This October marks the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween, the film widely credited with igniting the slasher craze of the 1980s. Adding significance to the occasion, Blumhouse/Universal’s Halloween reboot will hit theaters October 19th. As if all this wasn’t exciting enough, there’s also a convention in the works: H40: Forty Years of Terror Convention is taking place in Southern California October 12th thru 14th.
The convention will reunite many of the original cast and crew from John Carpenter’s Halloween. To that end, organizer Sean Clark has appealed to the public in an effort to locate Sandy Johnson, the actress who played Judith Myers in 1978. Here’s what he told Dread Central:
“We would LOVE to bring Sandy in to meet her many fans for the H40: Forty Years of Terror Convention, but we haven’t had any luck locating her. If any of the fans can help us find her and she is positively ID’ed, we’d be happy to offer them a pair of complimentary tickets to the event.”
While the Internet was made for locating people who have gone off the grid (figuratively, of course) finding someone with a name as common as Sandy Johnson won’t be easy. Still, if you think you have a lead, Clark wants to hear from you at H40@cox.net; please put “Sandy Johnson” in the subject line.
Johnson’s part in Halloween was short but integral. As Michael Myers sister older Judith, she was “The Shape’s” first victim; her the single-shot murder sequence, seen through the younger Myers’ eyes, is legendary. Check it out in the video below, followed by Johnson’s IMDB Bio.
“Comely, busty and sexy brunette stunner Sandy Johnson was born on July 7, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up in San Antonio and has four older sisters. Moreover, Johnson attended Santa Monica Community College. Sandy was the Playmate of the Month in the June 1974 issue of Playboy. Johnson made a regrettably brief foray into film acting in the wake of her Playboy pictorial. Sandy achieved her greatest enduring cult cinema popularity as Michael Myers’ ill-fated sister Judith Margaret Myers who gets brutally murdered by her crazed younger brother during the startling opening sequence of John Carpenter’s outstanding seasonal slasher horror classic Halloween. Johnson had more substantial supporting parts in the amusing lowbrow drive-in comedy romps Surfer Girls, Jokes My Folks Never Told Me, H.O.T.S., and Gas Pump Girls. Sandy Johnson’s last movie role to date was as a ballroom dancer in Mel Brooks’ typically broad fright feature send-up Dracula: Dead and Loving It.”
Any Internet Sleuths out there willing to tackle this case?
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