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Season of the Witch (1982)
"Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 October 1982 (USA)
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A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks.

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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The small town of Santa Mira was also the setting for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). See more »

Goofs

After Dan hangs up the phone with his ex-wife in the start of the movie the police officer uses the phone and if you listen carefully you can hear "if you need help hang up and dial your operator," and it still happens as the officer dials. See more »

Quotes

Linda Challis: Children, we leave our food AT the table.
Daniel Challis: I'm sorry, it's bad timing.
Linda Challis: I'm used to it. Remember?
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Referenced in Knight Rider: Halloween Knight (1984) See more »

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Cha Cha del Sol
Composed by David Lindup
c/o KPM Music
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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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