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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:

...and now the earth will run with blood again! 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

The ONLY time in the film that the Rose of Shannon motel office light goes off is when Challis enters the premises to contact the authorities after the factory tour- possibly a visual cue for the suited men to kidnap Ellie. When he leaves the office, the light is on again. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) When Ellie takes Dr. Challis to her father's shop and discusses his record keeping the days before his death, the mask that he was clutching that fateful night is displayed in his store as "Silver Shamrock Novelties Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Masks". They are also advertised similarly in the commercial airing at the gas station in the beginning of the film. On Halloween the children from all over the country are shown trick-or-treating and although dusk has already fallen on the children in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix, the masks do not glow whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Conal Cochran: The surprising thing is that the internal components were quite simple to produce. The outer features took much longer to perfect but of course in the end it's just another form of mask making.
[Android sneezes]
Conal Cochran: Bless you. Convincing, aren't they? Loyal, obedient. Unlike most human beings.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Halloween II (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Challis Escapes
(uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

 
What the hell is this?
24 September 2007 | by vince200002000See all my reviews

I always question the fact of why this film was even made. It had nothing to do with it's predecessors and doesn't at all contribute to the series. Michael Myers is absent in this instalment. Instead the makers got this bright idea to come up with a completely different movie with a stupid, uninteresting plot about masks. The characters are all different and unlikable. The acting was horrible and was almost laughable. (That is if your eyes didn't burn from watching it) This movie shouldn't even be considered part of the Halloween series we've come to know and love. It throws everything that was great about it's predecessors right out the window and into the garbage. Avoid this terrible movie It is not worth yours or anyone else's time.


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