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Name: Cynthia Strode
Gender: Female
Location: Haddonfield, Illinois
Known relatives: Mason Strode (Husband; deceased)

Laurie Strode (Adopted daughter; deceased (H2 Director's Cut))

Birth: 1961[1]
Death: October 31, 2007
Portrayed by: Dee Wallace
First appearance: Halloween

Cynthia Strode is a minor character featured in the Halloween film series.

She is part of the continuity of the remake series and appears in the 2007 film Halloween by director Rob Zombie. She is the adoptive mother of Laurie Strode.


In the early 1990s, Cynthia and Mason Strode adopted a baby girl whom they named Laurie. They were unaware of her relation to the Myers family as she was dropped off at the hospital by Mason's friend Lee Brackett after Deborah Myers' suicide.[2]

Sheriff Brackett did not want the baby to carry the stigma of her family, so he omitted her from the records of what had happened with the Myers family.[3] Cynthia and her husband raised Laurie with a normal life.[2]

On October 31, 2007, Cynthia spent the day getting prepared for Halloween night while Laurie was at school and Mason was at work.[2]

In the afternoon, Michael Myers watched her and Laurie prepare decorations as he had followed Laurie home.[2]

That night, she shared a moment with her daughter where they talked about Laurie's childhood and future graduation.[2]

After Laurie left with Annie Brackett, Cynthia and Mason discussed their upcoming vacation before Cynthia went inside.[2]

Unbeknownst to her, seconds later after she went inside, her husband was killed by Michael. Then, Michael walked in the house with Mason's dead body and tried to attack Cynthia, who tried to defend herself by throwing whatever she could against him.[2]

Michael attacked her, but she fought to escape and call the police until Michael grabbed her by the neck before she could make the call and showed her a picture of Laurie.[2]

Cynthia's death

Cynthia's corpse

Then, Cynthia threw the picture out of his hands and told him to leave her baby alone. Then, Michael slammed her against a glass table and snapped her neck.[2]

Notes and trivia

  • The character of Cynthia Strode was created by writer / director Rob Zombie.
  • Cynthia Strode is the eighteenth murder victim of Michael Myers. She is the sixteenth human victim and Michael's eleventh victim as an adult.
  • Cynthia was the birth-name of Laurie Strode in the 4-6 and H20 timelines.
  • Her death won the Dull Machete Award in Dead Meat's Halloween (2007 Remake) kill count.
  • Originally, she was killed offscreen by Michael, who slit her throat.


See also


  1. Cynthia is revealed to be 45 years old in the script.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Halloween
  3. Halloween II