Halloween III: Season of the Witch ()

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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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Daniel Challis
Ellie Grimbridge
Conal Cochran
Ralph Strait ...
Buddy Kupfer
Jadeen Barbor ...
Betty Kupfer
Little Buddy (as Bradley Schachter)
Garn Stephens ...
Linda Challis
Starker (as Jon Terry)
Harry Grimbridge
Wendy Wessberg ...
Essex Smith ...
Walter Jones
Nurse Agnes
John MacBride ...
Norman Merrill ...
Patrick Pankhurst ...
Technician (as Patrick Pankurst)
Martin Cassidy ...
Michelle Walker ...
Bella Challis
Willie Challis (as Joshua Miller)
Jeffrey D. Henry ...
Motel Technician
Michael W. Green ...
Technician #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Red Headed Technician (uncredited)
Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator (uncredited) (voice)
Kevin Schumm ...
Child in Silver Shamrock Commercial (uncredited)
Silver Shamrock Commercial Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Kyle J. Wood ...
Maskmaker (uncredited)

Directed by

Tommy Lee Wallace

Written by

Tommy Lee Wallace ... (written by)
John Carpenter ... () (uncredited)
Nigel Kneale ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Moustapha Akkad ... executive producer (uncredited)
Barry Bernardi ... associate producer
John Carpenter ... producer
Dino De Laurentiis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Debra Hill ... producer
Joseph Wolf ... executive producer
Irwin Yablans ... executive producer

Music by

John Carpenter
Alan Howarth

Cinematography by

Dean Cundey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Millie Moore

Editorial Department

Maurie Beck ... first assistant editor
Patricia Lee ... second assistant editor

Casting By

Susan Shaw

Production Design by

Peter Jamison

Set Decoration by

Linda Spheeris

Makeup Department

Frankie Bergman ... hair stylist
Thomas R. Burman ... special makeup (as Tom Burman)
Ron Walters ... makeup artist
John Logan ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Jeffrey Chernov ... executive in charge of production / unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Scott Thaler ... second assistant director (as Scott Ira Thaler)
Ron Wright ... first assistant director (as Ron L. Wright)

Art Department

Carl Aldana ... illustrator
Terry Feller ... propmaker
Andrew P. Flores ... labor foreman (as Andrew Flores)
Serge Genitempo ... standby painter
Walt Hadfield ... construction coordinator (as Walton Hadfield)
Greg Lynch ... swing gang
Randy Moore ... visual consultant (as Charles R. Moore)
Jerry Palermo ... construction painter
James A. Rathbun ... property master
Daniel Stoltenberg ... property master
James F. Walker ... propmaker foreman (as James Walker)
William Kemper Wright ... leadman (as William Wright)
John Naulin ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... production sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
James Cavarretta ... re-recording mixer (as James Cavarretta Jr.)
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Colin C. Mouat ... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Andy Rovins ... boom operator
Kendrick Sweet ... dialogue editor (as Ken Sweet)
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

William Aldridge ... special effects assistant
Jon G. Belyeu ... special effects

Visual Effects by

Sam Nicholson ... Silver Shamrock commercial
John C. Wash ... title sequence (as John Wash)


Kerrie Cullen ... stunts
Loren Janes ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Lance Warlock ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Jon Antunovich ... electrician
Richard Babin ... grip
Ron Batzdorff ... still photographer (as Ronald Batzdorff)
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant cameraman
David Golia ... second unit assistant cameraman
László Horváth ... dolly grip
David Katz ... video coordinator
Nick Kurges ... grip
Allen Marshall ... electrician
Patrick Marshall ... electrician (as Patrick H. Marshall)
Thomas Marshall ... best boy electrician (as Thom Marshall)
Steve Mathis ... electrician (as Steven R. Mathis)
Zsolt Big Nagy ... EPK: cameraman
Mark Pearson ... grip
Joe A. Salamdino ... best boy grip
Guy Skinner ... second assistant cameraman (as Guy Ladd Skinner)
Stephen St. John ... second unit cameraman (as Steve St. John)
Raymond Stella ... camera operator
Mark Walthour ... gaffer (as Mark D. Walthour)
Ronald Woodward ... key grip (as Ronald T. Woodward)
Tony Rivetti ... first assistant camera: "a"camera, additional photography (uncredited)

Animation Department

Ralph Bakshi ... animation director

Casting Department

Susie Johnson ... extra casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Frances Vega Aubrey ... costumer (as Francis Aubrey)
Jane Ruhm ... costume supervisor

Location Management

Ami Agmon ... location manager (as Ben-Ami Agmon)
Bill Cherones ... location assistant
Ken Lavet ... location assistant (as Kenny Lavet)

Script and Continuity Department

Louise Jaffe ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Ray Appel ... driver
Louis Galliani ... driver
Steve Grossman ... driver
Chuck Hampton ... driver
Jim Huffey ... driver
Marty Huffey ... driver (as Marten Huffey)
James A. Lundin ... driver (as Jim Lundin)
Dave Pierce ... driver
Wayne Roberts ... transportation captain
Mario Simon ... driver
Tom F. Thomas ... driver (as Tom Thomas)
Thomas Vilardo ... driver (as Tommy Vilardo)
Eddie Lee Voelker ... transportation coordinator
Gordon Wiles ... driver

Additional Crew

Moustapha Akkad ... presenter
Gretchen Baker ... post-production expeditor
Jim Brockett ... assistant animal coordinator (as Jim Brocket)
Randi Chernov ... assistant: Ms. Hill (as Randi Linn Chernov)
Maurice Costello ... first aid (as Maurice Costello Jr.)
Lynn D. Ezelle ... assistant accountant
Chip Fowler ... production coordinator
David Gersh ... assistant: Matt Franco
Bernie Granados ... first aid (as Bernie Granados Jr.)
Mark C. Grech ... craft service (as Mark Grech)
Larry Hand ... production accountant
Bert Jetter ... caterer
Bob Laird ... motor police
Doug Laird ... motor police
Michele Little ... assistant: Mr. Chernov
Don Post ... creator: Halloween masks
Carol Rosenthal ... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Clint Rowe ... animal coordinator
Anne Thompson ... publicist (as Ann Thompson)
Geoffrey de Valois ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

After the death of her father under suspicious circumstances, Ellie Grimbridge and Dr Daniel Challis decide to investigate the shady activities of Conal Cochran: the owner of the Silver Shamrock Novelties company. Before long, they discover Cochran's diabolical plot to brainwash the children of America into doing his bidding through a mixture of ancient rituals, technology, and witchcraft. This Halloween, wearing the mask of a skeleton, a witch, or a pumpkin can be deadly. Can Ellie and Daniel thwart the plans of the evil toy maker? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines ...and now the earth will run with blood again! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Season of the Witch (United States)
  • The Last Halloween (Philippines, English title)
  • Halloween 3: Le sang du sorcier (France)
  • Halloween 3 - Die Nacht der Entscheidung (Germany)
  • Las máscaras de Halloween (Spain)
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  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,333,259, 24 Oct 1982

Did You Know?

Trivia The movie's novelization was published in 1982 by science-fiction writer Dennis Etchison under the pseudonym Jack Martin. Despite the movie's critical failure, the book became a best-seller and was even reissued two years after the movie's release, in 1984. See more »
Goofs The technicians at the Shamrock factory are still making the deadly computer chips and masks and working on the Blue stone an hour before the Big Giveaway at 9. These chips and the thousands of others in boxes around the factory will never be used as Cohran's goal will have been achieved after 9 pm. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Coming Soon (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Do the Boogaloo See more »
Quotes Conal Cochran: Enjoy the horror-thon, Doctor, and don't forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards.
Daniel Challis: Why, Cochran, why?
Conal Cochran: Do I need a reason? Mr. Kupfer was right, you know. I do love a good joke, and this is the best ever: a joke on the children. But there's a better reason. You don't really know much about Halloween. You thought no further than the strange custom of having your children wear masks and go out begging for candy.
Conal Cochran: It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we'd be waiting in our houses of wattles and clay. The barriers would be down, you see, between the real and the unreal, and the dead might be looking in to sit by our fires of turf.
Conal Cochran: Halloween... the festival of Samhain! The last great one took place three thousand years ago, when the hills ran red with the blood of animals and children.
Daniel Challis: Sacrifices.
Conal Cochran: It was part of our world... our craft.
Daniel Challis: Witchcraft.
Conal Cochran: To us, it was a way of controlling our environment. It's not so different now... it's time again. In the end, we don't decide these things, you know; the planets do. They're in alignment, and it's time again. The world's going to change tonight, Doctor, I'm glad you'll be able to watch it. And... Happy Halloween.
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