When Was The First Halloween Movie Released?

You can’t just pronounce Halloween without thinking of Michael Myers. Not because his character was given life with the first Halloween movie but because he’s all what halloween is about. Michael Myers’ character was actually made frightening by the director John Carpenter. 


Who Is Michael Myers?

Well Michael Myers is a massive fella who equips a mask to follow his victims tirelessly. His most favourite victim is the Halloween movie’s leading actress, Laurie Strode. The character of Laurie Strode has been played mostly by Jamie Lee Curtis. During his childhood days, Michael was forcefully admitted into a mental hospital as he had murdered his own sister, Judith Myers. Then after 15 years of being in the hospital, he breaks free and submits himself to the cause of killing the rest of his family members. The most psychotic thing is that he doesn’t really mind killing anyone else who comes in between. 

Surprisingly, the character of Michael Myers is never seen speaking or talking. He never even unveils his mask and this makes him all the more scary. Well he’s shown as a normal human being however, he also attains some super human abilities. For instance, extreme strength and stamina. 

If you’re a fan of horror movies then it’s a must for you to see each Halloween movie and what better time to watch them but during this halloween season. If you’re fancying watching all of them in a chronological order then we have you covered with this amazing article.


The First Halloween Movie (1978)

The 1978’s Halloween was directed by John Carpenter. This movie was the starting point of a very long run of Halloween movies. This movie gave birth to the brutal character of Michael Myers and always looking for survival, Laurie Strode. As we already mentioned above that Michael Myers was admitted into a psychiatric hospital, this movie takes place 15 years after he escaped. In this movie you can see Michael run free from the mental hospital. He then flees back to his hometown Haddonfield, Illinois. Although he returns with the same state of mind. He hasn’t changed one bit is more fierce than ever this time around. 

Halloween 1978 Cast

In 1963, Michael Myers stabbed his 15 year-old sister to death. He was institutionalized and according to his doctor, Sam Loomis, is the personification of evil. On the day before Halloween 15 years later, Myers manages to escape and heads for his home town. On Halloween night, he goes on a rampage while Loomis and the local sheriff search Myers’ neighborhood for him. Meanwhile Laurie Strode, a serious student who rarely goes out on dates, is babysitting a neighbor’s child. Little does she know the danger she is in.

The cast of the first Halloween movie isn’t as top billed as you might think it is. Although it’s filled with talented actors and veterans. Following is the cast or Halloween 1978. 

  • Tony Moran as Michael Myers
  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
  • Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis
  • Nancy Kyes as Annie
  • P.J. Soles as Lynda
  • Kyle Richards as Lindsey
  • Charles Cyphers as Brackett
  • Brian Andrews As Tommy

What Is The Most Recent Halloween Movie?

Halloween Ends is the most recent Michael Myers and Halloween movie on the verge of getting released. It’s also directly related to the 2021’s Halloween Kills. 

Plot: Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.

However it must be known that this will probably be the last time we see Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie having a face off with her brother Michael Myers. This film is directed by David Allen Green who also directed 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills. Halloween Ends is expected to get released on October 14, 2022