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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.

Director:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...and now the earth will run with blood again! 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During a panel at 2013's 35 Years of Terror Halloween convention in Pasadena, CA, Tommy Lee Wallace was asked by the moderator to explain, as the sole credited screenwriter, the connection between Stonehenge, Ireland, robots, and laser beams that both melt flesh and produce/conjure bugs and snakes from a human body. Wallace's entire response was "It's magic, man." See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) When Challis goes to visit his ex-wife and children, he shakes off from the rainstorm outside but his clothes and the paper bags in his possession were never wet to begin with. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Kupfer: [the Kupfers have been locked in a room called TEST ROOM A] Relax a minute, will you? Mr. Cochran will be here and everything will be fine. He just wants my opinion about some television commercials or something. You know, I still don't understand why they won't take my orders for next year. You know how I like to work ahead and well they're just not interested at all.
Betty Kupfer: Maybe they're not going to have Halloween next year.
[laughs]
Buddy Kupfer: [sarcastically] Ha ha ha!
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Alternate Versions

The Spanish version has some added scenes and others deleted. The added scenes include: When Dan Chaliss's kids are watching the Silver Shamrock commercial and Linda says "Turn that down", here we don't hear her voice over, there's a shot of her saying it. When the Kupfers are being murdered and bugs galore are coming out of Little Buddy's head, the Spanish version doesn't show the snakes, just continuous bugs so it doesn't show Buddy getting bitten by a rattlesnake. The scene right before Buddy Kupfer drops dead, there's an added scene of him through the surveillance camera reaching for help before he dies. At the beginning when the assassin droid is strangling Harry Grimbridge at a used car lot and Harry causes another car to crunch the assassin, well when it happens, it doesn't make that 'Eeeeeeee' sound it did in the regular version, instead there's the crush sound and the assassin keeling back. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Comix Scrutinizer: Witch Doctor #0 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Grandma
(uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
Performed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
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27 October 2018 | by mrlloydcopperSee all my reviews

This movie isn't bad because it doesn't feature villain Michael Myers. It's bad because the acting is terrible, the song is irritating and the story is stupid. I just tried to get through it as part of a Halloween marathon (I've seen the whole thing before) but it just sucks.


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