- "Hey Lonnie, get your ass away from there!"
- ―Sam Loomis to Lonnie Elam[src]
|Known Relatives:||Wames Elam (brother)|
Cameron Elam (son)
|Death:||October 31, 1999 (4-6 timeline)|
|Portrayed By:||Brent Le Page|
Lonnie Elam was a minor character in the original Halloween.
Lonnie Elam was a 6th-grader who bullied Tommy Doyle along with his friends Keith and Richie. On Halloween 1978, Lonnie and his friends were trying to make Tommy believe that the boogeyman was coming after him. He also knew of the story of the Myers house and told his classmates of this. Later that night, Lonnie was dared to enter the Myers house. However, Sam Loomis happened to be hiding behind some bushes. He made a successful attempt to save the children from any danger by scaring them off.
For the next 21 years, Lonnie would further sink into delinquent activities with his friends. They continued to tease Tommy about the boogeyman into adulthood. On Halloween 1999, Lonnie and Keith were out driving around, looking for Richie so they could smoke some weed. They did find Tommy driving around and Lonnie decided to antagonize him, but backed down once Tommy pulled a gun on him. They let him go and continued searching for Richie. They eventually found his car parked in front of the Myers house and Lonnie told Keith to look around for Richie in the back while he searched the front of the house, much to Keith's disappointment.
Lonnie entered the house and still felt nervous about being there. He got out a lighter to help him see better than noticed a trail on blood leading upstairs, and followed. Once he reached where the blood was, he opened the door to find Keith's severed head. Lonnie turned around and, to his horror, he saw the boogeyman who stabbed him in an instant.
At some point during the next 40 years, Lonnie and his family gained a reputation for being in and out of trouble with the law. One such incident involved him being arrested for punching a police officer. Lonnie eventually has a son named Cameron, who starts dating Laurie Strode's granddaughter Allyson.