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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:
Strange and slightly fascinating See more (508 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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Trivia:
The film's original director, Joe Dante, approached Nigel Kneale to write the film while Kneale was temporarily living in Hollywood writing the remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) for director John Landis that was never made due to budget cost. Dante wanted a new and different story than the two previous films in the series, so he suggested Kneale write a treatment around the word Halloween. The producers liked the idea, and after Joe Dante moved on to another project, producer John Carpenter's regular collaborator, Tommy Lee Wallace, came in as the new director. Kneale initially blamed the drastic changes to his script on executive producer 'Dino De Laurentiis' not understanding his dialogue when it was translated to Italian. Kneale requested his writing screen credit be removed once his comical mystery screenplay was rewritten by an uncredited Carpenter, and then later Wallace (who received sole screen credit as writer), to include more gore and simplify the story.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Just like on October 29th when Challis and Ellie initially booked a room at the Rose of Shannon Motel in Santa Mira, on 7:30PM Halloween night the liquor store in town is still open past the 6PM curfew.See more »
Quotes:
Daniel Challis:Teddy, do me another favor, will you? Find out everything you can about Conal Cochran. He runs Silver Shamrock, the Halloween mask people.
Teddy:Conal Cochran. Okay, but this is gonna cost you some serious dinners when you get back.
Daniel Challis:I'm always ready for dinner with you.
Teddy:Liar. Bye.
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76 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
Strange and slightly fascinating, 27 December 2004
Author: Lars Gorzelak Pedersen from Aarhus, Denmark

I like "Halloween III". Some people consider it to be one of those "so bad it's good" kind of films, but they're wrong. It's competently made and much better than the "Halloween" films that appeared after it. As sequels go it's pretty strange, though. For starters, Michael Myers is nowhere in sight. This second sequel has nothing to do with the two previous films in the series (personally I couldn't care less about that) and the plot is downright weird. What's strange about it is that there's very little symbolism at stake - something which is rare in occult horror films. Normally, filmmakers seem to feel that they need some sort of psychological excuse to show us unrealistic horror. Not so in "Halloween III". We never get to know the main characters and get only the most superficial impression of their personalities. The sinister goings-on in the film have nothing to do with the personal traumas of the protagonist - he's just there because he has to be, in order for the plot to move on. In this sense, the film is refreshingly "naive". The atmosphere or tone of the film is why I like it. It has that "midnight movie" feel, mainly - I think - because of the soundtrack. Music is rarely used, but always effectively like in John Carpenters "The Thing" (1982). And there are some almost surreal images thrown in along the way, like the one where snakes surprisingly appear from within the pumpkinhead.

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