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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:

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

Nancy Kyes: Dr. Challis' ex-wife and mother of his two children. Kyes (aka 'Nancy Loomis') played Annie Brackett in Halloween (1978) and briefly in Halloween II (1981). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) When the children are seen from different cities buying or wearing the Silver Shamrock Halloween masks the child on the bicycle in Omaha, Nebraska passes by a business called "Landis Dept. Store". It was a general store actually located in Los Angeles, California that closed its doors eight years after the movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Conal Cochran: [a bunch of androids have just barred Ellie from seeing inside of a storage shed; to Buddy Kupfer] Trade secrets.
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Goodbye Ellie
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Makes no sense. Not even a good movie if it stood alone!
26 November 2010 | by kth-lafountaineSee all my reviews

This movie was...well...strange. First off, the title is Halloween 3. For those of us who have seen John Carpenter's Halloween, we think Michael Myers killing people, but this movie doesn't even have Michael Myers in it, so why is it called Halloween 3? Second, even if this movie stood alone, it would still be a bad movie. The plot had huge gaps in it, the acting was below average, and I don't know what was going through the director's mind. Overall, this movie didn't really deserve to be made at all I think. It has no point, and it is worst than the fifty sequels that were made from the original Halloween (ok, maybe not fifty, but there are more than 7). I would steer clear of this movie if I were you.


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