We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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.
Road to Halloween 2014 - Review #2 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Now this is probably the most interesting film in the Halloween franchise as this is the only one not to have Michael Myers feature in it. Halloween III departs from the slasher film genre which the original two installments spawned, instead featuring a "witchcraft" theme with a sci-fi twist. John Carpenter and Debra Hill believed that the Halloween series had the potential to branch into an anthology series of horror movies that take place around Halloween, with each film containing its own characters, setting, and storyline.
The director of Halloween III, Tommy Lee Wallace said that there is enough fresh ideas and stories about…
The clock is ticking. Be in front of your TV sets for the Horrorthon, followed by the Big Giveaway. Don't miss it.
I still think this movie doesn't make any god damn sense but it finally won me over... I can no longer justify giving it such a low rating when I enjoy watching it so much even though the legendary Tom Atkins is not used to his full potential.
I know this movie has a bad reputation, but it needs another look by those who have snubbed this Myers-less entry. GoodTimes presents us with a fine widescreen transfer and average sound to give people a nice, 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.”
Part of **Halloween Season 2012**.
Why have I never seen this movie before now?
Kick-ass score? Check.
Nasty grossout scenes? Check.
Smokin' Hot Ingenue? Check.
Creepy Villain with Accent? Check.
Mix of Modern Tech and Ancient Magic? Check.
Multiple Heads Being Removed? Check.
Suspenseful final chase and wicked ending? Check.
Sleazy 70's Pornstache Hero? Check.
Annoying Kid Who You Hope Suffers? Check.
Bugs and Snakes? Check.
Pretty Blonde Scientist Babe? Check.
Annoying Song? Check.
Honestly, what's not to like? There's some dodgy acting and a bit of cliched dialogue now and then, I guess. But this film is lovely and creepy and tons of fun. And who cares about the rest?
More people need to see it. So just stop whatever else you're doing. Stop it! Stop it!
People like to criticize this film because it has nothing to do with its predecessors in the franchise. But in fact it contains enough Carpenterisms to render it far more similar to the original Halloween than any of its lackluster sequels and spinoffs and reboots.
Director Tommy Lee Wallace might be utterly bereft of artistic inclination and stylistic originality, but I'd take being able to see another artist in my work over pure emptiness any day. All John Carpenter's trademarks are present, the intrusive, repetitive synth score, with glaring cues to coincide with the appearance of headlights or the emerging presence of a threatening shape on screen, the extreme widescreen, steadicam cinematography, the alien town where all the inhabitants appear…
This one was begging to be placed on my "Shit List!"
For criminy sakes, What the blankity blank blank were they thinking when they created a Halloween franchise film and left out the iconic horror star the whole franchise is based on!
I have never hated this one like some, mostly cause in general I'm not a huge fan of the series, and it has only gotten better with age.
It's more science fiction then slasher and it involves the deaths of millions of children, so maybe even more horrific then the first two films.
Atkins is great here, but I can admit some of the other acting can be spotty. The suited men seem off until.yiu realize why, then it makes sense.
The theme song is beyong catchy. It will haunt you. Get in your head and never leave. The score is really good, minus the jolt notes whenever someone turns a corner, which can get predictable.
Fans should really give this one a chance and see it for it is, not what it was missing....ie, Michael.
"The third channel, it's still on. Please, take off the third channel. The third channel, it's still running. Stop it, please, for God's sake, please stop it. There's no more time! Please stop it. Stop it now. Turn it off! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! STOP IT!"
Yes that is an actual quote from this film, and yes it really is as terrible as it sounds. This film seemed to be a really shitty B Movie version of James Bond crossed with a porno. Seriously, it's that bad.
I don't want to say too much about this movie because thinking about it makes me want to tear my fingernails off. This is the worst film i think…
So apparently this is the Halloween movie not featuring Michael Meyers or something......nevermind, whatever, i was bored.
This film gets a lot of hate. I love it. Watch it knowing that it's a completely different film than the previous two installments. Also, it's way more sci-fi than horror. It's only real flaw is the name.
This movie tends to get a lot of criticism due to it having nothing to do with the previous Halloween movies, but I think that if you're able to look past that this is actually quite a good little movie. I was thoroughly engaged in the story and I found the ending to be satisfyingly bleak. The main character is totally unlikable, but not unpleasant to watch. It has great atmosphere and it'll definitely get you in the mood for the Halloween season.
Also, that silver shamrock song is probably going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the year.
Part of my Hoop-Tober challenge!
It has more in common with a James Bond film than it does a 'Halloween' film, but that doesn't stop this from being a terrific looking flick oozing with great holiday fun (and murder).
It's a cousin from the franchise and except for the last 20 minutes and minor plot holes and a weak lead character it's a pretty tense and interesting story.
This has remained a favorite horror movie of mine since I first saw it many years ago. Featuring a good story as well as music and sound effects, I consider it to be something of a cult classic with a cheese factor that I find irresistible. Who can forget such things as the main villain Conal Cochran and his persona, the homeless drunk, the gas station attendant, the "misfire", and of course those Silver Shamrock commercials! For me this movie is pretty much required viewing at least once every two to three years in October.
An insane, goofy plot that is a lot of fun and loads better than watching another movie about Michael Myers chasing people with diminishing quality. Would have loved for Halloween to have become a Holiday anthology series...
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