All 14 Halloween movies ranked from worst to best

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3. Halloween H20 (1998)

In Halloween H20, our favorite masked maniac Michael Myers is introduced to a new audience in a manner that maintains the elements that made the original Halloween films so iconic.

The opening scene of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later sets the tone for the entire movie. We see Laurie Strode, played by the iconic scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, in hiding under a new identity and haunted by her past experiences with Michael Myers. When her son’s school trip coincides with Halloween, she is forced to confront her past and fight off the masked killer once and for all.

What’s great about Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is that it’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of the original franchise while still appealing to a new audience. There are plenty of callbacks to the earlier films, including the iconic score, the suspenseful pacing, and, of course, Michael Myers himself. But the movie also incorporates modern horror tropes, making it a fresh and exciting experience for horror fans of all ages and an easy entry point for new fans to join the franchise.

At its core, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a story about survival and facing your fears. It’s a familiar tale, but it’s one that’s executed with finesse and style.