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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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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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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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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,400,000 (USA)
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Director Tommy Lee Wallace credits the concept of witchcraft in the computer age to producer Debra Hill. See more »

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When Cochran gives Challis a demonstration of the Halloween mask on the Kupfers while they are in test room A, the closed circuit TV behind them in the final processing area shows Betty leaning into Buddy Sr. as the special Silver Shamrock commercial starts. When the next scene cuts into the test room, Betty is resting her chin in her hand and the shot plays out seconds later. As little Buddy is bent over the TV staring at the "Magic Pumpkin" with the mask on, Betty mentions how everything "is a big joke". When the scene cuts back to Cochran, Challis and the robot humanoids again, the closed circuit TV shows little Buddy standing up straight with the mask in his hands. See more »

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Teddy: I'll see what I can do. No promises. I was always good at moonlighting, wasn't I?
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I don't care what anybody says, I liked it!
29 October 2003 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Boy, this poor film has gotten all but burned at the stake (pun intended) here. I first saw Season of the Witch when it came on cable in the early 80s when I was maybe 12 and it scared me as much as the other Halloween films (just two at the time). Though I was somewhat perplexed that it didn't have Sinjoro Myers. But even at age 12, I was more intrigued by this change then outraged.

I still watch it when it comes on and though it hasn't aged well overall, the scene where the family is tested on is still one of the most horrific moments in film history and makes Donal Cochran one of the most dispicable villians EVER!

I love the idea that Carpenter wanted to do a different story for each one and I think it's a shame people hated this one so much that such an inspired idea was pulverized by ecomonic realities.

A lot of people complain about how stagnant the imagination of Hollywood is, but I think all these outraged comments here I've seen show that those people are actually a minority. Most people see nothing wrong with creative bankruptcy. So I guess we can look forward to a 5th (or is it 6th now) film with a guy in a Shatner mask eviscerating horny teens. I'd be happier though if they at least stuck a different mask on him. Maybe one from Silver Shamrock?:) God forbid! That's different!


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