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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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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

"London Bridge Is Falling Down" was chosen as the Silver Shamrock jingle because it was in the public domain. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) When Ellie takes Dr. Challis to her father's shop and discusses his record keeping the days before his death, the mask that he was clutching that fateful night is displayed in his store as "Silver Shamrock Novelties Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Masks". They are also advertised similarly in the commercial airing at the gas station in the beginning of the film. On Halloween the children from all over the country are shown trick-or-treating and although dusk has already fallen on the children in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix, the masks do not glow whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Challis: [last lines; on the phone with the TV network; the Silver Shamrock commercial begins] If it goes on, it means the death of millions of people, everyone watching, don't you understand that? Well... well say it's a bomb then, say whatever you want, just get it off the air! Please, you jus... No, no I can't prove it, you gotta believe me! Believe me! Take it off the air now, please! You've got to, it...
Announcer: [the commercial is interrupted] Please excuse the interruption, we're having technical problems. ...
[...]
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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 Don't Panic (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Starker and Marge
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Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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WHAT?! NO MICHAEL MYERS? WHAT IS THIS?
31 October 2018 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Is this a sequel? If it is, what did I miss? This movie is a mystery and it is not a sequel by any means. Instead of the usual Haddonfield, Ill., it takes place in California. Instead of dealing with the inhuman killer, Michael Myers, you are dealing with a owner of a Halloween party shop who is dealing in witchcraft. The Silver Shamrock mask company not only sells the mask, they are using the children as sacrifice. Whenever the commercial airs, the flashing Jack-o-lantern appears, and instant death occurs. Two people are out to find the owner, stop him and the company, and keep Halloween safe for everyone. I don't know who came up with this idea. It's different from the last two films. Not as scary as them. Maybe, they wanted the people feel at ease in Haddonfield. But this movie was a letdown. I wouldn't call it a sequel. 1 star.


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