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Know the Cast: ‘Halloween Kills’

Halloween Kills Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Halloween Kills cast features Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak. This info article contains minor spoilers for David Gordon Green’s 2021 franchise movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Halloween Kills picks up after the events of the 11th franchise installment, Halloween. As Tommy Doyle celebrates the 40th anniversary capture of Michael Myers, he learns that the serial killer recently escaped from prison. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode mistakenly believes that she murdered Michael that same evening with the assistance of her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson. When the truth emerges, the community attempts to locate and eliminate public enemy number one. Here’s every main performer and character in Halloween Kills.

Halloween Kills Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode

Halloween Kills Cast - Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode

Character Profile: The primary franchise protagonist. After surviving the events of Halloween (2018), she recovers from a stomach stab wound. Laurie mistakenly believes that Michael Myers died, and then hunts the killer after learning the truth.

Curtis’ Resume: Kimberly Hammond in Prom Night (1980), Helen in True Lies (1994), Tess Coleman in Freaky Friday (2003), Dean Cathy Munsch in Scream Queens (2015-16), Linda Drysdale in Knives Out (2019)

Halloween Kills Cast: Judy Greer as Karen Nelson

Halloween Kills Cast - Judy Greer as Karen Nelson

Character Profile: Karen’s daughter. She unnerves her own daughter, Allyson, with her perpetual fear and unwillingness to confront the past. Karen makes a fateful stand when Michael remerges.

Greer’s Resume: Kitty Walker in The Village (2004), Casey in 27 Dresses (2008), Maggie Lang in Ant-Man (2015), Karen in Jurassic World (2015), Martha Washington in America: The Motion Picture (2021)

Halloween Kills Cast: Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson

Halloween Kills Cast - Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson

Character Profile: Karen’s daughter. She takes a proactive approach upon learning that Michael somehow survived. Allyson and her ex-boyfriend Cameron track the killer down at his childhood home.

Matichak’s Resume: Maggie in Making It: The Series (2014), Meadow in Orange Is the New Black (2015), Miss Jubilee in Underground (2016), Kayla Shepard in Assimilate (2019), Laura in Son (2021)

Halloween Kills Cast: James Jude Courtney as The Shape

Halloween Kills Cast - James Jude Courtney as The Shape

Character Profile: The franchise villain. He survives the events of Halloween and targets people from his childhood. Michael’s mask is used against him by one of the primary protagonists. The original franchise performer, Nick Castle (Escape from New York), appears in some scenes as the villain, while stuntman Aaron Armstrong (The Dark Knight Rises) portrays the character in the 1978 timeline.

Courtney’s Resume: Peter Christopher in Knots Landing (1989), Peter Byrne in Unsolved Mysteries (1992), Boxer in Far and Away (1992), Final Hitman in The Hit List (1993), Der Kindestod in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998)

Halloween Kills Cast: Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins

Halloween Kills Cast - Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins

Character Profile: A Haddonfield deputy. He survives a stabbing and spends the entirety of the movie in a hospital bed. Frank regrets not allowing Dr. Loomis to kill Michael directly after his 1978 capture.

Patton’s Resume: Scott Pritchard in No Way Out (1987), General Bethlehem in The Postman (1997), Chick in Armageddon (1998), Captain Weaver in Falling Skies (2011-15), Caleb Tucker in The Forever Purge (2021)

Halloween Kills Cast: Thomas Mann as Young Frank Hawkins

Halloween Kills Cast - Thomas Mann as Young Frank Hawkins

Character Profile: A younger version of Patton’s character. He tracks down Michael in 1978 and accidentally shoots his police partner. Young Frank gives his weapon to a superior who helps cover up their colleague’s death.

Mann’s Resume: Thomas in Project X (2012), Ben in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Greg in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Slivko in Kong: Skull Island (2017), Jim Dear in Lady and the Tramp (2019)

Halloween Kills Cast: Jim Cummings as Pete McCabe

Halloween Kills Cast - Jim Cummings as Pete McCabe

Character Profile: Frank’s police partner in the 1978 timeline. He states that he knew Michael as a child. Pete gets attacked while investigating the killer.

Cummings’ Resume: Director of Thunder Road (2018) and The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) — Also, Big Dean in Casual (2016), Burke in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017), Dale in The Block Island Sound (2020)

Halloween Kills Cast: Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam

Halloween Kills Cast - Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam

Character Profile: Allyson’s ex-boyfriend. He discovers an injured Frank at the beginning of the film. Cameron later looks for Michael with Allyson and his father, Lonnie.

Arnold’s Resume: Carl Atwood in Mudbound (2017), Twig Wysecki in Nashville (2018), Henry Bodreaux in The Purge (2018), Noah in After We Collided (2020), Theo in You (2021)

Halloween Kills Cast: Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam

Halloween Kills Cast - Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam

Character Profile: Cameron’s father who used to buy peyote from Allyson’s father. He hangs out with Tommy Doyle and other Michael Myers survivors on Halloween. Lonnie eventually pursues the killer at his childhood home.

Longstreet’s Resume: Professor James in Aquaman (2018), Mr. Dudley in The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Clarence in A Dim Valley (2020), Leslie Carlyle in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Joe Collie in Midnight Mass (2021)

Halloween Kills Cast: Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle

Halloween Kills Cast - Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle

Character Profile: A Haddonfield native who celebrates the 40th anniversary of Michael’s capture. He discovers that the killer escaped from prison and vows to track him down with a baseball bat. Tommy serves as the unofficial leader of a community group who collectively states that “evil dies tonight.”

Hall’s Resume: Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone (2002-07), Engel in The Dark Knight (2008), Jack in Foxcatcher (2014), Greg Pulver in War Machine (2017),

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The Halloween Kills cast also includes Charles Cyphers (Halloween, Major League), Scott MacArthur (The Mick, The Righteous Gemstones), Michael McDonald (MADtv, The Loud House), Omar J. Dorsey (The Blind Side, Queen Sugar) and Lenny Clarke (Fever Pitch, Rescue Me).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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