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Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of eleven films, as well as novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game. The films primarily focuses on serial killer Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Michael's killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place. The original Halloween, released in 1978, was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter. The film is known to have inspired a long line of slasher films.

Eight sequels have since followed. Michael Myers is the antagonist in all of the films except Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the story of which has no direct connection to any other film in the series. In 2007, writer-director Rob Zombie made a remake of the 1978 film. A sequel to the 2007 remake was released two years later. A direct sequel to the original film that ignores all sequels was released in 2018. In July 2019, it was announced that two sequels would follow the 2018 film, titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, and are scheduled for release in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

The films collectively grossed over $640 million at the box office worldwide. The film series is ranked first at the United States box office—in adjusted 2018 dollars—when compared to other American horror series. Both the original film and the 2018 sequel have received critical acclaim, while the other films have received mixed or negative reviews from both fans and critics.