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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:

The Halloween horror continues. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Interestingly it was the opening sequence of one of the films written by prolific British Sci-Fi writer Nigel Kneale, the man who retracted his contributions to the script of Halloween III, that inspired John Carpenter's iconic opening of the first Halloween film. It was the intro of the 1967 film "The Quatermass and the Pit", part of a trilogy and based on a popular character that Kneale created that turned the initial sequence from a sidewalk pan ending on a mask to the close-up pumpkin and extinguished light. See more »

Goofs

When Rafferty checks Ellie into the motel their room offers a single window, on the left side from the outer vantage point. After Challis and Ellie get settled and later awaken in the middle of the night from the disturbance, the inside of the room shows that they have wide picture windows- many more than the single one previously seen. See more »

Quotes

Conal Cochran: I do love a good joke and this is the best ever: a joke on the children.
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Alternate Versions

An extension of the scene where Ellie gets out of the shower was filmed but cut. It showed her, still wrapped in the blanket, taking one of Challis' cigarettes and lighting it up, before sitting down on the bed to wait for him. See more »


Soundtracks

Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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Poison
26 December 1998 | by twisted-5See all my reviews

This is the worst horror movie I have ever seen. It has nothing to do with the previous 2 and the only reason they put the halloween label on it was because they thought people would mistake it for a mike myers movie and rent it. The acting was awful and the story line sucked. Seriously this movie just isn't worth it so when renting halloween films skip right to 4 after 2 and you won't miss a beat.


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