Halloween III - Season of the Witch
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After the mysterious death of a toyshop owner, a doctor (Tom Atkins) and the man's daughter (Stacy Nelkin) investigate the Irish-dominated Northern California community of Santa Mira, a company town owned by the Silver Shamrock Novelty corporation. Atkins and Nelkin are typical low-rent horror movie protagonists, dim bulbs who discover an Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style conspiracy involving sharp-suited corporate robots. But guest star Dan O'Herlihy steals the film as a Celtic joke tycoon who hates the way American kids are despoiling the religious spirit of Samhain and decides to teach them a nasty lesson. His scheme, which involves a stolen Stonehenge megalith and a techno-magic spell that turns the heads of TV watchers into writhing masses of snakes and insects, is value for money, and O'Herlihy mixes enough serious malice into the charm to come across as a great screen bad guy. --Kim Newman
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Now, to the Blu-ray. Given the film's reputation, it's pretty amazing that we even HAVE a Blu-ray of it, let alone a bonus-packed 30th anniversary deluxe treatment. So if you're only of the few fans of Halloween III, stop reading and go ahead and order your copy. For the rest of you, I have to say that I am very impressed with the HD upgrade Shout Factory has done. No movie from 1982, and certainly not a low-budget horror film, is going to be as sharp as a new movie. But there are moments in this one that come close to looking brand-new. A standout scene is when "Little Buddy" and his parents visit the Silver Shamrock factory. The orange of the jack o' lantern masks positively GLOWS. The film does contain a lot of night shots, and even those aren't overly grainy. The sound mix also seems right. . .for better or worse, get ready to have the Silver Shamrock jingle lodged in your head all over again!
There's a breezy and informative 33-minute documentary, "Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III." It's nice to see the original actors like Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin, and director Tommy Lee Wallace share fond memories of the production. No ones takes themselves too seriously, acknowledging the film's failure while still expressing pride at being part of it. Atkins comes off particularly affable, all the more enlightening since his performance as a leading man is rather dull.Read more ›
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This movie has it all!
Kills Halloween robots... heavily driven by conspiracy theories, robot on robot sex scenes.
I can't say enough great things about this movie!
If you subscribe to Carpenter's vision for the Halloween series and can get over the fact that Michael Myers was not intended to be in any future sequels then this is a fine film.Published 1 month ago by Ian M Scott
I think I am the only one alive who really really loves this movie.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like it...barely, Nice movie of the era (beginning of the computer age), but I need some plausibility in a movie... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Online shopper