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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 7 mins) At the beginning of the film the Silver Shamrock masks are introduced as the "Big Halloween 3"- an obvious play on the movie's title. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) As panoramic views of the liquor store, the Rose of Shannon motel and the Silver Shamrock factory are shown, the current time in the movie is shown as 7:30PM. When the next scene immediately cuts to Cochran looking over a chair-bound Dr. Challis, the time on the digital clock above the door says 7:46. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Challis: [during sex] Aren't you just the least bit tired?
Ellie Grimbridge: No.
Daniel Challis: Wait - Wait a minute.
[smiling]
Daniel Challis: How old are you?
Ellie Grimbridge: Relax. I'm older than I look.
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Referenced in Broadway Danny Rose (1984) See more »

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The Rock
(uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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Pointless and Pathetic
1 February 2007 | by Jacob TuckerSee all my reviews

I knew this film was going to be completely different from Halloween and Halloween 2, no Michael Myers, no Haddonfield, no Donald Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis and no stalker killing babysitters! But I have to say after watching Halloween 2, I actually thought "Hey maybe the people are wrong and maybe Halloween 3 is just as good without Michael Myers!" so I rented it on DVD, I was so wrong.

The movie starts disappointing with no Halloween theme song by John Carpernter (director of the original Halloween) so I had worries and it grew worse and worse. The murder scenes are just so fake, the special effects are poor and you can tell the actors behind the witches in the movie. It's a terrible movie.


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