List of Halloween characters

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The following are fictional characters in the American Halloween film series.

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Original series Reboot
Halloween
(1978)
Halloween II
(1981)
Season
of the Witch

(1982)
The Return of Michael Myers
(1988)
The Revenge of Michael Myers
(1989)
The Curse of Michael Myers
(1995)
H20:
20 Years Later

(1998)
Resurrection
(2002)
Halloween
(2007)
Halloween II
(2009)
Michael Myers Will Sandin (young)
Nick Castle
Tony Moran
Tommy Lee Wallace (adult)
Adam Gunn (young)
Dick Warlock (adult)
  George P. Wilbur Don L. Shanks George P. Wilbur Chris Durand Brad Loree Daeg Faerch (young)
Tyler Mane (adult)
Chase Wright Vanek (young)
Tyler Mane (adult)
Samuel Loomis Donald Pleasence   Donald Pleasence (audio cameo) Malcolm McDowell
Laurie Strode Jamie Lee Curtis   (pictured)   Jamie Lee Curtis Scout Taylor-Compton
Marion Chambers Nancy Stephens Nancy Stephens   Nancy Stephens  
Annie Brackett Nancy Kyes (corpse cameo)   Danielle Harris
Lynda van der Klok P. J. Soles   Kristina Klebe  
Sheriff Leigh Brackett Charles Cyphers   Brad Dourif
Tommy Doyle Brian Andrews   Danny Ray   Paul Rudd   Skyler Gisondo  
Lindsey Wallace Kyle Richards   Leslie L. Rohland   Jenny Gregg Stewart  
Jamie Lloyd   Danielle Harris J.C. Brandy  
Rachel Carruthers   Ellie Cornell  
Sheriff Ben Meeker   Beau Starr  

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Alan Gateway[edit]

Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Alan "Big Al" Gateway (Michael Ruud) lost his son, who was killed by Michael Myers, on October 31, 1978. When he hears on a news station that Michael Myers has returned, he attempts to kill him for revenge. He, his brother Orrin, his friend Earl and other local men band together and try to locate Michael so that they can kill him. However, he is attacked and murdered by Michael, who stabs him in the central area of his stomach when he fights against him on the back of a pick up truck.

Alice Martin[edit]

Appears in: Halloween II (1981)

Alice Martin (Anne Bruner) is a minor character in the second Halloween film. She is a teenager from Haddonfield, Illinois who is at home alone on Halloween night of 1978 and hears her neighbor, Mrs. Elrod, scream. She goes outside and calls out in the direction of her neighbors's house asking if they were alright but gets no response, and returns to her house. She resumes talking on the telephone with her friend and tells her that her parents left to go visit a relative and is happy to have the house to herself. Then her friend informs her of what is happening in Haddonfield. Alice turns on the radio while still on the phone with her friend, then she hears a strange noise which makes her jump and drop the phone. She then notices the front door is open and walks into the living room asking if anyone is there. Once she is halfway across the living room, Michael Myers jumps up and stabs her in the chest.

Angus Taylor[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978) and the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Angus Taylor is a minor character. He is the groundskeeper in the cemetery where Judith Myers is buried and leads Dr. Loomis to her grave. In the novel, he briefly talks about Judith and mentions how he was shocked at the news of her murder and how a young boy like Michael Myers could commit such a horrible crime. In the film this character is portrayed by Arthur Malet.

Annie Brackett[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Annie Brackett is a recurring character in the Halloween franchise, appearing in various films and books in a supporting capacity. Her first appearance is in the original Halloween film, in which she is played by Nancy Loomis. Annie is one of Laurie Strode's best friends, and the daughter of Haddonfield's sheriff, Leigh Brackett. She is portrayed as having a very rebellious and sardonic personality. On Halloween night, she is babysitting Lindsey Wallace near Laurie, and the two friends gossip over the telephone throughout the evening. After leaving Lindsey with Laurie in order to go and meet her boyfriend Paul, Annie is murdered by Michael Myers, who strangles her in her car and slits her throat. Michael then sets up her corpse for Laurie to find, leaving her in the Wallaces' bed with Judith Myers's tombstone placed behind her body.[1] Nancy Loomis appears as Annie in a cameo role in Halloween II as her father, Sheriff Brackett, closes her eyes as her corpse is being taken out of the house in a stretcher.[2]

The character's more recent onscreen appearances occur in Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot and its sequel, where she is played by Danielle Harris, who also previously portrayed Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. As with the original, in the reboot, Annie is Laurie's sassy friend from high school and Lindsey's babysitter. However, her encounters with Michael Myers are different: walking home from school, she sees and cursingly threatens him from across the street, remarking that her 'daddy is the sheriff'. A few hours later, that Halloween night, she goes to leave Lindsey and her babysitting duties to Laurie in order to have a secret date with Paul, an older schoolmate (who did not make an onscreen appearance in the original film but is present in the remake), that soon arrives in his car and takes Annie back to Lindsey's house. There, Annie is kissing Paul while stopping his attempts to pull her sweater off, until she agrees and leaves herself topless. Preparing to have sex with Paul, intent to also take off his shirt, Annie fails to see Michael nearing them until he attacks. While Paul is instantly killed, the frightened Annie makes a run for the front door, almost escaping, but is caught. Michael pulls her back inside, however, she manages to slip away and get a kitchen knife, attempting to face the towering killer. Her resistance quickly ends with Annie captured alive, exposed to Michael's crueler attacks; she is left lying on the floor brutally tortured and bleeding when Laurie brings Lindsey home, although her father finds her still alive some time later due to Laurie having called 9-1-1.[3]

In the following sequel, Annie, although slightly disfigured with the scars from her near-fatal attack, is shown to be much more stable than Laurie, who is living with Annie and her father. On a Halloween night when she is at home alone, Michael breaks into the Brackett house, seizes the fleeing Annie then stabs her repeatedly off-screen. When she arrives home, Laurie finds Annie on the bathroom floor, naked and severely wounded by Michael. Annie then tries to persuade Laurie to leave the house, without success, until she dies.[4]

The original version of Annie Brackett's character makes various appearances in Halloween literature, starting with the 1979 novelization of the first film.[5] In the comic Halloween III: The Devil's Eyes from Chaos! Comics, the unstable Laurie, having assumed her brother's mantle, digs up the graves of Annie, Lynda and her boyfriend Bob, placing their skeletons and headstones in Lindsey Wallace's house.[6] Photographs of Annie's corpse appear in the comic book Halloween: Autopsis as photojournalist Patrick Carter becomes fascinated with the pictures of what he believes to be a "perfect corpse". His obsession leads him into investigating Michael Myers, which eventually leads to his death at Michael's hands. Annie also appears in the story "Visiting Hours" of the anniversary comic Halloween: 30 Years of Terror. When Laurie reflects on how her life would have been if she had never encountered Michael Myers, she imagines Annie as having never died and becoming a mother. However, Laurie's fantasy is invaded by the memory of Michael, causing Annie's teenage corpse to appear and accuse Laurie, "If you were smart you'd have stopped him from killing me."[7] Annie's funeral is depicted in the comic miniseries Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode, where Laurie describes her as "the best friend I ever had" and wonders what Annie would have thought of how the press covered the news of her death. While trying to recover from her ordeal, Laurie sees "ghosts" of Annie and Lynda preventing her from moving on. Annie's morgue report appears at the website HalloweenComics.com, revealing information such as her address, date of birth, and middle name, which was Marie. Her immediate cause of death is recorded as "massive blood loss" due to "severed right common carotid artery due to slit throat".[8]

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Sheriff Ben Meeker[edit]

Appears in: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

Ben Meeker, portrayed by Beau Starr, appears as sheriff in Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 as he replaces Sheriff Leigh Brackett. He is also the father of Kelly Meeker, who becomes a victim at the hands of Michael Myers. Sheriff Ben Meeker is an integral part of Halloween 4, as he attempts to help Dr. Loomis find and destroy Michael. In the next installment, Ben Meeker returns but has less screen time than in the previous film, and once again attempts to help destroy Michael in order to protect Jamie Lloyd. Towards the end of the film, Michael is locked in a cell, however, a shoot out begins, which allows him to escape and kills Ben in the process.

Ben Tramer[edit]

Mentioned in Halloween (1978) and appears in Halloween II (1981)

Ben Tramer attends Haddonfield High School with Laurie Strode. It is revealed by Laurie in the original Halloween film that she has a crush on Ben when she tells Annie that she would like to go to the dance with him. Later in the film, Annie tells Laurie that she called Ben and told him, and that he was interested. However, Laurie is embarrassed by this and asks Annie to call him back and tell him that she was only kidding. But Annie tells Laurie that she would only consider doing so if she babysits Lindsey while she goes to pick up her boyfriend, to which Laurie agrees.

In the sequel, someone in a very similar but varied mask (the variation being that the hair attached to Ben's mask is blonde and not brunette as Michael's mask)as Michael Myers runs into the street without looking and gets hit by a squad car which pins him to another vehicle that bursts into flames, leading to his death. At the morgue, a dentist is unable to match the burnt victim's teeth to Michael's due to the body's state and a lack of resources. Later on, two teenage boys run up to Deputy Gary Hunt, who is standing in front of the old Myers house with Dr. Loomis, to report the Halloween mask-wearing Ben Tramer as being drunk and missing in action. This leads Dr. Loomis to believe the teenager was indeed the victim, and to suggest that the dentist should confirm this.

Bob Simms[edit]

Appears in Halloween (1978) and in Rob Zombie's reboot of the series, Halloween (2007)

Bob Simms (John Michael Graham) is the boyfriend of Lynda Van Der Klok. After having sex with Lynda in the Wallace house, she asks him to go get her a beer and he does so. When he is in the kitchen, he hears a strange sound and thinks it is either Lynda, Annie, or Paul playing a joke on him. However, when he opens a closet door, Michael Myers jumps out and pins Bob to another door by stabbing him in the stomach. His scenes in the reboot are similar to the original's, although they happen in the old Myers house. In the 2007 film he is portrayed by Nick Mennell. In the uncut version of the 2007 film, Bob is stabbed to death by Michael as he attempts to get beer from his car.

Boyfriend[edit]

Appears in Halloween (1978) by John Carpenter

The boyfriend of Judith Myers (portrayed by David Kyle). His name is never revealed and he only appears in the opening scene at Judith's house on Halloween (October 31, 1963). During this time, he makes out with Judith in the entry way and in her family's living room after she says "My parents won't be home until ten." At some point he gets the feeling that they're not alone. However, both are unaware that six-year-old Michael Myers is watching them through a window. He asks Judith if they are alone and she replies "Umm... Michael's around here some place." While Judith briefly looks around the living room for Michael, her boyfriend picks up a clown mask and starts goofing around which distracts Judith from her babysitting duty. Eventually he and Judith go upstairs to have sex. After they have sex, he tells Judith that it is getting late and that he has to go. At the last minute Judith asks him to call her the next day and he promises to do so. While all of this takes place, unbeknownst to him, Michael is hiding from behind a wall and peeking around the corner waiting to see when the boyfriend will leave. Once he does, Michael walks up the stairs and murders Judith. The boyfriend is never seen or mentioned again in the film.

Brady[edit]

Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Brady (Sasha Jenson) is the boyfriend of Rachel Carruthers. When he was told by Rachel that their date was off because she had to babysit Jamie Lloyd, he decided to spend the evening with Kelly Meeker. During a scene when Rachel takes Jamie trick or treating, they stop at the Meeker family home and Rachel finds out that Brady is cheating on her with Kelly. Later in the film, Rachel tells Brady that Jamie is the niece of Michael Myers. Brady eventually becomes one of Michael Myers' murder victims when Michael lifts him up and snaps his neck while he tries to protect Rachel and Jamie.

Bucky[edit]

Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Bucky (Harlow Marks) was a worker who encountered Michael Myers as he wandered around an electrical power plant. Bucky told Michael that he was not permitted on the grounds. Seeing that Michael would not leave, the technician told him to stay where he was and not move while he walked towards the building. However, Michael did not listen and picked Bucky up and threw him into one of the electrical towers. The murder caused a blackout in Haddonfield, Illinois.

Budd Scarlotti[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Budd Scarlotti (Leo Rossi) works in Haddonfield Memorial Hospital as an ambulance driver. He is murdered when he gets out of the therapeutic hot tub he and nurse Karen are using to fool around in to check on the temperature at her request but is strangled to death by Michael Myers.

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Charlie Bowles[edit]

Mentioned in Halloween (1978), appears in the trade paperback "Halloween: Nightdance" or more specifically "Halloween: Charlie Bowles", and also appears in the comic "Last Supper: The Russellville Hacksaw Murders".

Charlie Bowles was mentioned by the groundskeeper who worked at the cemetery where Judith Myers was buried. After the groundskeeper expressed how shocked he was fifteen years ago when Michael Myers murdered Judith, he began telling Dr. Samuel Loomis an equally shocking story about Charlie Bowles, who had been a resident of the nearby town Russellville. The groundskeeper said that Charlie had excused himself from dinner and went out to the garage. He then returned with a hacksaw and kissed his wife and two children goodbye. However, the groundskeeper's story ends abruptly when Dr. Loomis interrupts him and reminds him that he needs to find Judith Myers' gravesite.

Chester Strode[edit]

Appears in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

In the novelization of the first film, Chester Strode is the father of Laurie Strode and a real estate broker. Like his counterpart in the film, he is trying to sell the old Myers house. However, in the novel it is revealed that Donald and Edith Myers moved to the state of Indiana shortly after Judith's murder and that they still owned the house and that they were still making payments on the house until it could be sold. There is nothing in the Halloween novel saying that he is the adoptive father of Laurie. It is only in the movie Halloween II, that Laurie's adoption is explained.

Conal Cochran[edit]

Appears in: Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Conal Cochran is the main antagonist in Halloween III: Season of the Witch and is played by Dan O'Herlihy. He is the owner of Silver Shamrock Novelties, and devises a plan to kill children using his popular Halloween masks. At the end of the film, he is vaporized by the Stonehenge rune he was using to create his masks. The novelization of the film implies that he may have survived, however, with the magic of Stonehenge transporting him to another location rather than killing him.

Professor Nicholas Rogers describes Conal Cochran as "the ultimate Halloween sadist, the malevolent predator on the lives of innocent children, transforming their masks into deadly weapons of destruction."[9]

Cynthia Strode[edit]

Appears in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007)

Cynthia Strode (Dee Wallace) is the adoptive mother of Laurie Strode in the remake. Mrs. Strode appears to be a loving mother and is sincerely disappointed with Laurie's crude humor from earlier in the day (before Halloween). She and her husband Mason Strode are longtime inhabitants of Haddonfield and know much about the town's affairs. Both Cynthia and Mason become two of Michael Myers's murder victims early on that evening. After Michael outright kills Mason, he pursues Cynthia further into the residence and locates a picture of Laurie in the family study. Cynthia figures that the man attacking her is really after her adopted daughter, and she exclaims, "No, not my baby!" Cynthia Strode dies soon after Michael breaks her back.

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Dan[edit]

Appears in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Dan is the name given to the boyfriend of Judith Myers in the novelization of the first film. He is interrogated by the police after Judith's murder but is eventually cleared. The novel doesn't go into detail of Dan's interrogation except to say that the police were hard on him.

  • In another scene exclusive to the novel, Dan helps Judith carve a pumpkin and turn it into a jack-o'-lantern. In that scene, Judith grabs a knife and waves it menacingly at Dan saying in a witchy tone "I'm going to cut your whatsamajiggy off!" As Judith lowers the knife, Dan jumps out of the way and it lands in the pumpkin. Judith then tells a frightened Dan that she was only joking and calls him a goof. This is an eery scene as Judith is blissfully unaware that she is about to be stabbed to death.

Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis[edit]

Appears in: Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis, played by Tom Atkins, is a hardworking doctor struggling with the relationships between him and his ex-wife, as well as his children. On October 23, a man named Harry Grimbridge is brought into the hospital where Dan works, trembling with fear and clutching a popular Halloween mask. Harry is killed that night in his sleep by an unidentified man who then blows himself up in a car. The next day, Dan is confronted in a bar by Harry's daughter, Ellie. He tells her about the strange events of the night before and shows her the mask her father was holding when he was admitted to the hospital.

Along with Ellie, Dan traces the mask back to Silver Shamrock Novelties, a company based in the (fictional) town of Santa Mira. While in Santa Mira, Ellie mysteriously disappears and Dan is captured by Conal Cochran's android henchmen. Dan discovers Cochran's plan to kill millions of children on Halloween night using his masks. He finds out that the Silver Shamrock trademarks on every mask contain a computer chip and a small fragment of Stonehenge. On Halloween night, a commercial will air activating the computer chip causing the mask wearer's heads to dissolve and erupt with insects and snakes. Cochran shows this to Dan in a demonstration, in which he kills a family.

Dan eventually escapes captivity in Cochran's factory and rescues someone he believes to be Ellie. He destroys Cochran and the factory by dumping the Silver Shamrock trademarks throughout the building and airing the commercial which will activate the computer chips inside. However, when he is returning home, he is attacked by the android which he thought was Ellie. After an intense fight, he escapes the android and runs to a nearby gas station where he tries to convince the station managers not to air the Silver Shamrock commercial. He persuades them to take it off channels one and two, but not channel three. At the end of the film, he is seen yelling, "Turn it off! Stop it! Stop it!", although it is seemingly too late for him to prevent the computer chips being activated.

Danny Strode[edit]

Appears in: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Danny Strode (portrayed by Devin Gardner) is the six-year-old son of Kara Strode, and lives in the Myers house with his mother, uncle, and grandparents. Danny's grandfather John is abusive towards him and his mother, referring to Danny as a "bastard". Danny sleeps in Michael Myers's old bedroom and is being taunted by the "Man in Black", who is the leader of a druid cult, saying "Kill for him". As a result, he draws violent pictures including the Mark of Thorn, symbolizing an ancient druid curse that was inflicted on Michael by this cult. On Halloween, he is befriended by Tommy Doyle, who lives across the street from him. Tommy warns Kara of the danger she and her family are in if they remain in the Myers house, and is proven right when Michael massacres the other Strodes. Danny was to be the next child inflicted with the curse of Thorn, but is seated away in the meantime while the man in black Dr. Terence Wynn and a team of surgeons perform a medical procedure in the operating room. This is interrupted when Michael bursts into the operating room at the last minute slaughtering Dr. Wynn's staff and possibly him as well. Danny later helps his mother and Tommy protect Jamie Lloyd's newborn son Stephen from Michael and Dr. Wynn and his staff at Smith's Grove Sanitarium. The four survive the night, and leave Smith's Grove at the end of the film.

Darlene Carruthers[edit]

Appeared in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Darlene Carruthers (Karen Alston) is the foster mother of Jamie Lloyd and biological mother of Rachel Carruthers. At the end of the film, she is stabbed with scissors by Jamie Lloyd in an eerily similar manner to the night when Michael Myers murdered his sister Judith. It is revealed in the following film that she survives the attack.

David Loomis[edit]

David Loomis appears in the comic Halloween: One Good Scare. He is the son of Samuel Loomis, and like him, is a doctor at Smith's Grove Sanitarium. Although continuing his father's work, David is careful not to inherit his obsession with Michael Myers. However, when Lindsey Wallace is admitted to Smith's Grove claiming that Michael is stalking her, he finds history repeating itself. David neglects his other patients to interview Lindsey, investigates Michael's history, and even visits his childhood home in Haddonfield. However, on Halloween night in 2003, Michael arrives at Smith's Grove, murdering his way through the staff to get to Lindsey. David tries to protect her, but his fear gets the better of him and he hides as Michael drags Lindsey away to her death. Michael is sure to leave a cracked picture frame containing a photograph of David and his father, a message that he plans to return for him. David is also mentioned in the comic Halloween: Sam, set in 1995, when Marion tells Sheriff Brackett that he has not visited his ailing father. The character's name and appearance was actually derived from the 1998 fan-film Halloween:Inferno.

Deborah Myers[edit]

Appears in: Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)

Deborah Myers, in the 2007 remake, is the mother of Judith and Michael Myers, as well as the biological mother of Laurie Strode. She is played by Sheri Moon Zombie. Deborah does not know that her son is mentally unstable, nor that he kills animals as a habit. While working at a strip club, Michael kills her abusive boyfriend, Ronnie, Judith, and Judith's boyfriend, Steve. After this, Michael is put into custody and Deborah later witnesses him attacking and killing a nurse. When she returns home, Deborah commits suicide by shooting herself while watching old home movies of Michael, resulting in Laurie's adoption by the Strodes. Her role in Halloween II is slightly larger than her previous one. In the film, she appears as an apparition with a white horse, and is only seen through Laurie and Michael's visions.

Deirdre[edit]

Appears in the novel: Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Deirdre was a 15-year-old Celtic princess who lived in northern Ireland during the time of the ancient Celtic race. She was the third and youngest daughter of the druid king Gwynwyll and an unnamed queen. She was said to have been very beautiful as she had sand coloured hair, sea green eyes, white cream skin and lips as red as wild rose. She was also said to have been taller than her older sisters. It was also revealed that she was the love of a disfigured boy her age named Enda, who once tried to tell her that he loved her while she was collecting water from a small stream; she then almost fell into it while Enda tried to save her, but she yelled that he was trying to rape her before running back to the village. Later, on Halloween night, she and her fiancé Cullain were dancing at the joy of their betrothal, with Enda watching them with a knife in his hand as what Deirdre said to him earlier broke his heart so much that he was driven mad and became bent on revenge. As they danced right next to him, he slit Cullain's throat while Deirdre did not notice until Enda stabbed her in the breast, killing her. Enda was killed by the enraged villagers a short time later.

  • In the film Halloween II (1981), Michael Myers breaks into Haddonfield Elementary School. While in a classroom, Michael writes Samhain in blood on the chalkboard. Later on, the police and Dr. Loomis enter the school and examine what Michael wrote. Dr. Loomis does his best to explain to the police what Samhain means.

Don Myers[edit]

Appears in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Don Myers is the father of Michael Myers and Judith Myers in the novel, as opposed to Peter Myers in the film. In the novelization it does not say that he is the biological father of Laurie Strode since that was not revealed until the Halloween sequel of 1981. During a conversation between his wife Edith and her mother about Michael's psychological problems, she says that Don would like to have Michael examined by a psychiatrist. Sometime after Judith's death, he and his wife move to Indiana as life had become unbearable for them due to the media frenzy and stares they received from the townspeople of Haddonfield, Illinois. Fifteen years later, they continue to make payments on the house because it hasn't been sold.

  • In the film, Halloween (1978), Mr. Myers can only be seen at the end of the opening scene. He is the first person to approach a young Michael and speak to him after Judith's murder. In the scene, he removes the clown mask and says "Michael?!" in a surprised voice. Also, like his wife, he stares at his son in shock.
  • The disappearance of the parents is not explained in the Halloween film of 1978 but in the sequel Halloween II (1981). In the sequel, it is revealed that two years after Judith's murder and the institutionalization of Michael in 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Myers die (1965) which eventually leads to Laurie's adoption by the Strodes.
  • In the novel, the absence of the parents on Halloween 1963 is explained by Judith when she tells her boyfriend that they went to see a movie because they can't stand the constant doorbell ringing caused by trick-or-treaters. In a scene exclusive to the novel, both parents are in attendance at Michael's sentencing to Smith's Grove Sanitarium and are described as tearful.
  • In the sequel, Halloween II (1981), Michael broke into the elementary school and drew a picture of his parents, himself and his sister, Judith, standing outside his childhood home. He left the drawing behind after he used a butcher knife to stab his drawing of Judith. It was discovered by the police and brought to the attention of his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, who briefly examined it and identified Michael's sister as being the figure stabbed with the knife. This occurred before Dr. Loomis learned that Laurie Strode was Michael and Judith's younger sister.

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Earl[edit]

Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Earl (Gene Ross) works as a bartender in Haddonfield, Illinois and becomes angry when he hears on a news station that Michael Myers has returned and that all businesses should close for the night. Earl and other local men band together and try to locate Michael so that they can kill him. However, they never find Michael but Michael finds Earl and murders him by ripping out his throat.

Edith Myers[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978) and the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Edith Myers is the name of Michael Myers and Judith Myers's mother according to the Halloween novelization from 1979 by Curtis Richards. In the novelization it does not say that she is the biological mother of Laurie Strode since this was not revealed until the film's sequel premiered in 1981. It also mentions that sometime after Judith's death, she and her husband moved away to Indiana due to the media frenzy and rude stares they received from other townspeople. It goes on to mention that they continue to make payments on the house which hasn't been sold after the death of their eldest daughter.

  • Michael's mother could be seen briefly in the original Halloween after Judith's murder. She is seen with her husband after they find Michael holding the knife outside the family home. The mother stares at Michael, apparently in shock. After this scene in the original, the parents are never seen again. It isn't until the release of Halloween II (1981) that the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Myers is explained. In the sequel, nurse Marion Chambers tells Dr. Loomis that two years after Judith's death (1963), Mr. and Mrs. Myers died (1965) and Laurie Strode was eventually adopted by the Strodes. Mrs. Myers is also the grandmother of Jamie Lloyd and John Tate. She is also the great grandmother of Stephen.
  • In the 1979 novel, the absence of both parents on Halloween 1963 is explained by Judith when she tells her boyfriend that they went to see a movie because they can't stand the constant ringing of the doorbell caused by trick-or-treaters. In an exclusive scene in the novel, the parents are in attendance at Michael's sentencing to Smith's Grove Sanitarium and are described as tearful.
  • In the sequel, Halloween II, Michael broke into the elementary school and drew a picture of his parents together with his sister, Judith. He left the drawing behind after he used a butcher knife to stab his drawing of Judith. It was discovered by the police and brought to the attention of his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, who briefly examined it. This occurred before Dr. Loomis learned that Laurie Strode was Michael and Judith's younger sister.
  • The comic "The First Death of Laurie Strode', also uses this name - Edith appears pregnant in a flashback scene in which a young Michael fantasises about killing his unborn sibling.

Ellie[edit]

Appears in Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Enda[edit]

Appears in the novel: Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Enda was a 15-year-old boy who lived in northern Ireland during the time of the ancient Celtic race. He was apparently disfigured as he had a shrivelled arm and a twitching mouth, and was born from his mother in the wrong position. He was passionately in love with Deirdre, a Celtic princess his age. His father and brother cruelly mocked him for this, but his uncle was kinder to him and said that Deirdre was a wretch and he rather see her marry his goat or the family dog. Enda, however, tried to tell her one day while she was collecting water from the small stream near their village. She almost fell in and he tried to save her, but she yelled that he was trying to rape her before running back to the village. This broke his heart so much that he was driven to insanity and, on Halloween night, he grabbed a sharp knife and brutally killed Deirdre by stabbing her in the breast and had her fiancé's throat slit while they were dancing. He was then killed by the enraged villagers shortly afterwards and his soul was cursed to wander the land until the end of time, repeating the same events of that night as his ghost possessed Michael Myers and was the reason why he was a murderer. It is unknown what happened to Enda's father, brother and uncle after his death, but its possible they were so enraged at the curse he received may have also cursed Deirdre's soul to wander until the end of time repeating the same tragic heart break she caused him.

  • In the film Halloween II (1981), Michael Myers breaks into Haddonfield Elementary School. While in a classroom, Michael writes Samhain in blood on the chalkboard. Later on, the police and Dr. Loomis enter the school and examine what Michael wrote. Dr. Loomis does his best to explain to the police what Samhain means.

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Dr. Frederick Mixter[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Dr. Frederick Mixter (Ford Rainey) is the doctor who examines Laurie Strode when she arrives at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. He is later found dead in his office with a needle sticking out of his eye by nurse Janet.

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Mr. Garrett[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Mr. Garrett (Cliff Emmich) is the security guard that works at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. As he checks the hospital's storage room for possible breaking and entering, Michael Myers hits him on the top of his head with a hammer and kills him.

Deputy Gary Hunt[edit]

Appeared in Halloween II (1981)

Deputy Gary Hunt (Hunter von Leer) works with Dr. Loomis after Sheriff Leigh Bracket goes off duty upon hearing the news of his daughter's death. It is revealed that he grew up in Haddonfield when he and Dr. Loomis are in front of the old Myers house. During that scene, Dr. Loomis mentions the murder of Judith Myers and Deputy Gary Hunt says "I remember. I was sixteen years old."

Grandmother[edit]

Appears in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Grandmother of Michael Myers, an exclusive character to the novel only appearing in the first chapter. Earlier on Halloween 1963, Michael is with his mother, Edith, who is visiting her mother. During the visit, Michael's grandmother tells him a "bogeyman" story but is interrupted by Edith, who says, "Enough is enough!" At this time, Edith then tells Michael to put on his clown costume and model it for his grandmother. After Michael leaves the room to put on the costume, Edith tells her mother that Michael has been getting into trouble at school and at home. She reveals to her mother that he's been having violent dreams, wetting the bed, getting into fights at school, and not getting along with his sister, Judith. The grandmother reminds her daughter of her great grandfather, implying that he had done something terrible. However, Edith has heard the story before and the grandmother doesn't go into detail because Michael is about to enter the room. After Michael models his clown costume, his grandmother says, "Edith, please fetch me some cold cream and lipstick from the tray in my bedroom. Might as well complete the picture." Michael then replies "I don't want makeup." His grandmother says, "Of course you do. You don't want anyone to guess who you are when you go around playing pranks." Michael then answers back saying "I'm not going to play pranks. I'm just going to ask for candy."

In another chapter in the novel, hours before murdering Judith, Michael goes trick-or-treating with a group of other children and they stop at his own house. After Michael knocks at the door, Judith answers. She jokingly refuses to give the children candy and asks Michael what he and his friends will do to get some. Michael answers her by saying, "We'll kill you", shocking Judith and prompting her to ask "Who said that? Michael Myers, was that you?". Michael responds by saying "I'm not Michael Myers. I'm a clown."

Great Grandfather[edit]

Mentioned only in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Great Grandfather (maternal) of Michael Myers. The character Sheriff Leigh Brackett provides more background on Michael's family history. He tells Dr. Loomis that when Judith was murdered, the sheriff at the time was Ron Barstow who overheard Edith saying "He's come back" or "It's come back". Sheriff Brackett goes on to say that Sheriff Ron Barstow asked Edith what she meant and was given the answer that a thing or something had possessed her grandfather. With that answer, he then went to the town hall and researched Edith's family history through old newspaper clippings and records. Brackett then said "It seems the man went berserk back in the eighteen-nineties. It was at a Grange dance, I think Ron said. He pulled a revolver from his belt and blasted a dancing couple. They hanged him." Later on into the conversation, Sheriff Leigh Brackett reveals that former Sheriff Barstow had said that the great grandfather's crime occurred on Halloween.

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Harry Grimbridge[edit]

Appears in Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Dr. Hoffman[edit]

Appeared in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Dr. Hoffman (Michael Pataki) works at the asylum where Michael had been a patient after the events that took place on Halloween 1978. He oversees Michael's transfer back to Smith's Grove Sanitarium and the following day has a heated discussion with Dr. Loomis. Later on, Dr. Hoffman is with Dr. Loomis at the crash site where Michael escaped from the ambulance. During that scene, Dr. Loomis tells Dr. Hoffman, "If you don't find him in four hours, I'm sure I will."

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Jamie Lloyd[edit]

Main article: Jamie Lloyd

Appears in: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Jamie Lloyd is Laurie Strode's daughter, as well as the niece of Michael Myers and Judith Myers, of which she is aware. She is put in the care of a foster family, the Carruthers, and later adopted after Laurie apparently dies in a car crash. In Halloween 5, she has a psychic link with her Uncle Michael, cannot speak in the beginning but eventually regains the ability to speak, and has seizures whenever her uncle kills someone. In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, she gives birth to a son possibly fathered by her Uncle Michael and named Stephen. She is ultimately murdered by Michael, and her son Stephen is protected by Tommy Doyle. In Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 she is portrayed by Danielle Harris, and in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers by J. C. Brandy.

  • Jamie Lloyd is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myers.

Janet Marshall[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Janet Marshall (Ana Alicia) works as a nurse in Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. She dies when Michael Myers unknowingly creeps up from behind her and inserts a syringe into her right temple killing her instantly.

Jill[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Jill (Tawny Moyer) is a nurse who works at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. She dies when Michael Myers stabs her in the back with a scalpel.

Jimmy[edit]

Appears in: Halloween II (1981)

Jimmy (Lance Guest) is a young EMT at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital who becomes attracted to Laurie Strode when she is brought in after being first attacked by Michael Myers. As Michael tracks Laurie to the hospital and begins murdering the staff, Laurie disappears from her room. Jimmy and Nurse Jill search the empty building for Laurie and their missing colleagues, with Jimmy eventually finding Mrs. Alves's dead body; he accidentally slips on her blood, hitting his head and leaving himself unconscious. He reunites with Laurie towards the end of the film, but falls unconscious once again, due to his earlier head injury. It is not confirmed on-screen whether he lives or dies, however, the version of the film shown on television includes a deleted scene in which he survives.[citation needed]

Jimmy appears in the comic Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode, where Laurie visits him following the ordeal at the hospital, and it is revealed he suffers from amnesia and seizures due to his head trauma. In the second issue, Laurie witnesses him being killed by Michael by having his neck snapped.

John Tate[edit]

Appears in: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

John Tate (Josh Hartnett) is the son of Laurie Strode. He is the nephew of Michael Myers and Judith Myers. He attends Hillcrest Academy, a boarding school where his mother is the headmistress. He is the only one who knows his mother's true identity after she faked her own death and assumed the name Keri Tate in order to escape her brother, Michael Myers. However, he is also tired of her over-protectiveness and paranoia, and starts to rebel against her authority. He pretends to attend a school trip to Yosemite, but in fact remains at Hillcrest and throws a Halloween party with his friends and his girlfriend, Molly. Michael shows up and murders John's friends before attacking his nephew. John suffers a stab wound to the thigh, but he and Molly escape the school with Laurie's help. In Halloween: Resurrection, John appears briefly in a photograph kept by Laurie, who is now in a mental institution.

  • In the film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, nothing is said or explained about the character Jamie Lloyd, who would technically be John Tate's sister.
  • His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Myers.

Judith Myers[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978) and Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), as well as in the novelization Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards (pseudonym used by author Dennis Etchison)

Judith Margaret Myers (Sandy Johnson), also known simply as Judy (November 10, 1947 - October 31, 1963 according to the headstone in John Carpenter's Halloween film), is the older sister of Michael Myers, as well as the biological sister of Laurie Strode. She was a victim of sororicide at the age of 15 (in Halloween: H20, Keri Tate also known as Laurie Strode revealed her true identity to her boyfriend that her sister Judith was 17 years old when she died. This was incorrect and most likely written in the script so that it would correlate with Laurie's age when Michael tried to murder her in 1978). Her murderer was her brother Michael, aged 6.

Not much is known about Judith in the original film because she is only featured briefly in the opening scene. However, in the opening scene, she does imply that she is responsible for babysitting Michael and is notable for being Michael's first murder victim. The opening scene begins with her brother Michael watching her through a window making out with her boyfriend in the family living room. While in the living room, Judith's boyfriend asks if they are alone; Judith replies that her brother Michael is in the house somewhere. She then turns her head and quickly scans the room. While doing that, her boyfriend picks up Michael's clown mask that was lying around and leans into Judith's face when she turns to face him. This makes Judith laugh and distracts her, causing her to forget all about Michael. Her boyfriend then suggests that they go upstairs to have sex and Judith agrees. Michael watches Judith and her boyfriend trot up the stairs. He then moves to the front of the house and looks up at Judith's bedroom window only to see her light go off. At that time, he walks through the back door and into the kitchen, opens a drawer, and pulls out a large butcher knife. Michael then waits for the boyfriend to leave. Once the boyfriend leaves, he goes upstairs and enters Judith's bedroom where she is seen sitting in front of her vanity, brushing her hair and singing to herself. Michael stops and stands directly behind Judith waiting for her to notice him. Once Judith notices Michael in her vanity mirror, she turns around to face him. When she notices the knife in his hand, she goes into shock and fails to defend herself. Michael then raises the knife and stabs her in the abdomen. When she falls off her chair and onto the floor, helpless, and dying, Michael leaves her bedroom and walks out the front door. When he is outside, the parents arrive home to find Michael holding a knife and he is sent to Smith's Grove Sanitarium for the crime.

Fifteen years later (1978), after escaping from the sanitarium, the adult Michael steals Judith's gravestone and places it behind Annie Brackett's corpse. Also, many of the children from Haddonfield believe that the old Myers house is haunted because Judith died there. Although Judith does not appear in any of the Halloween sequels, her death is repeatedly mentioned by other characters in other installments of the Halloween film series, and her final moments before her murder were reenacted by her niece Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

Judith Myers (Hanna R. Hall) has a larger role in Rob Zombie's Halloween. She verbally abuses Michael in several scenes as well as interacts with her boyfriend, Steve Haley, until Michael murders them both on Halloween. However, Michael's idolization of Judith was transferred to his mother, Deborah, in the remake. Also, Judith's boyfriend mistakenly calls Ronnie White her father. Judith replies by saying he is not her father and that her biological father is in Heaven. Unlike in the original film, Judith was not Michael's first murder victim. She died as a result of being stabbed multiple times with a butcher knife and her murder was much bloodier than it was in the original. It involved a chase scene in which a wounded Judith exits her bedroom and walks down the hallway while Michael follows her and further slashes her until she collapses, dying.

  • Other known relatives of the character Judith from the original Halloween (1978) are her younger sister Laurie Strode, niece Jamie Lloyd, nephew John Tate, and grand nephew Stephen Lloyd.
  • In the sequel, Halloween II (1981), Michael broke into the elementary school and drew a picture of Judith and their parents. He left the drawing behind after he used a butcher knife to stab his drawing of Judith. It was discovered by the police and brought to the attention of his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, who briefly examined it and announced that it was Michael's sister whom the knife was protruding from. This occurred before Dr. Loomis learned that Laurie Strode was the younger sister of Michael and Judith.
  • A fan film titled Judith: The Night She Stayed Home was made, with Sarah Stephenson portraying Judith. It is a prequel and offers insight into who Judith was and why she stayed home on Halloween night. It was filmed in a house in North Carolina that is an exact replica of the Myers house from the 1978 Halloween film.
  • Another fan made film was made titled Myers (Rise of the Boogey Man) which was directed by Chris R. Notarile of Blinky Productions. This fan made film is a prequel to the original Halloween 1978 film. It takes place on Halloween 1963 and features Judith Myers (portrayed by Zoe Sloane) taking a 6 year old Michael Myers (portrayed by Vincent Depinto) trick or treating. It also features Michael's descent into madness which causes him to murder his older sister.
  • In the novelization of the original Halloween, Judith appears in a scene exclusive to the novel: hours before murdering Judith, Michael goes trick-or-treating with a group of other children and stops at his own house. After Michael knocks at the door, Judith answers, jokingly refusing to give him candy, and asks what he and his friends will do to get some. Michael answers her by saying, "We'll kill you", shocking Judith and prompting her to ask "Who said that? Michael Myers, was that you?". Michael responds by saying "I'm not Michael Myers. I'm a clown." Throughout the novel, Michael has some flashbacks to when Judith was alive. Also in the novelization, Michael takes an interest in Laurie Strode because she reminds him of Judith.
  • In the one-shot comic book Halloween by Chaos! Comics, Judith appears in a flashback Michael has after finding a crime scene photo of her corpse. In its sequel, Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes, Sheriff Brackett reveals to Tommy Doyle that he had once dated Judith, also stating that she was physically and possibly sexually abused by her father. In the four-issue comic miniseries Halloween: Nightdance by Devil's Due Publishing, Michael hallucinates about Judith in the second issue ("The Silent Clown"): while in a carnival funhouse, he sees her in one of the warped mirrors and, enraged by the sight of her, breaks it. At the end of the final issue ("When The Stars Came Crashing Down"), the name "Judith Myers" can be seen written on a wooden cross.

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Kara Strode[edit]

Appears in: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Kara Strode is a cousin of Laurie Strode and a first cousin once removed of Jamie Lloyd. She is played by Marianne Hagan. She lives in the Myers house with her parents John and Debra Strode, and her son Danny. Kara meets Tommy Doyle, who warns her about Michael Myers, before finding her family murdered. She is then kidnapped by the supposed Thorn cult who possibly planned to use her for their genetic experiments involving in-vitro fertilization, but is soon rescued by Tommy.

Originally, Kara's fate varied in various script drafts. In the first draft, Kara is murdered by her son Danny in the Haddonfield Bus Depot, while the near final draft had the film ending with Tommy and Kara driving away. The film as released ends with Kara and Tommy driving off with the children, Danny and Stephen.

Karen Bailey[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Karen Baiely (Pamela Susan Shoop) is employed as a nurse at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. She dies after spending time with Budd in the therapeutic hot tub when Michael holds her head under the scalding water.

Keith[edit]

Appears in Halloween (1978)

Keith (Adam Hollander) is a follower of Lonnie Elamb and bullies Tommy Doyle.

Kelly Meeker[edit]

Appeared in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Kelly Meeker (Kathleen Kinmont) was the daughter of Sheriff Ben Meeker and was murdered by Michael Myers when he thrust a shotgun into her abdomen, pinning her against a door.

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Laurie Strode[edit]

Main article: Laurie Strode

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), and Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards (pseudonym used by author Dennis Etchison)

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) from the original Halloween film series is Michael Myers's and Judith Myers's younger sister. Fifteen years after Judith's murder on October 31, 1963, Laurie is stalked by Michael who tries to murder her. But Laurie manages to escape in the original Halloween film of 1978, the sequel from 1981, and in Halloween: H20. Michael succeeds in murdering Laurie in Halloween Resurrection. In the original Halloween and its sequel, she does not know that she is related to the Myers family. However, she does know that she was adopted and has a few dreams that offer vague insights into her real identity. The first dream she has is of when she was a little girl, with her adoptive mother saying with a tone of annoyance "I'm not your real mother! Stop asking me questions!" The second dream shows her walking into a large room where a male pre-teen is seen sitting in a chair and turning to look at her. But as soon as that happens, she wakes up. When she does find out that she is being stalked by Michael Myers, she asks "Why me?!" The only people that know she is related to the Myers family are Dr. Samuel Loomis and also Nurse Marion Chambers, who tells him so in the sequel of 1981. However, it is revealed in Halloween: H20 that she had learned of her relation to the Myers family sometime after the sequel, as she tells her boyfriend that she is the younger sister of Michael Myers and Judith Myers, which led her to change her name to Keri Tate so that her brother couldn't find her. How Laurie finds out that she is related to the Myers family is never shown in any of the original Halloween films. She is the mother of Jamie Lloyd and John Tate. She is the grandmother of Stephen Lloyd from Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) in Rob Zombie's version of Halloween is revealed to be the younger sister of Michael Myers, which she discovers in the following film, Halloween II. Her name before being adopted by the Strodes was Angel Myers, and she was nicknamed "Boo" by a young Michael.

  • According to the information provided by Marion Chambers in the sequel Halloween II (1981) with regards to Laurie Strode's true identity, she was two years old in 1963 at the time of Judith's death and Michael's institutionalization in Smith's Grove - Warren County Sanitarium. Laurie Strode most likely would have been born some time in the year 1961.
  • Laurie Strode is featured in novelizations based on the movies as well as in comic books.
  • The novel Halloween by Curtis Richards (1979) contains elements not seen in the film. Michael Myers stalks Laurie Strode because he thinks she resembles Judith Myers; earlier in the day, when Laurie drops off the key to the Myers house, she is plagued with thoughts about Judith's murder for much of the day.

Sheriff Leigh Brackett[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) and Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards (pseudonym used by author Dennis Etchison)

Sheriff Leigh Brackett is a recurring character in the Halloween franchise. He first appears in the original Halloween, played by Charles Cyphers. He is the Haddonfield sheriff who is contacted by Dr. Loomis about escaped mental patient Michael Myers. Dr. Loomis tries to warn the skeptical sheriff of the danger Myers presents, explaining that he is "pure evil". Dr. Loomis' prediction comes true, as during the film, Brackett's own daughter Annie becomes one of Michael's victims. Sheriff Brackett also appears in Halloween II, once again played by Cyphers. In the film, Brackett learns of his daughter's death and watches as her corpse is taken away on a stretcher. He is devastated, and blames Dr. Loomis for allowing Michael to escape, and goes home to tell his wife about Annie's death. Brackett is referenced in Halloween 4, in which an officer tells Loomis that Brackett retired in 1981 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in the south, his position being taken over by Sheriff Ben Meeker.

Brackett did not appear in another Halloween film until Rob Zombie's remake, in which he is played by Brad Dourif. In this version of the story, Sheriff Lee Brackett is directly responsible for the adoption of Michael Myers' baby sister by the Strode family, having taken the child away following her mother's suicide. His daughter Annie survives Michael's killing spree, and he discovers her half-naked and tortured following Michael's attack. In the sequel to the remake, Halloween II, Sheriff Brackett has brought Laurie to live with him and Annie after the events of the previous film. Halfway through the film, Brackett tries to locate Laurie and tell her that she is Michael's sister, before she finds out from Dr. Loomis' book, but he is too late. After receiving a 911 call from his home, he finds his daughter's body following Michael's rampage. As in the original film's sequel, Brackett angrily blames Loomis for Annie's death and Laurie's jeopardy. Brackett later uses a rifle to shoot Michael after Dr. Loomis sacrifices himself to lure Michael into view, which leads to Michael's death at the hands of Laurie.

Sheriff Brackett appears in Halloween literature, including the novelizations of the films. In the comic book Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes, he has obtained copies of the private journals of Dr. Loomis, which reveal large portions of the Myers family history. The Cult of Thorn kidnap Brackett and Tommy Doyle for finding out too much information about them, and during an escape attempt, Brackett is injured by Michael, and killed by the cult, with Tommy being framed for his murder.[10] Brackett also appears in the comic book Halloween Autopsis, which follows a different timeline from The Blackest Eyes, and has Brackett still blaming Dr. Loomis for Annie's murder fifteen years later. However, in the online short story Sam, Brackett visits an older, sick Loomis and tells Marion, "Send him... send him my best wishes." In the comic book The First Death of Laurie Strode, Brackett is shown attending his daughter's funeral, insisting to Laurie Strode that Michael Myers is dead and gone.[11]

Lindsey Wallace[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Lindsey Wallace first appears in 1978's Halloween as she is babysat by Annie Brackett, where she sits and watches The Thing from Another World. After Annie leaves the Wallace house to go and pick up her boyfriend, Paul, she leaves Lindsey in the care of Laurie Strode, who is babysitting Tommy Doyle at his house. Before leaving to pick up her boyfriend, Annie is killed by Michael. Lindsey is then seen asleep with Tommy while Laurie goes to check on Annie, Paul, Lynda and Bob. Lindsey and Tommy later open the door for Laurie as she is chased back into the house by Michael. After locking themselves in the bathroom and Laurie being attacked twice, Laurie tells them to go to the Mackenzies' house. She appears in Halloween II in a recap of the first film's final moments. She has a small role in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers as a friend of Rachel Carruthers. She also appears in Rob Zombie's remake in a role much like the one she has in the original. She is played by Kyle Richards in the first and second films, Leslie L. Rohland in the fourth film, and by Jenny Gregg Stewart in the remake.

In the official sequel comic, Halloween: One Good Scare, set in 2003, Lindsey is 32 years old and remained into the care of David Loomis at Smith's Grove. Unable to escape Michael, she is taken from the hospital by him and later found dead with more than thirteen knives stabbed into her.

Lisa Thomas[edit]

Lisa is the main character in the comic book miniseries Halloween: Nightdance. The comic is set in 2000, and follows Lisa and her friends in Russellville, Illinois as they encounter Michael Myers. In 1997, Lisa was babysitting a young boy when he ran into the Bowles House in the woods, the home of a murderer who is mentioned in a scene from the original Halloween film. Michael finds them in the house and locks them in the cellar for three days before they are found. Subsequently, she is clinically afraid of the dark. After all of her friends are killed, she is knocked out and placed in a coffin of broken glass and buried alive, under a wooden cross bearing the name "Judith Myers", hidden in the woods. Upon awakening in the ground, she starts to run out of air. A newspaper clipping from a week later states that her body was never found.

Lonnie Elamb[edit]

Appeared in Halloween (1978)

Lonnie Elamb (Brent Le Page) is a bully who picks on Tommy Doyle and teases him about the bogeyman, telling him that the bogeyman is coming for him and going to get him. Lonnie also scares Tommy by telling him that "awful stuff happened in the old Myers house".

Lynda Van Der Klok[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978) and Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), as well as in the novelization Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards.

Lynda Van Der Klok appears in both the original Halloween and its remake. She appears in Halloween as Laurie Strode's best friend. She is played by P. J. Soles in the original, and by Kristina Klebe in the remake.

In the original film, Lynda is a good-natured but slightly vapid and hedonistic "valley girl" type. Along with her boyfriend Bob, she goes to the Wallace house on Halloween night to meet up with Annie and Paul as the pair had planned earlier. However, she is not aware that Annie has been killed by Michael Myers. After Lynda has sex with Bob, he goes downstairs to get beer. He is attacked by Michael, then pinned up against the wall by a knife. Michael then disguises himself as a ghost by wearing a sheet over his head along with Bob's glasses. Lynda, assuming that it is Bob, teases him by exposing her breasts, to no effect. She gets up to call Laurie to see if she knows where Annie or Paul are. Michael walks to Lynda while she is still on the phone, and just as Laurie answers, Michael grabs the phone cord and wraps it around Lynda's neck, strangling her. Laurie can hear Lynda squealing for help, but thinks it is a prank call. Lynda falls to the floor and dies, and her body is later discovered by Laurie, along with the bodies of Annie and Bob.

In the remake, Lynda, an ex-cheerleader, is a wild, foul-mouthed girl. She is best friends with Laurie and Annie. She has an outgoing, confident personality while also appearing very egotistical and opportunistic. On Halloween night, she and her boyfriend Bob sneak into the vacant Myers house for a wild night of sex, unaware that Michael is on the balcony watching them. After they have sex, Bob goes outside to his van to get more beer. He comes back inside dressed up as a ghost to surprise Lynda, but is ambushed by Michael, pushed up against the wall and stabbed. Lynda, who has not heard the attack because of the loud music she is playing, picks up her cell phone and decides to call Laurie. After Lynda finishes speaking to Laurie, Michael enters the room disguised in Bob's ghost costume and Lynda asks for her beer, but he ignores her. Lynda keeps asking him and he eventually holds his hand out to her. She is annoyed and gets up, grabbing the beer from him and berating him with profanities, adding that he (the supposed Bob) is bad in bed. Michael then takes off the ghost costume and begins to walk towards Lynda, who has her back to him and does not see him coming. He quickly grabs hold of her neck, choking her until she is dead. He then carries her away. Later that night, Laurie discovers Lynda's naked corpse set up in front of Deborah Myers's headstone and a jack-o'-lantern. She tries to help her and wake her up, before realizing she is dead.

In Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Lynda is the subject of a conversation between a pair of van drivers who are transporting Michael's body, and a photograph of her is shown later when her father Kyle attempts to take Dr. Loomis hostage, believing him responsible for her death.

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Marion Chambers[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

Marion Chambers makes her first appearance in Halloween as she drives Dr. Samuel Loomis to Smith's Grove. As they approach the main gate at the sanitarium, Dr. Loomis steps out of the car in an attempt to see why the gate is left unmanned. It is during that time that Michael Myers attacks and tries to kill Marion, but is unsuccessful as she runs out into the rain. She also appears in Halloween II, where she escorts Dr. Loomis to a Marshal's car and tells him that Laurie Strode is the younger sister of Michael and Judith Myers. They turn around and head to the hospital. As Dr. Loomis finds Laurie and shoots Michael, he tells Marion to get the police while he and the Marshal try to help Laurie. After Michael kills the Marshal and there is an explosion, Marion escorts Laurie to an ambulance. Her final appearance in the series was in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, where it is revealed she took care of Dr. Loomis until he died. She dies in the opening of the film after having her throat slit by Michael. Nancy Stephens portrays her in all three films.

Mason Strode[edit]

Appeared in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007)

Mason Strode (Pat Skipper) is the adoptive father of Laurie Strode in the remake. He is murdered by Michael Myers.

Michael Myers[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), and Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Michael Audrey Myers (born c.1957) is the main antagonist of the film series and a serial killer. He targets his family and anyone who is in the way. In John Carpenter's Halloween, it appears that Michael comes from a middle-class family living in the suburbs of the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. There is no background to explain why Michael, at the age of 6 years, killed his older sister, Judith Myers and stopped talking (October 31, 1963). As a result of his heinous crime, Michael is institutionalized in the fictional Smith's Grove - Warren County Sanitarium. But in an exclusive scene in the novel, a judge says that Michael will go to trial at the age of 21 for the murder of his sister. In a scene in the movie that takes place fifteen years later (October 30, 1978), it is implied that Michael is mentally ill and suffering from schizophrenia when Dr. Loomis tells Nurse Marion Chambers that he wants Michael to be on thorazine when he is seen by the judge. Presumably, Michael would be going to trial for the murder of his older sister. However, it isn't until the sequel of 1981 that the film alludes to the possibility that Michael has something more going on with him than mental illness when he writes the Celtic word Samhain in blood on the elementary school chalk board. In the 1979 novel by Curtis Richards, Michael's need to kill is caused by spirit possession and relates to the festival of Samhain. This is conveyed through a dream that Michael has, which happens to be very similar to a murder that took place during a Samhain festival in ancient Ireland (it is mentioned in the novel's prologue). Also, in the novel a young Michael hopes that by killing Judith, the voice inside his head will go away.

In the remake by Rob Zombie, Michael's urge to kill is caused in part by his dysfunctional home life. His mother, Deborah Myers, works as a stripper and is in a relationship with Ronnie White, who is a drunk and verbally abusive. Judith Myers has a larger role in the film and is an outspoken and promiscuous teenager. However, it is revealed from the beginning that Laurie Strode is his sister and that Michael is very fond of her. Michael's first murder victim is a school bully, Judith being his fourth and last before being institutionalized.

  • Known relatives of his based on 1978's Halloween, Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and H20, include Judith Myers (his first victim), Laurie Strode, Jamie Lloyd, Stephen Lloyd, and John Tate.
  • According to the information provided in Halloween (1978), Michael Myers, based on the date of Judith's murder (October 31, 1963) and his age at the time in which it occurred (6 years old), he would have been born sometime in the year 1957.
  • In two scenes exclusive to the 1979 Halloween novel by Curtis Richards, Michael, after murdering Judith, walks into the kitchen to drink milk and eat some cookies. After he has a snack, he then walks out the front door where his parents find him holding the knife. In another section of the novel after Michael has been institutionalized, Michael talks to his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, about having a Halloween party. This contradicts the original 1978 film, where it is said Michael stopped talking after murdering Judith in 1963.
  • Also in the novel, after Laurie drops off the key to the Myers house, Michael watches her walk down the road and takes an interest in her because he thinks her features resemble Judith.
  • Following Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot, relatives include Judith Myers, Laurie Strode, and Deborah Myers.
  • In Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, it is revealed when Dr. Hoffman is typing a report on him, that his middle name is Audrey. The same middle name is given in one of the additional scenes created for the network-TV airing of the original film, as one of the doctors at the Smith's Grove sanitarium reads to Loomis a judge's ruling that Michael be remanded to their custody.
  • In the original Halloween from 1978, Michael is 6 years old when he commits his first murder and has light brown hair and brown eyes. In Rob Zombie's remake, Michael is 10 years old when he commits his first murder and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Mike Gonland[edit]

Appears in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Mike Gonland (portrayed by Jonathan Chapin) is the obnoxious boyfriend of Tina Williams and likes to act as a tough guy. He is murdered by Michael Myers, who hits him in the head with a gardening tool.

Minnie Blankenship[edit]

Appears in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

On Halloween night, 1963, Laurie and Michael were left under the care of their neighbor, Minnie Blankenship (Janice Knickrehm), as their parents Peter and Edith went out. However, their older sister, Judith, was left home alone with her boyfriend. While at Mrs. Blankenship's house, Michael was inflicted with the Curse of Thorn, a violent curse, that forced the bearer to kill their family members. Thirty-two years later, Mrs. Blankenship, a victim of the Curse of Thorn herself, exclaimed "The voice came to him, the night he killed his sister!"

  • This information contradicts Judith telling her boyfriend in the original film. In that film, the boyfriend asks if they are alone, and Judith confirms Michael is in the house somewhere. This suggests that Judith was supposed to be babysitting Michael. Also, there was no mention of Laurie, because her being their sibling was not revealed until the sequel.
  • In the 1979 novel Halloween by Curtis Richards, it is explained that on Halloween night, 1963, Michael had been at a Halloween party when the voice inside his head became stronger and instructed him to return home. Michael managed to sneak away from the party to return home where he spied on Judith and her boyfriend before committing sororicide.

Molly Cartwell[edit]

Appears in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Molly Cartwell (Michelle Williams) is the girlfriend of John Tate. She goes to Hillcrest Academy, the same school as John. Classmates Charlie Deveraux, Sarah Wainthrope, John and Molly are having a party in the basement of the school, when Michael Myers attacks the group of students. Laurie Strode manages to rescue Molly and John from Michael.

Morgan Strode[edit]

Appeared in Halloween (1978)

Morgan Strode (Peter Griffith) is the adoptive father of Laurie Strode. He is a real estate salesman trying to sell the old Myers house. His name is not mentioned in the film but only in the credits.

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Norma Watson[edit]

Appears in: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

Norma Watson (Janet Leigh) was the secretary of Keri Tate at Hillcrest Academy. She was very good at her job and took care of any problem that happened at the school. On October 31, 1998, as the students were leaving for their trip, she bumped into Miss Tate which scared her. She told her that everyone was entitled to one good scare. She had noticed that Keri was feeling upset about something and had seen her like that numerous times before. She hated to see her friend like this and told her to try and concentrate on today and not the past and also told her to take care of herself. Keri thanked her for the advice and as they parted ways, Norma wished her a happy Halloween and left.

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Patrick Carter[edit]

Patrick Carter is the main character of the comic book Halloween: Autopsis. He is a photographer who instantly becomes obsessed with Annie Brackett's corpse upon seeing it. He pursues Dr. Loomis whom he feels will lead him to Michael, only to disregard Loomis's warning to stay away. As a result, he is killed by Michael, who slits his throat and replaces his eyes with parts of his own camera.

Paul[edit]

Mentioned and voiced in Halloween (1978) and appears in Halloween (2007)

Paul (voiced by John Carpenter) is Annie Brackett's boyfriend. In the original film, he does not appear. Paul calls Annie while she is babysitting Lindsey Wallace. He tells Annie that he is grounded but his parents are not home, and insists that she come and pick him up so that they can have sex. However, Annie never picks up Paul because she gets murdered by Michael Myers. Paul is one of the few characters not to be murdered by Michael Myers in the original film.

In the remake, however, Paul has a larger role and makes an appearance, yet he is not spared this time around. He is portrayed by Max Van Ville.

Peter Myers[edit]

Appeared in Halloween (1978)

Mr. Peter Myers (George O'Hanlon Jr.) is the father of Michael Myers, Judith Myers and Laurie Strode. His name is not mentioned in the film but it is listed in the credits. He is featured at the end of the opening scene standing outside the family home and says "Michael?!" as he pulls off the clown mask. Once he sees that it is Michael, he stares at him in apparent shock. After that scene this character is never shown again. The absence of the father is not explained until the sequel from 1981, where it is revealed that Mr. and Mrs. Myers died two years after Judith's murder and Michael being institutionalized, leading to Laurie's adoption by the Strodes.

  • In the sequel, Halloween II, Michael broke into the elementary school and drew a picture of his parents and sister, Judith. He left the drawing behind after he used a butcher knife to stab his drawing of Judith. It was discovered by the police and brought to the attention of his psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, who briefly examined it.

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Rachel Carruthers[edit]

Appears in: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Rachel Carruthers is the only child of Richard and Darlene Carruthers. She is played by actress Ellie Cornell. It is revealed by Rachel that Laurie Strode - Jamie Lloyd's mother - babysat her when she was younger. As Rachel was around eight years old in 1978, it is possible she was a classmate of Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace.

In November 1987, Jamie's mother, Laurie Strode, and father, are apparently killed in a car accident. As a result, Laurie's friends Richard and Darlene become Jamie's foster parents. Rachel is older than Jamie by nine years and becomes a surrogate sister to her.

At 4:00 AM on Monday October 31, 1988, Rachel sees Jamie is wide awake in the living room, the fourth night the girl has had difficulty sleeping. Rachel insists that Jamie return to bed. Jamie questions if Rachel loves her, and Rachel answers that she does. However, Jamie still wonders if her adoptive sister loves her as a real sibling; Rachel admits that she and Jamie are not real sisters, but that she does not love her any less because of that.

At first, she sees Jamie as a problem to her plans to be with her boyfriend Brady on Halloween. Throughout the film, Rachel takes Jamie out to pick an outfit to go trick-or-treating and flirts with Brady. She eventually protects Jamie from her uncle and assists in seemingly killing him.

The character of Rachel appears briefly in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers before being murdered and having her role as Jamie's protector taken over by her friend Tina. Near the beginning of the film, Michael stalks Rachel around her house after she gets out of the shower, eventually killing her by stabbing her in the chest with a pair of scissors. Towards the end of the film, Rachel's body is seen in the attic of the old Myers house that Michael chases Jamie into. Ellie Cornell was keen on returning as Rachel in Halloween 5, although she became disappointed to learn that her character would be killed off early in the film. Originally, Michael was to shove the pair of scissors down her throat, but Cornell felt that this would be too gruesome, and requested that the writers change it; as a result, she is instead stabbed in the chest.[12]

Richard Carruthers[edit]

Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Richard Carruthers (Jeff Olson) is the foster father of Jamie Lloyd and biological father of Rachel Carruthers.

Richie[edit]

Appears in Halloween (1978)

Richie (Mickey Yablans) is friends with Lonnie Elamb and also bullies Tommy Doyle.

Ron Barstow[edit]

Mentioned only in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Ron Barstow was the sheriff of Haddonfield, Illinois in 1963. On October 31, 1963 shortly after 10:00 P.M., he was called to the Myers residence in response to a homicide investigation regarding Judith Myers. At the residence, he overheard Edith Myers saying "He's come back" or "It's come back". Later on, Sheriff Ron Barstow asked Edith what she meant and was given the answer that a thing or something had once possessed her grandfather. With that answer, he then went to the town hall and researched Edith's family history through old newspaper clippings and records.

Fifteen years later, when Sheriff Leigh Brackett was talking to Dr. Loomis about Edith's grandfather, he said "It seems the man went berserk back in the eighteen-nineties. It was at a Grange dance, I think Ron said. He pulled a revolver from his belt and blasted a dancing couple. They hanged him." Sheriff Leigh Brackett also reveals that former Sheriff Barstow had said that the great grandfather's crime occurred on Halloween.

Ronnie White[edit]

Appears in: Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007)

Ronnie White is the abusive boyfriend of Deborah Myers and is particularly abusive towards her son, Michael Myers. He is played by William Forsythe. Ronnie is depicted as being a lazy, abusive drunk who spends most of his time arguing with the family. He is killed at the beginning of the film by a young Michael, who slits his throat using a large kitchen knife.

Ryan Nichols[edit]

Ryan Nichols appears in the comic book miniseries Halloween: Nightdance.

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Samantha Thomas[edit]

Appears in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Samantha Thomas (portrayed by Tamara Glynn) was best friends with Rachel Carruthers and Tina Williams. She was murdered on Halloween 1989 by Michael Myers after going to a Halloween party at a local farm, when he sliced her across the chest with a scythe.

Dr. Samuel Loomis[edit]

Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis appeared in five films in the series
Main article: Samuel Loomis

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), and Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasence) first appears in the 1978 film Halloween and is a psychiatrist. His patient is Michael Myers. He goes to Haddonfield, Illinois after Michael escapes from Smith's Grove Sanitarium. Once in Haddonfield, he goes to the local cemetery and discovers that Judith Myers's tombstone is missing, thus confirming his suspicion that Michael returned home. He later informs Sheriff Leigh Brackett about the danger that Michael poses for the residents of Haddonfield. Throughout the film, he searches for Michael and successfully finds him at the Doyle residence. There, Dr. Loomis shoots Michael, who is strangling Laurie Strode, which causes Michael to fall out a second floor window and onto the front lawn. But when Dr. Loomis peers out of the window, he discovers that Michael is gone. This character returns in Halloween II, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. In Rob Zombie's Halloween from 2007, a new incarnation of the character would be introduced, portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. This character appeared again in Halloween II from 2009 and was portrayed by the same actor from the 2007 film.

Dr. Loomis is a character in the Halloween novelization by Curtis Richards as well as in many of the Halloween comics.

Sara Moyer[edit]

Appears in: Halloween: Resurrection

Sara Moyer is the protagonist of Halloween: Resurrection. She is played by Bianca Kajlich. Sara and her friends sign up for a game show in which they must stay in the Myers House for a whole night. As the game show progresses, Michael returns home and kills many of Sara's friends. However, fortunately for Sara, her pen pal Myles Barton (Ryan Merriman) has contact with her inside the house through her PDA, guiding her through the house to safety. As the film progresses, Sara attempts to fight back using a chainsaw, but is unsuccessful, accidentally starting a fire inside the house. As she tries to escape, her leg is caught under a table with heavy wires on top of it, but she is eventually saved by Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes). They escape from the house, leaving Michael inside. By the end of the film, Sara and Freddie are still alive, being two of the few in the series to survive an attack by Michael and the sole survivors in Halloween: Resurrection. Unlike other protagonists, she has no relation to Michael.

Spitz[edit]

Appears in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Spitz (portrayed by Matthew Walker) is the friendly boyfriend of Samantha Thomas. On Halloween 1989, he attends a party at a local farm with his girlfriend and their friend Tina. He is later murdered by Michael Myers, who impales him with a rake while he is making love with his girlfriend inside a barn.

Stephen Lloyd[edit]

Appears in: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

The son of Jamie Lloyd. He is shown as a baby in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and is protected by Tommy Doyle after his mother is murdered. He is the result of an experiment by Dr. Terence Wynn who has been using Michael and female patients of the institution to genetically create evil in its purest form.

  • His maternal relatives include Laurie Strode (grandmother), Michael Myers (great-uncle), Judith Myers (great-aunt), John Tate (uncle) as well as both Mr. and Mrs. Myers (great grandparents).
  • In the Producer's Cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers it is shown that Michael had raped Jamie and that Stephen is indeed Michael's son and great nephew.
  • Some of the Halloween fan films and/or fanfiction include an adult Stephen as the main character.

Steve Haley[edit]

Appears in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007)

Steve Haley (Adam Weisman) was the boyfriend of Judith Myers in the 2007 reboot. He was murdered by Michael Myers after he had sex with Judith. His death was caused by a severe beating to the head with a baseball bat. He is notable for wearing the white mask which is later worn by Michael when he murders Judith and when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois years later.

Mrs. Strode[edit]

A character from the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards, later appearing on screen in Halloween II (1981)

Mrs. Strode is the adoptive mother of Laurie Strode. In the novel, it is neither indicated that Mrs. Strode is the adoptive mother nor biological mother of Laurie Strode (The sibling plot device that connects victim with attacker was not established until the sequel film and its subsequent novelization). In the novel, on October 31, 1978, Mrs. Strode converses with Laurie when she arrives home from school. It is immediately viewed by the reader that she is a loving, caring mother. In the film's original shooting script, there was a scene that was to briefly feature Mrs. Strode onscreen; Laurie's mother is busy making candied apples when Laurie arrives home from school and quickly informs her that Annie had just called. She then kindly suggests that Laurie call Annie back. This brief scene was to take place just before Laurie goes to her bedroom and soon after she sees the Shape in her backyard. No scene featuring Laurie's mother was ever shot. In the film Halloween II, it is revealed that Mrs. Strode is Laurie's adoptive mother. In one scene, when a hospitalized Laurie is dreaming about her childhood, she remembers asking her mother about her paternity. She inquires, "Why won't you tell me? Why won't you ever tell me anything?" Mrs. Strode firmly replies, "I told you; I'm not your mother." Later in the film, Marion Chambers divulges to Dr. Loomis that Laurie was born two years (1961) before her brother Michael was committed to Smith's Grove sanitarium (1963). Two years after, Laurie and Michael's parents died (1965) and Laurie was adopted by the Strodes. The official website for the Halloween films had a list of major Halloween saga characters in the late 1990s. On Laurie Strode's character history, it was revealed that Pamela Strode is the name of Laurie's adoptive mother. It also revealed that Pamela was a housewife whilst her husband Morgan Strode was the owner and operator for Strode Realty, a local real estate agency. In Halloween II, Haddonfield Memorial Hospital head nurse Virginia Alves tries getting in touch with Laurie's parents by telephone. She learns that the hospital's chief physician Dr. Frederick Mixter was present at the same Halloween party as Laurie's parents. By the time Laurie was admitted, it was uncertain if the Strodes had returned home, were still guests at the party, or were elsewhere that night. Later when Laurie senses that her tormentor is still in pursuit, she frees herself from her hospital room and soon after locates a vacant patient's room. In the extended version of this scene, Laurie is terrified by the feeling that her attacker may be getting closer and desperately tries calling her mother. When she cannot get a dial tone, while in a state of fear, she says to herself, "He won't die, Mama; he won't go away, Mama." In the Halloween sequel from 1981, Mrs. Strode is portrayed by Pamela McMyler.

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Dr. Terence Wynn[edit]

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Nurse Wynn appears in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007). He is the secondary antagonist of the sixth movie, and by extension, the series.

Dr. Terence Wynn a.k.a. The Man in Black is portrayed by Robert Phalen in Halloween, Don Shanks in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Mitchell Ryan in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and as Nurse Wynn by Sybil Danning in Rob Zombie's Halloween.

Despite being the administrator of Smith's Grove - Warren County Sanitarium, Dr. Wynn only makes a short appearance in the first Halloween film. In it, he is seen walking with Dr. Loomis towards his car. During the scene, Dr. Loomis expresses his anger that Michael Myers was able to escape from the facility the previous night. Dr. Wynn says that Michael could not have gotten far because he could not drive. Dr. Loomis says ironically "He was doing very well last night! Maybe, someone around here gave him lessons." This exchange gains additional meaning after the revelation in the sixth film that Dr. Wynn had been watching over Michael since his incarceration, and is probably he who taught Michael how to drive.

Although it was unknown at the time, Dr. Wynn made his next appearance in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The film features a mysterious "Man in Black" arriving in Haddonfield, who has a tattoo identical to one which Michael has. In the climax of the film, the Man in Black, in his role as Michael's guardian, kills everyone at the Haddonfield police station with a machine gun and afterwards abducts Michael from the police station and eventually Jamie herself who was also there. This film did not reveal the Man in Black's identity to the audience, and at the time the film went into production, the writers themselves had not decided who the Man in Black actually was.

In the sixth film, it is revealed that the Man in Black is Dr. Wynn, and that he is the head of a cult which supposedly cursed Michael into killing his whole family, therefore explaining the reason for his constant pursuit of his sister and later his niece. In the end, Wynn turns out to have been secretly using Michael's DNA to create the curse of Thorn in its purest form that he believed manifested in Michael's genes. After failing in DNA and in-vitro fertilization experiments, tested on the female patients of Smith's Grove Sanitarium (and leading to stillborn fetuses), the experiment became a success when tested on now 15 year old Jamie Lloyd, who gives birth to a live baby. In the Theatrical Cut, Michael kills him in an operating room along with 9 other doctors from Smiths Grove.

In the Producer's Cut of the sixth film however, Dr. Wynn and his staff follow their cult aspect more closely and planned on making Jamie's baby Michael's final sacrifice during a ritual. Tommy Doyle however interrupts the ritual and soon paralyzes Michael with rune stones, releasing him of his curse. Later, Dr. Loomis approaches the person he thinks is Michael Myers relieved that it was now all over but to Loomis' surprise, Michael has switched clothes with Wynn and left him lying there while he makes his escape into the night. Loomis takes the mask off Wynn, and a dying Wynn grabs Loomis' arm, telling him, "It's your game now, Dr. Loomis." Loomis then looks at his wrist and sees that the Thorn tattoo is now on his arm, symbolizing his new role as the leader of the Thorn Cult. Dr. Wynn is not featured in the subsequent films, which ignore the previous three films, thereby eliminating the Wynn/Thorn plotline.

In the reboot of the franchise, Wynn also appears briefly, but is a female nurse, not a male doctor. In the film, she is asked to watch a young Michael Myers while Dr. Loomis walks Mrs. Myers to her car. Nurse Wynn teases Michael and is killed when he pulls a fork from his food tray and stabs her in the neck.

Wynn makes a cameo appearance in the comic Halloween III: The Devil's Eyes, the final issue of Chaos! Comics' Halloween miniseries, which attempts to bridge Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. In the comic, Wynn is shown running Smith's Grove, where Tommy Doyle is being held, framed for the murders of Richie Castle and Sheriff Leigh Brackett. Wynn believes that Tommy has outlived his usefulness, and he and an orderly at the institute prepare to kill him and make the murder appear as a suicide. As Wynn and his colleague close in on Tommy in his cell, preparing to sedate him, Tommy fights back and beats the orderly unconscious, knocks Wynn aside and escapes. Wynn later kills the orderly, frames Tommy for the crime and appears at the end of the comic, visiting Laurie Strode, who has gone insane, in Smith's Grove.[6]

Terrence Gummell[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Terrence Gummell (John Zenda) was a federal marshal sent to return Samuel Loomis to Smith's Grove Sanitarium after word of the murders became public. Loomis nearly shot him and told him to turn his car around and to head to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital upon finding out that Laurie Strode was Michael's sister. Later, he was leaning over Michael's body, whom Loomis had shot, when Michael jumped up and slit the lawman's throat with a scalpel.

Tina Williams[edit]

Appears in: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Tina Williams (Wendy Kaplan) is the best friend of Rachel Carruthers and Samantha Thomas in Halloween 5. Her boyfriend is Mike Gonland. When Jamie Lloyd tells her about the vision she had of Michael Myers, Tina dismisses it and goes to a Halloween party at a farm with Samantha and her boyfriend Spitz. While at the party she is bothered about Mike not arriving and unaware that he has been murdered by Michael. She then goes to the barn, while Jamie and her young friend Billy Hill arrive at the farm, worried about Tina. After finding Samantha and Spitz murdered in the barn and seeing Michael, Tina runs outside to seek help, only to find the police officers sent to protect her already dead. Michael begins to chase Jamie, Billy and Tina in the car he stole from Mike, until they go into the woods and he crashes. However, he emerges from the wreckage and continues to pursue them. Tina is eventually stabbed to death, sacrificing herself to allow Jamie to escape.

Tommy Doyle[edit]

The adult Tommy Doyle was portrayed by Paul Rudd

Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), as well as in the novel Halloween (1979) by Curtis Richards

Tommy Doyle is a recurring character in the Halloween series. In the original Halloween, Doyle is an eight-year-old boy being babysat by Laurie Strode alongside Lindsey Wallace. He is played by Brian Andrews. Tommy is afraid of the bogeyman and constantly asks questions about him to Laurie, who claims he does not exist. When he sees Michael Myers across the street at the Wallace house, Tommy believes it is the bogeyman, but Laurie dismisses his concerns. When Laurie eventually goes over to the Wallace house to check on Annie and Lynda, she is attacked by Michael. She runs back to the Doyle house, screaming at Tommy to wake up and unlock the door, and he does so. Laurie eventually sends him and Lindsey to find help, and their screams alert Dr. Loomis to Michael's location.[1] Halloween II briefly features Tommy in footage from the first film,[2] but the character does not reappear fully until the sixth film.

Tommy Doyle appears as a teenager in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers hanging out with Brady at the convenience store. He was portrayed by Danny Ray.

In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, a 25-year-old Tommy (Paul Rudd) is a reclusive individual who is obsessed with Michael. Tommy theorizes that Michael's obsession with killing his family members stems from the Curse of Thorn, and vows to protect Jamie Lloyd's baby, the latest in the Myers bloodline. His search leads him to the Smith's Grove Sanitarium, where he and Dr. Loomis uncover the supposed "Cult of Thorn". Tommy battles Michael, beating him with a pipe, and escapes with baby Stephen along with Kara and Danny Strode.[13]

Tommy is played by Skyler Gisondo in the 2007 reboot, where the character has a similar role to the one he has in the original.[3]

Tommy also appears in the Chaos! Comics one-shot Halloween, in which he is the protagonist. The comic follows on from The Curse of Michael Myers, and sees Tommy vowing to kill Michael once and for all after receiving the journals of Dr. Loomis. The sequel, Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes, sees him team up with Sheriff Brackett to battle Michael and the Cult of Thorn. In the conclusion, Halloween III: The Devil's Eyes, Tommy escapes Smith's Grove after being blamed for Michael's killings, and finds Lindsey Wallace, who is now a reporter in Chicago. Together, they go through the journals of Dr. Loomis and find out more about the history of the Myers family. Michael eventually attacks Tommy and Lindsey, but they fight back and remove his mask to reveal Laurie Strode. Laurie, having gone insane following the events of Halloween H20, murders Tommy with a shard of glass before being committed to Smith's Grove herself.[14] A different version of Tommy appears in the comic book Halloween: 30 Years of Terror, which ignores The Curse of Michael Myers and any related stories. It depicts Tommy as a comic book artist, working on a series of comics featuring Michael Myers, Jamie Lloyd, and Thorn.[7]

Daniel Farrands, writer of The Curse of Michael Myers, compares Tommy's arc in that film to Laurie Strode's in Halloween H20: that of a traumatized victim who must stop running and face their worst fear. He claims that this was supposed to be more obvious, with flashbacks to the original film, but the development of the film resulted in many of those scenes being lost. Farrands says that he brought Tommy back as a way of bridging the gap between the sequels and the first film. His intent was for Tommy to be the successor to Dr. Loomis, to act as a "voice of sanity...a kind of modern Van Helsing, the fearless Michael hunter!", a role he believed was missing from H20 and Resurrection.[15]

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Virginia Alves[edit]

Appears in Halloween II (1981)

Mrs. Virginia Alves (Gloria Gifford) is the head nurse at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. She dies when Michael Myers hooks her up to a device that slowly drains her blood.

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Will Brennan[edit]

Appeared in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Will Brennan (Adam Arkin) is Hillcrest Academy High School's guidance counselor and the boyfriend of headmistress Keri Tate - also known as Laurie Strode. Laurie reveals her true identity to Will, however, when Michael comes to Hillcrest in search of his sister, Will is murdered in front of Laurie while attempting to protect her.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Zombie, Rob (Writer/Director) (2007). Halloween (DVD). United States: Dimension Films. 
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  7. ^ a b Stephen Hutchinson (w), Daniel Zezelj, Jim Daly, Brett Weldele, Jeffrey Zornow, Lee Ferguson, Tim Seeley (p), Nick Bell, Rob Buffalo, Jeffrey Zornow, Elizabeth John (i). Halloween: 30 Years of Terror (August 2007), Devil's Due Publishing
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  11. ^ Stefan Hutchinson (w), Jeff Zornow (p). Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode 1-2 (2008), Devil's Due Publishing
  12. ^ Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers commentary featuring Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell
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