The first “Halloween” movie debuted in 1978 from director John Carpenter and told the story of Michael Myers, an escaped mental patient who goes on a killing rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois. The one victim who survives, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), continues to return in many future editions of the franchise. America fell in love with these slasher flicks, but how did film critics respond? Scroll through our photos below that highlight all of the “Halloween” movies ranked worst to best, according to their Metacritic scores. The 12th film, “Halloween Kills,” was a box office hit when it premiered in 2021, more than 40 years after the original.