"You Can't kill the boogeyman!"- Tommy Doyle to Laurie Strode
1978EditTommy Doyle is an eight year old boy, who is being babysat by Laurie Strode alongside Lindsey Wallace. Tommy is afraid of the "boogeyman" and constantly asks questions about him to Laurie, who claims, he does not exist. When he sees Michael Myers across the street at the Wallace house, Tommy believes him to be the boogeyman, but Laurie continually dismisses his concerns, even when he sees Michae carrying Annie´s body to the house, something Laurie could not see. Laurie eventually goes over to the Wallace house to check on Annie and Lynda and is attacked by Michael. Running back to the Doyle house, Laurie screams at Tommy to wake up and unlock the door, and he does so just in time. When Laurie thought she had killed Michael, he tells her, that the boogeyman cannot be killd. Later Laurie, after knocking Michael out again, eventually sends Tommy and Lindsay to find help, and their screams alert Dr. Loomis to Michael.
A now twenty-five year old Tommy is a disturbed individual, who is obsessed with Michael Myers. He theorizes that Michael's obsession with killing his family members stems from the Curse of Thorn, and vows to protect Jamie Lloyd's baby, the latest in the Myers bloodline. This leads him to the Smith's Grove Sanitarium, where he and Dr. Loomis uncover the Cult of Thorn. Tommy battles Michael Myers, beating him with a pipe, and escapes with baby Stephen, Kara, and Danny Strode.