Halloween III has almost nothing to do with Michael Myers or the first 2 Halloween movies, other than a few jokey references to the original. However, moving on with a new story was a good idea, even if it was almost universally reviled upon its release. Since then, it has grown in popularity and has minor cult movie status. It was a modest financial success too, taking in 14 million on a 2.5 million budget. However, the series went dormant for about 5 years after this odd film came out to mostly groans. I enjoy this movie. Tom Atkins is always fun and, somewhat similar to Jamie Lee, made a career in the horror genre. The plot involves an old toy maker who is a sadist and wants to sacrifice millions of children on Halloween by creating evil masks which, when worn while watching a flashing commercial created by the evil company, will trigger a deadly reaction which causes death by melting, bugs, snakes and other gruesome deaths. The concept - planning to murder millions of innocent kids on Halloween to embrace an ancient festival of Samhain. Pretty repellent stuff, but the execution is somehow less offensive and pretty creepy and cheesy at the same time. It's hard to take this movie seriously, there are so many over the top scenes and Cochran, the evil mastermind, is fun and absurd. Not a "good" movie, but for an early 80's entry in the horror genre, this one is worth a look and is better than many, and is, at the very least, original.