Films with their own YMMV pages:

* ''[[YMMV/{{Halloween 1978}} Halloween (1978)]]''
* ''[[YMMV/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II (1981)]]''
* ''YMMV/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch''
* ''YMMV/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers''
* ''YMMV/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''
* ''YMMV/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers''
* ''YMMV/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''
* ''YMMV/HalloweenResurrection''
* ''[[YMMV/{{Halloween 2007}} Halloween (2007)]]''
* ''[[YMMV/HalloweenII2009 Halloween II (2009)]]''
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!!The franchise:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The main theme. Seriously, try listening to it without getting the chills. ''Just try it.''
* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Michael Myers]] is a cold-blooded {{serial killer}} with a hatred of teenage sexuality and a [[KnifeNut fondness for carving knives]]. After killing his sister [[EnfantTerrible at the age of six]], [[TheSociopath Michael]] breaks out of prison as an adult and goes on a killing spree through his hometown of Haddonfield, on his way to kill his surviving sister, murdering three of her friends before targeting her. He's stopped, but the horror doesn't end there, as the series spits into two timelines. In both of them Michael returns repeatedly, making numerous attempts on Laurie, her daughter Jaime, and anybody else who gets in his way. In [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers Jamie's]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers timeline]], he finally [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers kills Jamie]] and then [[WouldHurtAChild targets her newborn baby]] [[note]] Who is believed to be [[LukeIAmYourFather his own son]], [[ChildByRape born from the rape]] of his niece [[/note]] In that same movie, it was initially believed he was [[DemotedToDragon under the control of an evil cult]], but he proves his evil is [[DragonInChief beyond anyone's control]] when he massacres them too. In the ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater H20]]'' [[Film/HalloweenResurrection timeline]], after tracking Laurie down, he fakes his death by switching places with a paramedic, who was killed in his place by Laurie, before tracking Laurie down in an insane asylum, and later kills people filming a reality TV show in his house a year after his goal was seemingly complete. [[LackOfEmpathy Incapable of feeling empathy]], and driven by a loathing of seemingly everybody he encounters, the unstoppable and perpetually silent Michael helped to define the {{slasher movie}} as we know it, and remains one of the most bone-chillingly evil slasher villains.
* CryForTheDevil: The remakes try to depict Michael's childhood as depressingly broken. Whether you ''do'' feel sorry for the guy is up in the air.
* FirstInstallmentWins: The first film is a universally praised horror classic. The sequels... exist. How well they hold vary from fan to fan to say the least.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: A huge negative on the franchise is Michael's inner machinations being explained as they end up downplaying the horror. The explanations start to creep in at around the fifth installment, but all of this actually started with the second film. Michael's reason for attacking Laurie is revealed as them being siblings and Michael leaving behind graffiti reading "Samhain" suggest that he's connected to the occult. These were contested, but eventually accepted for most fans as Michael was still a mystery at the time and the twist is kept for both timelines of the original and in Rob Zombie's reboot.
* ItWasHisSled: Michael is Laurie's brother. A lot of people know this by now since both timelines of the original franchise kept this twist and the remake doesn't even bother hiding the fact.
* HilariousInHindsight: The success of comedian Mike Myers makes it a bit hard to take a villain with that name seriously.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Most of the sequels are considered to be unable to measure up to the original, with ''Resurrection'' being regarded as the series' nadir and the Rob Zombie-directed reboots being a LoveItOrHateIt affair.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''IV'' and ''H20''. Both came after two lackluster sequels, both showed the influence of the slasher trends of the day.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Though the original film is deservedly a classic, the ''Halloween'' series could have spawned some far more interesting stories if the studio had gone ahead with Creator/JohnCarpenter's original plan of making it GenreAnthology about stories set on AllHallowsEve instead of just turning it into (what quickly became) a generic SlasherMovie series.
* UncannyValley: The original Michael Myers Halloween mask was a Creator/WilliamShatner mask, spraypainted white and with the hair frizzed out and eyeholes altered. The effect is downright creepy.
* VillainSue: Michael in the Devil's Due comics.
* TheWoobie:
** Never mind that he is one of the few characters who ''doesn't'' get horribly murdered, does anything good ever happen to Dr. Loomis?
** Jamie Lloyd. Her mother died in a car accident, her uncle is a monstrous killer who is dead-set on killing her, is [[spoiler:kidnapped by the Thorn cult]] at the end of ''Revenge'' and she is killed off at the start of ''Curse'' (and Producer's Cut of the film reveals that [[spoiler:that her baby is the result of ''Michael raping her'']]).
** Laurie, especially in Zombie's ''2''. Not only does she lose her friends but, going by canon, [[spoiler:she loses her daughter to Michael (''Thorn'' canon), loses her family (''H20''/''HR'' canon), and either ends up becoming that she is a Myers or becoming crazy and getting shot dead by the police (Zombieverse)]].
*** Actually, Lindsey Wallace, as depicted in a comic series in the H20 timeline, could easily rival Jamie in terms of having a depressing, downer outcome. [[spoiler: In this series, it shows that after the events in the first Halloween, she became an absolute wreck - getting addicted to drugs, becoming clinically depressed and paranoid of Michael Myers. Her fears come true when he does begin stalking her for real. What does she get for all the grief and pain she suffered since she was a child? Michael slicing her tendons and murdering her anyway.]] Basically, if you want this series to end on anything resembling a not totally depressing ending, you're going to want to stop watching after Halloween II.
---> Heck, (for those who hate total bummers) the first two movies could be seen as the true original John Carpenter canon. Even Carpenter stated that Part 2 was intended as the end of the Michael Myers story arc and that Mike did indeed die for good. Part 4 and onwards could be seen as {{Sequelitis}}/fanfic/re-boots. Applying CanonDiscontinuity to ''Halloween'' by acknowledging only the first two films as "canon" would, according to John Carpenter, actually be canon. If you want to get in the ''Halloween'' films but prefer "happier" endings & Good triumphing over Evil (or something to that effect), just enjoy the first two films and see Laurie Strode & Dr. Loomis as the quintessential awesomesauce "Horror Movie Heroes".

!!The video game:
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Covered by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0G_8gHDsL8 his review]].