Based off the classic list by Ryback, I will delve into the archives and find all the films I love…
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
...and now the earth will run with blood again!
Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.
McDonald's Happy Meal Version of 'The Wicker Man': Mass-produced, induced-demand, consumer-driven, standardized, repeatable, profitable. The 1980's Reagan/Thatcher Era transformed Seasonal Ritualized Mass Sacrifice into a slick corporate entity delivering The Good Times And Good News to All The Children Everywhere! Benevolent weather patterns and bountiful crop yield became positive quarterly projections, reaped bonus dividends, and investor satiation. Ultimately, does it matter which gods we are being sacrificed to without ever knowing their names? Those names change. The appetites of which the names are but a key to the mouth of the throne only grow. That said, Burger King or the aforementioned really missed out on a tie-in with the Silver Shamrock Co. in Autumn 1982!!!
I love that this is all underway basically to "play a joke" on the children. I aspire to one day be just like Conal Cochran.
Happy Hollieween, everyone!
I know this movie has a bad reputation, but it needs another look by those who have snubbed this Myers-less entry. Scream Factory presents us with a fine widescreen transfer and great sound to give people a fairly inexpensive purchase for October 31st. Erase Michael Myers for your memory for 98 minutes. See the movie as a scary Halloween story and not as “that one Halloween that doesn’t count.”
Dear Halloween III: Season of the Witch-
I know you've had a tough life. You've been shit upon now for over 30 years. It's only now recently that people began to see you for the film you aren't instead of the film you aren't.
Fuck Myers, man. You didn't need him. This isn't that film and I don't see why people won't give you a chance based on your own merit. Any film with both Tom Atkins and Dan O'Herlihy is okay with me.
Yes, the first Halloween was the only film that really scared me as I watched it as a child, it is true. But man, you got that fucking bad ass kiddie kill going for you. How…
My rating is a little misleading because I really love this movie. Sure, it isn't perfect, but minor pitfalls placed next to John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's spot-on score and some truly horrific moments (that murder in the hospital, anyone?)—not to mention Dean Cundey's fantastic cinematography, evident in the opening credits and the shot featured on the poster—only add to the charm. Having watched this two years in a row now, it very much feels like necessary Halloween viewing, a film that gets me in the spirit of my favorite day of the year more so than the original entry in the series (or any other horror film, for that matter).
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
OCCULT LAZERS BURNT OFF MY FACE
OCCULT LAZER BURNT OFF MY FACE
OCCULT LAZE BURNED OFF MY FACE
a single cricket crawls from the wreckage of my mouth to find hidings in my hairline my eyes track what it can i am still awake i am still awake i am still awake i am still awake
(bonus review! Happy Samhain!!!!!!)
Why is it called Season of the Witch?! Wait, why is it even in the Halloween series?! Stonehenge? Huh?! Robot henchman?!
Note: The Silver Shamrock jingle is equally as annoying as the 1-877 KARS FOR KIDS jingle. #Fact.
I strongly feel that if this movie wasn't titled Halloween 3 it would be considered one of the great horror movies of it's time. The problem is that when most people saw it for the first time (my self included) they're waiting for Michael to show up. Obviously that never happens and I think most people wrote this movie off. I revisited this film years after seeing it as a kid and if you can watch it for what it is (not a Michael Myers Halloween), it's really a great movie. I would urge anyone who didn't like this movie the first time to give it another try.
Alguien por ahí la define como la versión Happy Meal de "Wicker Man", y no se me ocurre mejor definición. Es intencionadamente pulp, y además está llena de guiños a Willy Wonka y Twilight Zone (Joe Dante la iba a dirigir, y se nota), pero cuando entran en la fábrica y el malo empieza a explicar todo su plan al prota, la peli se me cae. Entramos en un terreno de absurdo y todo vale que se lo compro a Howard el Pato, o a Buckaroo Banzai, pero no aquí. Lo más memorable -aparte de la irresistible canción del spot de Silver Shamrock- son esos planos crepusculares de los niños vestidos de Halloween, o los salvajes asesinatos, seguramente lo que no quiso añadir el guionista Nigel Kneale, y por lo que Dino de Laurentis lo despidió. El remendado posterior se nota mucho y la cosa queda bastante amorfa.
Wow. This film is genuinely good. Forget Michael Myers, this as a stand alone horror is fantastic. I personally didn't really even like the first two Halloweens.
The plot is top shelf stuff. The music continues to be awesome as has been the case in the first two Halloween movies. The acting is decent.
The ending was also really pleasing. The creators could've taken the easy way out but they didn't. It's dark, and could've led to a sequel had there not been a backlash at the time of release.
Additionally, if you play(ed) Fallout 4 you'll enjoy this movie. It's entirely possible some inspiration for the Fallout series spawned from this under appreciated hidden gem.
La toune du commercial est bonne en maudit.
i can't help but be trash for this movie now
This is a great entry in the franchise, even without Michael Myers.
Part 2 of an "Evil Corporation" double bill.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…