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->'''Played By''': Quinn Lord

A strange young trick-or-treater wearing a flour sack mask and orange pyjamas, Sam appears throughout the film [[ChekhovsGunman without much purpose.]] He originally appeared in Michael Dougherty's short "Seasons Greetings". However, it becomes clear there's more to Sam than there appears. He is revealed to be the Spirit of Halloween, laying the law down on those who break the rules of Halloween (wear a costume, give out candy, never extinguish a jack o'lantern before midnight) with killing intent and revealed to be an ImprobableWeaponUser and a KillerRabbit. His fight with Mr. Kreeg reveals him to be a pumpkin-headed demon of sorts, hence why he wears the mask.

* AllHallowsEve: What he exists for.
* AwesomeBackpack: Sam carries a sack around with him which contains candy and weapons.
* AntiHero: He's not a villain, but if you disrespect Halloween, you do so at your own peril.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sam appears to be a regular innocent trick-or-treater. Guess again.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Sam attacks those who break the rules of Halloween and peacefully interacts with those who obey them. [[spoiler: He even spares Kreeg for following the rule he broke.]]
* CeilingCling: This proves that Sam's [[spoiler: not human.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Appears in very minor roles throughout the segments, but eventually is revealed to be [[spoiler:the spirit of Halloween itself]].
%%* CoolMask
* CreepyChild: Much shorter than any of the adult characters (and some of the kids, for that matter), he presents himself as a young trick-or-treater in a very, very creepy mask.
* CuteAndPsycho: There is something infantile and childish about the way he behaves (whilst not killing people, anyway)
* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Steven, Rhonda and Mr. Kreeg to an extent share this trope with him, Steven and Mr. Kreeg giving him candy whilst Rhonda pretty much worships Samhain (the original form of Halloween). [[spoiler: He also observes the werewolves' surprise party.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: The [=FEARnet=] "Back to School" video has Sam [[spoiler: kill a group of kids who bullied him at the bus stop]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: Over ten years before the film in the short film Season's Greetings.
* EldritchAbomination: ''Days of the Dead" takes him into this territory.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite not talking and generally causing several deaths in the movie, he will leave people alone if they follow Halloween tradition and did look a bit setback in The School Bus Massacre Revisited in comparison to Surprise Party.
%%* FingerlessGloves
%%* FluffyTheTerrible
* GigglingVillain: Only ever giggles or screams, in fact.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is present in all segments, but only has an active role in one. Helps that he is the spirit of Halloween, so he's not technically a villain and more of a neutral entity that only attacks certain people for certain reasons.
%%* ImplacableMan: He gives
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Sam carries a sack of candy with him...which he uses as weapons. He [[spoiler: attacks Kreeg]] with a razor blade in a chocolate bar, and then turns a lollipop into bladed weapon which he uses to [[spoiler: kill Emma.]]
* IronicNurseryTune: ''"Give me something good to eat..."''
* KickTheDog: Literally. It's implied he harms Mr. Kreeg's attack dog.
* KidsAreCruel: But only if people break or ignore the rules of Halloween.
* KillerRabbit: Actually played for laughs in an Easter trailer promoting [=FEARnet=]'s future 24 hour marathon of the film.
* [[LittleMissAlmighty Little Mister Almighty]]: The AnthropomorphicPersonification of Halloween is a young trick-or-treater who (in the [=FEARnet=] promos) still goes to school.
* MeaningfulName: Sam is actually short for "Samhain", the Celtic god of death and harvest, and the original form of Halloween. Even more meaningful when he [[spoiler: ''is'' the spirit of Halloween.]]
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: "Innocent" as in those who obey the rules of Halloween.
* NightmareFace: Sam's face is really [[spoiler:a skull-like pumpkin head.]]
* NighInvulnerable: He can survive [[spoiler: having a bullet blown through his head.]]
* PetTheDog: In some of the [=FEARnet=] promos but especially the Father's Day and Winter short.
** He also gives Rhonda some non-verbal approval at the end of The School Bus Massacre Revisited.
%%* PsychicPowers
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Sam decorates Mr. Kreeg's bedroom with a flaming pumpkin, and blood written across the walls and ceilings of the IronicNurseryTune.
* ScaryScarecrows: He's dressed like one.
* ScaryStitches: His mask.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's a pumpkin-headed serial killer-like spirit of Halloween.]]
* TheSpeechless: Sam doesn't say a word aside from giggling and screaming.
* ToThePain: If someone breaks the rules of Halloween.


[[folder:Main Characters in "The Principal"]]

!!Principal Steven Wilkins
->'''Played By''': Creator/DylanBaker

A seemingly innocent school principal who loves Halloween, Steven Wilkins actually ''hates'' those who disrespect the customs of Halloween and kills those who break the rules. He has a son, Billy, who appears to be molding into his DaddysLittleVillain. He later moonlights as a vampire-like man wearing a hooded cloak, and stalks Laurie. Unfortunately, this doesn't go well when Laurie is revealed to be a werewolf wanting her first kill, and Steven is the unlucky victim.

* AffablyEvil: In his everyday Principal guise.
* AssholeVictim: He's a SerialKiller and implied rapist that gets offed by the girl he attempted to attack. It's ''very'' satisfying to watch.
* BuriedAlive: He buries dead kids in his back yard, and a few who are still alive.
* ChekhovsGun: The chocolate bar Steven gives Sam is later used to fight Mr. Kreeg.
* DeadlyPrank: Steven poisons Charlie and acts like it was meant to be a Halloween trick.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Scolds his son for using the word 'asshole'.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears glasses and is a horrible person.
* HateSink: He's the closest thing the movie has to a BigBad.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: He gets killed breaking the same rule as Charlie: forgetting [[RazorApples things aren't always]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent as they seem.]]]]
* IronicEcho: Mr. Kreeg says "Screw you!" to Steven when he wishes him happy Halloween. Steven uses this on Mr. Kreeg later, unaware he is being attacked by Sam.
** Steven also says to Laurie "My my, what big eyes you have" while he's attacking her. [[spoiler: She says those exact words back to him before she eats him.]]
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: When he [[spoiler:becomes the vampire stalker]].
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Steven can be seen [[spoiler: following Laurie around the celebrations for most of the film.]]
* SadistTeacher: Only to those kids who mistreat Halloween. Charlie gets the worst of his wrath.
* SerialKiller: He's murdered multiple children and probably several women.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: This is Dylan Baker's specialty, really.
* VampireBitesSuck: Steven does it for sheer fun.
* VillainProtagonist: The scene of him trying to hide the fact that he's burying kids in his backyard feels like a wacky sitcom moment.

!!Billy Wilkins
->'''Played By''': Connor Christopher Levins

Billy is Steven's loud, but beloved child who loves spending time with his father, particularly on Halloween. He is very enthusiastic about carving the jack o'lantern, actually Charlie's severed head. He also considers [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Charlie Brown]] to be an asshole.

* CheerfulChild: Despite being a [[spoiler: lunatic.]]
%%* CreepyChild
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: [[spoiler: He really enjoys carving "pumpkins" with his dad.]]
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Surprisingly played straight, as Steven really does love him and the threatening comments were just talk.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Played on when Billy is ''dressed'' as his father at the end of the film.
* MissingMom: It's implied that his father killed her.
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Steven looks like he is going to kill Billy after being annoyed by him, but actually takes the first stab at Charlie's head.]]

->'''Played By''': Brett Kelly

A FatBastard kid who uses Halloween to cause mischief and steal candy, even though he's diabetic. His attempt to steal candy from Steven's porch results in Steven poisoning him. His head is then removed and used as a jack o'lantern.

%%* AssholeVictim
* TheBully: He's so hated that Sam flips him off in a deleted scene.
%%* FatBastard
%%* OffWithHisHead
* VomitIndiscretionShot: A combo of blood and chocolate is shot down Steven's front porch by Charlie.


[[folder:Main Characters in "The School Bus Massacre Revisited"]]

->'''Played By''': Britt [=McKillip=]

* AlphaBitch
%%* AssholeVictim
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's literally dressed like an angel.
%%* TheBully
* DeadlyPrank: Her prank on [[spoiler: Rhonda]] works too well, causing everyone to briefly worry they may have accidentally killed her.
* LackOfEmpathy: She has no remorse for her cruel prank on Rhonda like Schrader does, or even unease like Sara and Chip do. She is completely cold-hearted.
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* KidsAreCruel

->'''Played By''': Jean-Luc Bilodeau

%%* AssholeVictim
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Gets killed immediately after feeling bad for his part in the prank that hurt Rhonda.]]
* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: His costume.
%%* DeadlyPrank
* HoneyTrap: A mild, tween version.
%%* KarmicDeath
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He's the only one to genuinely feel bad for what he and his friends did to [[spoiler: Rhonda]]. He even stays with her for a while to comfort her, though Sara and Chip look uncomfortable as well. It's not enough to save him though.
* NiceGuy: Friendly to Rhonda and seems to genuinely like her, [[spoiler: but ultimately, not nice enough.]]

->'''Played By''': Isabelle Deluce

%%* AssholeVictim
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: She wears her braces headgear.
%%* DeadlyPrank
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* KidsAreCruel
* TheGrays: Her costume.

->'''Played By''': Alberto Ghisi

%%* AssholeVictim
%%* DeadlyPrank
%%* DirtyCoward
%%* KarmicDeath
%%* KidsAreCruel
* {{Pirate}}: His Halloween costume is that of a stereotypical pirate.
* SmarterThanYouLook: It is subtly implied that he has caught onto Steven Wilkins' murder, judging by his unsettlement towards him. However Chip is still the youngest and most naive of the bullies.

->'''Played By''': Samm Todd

* AmbiguousDisorder: Implied to be Asperger's.
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Leaves her tormentors to the school bus kids.]]
%%* BlindWithoutEm
* TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight: Her interest in Halloween lore and superstitions probably saved her life.
* CuteWitch: Her costume.
* DeadlyPrank: She's the target, although it's subverted since she just hit her head against a rock. She survives. [[spoiler:The only one of the children to, in fact.]]
* IdiotSavant: What the other kids call her, although they don't really have any idea what's "wrong" with her.

!!The School Bus Kids

Eight disturbed children who were sent to their watery deaths thirty years ago. They are brought back from the dead by Sam to exact their GhostlyGoals on Halloween.

* AbusiveParents: Their parents ''paid'' [[spoiler: Mr. Kreeg]] to drown their children so they could be free of their burdens.
* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to [[spoiler: Macy kicking a jack o'lantern into the lake the bus fell into.]]
* BuryYourDisabled
* BusFullOfInnocents
* ChildrenAreInnocent: They were before they died.
* CreepyChild: There are eight undead kids, and all are wearing their Halloween costumes and desiring revenge on their tormentor.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:After 30 years, they return to exact revenge on their killer.]]
* GhostlyGoals: To get revenge on those who wronged them, and those who torment other kids who are "different".
* IdiotSavant: Implied in the case of at least one of them, who is heard reciting pi in a flashback.
%%* TheUndead
%%* UndeadChild
* PreMortemOneLiner: Before they [[spoiler:kill Mr. Kreeg]].
-->''"Trick or treat."''
* WeHelpTheHelpless: A possible interpretation for their [[spoiler: murder of Rhonda's tormentors.]]


[[folder:Main Characters in "Surprise Party"]]

->'''Played By''': Creator/AnnaPaquin

[[FinalGirl A young, pretty girl]] Laurie wishes to spend this Halloween trying to have her "first time". She's accompanied by her older sister Danielle, and two other friends, who are all going to a party together. She spends much of the film wandering around dressed as Literature/LittleRedRidingHood until she attacked by a vampire, actually Steven. However, she turns the tables on him and reveals she is in fact a werewolf and her first time is actually killing and eating a man.

* BewareTheQuietOnes: She's a shy, introverted girl who's also a werewolf.
* {{Fanservice}}: Anna Paquin dressed as a nursery rhyme character is likely to attract some people...until the FanDisservice that occurs later in the film.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: She dresses as Little Red Riding Hood in the film.
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* TheReveal: Probably the most surprising of the film.
* ShoutOut: Her name may be a nod to ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'''s FinalGirl Laurie Strode.
%%* VillainProtagonist

->'''Played By''': Lauren Lee Smith

* BigSisterInstinct: She's concerned for Laurie's safety, and is ''furious'' when she finds out Wilkins tried to attack her.
* Disney/{{Cinderella}}: Her costume is a dead ringer for the Disney animated classic, right down to her hairstyle.
* CoolBigSis: She's close to Laurie and tries to look out for her.
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
%%* TheReveal
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: The gang of girlfriends [[spoiler: lure men]] into the forest and then [[spoiler: eat them after stripping off their clothes and skin!]]

->'''Played By''': Rochelle Aytes

%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
%%* TheReveal
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: The gang of girlfriends [[spoiler: lure men]] into the forest and then [[spoiler: eat them after stripping off their clothes and skin!]]
* Snow White: Again, her costume is a duplicate of the Disney animated classic version.

->'''Played By''': Moneca Delain

* LittleBoPeep: Her costume.
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
%%* TheReveal
%%* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction


[[folder:Main Characters in "Meet Sam"]]

!!Mr. Kreeg
->'''Played By''': Creator/BrianCox

Steven's neighbour, an aging {{Jerkass}} recluse with a DarkAndTroubledPast. He has an AngryGuardDog named Spite (seriously), and arms himself with a shotgun if there's trouble. In the film, Mr. Kreeg hates Halloween and gets an unwelcome visit from Sam, resulting into a HopelessBossFight with the supernatural child. It is revealed that he is the bus driver who planned on driving eight insane children to their deaths thirty or so years ago, being the only survivor after the school bus the kids were on was accidentally driven into a lake by one of the scared children. Mr. Kreeg survives his encounter with Sam, but is later visited by the undead bus children who kill him.

* AngryGuardDog: He has a small dog named Spite.
* AssholeVictim: He accepted a bribe to murder eight children. Years later, those children murder ''him''. Yeah, he had it coming.
* BadassGrandpa: He puts up a good fight against Sam, despite falling down a flight of stairs, and getting glass stuck in his hands.
* ChekhovsGun: The chocolate bar Mr. Kreeg puts down before Sam arrives saves his life.
** A more literal example is his early reference to owning a shotgun. Of course, the shotgun later is used to fight Sam.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The reason why he is a shut-in and hates Halloween.
* TheDriver: [[spoiler: Of the bus kids.]]
%%* {{Hikikomori}}
%%* HopelessBossFight
* {{Jerkass}}: He is ''not'' a nice man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:After surviving his encounter with Sam, he ends up getting a new appreciation for the Halloween and begins following its rules... only for the the victims of the school bus incident that he drove to arrive on his front doorstep and tear him to pieces later on that night.]]
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: "I've got an NRA membership in my pocket, and a shotgun over the fireplace!"
%%* VillainProtagonist


[[folder:Other Characters]]

!!Emma and Henry
->'''Played By''': Leslie Bibb & Tahmoh Penikett

A loving couple who have an unpleasant Halloween with their various run-ins with the other characters, plus Emma wearing a bulky robot costume. Returning home, Henry runs inside to watch a sex tape whilst Emma clears up the Halloween decorations before midnight, resulting in Sam paying her a visit and killing her by slashing her throat with a broken lollipop.

* ContinuityCameo: Emma and Henry appear throughout the film, often helping to establish continuity in the AnachronicOrder.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Since Emma is chronologically the last person to die in the film, Sam is so annoyed at this point with rulebreakers that he slashes her throat and then cuts her body up and hangs it on display about the garden.
* DeadStarWalking: Emma dies [[spoiler: before the opening credits]], although chronologically she's the last casualty of the night.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Especially compared to the other characters, Emma's only crime appears to be that she tried to put away the decorations too early. She just had the misfortune of doing so in front of Sam after Sam was already having a rather stressful night.
* LazyHusband: Apparently he sleeps for half the day, plays video games for the other, and likes watching sex tapes.
* RobotGirl: Invoked, but she's only wearing a costume.

!!Shadow Man

A mysterious man shrouded in darkness who stalks Sam in the short Season's Greetings. He follows Sam into an alley way, and appears to beat him up. That is until Sam emerges carrying the man in his sack. Does not appear in the film proper, but is featured in the ''Season's Greetings'' short.

* FateWorseThanDeath: Now that Sam's got his hands on him.