Halloween III: Season of the Witch

1982

Action / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi

59
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 41334

Synopsis


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Cast

Jamie Lee Curtis as Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator
Joshua John Miller as Willie Challis
Dan O'Herlihy as Conal Cochran
Tom Atkins as Daniel Challis
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750.04 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 1 / 10
1.40 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 7 / 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by screenman 6 / 10

The witch is worth a watch.

I am not a dedicated horror-movie fan in the way that some people are. To me, a good film is a good film - no matter what the subject.

The original Halloween movies belong to that teenage-horror genre that have been putting adolescent bums on seats and provoking hugs and gropes in the back-row since the 1950's. Generally; they're B-movies, rather amateurish, and not my scene.

For this reason I found halloweens 1 & 2 repetitive and boring - just like the Freddy Kruger 'Nightmare' hokum. How many kids does one really need to see being systematically disembowelled with a sharp knife? There's no plot to such movies, you don't need to think; it is just set-piece slash after set-piece slash.

All the more absurd is the seeming invulnerability of the assailants. Michael Myers is no exception. Why are these slashers always supernatural? Thank heavens for jolly old Mr Lecter.

Sadly, lots of people seem to be turned-on by serial slaughter, and the absence from Halloween 3 of Mr Myers and his tedious, predictable butchery caused indignant outrage amongst those gore-fans who made the originals such a success. 'Season Of The Witch' apparently bombed at the box office.

Well; more fool the Myerettes.

This third Halloween actually has a lot more going for it. For one thing; there's a story. It builds-up gradually with some unexpected twists. The plot is entirely much darker, concerning some evil genius who threatens unspeakable mischief to American children (I liked him immediately!). Effects and shocks are spooky and original. The hospital assassin who practically tears someone's head off, and then runs away only to immolate himself was particularly unexpected, as was the imaginative use of creepy-crawlies. Employing child-victims is something of a Hollywood taboo - even in 'Aliens' the little girl is sacrosanct. But Mr Carpenter is never afraid to dispatch children violently in order to make a point: check-out the tiresome ice-cream-demanding brat in his 'Assault On Precinct 13'.

The script isn't anything to write home about. The acting is about his usual, rather wooden, standard. And there are no 'stars' to speak of. I won't disclose any more details because that would spoil the surprise.

Nevertheless it certainly didn't deserve the caning it got from the slashionistas. Sure; it's still a B movie, It's a million miles from his classic 'The Thing', but it's a worthy little item even so. If you like suspense, a creepy little plot, and some rather grisly ideas, give it an airing. There are far worse ways to spend 90 minutes of your life.

Reviewed by darrens5 7 / 10

Film-makers can't win

Film-makers can't seem to be able to do anything right. Instead of churning out the same old tired sequels, which they get criticised for, they have tried to be creative here and get abused for that.

Most comments I have read have said that this is a bad film because it doesn't include the old 'favourites', but then they call the rest of the series for being very similar to each other.

I will concede that this film, with the exception of the first ten minutes, is NOT scary; but it's still an ok film. It's different than any other film I can recall seeing, and does have a few surprises and a good ending.

I would say that if you were going to watch with an open mind you may well enjoy this

Reviewed by mikayakatnt 5 / 10

A movie destined to fail

I feel bad that the original Halloween team intended for the Halloween movies to be a collection of loosely connected films instead of being focused entirely on Michael Myers.

The film is ok, honestly. The movie plays out more like a mystery crime drama instead of a slasher horror film. The story is solid but some of the archetypes and plot points didn't make much sense. Not to mention the weird androids and whole Stonehenge-witchcraft thing.

Also, this movie doesn't include witches. Why was it called Season of the Witch?

2.5/5. Did not age well, but at least they tried.

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