The original: directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, it turned a psycho stalking babysitters into a horror icon.
Spoiler alert: Laurie Strode is actually Michael Myers's sister! (Gasp!) It was a spoiler back in 1981.
Reboot! The seventh Halloween movie ignores the preceding three and gets back to basics, with a "Laurie is alive" premise.
Some things never change. Michael Myers returns (from a coma), and he's up to his murderous old tricks.
Revenge: it's what Michael does best. But this one sees Dr. Loomis on the hunt for his old patient.
Rob Zombie's reboot was a reinvention and revitalization of the series that led to a new generation of fans.
The fifth Halloween's cliff-hanger is resolved, sort of, and the curse turns out to involve Druids and blood sacrifice.
Michael Myers meets reality TV: young kids are challenged to stay in Myers's manor. Talk about fear factor.
You have to give horror auteur Rob Zombie credit just for creating the second second sequel in the franchise.
And now for something completely different: exit mass murderer Michael Myers, enter demonic Halloween masks.