Ben (The Brotherhood of Satan)

From Television and Film Character Encyclopedia
Ben

Background

Benjamin "Ben" Holden is an engineer for Air Corporation in Torrance, California. His daughter is K.T. and he is in a relationship with Nicky. Ben's former wife was killed six years ago. He lives in Westwood, California.

During the events of The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) played by Charles Bateman

Ben and Nicky have a birthday party for K.T. with the other neighborhood children and afterwards they get into their car and drive in a thunderstorm. They pass a sign for Woodley and get lost and their radio starts just playing static. They see tire skid marks veering off the street and Ben stops to check them out. Nicky gasps and covers K.T.'s eyes and Ben gets out of the car and sees the destroyed remnants of a vehicle. They drive into town of Hillsboro and stop at the sheriff's office. Ben bangs on the door and Tobey looks at him through the blinds and then closes them. The Sheriff pulls up in his vehicle and grabs Ben and throws him against his vehicle and pulls out his gun. The Sheriff looks at Ben's identification and asks him if he had trouble driving into town. A group of townspeople start to gather and surrounds them. Mike charges at them with an axe and accuses them of taking his sister. The Sheriff stops Mike and Ben, Nicky and K.T. get back into their car and drive away.

As Ben is driving, he swerves to avoid hitting a Child. He crashes the car and everyone gets out and searches for the Child, but they are no where to be found. Ben tells Nicky and K.T. that they will have to walk back to town. Ben, Nicky and K.T. stop at Ed and Mildred Meadows's house looking for help and find them dead. Their bodies are brought to a building and put on ice next to other bodies and the Priest gives them their last rites. The Sheriff and Priest argue what to do next. Doc Duncan walks into the sheriff's office and tells them about the baby that was just born. The Sheriff tells Ben that he doesn't understand how he made it into town when no one else has. The Priest thinks something supernatural is happening, but the Sheriff refuses to accept the idea.

Nicky has a nightmare and wakes up and tells Ben that they need to leave now. The Sheriff gives Ben the keys to a car and they drive away. As they are driving, a tire pops and when they pull over, K.T. is missing. Ben and Nicky return to town and the Priest tells Ben that The Witches took K.T. He gives the Sheriff a list and tells him that a coven of witches consists of 13 people. He says there are 11 missing children and the reason Ben was able to drive into town was, because they needed another female Child. The Sheriff, Tobey, the Priest, Doc Duncan and Ben and Nicky go to check the residences of what they believe will be the next missing child. Ben and Nicky find the catatonic Priest and take him to the Sheriff and Tobey. The Sheriff drives to the dilapidated house and he and the others get out except for Nicky and the Priest. The Sheriff finds a toy knight on horseback outside and when the Priest sees it, he starts screaming. The Sheriff, Tobey, Ben, and Nicky break open the door to the ritual room and finds a room full of only The Children, including K.T. that just stare at them.