Myers Monday: Is Tina Williams the Halloween series’ worst character?


The Halloween franchise features some pretty unsavory characters, but none are arguably as bad as Tina Williams. But is she the worst one?

Cast of Characters

Since 1978, the Halloween franchise has seen its share of terrible characters. Along with central protagonists and the trusty Dr. Loomis, each installment seemingly has at least one who’s less that desirable. From the original’s Bob to Busta Rhymes’ attempt at a Resurrection, there are a few characters who are arguably the series’ worst. But none are as bad as the annoying Tina Williams

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. — Courtesy of Galaxy International Releasing

Halloween 4: The Return of Proper Protagonists

After stumbling with Halloween II — a huge issue is an inactive protagonist (Laurie is mostly sedated throughout) — the iconic franchise finds solid leads in 1988’s The Return of Michael Myers. Acting as a brilliant contagonist act, Jamie (Danielle Harris) and Rachael (Ellie Cornell), are a huge reason why you find Halloween 4 on multiple “best horror sequels” lists. The two helped reignite the then-dying franchise. But with success comes money grubbing producers…

Tina The Terrible

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Not willing to pay Cornell properly, the lead was “transferred” to her made-in-a-year best friend, Tina. Doing her best with what she’s got, actress Wendy Foxworth (then Kaplan) is far from the reason most hate the character. Yeah, she’s annoying, but it really lies in the scripting.

In what can only be described as a bizarre story choice, Tina is stuck between an oddly thin line of killer fodder and semi-main character. Forced upon us like medicine to an infant, the movie wants us to take her as the focus but Tina acts like anyone in a slasher movie about to meet their maker. We simply aren’t supposed to spend that amount of time with a stock victims, as these characters supplement the stories of people weren’t meant to care about. It’s as if the makers of Halloween 5 have never experienced a story before.

And I’ll leave you with that. While there’s stiff competition, there isn’t anyone as terrible as Tina. Because honestly, there’s no reason to keep waxing — I’m sure the hatred is mutual.

This has been another edition of Myers Monday. We’ll see you trick ‘r treaters next week in Haddonfield…

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