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    Laurie Strode 

    Karen Nelson 

Karen Nelson née Strode

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Played by: Judy Greer

The daughter of Laurie Strode, wife of Ray Nelson and mother of Allyson.


  • Action Mom: As Allyson's mother, she manages to handle on her own at the climax when she relies on her shooting skills to take down Michael from causing any more harm.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: After one encounter with Michael, Karen seemingly understands Michael's mysterious psyche and is able to manipulate him. In 2018, she pretends to panic to lure Michael into her sightline and in Kills, she steals Michael's mask to lead him into a trap.
  • Broken Bird: Is deeply traumatized by Laurie giving her The Spartan Way childhood, with her having nightmares of Laurie's weapons bunker.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Laurie trained her in handling rifles from childhood, allowing her to Boom, Headshot! Michael with any hesitation or emotional distress just being a feint.
  • Composite Character: Being the daughter of Laurie, Karen is this film's take on Jamie Lloyd and John Tate. Like Jamie from the Thorn timeline, she was put into foster care at an early age, though for different reasons for each (Laurie suffered a Bus Crash in the original timeline between the second film and the fourth, while Karen was removed from Laurie's care here) and like John Tate from the H20 timeline, is skeptical of Laurie's overprotective behavior.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: At first, she appeared as a typical Adults Are Useless parent character in horror films who is Genre Blind to Michael being on the loose. But at the climax, she proves herself anything but helpless when she manages to shoot Michael advancing towards her.
  • Death by Irony: To taunt and lure Michael, Karen compares herself to Michael's sister Judith. Halloween Kills ends with Michael killing Karen in the very same room and very same manner as he killed Judith.
  • Disappeared Dad: Though Laurie is mentioned to have been married twice, Karen's father does not appear to have any role in her life. Word Of God states that Karen's father was "some guy Laurie met in a bar", whose name she doesn't even remember. It's implied in Halloween Kills that Hawkins is her father.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Karen and her mother are strained at best and being targeted and attacked by Michael Myers is what it takes to bring them back together again. Additionally, her mother seems to favor her granddaughter over Karen.
  • Feminine Mother, Tomboyish Daughter: Inverted. Her mother is a badass old woman and Tank-Top Tomboy who spends her free time target practicing while she’s more motherly, demure and soft-spoken.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: The hunting rifle featuring the initials "KS" and a heart carved into is seen less than a minute before Karen pulls her Wounded Gazelle Gambit, proving that she's much more proficient than she initially let on.
  • Flaw Exploitation: Karen exploits Michael's sadism by pretending to have a breakdown, lulling him into a false sense of confidence as he approaches expecting an easy victim. Instead, he finds himself an easy target and just narrowly avoids getting his head blown off.
  • Foster Kid: Was removed from her mother's custody at age twelve and put into foster care.
  • Genre Blindness: Still believes her mother needs professional help, forgetting the fact that Michael just got loose surviving the bus crash.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It's clear having been raised by a PTSD-afflicted Crazy Survivalist has taken a serious psychological toll on Karen, and she desperately just wants to forget all about it and have a perfect suburban nuclear family. Needless to say, a visit from Michael Myers destroys all that.
  • Nice Girl: Downplayed, but Karen is a compassionate woman who wants what's best for her family. She also does everything she can to save Lance Tivoli from the angry mob that mistook him for Michael.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Much similar to her mother in the 1978 movie, she's normally a calm and soft-spoken mother/wife but when it comes to facing Michael, she knows how to get dangerous and is skilled at using a gun.
  • Training from Hell: Laurie trained her in both armed and unarmed combat from a young age, predicting that Michael would return. Despite how borderline-abusive being raised by a paranoid Crazy Survivalist was, her firearm training proves to be Chekhov's Skill.
  • Widow Woman: She survives the events of this film, but unfortunately her husband does not. She doesn't live much longer than him, though.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: When Michael rips away the counter concealing Laurie's bunker, Karen begins sobbing and crying for her mom. She was just acting so he'd step into range.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the real world or a more idealistic film, Karen would be right to suggest that Laurie undergo therapy for her trauma and to insist that the world isn't as awful as Laurie thinks. Unfortunately, she lives in a horror movie, which she is forced to come to terms with when Michael comes calling.

    Ray Nelson 

Ray Nelson

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Played by: Toby Huss

The husband of Karen, father of Allyson and Laurie's son-in-law.


  • Adults Are Useless: Unlike his wife and mother-in-law, he couldn't hold on his own when Michael ambushed him and killed him.
  • Age-Gap Romance: He is considerably older than Karen, as shown by the fact that he is a contemporary of Lonnie Elam, and thus would have been a child during the events of the first movie, before Karen was even born. Downplayed somewhat in that in real life Toby Huss is only 9 years older than Judy Greer, so whilst there is a gap it is not that big. It is left ambiguous whether the gap is the same in-universe.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Takes any chance to tell stories about his "former teen rebel" days, even in front of his daughter and her boyfriend. Going so far as to admit he bought and did drugs with the latter's father.
  • Bumbling Dad: Downplayed, but he is kind of quirky and goofy as Allyson's dad.
  • Choke Holds: Michael uses a chain from some bell chimes to choke him from behind, eventually killing him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ray may be a doofus, but he has the logical sense to bring one of Laurie's revolvers with him when he sees a lone police car outside. Though sadly, he wasn't formidable enough to use the pistol to defend himself from Michael when he attacks him from the back.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Seems to be a typical overprotective dad when he's warning Allyson about Cameron, but it later turns out he was right on the money about Cameron being an asshole, especially since Ray knew his father Lonnie and the assumption about if Cameron inherited his dad's negative qualities were eventually proven to be founded.
  • Neck Snap: Michael strangles him with a set of bell chimes, then finishes him off by breaking his neck.
  • Nice Guy: Ray's a sweetheart, though his patience wears thin when it comes to Laurie.
  • No Body Left Behind: His body was likely incinerated when Laurie set fire to the house.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He is a laid back father who can be goofy and quirky.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He is a Plucky Comic Relief character who is killed by Michael.
  • Sound-Only Death: Technically speaking, his gunshot brings alerts Laurie that Michael is around.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Played With. When everyone is sheltered in Laurie's house with Michael nearby, he goes outside to ask the cops who've just pulled up if they have any word on Allyson (though to his credit, he did bring a gun). Unfortunately for him, it's one of Michael's sadistic traps, Ray wasn't quick-witted enough to use his gun to defend himself and The Shape kills him not long after.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Ray claims that he used to buy peyote from Lonnie Elam. In Halloween Kills, Lonnie claims to have bought peyote from him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's Out of Focus compared to the female Strodes, and is killed by Michael before the climax of the film.

    Allyson Nelson 

Allyson Nelson

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Played by: Andi Matichak

The granddaughter of Laurie Strode and daughter of Karen and Ray Nelson, and Michael Myers' new target.


  • Action Survivor: Allyson has had seemingly no training in preparing for Michael's return, while Laurie survived her first encounter with Michael decades ago, and has prepared for this confrontation since, and has also trained Karen to survive his rampage as well. However, Allyson manages to trick Sartain, survive Michael's massacre of her friends, and rescue her mother from Michael. She keeps up the trend in Halloween Kills; although she doesn't make the leap to a full-on Action Girl, Allyson manages to be one of only two characters in Halloween Kills to survive a direct encounter with Michael Myers, holding out against him until the cavalry arrives.
  • Alone with the Psycho: More like psychos, as she gets stuck with both an unconscious Michael and Doctor Sartain after the latter stabs Hawkins. Luckily for her, Michael opted to attack Sartain first when he woke up.
  • Batman Gambit: How she escapes Doctor Sartain and Michael Myers when she is in the police car with them. She tells Sartain that Michael spoke to her, and Sartain immediately demands to know what he said. Michael promptly wakes up and attacks Sartain first, which gives her enough time to flee the car and get away.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Let's out a furious one in Halloween Kills upon hearing that Michael is still alive.
  • Break the Cutie: Initially a nice, if naïve youth like her grandmother who doesn't understand her grandmother's paranoia and wants Karen and Laurie to get along again. But seeing Oscar and seemingly Hawkins be brutally murdered, losing her father, and getting attacked and attacking Michael deeply traumatize her. It gets worse in Halloween Kills, as her boyfriend is brutally and sadistically killed right in front of her. And even worse, unbeknownst to Allyson, her mother has been killed as well by the end of the movie.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Like father, like daughter. For much of the movie, she is clearly psychologically overwhelmed due to Oscar's death and the realization her grandmother's warnings about Michael were justified. But she manages to escape the killer multiple times and in the finale stabs him to prevent him from escaping.
  • Final Girl: Seems to take on the role from Laurie, as she outlives all of her friends.
  • Gender Flip: In-Universe. She and her boyfriend went as Bonnie and Clyde, with Allyson going as Clyde while her boyfriend went as Bonnie.
  • Generation Xerox: Allyson is one for Laurie, being the studious and kindhearted Girl Next Door of her group of friends, who are all picked off by Michael Myers on Halloween. Allyson is also the same age as Laurie (seventeen) when Michael murdered her friends.
  • Guile Hero: She immediately picks up on Sartain's obsession with understanding Michael and uses it to her advantage by claiming that Michael spoke to her and promising to reveal the word he said if Sartain lets her go.
  • Irony: She commands her grandmother to get over Michael early in the film. After her own encounter with him, she begins to realize why Laurie was so paranoid.
  • Nice Girl: Is a nice, friendly person.
  • Revenge: Her motive in Halloween Kills. Allyson joins the mob hunting for Michael to avenge the murders of her friends and father, as well as to finally put an end to the Shape's impact on her family. Michael easily overpowers her when they finally meet, however, torturing Allyson physically and emotionally and coming close to killing her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed in Halloween Kills; while she's a lot more proactive and even confronts Michael directly, she's still nowhere near a match for the Shape in a straight fight.
  • You Killed My Father: Michael's murder of Ray in the 2018 film drives Allyson's decision to join the mob in hunting the Shape down in Halloween Kills.
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Residents of Haddonfield

    Frank Hawkins 

Frank Hawkins

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Played by: Will Patton and Thomas Mann (flashback scenes)

The Sheriff's Deputy of Haddonfield Police Department who prevented Dr. Loomis from executing Michael years ago. Now that the killer has returned for another rampage, he regrets that decision.


  • Accidental Murder: In 1978, Michael was strangling Hawkins' partner and Hawkins took a shot at the Shape to try and save him, only to accidentally hit his partner in the neck, killing him.
  • The Atoner: Was the first deputy on the scene after Loomis shot Michael off the balcony in the original, and stopped the doctor finishing Michael off. Now that Michael's come home and the bodycount is rising, he's come to view this as a mistake and is willing to finish Michael off by any means necessary.
  • Blatant Lies: In the Kills flashback, Hawkins lies to his dying partner by telling him they had successfully stopped Michael when they didn't.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • His response on seeing Michael is to immediately run him down with his police car. He would have followed that up by shooting him point-blank, too.
    • When he first sees Michael in Julian's house, he doesn't immediately sprint after him as he walks down the stairs, but carefully checks every corner knowing Michael could be lying in ambush and jump him.
  • Composite Character: He is combination of Reasonable Authority Figure policeman allies Leigh Brackett from the first and second films, Deputy Gary Hunt from the second film and Ben Meeker in the fourth and fifth films, especially sharing traits with the latter, right down to being a badass Combat Pragmatist determined to kill Michael Myers once and for all and seemingly getting killed by a Psycho Psychologist accomplice of Michael's with Wynn for Meeker, while Sartain is one for Hawkins, though that part becomes subverted in the 2021 film where Hawkins is revealed to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a law enforcement equivalent of an Old Soldier since he's been on active duty for at least 40 years at this point, and a Reasonable Authority Figure who comes closest to taking out Michael than anyone else beside the Strodes.
  • Disney Death: He was thought to be killed by Sartain, but Kills reveals him to be Not Quite Dead and was just put out of commission by his injuries.
  • Friend on the Force: Hawkins serves as being Laurie's help, once it becomes clear that Michael Myers has returned back to Haddonfield.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Blames himself for Michael being alive to commit further murders in 2018 (see My Greatest Failure), and it only gets worse when he fails to take Michael down due to Dr. Sartain's interference. Laurie helps him work through some crushing self-doubt.
  • The Lancer: For Laurie, to assist her in tracking Michael down to stop him from killing.
  • Made of Iron: He actually survived from both being stabbed in the neck and ran over by Sartain as Halloween Kills reveals.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After accidentally killing his partner, Hawkins is beside himself with guilt and grief. This guilt drives his decision to prevent Loomis from executing Michael; Hawkins didn't want anyone else to die that night, not even Michael.
  • My Greatest Failure: Boy did Hawkins have a rough evening when he first ran into Michael. First, he accidentally shoots his own partner while Michael is strangling him, which would have been heavy enough for any one man's conscience, but Hawkins then goes on to stop Loomis from executing Michael after he's tracked down by Brackett and the rest of the police. Hawkins recalls that in the moment, he didn't see Michael as a murderous monster, but a mother's child who was about to be executed like a rabid animal, and he stops Loomis from finishing Michael off. Years later, when Michael escapes and resumes his killing spree, Hawkins' regret resurfaces and he admits that Loomis was right and it would be preferable to put a monster like Michael down rather than arrest him. He nearly gets the chance to make up for his mistake, only for Dr. Sartain to quickly put an end to that.
  • Nice Guy: Hawkins is a kind and decent man, one of the only people in Haddonfield to treat Laurie as a friend (and is genuinely liked by her in turn). As a young man, he even had a moment of empathy for Michael, of all people.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: A young and naive Hawkins, seeing Michael as somebody's son rather than a soulless monster, prevented Dr. Loomis from executing him in 1978. Michael has since repaid Hawkins' mercy by proving how wrong he was.
  • Not Quite Dead: Thought to have been killed in the 2018 film, but in the 2021 film, he actually survived.
  • Only Friend: Hawkins is one of only two people in the 2018 film (the other being Allyson) to be at all on friendly terms with Laurie. Their scenes together in Halloween Kills show that the two are genuinely close, with them even having some romantic history.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike most cops in horror movies, he works his damnedest to stop Michael's rampage, and was smart enough to post guards around the Strode's house. He even manages to run over Michael and nearly shoot him at point blank range until Dr. Sartain stabs him in the throat so he can use Michael as his personal attack dog.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He was one of the cops patrolling for Michael in the original movie, though he's only properly introduced here. Granted, we didn't see any other cops in the original other than Brackett — and Kills begins with a flashback explaining that he only encountered Michael a while after Laurie Strode was rescued.
  • Shoot the Hostage: He tried to shoot Michael, but ended up shooting his partner in the neck instead.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Hawkins prevented Loomis from executing Michael upon the Shape's capture in 1978. As he tells Laurie, in the moment, he didn't see Michael as a monster, just as someone's child.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Hawkins is normally played by Will Patton but is portrayed by Thomas Mann in the Halloween Kills flashbacks.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Sig-Sauer P226 pistol.

    Cameron Elam 

Cameron Elam

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Played by: Dylan Arnold

Allyson's boyfriend and the son of Lonnie Elam, Tommy's bully from the original Halloween.


  • Asshole Victim: Averted in Kills, despite his actions as The Millstone in the previous film, he did not deserve to be killed so gruesomely.
  • The Atoner: In Kills he tried to reconcile with Allyson for his actions in the last film.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: On the outside, he's likable when he has to be. Then he kisses another girl and trashes Allyson's phone. Subverted in a beginning of a deleted scene when Cameron does really care for Allyson, apologizes for trashing her phone and attempts to make up for it by either advising Allyson to put in a bag of rice to repair it or buy her a new one. The subversion is confirmed in the sequel, with Cameron regretting his actions, and genuinely trying to mend things with Allyson.
  • Broken Pedestal: After his tiff with Allyson including wrecking her phone, he becomes this to the latter that leads to their break-up. In a deleted scene, Cameron tries to become a Rebuilt Pedestal to her by apologizing for breaking her phone and offering to purchase a new one.
  • The Charmer: He's quite charismatic and charming, and quickly wins over Allyson's parents.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He becomes this after drinking at the dance, getting angry and jealous that Allyson left for a few minutes to take a personal phone call, yet accepts a kiss from another girl while she's gone before trashing her phone when it rings again as she's confronting him.
  • Gender Flip: In-Universe. He and his girlfriend went as Bonnie and Clyde, with Allyson going as Clyde while Cameron went as Bonnie.
  • Hate Sink: Despite acting otherwise, he's quite a jerk and a terrible boyfriend who doesn't respect Allyson. Contrary to slasher movie tradition, he's not seen to be killed by Michael Subverted In the 2021 sequel where he gets a Rasputinian Death from Michael it was quite horrific. Subverted in a beginning of a deleted scene when a guilt-ridden Cameron does apologizes for trashing her phone and attempts to make up for it by either advising Allyson to put in a bag of rice to repair it or buy her a new one.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: A non-fatal example as in a deleted scene, Cameron does apologizes for trashing her phone and his behavior and attempts to make up for it by either advising Allyson to put in a bag of rice to repair it or buy her a new one. Then after sassy-mouthing a couple of cops, he gets arrested. Played straight in Kills upon being given a Rasputinian Death.
  • In the Blood: He is much of a bully as his father Lonnie was towards Tommy back in 1978. Subverted and Played Straight again in the sequel. The subversion is that Lonnie is no longer the bully he was as a child, and straight version is that Cameron sheds his own asshole nature as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In a deleted scene, despite appearing to be a bastard boyfriend who broke Allyson's cell phone at the dance, he does felt bad for his action after having a Jerkass Realization and tries to apologize to her and even make up for it by offering to buy her another one. Then when he is arrested, it is revealed he is the one who asked his friend Oscar to escort Allyson back home rather than Oscar escorting her at his own accord that the theatrical cut's impression it gave out. Then in Halloween Kills, he assists his father and Allyson in hunting down Michael, revealed to be the one who found and rescued an injured Hawkins and is shown deeply regretting what he did earlier.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He takes his bullying tendencies after his father Lonnie. A double reversion in the sequel, with father and son being considerably nicer than they were in their previous film appearance.
  • Lower-Class Lout: He and his family led by his father Lonnie gained notoriety in Haddonfield due to being this because of their bad manners and run-ins with the law.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He pretends to be likable to get the approval of Allyson and her parents, then he shows his true colors at the school dance. Subverted in a deleted scene when it shows he does actually care for Allyson when she attempts to apologize to her for his bad behavior. The sequel canonizes the subversion where Cameron's first scene is him calling Oscar because he wants to try and mend things with Allyson.
  • The Millstone: His trashing of Allyson's phone while Laurie tried to warn her is what puts her in danger later in the movie.
  • Neck Snap: After an extended, torturous beating, Michael finally ends Cameron's suffering by breaking his neck, twisting it a full 180 degrees around.
  • Rasputinian Death: Michael draws out his death and makes it especially violent and savage, if only to torment Allyson.
  • Schrödinger's Cast: Had the aforementioned deleted scene been kept in the film, it would give out a different depiction outcome then the Hate Sink the theatrical cut make him out as. The sequel fully places Cameron in the Jerk with a Heart of Gold pile, maintaining the character's original subversion of being a Hate Sink.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Halloween Kills, he joins the hunt for Michael along with his father Lonnie, arming himself with a Beretta 92.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Cameron's drunken fit when Allyson catches him kissing another girl has repercussions for the rest of the film — he trashes her phone, which leads her to abandon him at the dance (which is evacuated shortly after she leaves), walk home, and eventually encounter Michael with no way to summon help or get in touch with her family. Getting picked up by Deputy Hawkins and Dr. Sartain results in the final sequence of events falling into place. This sequence of events also inadvertently gets Oscar killed, as he wouldn't have crossed paths with Michael otherwise.

    Vicky 

Vicky

Played by: Virginia Gardner

Allyson's best friend who is babysitting on Halloween night.


  • Cool Big Sis: Towards Julian, the kid she's babysitting on Halloween. She clearly cares about him, and before Michael kills her, she tells him to run and save himself.
  • Death by Sex: Was about to have sex with Dave but Michael killed them both.
  • Defiant to the End: Throws a chair at Michael after he stabs her but he murders her after she slips.
  • Dramatic Slip: Her socks cause her to slip on the floor when she's escaping from Michael which leads to her death.
  • Expy: Subverted. At first she shares similarities with Annie, being a babysitter uninterested in her charge who wants to use the empty house to host her boyfriend and friends. However, unlike Annie, Vicky genuinely cares about Julian and screams for him to run when Michael attacks her.
  • Nice Girl: She jokingly teases Julian and tells him he's the worst kid she babysits, but later tells him he's actually her favorite kid and immediately checks on him after hearing a noise. When she's being attacked and he comes back to help her, she screams for him to run.
  • Slashers Prefer Blondes: Much like Lynda in the original movie, Vicky is murdered by Michael.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Julian, the little kid she babysits. They trade barbs and insult each other, but it's obviously all in fun, and she tells him he's her favorite kid she babysits when putting him to bed.

    Dave 

Dave

Played by: Miles Robbins

Vicky's boyfriend and Allyson's friend.


  • Audience Surrogate: For viewers unimpressed by the original Halloween as one of the first slasher movies. His first scene has him saying that Michael killing five people in 1978 isn't a big deal anymore given the horrors people have seen as of 2018. Ironically, his death ends up being a replica of Bob's from the original.
  • Death by Sex: He was planning on having sex with Vicky before Michael showed up to kill them.
  • Expy: From what little we see of him, he bears a few of Bob's personality quirks. He's killed the same way, too.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Michael doesn't just stab him, he impales him so badly through the neck that he leaves his body pinned to the wall.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Michael stabs him through the throat and pins him to the wall.
  • Innocently Insensitive: While stoned, he comments that Michael killing five people no longer seems "impressive" in light of all the other horrific things that have happened in the world since then. Then he apologizes when his girlfriend reminds him that he just said that to their friend, whose grandmother was one of the few survivors of Michael's rampage.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. He's a spacy idiot and a bit insensitive about the horrors Laurie experienced, but he's a decent enough kid who dies fighting Michael in a failed attempt to save his girlfriend.
  • Killed Offscreen: He's seen grabbing a kitchen knife to confront Michael. He's next seen pinned to a nearby wall with the same kitchen knife.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Grabs a kitchen knife to try to save Vicky from Michael. Unfortunately, not only is she already dead, but Michael kills him offscreen.
  • The Stoner: He smokes a lot and plans on getting high with his girlfriend while she's babysitting.
  • Stoners Are Funny: Has some comedic moments while high.
  • Tattoo Sharpie: Dave says he got a tattoo of the date because he expects it to be a night they'll remember the rest of their lives. He dies trying to help Vicky and ends up pinned to the wall with the tattoo showing.
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    Oscar 

Oscar

Played by: Drew Scheid

Cameron's best friend who has a secret crush on Allyson.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's a hapless loser who keeps making the wrong moves in the film. The novelization, on the other hand, has Allyson creeped out by his lack of personal space and uncomfortable with him from the off, casting his later behavior in a different light, thus making him more of an Asshole Victim when Michael kills him.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: He's more than a little drunk when he makes a move on Allyson - he's carrying a six-pack of beer during their entire walk home. Even worse, it leads him to not only still be in Mr. Elrod's yard when Michael arrives, but mistake Michael for Elrod and actually try to have a conversation about girls with the masked killer.
  • Cape Snag: His cape gets caught on the fence, preventing him from running away before Michael gets close enough to finish him off.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He has a crush on Allyson, his best friend's girlfriend. Unfortunately, he thinks drunkenly trying to kiss her after her fight with Cameron is a good idea. Afterwards, he asks Michael, whom he mistakes for his neighbor, if he's really wanted a girl he couldn't have.
  • Horny Devil: Somewhat, but he is dressed as a devil for Halloween and he is horny for most of the night.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Michael impales his body on a fence, with the fencing going through his chin into his mouth.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Everything out of his mouth after he tries to kiss Allyson is quite humorous, though he gets killed shortly after that.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He is a Plucky Comic Relief character who is killed by Michael.

    Julian 

Julian Morrisey

Played by: Jibrail Nantambu

The child Vicky was babysitting on the night she died.


  • Action Survivor: He manages to escape Michael Myers by taking Vicky's demand to run away seriously.
  • Cassandra Truth: He pleads with Vicky that there's "a boogeyman" in his room, begging Vicky to send Dave up first. She doesn't believe it, until she tries to close his closet door...
  • Dirty Kid: Implied. There are things on his browser history he doesn't want his parents to know.
  • Kid Hero: He runs to get help... but they arrive too late.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: There's no way a child, who is maybe 10-years-old, can handle a full-grown, armed and dangerous man, determined and eager to kill somebody, even if it wasn't Michael.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While his fate is never revealed after fleeing his home into the night, somebody clearly notified the police about the murders of Vicky and Dave. The following film, however, reveals that he survived as he is interviewed by a local news station over the events of that night.

    Sheriff Barker 

Sheriff Barker

Played by: Omar Dorsey

The sheriff of Haddonfield.


  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He doesn't take the threat of an escaped mental patient, who had murdered five people several years ago, just recently escaped from a prison bus, killing four more people including a child in the process, serious enough to cancel Halloween, which probably would have lowered the death toll Michael caused.
    • He also makes Hawkins take Dr. Sartain with him while looking for Michael. To be fair, he couldn't possibly have known that Sartain was a budding psychopath obsessed with Michael, but Hawkins points out that he's an unarmed civilian, who Barker wants Hawkins to take along with him. Sartain also has no idea how Michael operates, outside of unproven theories, despite being his pyschologist for forty years.
    • This eventually leads to a My God, What Have I Done? moment for him in the following film, where his actions lead to a full-out anger mob forcing a man they mistook for Michael to kill himself.
  • Police Are Useless: He doesn't do any sort of law enforcement, leaving the job to Deputy Hawkins. After his failure to prevent the mob in Halloween Kills from hounding an innocent man to his death, Barker seems to realize and deeply lament his own uselessness.

    Officers Francis and Richards 

Officer Francis and Richards

Played by: Christopher Allen Nelson and Charlie Benton

Two police officers who were assigned to protect The Strode-Nelson family as they waited for Allyson to be brought to Laurie's house in order to wait out Michael's rampage. Thanks to Dr. Sartain killing Hawkins, then kidnapping Allyson and Michael, with the intent to drive Michael to Laurie's house as part of a sick experiment to view pure evil in a "controlled environment", Michael escaped, killed him, and ended up following the road Sartain was driving down to Laurie's house, but not before brutally killing the two policemen as part of a distraction to lure Ray out of the house, so he could kill him and gain entry to home in order to murder the one person who got away from him so long ago...


  • Cast the Expert: Officer Richards is portrayed by Charlie Benton, a real life detective who specializes in homicide and human trafficking investigation, along with being a part time actor.
  • Creator Cameo: Officer Francis is played by the guy who created all the awesome special effects for the movie, including the prop head for his death scene.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Michael slits open Richards' throat, kills Francis, then proceeds cut off his freaking head using only the little knife he got off the good doctor, cuts out his eyes and bits of his face so it would resemble a jack-o-lantern, hollows out the head taking out neck bones, brains, and other viscera, shoves a lit flashlight through the throat to make the head glow, then finally places Richards' corpse in their patrol car, with Francis' head in his lap and the pen-knife through his temple, and drives towards Laurie's house.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Michael really wanted Ray to see his jack-o-lantern.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: The last scene of them alive shows the two cops with guns drawn, next to Hawkins' car and Sartain's body— with Michael's right behind them...
  • Facial Horror: Michael uses Sartain's pen-knife to carve out Francis' eyes, a chunk of his nose, his lips, and parts of his cheeks in order to create a jack-o-lantern; here's the final result (NSFW WARNING: contains an image depicting graphic mutilation).
  • Human Jack-O-Lantern: Francis is currently the trope image.
  • Human Resources: Seriously, what sick fuck makes a jack-o-lantern out of somebody's head?!
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After cutting Richards' throat, Michael stabs the knife into his head.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Richards is in his 30s while Francis is in his late 50s or 60s.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed; Richards insults Hawkins by calling him a "burnout", but for the most part he's a Nice Guy who tries to give his partner an exotic sandwich, protects the Strode-Nelson family, and he goes with Francis to check on Hawkins after seeing his abandoned patrol car with no response coming from it.
  • Killed Offscreen: It's probably for the best that we didn't see how Michael used Francis' head to try out his pumpkin carving skills.
  • Off with His Head!: Michael decapitates Francis and does bad things with the head...
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Their back-and-forth about their eating habits, with Richards knocking Francis for bringing a brownie as his dinner, would make them qualify. The exchange is totally inconsistent with a slasher film and is more reminiscent of something from the 2018 film's writers' usual comedies.
  • Police Are Useless: They tried, they really did. But to be fair, they were just two cops with guns versus Michael fucking Myers, so yeah.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: They are killed after their humorous conversation over their meals.
  • Slashed Throat: How Michael kills Richards.
  • Sweet Tooth: Both had sweets as snacks, but at least Richards tried to be healthy with his PB and J version of a Vietnamese sandwich, while Francis had a brownie and pudding.
  • Those Two Guys: Are never seen apart...

    Tommy Doyle 

Tommy Doyle

Played by: Anthony Michael Hall

A survivor of the first killing spree in 1978, alongside his baby-sitter Laurie Strode and his friend Lindsey Wallace.


  • Batter Up!: Once Tommy Doyle hears Michael is back, he grabs a trusted baseball bat of his to hunt him down.
  • Catchphrase: "Evil Dies Tonight", which is repeated by the mob so many times that it becomes the Arc Words.
  • Death by Adaptation: After surviving the events of the first movie and managing to defeat Michael in the 4-6 Timeline, Tommy finally meets his end at the hands of Michael Myers in Halloween Kills, much like most of the returning characters from the original film.
  • Expy: Tommy shares a lot of similarities with Earl from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Both are older, slightly overweight men who get an inkling about Michael's return while in a bar, form a Vigilante Militia, cause the death of an innocent man while thinking he's Michael, and then die in a way that involves head injuries.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When news first comes in of the killings, Tommy's in the bar when the TV shows Michael's face (blurred out in the background, as ever), but he's lost in his inner thoughts. Later, one of the reasons things escalate so badly in the hospital is because Tommy doesn't know what Michael looks like under the mask, leading to the death of the other mental patient when Tommy doesn't listen to Laurie and Karen telling him it's not Michael.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Implied: in the original film, Lonnie's most prominent scene was being a bullying dick to Tommy. This film shows he had his own encounter with Michael in 1978, and by the present the two have bonded over their experiences that night.
  • Foreshadowing: When the mob starts to organise in response to Michael, an emotional Tommy grabs the baseball bat at Kelly's and vows to go down swinging when they find him. Come the end of the movie, that's exactly what happens.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Tommy's death is not entirely shown as the camera focus on Michael swinging his bat to crush his head, splattering a massive amount of blood and brains.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tommy spends most of the film with a baseball bat as his weapon of choice, vowing to kill Michael with it. Michael kills him with it near the end.
  • Leave Him to Me!: When Tommy hears that Michael is literally outside the bar where he and his friends have been drinking, he doesn't hesitate to grab a baseball bat and be the first one to approach the danger.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Tommy has that reaction when he realizes him and the mob lead a innocent mental patient to kill himself. The mob itself collectively have this too once they calm down.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tommy reaction as Michael brutally kills the entire mob, one-by-one.
  • Weapon of Choice: A baseball bat called "Old Huckleberry".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tommy Doyle and the mob of people he gathers; for all the chaos they cause, they're just trying to stop Michael Myers once and for all.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Karen berates Tommy for inciting the mob which led to the other mental patient's death when he was mistaken for Michael.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Michael kills Tommy with a single blow of his own baseball bat, reducing his head to a bloody pulp.

    Lindsey Wallace 

Lindsey Wallace

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Played by: Kyle Richards

Another survivor of Michael Myers, Lindsey was a little girl when her baby-sitter Annie Brackett was murdered by the killer in 1978.


  • Action Survivor: Lindsey's clearly not an experienced fighter, but she accomplishes the rare and remarkable feat of surviving an up close and personal encounter with Michael Myers, stunning him with a bag of bricks to the face and managing to flee from him by grabbing his mask and shifting it around to blind him.
  • The Bus Came Back: On a meta level, actress Kyle Richards reprises the role of Lindsey Wallace four decades after her appearance in the original movie.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Michael appears in the park, Lindsey grabs an empty candy bag left behind by the trick'r treaters and proceeds to fill it with bricks she collected from the ground, using it to attack Michael.
  • Sole Survivor: Aside from Laurie Strode, who did not directly confront Michael Myers, Lindsey is the only returning character from the original movie to survive the events of Halloween Kills.

    Lonnie Elam 

Lonnie Elam

Played by: Tristian Eggerling (flashback scenes) and Robert Longstreet

Tommy's bully during his childhood time who also survived a face-to-face encounter with Michael Myers in 1978. He is the father of Cameron Elam.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Tie in material for the pre-2018 continuity showed that Lonnie was still involved in delinquent activities with his friends right into adulthood, and that they would still torment Tommy Doyle about the Boogeyman. In this film he has shown to have moved on from his troublesome ways and even become a good friend to Tommy.
  • Ascended Extra: Halloween Kills marks Lonnie's return after forty years since his debut appearance in the original movie.
  • Back for the Dead: Despite being one of the survivors of the first killing spree in Halloween, Lonnie did not make it to the end of Halloween Kills, much like Marion Chambers, Leigh Brackett and Tommy Doyle.
  • Bully Turned Buddy: To Tommy Doyle. In the first scene, his most notable moment was bullying Tommy about the Boogeyman. In the new continuity, he and Tommy bonded over their shared Myers encounters and became close friends.
  • The Chain of Harm: At the same time that he was bullying Tommy in 1978, it's shown that Lonnie was a frequent victim of bullying himself.
  • Continuity Nod: Lonnie's past experiences as a troublemaker in Haddonfield is mentioned by his friend Ray Nelson in the previous movie.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Lonnie's body is found by Cameron hanged from the pull down attic stairs in Myers house.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lonnie is the most sarcastic out of the all survivors as, even in the middle of all the terror caused by Michael Myers, he doesn't get a hold on himself in throwing ironic remarks whenever he gets a chance to.
  • Drugs Are Good: In high school, Lonnie befriended with Ray Nelson and occasionally sold him Peyote and the two used to get high together, which most of the times granted them funny stories to be remembered.
  • Foreshadowing: Before Lonnie goes into the Myers house to confront Michael, he says to Cameron, "I'll see you at the finish line". Both end up being killed by Michael not too long after.
  • Good Parents: He seems to be one. Despite his impulsiveness and bully tendencies, he cleary loves and cares for his son.
  • Gun Nut: As the survivors prepares to hunt down Michael Myers, Lonnie is the one who provides guns to his fellow allies since he has a large arsenal in the back of his car.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Lonnie is seen wearing a black leather jacket towards the second half of the movie.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Lindsey Wallace believed Lonnie to be the only kid bold enough to venture into the Myers house, though this was later revealed to be a lie all along by Lonnie himself. Forty years later, however, Lonnie indeed managed to enter the house alone to face Michael, ending up being killed by the later.
  • Honor Before Reason: Lonnie leaves Cameron and Allyson in the car while he investigates the Myers house alone, hoping to keep the teens safe. Going in alone just leaves him vulnerable to Michael, and hearing the one gunshot he managed to get off brings Allyson and Cameron into the house to try and help him anyway.
  • Jerkass: Lonnie gained a bad reputation for being a very troubled person who is constantly in and out struggle with the law, a trait that was inherited by his son Cameron. One such incident involving his arrest for punching a police officer. Downplayed in Halloween Kills, where Lonnie seems to be much more easy-going than his former self.
  • Jerkass Realization: After his encounter with Michael in 1978, a young Lonnie Elam, visibly disturbed by the encounter, immediately apologizes for being a jerkass bully to Tommy Doyle, as the later Knew It All Along the Boogeyman is real and among them.
  • Killed Offscreen: During the climax of Halloween Kills, Lonnie decides to sneak into Myers house alone to face Michael while Cameron and Allyson hold positions outside. As Lonnie slowly steps inside and disappears into the shadows, a gunshot is heard, forcing his son and Allyson to investigate. His mangled body is later found by Cameron, who is also ambushed by Michael.
  • One Last Smoke: with whatever he was drinking in his mug before entering the Myers house.
  • Out-Gambitted: Lonnie uses a map of Haddonfield to track Michael's rampage, discovering that the killer is making new victims as he goes directly to his former family house. Lonnie, alongside Allyson and Cameron, drives to the location in order to stop Michael once and for all. Turns out Michael was already prepared for any incoming intruder, killing Lonnie as soon as he enters the house.
  • Sour Supporter: He is the first one to join Tommy Doyle in a mob to take down Michael Myers.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: During the flashback sequence in Halloween Kills, Lonnie is shown being hassled by other three kids from the Mullaney family, who proceeds to antagonize him (in a very similar way he bullied Tommy in the school) for apparently stealing their candy. This double as Call-Back to the original movie when they even mocked Lonnie with the exact same sentence he used against Tommy, "He's gonna get you!", refering the Boogeyman.
  • Together in Death: With his own son Cameron, as the two where killed by Michael on the exact same spot in Myers house.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Lonnie has mellowed considerably since the original, having grown from a Jerkass bully to being friends with Tommy, Lindsey and Marion due to their shared history with Michael. He later reminisces with Allyson about her father, clearly trying to soften the blow a little for her.
  • What Were You Thinking?: Lonnie's decision to sneak into Myers house alone armed only with a handgun doesn't seems to be the brightiest idea for obvious reasons.

    Marion Chambers 

Marion Chambers

Played by: Nancy Stephens

Marion Chambers was a nurse and the first person Michael Myers attacked in his way back to Haddonfield by the time of 1978.


  • And This Is for...: Says "This is for Doctor Loomis" when Michael attacks, but horribly backfires due to having spent all her ammo shooting at him, leading him to stab her to death.
  • Back for the Dead: Is the first of the original film's returning characters to be offed by Michael in Halloween Kills.
  • Book Ends: Marion's first and last encounters with Michael happen in a car. The first time, Michael was more interested in stealing a car than in hurting her. The last time, she's not so lucky.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being Adapted Out from the Rob Zombie duology and being killed in the H20 timeline, Marion Chambers returns to the series.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Michael hangs her from a swing set with a witch mask from Halloween III: Season of the Witch after stabbing her multiple times.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: The novelisation of Kills gives her a Heroic Sacrifice ending after being stabbed, popping back to life to distract Michael as he's about to kill Lindsay, allowing her to escape. Michael then kills her by crushing her skull against the car steering wheel.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Marion tries to shoot Michael in the head, uttering a dramatic "this is for Doctor Loomis" as she does. Unfortunately for Marion, she's out of bullets.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Is shown to be bar buddies with the other returning characters from the first film, all of them having bonded over their shared encounters with Michael Myers.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In a sense, as her death is what indicates the returning characters from the first film aren't safe from being killed by Michael.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: A rather downplayed case, but she outlives her H20 counterpart by another twenty years before getting killed by Michael again.

    Leigh Brackett 

Leigh Brackett

Played by: Charles Cyphers

Leigh Brackett was the local sheriff of Haddonfield in 1978. His daughter, Annie Brackett, was murdered by Michael Myers.


  • Death by Adaptation: Gets slashed in the throat by Michael in the climax of Halloween Kills, marking this the first time Brackett has been killed in the franchise.
  • Retired Badass: He retired from the Sheriff's department sometime in the 40 years between films, and is now a hospital security guard. However, this doesn't stop him from joining the mob to kill Michael, and even gets in a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner toward the end.
  • Slashed Throat: A seemingly unconscious Michael suddenly springs to life as Brackett prepares to execute him, slashing the old man's throat before Brackett knows what's hit him.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Michael springs to life and kills Brackett so quickly that the rest of the mob barely has a chance to register the event before Michael moves on to the rest of them.

    Vanessa and Marcus 

Vanessa and Marcus

Played by: Carmela McNeal and Michael Smallwood

A married couple out for Halloween night. At the bar, Vanessa finds who she assumes to be Michael in the backseat of their car, and the two subsequently join with the mob going after him.


  • Accidental Suicide: Vanessa accidentally shoots herself in the face when Michael swings a car door open on her, hitting the gun and causing it to discharge into her own face.
  • Ascended Extra: They first appear among the crowd of Halloween revelers in 2018, barely avoiding Michael as he starts his rampage. Vanessa notices Michael and is visibly put off. They reappear in Halloween Kills and get significantly more screentime and dialogue.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Subverted. Michael gets close to them in the first film, but he leaves them alone. They die in the second film, but they aren't the first ones to go, with the firefighters, Sondra and her husband, and a trick-or-treater getting killed beforehand.
  • Defiant to the End: Both go out trying to kill Michael.
  • Eye Scream: Marcus dies from a knife to the eye after trying to get the drop on Michael.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Vanessa claims to know how to handle a gun. See Accidental Suicide above.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksman Ship Academy: Vanessa shoots at Michael several times while he's in the car, missing every shot, but several of them do get quite close to him. It's not easy to shoot a gun accurately in the dark while you're walking in heels as it may look. And Michael makes sure that she doesn't get off a killing shot.
  • Improvised Weapon: Marcus attempts to strangle Michael with his prop stethoscope. It goes as well as one would expect.
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: Contrasting with Marcus' hospital scrubs, Vanessa wears a skimpy nurse costume—though she describes herself as the doctor and him as the nurse.
  • Together in Death: Their bodies are posed together on the playground's merry-go-round, wearing the murdered kids' skull and pumpkin masks.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Vanessa runs outside when she sees Michael in the backseat of her car. Moments later, it's revealed not to be Michael, but one of the other mental hospital escapees. This is the first link in the chain of disaster that ends in the poor man's death.

    Little John and Big John 

Little John and Big John

Played by: Michael McDonald and Scott MacArthur
A gay couple that currently resides the Myers family house.
  • Bury Your Gays: The only explicitly gay characters in Halloween Kills, and two of Michael's many, many victims.
  • Death by Irony: They use Michael's story to scare some trick-or-treaters. Then Michael comes home.
  • Eye Scream: Michael gouges Big John's eyes out with his thumbs.
  • Straight Gay: Neither of them are remotely stereotypical.
  • Together in Death: Invoked in a particularly twisted way; after killing them, Michael poses their bodies to mimic a romantic photo and plays an Anne Murray record over the morbid scene.

    Lance Tivoli 

Lance Tivoli

Played by: Ross Bacon
A mental hospital patient that escaped Smith's Grove alongside Michael Myers.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: When cornered by the mob who mistook him for Michael, he jumps out of a window to his very messy death several stories down.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He can be briefly seen in the 2018 film's opening, with Dr. Sartain even mentioning him by name when warning Aaron to tie his shoes, as it's Lance's Berserk Button. He doesn't play an important part until the sequel, however.
  • Foil: To Michael. Both are mental patients at Smith's Grove who aren't very talkative, but while Michael is an invincible monster who's incredibly murderous, Tivoli is a meek and harmless man who ends up being a magnet for the violence of so-called "sane" people.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Soundly averted. While he does impulsively steal a car and nearly runs over Tommy while doing so, it's clear he would never hurt a fly. Which, unfortunately, doesn't protect him from the angry mob who want his blood when they mistake him for Michael.
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Some very poor wording on Cameron's part gets the scared and angry mob in the hospital to think he's Michael. The predictable happens.

    Corey Cunningham 

Corey Cunningham

Played by: Rohan Campbell
A young man accused of killing the boy he was babysitting, setting off the events of Halloween Ends.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is a reference to Arnie Cunningham from John Carpenter's Christine, who gets obsessed with and corrupted by a malevolent supernatural force.
  • Jack the Ripoff: This is evident from the first trailer alone. "Michael"'s left hand (completely in-tact, mind you) has a silver ring on it, the same silver ring as Corey's.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Apparently. The inciting incident of Ends is him getting accused of murdering a boy he was supposed to be babysitting.

Other Characters

    Dr. Ranbir Sartain 

Dr. Ranbir Sartain

Played by: Haluk Bilginer

Michael's psychiatrist, who has taken over the role of Samuel Loomis.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: A non-romantic example. Sartain admires Michael for his pure ruthlessness and wants to watch him in the field. Michael is not amused.
  • Admiring the Abomination: In his own madness, Sartain is entranced by Michael, desperate for any understanding he can glean from the killer.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Did he orchestrate Michael's escape or merely take advantage of it?
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He was mentored by Loomis to watch Michael, but sadly unbeknownst to Loomis, Sartain had his own nefarious plans.
  • Asshole Victim: Given his corruption, no one would mourn his death.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's clear from his actions in the film that Sartain may have more than a few screws loose in his head.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite the implications that he sabotaged Michael's transfer, Sartain is ultimately way in over his head in thinking he can control him. Michael himself makes it very clear that he doesn't play The Dragon to anyone by offing him before the climax.
  • Cop Killer: Subverted. He stabs Hawkins with his pen knife and runs him over. However, the following film reveals that Hawkins didn't die.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Different continiuity but in comparison to Terrence Wynn, Sartain comes off as much a Foil as an Expy. Wynn was also an Evil Former Friend of Loomis but while Wynn was in charge of the Sanitarium and Loomis' superior, Sartain was simply Loomis' pupil. Wynn had a degree of power over Michael (depending on the cut) and was his mentor; it is made abundantly clear that Sartain is in way over his head with Michael. Wynn was a fairly effective Big Bad who aided Michael for years before Michael turns against him, Sartain had little to no direct involvement in Michael's rampage, and doesn't even last the night.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets his head smashed into the windshield multiple times, dragged out of Hawkins' police car, and finally, Michael stomps his head in, graphically.
  • Decomposite Character: Although Dr. Wynn still exists in this timeline, Sartain takes his role as a psychiatric worker who tries to control Michael.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Sticks Michael's body in the back of a police car with Allyson, hedging his bets that if Michael woke up before he could bring him to the Strode Compound, Michael would kill the helpless teenager before attacking him. He was wrong.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Samuel Loomis, who is the Big Good, while Sartain is a Big Bad Wannabe. Loomis believed that there's no point in keeping Michael alive or trying to understand him, while Sartain becomes obsessed with protecting Michael and understanding his psychology.
  • Evil Feels Good: Remarks "So that's how it feels" after frenziedly knifing Hawkins (seemingly) to death. Actually steals and briefly wears Michael's mask to boot.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's already quite quite eccentric sounding, but it kicks into overdrive after he reveals just how crazy he really is.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: What he should have done is kept Michael locked away until the day he died, like his mentor. What he did was instead think that it was a good idea to try and conduct an experiment by turning him loose again, eventually ending up as another notch on his kill tally.
  • Evil Is Petty: He runs over Hawkins after stabbing the man, though surprisingly this doesn’t kill him.
  • Expy: He has more in common with Dr. Terrence Wynn, another acquaintance of Loomis who is a Psycho Psychologist wanting to control Michael to do his evil bidding.
  • For Science!: He's become obsessed with understanding his patient, to the point that he murders a man so he can observe Michael "in the field." He then takes him to see Laurie largely to see what effect it'll have on him.
  • Infectious Insanity: It's implied that studying Michael over the years has contributed greatly to his own mental decline.
  • Karmic Death: After assisting Michael in his rampage to try and see if his actions can be understood, the thing that gets him killed at Michael's hands in the end is this obsession to understand him along with his refusal to believe that Michael is both completely incomprehensible, and absolutely uncontrollable.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Even after decades of being Michael's psychologist, Sartain still doesn't know what makes him tick and has only his wild speculations about what drives him to do what he does. Michael's actions and Sartain's death make it clear that he was too wrapped up in his own fantasies of Michael's motivations to see him for what he was.
  • Lack of Empathy: He's much more interested in understanding Michael than in the human cost of the Shape's rampages. He even stabs Hawkins and leaves Allyson with Michael with the hope that watching him kill her will help him understand why Michael does what he does.
  • Meaningful Name: Just two letters away from Satan.
  • Psycho Psychologist: He stabs Hawkins and kidnaps Allyson hostage as he loads Michael onto his vehicle, all so he can finally understand his patient, whom he's become obsessed with. He even has a moment of awe after he seemingly kills Hawkins where he thinks he finally understands what Michael feels when he kills. Played for Laughs however, in a deleted scene when Sartain bizarrely asked Hawkins about wearing ladies' underwear then picks his nose while sitting next to him, though it was likely to foreshadow how seriously unhinged he could be.
  • Sanity Slippage: It's implied that trying to understand Michael has driven Sartain insane; by the time of the film, he may have released Michael, almost murders Hawkins to save him, and is prepared to have Michael slaughter Allyson, all for the sake of understanding Michael's evil.
  • Sinister Switchblade: He's revealed to have a retractable knife blade inside his pen.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sartain is noted to have been a former protege of Sam Loomis, to the point that you'd swear Bilginer is giving an impression of Donald Pleasance (and the character is even called out on this In-Universe, when Laurie refers to him as "the new Loomis"). Once it becomes clear that Sartain is manipulating Michael (and possibly instigated his escape) in order to see what he'll do, he becomes a far different person. In that sense, he becomes one to Dr. Terrence Wynn.
  • This Is Your Brain on Evil: Sartain's obsession with Michael led him to commit murder in order to fully understand his patient. He even put on Michael's mask in an attempt to see the world through his eyes. Yeah, this guy definitely had a few screws loose.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Whether or not he intentionally sabotaged Michael's transfer, he apparently forgot (or disregarded) the memo that Michael cannot be controlled, reasoned with, or understood on the same level as normal human beings. Loomis came to understand that Michael was a being of pure evil and had to be put down. Any attempts to control Michael were usually a one way street.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses his cool and self-preservation instincts on some level when Allyson tells him Michael spoke to her, something he had been wanting to hear or know about for quite some time. Being distracted in this manner leads directly to his death. His final words are pleading with Michael to say something to him, which Michael responds to by stomping his head into gooey chunks.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just look at this entry!
  • Your Head A-Splode: In a spectacular fashion, similar to Howard's death only done as a One-Hit Kill.

    Dr. Samuel Loomis 

    Aaron Korey 

Aaron Korey

Played by: Jefferson Hall

A true-crime British podcaster and Dana's partner.


  • Agent Scully: Asked by Laurie, Aaron says that he doesn't believe in the Boogeyman, seeing Michael as nothing but a crazed killer. Michael is happy to show him how wrong he is.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Somewhat. The first act of the film focuses largely on the podcasters (who are also both of British nationality much like the franchise's original protagonist Dr. Loomis and his actor Donald Pleasance which further gives off this vibe) before they're brutally killed off and the Strode women become front and centre.
  • The Door Slams You: The inverse happens, Michael kills him by smashing his head repeatedly into the door of the gas station.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He shows Michael his old mask in order to get some sort of reaction out of him, speculating aloud that the mask is part of him. It takes a while, but it gets a reaction all right: after escaping, Michael comes after him and Dana to get the mask back, killing them both.
  • Honor Before Reason: He's put off by Dana's suggestion to bribe Laurie to talk, as real journalists don't pay for interviews. Her tactic works anyways.
  • Killed Offscreen: Is thrown into a corner all bloodied before Michael kills Dana. Michael finishes him off offscreen.
  • Oh, Crap!: Upon seeing Michael at the gas station bathroom, he briefly panics.
  • Paparazzi: Fancies himself an Intrepid Reporter, but his overly-detailed description of Michael's murders combined with an obvious desire for sensationalism when he shows Michael his old mask betrays his true nature as this.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Much like Dana, he serves this role to show just how evil and brutal Michael Myers is.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Tries to save Dana and at least buy time for her to escape from Michael Myers in the gas station bathroom, but is killed and Dana is murdered not too long after.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His own. While it's up for debate whether Michael had always planned to escape during the prison transfer or was broken out by Sartain, Aaron's attempts to get Michael to say something during the opening scene only succeed in showing Michael who has his old mask, leading Michael to track down him and Dana after he gets loose and brutally murder them both.

    Dana Haines 

Dana Haines

Played by: Rhian Rees

A true-crime British podcaster and Aaron's partner.


  • Choke Holds: Strangled by Michael after he's finished killing Aaron. Ultimately, her neck is broken.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Somewhat. The first act focuses largely on the podcasters (who are also both of British nationality much like the franchise's original protagonist Dr. Loomis and his actor Donald Pleasance which further gives off this vibe) before they're brutally killed off and the Strode women become front and centre for the rest of the film.
  • Neck Lift: Michael raises her off the ground with ease...
  • Nice Girl: She makes an effort to be kind and approachable to their contacts, though Laurie remains unmoved.
  • Paparazzi: Is more subtle about it than her partner, but still shows shades of this, such as when she deliberately digs up painful memories of Laurie's daughter to provoke a reaction.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The podcasters in general, but Dana in particular as she's written to be a bit more likeable than Aaron.

    Kevin 

Kevin

Played by: Vince Mattis

A young boy coming back from a hunting trip with his father who happens on the crash of the prison bus transporting Michael Myers.



Alternative Title(s): Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends

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