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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.


Tommy Lee Wallace
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Daniel Challis
Stacey Nelkin ... Ellie Grimbridge
Dan O'Herlihy ... Conal Cochran
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


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


Witchcraft enters the computer age, and a different terror begins. See more »


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Did You Know?


Debra Hill suggested Tom Atkins for the role of Dr. Daniel Challis. See more »


Challis is caught in the factory and struggles with the suited man who attacks him, getting the upper hand and managing to punch through his stomach. When Challis pulls the wiring out of his torso, the man's jacket is buttoned. In the next shot when the orange fluid trickles out of his mouth, his jacket is unbuttoned. See more »


Commercial voices: [singing to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down"] Eight more days 'til Halloween/ Halloween/ Halloween/ Eight more days 'til Halloween/ Silver Shamrock. Eight more days 'til Halloween/ Halloween/ Halloween/ Eight more days 'til Halloween/ Silver Shamrock.
Commercial Announcer: Yes kids, you too can own one of the big Halloween three. That's right, THREE horrific masks to chose from. They're fun, they're frightening, and they GLOW in the dark.
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Alternate Versions

The Spanish version has some added scenes and others deleted. The added scenes include: When Dan Chaliss's kids are watching the Silver Shamrock commercial and Linda says "Turn that down", here we don't hear her voice over, there's a shot of her saying it. When the Kupfers are being murdered and bugs galore are coming out of Little Buddy's head, the Spanish version doesn't show the snakes, just continuous bugs so it doesn't show Buddy getting bitten by a rattlesnake. The scene right before Buddy Kupfer drops dead, there's an added scene of him through the surveillance camera reaching for help before he dies. At the beginning when the assassin droid is strangling Harry Grimbridge at a used car lot and Harry causes another car to crunch the assassin, well when it happens, it doesn't make that 'Eeeeeeee' sound it did in the regular version, instead there's the crush sound and the assassin keeling back. See more »


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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We Don't Miss Myers...We Miss Good Filmmaking
8 November 2018 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

I know this movie has its defenders, but my lord...it's pretty bad. The lore is atrocious, the motivations are inane, the lead guy is unknowingly despicable...however, that song is perfect.

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Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,333,259, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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