Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

skylar's picture

so from what I've read on that Saw IV thread, the general concensus around these parts is the standard "Halloween III sucks and ruined the series" one?

I love it. I really liked the idea of the Michael Myers storyline ending (I think it really should have been done at the end of the first film personally) and then continuing the Halloween series as sort of a Twilight Zone style franchise with an all new, original story each time.

I think it's a got a great, original storyline (the first script was written by Nigel Kneale!) and is lots of not-so-serious fun.

does anyone else actually like it besides me?

any witches? skeletons? jack-o-lanterns?

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chris myers's picture

it sucked

Troubled's picture

Did not care much for Halloween III at all, went away from the original. But then again Jamie Lee winds up with a son and not a daughter in the end, go figure.

HouseOfChrysStyle's picture

For me personally, I only went to see it because it was a Halloween movie. Michael Meyers was the man back then. But when the movie started I was like what the heck does this have to do with Michael? I'm guessing they used the name to get people to go see it. I mean it's not like once you're there you're gonna leave, so you watch it and gripe about it later. It was alright, but nothing to write home about.

Fear of phobias's picture

It sucked. It has absolutley nothing to do with the rest of the Halloween franchise. 4 is the actual 3. And 5 the actual 4 and so on. Whoever decided SOTW would make for a good Halloween definitley had a corncob up his ass.

Twistedcherry's picture

I could not stand that movie! Ughhh Im getting pissed just thinking about it..lol

theshape's picture

Hated it, but I still watch it. Why??

kryptkeeper51's picture

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On its own...I dig the movie. I can certainly understand why fans of Michael Myers were disappointed when this movie was originally released. No Michael Myers = No likey.

BUT..

Had the series stuck with the premise of releasing a Halloween themed movie annually and just using the holiday itself as the theme that is the one constant amongst the franchise...I think this could have been a very, very cool premise and series.

-Halloween I & II: About a babysitter killer named Michael Myers.

-Halloween III: A demented warlock that owns a mask factory discovers a way to kill the vast majority of children in the world in one fell swoop.

-Halloween IV: An evil hag that lives in THE house that all the neighborhood kids stay away from starts to lure trick or treaters in her abode one by one...and makes evil doppelganger versions of the kids to go back to their unsuspecting families, only to keep the "real" versions to eat at her leisure.

-Halloween V: A frat house Halloween party on a college campus goes awry when one of the party goers is secretly a nerd who got ridiculed years before, and starts hacking the rest of group one by one.

-Halloween VI: Maybe an anthology in the vein of Creepshow...but they all involve the Halloween holiday somehow.

-Halloween VII: The actual evil spirit of Samhain is released somehow by an old artifact found in a small, little country town....and only a group of young trick or treaters know about it. Since nobody will believe them...they have to fight it off by themselves.

OK, OK...obviously IV, V, VI and VII don't actually exist, but get some good writers and good directors to jump on ship, and this could have been a very cool thing that horror movie fans could have looked forward to each year.

I feel pretty much the same way you do about the movie. Halloween 3 was a good idea that went bad and Myers fans felt let down. But I like the idea of having each one a different Halloween themed movie.

I also liked your ideas, who knows maybe someday we will get a series like this.

i really agree with you

CountesstoDrkness's picture

Two words, Hated it.

Ultrame's picture

Stupid horrible movie, I hated it.

Ultrame's picture

Stupid horrible movie, I hated it.

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