There’s a reason basically every horror fan alive loves John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Halloween. Not only is it an amazing film in just about every respect, it also all-but gave birth to the slasher sub-genre, which many fright junkies cherish to this day.
One of the most treasured characters in the entire Halloween franchise is of course Dr. Samuel Loomis, played originally by Donald Pleasance. The distinguished actor might be best known as Bond villain Blofeld to the masses, but to us, he’ll always be Dr. Loomis.
Loomis of course spent over a decade as Michael Myers’ psychiatrist, after the boy murdered his sister Judith on Halloween night. Once grown-up Michael escaped, Loomis went on the hunt for him, determined to stop his patient from taking anymore lives.
While he ultimately proved far from successful, Pleasance’ Loomis remained one of the best parts of the sequels. Sadly, Pleasance died after working on 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and the role would be given to Malcolm McDowell in Rob Zombie’s films.
Despite the fact that Pleasance obviously isn’t around to reprise the role, Halloween (2018) director David Gordon Green recently told Yahoo that Dr. Loomis will make a cameo in the new movie. He won’t be seen onscreen though, and will instead be heard.
Loomis will be played by a Donald Pleasance soundalike, according to Green. This was also done to give Loomis a presence in 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. While Pleasance may have passed on, at least the legacy of his greatest character continues.