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Halloween III: The Season Of The Witch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, Halloween (Related Recordings)Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: October 22, 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B0000014RA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,623 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title
2. Chariots Of Pumpkins
3. Drive To Santa Mira
4. Starker And Marge
5. First Chase
6. Robots At The Factory
7. Halloween Montage
8. Hello Grandma
9. The Rock
10. Challis Escapes
11. South Corridor
12. Goodbye Ellie

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last great Halloween score. October 12, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While Carpenter's score for Halloween is an acknowledged masterwork, it is this score that remains my favorite of the Halloween series. Perhaps it is that the first two scores were basically the same music, repeated endlessly. Certainly they are good themes, but variation, which is abundant on this score, is a good thing.
H3's score was the first to use the Carpenter/Howarth 'watch while you score' method, which undoubtedly led to the formation of their 'sound of the mood' technique. With the exception of the excellent Chariots of Pumpkins used in the opening sequence and as the end title (with melodic line) there are no repeating themes. Chariots only appears once on the soundtrack however, in its end credit melodic line glory with but a tiny cattle prod from its opening sequence slipped in. Quite frankly I wish both versions had been included, just to hear the differences between the two. The rest of the score, with the exception of the Halloween Montage featuring the Silver Shamrock commercial jingle, is melodic mood of the darkest kind. While each track has a distinct personality, they nonetheless fit together smoothly. Highly recommended and an essential Carpenter disc.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A FEW WONDERFUL PIECES August 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
HALLOWEEN III's opening credits track is a masterful somewhat experimental piece, it is electronic music at its finest. Following that track is the great "Chariots of Pumpkins" and later the very creepy "Happy Halloween" theme that will bring you back into the evil core of this horror film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Agreed. An underated Carpenter Soundtrack! October 26, 1998
By Heff13
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack for Halloween III is great and never really, in my opinion, got proper recognition because of the unpopularity (?) of the film. And the only reason the flick was ill received by fans of H1 & H2 was because everyone was expecting Michael to pop out. The more I see the movie, the more it grows on me. The music is erie and, most importantly, does its job of complimenting the film. One of my favorite electronic soundtracks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Carpenters Best November 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, the soundtrack and the movie are vary vary good. I hear a lot of people say, "if they didn't call it Halloween it would have done better. Well I have been a Halloween fan for going on 15 years & to tell you the truth I never liked Halloween 3. Because I never gave it a chance. When I did I still didn't like it but after I bought it I did start to like it and to be honest I love Halloween 3 a lot now. It gives you a little break from Michael and a chance at something new and the music I think is what makes it good. The score is vary rare to find I have every DvD every VHS and all but Halloween three's soundtrack. But I just won it on ebay for $86.00 dollars. And I was at no stop till I got it. I tell you what get this soundtrack. It is one of Carpenters & Howarth's best. You won't be disappointed. I promise. Get yours now because they go for $ Hundreds of dollars and Amazon has them for a cheaper price then what I paid. So get yours today
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vastly underrated John Carpenter soundtrack September 24, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion the best Halloween soundtrack.It sounds like a reversed version of some of the H1's tunes.Very creepy and original.It was so original,that John Carpenter practically remade the album again and released it as the Christine soundtrack (aka they are very similar to each other).Every track is excellent,with great songs such as "Drive to Santa Mira",and the super catchy "Halloween Montage".Happy,happy halloween...halloween...halloween.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! December 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought this cd a while back and have listened to it a number of times. My favorite tracks are #1-Main Title and #9-The Rock.
I love the music and I think it's some of John Carpenter's best work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is definetly the best Soundtrack of them all from the Halloween series, and it's a bit diffrent than the other Halloween soundtracks. A much bigger improvement on this one! The music on this CD is very creepy & haunting, and I can't compare this one against the other Halloween soundtracks since this one stands out on it's own.

You will feel yourself immersed into the movie when sittig down in a dark & quiet room, listening to this incredible work by John Carpenter. And what I really like with JC's soundtracks is that you can sit down & listen to them without even seeing the movie first. But If you have seen the movie then you will automaticly be transported to those scenes in the movie where the music took place, I promise you that!

Is this his best Horror soundtrack then? If you ask me, Yes! No doubt about that, but Christine comes close after this one.

I recommend this album to everybody who likes creepy & haunting music with lots of analogue synthesizers & sequencing. I picked up this album right here at Amazon & I paid alot for it, but man was it worth it!

For fans of John Carpenter, this is a collectors item & it's very hard to find a copy in good condition so do yourself a favour & buy it now while they are in stock!

Highly Recommended!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Soundtrack of the "Halloween" series! January 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The other Halloween's may be better with Michael Myers music, but the soundtrack of "Halloween III:Season of the Witch" is the best as far as music it has the best theme ("Chariots of Pumpkins")that scares the pants off of me everytime I hear it.The original "Halloween Theme" doesn't do that to me. But this does!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily Carpenter's best soundtrack. You don't have to like the movie...
The soundtrack to Halloween III is easily John Carpenter's best work. He teamed up with Alan Howarth to make this awesome soundtrack. Read more
Published on September 6, 2008 by Joker
4.0 out of 5 stars Carpenter's best score.
I agree with the enthusiasm of the other reviewers here, and I think that this is EASILY Carpenter's best score. Read more
Published on February 10, 2005 by Into
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Carpenter's Halloween scores
That's right i said it, Halloween 3 is John Carpenter's best score he did for the halloween films. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the others but, Carpenter shows more depth and a... Read more
Published on November 2, 2004 by Benjamin Dotson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Electronic Score
Halloween 3 is possibly the weakest in the series, and definitely the most disliked by fans of the genre. Read more
Published on November 27, 2003 by snowleopard
1.0 out of 5 stars BORING!
I own 1,2,4,5 Curse of Myers & 20 Years.
Published on July 19, 2002 by Timothy Sheehan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This soundtrack has a completely different sound and feel than the other Halloween soundtracks and it should since Mr. Myers was not in the 3rd chapter. Read more
Published on January 15, 2001 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars great!!!
im a big fan of john carpenter films as well as the sound tracks. the soundtracks can stand independenly from the music very well,and if your into sequencers and analogue synths(78... Read more
Published on October 14, 1999 by rich (
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