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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

R Released Oct 22, 1982 1h 38m Holiday Horror Mystery & Thriller Sci-Fi List
50% Tomatometer 36 Reviews 29% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings
Hospital emergency room Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, uncover a terrible plot by small-town mask maker Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy), a madman who's planning a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual. The ritual involves a boulder stolen from Stonehenge, the use of Silver Shamrock masks and a triggering device contained in a television commercial -- all designed to kill millions of children. Read More Read Less
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Its laudable deviation from series formula not withstanding, Halloween III: Season Of The Witch offers paltry thrills and dubious plotting.

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Chris Stuckmann ChrisStuckmann.com Absolutely atrocious. I admire the fact that they did try to propel the story in a different direction. But the story they chose was insanely boring. Rated: D- Nov 3, 2018 Full Review Aja Romano Vox This movie is a dirty trick on all Halloween fans. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Time Out The end result is a bit of a mess but hugely enjoyable, and often (thanks to Dean Cundey's camerawork and John Carpenter's close supervision as producer) as striking visually as its predecessors. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Brian Rowe InSession Film Lee Wallace’s directorial debut has some effective atmosphere, a solid cast led by the great Tom Atkins, and a fantastic final scene, but it’s also overlong and too slow at times. May 3, 2023 Full Review David Gonzalez The Cinematic Reel It has taken 40 years for Halloween III to gain the cult status it rightfully deserves. Next time, that Silver Shamrock commercial plays, always remember kids, take those masks off. Rated: 4.5/5 Jan 31, 2023 Full Review William Jones CBR Despite the fact that Halloween III: Season of the Witch is Michael Myers-less, it's a great sequel that makes Carpenter's first film even scarier. Jan 9, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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kayson A Why does this film exist? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/11/24 Full Review chris h Ppl expecting it to be Michael Myers and giving a bad review based on that. Carpenter had no plans for Myers after part 2.this movie has its flaws,but is still violent and has some memorable moments.Just a nice popcorn movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/25/24 Full Review Salvador Z We are all very confused and upset as to why our boy Michael was not in the film, however, I try to appreciate the different approach they took with it. No it’s not great, but interesting yes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Josiah M WHERE THE HELL IS MA SLASHY BOI MICHEAL MYERS AT!?!? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/22/24 Full Review MLU this movie is just a big meh. not even micheal was in the movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Brody H I love it this film. it's not really an awful film, I don't really get the hate, I know it doesn't have Michael Myers, but the original premise for Halloween was going to be scary tales that happen on Halloween. I think this could've been changed to its own separate movie and not a movie form the Halloween Franchise Anyway, 10/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Hospital emergency room Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, uncover a terrible plot by small-town mask maker Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy), a madman who's planning a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual. The ritual involves a boulder stolen from Stonehenge, the use of Silver Shamrock masks and a triggering device contained in a television commercial -- all designed to kill millions of children.
Director
Tommy Lee Wallace
Producer
John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Screenwriter
Tommy Lee Wallace
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Production Co
Dino De Laurentiis Productions, Universal Pictures
Rating
R
Genre
Holiday, Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 22, 1982, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 11, 2015
Runtime
1h 38m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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