Jud Crandall was a lifelong resident of Ludlow, Maine, who passed his twilight years watching semi-trucks barrel down the highway in front of his house. His quiet life became a little more active when a new family, the Creeds, moved in across the road. After he befriended Doctor Louis Creed, Jud took the family into his confidence and revealed that the seemingly-tranquil Maine landscape held a dark and deadly secret– an ancient burial ground that had the power to reverse death itself.
He was later killed by a reanimated Gage Creed when Gage slit his mouth and bit his throat.In the 2019 Remake, a reanimated Ellie Creed stabbed Jud to death off camera.
Jud Crandall was the iconic old man neighbor that anyone would have been happy to know. He lived a long life and saw a lot of everything– but nothing prepared him for the occult horror that brewed in the house across the road.
- Jud's Death in the 1989 Film won the Golden Chainsaw on Dead Meat's YouTube Channel.
- Jud is the one who first used the belief that "sometimes, dead is better".