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Halloween III - Season of the Witch Reviews

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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
October 26th 2009,
November 6th 2011
August 3rd 2014
October 14th 2017
October 15, 2017
This series was originally intended to be an annual Halloween themed horror franchise. The first two movies ended the Michael Myers story and so they moved on to this weird science fiction/horror hybrid. It's got robots, evil masks, talk of witchcraft and they even kill children. Unfortunately, people suck and because there was no Michael, this movie was panned by movie-goers worldwide. That's not to say that this movie was great because it wasn't, but it was odd enough and different enough to warrant at least a single viewing.
October 9, 2017
Even without our regular villain here, this entry is very fun, and paced pretty well. Unfortunately, it cant live up to the previous two installments. (and the theme song will be stuck in your head for days....)
September 28, 2017
Fuck you it's a good movie
September 13, 2017
Awesome film, best of the whole lot!
½ July 20, 2017
It was scary but for a Halloween movie it sucked. The story was weird and the acting was very mediocre.
June 18, 2017
Thriller de ação paranoico, desagradável do começo ao fim. Tommy Lee Wallace tenta reciclar halloween, e acaba piorando aquilo que já não era bom. Tommy foi extremamente estupido e insensato, permitir que o mundo veja esse pedaço de nada deveria ser crime!
½ June 15, 2017
This film is super underrated. People don't like this film because it doesn't have Michael Myers. It's still a good film even though he's not used in it. It's an excellent horror film in itself. The cast fits the parts. I actually believe that they are their characters. The directing is interesting and the film is filled with cool shots. The story is interesting and keeps you guessing the whole time. The soundtrack is so one of the kind and it fits the film so well. Overall, this film is super underrated. If you are a horror film and haven't seen this film, check it out.

Rating: 9.4/10
½ May 24, 2017
Not real bad! Just so far away from the first 2.
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