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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

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John MacBride ...
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Storyline

An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks. Written by MuzikJunky

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Season of the Witch  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,333,259, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:

$14,400,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 7 mins) At the beginning of the film the Silver Shamrock masks are introduced as the "Big Halloween 3"- an obvious play on the movie's title. See more »

Goofs

After the physical altercation with Cochran's robots and his diversions in nearby bushes to rescue Ellie after she was accosted, Dr. Challis' jacket becomes soiled- especially the back as seen in the elevator when Cochran takes him to the final processing area. After he escapes the holding cell, his jacket is clean and spotless up until he finds the gas station- then his jacket is dirty again. See more »

Quotes

Walter Jones: I was always taught that when someone needs help, you help them. Unless there's trouble. There isn't going to be any trouble is there?
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Connections

Referenced in Myers (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Do The Boogaloo
Performed by Quango & Sparky
Written by Gerhard Narholz & Jean-Claude Madonne (as Jean Claude Madone)
c/o Sonoton Music Inc
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Unbeatable, a Masterpiece!
2 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an all time classic. Creepy from the word go, the lighting and soundtrack give it a theatrically dark and menacing feel, while the characters are so ordinary that one feels one is watching a drama-doc. Then the extreme violence with crushed heads and people set ablaze. There is a tangible sense of mystery to all this. Our hero is a slightly flawed character, womaniser and boozer, but an honest sort of guy. The idea of filming at a mask factory is inspired - all those creepy faces! The factory owner Cochran is one of the finest horror characters ever to grace the screen. Profoundly eerie yet likable, humorous yet intimidating, he has the quality of an educated, cultured serial killer with the monstrous ambition of a megalomaniac from a Bond movie. His evil plans are particularly horrific in scale, but he sees them as one big joke on the kids!


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