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Character
Annie Brackett
Name: Anne Marie Brackett
Known aliases: Annie
Gender: Female
Location: 157 Montrose Avenue, Haddonfield, Illinois
Known Relatives: Leigh Brackett (father)

Joanne Brackett (mother)

Birth: April 15, 1961
Death: October 31, 1978, 7:45 PM (Age 17) [1]
Portrayed By: Nancy Loomis
First Appearance: Halloween
"This has not been my night"
―Annie Brackett to Laurie Strode after the latter sees Annie is only wearing a shirt and underpants [src]

Anne Marie "Annie" Brackett (April 15, 1961 - October 31, 1978) appeared in 1978's Halloween and was played by Nancy Loomis.

BiographyEdit

Annie Brackett was born to Leigh and Joanne Brackett on April 15, 1961 in Peoria, Illinois. Her family eventually moved to Haddonfield, Illinois, where she attended Haddonfield High School. Her best friends were Laurie Strode and Lynda Van Der Klok. She also had a boyfriend named Paul. Annie occasionally babysat children in her neighborhood, which Lynda claimed Annie only did so she had a place to be with her boyfriend. She was well-known around school due to her sarcastic sense of humor and for always being in a rushing mood for no reason. She was also known as one of the few girls at school to not wear a bra. Annie did not like to think of topics such as rape and murder, as she had heard enough of her father's stories of when he worked in Columbus and thus whenever she did hear something like that, she would tune it out.[2]

On Halloween 1978, Annie was walking home from school with her friends, talking about how her plans were ruined because of Paul being grounded for the night. While this was going on, a car sped down the road past them. Annie yelled at the driver and he screeched to a halt. Eventually he went on his way. The girls then continued on with their plans for the night as Lynda was planning to also come over to the Wallaces with her boyfriend Bob Simms. Lynda left the girls once she reached her house and Laurie then spotted the same man who stopped when Annie yelled at him. Laurie told Annie of this and the latter went to investigate, but discovered nothing. She joked to Laurie that she had managed to "scare another one away". She then arrived home and called Laurie shortly afterwards. At first, as a joke, she was chewing gum on the phone without saying anything. This scared Laurie, who hung up the phone. A few seconds later, Annie called again to tell her that she was going to pick Laurie up at 6:00 PM.

Before they arrived at their babysitting jobs, Annie and Laurie decided to smoke marijuana which Laurie was clearly not too experienced at. They talked about their babysitting plans and Annie teased Laurie about being so innocent. Annie then spotted her dad at Nichols' Hardware Store, where the sheriff had been investigating a recent break-in. Annie told Laurie to quickly get rid of the drugs and to remain calm. They stopped and talked to Sheriff Brackett who told them he believed kids were responsible for the break-in, and Annie retorted by accusing him of blaming everything on kids.

On their way, the girls began to talk about an upcoming dance where Laurie wanted to take Bennett Tramer so Annie told her that it was not such a big deal to ask a guy to the dance. Unknown to both girls, serial killer Michael Myers was following them to the Doyle and Wallace homes.

The Shape watches Annie

The Shape watches Annie

As soon as Annie arrived at the Wallaces' home, she got little Lindsey to watch a movie while she called Ben Tramer and at the same time made popcorn. After talking to him, she called Laurie to tell her that Ben was also attracted to her. Laurie, who was clearly upset at Annie telling Ben about her feelings, started to get angry at her friend. During the argument, Annie accidentally spilled hot butter on her clothes and told Laurie she would talk to her later. She grabbed a shirt while she finished up with the popcorn.

Afterwards, she went to the outdoor laundry cottage to clean her clothes, unaware that she was being stalked by Michael. While washing her clothes, she received a telephone call from Paul wanting her to pick him up so they could go out. Annie tried to leave the laundry room, but Michael closed the door and it got locked. She tried to call out for Lindsey, who could not hear her as she was busy with her movie. She tried to climb out the window, but wound up stuck. Finally, she shouted until she got Lindsey to come out and unlock the laundry door. Afterwards, Paul called again and told Annie that his parents had left and he was free to do as he wanted. Annie was excited by this and wanted him to come over. She had to pick him up, but first she needed to get rid of Lindsey.

Annie took her across the street to Tommy Doyle's house where she made a deal with Laurie. If Laurie watched Lindsey for the night, she would call Ben Tramer in the morning so Laurie would not feel as uncomfortable with him. Laurie agreed to the plan and Annie went back to the Wallace house to get her car and pick up Paul.

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Annie dies when Michael slits her throat in her car

Once she got into her vehicle, she noticed that all of the windows were fogged up. Suddenly, Michael Myers appeared in the back seat behind her and began strangling her. Annie tried to get help by honking her horn but he continued to strangle her and, after choking her nearly to death, he finished her off by swiftly slicing her throat open with a butcher knife.

Michael then carried the lifeless Annie into the Wallace house and hid her body. After killing Lynda and Bob, Michael took Annie's corpse up the stairs into the master bedroom. He laid her out on in front of the stolen graveyard headstone of his own late sister, Judith Myers. Laurie discovered Annie's body a short time later while fleeing from Michael.[3]

Annie's Corpse

Annie's corpse

Her body was subsequently discovered by Deputy Gary Hunt, who had to tell the sheriff the grim news about his daughter. As her body was being wheeled on a stretcher out of the house, Sheriff Brackett made a positive ID on her and closed his daughter's still open eyes.[4]

Annie Brackett's funeral was held on November 5th, 1978 at the Mt. Sinclair Cemetery.[5]

Annie would later appear in a dream of Laurie's in 2001, during the latter's commitment in Grace Anderson Sanitarium. Laurie wondered what life would be like if Michael had never found her. In this reality, Annie was alive
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Annie's corpse being taken away by paramedics after being discovered

and well and had a young son by 1988. She would ask Laurie to watch over her child. Laurie then saw herself teaching at Hillcrest Academy in 1998, and also saw Annie with blood on her, writing SAMHAIN on the chalkboard. "Annie" told Laurie that if she were smarter, she would have stopped Michael from killing her. Laurie then saw Michael kill Annie once again before she returned to reality and continued waiting for Michael in the real world.[6]

TriviaEdit

  • Annie's social security number was 893-32-5987.[1]
  • Annie's corpse was attended by Graham from 10:30 PM on October 31, 1978 to 11:45 PM on the same night.[1]

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