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5.0 out of 5 stars The third Halloween installment was terrifying!!, March 10, 2005
This review is from: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (DVD)
This is in my opinion one of the most terrifying films I have ever seen, the whole premise of this film is enough to frighten hell the out of anybody. The story for the film was written by Nigel "Quatermass" Kneale, and British highly acclaimed science fiction/horror writer. Nigel "Quartermass" Kneale was so overwhelmed and disgusted by the gruesomeness(blood and gore) of this picture, so he sued the producers of this film to have his name removed from the credits. The film has a deeper meaning to it. Many Americans don't realize the hedonism of Halloween or their not concerned with it. Thousands of young children in North America go trick or treating every year on Halloween, yet they don't realize what their celebrating. The film involves a Celtic warlock disguised as a CEO of large company called Silver Shamrock, who is getting ready for a Halloween like no other. Meanwhile somewhere in the rural outskirts of Northern California an old man is getting chased by a group of assilants in charcoal colored business-suits. The assilants appear to have to have no remorse, and no feelings as well. He gets wounded by the assilants in an industrial parking lot. And ends up the hospital, he is treated at the local hospital by Dr. Challis, Mr. Grimbridge tries to warn everyone about the masks by saying their going to kill us all. Dr. Challis thinks that Mr. Grimbridge is hallucinating so decides that he should be put on some drugs to calm him down. Eventually he calms down but at night time one of the assilants steathly comes into the hospital and goes to Mr. Grimbridge' room, he cuts off his life support and then he squeezes his head until his brains burst. Mr. Grimbridge dies and he walks out of the hospital and gets in his car, the car explodes. Dr. Challis doesn't understand why the mysterious man killed himself, and wants figure out why he murdered Grimbridge so he teams up with his Grimbridge' daughter to try solve this mystery.

Their search leads them to a company town called Santa Mira in Northern California, where Silver Shamrock Novelties is located, what they eventually discover is terrifying. A man named Conal Cochran is selling Silver Shamrock masks to millions of young american boys and girls. What the children and their parents don't realize is what's inside the logo of the mask. Their is a piece of stonehedge fragment hidden inside the back logo of every single mask. When the silver shamrock commercial is aired on Halloween night, the stonehedge inside the mask will be activated and melt the viewer's head who is wearing the mask. Dr Challis discovers that Cochran is interested in taking the world back to ancient Druid times when human sacrifices were made and as he says, "the hills ran red with the blood of animals and children". Indeed, this is what Cochran wants and to achieve this goal, Cochran uses witchcraft and an ancient power to achieve his evil goal. A trick on the children is what Cochran wants, but this is no ordinary trick...this trick will kill millions and set the world back thousands of years into a time of evil and treachery, all of this which is supposed to happen on Halloween night of course. I saw this film on the sci-fi channel and I have also watched in on video. Overall even though this film did break away from the Michael Myers story, it is a terrifying installment to Halloween I and II.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011 8:41:15 AM PDT
Primogen says:
Awesome review! I agree with every word. The whole premise of this movie is quite horrifying and the scene with the "test" family has to be one of the most disturbing movie moments I have ever seen!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 4:22:15 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2015 2:22:49 PM PDT
Illuminati foreshadowing. Whether you lend credence to such concepts or not, fans can check out this book on the subject:

Season of the New World Order: The Halloween 3 / Illuminati Connection Paperback - October 5, 2013
Season of the New World Order: The Halloween 3 / Illuminati Connection

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 10:20:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 9, 2015 10:21:29 AM PDT
Leland says:
The Americans have made Halloween a fun night over the course of the America's time as an independent nation. Take a look at the History of Halloween from the History Channel's DVD. It is quite extensive and very good. I agree Floridaguy, it's quite a disturbing movie. John Carpenter that directed and helped create the whole Halloween "franchise" in the beginning, only meant to do the first two. He thought there was no other way to proceed since he saw Michael Myers get burned in part two. Well, there was just too much interest in bringing him back, so we had part 4, the "Return of Michael Myers" which was really well received.
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