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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

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

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

When the hospital assassin sets himself on fire, the shot of the exterior of his car before it explodes clearly shows the driver's-side doors have been removed and then balanced back in place to allow them to blow off easily. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Challis: How you been?
Teddy: Okay. You?
Daniel Challis: Okay.
Teddy: Sierra Mesa still making you drink your ass off?
Daniel Challis: Oh yeah!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Burning Hell (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Goes By
Written by Alan Parker
Performed by Madeline Bell
c/o Themes International Music
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Baddddddd
27 October 2018 | by mrlloydcopperSee all my reviews

This movie isn't bad because it doesn't feature villain Michael Myers. It's bad because the acting is terrible, the song is irritating and the story is stupid. I just tried to get through it as part of a Halloween marathon (I've seen the whole thing before) but it just sucks.


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