Brandon James was born and raised in a small town called Lakewood. Brandon along with his brother, Troy, grew up next door to Daisy Anderson. He would write notes for Daisy and hide them for her to find and reply back to them. During his early childhood and teenage years he had multiple face surgeries to reconstruct his face and wore many face masks, eventually wearing the Brandon James Mask.
Brandon was home-schooled by his mother while his older brother Troy was the only one to take care of him, His father was ashamed of him. One night at the George Washington High School dance he went to Daisy and told her she deserved so much better than Kevin (her boyfriend) due to how horribly he treated her. A group of Kevin’s friends had overheard and went to tell him, causing a fight between Kevin and Brandon.
Soon after this Brandon was believed to have just snapped from his horrible and neglected life, he went on a killing spree, murdering five of Kevin’s friends in a single day on October 31, 1994. After which, he attacked but failed to kill Kevin Duval.
According to a tape Kevin Duval made, he found out Daisy and Brandon had been sexually involved with each other sometime before the killings. This caused Daisy to give birth to his daughter, Piper Shaw, which she gave away for adoption.According to Maggie, she went to Wren Lake to meet up and talk to Brandon but her father found out and called the cops, Brandon showed up to meet Maggie and according to her, he looked scared uttering his final words, “All I ever wanted was to be with you”. The police then arrived and opened fire, with the bullets hitting Brandon in the back, causing him to fall into the docks. His blood splattered on Daisy as she looked on in horror, having been promised that he would not be harmed.
His presumed murder triggered his daughter, Piper, to take revenge on Emma (Piper was jealous of her for the perfect life she had) and Maggie for his death. She failed to kill them as was shot dead at the same dock at the same lake.
However, we learn that after his supposed death, he survived being shot by the police and fished himself out of the lake. Daisy and Miguel Acosta helped him hide out. Piper was unaware of this fact.
BRANDON JAMES’S VICTIMS
Dara Alden: Dara is running away, and is caught by Brett Keener and informs him that there’s a killer, as Brett turns to look away the killer slits Dara’s throat.
Brett Keener: As Dara Alden is running away, Brett catches her and informs her that he’s probably close and has no remorse on what he did to Brandon James, as he turns away, Dara’s throat is slit. Brett grabs a nearby stick and tells him to stay away. As he attempts to runaway he trips and turns to see Brandon, who steps on his foot. Brett attempts to hit Brandon with the stick but he grabs it and uses it to impale him through the eye.
Trent Price: Trent Price was a student at George Washington High School in 1994 that was one of the victims in Brandon James’ original killing spree. The way he was killed is unknown.
Laura Cossey: Laura Cossey was a student at George Washington High School in 1994 that was one of the victims in Brandon James’ original killing spree. The way he was killed is unknown.
Mike Vinson: Mike Vinson was a student at George Washington High School in 1994 that was one of the victims in Brandon James’ original killing spree. The way he was killed is unknown.