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Name: Dana Haines
Gender: Female
Birth: 1978
Death: October 31, 2018
Portrayed by: Rhian Rees
First appearance: Halloween
"How does three-thousand dollars sound?"
―Dana Haines to Laurie Strode[src]

Dana Haines is a character in 2018's Halloween, played by Rhian Rees.


Meeting Michael Myers

Dana was a true-crime podcaster and worked with Aaron Korey to investigate Michael Myers. The two of them traveled to the sanitarium where he was confined to meet with Michael. After arriving, they met with Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's new psychiatrist who took on the position after the death of his mentor, Dr. Samuel Loomis. He explained how Michael would soon be transferred to a maximum security institution as the psychiatric community had given up after years of trying to reach him.[1]

Dana and Aaron are escorted to the courtyard, where several patients are chained to the ground, including Michael himself. Sartain tells them that Michael is able to speak and is aware of his surroundings, but has never uttered a word. Dana watches and records as 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.[1]

Afterwards, Dana and Aaron drive to Laurie Strode's isolated residence to interview her and see if "one monster has created another". When they fail to gain entry, Dana informs Laurie that she will be given three thousand if she lets them interview her. Laurie accepts and they interview her. However, when Laurie's parenting is brought up, she tries to end the interview and tells them to get out when Aaron asks her to meet Michael and see if he will speak to her.[1]


Dana Haines screams in terror as Michael Myers kills Aaron Korey

Dana and Aaron stop at a gas station and Dana says she needs to go to the bathroom. While she is there, Michael comes in and tries to enter her stall. Unaware of who he is, she 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 and screams for Aaron. As the latter rushes to her aid, Michael kills him by bashing him into the stall Dana is hiding in. Michael grabs her by the throat and strangles her, snapping her neck.[1]

Dana's and Aaron's corpses are later discovered by Officer Frank Hawkins and the rest of the police force in for their autopsies.[1]


In the novelization, she had managed to obtain Brackett's journals while investigating the case.