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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

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Storyline

An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks. Written by MuzikJunky

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Witchcraft enters the computer age, and a different terror begins. See more »

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,400,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Atkins got pneumonia while acting in this film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) Challis goes to take a nap after tending to Harry Grimbridge and helping himself to a cookie from the refrigerator in the Doctors' Lounge at the hospital. The only light left on was the one on the desk in the room. When the sound of Nurse Agnes' screams awaken him and he leaves to investigate there is a two-bulb, standing lamp illuminating the room in the corner where the refrigerator should be. See more »

Quotes

Betty Kupfer: [about Mr. Cochran] Do you know he's one of the richest men in the country? And he got that way selling cheap gags and Halloween masks. Oh God, there's hope for us yet.
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Soundtracks

Do The Boogaloo
Performed by Quango & Sparky
Written by Gerhard Narholz & Jean-Claude Madonne (as Jean Claude Madone)
c/o Sonoton Music Inc
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Unbeatable, a Masterpiece!
2 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is an all time classic. Creepy from the word go, the lighting and soundtrack give it a theatrically dark and menacing feel, while the characters are so ordinary that one feels one is watching a drama-doc. Then the extreme violence with crushed heads and people set ablaze. There is a tangible sense of mystery to all this. Our hero is a slightly flawed character, womaniser and boozer, but an honest sort of guy. The idea of filming at a mask factory is inspired - all those creepy faces! The factory owner Cochran is one of the finest horror characters ever to grace the screen. Profoundly eerie yet likable, humorous yet intimidating, he has the quality of an educated, cultured serial killer with the monstrous ambition of a megalomaniac from a Bond movie. His evil plans are particularly horrific in scale, but he sees them as one big joke on the kids!


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