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Halloween III - Season of the Witch Reviews

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April 19, 2018
re-review: season of the witch has no Michael Myers is it. but that doesn't make it a bad movie, and the new villain for this actually is interesting and has a legit motivation. if you haven't seen it check it out but remember it's not a direct sequel to the first two.
April 4, 2018
An enjoyable sequel, considering it doesn't have Michael.
March 31, 2018
Despite no Michael Myers, Halllween III: Season of the Witch (1982) is quite a thrilling treat for the third entry of the Halloween franchise as well as the Halloween tradition. It's a film at first where you're confused due to the plot not having the elements from the previous 2 films and the film having a story of its own but as you watch it over and over again you grow to appreciate the film for what it is, a cult classic 80s horror film. And if people really understood what John Carpenter and Debra Hill's original idea for this franchise was they would've liked the idea and appreciated it even more and they couldn't help but think: what would we have gotten if John and Debra continued the franchise down the path they originally intended and you can only wish that they would've continued the franchise with the idea and create new endless ideas. The possibilities are endless. Plus, the film really has that tone where you know it's Halloween and the atmosphere is Halloween and every moment you know it's Halloween. And the jingle that constantly plays throughout the movie reminds you that it hasn't forgotten what the film is trying to accomplish. Michael Myers or not, it's still an enjoyable and a brilliant horror film if you give it a few more watches like I did. 5/5 Stars!!!!
½ March 30, 2018
Halloween III is not a bad movie per se, as it parodies cliches and has fun with its plot's silliness, but it ultimately can't be called good because of its poor building of atmosphere, timing of scares, and anticlimactic moments throughout.
March 23, 2018
Doesnt even have Michael Myers in it or follow the storylines of the other Halloween films. Not entirely sure why its even called Halloween 3 as it has nothing to do with the other films
March 22, 2018
A sloppy and messily put together third instalment that has really nothing to do with the other two previous films. Though I admire the filmmakers attempts to try and make something different the film ultimately fails as both a Halloween movie and an overall picture. It has a premise that almost works, a murderous toy factory however, the film fails to provide a reasonable motive. It also delves into madness when they suggest that Stonehenge has the ability to produce a laser beam when exposed to a certain sound frequency. Overall, Halloween III is where the franchise started to turn sour and not worth watching.
February 25, 2018
This is not part of the Michael Myers story, this is a standalone Halloween tale, and oh boy what a film.
February 22, 2018
Perfect in every way.
February 18, 2018
One Of The Worst Movies Ever Made
January 12, 2018
Not bad but misunderstood because of no Michael Myers. Just because they're is no Michael Myers doesn't mean it's gonna be bad
½ January 6, 2018
Surprisingly enough the low-budget and Myers-less H3 runs on sheer suspense and an intriguing mystery, with the cheesy acting and dialogue adding to the cult quality. It's enjoyable, tense and above all interesting. Pity then that everything goes tits up in the third act: both the supernatural sci-fi element and the bad guy's motives are poorly developed and unconvincing (aka the mystery's solution is bollocks), the good guy has his way eye-poppingly easily and the ambiguous finale is bullshit.
December 27, 2017
It's well-acted and has an intriguing premise, but Halloween III makes the fatal mistake of trying to be a Halloween movie without Michael Myers, and nothing it does can make up for that. Jamie Lee Curtis' cameo is a nice touch, but the film isn't scary enough to earn the Halloween title.
½ November 28, 2017
I give this a 72/C-.
Mark H.
Super Reviewer
½ November 8, 2017
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.
November 2, 2017
Halloween III: Season of the Witch is now without a doubt considered to be a cult-classic, and for good reason. It's strange and unrelated to rest of the series but on it's own it's classic piece of 80's horror/sci-fi cinema. If you wrote this one off before, give it another chance and judge it on it's own merits unrelated to Halloween franchise.
October 31, 2017
It's amazing how people can overlook a movie simply because it did not deliver what was anticipated. The absence of Michael Meyers is essentially the reason people do not like this movie. If you remove the title there is a somewhat smart horror/thriller that has an interesting social commentary. Sure there are some dorky and not well thought out moments but it is still a very enjoyable film with a great soundtrack. Thankfully i have read more and more critics revisiting this film and giving it the appreciation it deserves.
½ October 30, 2017
should have just been called season of the witch and nothing to do with the Halloween franchise, mediocre cult film at best.
October 29, 2017
I'd always heard growing up about how terrible Halloween 3 is. The original thought on the Halloween series was that it would be a Anthology kind of series with different stories every year for each film. The movie did really poor in theaters and a lot of people hated the fact that there's no Michael Myers (spoiler he's suppose to be dead anyways). The film follows a doctor named Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins) who is investigating a company called Silver Shamrock Novelties. After a mysterious shop owner is killed at Daniel's hospital while clutching a Halloween mask and saying, "they're going to kill us all" Daniel begins his investigation. His journey takes him to Santa Mira, CA where he begins to learn more about the mysterious Silver Shamrock factory and its owner Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy). The film is not a slasher film at all and more in line with a damn near B movie kind of horror film. The deaths in this one are few, but the ones we do see are super vicious and violent. I enjoyed these moments and while I didn't exactly like the lead character Daniel too much by the end of the film I was rooting for the guy. The movie is pretty corny at times, but I will say the storyline is pretty creepy still. Although, there isn't any Michael Myers this one is still not a bad little horror film. The film has some good moments, but It's a bit too slow paced and doesn't feature the most likeable lead character. Overall, I still would recommend giving this one a look and give it your own opinion.
October 28, 2017
Terrible sequel to the beloved Halloween franchise.
October 15, 2017
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