Halloween III: Season of the Witch Review
By Christopher Null
It's almost understandable that John Carpenter made Halloween III without Michael Myers -- or any actual reference to the first two films. Why? Well, Mikey burned to a crisp at the end of Halloween II. And lord knows, people can't just get back up and start killing after they burn into oblivion. The story this time out involves an evil toymaker, cursed masks, and the potential death of every child hunting for Halloween candy. The masks have little bits of one of the rocks from Stonehenge in them. If only our hero can stop the "kill" signal from being sent to the masks on Halloween night!
Oh boy, this is a howler, justly ranked as one of the worst films in history and shocking in that it didn't kill Carpenter's career outright.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 22nd October 1982
Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video
Production compaines: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 12
Cast & Crew
Starring: Tom Atkins as Dr. Daniel 'Dan' Challis, Stacey Nelkin as Ellie Grimbridge, Dan O'Herlihy as Conal Cochran, Michael Currie as Rafferty, Ralph Strait as Buddy Kupfer, Jadeen Barbor as Betty Kupfer, Brad Schacter as 'Little' Buddy Kupfer Jr. (as Bradley Schachter), Garn Stephens as Marge Guttman, Nancy Kyes as Linda Challis, Jonathan Terry as Starker (as Jon Terry), Al Berry as Harry Grimbridge, Wendy Wessberg as Teddy, Essex Smith as Walter Jones, Maidie Norman as Nurse Agnes, John MacBride as Sheriff, Jamie Lee Curtis as Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator