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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

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

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Loomis played Annie, Laurie Strode's best friend, in the first "Halloween" film. In this film, she has a cameo as Dr. Challis' ex-wife Linda, which was the name of Annie and Laurie's other best friend in the first film. See more »

Goofs

After Challis fills out the Rose of Shannon motel registry and heads back to his and Ellie's newly reserved room, he passes one of the other motel rooms and the door is shut. When Little Buddy Kupfer's bike falls off his family's RV and Buddy Sr. begins to thank Challis, the same shut door he just passed is now open. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Grimbridge: I feel like a goldfish.
Daniel Challis: Company town.
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Alternate Versions

In Germany the uncut version was released on DVD but not shown on TV. There are two different TV versions which were both cut. The longer cut version includes the complete original title in the opening sequence and the shortest version only includes "Halloween III" as title. See more »


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Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

 
Total failure
30 August 2004 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

First of all, I love the Halloween series. Why this movie has the name Halloween is beyond me. It has more in common with The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

The story, involving a mad toy manufacturer plotting to kill millions of children on Halloween night, is creepy enough but the whole excecution is downright awful. There's no suspense here whatsover. There's not a single creative thought, it's all ripped off from better movies. If the movie had any real gore, it might stand out somewhat, but they couldn't even do that right.

This one goes down as a total failure, on all accounts, and the name Halloween should be wiped out and the film simply called "The Season of the Witch".


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