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Name: John Strode
Gender: Male
Location: Haddonfield, Illinois
Known relatives: Debra Strode (wife; deceased)
Kara Strode (daughter)
Tim Strode (son; deceased)
Danny Strode (grandson)
Morgan Strode (brother)
Pamela Strode (sister-in-law)
Laurie Strode (adoptive niece;deceased)
Jamie Lloyd (adoptive grandniece; deceased)
Steven Lloyd (adoptive great-grandnephew)
Birth: 1945-1950[1]
Death: October 31, 1995
Portrayed by: Bradford English
First appearance: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
"Thanks for the dinner."
―John Strode[src]

John Strode is a character in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.


John Strode is the abusive, alcoholic husband of Debra Strode and the father of Kara and Tim. He is also the brother of Laurie's father, Morgan Strode. John bought the Myers house from Morgan after the house was proved to be unsellable. John worked at Strode Real Estate with his brother. Unlike his brother, John always has had an abusive relationship with his family. He hates Kara for some unknown reason and disowned his daughter after she got pregnant and moved away for five years. Once she came back, John claimed that their family was perfect without her and her son. He hated it whenever Debra tried to help out their daughter, but both Kara and Tim would stand up for her if John ever got out of hand. He had also been known to hit his family on a somewhat-daily basis.[2]

On October 31, 1995, John went to work and received a call from Debra, telling him that a psychiatrist named Sam Loomis came by the house and told her about the night Judith Myers was murdered in the same house they lived in, and that Jamie Lloyd was found murdered that morning. She told him that she and the kids were was going to leave the house but she wanted him to come along with them. John claimed that Debra was losing it and kept brushing it off. He finally hung up on her after Debra said she was aware that John knew about the house and had neglected to tell them. He then prepared himself a drink.[2]

John's death

John's head explodes

That night, John came home to find no one was home and became annoyed, thinking that his wife had left. Just then, the power shut off, so John went down to the basement in an attempt to try and fix the power. He discovered that the basement was flooded from the washing machine apparently being broken. John turned the machine off and opened it, only to find the bloodstained sheets from when Michael had murdered Debra, which clogged the machine. Shocked and appalled, John attempted to get out of there only to run right into Michael Myers, who stabbed him through the stomach with a Kitchen knife, and pinned John to a fuse box, causing him to be electrocuted and after about a minute of excruciating electrocution, causing his head to explode.[2]

Notes and trivia

  • John Strode was named after John Carpenter.
  • His death won the Golden Chainsaw Award in Dead Meat's Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers kill count.



  1. John is mentioned in the script as being in his late 40s.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers