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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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Tommy Lee Wallace
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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:

Witchcraft enters the computer age, and a different terror begins. 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

From conception to completion, it took visual effects designer John C. Wash between three to four weeks to create the background for the movie's opening title. He went to USC with Tommy Lee Wallace and John Carpenter, and would go on to do work in the films The Thing (1982) and Escape from New York (1981) for the latter. See more »

Goofs

The Silver Shamrock commercial halfway through the film says that it's two more days to Halloween. But the next night as Challis and Ellie are lying in bed, he hears the commercial say there are three more days to Halloween. See more »

Quotes

Harry Grimbridge: They're going to kill us. All of us! All of us!
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Alternate Versions

In the Spanish version, the following changes were made: When the gas station attendant is watching the news on the thieving of one of Stonehenge's rocks, what followed before the Silver Shamrock commercial was a: "When we come back..." ad, but it isn't played in this version. When the commercial is playing at the gas station and the power goes out, the scene of the attendant looking behind him isn't shown. Just him beginning to get up. See more »

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Robots at the Factory
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Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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It doesn't deserve its name.
2 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Do I really need to say anything else then 'I hate this terrible movie,' everything that was great about one, and good about two has been removed. It looks and feels cheap, and tacky, the first one is so slick, well made, and well filmed, this one looks like a cheap 80's b horror movie, the acting is wooden. You can forgive those elements in a horror film if it has a unique factor, something striking, but no, they've even taken Michael Myers out, result, this isn't Halloween. The plot is thinner then a gnat's shoelace, and it just is truly a sad watch. Every sequel and prequel was superior, even the dreaded Halloween 4 is world's ahead.

It makes no sense, it's stupid. Awful movie. 2/10


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