'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' is the third installment in the Halloween film series,and it is directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. It is also the only one not to feature Michael Myers as a major part of the story. Technically speaking, Michael Myers is in the movie, just only for a few seconds. He showed up in the commercial for the original 'Halloween' in the bar with Dr. Challis. The film itself seems to be a throwback to previous cheesy horror films. It is also very entertaining in how the film seems to have fun with its silly premise and its plot holes. An example is how they have fun with the Silver Shamrock masks in a montage. They have fun by showing children in large cities wearing the all three same masks and mixing and mashing the most bizarre costume combinations with the masks, such as a clown with a skull head. The film also has a creepy and affective score by John Carpenter. It also has a very good atmosphere. I will honestly say that I think Conal Cochran is a much more intimidating, evil, and better villain than Michael Myers. Michael Myers has brute strength and a natural killing instinct, but Conal Cochran has something that makes a villain all the more intimidating: intelligence. Michael Myers comes across as a mindless killing machine that will kill anybody in his past just to get to one person, but Conal Cochran is entirely conscious of how evil and sadisitic he is and takes great pleasure in it. It also helps that Conal Cochran is attempting mass genocide with millions of innocent children along with their families who might get killed along with the children under the guise of simple and innocent advertisement and consumerism. I also love Conal Cochran's speech about ancient rituals about the sacrifices of children and animals and his plans for Halloween night. To be honest, this is probably one of the most hated movies by audiences that I have seen. This is mainly due to the lack of Michael Myers as the killer, but, honestly, I find it quite refreshing that Michael Myers is not part of the plot of this movie. After the second installment, which I found disappointing, it was nice to see something unique put into these movies. The concept is very unique and creative in comparison to the rest of the series which became a constant retread of the first one. They wanted to create an anthology series with the Halloween series with different Halloween-themed movies with different and creative ideas coming out on a regular basis. If this is what they came up with in just this movie, I would have loved to have seen what other things they could have come up with. Rumor has it that the original 'Fright Night' movie was originally an idea that was created for the once proposed Halloween anthology series, and one has to wonder if John Carpenter's film 'Prince of Darkness' was originally an idea for the Halloween anthology series as well. Unfortunately, this anthology idea did not come fully to life due to constant moaning and whining about the lack of Michael Myers and poor box-office performance. This led to Michael Myers being brought back even though he was supposed to be dead at the end of 'Halloween II' with both of his eyes being shot out and being blown up and burnt to a crisp. Instead of a series of potentially unique and creative films, we ended up with a series of incredibly tedious, unoriginal, and often very badly made films. Overall, 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' is a very unique, cheesy, and enjoyable horror film that could have led to something incredibly creative and unique instead of the incredibly tedious series we ended up with.