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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The night no one comes home. 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

In the podcast/show How Did This Get Made...episode #74 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

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

The UK MIA DVD is completely uncut. The UK version was uncut during its theatrical exhibition. The video release in 1986 was cut by 2 minutes 6 secs before the video was submitted for a certificate and has all the violent scenes cut out. For instance: When Harry Grimbridge is killed, the gruesome killing of him is cut out. We see the fingers poised and the feet and Halloween mask moving, and then immediately it shows the assassin wiping his blood covered gloves on the curtain. When Starker gets decapitated, this scene including the fountain of blood is cut out. When Marge Guttman's face explodes, the gruesome insect scene is cut and it just shows her quivering hands move slowly down her face then it fades out. The drill murder of lab assistant Teddy ends as the drill starts turning and no footage is shown of her kicking legs. The 2000 MIA DVD featured the full uncut version though the 2002 widescreen release from Sanctuary featured a re-edited print which was missing footage of the two face mutilations. See more »

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WORST OF THE FRANCHISE!!! NEEDS MYERS DESPERATELY
18 August 2018 | by lukemarronSee all my reviews

This laughably terrible, pathetic piece of crap is so beyond awful that after purchasing the complete Halloween blu-ray boxset I threw this cringe-worthy nonsense straight in the trash the second it finished. Absolutely ABYSMAL. I'm sure some tasteless loser fanboy would've paid $100+ for that rare boxset version of this "film", but I genuinely preferred to lose out on the money and send it to the dump where it belongs.

Even Rob Zombie's horrendous Halloween 2 is OSCAR WORTHY compared to this B-movie (Z-movie) gorefest failure.

Hurry up and add a ZERO out of ten option already, imdb. I feel genuinely bad even giving this a 1/10, which it in NO WAY DESERVES!


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