2. Ben Tramer (Halloween II, 1981)
This unfortunate young man isn’t a direct victim of Michael Myers. Meaning, Michael doesn’t personally kill this boy himself. But it’s still Michael’s actions which indirectly lead to this guy’s death. If you have a twisted sense of humor like me, though, you can’t help but find the scene oddly humorous.
During the first sequel to John Carpenter’s original flick, Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett are searching for Michael. They are now aware that Michael is wearing the trademark white mask, and they are scouring the town looking for it. As (bad) luck would have it, they spot someone who appears to be Michael Myers in the mask. Loomis jumps out of the car and races towards “Michael” while pointing a pistol at him.
Of course, this actually isn’t Michael Myers. It’s Laurie’s high school crush, Ben Tramer, wearing a similar costume. Apparently afraid of the man in the gun running towards him, Ben walks swiftly into the road. At that moment, a speeding police cruiser plows into him, slamming him into an ambulance. This results in an explosion, setting poor Ben on fire (although he was likely dead from the impact anyways).
This was simply a case of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ben Tramer may not have ever come close to meeting Michael Myers face to face. But you can still think of Ben as one of the many victims of the unfortunate events to occur on that Halloween night in Haddonfield.