The 1980's manifested the peak of Capitalist Realist Horror Satire, an inversion of 1950's fears of Communist Mind control, relocated…
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!!!!!!)
Bom, acho que se queriam fazer da franquia “Halloween” uma antologia, era melhor se não tivessem lançado um segundo filme trazendo Michael Myers de volta, não é? Esta terceira parte nem é digna do título, já que não se encaixa dentro da franquia – tendo sua única ligação a exibição de cenas do primeiro filme pela TV em alguns momentos.
Agora, relevando esse fato frustrante, “A Noite das Bruxas” traz uma discussão interessante em seu roteiro. O filme não é um primor, possui muitos erros e problemas de narrativa. Mas faz uma crítica até bem construída ao consumismo e às grandes corporações, que adoram manipular as pessoas.
A trama só engrena mesmo lá pelos 40 minutos de projeção (o que…
Too long by about 20 minutes, but a great, creepy atmosphere and tone anchors the plot which feels like a nice spooky short story.
Criminally underrated. Seriously. Easily one of the greatest horror movies, ever.
I watched this movie for the first time in a mental hospital during a thunderstorm on Halloween night.
Everyone left the room, claiming it was the worst film in the Halloween franchise.
Silver Shamrock man, Silver Shamrock.
I don't care what anyone says, this movie rules.
Forse il film più sottovalutato del genere che per fortuna col tempo è stato parzialmente rivalutato in positivo(e ci mancherebbe).
Tommy Lee Wallace è alla regia però la sensazione che quella divinità di John Carpenter ci abbia messo più di uno zampino nel film è molto forte e in molti passaggi la sensazione diventa certezza così come i rimandi a "L'invasione degli ultracorpi".
Il film si può definire al 100% Carpenteriano viste le tematiche e anche se qualche attore non è il massimo il tutto viene mascherato dalle musiche cupe e mai così azzeccate della coppia miracolosa Carpenter/Howarth di cui basta solo vedere la scena dei titoli e quella iniziale per capirne l'efficacia.Poco ci frega se non c'è Michael Myers quando si hanno personaggi come quelli di Tom Atkins e un vero cattivo capo di una multinazionale Dan O'Herlihy.Tra i capitoli migliori della saga pur essendo fuori dalla stessa.Da riscoprire.
I'm so glad I finally got around to watching this. It isn't perfect, but it's so much better than what people had tried to tell me for so long. I really like the idea that for they were trying to do something different form the original formula, and if this was more successful, think of all of the different kinds of movies we would have gotten in this franchise. Instead we just gotta a couple good Michael Meyers movies and then a pile of rubbish. Oh well. Rather tacky looking, but definitely worth watching.
Not what I was expecting.The make-up effects were amazing.
Il più eccentrico e conturbante della saga di Halloween. Sette ancestrali agiscono nell'ombra contro l'umanità, giocando con le sicurezze più innocenti, tramutando il balocco in incubo. La fabbrica non è più del cioccolato, ma dell'orrore; i simpatici nani diventano freddi automi inumani. Sci-fi, fantasy e horror si fondono in questo delirante complotto malefico e sociale. Notevole lo spunto della pubblicità come veicolo del male. Diverse le scene imperdibili e di buonissima fattura (l'uccisione nell'ospedale; la decapitazione di un barbone). Mitico.
Film as nothing to do with the Myers films and was made in an attempt to branch out the franchise away from the slasher genre.
The concept of the film isn't terrible, It's basically a super creepy extended episode of the twilight zone. The effects are ok, the acting suffers as does labeling this as a "Halloween" film.
Just falls a litle bit short of being routinely rewatchable. Watch it once if you must
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