Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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Granted, a lot of it is cheezy, but there's a couple of moments I really like. The opening credits sequence, with the pixels leading up to the blinking computerized pumpkin, is wonderfully cold and steely. The hero, a physician who always has a drink in hand and is ready to have sex at a moments notice, is er....a different touch. The villain is terrific ("Do I need a reason?"). And the scene where we get a glimpse of what happens when the Kupfer kid puts on the pumpkin mask...pof, gotta hate when that happens.

So, what do you think about the one and only Michael Myers aberration of the series?

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 00:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That's more like it.

adaml (adaml), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 05:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I hate hate hate hate hate hate the ending so so so so so much (both the uninspired final battle and the final nightmare-isn't-over shocker). But yeah, it has some good elements in the original stages. and the battle with the evil robot woman is kinda nice and absurd.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 6 October 2003 01:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I definitely don't like it less than the original, but I hate the original.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 6 October 2003 01:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah. I saw this last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit though I agree with Miccio's revulsion of the ending.
It makes zero sense that she'd be a robot the entire time while helping the hero kill other robots. It's also a bit too much for the Halloween masks, in addition to frying kids faces, too release an army of reptiles as well.
I liked the skull crushing robots and the creepy cheeriness of the Silver Shamrock ads.
I don't hate the first Halloween, not by a long shot, but Season of the Witch is easily the best sequel in the series.

theodore fogelsanger, Wednesday, 8 October 2003 23:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

also Season Of The Witch had one of the coolest posters EVER


PVC (peeveecee), Thursday, 9 October 2003 09:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...
four years pass...

"Do you know he's one of the richest men in the country? And he got that way selling cheap gags and Halloween masks. Oh god, there's hope for us yet."

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 04:23 (two years ago) Permalink

i have v fond memories of this movie

just sayin, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 04:45 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

its alright, sort of an american take on 70s hammer horror, great soundtrack

contenderizer, Friday, 17 March 2017 03:29 (two years ago) Permalink

The bugs coming out of the masks is genuinely one the creepiest things I've ever watched.

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Original screenplay written by Nigel Kneale (he took his name off it when Carpenter and others tinkered with the script), which I think accounts for the Hammer horror vibe of this one.

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:37 (two years ago) Permalink

It was only when I listened to Kim Newman's commentary track for this that I realised that the trio of masks on the TV advert within the film represent the 'Halloween 3'.

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Colonel Cockring

Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

(is what we called the antagonist on first viewing and it's stuck ever since.)

(I love this ludicrous movie, btw.)

Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Has the original Kneale screenplay ever leaked out? I'd love to read it.

This one is my most played of the Halloween OSTs.

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:54 (two years ago) Permalink

On that Region 2 Newman/Jones commentary track I mentioned, Stephen Jones says he's read the original Kneale screenplay, so it obviously still exists.

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Friday, 17 March 2017 14:04 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

8 more day till halloween halloween hallowen

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

why is my s key not working today

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

this movie is good

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 23 October 2017 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

This Halloween movie is the best of the Halloween movies. By like a lot.

(Maybe that belongs in the controversial opinions thread. Except for the part where it's a fact.)

The Wetting Planner (Old Lunch), Monday, 23 October 2017 19:20 (one year ago) Permalink

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