Laurie's life a second time. Loomis and Laurie worked together to cause an explosion in the hospital operating room, which engulfed both Loomis and Michael.[2]

4-6 timeline[]

Hunt for Jamie[]

"Maybe no one knows how to stop him...but I've got to try" - Sam Loomis, 1988

Michael Myers escapes incarceration once more to stalk his young niece, Jamie Lloyd.

The 31-year-old comatose Michael Myers was sent to Ridgemont Federal Sanitarium until October 30, 1988, when 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—his niece—lived in Haddonfield, he woke up from his coma and murdered those with him in the ambulance. After the vehicle crashed off a bridge, Michael escaped and began his journey back to Haddonfield. He stopped at Penney's gas station and murdered the employees, stealing new overalls from one of the mechanics. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis, who had heard of Myers' escape and was tracking him once more, encountered him at the diner and begged him to leave the people of Haddonfield alone. Michael responded by driving off in a stolen truck, burning the station to the ground in the process and leaving Loomis stranded.[5]

Jamie holds her uncle's hand, and some kind of psychic connection is formed between them.

In Haddonfield, Jamie was suffering regular nightmares about her uncle. When taken shopping for Halloween costumes by her adoptive sister, Rachel Carruthers, she briefly saw him as he was stealing a new mask from the discount store. When Loomis finally arrived in town, he contacted new sheriff Ben Meeker with the news of Michael's return. The pair of them went out searching for Jamie, who was trick-or-treating with Rachel. Meanwhile, Michael had begun his attack on Haddonfield, destroying the town's power supply and single-handedly wiping out the entire police force but Meeker and Deputy Logan. When word got around that Myers was back, a group of vengeful townsfolk began patrolling the streets with shotguns. Meeker and Loomis finally caught up with Jamie and Rachel, and they all took refuge in Meeker's house. However, when Michael found a way in and began killing their protectors, the two girls escaped via the roof and were eventually rescued by the people hunting Myers. Jamie and Rachel were driven out of town to safety as the State police arrived to deal with Michael Myers. However, Michael had secretly hitched a ride under their truck, and Rachel was forced to take the wheel when he killed their driver. She drove erratically as Michael clawed at her from the roof, 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 into a nearby mineshaft.[5] The police threw a stick of dynamite into the mine to finish him off, but Michael crawled out just in time and was swept away by a river. When he finally escaped the current, he fell back into his coma and was discovered by a hermit who nursed him back to health.[6]

Michael shows a rare glimpse of humanity by agreeing to take off his mask for Jamie.

A year later, on October 30, 1989, the 32-year-old Michael Myers awoke from his coma, killed the hermit, and continued searching for his niece. Jamie was now living at the Haddonfield Children's Clinic after stabbing her step-mother on Halloween, 1988. Michael's evil had somehow affected her and she now shared some kind of psychic bond with her uncle, knowing where and when he would strike next. Michael returned to Haddonfield, and began stalking Rachel, sneaking into her house 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 Tower Farm. Jamie, however, sensed that Tina was in danger and escaped the clinic to look for her friend. At the party, Michael murdered Samantha and her boyfriend in the barn while they were having sex. Just as Tina found the bodies of her friends and the police officers sent to protect, Jamie showed up at the farm and Michael chased them through the fields in his car. Tina sacrificed herself to save Jamie shortly before Loomis and the Haddonfield police arrived. Loomis told Michael, who was lurking in the woods, to meet him at the Myers house.[6]

Loomis and Sheriff Meeker arranged a sting operation to trap Michael at his childhood home, using Jamie as bait. Michael, however, was not falling for the trick and murdered the staff at the Children's Clinic to distract the police. Ignoring Loomis' attempts to reason with him, Michael killed the remaining police officers and began chasing Jamie through the derelict Myers house. She eventually ran upstairs to the attic, where she discovered a child's coffin laid out ready for her. With nowhere left to run, Jamie climbed into the coffin, and, as Michael raised his knife, asked her uncle to show her his face. In a bizarre moment of humanity, Michael removed his mask and began crying, but when Jamie tried to wipe his tears, he recoiled in a rage. He followed 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. However, Terence Wynn entered the building and machine-gunned every officer in the building before disappearing with both Michael and Jamie.[6]

Michael kill nurse.

New blood[]

The residents of Haddonfield believed that Jamie and Michael died in the explosion at the police station in 1989. In fact, Wynn had taken them to Smith's Grove, where the Cult of Thorn performed experiments and impregnated Jamie. On October 30, 1995, Jamie gave birth to a boy and escaped the sanitarium with the help of a sympathetic midwife. After calling a radio station to alert Dr. Loomis that the 38-year-old Michael Myers was after her, 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 wasn't there.[7]

You can't have the baby, Michael. You can't have the baby.
― Jamie Lloyd [src]

Michael leaves the Mark of Thorn at the site where he finally murdered Jamie Lloyd.

Meanwhile, a new family had recently moved into the Myers house, relatives of the couple who adopted Laurie Strode. The youngest, Danny Strode, was hearing voices telling him to kill, much like Michael had as a child. Across the street, Tommy Doyle lived in a boarding house owned by Mrs. Blankenship and was obsessed with Michael Myers. After hearing Jamie's cry for help over the radio, Tommy tracked the call to the bus station and discovered her baby, who he named Stephen. He then contacted Dr. Loomis, who warned the Strode family that they were in danger. True to Loomis' warnings, Michael returned to his house and murdered the Strodes in search of Jamie's baby, leaving only Danny and his mother Kara alive. Kara and Danny were taken in by Tommy, who explained to them his theories that Michael Myers was cursed by Thorn. The Cult of Thorn arrived at the boarding house to retrieve Stephen, and Wynn finally revealed his true colors to Loomis, his long-time friend, and colleague. The cult then kidnapped Kara, Danny, and Stephen, leaving Tommy and Loomis drugged.[7]

When they awoke, Tommy and Loomis tracked the cult down to the Smith's Grove Sanitarium. As Loomis confronted Wynn about his role in the creation of Michael Myers, Tommy snuck into the maximum security ward to rescue Kara and the children. They encountered Michael Myers wandering the halls of the asylum, and witnessed him butchering several members of the cult. 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 go back inside to attend to some "business". Both Loomis and Myers' ultimate fate remains a mystery. However, the ending of Halloween 6 was completely different in the producer's cut. Tommy used a spell and the forces of evil in Michael stopped. When Tommy left the scene, Michael stood in astonishment as Dr.Wynn walked by in awe. Somehow Michael knocked Wynn unconscious, then switched clothes with Dr.Wynn and left the building as the new Man in Black Michael no longer wore his trademark mask.[7]

H20 timeline[]

Family reunion[]

Michael Myers' body was never found in 1978, although many simply assumed him dead. Dr. Loomis continued to track Myers' possible movements until he passed away in the mid-nineties, while Laurie Strode feigned death in a car accident in case her brother ever came after her again. Michael was in fact still alive and decided that Halloween, 1998 would be the night for a family reunion with Laurie. He stole a new boogeyman mask and made his way to Langdon. On October 29, 1998, the 41-year-old Michael Myers broke into the Langdon home of Marion Whittington (née Chambers) to uncover more information on his believed-dead sister. Marion came home to discover the break-in and was aided by her neighbors Jimmy Howell and Tony Allegre. Michael murdered the teenagers, and Marion herself, before escaping with files regarding Laurie Strode. Police speculated that Michael Myers may have been responsible for the killings and made a call to Haddonfield to be on the alert.[8]

- You don't think that after all this time he'd still be coming after you, do you?
- He sat in a sanitarium for fifteen years waiting for me. And then... one rainy night, he decides to go trick or treating.
― Will Brennan and Keri Tate [src]

Michael comes face-to-face with his thought-dead sister Laurie for the first time in twenty years.

Michael tracked Laurie—now Keri Tate—to Hillcrest Academy, a boarding school in Summer Glen, California where she worked as headmistress. Her son and Michael's nephew, John Tate, was also a student at the school. As Keri struggled with the twenty-year-old memories of her brother, and John grew increasingly impatient with her paranoia and over-protectiveness, Michael snuck into the school grounds and stalked his family on Halloween. Keri allowed John to go on a school trip to Yosemite, but unbeknownst to her, he and his friends had planned a Halloween party in the empty school. Michael murdered John's friends Charlie and Sarah before attacking John and his girlfriend, Molly. The two teenagers managed to fend him off long enough for Laurie and her boyfriend Will Brennan to come to the rescue, and upon getting John and Molly to safety, Keri decided to stop running and face her brother. She re-entered the school with Will, intended to kill Michael. When Will sees Ronny Jones, the school security guard, he mistakes him for Myers and shoots him down. Michael then arrives and murders Will before Laurie faces him head-on, stabbing him multiple times and pushing him off a balcony. Myers lay unconscious, but when Laurie tries to finish him off, Ronny, who survived his shooting and thinks Michael is already dead, stops her.[8]

As the police arrived at Hillcrest, Michael awoke and attacked the paramedic who was about to move his body. He crushed the man's larynx, rendering him mute and unconscious, and switched clothes with him. Meanwhile, outside, Keri who knew that her brother wasn't dead, proceeded to steal what she thought was his body and drive off the paramedic in the coroner's van. As the confused paramedic regained consciousness in the back of the van, Keri deliberately crashed the vehicle, sending them both crashing down a hill and trapping the man underneath the van. She prepared to finish Michael Myers off once and for all, and after pausing momentarily when the masked man showed a glimpse of humanity, mercilessly chopped his head off with an axe. As all of this went on, the real Michael slipped off into the woods.[1]

Sarah,Freddy and Michael

Michael watches as Laurie Strode falls to her death, his life's mission finally fulfilled.

After killing an innocent man, the guilt-stricken Keri Tate had been arrested and sent to Grace Anderson Sanitarium, where she resumed her old name, Laurie. She was believed to be in a catatonic state by the nurses but was secretly preparing for her brother's inevitable return. The 44-year-old Michael Myers finally appeared on Halloween, 2001, killing two security guards to get to his sister. Laurie lured him onto the roof of the institution, where he became caught in the trap she had laid for him. Michael dangled over the edge of the roof and Laurie mockingly told him she was no longer afraid of him. As she prepared to cut his rope, Michael feigned confusion, grabbing at his mask much like the paramedic she killed had. 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 before falling off the roof to her death. Michael framed an inmate at the sanitarium, Harold, for the murders by giving him his bloody knife.[1]


You failed, Michael. You wanna know why? Because I'm not afraid of you. But what about you? Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid to die, Michael?
― Laurie Strode [src]

Michael eventually returned to Haddonfield and lived in the sewers under 45 Lampkin Lane. In 2002, however, his childhood home was invaded by an entrepreneur named Freddie Harris, who planned to host an internet reality show in the legendary Myers house. The show, entitled DangerTainment, involved a group of college students from Haddonfield University spending Halloween night, 2002, locked inside the house to look for answers as to what drove Michael Myers to murder. Unbeknownst to the participants, Harris rigged the house with false evidence that Michael had been physically and psychologically abused as a child. He also dressed up in Myers' iconic mask and overalls to give the impression that the bogeyman had returned. However, during the show's live broadcast, the real 45-year-old Michael Myers began murdering the youths on camera, leaving only Freddie and Sara Moyer alive. They escaped the massacre by electrocuting Michael to death and trapping him in the burning garage. Michael's charred body was recovered and taken to the morgue, where he opened his eyes and the female worker screamed in fear, just before Michael presumably kills her. [1]

Final timeline[]

Halloween (2018)[]

Michael as he appears in the new film.

Forty years pass and during that time, Michael came under the care of another doctor named Dr. Ranbir Sartain. Despite Dr. Sartain's efforts to understand Michael's motives and thoughts behind the killings, Michael remains silent and closed off. The day before Michael is scheduled to be transferred to a new facility, two podcasters named Aaron and Dana arrive and wish to see him. Michael does not acknowledge their presence, although he does show just a moment of interest for the first time in 40 years when Aaron reveals his old mask to him, and for a split second, Michael peeks over his shoulder at it, but then immediately resumes his catatonic nature . The next night, Michael is loaded onto a prison bus and manages to escape after it crashes into a ditch. Killing the security guards escorting him, Michael notices a car stopping nearby and kills both occupants before hijacking their car. He travels to Haddonfield and finds Aaron and Dana recording in front of his sister Judith’s grave, then follows them to a service station. After killing a mechanic for his boiler suit and the attendant by ripping his jaw open, he traps Dana in the bathroom. He drops some human teeth (from the torn jaw of the attendant) into the stall she's hiding in and attacks her. Aaron, who had found the bodies of the mechanic and attendant, tries to save her but is killed by getting his head slammed repeatedly against the bathroom wall and stall door; Dana is then strangled to death. Michael opens the trunk of their car and reclaims his mask. Later that night, Michael starts killing off the residents of Haddonfield. He first invades the home of a woman and bludgeons her to death with a hammer; he takes a nearby kitchen knife and leaves behind the hammer. Then, Michael goes into the home of a nearby neighbor and stabs her through the neck after slamming her head into the corner of the table. Michael also kills babysitter Vicky and her boyfriend Dave before coming face to face with Laurie for the first time in forty years; she shoots him in the shoulder, but this does little to affect him and he gets away. He encounters Oscar in a yard and kills him by stabbing him in the back and impaling his head on a gate lined with spikes. Michael then spots Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson but loses track of her. Walking down an abandoned street, Michael gets run over by Frank Hawkins, who is now a Sheriff's Deputy. Hawkins tries to finish Michael off by shooting him in the head but is saved when Dr. Sartain, who was in the car with Allyson, stabs Hawkins in the neck instead. Sartain takes Michael's mask and drags Michael into the back of the car. Michael eventually comes to and puts back on his mask before kicking the metal partition and sending Sartain into the airbag, causing the car to stop. He kills Sartain by crushing his head against the ground with his boot. Allyson is able to escape while Michael is occupied. Michael notices another squad car approaching and kills the two officers inside; he cuts one‘s throat and stabs him in the head, then decapitates the other, sticking a flashlight inside the hollowed out head as a macabre imitation of a jack-o-lantern. He arrives at the home of Laurie and sees her son-in-law Ray come out to check on the two deceased officers. After killing him as well, he breaks through the door and tries to get to Laurie. However, Michael gets two fingers blown off when Laurie manages to shoot him again with a shotgun. After breaking in, he stalks Laurie throughout the secure house and eventually traps her upstairs; he throws Laurie off the roof but is somewhat surprised to see her not lying on the ground. Hearing Allyson reaches the house, Michael heads downstairs and hears the Strodes in the underground safe room underneath the kitchen. Michael manages to get through by lifting off the counter that was covering the entrance but is shot again by both Laurie and Karen; stunned by the gunshots, Michael tumbles down the stairwell and loses his knife. As they try to escape, Michael grabs Karen's ankle but Allyson stabs him several times, causing him to let go. Laurie activates several metal bars that block the stairwell, trapping Michael in the safe room, and an open gas line starts leaking gas into the house. Michael stares blankly up at Laurie, who tosses a flare into the room, setting it ablaze, but Michael's body is nowhere to be seen among the fire.

Halloween Kills[]

Despite seemingly left for dead inside the inferno, Michael managed to survive by hiding inside a metal partition inside the underground bunker. As firefighters came to extinguish the blaze, one fell through the weakened kitchen floor into the bunker; hearing this, Michael revealed himself and killed the firefighter by jamming one of the man's tools through his head; he then pulled another in through the hole in the floor and killed him as well. Upon emerging from the still burning house, Michael kills the remaining firefighters and first responders before heading towards a nearby house. He punches through a door and kills one of the residents, Phil, by slamming his head against the wall and impales him on the door shards before coming across the other resident Sondra; seeing that she is wielding a knife, Michael merely breaks a long kitchen light fixture and jams it through her throat. After stabbing Phil's body with numerous kitchen knives, Michael takes the remaining one and steals a vehicle, driving back towards Haddonfield. Michael comes across a trio of kids and follows them to a nearby park, killing one of them before being found by a grown up Lindsey Wallace. Ignoring her, he targets her SUV parked nearby with three people inside including former nurse Marion Chambers who used to work with Dr. Loomis. As Michael stabs Marion to death, he is nearly strangled by Marcus; however, Michael stabs him in the face with his knife. The remaining occupant, Vanessa, tries shooting him several times, but Michael kicks one of the car doors into her arm and redirects the gun at her when it fires. He begins to stalk Lindsey through the nearby woods, but loses sight of her and returns to the park the pose the bodies. Upon arriving at his old childhood home, Michael breaks in and hides upstairs. While the current homeowners look for him, Michael kills Big John by stabbing him under the arm and gouging his eyes out; his partner Little John enters and Michael kills him too. The now adult Lonnie enters the darkened house looking for Michael and is killed, his body stuffed into the attic crawlspace. He then stabs Lonnie's son Cameron several times in the stomach only to be stopped by Allyson. He disarms Allyson and shoves her down the stairs before returning to Cameron and mortally wounding him; while he is lured downstairs, Michael stops on the stairwell when he notices Cameron is still barely alive and kills him by breaking his neck. Before he can kill Allyson, Michael is stabbed in the back by Karen using a pitchfork and has his mask taken from him. Michael goes outside and follows Karen to a nearby street where his mask is laid out in the road. When Michael goes to take it, he finds himself surrounded by a mob of Haddonfield residents including Karen, the retired Sheriff Brackett and Tommy Doyle. Pausing to pick up his mask and don it again, Michael is then swarmed by the mob and severely beaten nearly to death; as he weakly reaches to grab his knife, Karen takes it and stabs him in the back. A now motionless Michael about to be shot in the head by Brackett suddenly lunges back up and slashed his throat, then kills most of (if not all) the the members of the mob. The final one he kills is Tommy Doyle, taking his own baseball bat and beating him to death with it before going back to his home. Michael goes back to his sister's room and sees Karen staring out the window; he ambushes Karen and stabs her repeatedly to death before gazing outside the window himself.

Alternate versions[]

Michael in the 2007 remake.

Retcons and reboots in the series have resulted in there in being three Halloween timelines, each with their own version of Michael Myers. These differing versions have conflicting biographies, especially in the original series.

Films Halloween 4, 5, and 6 Halloween H20, Resurrection
Michael burned at Haddonfield Hospital Placed in a coma for 10 years. Disappeared for 20 years.
Laurie Strode's child Jamie Lloyd; unknown father, born 1980. John Tate; unknown father, born 1981.
Laurie Strode's death Died with Mr. Lloyd in a car accident, 1987. Feigned death, unknown date.
Michael's Targets Jamie Lloyd and Steven Lloyd Laurie Strode and John Tate.
Curse of Thorn and Thorn Cult Yes No
Story ending Steven lives, Michael's status unknown. Michael lives.

Remake timeline: applies to the Halloween remake. An adaptation of the events in Halloween and Halloween II. This timeline makes no direct reference to the previous two timelines.


Michael Myers seems 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 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.


Michael's future in every timeline is not revealed.

  1. Halloween: Michael is shot a few times and falls off of the second story balcony of a house. Viewers assume that he is mortally wounded, even though he disappears.
  2. Halloween II: Michael is shot several times and then caught within the explosion and ensuing fire set off within Haddonfield Memorial Hospital by Dr. Loomis. Viewers assume that Michael has burned to death.
  3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Michael is shot a numerous amount of times and he fell into a mine shaft. Police then throw a pack of dynamite in after him. Viewers assume that if he is not dead, then he is trapped and damaged, if not ripped apart, by the explosion.
  4. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Michael is not depicted as dying in this film, however, he does disappear in a barrage of bullets and explosions.
  5. 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 Dr. Loomis's scream at the ends implies that either Michael killed him, or 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. However, going by the original producers cut (which has been leaked online) he was stopped when Tommy Doyle performed a Thorn spell, and then attacks Wynn, leaving the asylum in the clothes he swapped with Wynn.
  6. 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, however, in the years between the movies, fans believed him dead as they were unaware of the switch.
  7. Halloween: Resurrection: Michael is electrocuted and left for dead, and when his eyes opened at the morgue, many assumed it was a sign he would return, though some thought it simply his bodies last ditch effort before passing (it is common for someone to seemingly be dead, only for their eyes to open or their body to spasm).
  8. Halloween (remake): 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Halloween (2018) Laurie tosses a flare into a trap room, setting it ablaze, but Michael's body is nowhere to be seen among the fire.


Michael is never depicted as talking in the original films, although the reason for this is intentional silence. Notably, he is occasionally heard making grunts of effort in the original Halloween, as well as often breathing heavily, but abandons both tendencies in later films. Also, when Michael is injured, he very rarely, if ever, makes sounds of pain, ( In Halloween: Resurrection, when Busta Rhymes shocked Michael with an open electrical wire on his genitals, Michael loudly moaned with pain, although his physical reactions do suggest that he feels the damage inflicted to him. It is a possibility that he may be unable to speak due to injuries from the fire from Halloween 2, as well as extended non-use.

In the remake timeline, Michael speaks normally when he appears as a child (although he never speaks while committing his murders), but eventually abandons talking to other people as he withdraws from other people. Interestingly, he doesn't talk at all as an adult, even seeming unable to, as he tried miming his motives to Laurie, rather than just telling her. However, just before his death in Halloween 2, however, Michael screams "DIE!" when he stabs Loomis, showing that the reason for his silence, at least in this particular continuity, was more an intentional choice rather than any kind of physical or mental disability.

In other media[]

  • Michael appeared in the Robot Chicken episode "That Hurts Me", alongside Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Ghostface, Pinhead, and Leatherface on the Big Brother show. Jason pulled one of the pins out of Pinhead's head. He also played charades with Jason and Leatherface. As he was unable to talk when he and Ghostface pleaded their cases, (Michael stabbing Freddy), Michael was evicted. Afterwards, he removed his mask to reveal himself as Mike Myers, and killed the host.
  • Michael appeared in Angry Video Game Nerd. He seems to be stalking the Nerd as he does his review. When he goes to babysit, Michael cuts the power and surprises the Nerd as he tries to turn the lights on in the basement. The nerd attacks by hitting him with a bag of his poop, and jams two Atari controllers into his eyes, stunning him. The Nerd is able to distract Michael by making him play the Halloween game, just in time for the two kids to come in and beat him senseless. Shortly after, Michael disappears, and the Nerd goes out outside, calling for someone to call the cops.
  • Michael appeared as an antagonist in the spoof movie Stan Helsing. His appearance is slightly changed, and his name is changed to Michael Criers. Apparently, he can talk. He and Jason (renamed Mason) was the third and fourth to be defeated; they shared the same weakness, where Stan pulled off their masks. After Teddy sprayed them with ketchup, Stan kicked them out through the door, where they were eaten by a ferocious undead dog named Sammyboy.
  • Although not appearing in person, he was mentioned in CSI Season 7's episode Living Legend when a killer, who was using prosthetic's to shield his true identity, used Michael Myers as an alias, which one of the agents figured out.
  • Micheal appeared in a 2008 episode of Ghost Whisperer entitled Horror Show, as one of the horror icons Jennifer Love Hewitt's character is afraid of.
  • In an episode of Cold Case, after seeing the original Halloween in 1978, a mentally disturbed man supposedly went on a murder spree dressed as Michael. It was discovered later after friends of the person killed opted to request the case re-opened, that he did not actually kill anyone, it was just a cover the real killer used.
  • Michael makes a cameo in the 2009 Rob Zombie animated comedy exploitation film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
  • In the collection of short stories The Nightmares on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger's Seven Sweetest Dreams, a character, while looking through a book entitled Beasts Who Walk As Men: A Case History of America's Vilest Serial Killers, finds a page in it mentioning Michael.
  • Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 19, 1957 at 11:57 p.m., although he was stillborn. Ten minutes later, at 12:07 a.m., Michael was officially pronounced alive.
  • Michael Myers appears in Activision and Infinity Ward's video game Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) as a playable field order care package reward. He appears exclusively in the "Onslaught" DLC map "Fog," which takes place in a "Evil Dead" "Cabin in the Woods" by "Emerald Lake." When a player becomes Michael Myers, they wield an axe which they use to kill enemy players and "harvest" their souls, while his theme song plays in the background. He can run fast and has a lot of health like a "Juggernaut Maniac." When enemy players kill him, his own soul will disperse in a red mist with bats flying, and players can hear ghostly children chanting a nursery rhyme signalling his death and defeat.
  • Michael Myers appears in Behaviour Interacive's game Dead by Daylight (2016) as part of the The Second Chapter : Halloween DLC pack alongside Laurie Strode. His power is "Evil Within", which grants him more power the longer he stalks his prey. When the trial begins, Michael starts as a nearly undetectable killer. When he has stalked his prey for long enough, he becomes less stealthy, gaining more power in the process, accompanied by a jingle reminiscent of his theme in Halloween. If he chooses to continue stalking his prey, he gains the ability to instantly put them in a dying state, move extremely fast, and gains an incredible lunge range. He may only stay in this state for 60 seconds, before losing power.

Killed Victims[]

  1. Judith Myers: Stabbed 9 times to death.
  2. Christopher Hasting: Stabbed in his chest.
  3. Anne Bracket: Throat slit.
  4. Robert Simms: Pinned to a door with a knife through his chest.
  5. Lynda Klok: Strangled with a phone cord.
  6. Alice Martin: Knifed.
  7. Alan Gateway's unnamed son: Mentioned to have been murdered by Michael Myers.
  8. Bernard Garrett: Impaled in the head with the claw of a hammer.
  9. Vincent Scarlotti: Strangled with a cord.
  10. Karen Bailey: Drowned and scalded in hot water.
  11. Fredrick Mixter: Stabbed in the eye with a syringe.
  12. Janet Marshall: Injected in her eye with a syringe containing an air bubble.
  13. Virginia Alves: Blood drained by an I.V. Machine that Michael used on her.
  14. Jill Franco: Impaled with a scalpel in her back.
  15. Terrence Gummell: Throat slit with a scalpel.
  16. Jimmy: Slips on the blood from Virginia Alvez's murder and dies from a head injury.
  17. J. Black: Impaled in his head with Michael's thumb.
  18. L. Evans: Murdered off-camera.
  19. An unnamed Paramedic: Murdered off-camera.
  20. An unnamed Paramedic: Murdered off-camera.
  21. An unnamed Mechanic: Stabbed with a metal rod.
  22. Shelly Matthews: Murdered off-camera.
  23. Bucky: Thrown on a transformer and zapped to death.
  24. Pierce: Ripped apart off-camera.
  25. An Unnamed Police Officer: Murdered off-camera.
  26. An Unnamed Police Officer: Murdered off-camera.
  27. Logan: Murdered off-camera.
  28. Kelly Meeker: Pinned to a wall by a shotgun impaled through her stomach.
  29. Brady: Thumbs pressed in his head and he has his neck snapped.
  30. Orrin Gateway: Knifed in his back.
  31. Alan Gateway: Stabbed in the stomach.
  32. Unger: Thrown off a speeding truck.
  33. Earl Ford: Neck ripped open.
  34. An unnamed Hermit: Stabbed in the back.
  35. Rachael Carruthers: Stabbed with a pair of scissors.
  36. Michael: Stabbed in the head with a garden claw.
  37. Spitz: Impaled with a pitchfork.
  38. Samantha Thomas: Sliced with a scythe.
  39. Nick Ross: Stabbed repeatedly in the neck with a pitchfork off-camera.
  40. Tom Farrah: Stabbed repeatedly in the neck with a pitchfork off-camera.
  41. Tina Williams: Stabbed.
  42. Eddy Grey: Slammed on the hood of his police car.
  43. Charlie Bloch: Hung from a window by a noose.
  44. Max Hart: Murdered off-camera.
  45. Patsey West: Murdered off-camera.
  46. Mary: Impaled in the head on a metal spike.
  47. An Unnamed Motorist: Neck brutally snapped.
  48. Jamie Lloyd: Impaled on a corn thresher.
  49. Debra Strode: Hacked with an axe.
  50. John Strode: Stabbed to a fuse box and shocked to death.
  51. Barry Simms: Stabbed.
  52. Tim Strode: Throat slit.
  53. Beth: Stabbed multiple times in the back.
  54. An Unnamed Sanitarium Patient: Stabbed in the stomach.
  55. Dr. Bonham: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  56. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  57. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  58. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  59. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  60. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  61. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  62. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Hacked up with a medical machete.
  63. Terrance Wynn: Hacked up and killed with a medical machete.
  64. An Unnamed Cult Doctor: Face and skull crushed against metal bars.
  65. Jimmy Howell: Stabbed in the face with a skate off-camera.
  66. Tony Allegre: Stabbed in his back.
  67. Marrion Whittington: Throat slit.
  68. Charles Deveraux: Throat slit off-camera.
  69. Sarah Wainthrope: Leg knifed and crushed in the dumpwater, then stabbed in the back repeatedly.
  70. William Brennan: Stabbed in the back and dropped to the floor.
  71. Unnamed Paramedic: Throat crushed and mask stuck to his head. Lori decapitates him with an axe, believing him to be Michael.
  72. Franklin Munroe: Ripped apart off-camera.
  73. Willie Haines: Throat slit.
  74. Laurie Strode: Stabbed through the back and thrown off a roof.
  75. Charley Albans: Impaled in the neck with a tripod leg.
  76. Bill Woodlake: Stabbed in the head.
  77. Donna Chang: Impaled on a metal spike.
  78. Jennifer Danzig: Decapitated with the knife.
  79. Jim Morgan: Skull crushed.
  80. Rudy Grimes: Pinned to a door with three knifes through his chest.
  81. Nora Winston: Murdered off-camera and hung by a cable.
  82. Unknown Police Officer 1: Bus Crash
  83. Kevin: Neck broken on car window
  84. Unknown Police Officer 2: Bus Crash
  85. Kevin's Dad: Neck Broken
  86. Gas Station Clerk: Jaw ripped open
  87. Mechanic: Beaten to death
    Aaron Korey: Head bashed 10 times against wall and door
  88. Dana Haines: Neck broken
  89. Gina Panchella: Beaten to death w/ hammer #offscreen
  90. Andrea Wagner: Stabbed through back of neck
  91. Vicky: Stabbed 2x w/ knife
  92. Dave: Found pinned to wall w/ knife
  93. Oscar: Stabbed in back, impaled through chin on fence post
  94. Frank Hawkins: Stabbed in neck w/ pen knife by Sartain
  95. Dr. Sartain: Head stomped to mush
  96. Officer Richards: Stabbed in head
  97. Officer Francis: turned into jack o' lanterned
  98. Ray Nelson: Garroted by Michael until neck broke
  99. Neil Benton: Bludgeoned with Halligan's bar
  100. Hudson: Killed off-screen
  101. Alvarado: Killed off-screen
  102. Zhang: Killed off-screen
  103. Firefighter #1: Stabbed through eye with Halligan's bar
  104. Firefighter #2: Stabbed through eye with Halligan’s bar
  105. Firefighter #3: Impaled with Halligan’s bar
  106. Firefighter #4: Chest sliced with circular saw
  107. Firefighter #5: Killed off-screen
  108. Firefighter #6: Killed off-screen
  109. Firefighter #7: Killed off-screen
  110. Phil Dickerson: Neck impaled on glass and stabbed in #back with multiple knives
  111. Sondra Dickerson: Stabbed in neck with light fixture
  112. Dennis: Decapitated
  113. Marion Chambers: Stabbed four times in chest
  114. Marcus Wilson: Stabbed in eye
  115. Vanessa Wilson: Car-door kicked into gun causing her to shoot herself in head
  116. Big John: Stabbed in armpit and eyes gouged out
  117. Little John: Stabbed in chest
  118. Lonnie Elam: Mangled
  119. Cameron Elam: Stabbed twice in stomach and neck broken
  120. Leigh Brackett: Throat slashed
  121. Mob member #1: Stabbed in throat
  122. Mob member #2: Throat slashed
  123. Mob member #3: Throat slashed
  124. Mob member #4: Stabbed in back
  125. Mob member #5: Back slashed
  126. Tommy Doyle: Stabbed in chest and bludgeoned with bat
  127. Karen Nelson: Stabbed nine times


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