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.
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!
(Sung to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down")
Happy, happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Happy, happy Halloween, Silver Shamrock.
Campy, cheesy, geography is not existant or security in a hospital for that matter, with all that said, 'Halloween III:Season of the Witch' Is entertaining, tense, funny, tabu and has an iconic villain in Dan O'Herlihy, is simply.. awesome.
'Halloween III' is part homage of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', and part classic Carpenter set-up and execution. what more can you ask for?
The cinematography is beautiful, we are talking Dean Cundey here, the guy that shot,' Halloween', 'The Thing', 'The Fog', 'Escape from New York', and it…
A fun film with a super catchy theme song. Everytime I watch this I end up singing the Silver Shamrocks theme song for days.
warning: don't but your halloween costume from a company that uses the bits of the stone from stone henge in a mirco chip that will make snakes and bugs come out of your body or shoot a laser at you..
maybe just go with the sheet ghost costume...
I imagine that Tom Atkins smells like musk when you meet him in person, well, hard liquor mixed with musk.
My favourite film from the Halloween series. The only one that hasn't got Michael in it. Because of this film ill never wear a Halloween mask on Halloween night. One of the most underrated horror films from the 1980's .
The best part of this is the Silver Shamrock theme song.
''Hey Cochran, fuck you!''
'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' is arguably the greatest motion picture ever created. Actually, that last sentence isn't quite true because 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' IS the Greatest motion picture ever created!!
Th film features the most heroic hero ever put on screen, Dan Challis, a sleazy, alcoholic, insensitive, sex addicted Doctor who may be the most incompetent father on the planet. While he may not be able to save his fraying relationship with his children he can save Halloween and the world from the stone henge stealin' Conal Cochran who, along with his robotic acquaintances, are planning to kill the children of the world (?) via computers and chip off rock from…
The only problem with this great little horror movie is going in expecting a Michael Myers movie.
If the producer had chosen to just title this film 'Season of The Witch' instead of cashing in on the Halloween franchise this film would have a far better reputation.
Alan Howarth and John Carpenter's electronic score sounds better today than it ever did.
I'm really happy that I gave this film another chance, especially now that we have the super sharp bluray version, not my old VHS version that is in a pretty poor state.
Not directed by John Carpenter (only produced) but his and Alan Howarth's music is all over it making it seem like one of his films. I'd forgotten how nasty this film is with a number of quite gruesome deaths. No Michael Myers of course but the concept is fun with an 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' feel to it. It was nice to revisit again and the Scream Factory release is excellent.
Carpenter quería hacer una tradición de películas de terror en Halloween cuya conexión entre sí fuera el nombre. El éxito de Michael Myers provocó que la segunda parte de la saga fuera sobre el asesino de la máscara y no sobre cualquier otra cosa. En esta tercera parte, Myers no aparece en absoluto y nada guarda relación con el resto de películas. Es una locura de asesinatos, Halloween, brujos, máscaras, robots y hombres calabaza.
El único guiño que conecta esta película con el resto son dos frases pronunciadas en Halloween 2 y una escena de esta última película mencionada dentro de la Halloween 3.
Fun film, cool Blu-ray.
A coven of Irish witches are planning mayhem on the children of America. Starts out good and then goes downhill. A good idea bogged down by a bad script.
Silver shamrock! Fun, campy '80s horror--I think it'd actually be more favorably remembered if it weren't part of the Halloween series.