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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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Awards:
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Another Underrated Movie Due to its Name See more (501 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)
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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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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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Trivia:
Director Tommy Lee Wallace credits the concept of witchcraft in the computer age to producer Debra Hill.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:
Conal Cochran:[turns to see Dan] Aw, Mr. Chaliss.
Daniel Challis:Where's Ellie?
Conal Cochran:Mrs. "Smith"? I'm sure she's resting just now.
[Looks at his watch]
Conal Cochran:Didn't take you long to get here, Mr. Chaliss. DOCTOR Chaliss, I should say.
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FAQ

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Is 'Halloween 3' based on a book?
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121 out of 167 people found the following review useful.
Another Underrated Movie Due to its Name, 7 September 2006
Author: CMRKeyboadist from Sleesburg, VA.

I never have been a fan of the "Halloween" series. Not to say that I don't like slasher films, but Michael Myers just never did anything for me. I would rather watch a "Friday the 13th" film any day over this series. "Halloween 3: Season of the Witch" is the only movie from the series that I just didn't enjoy, but is actually one of my all time favorite horror films. Partially, because Michael Myers isn't in this film. Now, I am sure that people are going to hate my opinion on this, but I really don't care. I believe the only reason why this movie is so underrated and has such a low score on IMDb is because it doesn't have Michael Myers in it. If this movie had dropped the "Halloween" title and stuck with "Season of the Witch" or "The Last Halloween" I think this movie would have much more respect.

This movie has many things on its side. The storyline is one of the darkest I have ever seen about a company named "Silver Shamrock" selling Halloween masks. All through the movie television adds build up to a big "Give Away" on TV on Halloween night. Tom Atkins plays a doctor named Dan who suspects the "Silver Shamrock" company after a man is murdered in his hospital. The mans daughter and Dan take a trip to the town where the factory resides and find out much more then they could have bargained for.

As I said, this movie has many things going for it. A few great actors including Tom Atkins and Dan O'Herlihy do wonderful jobs. Especially O'herlihy, playing the part of the villain and one of the most evil characters ever created.

The music was great also. Performed by John Carpenter, of course. The music brings a great deal of atmosphere to the movie making you feel a sense of dread through and throughout. But, this is a great part of any of the "Halloween" movies. Like them or not, most of them have a good soundtrack.

And of course, the ending to the movie is one of the best/worst endings ever, in my opinion. Hollywood wouldn't dare have a movie end as bleak as this movie did today.

Well, you don't have to listen to me. But, I thought this was a great movie and I wish that it was never named "Halloween III". A bad decision, an excellent horror movie. 9/10

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