Judith Margaret Myers – (November 10, 1947 – October 31, 1963)
On October 19th, Michael Myers will attempt to finish the job he started back in 1978: Murdering his younger sister Cindy, now known as Laurie Strode. Though the upcoming film will ignore all Halloween films besides the original, the turbulent relationship between these two siblings is the stuff of legend, making their impending show-down an exciting prospect.
The fact that Michael’s relationship with Laurie has been intensely analyzed has caused many fans to completely forget about The Shape’s first victim: His older sister Judith Myers. Though we hardly knew her, she’s extremely important to understanding Michael’s transition from an innocuous tyke to the manifestation of pure evil.
Yesterday, we shared a historical retrospective of Judith Myers produced by YouTuber King Se7en. Today, we’re sharing the 2009 short film dedicated to this lesser-known but tremendously crucial character in Halloween movie mythology: Judith: The Night She Stayed Home! Give it a spin for a fresh perspective on the original Halloween’s classic, shocking introduction!
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Official Synopsis: TRICK-OR-TREAT! It’s Halloween day in the quiet rural community of Haddonfield, Illinois. Judith Myers and her best friend D’arcy Mims are planning a Halloween night campout at the Myers house with their friends. Judith is trying to forget the growing tensions in her family and wants to immerse herself in a carefree celebration, but her reclusive brother’s presence casts an ominous shadow over their cheerful preparations.
This short film breathes life into an often overlooked character from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – Judith Myers may have only had a short appearance in the classic film, but she nevertheless played a crucial role in the forming of the Michael Myers story. Director Josh Hasty (A Mannequin in Static) and writer (the creator of The Myers House NC) join forces to reinvent a classic character in an original new story.
Official Synopsis: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Nick Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green who co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride. Besides Curtis and Castle, other cast members include James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.
Look for Halloween to hit US Theaters on October 19th.