|Name:||Lynda Van der Klok|
|Location:||153 Montrose Avenue, Haddonfield, Illinois|
|Known Relatives:||Ray Van der Klok (father)|
Marilyn Van der Klok (mother)
|Birth:||May 7, 1960|
|Death:||October 31, 1978, 8:48 PM (Age 18)|
|Portrayed By:||P. J. Soles|
- ―Lynda Van der Klok[src]
Lynda Van der Klok (May 7, 1960 - October 31, 1978) was a character in the original Halloween.
Lynda Van Der Klok was born to Ray and Marilyn Van der Klok on May 7, 1960 in Haddonfield, Illinois. She had one younger brother. She also had a boyfriend, Bob Simms Lynda was a ditzy cheerleader who rarely paid attention to her studies and was more interested in boys and her social life. She was close friends with Laurie Strode and Annie Brackett. It was known that she never learned to moderate her voice, so everything she said was an announcement or a declaration. She was also known for trendy phrases, which she used to exhaustion for a month, then dropped from her vocabulary forever, to everyone's relief. In July the word was weird; in August it was gross; In September, she was calling everyone “Jack”. The October word was totally. On October 31, 1978, she along with her friends, were walking home from school when Laurie noted that she forgot her chemistry book. Lynda then mentioned that she always forgets her books, remarking "who needs books anyway?". At that moment, a car was speeding down the road and when it stopped after Annie yelled at it. The girls were curious about who it was but the driver then left. Lynda then asked Annie if their plans were still on for the night in which she and her boyfriend Bob Simms were planning to have sex while the Wallaces were out. Lynda then arrived at her house and left the girls.
Later in the evening, Lynda went to Laurie's house to borrow a blouse from her for the night. On the way, she was being stalked by Michael Myers but she believed it to be Steve Todd, a classmate of hers. She quickly bushed this off and asked her to borrow Laurie's blouse. Laurie who was still worried about the stalker, looked out at the window again but Lynda told her to stop worrying so much about it. That night, Lynda and Bob arrived at the Wallace home and discovered that neither Annie or Lindsey was there. Lynda called Laurie and found out that Annie went to pick up Paul while Lindsey was being babysat by Laurie. Wanting to take advantage of their
situation, Lynda and Bob went into the master bedroom to have sex. After Lynda has sex with Bob, he goes downstairs to get a beer. He is attacked by Michael, then pinned up against the wall by a knife. Michael then disguises himself as a ghost with a sheet over his head and Bob's glasses on. Lynda thinks it is Bob, but after teasing him and flashing him her breasts, he remains quiet. She gets up to call Laurie to see if she knows where Annie or Paul are. Michael walks to Lynda while she is still on the phone, and just when Laurie answers, Michael grabs the phone cord and wraps it around Lynda's neck, strangling her.
Laurie can hear Lynda squealing for help, but thinks its another prank call. Lynda falls to the floor and dies. Michael then stuffed her corpse inside a dumbwaiter where it was discovered a short time later by Laurie Strode.
On Halloween 2003, Lynda's corpse (along with Bob's and Annie's corpses) was dug up by Laurie (who became Michael in a mental way) and was laid in the same position it was on Halloween 1978. Her corpse was later discovered by Lindsey Wallace. The bodies were then taken back to the cemetery and re-buried in their rightful caskets.
Notes and trivia
- Lynda's social security number was 735-43-2811.
- She is the only person in the first film not to be killed with Michael's signature Kitchen knife.
- Lynda was examined by Graham from 4:00 PM to 5:00 on November.
- Lynda's family is from Germany
- Lynda says the word "totally" 11 times.
- Halloween (Extended Edition)
- Halloween II (corpse)
- Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (indirect mention)
- Halloween: Resurrection (mentioned)
- Halloween (mentioned)
- Halloween: Charlie (vision)
- Halloween (1978 novelization)
- Halloween II (novelization) (mentioned)
- Masks and Grotesque Figures
- Halloween: Autopsis (corpse shown in photos)
- A Rainbow In One Color (as corpse drawn by Michael)
- Halloween III: The Devil's Eyes (as corpse)