The Jupiter Ascending Stigma™️ is a cinematic event whereas the audience desperately asks for innovative, or simply more creative and…
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!
It’s not breaking news that Halloween 3 was a failure by any metric when it was released. It dropped it’s antagonist, utilized a horror genre that was all but dead at that point in time, and was a bit clunky and unlike any of the popular horror of that period. It’s also not a secret that it has become an often championed ‘misunderstood’ film by a growing number of enthusiastic fans. Like most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Originally intended to be a jumping off point for the series becoming an anthology, what you have is an uneven and moderately successful witchcraft/bodysnatcher hybrid, lined with some light commentary on consumerism. It unfortunately…
Forever caught up in the atmosphere of this, I've never worried about how little the plot makes sense or how Tom Atkins character sexually harasses every woman he comes into contact with. It's just dread and helplessness and mystery...weird, goopy, creepy crawly mystery, and I love it.
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 are 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…
A mediocre movie that feels more like an episode of an anthology series stretched for 98 minutes (with shades of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and even James Bond), and it takes too long to gain momentum and move into high gear to make us care about its stupid plot.
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This is one of my favorite movies to watch with somebody that's never seen it, first-time reactions are always amazing. It's so delightfully stupid throughout.
I saw this years before I even watched the original Halloween (i never used to be interested in horror) because it sounded like an amusing non-sequitur in the franchise. And it certainly is amusing.
this should have been a stand alone movie not part of Halloween series
A man gets suffocated through his eyes. A scriptwriter finds a corny way to get "Halloween III" into the dialogue. And to top it all off, some years later, a jaded engineer finds the worst VHS copy in the world to do the DVD conversion of this film.
While I admire the attempt to do something new and prove that Halloween isn't defined by it's villian, "new" turned out to mean stupid, and Halloween IS defined by its villian.
For the first hour or so I looked past the cheap effects and bad writing and thought "Maybe it's not that bad, it could be a lot worse." In the last half hour it proved that it truly could be a lot worse, and it planned on it. The third act of this already bad movie is ridiculously and completely unnessecarily convoluted, makes no sense, and is just SO DAMN STUPID. It's clearly only a Halloween movie for branding, and it even includes a weird, Human Centipede 2 style, reference to Halloween existing as a film within this universe. I expect all these sequels to be pretty bad, but I won't be surpised if this one slides in at the bottom of the list.
I really don't mind that this entry decides to abandon the Michael Myers storyline. I just wish it was a bit better paced. The first half drags but it does pick up during the second half. There are some neat ideas and some good visuals, but not enough to fully grab you. But goddamn does that jingle dig itself into your brain.
Decent horror film. If the specter of Michael Myers hadn't been hanging over the franchise, it might've gotten slightly better reviews, but I'm not really sure. I can say that I'll probably watch the first two Halloween films again sometime, but I don't think I'll feel much need to re-watch this.
I really do wonder how the franchise would have turned out if they'd kept going with different stories for each film rather than reverting back to the guy in the Shatner mask. Oh well.
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