One of the few loose ends in David Gordon Green’s Halloween is what happened to Allyson’s cheating boyfriend, Cameron (played by Dylan Arnold)? After he got caught kissing another girl at the Haddonfield High School Halloween dance, he and Allyson (Andi Matichak) had a brief confrontation before he disappeared from the film completely.
This was around the half way point, mind you, and Cameron had been a pretty major character up until this point. So, what happened to the kid? Did he just go home to lick his wounds while “The Shape” rampaged on his girlfriend and her family? And don’t cheating boyfriends usually get their comeuppance in horror movies?
Last week, a deleted scene from Halloween 2018 hit the internet as an IGN exclusive. Not only does it explain what happened to Cameron, it reveals his connection to John Carpenter’s original Halloween, released in 1978.
Apparently, the fight between Allyson and Cameron continued outside when a couple of police officers arrived to declare an immediate curfew. Intoxicated and flustered, Cameron insults the cops, leading one of them to remark:
“Cameron Elam, of course! Elam’s are always running their mouths.”
Watch the deleted scene for yourself embedded at the top of the article.
As for how this connects to the original Halloween, this confirms that Cameron is the son of Lonnie Elam (played by Brent Le Page in 1978). The cop’s assertion that “Elam’s are always running their mouths” means that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) isn’t the only one who has been obsessing over the return of Michael Myers. It also suggests that his concerns fell on deaf ears, with the local police regarding him as a nuisance.
This isn’t exactly an Earth-shattering revelation. Green admitted that he intended to flush Cameron’s character out more once a sequel gets the greenlight. Here’s what he told Collider last October:
“Yeah. There’s some ideas for him for later. But do you see the allusion to him and who he is? We refer to his father being Lonnie who was the young kid from the original film. There’s ideas for him. There was more stuff of him and we decided to hold back and see what we could use later.”
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
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