Kenny is a citizen of Briarville, Missouri. He is the son of Amanda and Cliff Binder, who is Briarville's town sheriff. He is friends with his schoolmates Joey and Elizabeth, who eventually become wooden dolls by Trantor. After Mayor Murdock's two sons destroy his cardboard haunted house, Kenny relocates with Ernest, Elizabeth, and Kenny underneath the tree where Trantor the troll is dormant near Old Lady Hackmore's mansion. Trantor later roams Briarville once again. The troll transforms Kenny into a wooden doll near the end of the film until Ernest defeats Trantor once and for all.
- Like Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus, Kenny encounters two male bullies from his school before facing supernatural foes on Halloween (Kenny encounters Mike and Matt Murdock, but faces Trantor and other trolls later. In Max's case, he encounters Jay and Ernie "Ice", but faces the witches later).