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Director:
Writer:
Tommy Lee Wallace (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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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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(173 articles)
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"A good magician never explains." See more (511 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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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:
After Michael Myers died at the end of Halloween II (1981), the plan by John Carpenter was to make a new "Halloween" movie each year, each telling a different Halloween-related story. After this movie underperformed at the box office, the film-makers decided to bring Michael back to life for future sequels.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When the children are seen from different cities buying or wearing the Silver Shamrock Halloween masks the child on the bicycle in Omaha, Nebraska passes by a business called "Landis Dept. Store". It was a general store actually located in Los Angeles, California that closed its doors eight years after the movie was released.See more »
Quotes:
[about Grimbridge's attacker]
Daniel Challis:I've seen lots of people on drugs. The man was in complete control. He looked like a businessman!
Teddy:Well, he had to be one strong businessman, I can tell you that. You don't just pull someone's skull apart without a little lower-arm strength, know what I mean?
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FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 DVD Version and the Uncut Version?
Does Michael Myers appear at all in this movie?
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66 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
"A good magician never explains.", 24 October 2004
Author: TOMASBBloodhound from Omaha, NE USA

Let me begin by saying that I hated this film as a kid. After viewing it the other day on a whim however, I was surprised at how much better I liked it now. The story centers around an evil mask-maker planning to use ancient technology to murder millions of children on Halloween night by selling them masks with a nasty little secret inside. I found the story very interesting, though plenty of plot holes ultimately keep this film from being all it could have been.

The biggest obstacle in this film's way is the fact that it has nothing at all to do with the other "Halloween" films made either before or after it. That's certainly no reason not to give it a chance, though. Perhaps it should have been called only "Season of the Witch" or something so as not to anger the purists out there who demand the presence of Michael Myers in anything with the word "Halloween" in the title. That said, let's take a look at the good and not-so-good elements of this film, shall we?

Like the previous entries in the series, this film has some creepy and effective music. It is also buffered by some evil synthesizer sounds at every turn. The little jingle set to "London Bridge" is annoying, and I'm sure it was supposed to be.

There are some interesting deaths, to say the least. Early on, we see a robotic henchman pull apart a victim's skull, then blow himself up in a car. One hapless woman gets an energy beam projected through her face, leaving her mouth much larger than normal. (a bug then crawls out of her head, foreshadowing later events) Another man gets his head ripped completely off for threatening to torch the bad guy's factory. Later on, a family is murdered in a test demonstration of what happens when someone wearing one of these masks watches a certain commercial on TV. Bugs and poisonous snakes form inside the mask and attack anyone in the room. It seems the masks have some tiny pieces from one of the blocks from Stonehenge implanted in the factory seal. Something about the commercial triggers the effect within the mask. And just how does this happen, you ask? "A good magician never explains," the mask-maker points out in one scene. Sigh.

Some gigantic holes are present as the story unfolds. Tom Atkins, who plays our hero, has a useless love affair with the daughter of an early victim. If these two are so intent on solving a deadly mystery about the death of her father, and bad guys are all around, would they really stop to have sex? He is also much older than this woman. I guess since Atkins plays a doctor, the young woman finds that sexy. Maybe I'd better go to medical school if I want to score with hot young women when I'm his age.

Another problem concerns the time that these masks are supposed to go off. We are told by the mask maker that when the commercial airs at 9:00 pm on Halloween night, all the masks will react and kill the children. However, if it's 9:00 in California (where this takes place) it would be 11:00 where I live or midnight on the east coast. Children would mostly be in bed by then! Few parents would allow their kids up that late to watch any "big give-a-way". The plan is to wipe out kids all over the country, but it looks like only kids on the west coast would be up when the commercial airs. If there was an explanation about how this problem would be overcome, I missed it. I guess once again, "A good magician never explains."

And just how in the hell did this guy steal a piece of Stonehenge, anyway? He admits it was difficult, but again offers no explanation of how it was done!

And how many freaking times did the female robot attack Atkins at the end? I lost count.

Well, it's not a total loss. It was a neat idea for a film, but they shouldn't have glossed over so many things.

I'll give it 5 of 10 stars.

Happy Happy Halloween Halloween Halloween Happy Happy Halloween Silver Shamrock!

STOP IT!!!! STOP IT!!!! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So sayeth the Hound.

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