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Nurse Marion Chambers (born 1945) was the nurse of Samuel Loomis. She first appeared in the original Halloween and made her return in Halloween Kills. Marion is played by Nancy Stephens.

Biography

Attacked by the Shape

Marion Chambers was a nurse employed at Smith's Grove Sanitarium in Warren County, Illinois during the 1970s. On October 30, 1978, she was driving back to the hospital with her colleague, psychiatrist Doctor Samuel Loomis. A dangerous, homicidal patient named Michael Myers broke out of the hospital and accosted Marion in her car. She managed to get out of the vehicle, but Myers stole the car and began driving towards the town of Haddonfield.[1]

Later years

After Michael's rampage, Marion became acquainted with Lindsey Wallace, Tommy Doyle and Lonnie Elam. They bonded over their shared survival of encounters with Michael.[2]

Marion was killed by Michael after his second escape.[2]

Legacy

A short time after her murder, Marion's body is discovered by Lonnie and Tommy. Tommy attempts to take her hand before being called over after Lindsey is discovered.[2]

After Tommy takes the badly injured Lindsey to Haddonfield Hospital, he rushes to Laurie's room. He mentions Marion's murder by Michael and his attack on Lindsey, the exchange notably revealing to Laurie that Michael is still alive after her attempt at killing him earlier in the night.[2]

Notes and trivia

  • The name 'Marion Chambers' is a combination of two characters from the 1960 film Psycho; Marion Crane (whose actress, Janet Leigh, played Norma Watson in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later) and Sheriff Chambers.
  • In the novelization of Halloween, Marion's last name is Treadwell and she was a redhead.
  • Marion was the first person that Michael terrified after his initial escape.
  • When Nancy Stephens was contacted by David Gordon Green about reprising her role as Marion, she had not yet seen the 2018 Halloween film and Green had to come visit her as she had recently broken her foot. Unaware of the franchise's multiple timelines, she told Green that she had already been killed in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and Green replied that it did not matter. Stephens gave a willing suspension of disbelief and said she "loved the gestalt of this movie, that he was doing this contemporary group therapy PTSD with those that survived Halloween and weren’t crazy people by now."
  • Along with Lonnie, Tommy Doyle, and Leigh Brackett, Marion is one of four characters who appeared in the 1978 Halloween film and survived only to later be murdered by Michael in Halloween Kills.
  • She is the first character to use the "Evil dies tonight" chant in Halloween Kills.
  • The masks that are placed over the faces of Marion, Vanessa, and Marcus' corpses by Michael are from Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Appearances

References

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