Halloween Director Says He Kept One Character Alive For The Sequel


As usual, Michael Myers slaughtered his way through pretty much all of the supporting cast of 2018’s Halloween. You might remember someone who never encountered the character, though, and therefore lived to escape the movie unscathed: Cameron Elam, the boyfriend of Laurie Strode’s granddaughter Allyson.

Essentially, Cameron’s role in the film is purely as a narrative device to get Allyson on her own and vulnerable. If you’ll recall, when she sees him kissing another girl at the Halloween dance, they argue, he breaks her phone and she goes off into the night with just nerdy friend Oscar for company (who’s quickly offed by Michael).

If that’s the last you thought we’d see of Cameron, though, you’d be wrong, as director David Gordon Green revealed to Collider that Dylan Arnold’s character was deliberately left alive so that he could return in the expected sequel, with the filmmaker suggesting that he and the writers have plans for what to do with him next.

“There’s ideas for him. There was more stuff of him and we decided to hold back and see what we could use later.”

Green then reminded us of something hardcore fans of the franchise might have noticed. And that’s that Cameron’s said to be the son of Lonnie Elam, a kid who played a minor role in the original Halloween (he was scared away from the Myers house by Dr. Loomis).

“Do you see the allusion to him and who he his? We refer to his father being Lonnie who was the young kid from the original film,” said Green.

The director’s keenness to emphasize Cameron’s connection to Lonnie suggests that he might be thinking of bringing the adult Lonnie back in the sequel, perhaps to see what’s happened to him in the 40 years since Myers’ first attack on Haddonfield. If so, that could open the door to other classic Halloween characters reappearing alongside Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie, too. It’d be nice to see Tommy Doyle again, for instance, and it’d be awesome if they got Paul Rudd back after he played the role in Halloween 6.