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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

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Taglines:

The night no one comes home. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

In one of the several commercial of Silver Shamrock can be seen a shop called "Landis Dept. Store". It's a nod for John Landis, horror director of An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) 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

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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Alternate Versions

Also in the Spanish version, the scene of Marge Guttman's face exploding was shortened. It shows the macabre scene but it cuts out the Jerusalem cricket crawling out her mouth. See more »

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Followed by Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) See more »

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Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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That was something...bad
5 October 2017 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

The "Halloween" movies were originally intended to be an anthology series which is why this doesn't have any connection to the other Halloween films. Due to the poor reception of this movie, they went back to making the whole thing about Michael Myers. This is a very dumb movie with a ridiculous plot. Children are buying Halloween masks from a company that's using them to kill children. Like Leonard Maltin said, "Nice, huh?". They die when a commercial airs and the mask makes spiders and snakes come out of the kids' bodies and kill their parents. It's as dumb as it sounds.

The operation is caused by robots with yellow blood or yellow oil or whatever. The main character fights robots to stop snakes and spiders from coming out of kid's bodies. It's as stupid as it sounds. The only good parts are the very end and when the main character is escaping. The Nostalgia Critic gave a brief audio review of it but oddly enough he later said he liked it! I'm going with his first opinion and dismiss the film for being stupid. It's also mostly boring with little progression in the story at all. *1/2


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