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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Daniel Challis
Stacey Nelkin ... Ellie Grimbridge
Dan O'Herlihy ... Conal Cochran
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Rafferty
Ralph Strait Ralph Strait ... Buddy Kupfer
Jadeen Barbor Jadeen Barbor ... Betty Kupfer
Brad Schacter ... Little Buddy (as Bradley Schachter)
Garn Stephens Garn Stephens ... Marge
Nancy Kyes ... Linda Challis
Jonathan Terry ... Starker (as Jon Terry)
Al Berry ... Harry Grimbridge
Wendy Wessberg Wendy Wessberg ... Teddy
Essex Smith Essex Smith ... Walter Jones
Maidie Norman ... Nurse Agnes
John MacBride John MacBride ... Sheriff
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Halloween horror continues. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,333,259, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:

$14,400,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The gas station seen in the film can also be seen in John Carpenter's The Fog (1980). See more »

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(at around 1h 12 mins) Teddy, the coroner's assistant, finishes writing down the number for the Rose of Shannon motel from the phone operator before he provides her with all the digits. See more »

Quotes

Conal Cochran: [upon entering Cochran's underground laboratory] Those who went before me, you know they-they never dreamed of anything like this.
Daniel Challis: What is this place?
Conal Cochran: Can't you tell? A vast... Ancient techology. Ha ha ha, a good magician never explains. Come on, then, you've still got time to figure it out all by yourself.
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Alternate Versions

The version on television is as follows: The opening sequence is in a letterbox format, as well as the first shot of Harry Grimbridge running out of the tunnel; the music from the TV is somewhat mismatched from the dialogue as Walter Jones watches; an additional line from the Silver Shamrock masks from the commercials that tells people to watch the big giveaway is heard before the power goes out; all uses of God's name in vain is removed; Marge's line of "They got their orders all screwed up" is changed to "all messed up"; Marge Guttman's misfire accident is violence-trimmed, so the music is mismatched to the scene and it edits a few moments of footage; Buddy Kupfer's line of, "Sticky toilet paper" is changed to "sticky dwarf toys"; the shot of snakes coming out of Little Buddy in Test Room A is removed so the deaths of Buddy and Betty are mysterious. See more »

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Soundtracks

Do the Boogaloo
Written by Gerhard Narholz and Jean-Claude Madonne (as Jean Claude Madone)
Performed by Quango and Sparky
c/o Sonoton Music Inc
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User Reviews

 
which witch, what witch, who witch? Don't know, don't care
16 November 2004 | by geoffrey3001See all my reviews

Ever had a really bad day and went to bed feeling bad? Well, I have that feeling now, only because of this movie. To be honest, I really looked forward seeing this movie and find out what's the commotion all about.

I found out and I am sorry for that. I wish I could tell you about some scary parts, but I cannot. Two things I found funny: - when someone's head was pulled off. - The commercial, it could be more creepier, but it was OK. The clue of the story is told at the end of the movie. Since the acting was quite bad, the reason for all this was not even interesting.

Oh well, at least the editing was better than Legion of the Dead. I mean, bad story? OK, no problem. But at least try to make it scary. The electric sound was OK in the beginning, but it became a cliché half way the movie and quite annoying in the end.

I feel wasted and I am going to bed.


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