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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.


Tommy Lee Wallace
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Daniel Challis
Stacey Nelkin ... Ellie Grimbridge
Dan O'Herlihy ... Conal Cochran
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


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


The Halloween horror continues. See more »


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The gas station seen in the film can also be seen in John Carpenter's The Fog (1980). See more »


(at around 25 mins) Dr. Challis and Ellie begin their travels to Santa Mira. As Challis reads aloud about the small town, the car goes down a road and makes a right turn. There is no one in the passenger seat beside Ellie. When they approach the town sign after, Challis is now visible in the previously empty seat. See more »


Ellie Grimbridge: [During sex, upon hearing Marge Guttman die] What was that?
Daniel Challis: Who cares?
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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 »


Do the Boogaloo
Written by Gerhard Narholz and Jean-Claude Madonne (as Jean Claude Madone)
Performed by Quango and Sparky
c/o Sonoton Music Inc
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User Reviews

Best part of the movie? The closing credits
2 July 2020 | by rtwice93555See all my reviews

Went to see Halloween 3 when it originally aired at the Drive In. I am not a fan of horror movies, but was attracted by the 3D feature. We tried to ignore the fact the movie had nothing to do with the first two Halloween movies, but it was just a terrible movie for so many other reasons. The acting was as laughable as the plot. I'm not sure if the 1981 writers strike had anything to do with the lack of creativity, but the script should have never left the drawing board.

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Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,333,259, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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