Francis Hackmore is a character in Ernest Scared Stupid. She is a local superstitious hermit, finds Ernest and three school-aged children building the treehouse after Mayor Murdock's two sons bullied Kenny Binder by ruining his cardboard haunted house. Ernest P. Worrell tries to talk to her and she reads the legendary story about Trantor. Also at that moment, she finds out he is the direct descendant of Phineas Worrell who put a curse on the troll two hundred years earlier. After Ernest defeats Trantor, she reunites with her family, especially her sister who was one of Trantor's original four victims.