|Death:||October 31, 2018|
|Portrayed By:||Jefferson Hall|
Meeting Michael Myers
Aaron was a true-crime podcaster and worked with Dana Haines to investigate Michael Myers. The two of them travel to the sanitarium to meet with Michael. After arriving they meet Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's new psychiatrist who took on the position after the death of his mentor Dr. Samuel Loomis. He explains how Michael will soon be transferred to a maximum security institution as the psychiatric community has given up after years of trying to reach him.
Aaron and Dana are escorted to the courtyard, where several patients are chained to the ground, including Michael. Sartain tells them that Michael is able to speak and is aware of his surroundings, but has never uttered a word. Aaron approaches Michael and tries communicating with him, even taking out the mask he wore the night he committed his murders, but all that does is rile up the other inmates in the yard while Michael stands there unresponsive.
Afterwards, Aaron and Dana drive to Laurie Strode's isolated residence to interview her, and Aaron is interested to see if "one monster has created another". When they fail to gain entry, Dana suggests bribing her, which insults Aaron as he believes journalists do not pay for interviews. However, Dana's suggestion works and Laurie gives them the interview. Aaron tells Laurie he does not believe in the boogeyman but she tells him he should, but the interview is quickly ended when Laurie's loss of her daughter Karen to child services is brought up. Aaron asks her to come meet Michael, to see if he will finally speak after forty years, but Laurie instead takes their money and orders them to leave.
Aaron stops at a gas station and fuels up the car as Dana uses the restroom. While in there, Michael enters and tries to enter her stall. She is unaware of who he is and tells him someone is in there. Michael then reaches his hand over the stall and drops teeth onto the floor. Dana is horrified and tries to crawl out. Michael grabs her legs as she screams for Aaron. Aaron rushes to her aid and attacks Michael with a crowbar, to little effect. Michael bashes Aaron against a wall repeatedly and then Dana's stall, breaking the door. Michael proceeds to throw him against a wall and a battered Aaron dies just as Michael begins strangling Dana.
Dana and Aaron's corpses are later discovered by Deputy Hawkins and the rest of the police force are brought in for their autopsies.
Notes and trivia
- While it is only implied in the film itself, Dana and Aaron are confirmed to be lovers in the script, which included a scene where Aaron scared a showering Dana with the Michael Myers mask. However, Rhian Rees disputed this, claiming they were merely colleagues. The deleted scene was filmed with the actress in the scene but never made the final cut. The novelization of the film includes the scene in the story.
- By presenting Michael his mask, Aaron is in some way responsible for reigniting Michael's killing spree.