Dr. Samuel Loomis (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers)

Dr. Samuel Loomis
Gender: Male
Type: The Dark Side of Dr. Samuel Loomis
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Donald Pleasence
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Halloween
First appearance: Halloween

Dr. Samuel Loomis is one of the two main protagonists of the Halloween franchise and a confident psychiatrist. He is also the archenemy to the series' central character and main antagonist, Michael Myers.

However, he was sadly flanderized when Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers was released in 1989.

Why He Sucked

NOTE: This will only focus on the Halloween 5 version of him.

  1. He went from being a selfless, optimistic and confident character who is willing to sacrifice his own life to protect innocent people from Michael Myers into a short-tempered, arrogant and unlikable jerk.
  2. He lashes out at Jamie Lloyd and terrorizes her for information.
    • Just to rub salt into the wound, he even uses her as bait for Michael Myers.
  3. He serves little to no purpose in Halloween 5 until the climax of the movie.
  4. Even the late Donald Pleasence admitted that he was completely out of character.
  5. He went as far as holding a police officer at gun point.
  6. He collapses from a heart attack near the end of the movie.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Donald Pleasence still gives an outstanding performance with what little he was given.
  2. Dr. Loomis is a likable protagonist in Halloween 1, 2 and 4 and he also becomes likable again in Halloween 6.
  3. His quote, "I prayed that he would burn in Hell." "But in my heart, I knew that Hell would not have him." is a fantastic line.


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