- "I don't know what else I can do for you, Michael. You haven't said a word in fifteen years. That's a lifetime. That's twice as long as my first marriage. It's funny, but in some strange way you've become my best friend. I've done all I can for you so I am afraid that, now don't be upset, but this is gonna be my last day, Michael. I have to move on."
- ―Samuel Loomis to Michael Myers[src]
|Known aliases:|| Doctor Loomis
|Location:||Warren County, Illinois|
|Known Relatives:|| Ex-Wife
|Death:||October 31, 2009 (H2 Director's Cut)|
|Portrayed By:||Malcolm McDowell|
Samuel Loomis was a child psychologist who worked at Smith's Grove Sanitarium in Warren County. At one point in his life, he was married, but it did not last long. On October 31st, 1990, Loomis was called by Jim Chambers of Haddonfield Elementary School to arrange a meeting with Deborah Myers. Deborah's son Michael was believed to display signs of mental illness so both men thought it would be best for Michael to get some help. Chambers showed Deborah a bag with a dead cat that was found in Michael's school bag. Also in the bag was a stack of photographs of animals in various states of mutilation. Dr. Loomis mentioned that only a deranged mind could take pleasure in such grotesque displays of violence. Later that day, Michael murdered four people, including his older sister Judith.
The Eyes of a Psychopath Edit
Initially, Loomis was able to maintain a steady dialogue with Michael Myers, who admitted no recollection of the murders he had committed. Michael developed an affinity towards wearing masks, a hobby which Loomis did not appear to discourage. As their sessions went on, Michael grew increasingly frustrated with his stay at Smith's Grove and wanted to go home. Loomis occasionally had to remind Michael that he could not go home because of the terrible things he had done. One of Michael's more severe emotional outbursts took place during the holiday season: Loomis had gotten Michael a new sweater for Christmas. Early the following year, Loomis noticed that Michael was becoming more and more withdrawn. The latter rarely spoke and was never seen without one of his masks. His mother, Deborah, came to see him once a week. During one of her visits, Deborah tried to cheer Michael up by giving him an old photograph of himself and his infant sister, "Boo". Following the visit, Doctor Loomis began walking Deborah out to her car. Before they even reached the elevator, the hospital alarms sounded and orderlies rushed into the visitor center. Loomis and Deborah chased after them and found that Michael had murdered an attending nurse named Wynn. Michael was subdued, but the incident had a profound impact on Deborah, who finally realized that her child was an unrepentant monster. She committed suicide a short time later.
After the death of Deborah Myers, Michael became nearly catatonic. He barely moved, and ceased to speak altogether. Loomis stayed with Michael, observing his behavior for the better part of fifteen more years. Ultimately, he concluded that nothing could be done for him and resigned himself to the notion that Michael Myers was no longer human, but a creature of pure evil. He documented his work with Michael in a best-selling book he called The Devil's Eyes.
Hunting in Haddonfield Edit
One evening, something inside of Michael's mind snapped and he broke out of Smith's Grove, murdering several staff members in the process. Administrators Morgan Walker and Doctor Koplenson telephoned Loomis at home and he came down to the sanitarium. Walker had no idea how to proceed with capturing Michael and acted as if he did not know where the latter was heading. Loomis fired back, "It must be great living in denial, I must try it some time." followed by "You know exactly where he is going". After learning the details of the escape, Loomis drove to Michael's home town of Haddonfield.
He went to the Haddonfield cemetery, where he spoke with the caretaker, Chester Chesterfield. They discovered that the headstone for Judith Myers' grave had been removed and replaced with the crucified remains of a dead animal. Loomis was taking no chances with Michael. He stopped at a gun shop and purchased a .357 Magnum from salesman Derek Allen.
He then consulted with the local sheriff, Lee Brackett. Brackett had heard of Loomis via his book, and was not impressed by anything the doctor had to tell him. Loomis insisted that Michael Myers was on his way to Haddonfield and that everyone was in danger, in particular a young woman named Laurie Strode. Brackett told Loomis what he knew of the Strode family. Seventeen years earlier, he responded to a 9-1-1 call relating to the suicide of a woman named Deborah Myers. Brackett found the infant Laurie in the house, but to avoid having the child grow up with the stigma of the Myers name, he omitted her from his official report, drove into the next down and dropped her off at the hospital. He found out a few months later that the baby had been adopted by a friend of his, Mason Strode. Loomis put the pieces together and realized that Michael had discovered somehow that Laurie was his sister.
The two were driving towards the Strode house when Brackett received a 9-1-1 call from Laurie herself, orginating at the Wallace home. They drove to the house, where Brackett found his tortured daughter Annie bleeding in the foyer.
Loomis tracked Michael down to the old Myers house and found the killer just as he was attempting to murder his own sister. He shot Michael several times in the back, but this only stopped him for a few moments. He ushered the frightened Laurie into Sheriff Brackett's car, but Michael revived and came after her again. He pulled Laurie out of the police cruiser and began dragging her into the house. Loomis pleaded with Michael, begging him to let Laurie go. He told him that he had failed him and that Laurie should not have to pay the price for his mistakes. Michael grabbed Loomis with both hands and squeezed his skull, then dragged him back inside the house. As Michael pursued Laurie, Loomis, who was stuggling to get up, grabbed his foot to try and stop him. Michael shook him off and Loomis lost consciousness.