The Monster Kid: In Praise of Horror’s ‘Other’ Hero

By Brian Keiper

Credit: Owen Soule
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and monster kid Tommy Doyle (Brian Andrews) in Halloween (1978).
Clockwise: Monster kids in The Funhouse (1981), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), The Monster Squad (1987), and Vampires Vs. The Bronx (2020).
The Frog brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) in The Lost Boys (1987).
Mark Petrie (Lance Kerwin) in Salem’s Lot (1979).
Michael Brower (Edward Furlong) in Brainscan (1994).
Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) in Scream (1996).
Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) in Fright Night (1985).
Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere) in Scream 4 (2011).

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