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Judith Myers

Michael's deceased older sister and his very first victim.

Played by: Sandy Johnson (the original film)

  • Cain and Abel: She's the Abel to Michael's Cain.
  • Flat Character: Her only interaction with a named character is her (understandably) yelling at Michael when he walks in on her topless, before he kills her. Beyond that, very little of her personality is shown.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was only wearing panties when Michael killed her.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death opens the first film. Afterwards, Michael is sent to Smith's Grove Sanitarium until he escapes 15 years later.
  • Sex Signals Death: She is killed just after getting it off with her boyfriend and is still half-nude when Michael kills her.

Steven Lloyd

Jamie's Baby and the target of Michael's and the Cult of Thorn in the sixth movie.

John Tate

"If you want to stay handcuffed to your dead brother, that's fine. But you're not dragging me along. Not anymore."

Laurie's son in H20. He is the only one who knew her true identity and is a student in the school she's running. He believes his uncle is dead and gets tired of his mother's paranoia and pretends to go on a school trip when he throws a Halloween party that gets Michael's attention.

Played by: Josh Hartnett

  • Brutal Honesty: At one point he is forced to put his foot down about his mother's paranoia.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He grew up knowing the truth of Michael Myers, and living with his mothers fear.
  • Deadpan Snarker: John definitely takes after his mother in terms of sarcasm. Laurie even lampshades it herself.
    John: "It just occurred to me today that I've never celebrated Halloween before."
    Molly: "And why's that?"
    John: "Oh, we've got a psychotic serial killer in the family who loves to butcher people on Halloween, and I just thought it in bad taste to celebrate."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While he survived H20, John is completely absent from Resurrection.

Other Characters

Introduced in the 1978 film

    The Man in Black 

The Man in Black/(Dr. Terrence Wynn)

"We've given him the power, the gift of thorn. I am its deliverer, I follow it, act as its guardian! I protect Michael, watch over him. And... now it's time for another. Now it's time for you, Dr. Loomis."

A mysterious man who is seen throughout the fifth film and in the end busts Michael out of jail. He is later revealed to be the leader of the cult of Thorn, which turned Michael into the killer he is now in order to sacrifice his entire familynote . His real identity is that of Dr. Terrence Wynn, ex-coworker of Dr. Loomis at Smith's Grove.

Played by: Robert Phalen (first film), Don Shanks (5) and Mitch Ryan (The Curse)

  • Adaptational Villainy: Mixes this with Adaptational Heroism. Depending on what cut of the sixth movie, Wynn is either a sincere believer of the Thorn curse and cult (Producers Cut) or arrogant prick with malicious intent like Michael who doesn't even believe in the cult he's supposedly leads.
  • Big Bad: Leader of the cult of Thorn and makes Michael The Dragon during The Curse.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: As it so happens, Michael doesn't appreciate being Wynn's pawn, and turns on the cult, reclaiming his position as Big Bad.
  • Cop Killer: Slaughters the Haddonfield police force in 5 to free Michael.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: He was a minor character in the first film.
  • Enigmatic Minion: In 5. Nobody, not even the writers knew who he was.
  • Evil Mentor: To Michael, having helped groom Michael into who he is today. He also may have taught him how to drive.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When providing "voices" to those chosen for the sacrificial task.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts politely, even though he made Michael what he is.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Wynn was an unnamed extra in the first film, and became the Big Bad of the sixth film.
  • Gender Flip: Was made a female nurse in the remake, and killed by Michael while he was at Smith's Grove several years before he escaped.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He is seen smoking in 5.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: By making Michael what he is, Wynn is responsible for almost everything that happens in the films, but only has a leading role in the sixth.
  • Hate Sink: Particularly in 6's theatrical cut, Wynn is a cold, arrogant and horrifically amoral scientist who impregnated multiple innocent women, including Jamie, with Michael's cells for his sick experiments in controlling evil. It's even implied he made Michael into the monster he is now. What's more, he doesn't even believe in his own cult's teachings and is just a power-hungry asshole trying to exploit the Shape's bloodlust for himself. While Michael Myers and the Silver Shamrock organization can be compelling and entertaining in their mysterious evil, Dr. Wynn and his cult are just a group of repulsive wannabes who aren't missed when Michael does away with them.
  • Kick the Dog: When he makes his first appearance in 5, he kicks a small dog while stepping off a bus.
  • Killed Offscreen: Unlike the Producer's Cut of The Curse, where he dies onscreen, the theatrical cut of the film has him die offscreen near the end when Michael massacres the Cult of Thorn.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He leads the Cult of the Thorn that empowered Michael. He was the one who mentored Michael, helped him escape in 1978 and directly aides Michael throughout the fifth movie as a secret partner, freeing him from police custody at the end of the film.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: A psychologist who turns out to rival Michael in terms of evil.
  • Psycho Psychologist: He is a psychologist who is much of a lunatic as Michael.
  • Silent Antagonist: In 5, he never says a word. He's much more talkative in his other appearances.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Conal Cochran, since he's the aging, enigmatic leader of a mysterious cult-like organization who controls dark forces and initiates mass sacrifice on Halloween. Although as Michael himself demonstrates, he isn't nearly as competent.
  • Uncertain Doom: Towards the climax of the sixth movie, when Michael goes after the cultists, Wynn is in the room when the massacre commences, but his own fate is never elaborated on. According to the script Wynn was decapitated by Michael, but they removed that scene from the final movie because there were plans to have him return in the seventh. However the seventh film would ignore the previous sequels, so Wynn's return never happens. However in the non canon Chaos Comics, that tie the 4-6 movies to H20 Wynn is shown to be still alive.

    Dr. Marion Chambers 

Dr. Marion Chambers

"Your compassion's overwhelming, doctor."

One of Loomis's colleagues, who was there when Michael broke out of Smiths Grove Sanitarium. She is the one who reveals to Loomis that Laurie is Michael's sister. In H20, she is killed by Michael in the introduction.

Played by: Nancy Stephens

  • Adaptational Badass: In Halloween Kills, she Took a Level in Badass and arms herself with a handgun and while she is killed by Michael like in H20, she at least went with some dignity as she goes down fighting.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her few moments where she'll throw in a sarcastic remark, usually in response to Loomis's more... eccentric behavior. This is especially present in the tie-in comic, Repetition Compulsion.
    Marion: (in response to Loomis brandishing his revolver.) "Could you at least be discrete with that thing?"
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: She reappears in Halloween Kills and is still killed by Michael, just not with a Slashed Throat this time and instead went out with some dignity as she goes down fighting before getting stabbed to death by him unlike in H20 where she dies crying for help.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: A good example; She's a chainsmoker who lights up a lot.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: To Loomis in the H20 continuity . She's his closest friend, helps him during his fruitless pursuits of Michael, and stays with him in his ailing years.
  • Slashed Throat: How she's killed by Michael in the opening of H20.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite making short appearances in all but the second film, something important happens almost every instance Marion is on screen. Michael stealing her car at the start of the first film allows him to drive back to Haddonfield, she's the one who reveals the sibling relationship between Michael and Laurie in II, and her files are the last thing Michael targets before heading for Laurie in H20.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Twice. Killed by Michael in the opening of H20 and later in Kills.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Halloween Kills, she arms herself with a pistol and suffers a Dying Moment of Awesome as she went down fighting in contrast to her Undignified Death in H20.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears in the 4-6 continuity and 2018 installment. However, she does reappears in H20 and is featured in comics set in the same universe. She's also slated to return in Halloween Kills.

    Sheriff Leigh Brackett 

Sheriff Leigh Brackett

"Doctor, do you know what Haddonfield is? Families, children, all lined up in rows up and down these streets. You're telling me they're lined up for a slaughterhouse?"

The sheriff of Haddonfield. Loomis goes to him to warn him about Michael. He is a skeptic on Michael being pure evil, but later his daughter is killed by Michael. He blames Loomis for her death and later retires.

Played by: Charles Cyphers (original film, second film, Halloween Kills)

  • Irrational Hatred: He blames Loomis for Michael getting out and killing Annie, despite it being completely not his fault. It's worse in the comic Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, where he acts antagonistic towards Loomis and treats him as if he killed those people himself; at one point he nearly attacks Loomis when he mentions Annie. Thankfully, he's implied to have out grown this trope, as he is later depicted asking Marion Chambers to sent his regards when Loomis is dying.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter is among those slain by Michael in the first film.
  • Police Are Useless: Downplayed. Brackett's not incompetent, but he is a typical small-town sheriff not really used to dealing with anything worse than vandalism and teenage mischief. A serial killer like Michael is completely beyond his ken, though to his credit he's at least willing to listen to Loomis and try to stop Michael.
  • Put on a Bus: He retired to Florida between Halloween II and The Return of Michael Myers with presumably a similar situation happening in the other two timelines. Considering what happened in the first two films, you can't exactly blame him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He takes Loomis more seriously than most others do.
    • Averted in the Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, where he's adamant about Michael being dead and refuses to listen to Loomis, (mis)blaming him for Annie's death.
  • Shout-Out: Shares a name with a renowned Science Fiction author and screenwriter.
  • The Skeptic: He doubts Loomis' claims that Michael is truly pure evil.
  • Sole Survivor: In the unrated edition of the second Rob Zombie film, Brackett is the only main character still alive, since Laurie is killed in that version.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode towards Loomis.

    Annie Brackett 

Annie Brackett

One of Laurie Strode's best friends and the daughter of Sheriff Brackett. She was supposed to babysit Lindsey Wallace on the night of Michael's original murder spree.

Played by: Nancy Kyes (1978 film and 1981 sequel)

  • Ascended Extra: The Zombieverse makes her a much more important character than the original film.
  • The Cameo: Her corpse prominently appears in the second film when the authorities retrieve the corpses of Michael's victims.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Downplayed, but Annie, as the Sheriff's daughter, smokes pot and plans to abandon her babysitter duties for sex.
  • Danger Takes A Back Seat: In the original film, Michael slits her throat from behind in her car.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a very dry wit, which manifests when she makes fun of Michael as he stalks the girls.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as Lynda, but present in the original film when she has a Sexy Shirt Switch. More so in the Zombieverse where she has a sex scene with her boyfriend in the first film that gets interrupted by Michael.
  • Slashed Throat: In the original film, Michael lures her into her car to slit her throat from behind the driver's seat.
  • Sex Signals Death: She's killed on her way to have sex with her boyfriend in the original film. Double Subverted in the Zombieverse, where she survives Michael's rampage in the first film, only to die in the following one.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She survives the first entry in the Zombieverse, in contrast to famously being the first of Laurie's friends to die in the original. Even if she dies in the second film, she is well ahead of her original counterpart by outliving her for two years.
  • Stoners Are Funny: Has some comedic moments while high on marijuana in the original film.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She dies in the second Zombieverse film at Michael's hands, but still well outlives her original counterpart.
  • White Shirt of Death: In the original film, she was wearing a white dress shirt when Michael kills her.

    Lynda Van Der Klok 

Lynda Van Der Klok

One of Laurie Strode's best friends who has a boyfriend named Bob and a cheerleader. Has something of a vapid and hedonistic personality.

Played by: P.J. Soles (1978 film)

  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the Rob Zombie film, she is more of an Alpha Bitch in contrast to the vapid Valley Girl from the original, with it likely that Laurie and Annie are morality pets to her.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She's wearing an open bathrobe when Michael kills her in the 1978 film, but the 2007 remake inverts this by having her completely naked when this happens.
  • Asshole Victim: In the Rob Zombie film, where she is significantly cruder and more egotistical than the air headed original character.
  • Book Dumb: She regularly forgets her books for school.
  • CatchPhrase: Has a tendency to say "totally" in the original film.
  • Composite Character: The 2007 version takes Annie's place as the first of the three girls to die and whose body is splayed out in front of Judith Myers' gravestone.
  • Dumb Blonde: She is shown to be very ditzy as she says she forgets her books for school.
    Lynda: So, who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and... well, who needs books anyway? I don't need books. I always forget all my books. I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not... Hey, isn't that Devon Graham?
  • Evil Phone: Michael strangles her with a phone cord in the original film.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: While she does some rather questionable things like having sex in a random house that doesn't belong to her, she's ultimately kind-hearted and very energetic and friendly.
  • Kill the Cutie: Lynda is an adorable, bubbly and airheaded person, she also gets killed in the most drawn out way in the film.
  • Lovable Jock: She's a cheerleader and one of Laurie's best friends.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Both versions fulfill this role quite prominently.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: She's supposed to be this, although the Rob Zombie film implies she got kicked off.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: Both incarnations are blonde and killed by Michael, although she's the last to die in the original film.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: She and Bob smoke after sex in the original film.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Both versions stand the tallest of the three girls (5'8") and are regarded as quite pretty.
  • Valley Girl: Her mannerisms give off this vibe in the original film.

    Bob Simms 

Bob Simms

Lynda's boyfriend, who is very recognizable for his glasses.

Played by: John Michael Graham (1978 film)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has light brown hair in the original and black hair in the remake.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Both incarnations are stabbed by Michael and left to hang from a knife.
  • Robbing the Dead: Michael takes his glasses after killing him and then wears them in an attempt to fool Lynda into thinking he's Bob.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: Smokes after sex with Lynda in the original.
  • Speed Sex: Lynda claims he isn't good in bed in the Rob Zombie film.

    Tommy Doyle 

Tommy Doyle

"Michael's work isn't done in Haddonfield, and soon, very soon, he'll come home to kill again. But this time I'll be ready."

A boy Laurie babysits in the first movie and a witness to Michael's attempt on his sister's life. He makes a cameo in the fourth movie as a teenager and is a main character in the sixth movie, where he teams up with Loomis to take Michael down and protect Jamie's baby Steven.

Played by: Brian Andrews (first film), Danny Ray (fourth film), and Paul Rudd (The Curse)

  • Badass Normal: As an adult, Tommy manages to savagely pummel Michael Myers repeatedly with a metal pipe.
  • Berserk Button: Anytime Steven is threatened.
  • Book Ends: A major character in both the first and last films of the original timeline. Halloween ends with Tommy being saved from Michael while 6 ends with Tommy saving others from Michael.
  • The Bus Came Back: After only appearing in archive footage in the second, a cameo in the fourth, and completely missing out on the fifth film, Tommy is one of the main characters of the sixth.
  • The Cameo: In the fourth movie, he's seen hanging with Brady and Wade at the drug store.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: His H20 incarnation resembles comic book artist/writer Joe Quesada.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Tommy begins dragging himself into the current Michael affair as soon as he hears Jamie over the radio and goes to find her baby, appointing himself the boy's protector.
  • Creepy Good: Tommy is definitely a nice guy who's dedicated to stopping a monstrous mass murder but it's very clear that after years of spending his time mostly as an introvert, he doesn't exactly have the best grasp on social norms.
  • The Cutie: As a kid.
  • Death by Adaptation: The Chaos Comics miniseries, which attempt to tie 4 to 6 with the H20 timeline, see him murdered by Laurie after she has inherited her brother's role as a killer.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: A comic in the H20 continuity shows him Happily Married with a kid and has become a comic book artist/writer, who gets the idea to write a series about Michael Myers going after his niece and his connection to the Cult of Thorn.
  • Friendless Background: While clearly friends with Lindsey in the first movie, Tommy never mentions her in the sixth film and is not seen hanging out with anyone that isn't Loomis, Kara, or Danny, all of whom he has either not seen in years or has just met.
  • Foil: To Jamie Lloyd. Both were children when they first encountered Michael and were protected from him by a teenage girl. They were both adversely affected by their experience with Michael, as Tommy became a recluse while Jamie was rendered unable to speak. However Tommy survives the sixth film while Jamie does not.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Daniel Farrands brought Tommy back in 6 so he could inherit Loomis's role as the person who hunts down Michael.
  • irony: In the Chaos Comics miniseries, he is murdered by Laurie, the same person who protected him from a similar fate from Michael in the original film.
  • No Social Skills: Spending the large majority of his adolescent life as a quiet recluse clearly had its effects on Tommy's social life.
  • Papa Wolf: To Steven.
  • Pipe Pain: Delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Michael with a pipe in the Theatrical Cut.
  • Power Nullifier: The cut from his hand and stones he uses to stop Michael in the Producer's Cut of 6 count as this.
  • Stalker Shrine: Tommy's room is littered with tons of items and such related to Michael Myers, like newspapers clippings and photographs.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the first movie, well, he was just a seven-year-old boy, in the sixth movie however, he ends up beating Michael to an inch of his life.
  • Unknown Rival:
    • To Michael. Before 6, he never makes any attempt to come after him in the years after the first film and seems to have forgotten who he is.
    • To the Man in Black/Terrence Wynn, who asks Loomis who Tommy is when he sees the two talking.

    Lindsey Wallace 

Lindsey Wallace

"I believe you, Tommy."

A little girl Annie was hired to babysit, but passed her to Laurie, who was babysitting Tommy at the time and witnesses Michael's attack on them. She makes a cameo in the second and the fourth movie as a teenager (along with Tommy).

Played by: Kyle Richards (first film, Halloween Kills), and Leslie L. Rohland (fourth film)

  • Adaptational Badass: In Halloween Kills, she is shown to be more ready for Michael and attacks him with a trash bag full of bricks.
  • Badass Normal: In Kills, she beats Michael with a trash bag full of bricks, but get subdued and escapes.
  • The Cameo: In the fourth movie, she appears as she drives Rachel and Jamie to the drug store.
  • Cowardly Lion: She is very timid, especially of Michael, but she armed herself with a knife in the H20 comic when she heard someone at her door.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Becomes one in the H20 continuity.
  • Sole Survivor: She is the only recurring person to not get murdered by Michael.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the first movie, she appears to be a cowardly girl, but in the H20 continuity and Kills, she is shown to be ready to defend herself from whoever strikes her.

    Morgan Strode 

Morgan Strode

Laurie's father/adoptive father depending on the continuity. Owner of Strode Real Estate.

Played by: Peter Griffith (Original film)

Introduced in Halloween II (1981)

    Deputy Gary Hunt 

Deputy Gary Hunt

“You know, Haddonfield was a pretty quiet town before tonight. The only gunshot you heard was to start off the race at the high school track.”

A loyal deputy and close friend of Sheriff Leigh Brackett who ends up assisting Dr. Loomis in his search for Myers in H2 after Leigh ends up going home after discovering his daughter, Annie, murdered.

Played by: Hunter von Leer

  • The Lancer: To Sheriff Brackett as Deputy, to the point he takes control of the search for Myers when Brackett goes home.
  • Not So Stoic: His first scene has him understandably distressed when he rushes to inform Brackett of Annie's death.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He assists Loomis in the search for Myers as much as possible, to the point of restarting the search for Michael after discovering the burnt body originally believed to be Myers was actually someone else.
    • In Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, he's friendlier to Loomis than Sheriff Brackett is and politely asks him to leave, as the town's had enough to deal with after Michael's rampage.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Takes a moment to smoke when visiting the Myers house.

    Ben Tramer 

Bennett Samuel "Ben" Tramer

A classmate of Laurie's whom she seems to like.

Played by: Jack Debois (Halloween II (1981)

Introduced in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Rachel Carruthers 

    Sheriff Ben Meeker 

Sheriff Ben Meeker

"Hey, I got a town full of beer bellies running around in the dark with shotguns! Who's gonna be next? Somebody's wife? Somebody's kid? I can't stand by for that."

Played by: Beau Starr

The new sheriff of Haddonfield after Brackett retired. Much like his predecessor, Loomis comes to him for assistance when Myers once again breaks free but unlike Leigh, it doesn't take long for him to be convinced of Michael's threat. He spends the reminder of 4 and 5 helping Loomis stop Myers.

  • Badass Normal: Meeker is more than ready to join Loomis in hunting Myers down and at the end of 4, is leading the state police and lynch mob in blasting Michael with shotguns, pistols, and rifles. The beginning of 5 shows him even allowing the lynch mob to toss dynamite down to finish off Michael.
  • Berserk Button: He gets pissed when Loomis brings up his dead daughter in the fifth film.
  • Boyfriend-Blocking Dad: While telling Brady to load up a shotgun in Return of Michael Myers, Meeker lets him know that Brady's been seeing his daughter.
    "Oh, yeah... I catch you gropin' my daughter, I'll use that shotgun on you. You understand?"
  • Cool Gun: He packs a Franchi SPAS-12, which he unloads onto Michael in the end of the fourth film.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ben can be rather dry with his humor.
    Loomis: "Oh, Sheriff Meeker, my name is Dr.-"
    Meeker: "Loomis. Folks around here aren't likely to forget your face. At least not cops."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be rather grumpy and curt but overall, he's a man who's trying his best to stop a serial killer and protect his town. His interactions with Loomis showcase this the best. He's obviously a little irritated by the man's paranoia but recognizes the validity of the claims.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Ben's daughter, Kelly, is one of Michael's victims in Return of Michael Myers.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The moment he acknowledges that Michael is indeed back and Loomis is correct, he grabs a shotgun and accompanies Loomis in searching for Jamie to get her to safety.
  • The Skeptic: Initially, but it doesn't take long for him to become convinced that Myers is back in Haddonfield. He only doubts Loomis at first due to fairly sound arguments.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He's heavily implied to have been killed in the police station massacre in the fifth film.

    Kelly Meeker 

Kelly Meeker

Sheriff Meeker's daughter.

Played by: Kathleen Kinmont

  • Asshole Victim: As she stole Rachel's boyfriend Brady from her, and deserved a heinous death like getting impaled by a shotgun for it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Michael stabs her with a shotgun, pinning her to a wall.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets an extended lingerie scene and she's never seen wearing pants throughout the film.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has an epic one when she finds herself face to face with Michael Myers after finding Deputy Logan's corpse.
  • Pet the Dog: She displays concern for Jamie when she has a Freak Out after seeing Michael at the store and is among those who goes over to check on her. She also prepares coffee for the deputies guarding the house.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: She's blonde and doesn't survive an encounter with Michael.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's a Ms. Fanservice character who stands 5'10".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kelly could be considered a Composite Character of Laurie's friends in the original film: A blonde Ms. Fanservice (Lynda) and Sheriff's daughter (Annie) who gets killed by getting pinned to a wall (Bob).



Rachel's boyfriend.

Played by: Sasha Jenson

  • Defiant to the End: As Michael lifts him into the air by his throat, Brady spends his last moments spitting at him.
  • Determinator: Does everything he can to help Rachel and Jamie escape: firing on Michael, bashing him with a shotgun, and finally resorting to Good Old Fisticuffs.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: One of the reasons why there's conflict between him and Rachel is because they were supposed to have sex that night, but Rachel has to babysit Jamie. So he goes for the next pretty girl who will have him: Kelly.
  • Neck Snap: How Michael kills him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Despite cheating on Rachel with Kelly, he dies fighting to protect her and Jamie from Michael.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Subverted. Meeker gives him a shotgun to use as the last line of defense for Rachel and Jamie, but Brady is completely ineffective with it; when he tries to Shoot Out the Lock he burns his fingers, then the gun jams and once he's able to get it right, Michael is on top of him and makes Brady miss.

    Reverend Jackson P. Sayer 

Reverend Jackson P. Sayer

An elderly traveling preacher who Loomis hitches a ride with to get to Haddonfield.

Played by: Carmen Flipi

  • The Alleged Car: His pickup truck isn't in good shape.
  • As Long as There Is Evil: Seems to have this mindset. His statement about evil's implacability serves as eerie Foreshadowing to the ending of the film when Jamie stabs Mrs. Carruthers.
    "You can't kill damnation, mister. It don't die like a man does!"
  • Functional Addict: His consumption of alcohol does little to keep him from driving safely.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's been chasing an unknown evil for 30 years, and nearly took it out a couple times.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears for one scene, but he's the reason Loomis is able to reach Haddonfield.

Introduced in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Tina Williams 

    Samantha Thomas 

Samantha Thomas

Tina's best friend and Spitz's girlfriend.

Played by: Tamara Glynn

  • Best Friend: She is this to Tina and the is the character she interacts the most with in the film who isn't either Jamie or Loomis.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Sam is covered in Spitz's blood due to being right underneath him when Michael fatally stabs him.
  • The Confidant: She is this to Tina and vice-versa. The two share the status of their romantic relationships, and their opinions, to each other with exclusivity.
  • Darkness Equals Death: Sam and Spitz choose to have intercourse in a barn with very little lighting and it is here that they meet their ends at Michael's hands.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Taking the pitchfork out of her boyfriend's corpse and trying to use it against Michael.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang:
    • Despite having no screentime together, Sam's dialogue indicates that she has been in Rachel's home before and is friends with her.
    • The same can be said of her and Jamie Lloyd. While the two both know Tina and Sam specifically mentions Jamie by name when reminding Tina of her intention to go see her, it is never confirmed if Sam goes to see Jamie with her or if the two have ever met.
  • Genki Girl: The only one able to match Tina's excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tina.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Like Tina, Samantha seems to not know much about Michael.
  • Official Couple: With Spitz.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a red devil costume and still has it on when she tries to fight back against Michael.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Tina's Red Oni. Sam is quiet and reserved while Tina is loud and expressive.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: Just like Rachel, Samantha is blonde and is one of Michael's victims.
  • Sex Signals Death: Although only Spitz is killed while they have intercourse, Sam dies a short time later when she tries attacking Michael.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Although Sam has a secondary role to Tina, her death along with Spitz finally confirm the threat of Michael to Tina and vindicate Loomis and Jamie's warnings to her about her being in danger.
  • Third Wheel: She can come off as this early in the film when she is with Tina and Mike.
  • Together in Death: Spitz and Samantha are killed right after each other by Michael and have their corpses placed together for Tina to find.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: As a result of Mike's death, Tina and Samantha become this with Spitz during the Tower Farm party.
  • Use Their Own Weapon Against Them: Tries to do this with Michael's garden claw after he murders Spitz.

Introduced in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Kara Strode 

Kara Strode

Laurie Strode's adopted first cousin, who serves as the Final Girl of the sixth film.

Played by: Marianne Hagan

  • Cute Bookworm: Much like her late cousin, Kara is a studious college student. We get more insight into her character, seen by her focusing her studies on psychology.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets captured by the Cult of Thorn in the climax.
  • Final Girl: For the sixth film.
  • Fiery Red Head: Kara stands up to her father when he starts berating her neglected mother.
  • Good Parents: For her son, Danny.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While otherwise very similar to her cousin, Kara has a short scene in her underwear.
  • Nice Girl: She tries her best to do what she can for her son. She's good friends with her brother and his girlfriend, eventually Tommy Doyle too.
  • Parents in Distress: Kara is held captive by the Cult of Thorn while Danny hangs around without restraints in both versions of the film.
  • Red Is Heroic: Has red hair and is on the side of good.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kara mirrors Jess Bradford from Black Christmas (1974). When running over to the Myers house Kara picks up a fire poker to defend herself and heads upstairs to rescue her son. Jess does the exact same thing except from she's in a sorority and is going to rescue her fellow sisters.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Implied to be the case with Danny being somewhere around 7-9 and Kara 22. (Leaked script states Kara is 22)

    Danny Strode 

Danny Strode

Kara's young son, who the Man in Black takes an interest in.

Played by: Devin Gardner

  • Creepy Child: When he threatens his grandfather, John Strode, with a knife after he struck Kara.
  • Hearing Voices: The Man in Black supplies him with these urging him to kill.
  • Heroic Bastard: Is the illegitimate son of his mother and manages to resist the Man in Black's influence.
  • Shout-Out: His name is one to Danny Torrence from The Shining.
  • Teen Pregnancy: It's implied Danny was conceived this way.

    John Strode 

John Strode

A real estate agent and Morgan Strode's brother, which makes him Laurie's adopted uncle. Father of Kara and Tim Strode, and grandfather of Danny.

Played by: Bradford English

  • Abusive Dad: Physically, verbally and emotionally abusive towards Kara; he punches her and later disowns her.
  • Asshole Victim: An utterly repulsive man who receives one of the most brutal deaths in the franchise.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the Cain to his brother Morgan's Abel.
  • Evil Uncle: Played with. He's an Abusive Dad and Shady Real Estate Agent, but there's no indication that he and Laurie interacted.
  • Fat Bastard: An overweight man who is unpleasant to be around.
  • Hate Sink: One of the most triumphant examples in the franchise as an abusive father who disowned his daughter for getting pregnant at a young age and painted a target on his back for living in the Myers house.
  • High-Voltage Death: Michael stabs him and shoves him into the fuse box, electrocuting him.
  • Jerkass: Almost all the tropes here point to his unpleasantness.
  • Shady Real Estate Agent: Like his brother Morgan, he's a real estate agent. However, he's an Abusive Dad who didn't tell his family that they're living in the Myers house, leading to the deaths of himself, his wife, and his son Tim.
  • Shout-Out: He's named for John Carpenter.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Morgan regarding their children. Morgan is shown to be a good father who trusts Laurie and whose only sin is not telling her about her relationship with Michael, while John is abusive towards Kara and her son Danny.
  • Your Head Asplode: In the Theatrical Cut of Curse, he's electrocuted so long that his head explodes.

    Mrs. Blankenship 

Mrs. Blankenship

An old neighbor who babysat Michael Myers the night he was cursed and a member of the Cult of Thorn.

Played by: Janice Knickrehm

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is shown to be friendly at first, especially when telling Danny the story about babysitting Michael the night he killed his sister, but when Wynn and the cult arrive at her house to capture Kara, Danny, and Steven and drug Tommy and Loomis, she eventually turns out to be part of them.
  • Evil Old Folks: She's an old woman who works for the Cult of Thorn.
  • The Quiet One: Appears to be a very quiet old woman.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the Theatrical Cut of The Curse of Michael Myers, it can be assumed that she was killed by Michael along with all the other cultists during the operating room massacre. However, in the non canon Chaos Comics Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes, Blankenship is shown to be still alive.

Introduced in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

    Will Brennan 

Will Brennan

Played by: Adam Arkin

The guidance counselor of Hillcrest Academy who is in a relationship with Principal Keri Tate - better known as Laurie Strode.

    Molly Cartwell 

Molly Cartwell

Played by: Michelle Williams

John Tate's girlfriend.

  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: A notable aversion; Molly might be the only blonde who survives an encounter with Michael Myers.

    Charlie Deveraux 

Charlie Deveraux

Played by: Adam Lyn-Byrd

John Tate's best friend and Sarah Wainthrope's boyfriend.

  • Death by Mocking: Charlie is constantly making (occasionally tasteless) jokes, So it comes as no surprise when he runs into Michael in the kitchen.
  • Killed Offscreen: The last time we see him alive is when he bumps into Michael in the kitchen.
  • Slashed Throat: Michael slit his throat with a corkscrew.

    Jimmy Howell 

Jimmy Howell

Played by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A teenage delinquent and a neighbor of Marion Crane.

  • Dead Star Walking: Jimmy is played by one of the biggest names in the film, and winds up being Michael's first victim.
  • Improvised Weapon: He brags about using his hockey stick as one, and threatens an unseen Michael with it.
  • Jerkass: He brags about being a delinquent, and the only reason he goes into Marion's house is to pocket beer.
  • Killed Offscreen: Found dead with an ice skate stuck in his head.

    Sarah Wainthrope 

Sarah Wainthrope

Played by: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

A Goth student who is Charlie Deveraux's girlfriend.

    Ronny Jones 

Ronald "Ronny" Jones

Played by: LL Cool J

The security guard of Hillcrest Academy, and an aspiring mystery novelist.

    Norma Watson 

Norma Watson

Played by: Janet Leigh

Keri Tate's - better known as Laurie Storde - secretary.

Introduced in Halloween: Resurrection

    Sara Moyer 

Sara Moyer

Played by: Bianca Kajlich

A student at Haddonfield University who is selected to be part of Dangertainment.

  • Brainy Brunette: She has dark hair and appears to be the most intelligent of the students focused on.
  • Final Girl: For Resurrection, as the only student who survives the night at the Myers house. And she fits the usual mold for the final girl more than anyone else in the series minus Laurie herself: dark-haired, modest, doesn't drink or do drugs, the whole nine yards.

    Freddie Harris 

Freddie Harris

Played by: Busta Rhymes

An entrepreneur who started Dangertainment and endeavors to find out why Michael Myers kills people.

  • Failed a Spot Check: Apparently didn't realize that "Charlie" (really Michael) is unnaturally silent when they meet face-to-face.
  • Fan Boy: Decidedly one of Bruce Lee, as he's shown practicing kung-fu before the night at the Myers' house.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Tries to bring Michael down with his fists. It works... for a few minutes.
  • Large Ham: He loves to hear himself talk, even when pretending to be the perpetually-silent Michael.
  • Taught by Television: Despite the character's reputation, he is unable to beat Michael in a one on one fight using martial arts, which he trains for by merely watching movies. He ends up having to improvise when Michael quickly gets the upper hand in their fight.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Twice over. First off, his decision to put a reality TV show on in the Myers house spells trouble for everyone involved. Later on when he comes face-to-face with Michael, he tells him (thinking it's Charlie) to go to the garage to leave. Michael follows these "instructions" and kills Nora, preventing the contestants from knowing anything is wrong before they get killed.

    Myles Barton 

Myles Barton/Deckard

Played by: Ryan Merriman

A high school freshman who is pen pals with Sara.

  • Mission Control: For Sara once he realizes Michael is at the Myers house killing the contestants, giving her information on where Michael is in the house.
  • Only Sane Man: He seems to be the only person outside the Myers house who realizes that anything's gone wrong.
  • Really 17 Years Old: Pretends to be a graduate student working tech support to stay in contact with Sara.

    Jennifer Danzig 

Jennifer "Jen" Danzig

Played by: Katee Sackhoff

One of Sara's close friends.

  • Attention Whore: Loved being the center of things, which led to signing up for Dangertainment.
  • Off with His Head!: Michael decapitates her with a single swing from his knife.
  • Sexy Coat Flashing: Shows off her bra to Bill so he'll stop being creepy around her.
  • Tragic Dream: Wanted to go into broadcasting, so she signed up herself, Sara, and Rudy for Dangertainment's night in the Myers house. Jen and Rudy wind up being two of the casualties that night.

Introduced in Halloween (1979) novel

One of the overarching antagonists of the franchise. He was born in Ireland in 500 BC and was bullied because of his twitching mouth and shriveled arm. Upon his death, the Celtic king issued his shaman to curse his soul to wander the Earth repeating his violent crimes.
  • Freudian Excuse: Due to being conceived through a botched birth, Enda was ostracized for his deformities. He fell in love with the king's daughter and wanted to ask her for her hand in marriage, but after a misunderstanding, Enda murders her and her fiance in a mixture of sorrow and anger. He was dismembered himself, and his soul was cursed to repeat his crimes until the end of time.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is the reason Michael Myers is so evil; on Halloween night, he possesses the young Michael causing him to kill his older sister Judith. Michael also had continuous dreams about him and wrote "Samhain" on the wall in reference to how Enda killed the princess and her warrior fiance on that day.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Was continuously bullied for his appearance, but being rejected by his crush was the final straw for him.