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Director:
Writer:
Tommy Lee Wallace (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...and now the earth will run with blood again! See more »
Plot:
A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
An underrated film. Very moody and atmospheric. *** out of 5 See more (503 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Atkins ... Daniel Challis

Stacey Nelkin ... Ellie Grimbridge

Dan O'Herlihy ... Cochran / Conal Cochran
Michael Currie ... Rafferty
Ralph Strait ... Buddy Kupfer
Jadeen Barbor ... Betty Kupfer
Brad Schacter ... Little Buddy (as Bradley Schachter)
Garn Stephens ... Marge
Nancy Kyes ... Linda Challis

Jonathan Terry ... Starker (as Jon Terry)
Al Berry ... Harry Grimbridge
Wendy Wessberg ... Teddy
Essex Smith ... Walter Jones

Maidie Norman ... Nurse Agnes
John MacBride ... Sheriff

Loyd Catlett ... Charlie

Paddi Edwards ... Secretary
Norman Merrill ... Red
Patrick Pankhurst ... Technician
Dick Warlock ... Assassin
Martin Cassidy ... Watcher
Michelle Walker ... Bella Challis

Joshua John Miller ... Willie Challis (as Joshua Miller)
Jeffrey D. Henry ... Motel Technician
Michael W. Green ... Technician #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brad M. Bucklin ... Red Headed Technician (uncredited)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)
Tommy Lee Wallace ... Silver Shamrock Commercial Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Kyle J. Wood ... Maskmaker (uncredited)

Directed by
Tommy Lee Wallace 
 
Writing credits
Tommy Lee Wallace (written by)

John Carpenter  uncredited
Nigel Kneale  uncredited

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... associate producer
John Carpenter .... producer
Debra Hill .... producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Moustapha Akkad .... executive producer (uncredited)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Alan Howarth 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Millie Moore 
 
Casting by
Susan Shaw 
 
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup (as Tom Burman)
Ron Walters .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... executive in charge of production
Jeffrey Chernov .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Thaler .... second assistant director (as Scott Ira Thaler)
Ron Wright .... first assistant director (as Ron L. Wright)
 
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... illustrator
Terry Feller .... propmaker
Andrew P. Flores .... labor foreman (as Andrew Flores)
Serge Genitempo .... standby painter
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator (as Walton Hadfield)
Greg Lynch .... swing gang
Randy Moore .... visual consultant (as Charles R. Moore)
Jerry Palermo .... construction painter
James A. Rathbun .... property master
Daniel Stoltenberg .... property master
James F. Walker .... propmaker foreman (as James Walker)
William Kemper Wright .... leadman (as William Wright)
John Naulin .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
James Cavarretta .... re-recording mixer (as James Cavarretta Jr.)
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Andy Rovins .... boom operator
Kendrick Sweet .... dialogue editor (as Ken Sweet)
Bill Varney .... re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects assistant
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sam Nicholson .... Silver Shamrock commercial
John C. Wash .... title sequence (as John Wash)
 
Stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator
Dick Warlock .... stunts
Lance Warlock .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Antunovich .... electrician
Richard Babin .... grip
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer (as Ronald Batzdorff)
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant cameraman
David Golia .... second unit assistant cameraman
László Horváth .... dolly grip
David Katz .... video coordinator
Nick Kurges .... grip
Allen Marshall .... electrician
Patrick Marshall .... electrician (as Patrick H. Marshall)
Thomas Marshall .... best boy electrician (as Thom Marshall)
Steve Mathis .... electrician (as Steven R. Mathis)
Mark Pearson .... grip
Joe A. Salamdino .... best boy grip
Guy Skinner .... second assistant cameraman (as Guy Ladd Skinner)
Stephen St. John .... second unit cameraman (as Steve St. John)
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Mark Walthour .... gaffer (as Mark D. Walthour)
Ronald Woodward .... key grip (as Ronald T. Woodward)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a"camera, additional photography (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Susie Johnson .... extra casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Vega Aubrey .... costumer (as Francis Aubrey)
Jane Ruhm .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maurie Beck .... first assistant editor
Patricia Lee .... second assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Ray Appel .... driver
Louis Galliani .... driver
Steve Grossman .... driver
Chuck Hampton .... driver
Jim Huffey .... driver
Marty Huffey .... driver (as Marten Huffey)
James A. Lundin .... driver (as Jim Lundin)
Dave Pierce .... driver
Wayne Roberts .... transportation captain
Mario Simon .... driver
Tom F. Thomas .... driver (as Tom Thomas)
Thomas Vilardo .... driver (as Tommy Vilardo)
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
Gordon Wiles .... driver
 
Other crew
Ami Agmon .... location manager (as Ben-Ami Agmon)
Gretchen Baker .... post-production expeditor
Jim Brockett .... assistant animal coordinator (as Jim Brocket)
Randi Chernov .... assistant: Ms. Hill (as Randi Linn Chernov)
Bill Cherones .... location assistant
Maurice Costello .... first aid (as Maurice Costello Jr.)
Lynn D. Ezelle .... assistant accountant
Chip Fowler .... production coordinator
David Gersh .... assistant: Matt Franco
Bernie Granados .... first aid (as Bernie Granados Jr.)
Mark C. Grech .... craft service (as Mark Grech)
Larry Hand .... production accountant
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Bert Jetter .... caterer
Bob Laird .... motor police
Doug Laird .... motor police
Ken Lavet .... location assistant (as Kenny Lavet)
Michele Little .... assistant: Mr. Chernov
Don Post .... creator: Halloween masks
Carol Rosenthal .... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Clint Rowe .... animal coordinator
Anne Thompson .... publicist (as Ann Thompson)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Last Halloween" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Austria:16 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (VHS rating) (1998) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1988) | Finland:K-18 (1983) (cut) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2014) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) (cut) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating: re-edited feature & trailer) (2002) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (2000) (2011) | USA:R (Certificate #26814) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Season of the Witch" was the original working title of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973). "Season Of The Witch" is also the name of a song by Donovan and an alternative name for the George A. Romero film Hungry Wives (1972). Also the name of a Nicolas Cage movie: Season of the Witch (2011).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dr. Challis throws the skeleton mask up onto the security camera, it turns around between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Commercial Announcer:It's time. It's time. Time for the big giveaway. Halloween has come. All you lucky kids with Silver Shamrock masks, gather 'round your TV set, put on your masks and watch. All witches, all skeletons, all Jack-O-Lanterns, gather 'round and watch. Watch the magic pumpkin. Watch...See more »
Soundtrack:
Do The BoogalooSee more »

FAQ

Where does 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' fit into the rest of the series?
Does Michael Myers appear at all in this movie?
Is 'Halloween 3' based on a book?
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89 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
An underrated film. Very moody and atmospheric. *** out of 5, 21 April 2005
Author: Lance from United States

Let's get some things straight...

The only real reason people seem to hate this film is because Michael Myers was absent.

For those who don't know, John Carpenter and crew decided since Michael Myers was dead at the end of HalloweeN II, there was no reason to continue on with his story. The decision was to go ahead with the series making each new installment a different story revolving around the Halloween season. Personally, I think this was a wise decision. But after everyone saw it they were screaming 'That wasn't a Halloween movie! Where was Michael?'. Obviously the majority of the audience would rather more Michael Myers rampages than creepy stories set around Halloween time.

Oh well, this movie gives a taste of where the series could have and should have went, before the disappointing HalloweeN 4.

Overall, the acting is top notch. Tom Atkins is a great actor. The soundtrack is one of my favorite John Carpenter scores ever. It has themes, but it's more about synthesized mood and pulsating rhythms. The cinematography by the great Dean Cundey is fabulous. And the entire feel of the film is very unsettling. The film literally freaks me out.

I recommend all of you that diss the film, to check it out once more. Keep an open mind. If this hadn't been a part of the HalloweeN series you would probably like it.

As for myself, I'm glad that this carries the HalloweeN title. Th rest of the films didn't pick up until HalloweeN H2O which is a very worthy entry.

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