Saturday, October 17, 2009
Countdown, Day 17: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch
2 weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting some of the Q&A panels at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend convention in Orlando, Florida. Among the people I interviewed were the cast members of Halloween II. My wife had never really seen the Halloween series, so the interview inspired her to watch them over the past several days. Which brings to mind Halloween III: Season Of The Witch. Now, this of course is the only entry in the Halloween series that does not feature Michael Myers. Instead the film focuses on a large Halloween mask-making company, Silver Shamrock, that has plans to kill millions of American children with deadly masks. An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks.This film is definitely a weird one, but that doesn't mean it's all that bad. In fact, as a stand-alone film, separate from the rest of the series, it's actually not too bad of a film. I definitely enjoy Halloween III: Season Of The Witch , with it's theme of Halloween, the masks, the Silver Shamrock commercials..."15 days til Halloween, Silver Shamrock!"