Long story short, we had the first six films (well, we should probably exclude Season of the Witch) that remained canonical for the longest time, before H20 disregarded all but the first two, with Resurrection serving as its sequel. Then, Rob Zombie hit the reset button in 2007 as he helmed two pictures set in a universe all their own. And, now, Blumhouse is readying a new take that follows only the 1978 original. Seriously, what the hell?!
Personally, I thought 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers to be one of the low points in the series, what with its goofy chosen one-style storyline.