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Title: Halloween III
Post by: Jordan Garren on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'm surprised at how many people are defending this film! It's terrible, mostly due to the fact it's a "Halloween" sequel without Michael Meyers! Also the plot is ludicrous, wow you've got a piece of Stonehenge, ok...and oh yeah, masks that sell like hotcakes to little kids (that include a built in device which will fry the little child's brain spewing forth a large array of harmless snakes and insects, when a certain annoying commercial is played!). The idea is sort of cool...but WHY would you want to kill off an entire generation of children...oh wait...look at the last FEW generations...I stand corrected on that. Needless to say it's bad. Despite that I can sit and watch it over and over again, coming up with some MST3K like jokes for it! And not many people remember it, but the main character, Dan Challis, was forced to sit and watch the original Halloween! And after Halloween ended he was supposed to get his brain fried by the annoying aforementioned T.V. commercial. Good thing he escaped and ended the movie! YAY!


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Christian on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Some parts in this movie is just plain tasteless. I felt cheated when I saw this movie because I thought Mr Myers was going to be in it. So don't buy a Halloween box set containing the three first movies. Because the third one sucks big time. Anyway, I like the locations this movie were shot. I could live there easily, but who knows? Maybe there's evil lurking?


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Paul Westbrook on October 30, 2000, 11:43:37 AM
This is one Halloween movie, that does keep within the mood of Halloween, but detracts from what the audience was anticipating. People expecting to see Michael Myers were grossly disappointed to not see him here. Still, the story is interesting. Plus, I love that song.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Chadzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Ah sweet days of youth.  I saw this movie during its debut weekend and will never forget my father's comment during the end credit run.  "No wonder this movie wasn't any good...Dino De Laurnetis had something to do with it."

Ouch.

Actually this is my favorite Halloween sequel, because it isn't a generic slasher clone and it tries to do something with the "idea" of Halloween.  Also Carpenter's score was superb.

The original script was reportedly written by the legendary Nigel Kneale, author of the classic Quatermass telefilms and their Hammer Film adaptations.  When director Tommy Lee Wallace changed the script around (making it gorier and nastier) he removed his name from the project and walked away in a huff.  Don't blame him.

A nod should also go to Dennis Etchison, who, under the pen name of Jack Martin, wrote a novelization of the movie.  He cleared up a lot of the time zone issues (the Big Giveaway is a 6PM PST and 9PM EST, etc) as well as throwing in a lot of in-jokes to his other Carpenter novelizations (Halloween 2 and The Fog).  He even makes the Dr. Challies the Dead Beat Drunken Dad Anti-Hero a tad more sympathetic. The book is actually pretty decent, even though the movie is flawed.  Still, I love it and give it three slimes.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Ken Begg on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The plan for the Halloween movies at this point was to leave Michael M. permanently deceased, having blown him up real good in the second film, and release annual unrelated films all centering on the holiday of Halloween.  H3 didn't do too well, though, probably for the obvious reason, and new producers bought the rights and reestablished Myers as the focus of the increasingly desultory series.  

As for the above comments, I especially concur that I personally found the film overly mean-spirited (but then I have a comparitively low threshold of squeamishness), and the idea that anyone would tamper with a Nigel "Quatermass" Kneale screenplay is horrific.  I'd love to see someone redo this and go with the original script.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: PETER JOHNSON on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I really can't believe all the positive commentary here.  Well, to each his own, and all that, but I thought this film blew chunks--really, really awful.  For one thing, it's shot so darkly that you have to squint (Is that a bug or part of his nose?) to see anything.  The business of the masks shooting out all sorts of different species of vermin that would co-exist only in the wrangler's bag (Quick!! Roll film! The millipedes are eating the roaches!!)left me with that cold, dull sensation behind the eyes that only the worst films can do.  ANY of the "Friday the 13th" films--horrid though they are--beat the stuffing out of this excrement.  Hated it.  One skull. NO slimes.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Cham on January 19, 2001, 08:37:01 PM
One of the top 10 worst movies ever made. Also pretty cool. When I rented this a few years back I imagined I would be watching another Michael Myers slasher flick. But I was surprised. I give it a 3/5


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Macabre Matt on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I first saw this film in the late 80's and thought it was pretty crap because I loved the first two films. Watched it again last year and didn't find it as bad as I first thought. But that song: 2 more days 'till Halloween etc... someone give me a shotgun!


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Y2Cale on June 28, 2001, 03:53:20 PM
Anyone who actually thought anything in this movie was interesting needs to do two things.  One:  Think about how gay a sequal of Friday the 13th would be without Jason or a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel without Freddy.  Halloween=Michael Myers.  And two:  Punch yourself in the nuts real, REAL hard.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Chris1 on September 16, 2001, 07:33:56 PM
I saw the commercial of it when it first came out boy, the commercial was more scary than the film. It made me not to wear a mask for Halloween for a long time but I got over it. Then I saw the film on cable and video and they made me not to wear a mask for Halloween for a long time again. Also I hate that creepy comercial and the annoying song.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Hermann on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I can't blame anyone who hates this movie, however, I still insist it deserves some credit for having a premise that is very atypical for a horror movie. Incidentally, Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I really dug the whole Stonehenge/masks/marketing/"our Celtic landscape"  part of the film. I also think it's not without its good moments.(bug crawling out that annoying woman's mouth)
I think its fatal flaw is that it asks way too much in the suspension of disbelief department, as many of you pointed out.  ROBOTS?!?!?!?!  That was plain stupid.  I think the film shot itself in the foot with that element.  (yes, yes I know it would be rather hard to get Stonehenge over here as well) Mr. Cochran being the high priest of some kind of neo-druid cult with human disciples running around doing the killing would be both more believable and unnerving. The acting had some decent parts and some really bad parts.  So....ultimately I guess what I'm saying is: I like this movie but I know it's pretty bad.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Eric on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This movie has a VERY creative and interesting plot.  This is my favorite movie, period.

I remember growing up that one of my friends thought that Ellie Grimbridge was really hot.  At the time, I dismissed the comment preferring blondes.  Now that I older, I really appreciate the comment made by my friend.  Please get out your DVD copy of Halloween III: Season of the Witch and go to 38 minutes and 11 seconds and press your pause button. You can thank me later.  


 


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Briansan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What ? Holloween III ? Sorry, no. It is actually a really cool movie that I own on DVD but it sure as hell aint' a sequel. Any true horror fan sick of the bratty little kid characters will be happy with this one. Of course the soundtrack will stick in your head for about four, no... five years.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: dave on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Great soundtrack.  The guy who played Mr. Cochran (the evil, old warlock) did a fantastic job (he's been in many other movies, as well).  It's cool that it's not a typical "slasher film."

On the other hand, the plot stretches the limits of credibility, even for a horror film.  Still, it's better than Halloween 4, 5, etc.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Worst movie I've ever seen. This isn't a B-movie...it's a freaking C-movie (C is for crap, if you couldn't tell).


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Douglas Ketcham on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The film didn't have Micheal Myers becuase it was decided to turn HALLOWEEN into an athology series, with each entry having nothing in common with eachover expect they revolved around Halloween.
However, the movie tanked, so they brought back Micheal Myers. So if this countinued, HIII would not be as weired as it seems.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Riff on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
When I first saw this flick, I knew I wasn't going to get Micheal Myers. Most of the reviews for the movie were bad, but they had one thing in common "No Micheal Myers". I've seen a review reviews that say this flick is nice. After I saw it I was pleased. It was original, and creepy. I liked it better then parts 1, 5, 7, and 8, but it didn't live upto parts 2, 4, and 6.

I think this film should get 3, or maybe 4 slimes.

=Riff


Title: Halloween III
Post by: talkinghand on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
If you listen very, very carefully to the "annoying" commercial song, you will hear that it is actually not just a cheesy circus organ, but an elaborate synthesizer. Especially when we get to see little Buddy suffering the fate soon to befall millions of the world's children. As the bugs and snakes scatter and slither the synth reaches outrageous heights of complicated runs and trills; obviously these are the sounds that activate the Stonehenge chip in the masks' trademarks.

Also, this movie will compel the interested to investigate the TRUE meaning of Hallowe'en as evinced by Conal Cochran: "it was part of our craft!" Witchcraft! Try finding more info on Stonehenge, the Druids, and the continuing tradition of Irish Celtic tree-worshippers and see how far you get! It's no wonder this movie's plot is plausible, maybe even possible! The entire premise is shrouded in the mystery of antiquity.

There are enough holes in the plot to drive a truck through (no one seemed to ever catch the fact that there is a football game being broadcast on a WEDNESDAY night -- if you keep with the timeline and watch the bar scene carefully), but if you view the movie's broad strokes rather than carping on minutiae you can see just how fascinating the entire idea behind Halloween III is.

Oh... and, don't forget... Happy Hallowe'en.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: talkinghand on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Got to see the Spanish language version for the 2nd time at work last weekend! What a treat!

I comprehend spoken at about a 25% rate -- and this combined with an intimate familiarity with the plot and dialogue of this movie made for a very enjoyable experience. I understood probably 90% of the Spanish in this case... and I would have to say the translation was admirable... the lip-syncing went really well!

BTW, this was broadcast on Telefutura... I work at an affiliate...

With the studio speakers cranked, the soundtrack sounded so cool! I had every speaker I could belting out the electronic masterpieces! BTW, I got the soundtrack on LP off of eBay for $13... what a find!

I also got the paperback version off half dot com and read it in a few days... an easy read. And possibly a better version... less plot holes...?

BTW I noticed upon this watching that the rogue football game on the TV in the bar is actually being played on a Friday... still, in 1982, a dark day for TV football. They didn't have ESPN Classic yet back then!

Truly it makes you yearn for a better era. And I don't care about the mourning for the loss of Michael Myers. I wasn't familiar with the Halloween series in 1982, and this was the first one I ever saw. I thought it was great then, and still do now.

In retrospect, the idea of a Halloween anthology series seems far superior to me than the endless cheesy slew of slasher flicks which have been named IV, V, etc...

I like the idea of different actors, different plots, different ideas a la Twilight Zone rather than the requisite permutations we've had since... too bad this one didn't work in the movie-going public's eye...


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Ramona Ramsey on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well...i dont know what you guy's are talking about really...but Halloween and all of its series(yes even #3 even though it didnt have him in it)Are my favorite movies espescially Resurrection..or however you spell it! But to tell the Truth Michael Myers is the cutest guy i ever saw!...Iv'e had a crush on him for a very long time now...i just cant keep my mind off of him!(plus my hands)But lets not go there!And when I get older Im going to contact the director and ask him if I could be Michael Myers's sidekick! and somehting else but(clears throat)It is the best series ever! and if you got any comments or questions I'll be glad to answer them,just e-mail me and ask away!

laters!


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Tony Smith on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Now, I saw this movie, and was sort of impressed.  Though it lacks the classic chill and horror of the gruesome killer Michael Myers (in the last two films and beyond Halloween III), it had a fairly-well done story (sort of).  I mean, it wasn't the greatest, but it did have a unique style of its murders and evil robots, and you have to admit, the masks that spew out bugs and snakes during the commercial was a pretty good touch.  It was pretty good over all.  Too bad it bombed in theaters.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Sennith on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie isn't bad just because myers wasn't in it. It's just awful because it didn't make sense, plot holes, and it's called Halloween III with no Micheal Myers!  It could've been better but there is no way this is better than the original two.  


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Pelin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Due to collecting Halloween series I had to buy this one too. Unfortunately I did not watch it before I bought it even I knew that it was not relevant to the other Halloween series. I can not give this crap a name. It's boring, lousy and very cheap. Why Akkad shot this movie really ?


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
True, this is not a feature in the vein of Michael Myers, but given the terrible films after Halloween II, that's not a bad idea.

Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the idea to do one Halloween film per year and make it a DIFFERENT one each time.  I know that One and Two go together but after the lower box office returns for Halloween II, I think this approach was a novel, if unsuccessful idea.

Yeah, this one has plot holes big enough to drive a Silver Shamrock delivery truck through, but the acting from Tom Atkins and Dan O'Herlihy is wonderful.  Stacy Nelkin, it goes without saying, is INCREDIBLE.  Sexiest horror film babe since Helen Crump in "The Blob".

Overall, this is a good B-grad horror-sci fi fun fest.  It doesn't rely on excess gore, but instead gives us an interesting and unique (if totally implausable) plot.  

Put your brain on hold, pop some popcorn and forget that this is supposedly a "Halloween" series flick and you'll have a good time!


Title: Halloween III
Post by: TOM on May 24, 2003, 03:15:16 PM
I love every single movie of Holloween . except the 3rd one.Its stupid and theres no point of seen it. I hope they make more holloween movies. I love taylor m. lol


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Katie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
In some odd way this movie seemed like the other Halloween movies. I'm not saying that I think the Halloween series is bad but you can tell that this movie was made by the Halloween masterminds Moustapha Akkad Debra and John Carpenter. This movie plain out didn't make sense the song is annoying as crap and the whole story is just stupid what killed the people and caused the kids masks to make the kids spew out crickets.(Crickets don't kill people, people kill people!) What drove the man at the Silver Shamrock Company to do this. I don't hate the movie just beacause there is no Michael Myers but because they tried to cash in on the popularity of Halloweens 1 and 2. They made the movie half-ass figuring if they put the Halloween title on it it would sell. Yeah right!


Title: Halloween III
Post by: David Thomas (Samhain) on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this at the movies when I was younger and expected a Halloween movie without Michael. After all it was advertised that way. You rent it and expect Michael? No wonder half the world yells Jihad at us Americans. Don't read the box that explains this is a different Halloween film for christ sakes. As for the movie, I thought it was great entertainment. How did they get the rock here. Hell name one movie and I will find one thing in it that can be debated. Why does it matter? It was there! It had a different twist and was entertaining. I loved the music and welcomed a different tale at Halloween. I looked forward to other Halloween stories as well. This is just my opinion. Damn good film! LOTR now that is crap!  


Title: Halloween III
Post by: kodi on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie was super lame, even by Halloween standards.  As stupid as the other movies in the series are, this one was by far the worst.  It's too bad though, I think it was a clever idea to have a different type of horror movie each year with different characters, all revolving around Halloween.  At least it would have saved us from about 10 more terrible films about Micheal Myers.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: sk8er on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Honestly here this movie is sad.  Its a piece of crap.  I am one of the biggest holloween fans with michael myers.  This movie is not worth seeing. I saw it once and i never wanted to see it again.  I saw the others like 50 times and they never get old.





Title: Halloween III
Post by: Coastman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Upon further consideration, I have decided that this is quite possibly one of the most under rated horror movies in the history of the genre.  Amazing!  Androids who walk up to people and just annihalate them?  That's pretty bad ass.  And where else can you find a doctor that not only smokes cigarettes but is also in the early stages of alchoholism?  Plot was great, music was ridiculous, and the shameless plug for the first halloween movie made the film even better.  And the fact that it had absolutely nothing to do with the first two made it that more interesting.  I'm not sure if it was this site, but I read somewhere that the original script for the 6th Halloween somehow had a link to the third one.  If anyone knows about this, update me and I'll love you forever.  Thank you.  Good night!

Coastman  


Title: Halloween III
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Easily the worst of the franchise and quite possible one of the worst horror films out there.
"Zero Stars"


Title: Halloween III
Post by: WitchKing on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
As a stand-alone film, this works quite well. It's atmospheric, has surprising plot twists, and a frightful premise. The "Halloween" franchise on a whole is unsatisfying because the producers could never seem to agree on a cohesive mythology.  At least the "Nightmare On Elm Street" and "Friday The 13th" series established definitive identities for their maniacs to adhere to.  Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees had consistent characters, however one-note they may be.  The "Halloween" series are just all over the map and Myers as a villain is just too prosaic.  He's a bogeyman with no real self behind the mask.  Who can blame the filmmakers for wanting to try something different with a rapidly-tiring idea?  "Halloween 2" was decent but perfunctory.  Parts 4 & 5 were even further down the ladder and by the time we reach the wretched later entries, previous films have been totally disregarded.  There are so many contradictions, revisions, and omissions throughout the franchise that it's all become a jumbled collection of cliches and redundancies.  Michael dies and rises again, killed by any number of resourceful heroines; Laurie is alternately in hiding, deceased, or institutionalized; Michael's jeopardized niece becomes the new menacee only to vanish three films later; and the whole Samhain premise is just a flimsy excuse to make a human menace unkillable.  At least Part 3 tried to shift away from a character that had no real longevity in favor of some actual terror and a compelling Halloween myth.  


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Steve on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I actually enjoyed this movie despite its weaknesses. Its far better than the Michael Myers rehash that will never mercifully end. Original idea (bloody horrifying really), surprising twists, great job by Dean Cundy and perhaps John Carpenters best score. The annoying jingle is actually brilliant and representative of marketing at its best (you still cannot forget it can you) and worst.

The Michael Myers complaint is a joke, in fact there was not even supposed to be a Halloween II according to John Carpenter. The first movie went over most peoples head with the supernatural element. Michael Myers was just the name of the body "The Shape" was inhabiting. He was the embodiment of Halloween so to speak. Carpenter was not keen on a sequel at all and i personally wish none of the the Myers sequels were made. Halloween II in my eyes seems to get worse with age while Halloween III improves. The second movie is a by the numbers bore and lacks the spirit of the 1st. They could not even get the mask right in the sequels. Anyways, Halloween III was flawed but brilliant in certain aspects and the best part for me was the score. Spectacular.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: George on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
 I liked "H3" because it was such utter nonsense. How did they get the rock from Stonehenge over here? Hell, how did they even manage to steal it in the first place without setting off a massive worldwide Interpol investigation? Who cares? It's flicks like "H3" that provide a very welcome respite from overrated Oscar winning crappola like "The English Patient". Now that one really sucked! As for the whole "no connection to the other movies" thing, one could argue that "Halloween 6:The Curse Of Michael Myers" contradicts that statement. Simply put, it's the whole Druid aspect of "H6" that ties (albeit loosely) Part 3 with the rest of the series. Speaking of "H6", that would be my choice for the worst entry in the series. It's a very half-assed movie and it's pretty depressing to watch a movie in which the lead actor (i.e. Donald Pleasance) is obviously sick and dying. Barring that aspect, "H6" is still really bad.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Rochester on September 08, 2005, 11:10:09 AM
The movie might not have been all that great, but it sure was fun! Sept. 8, 2005: 53 more days to Halloween, Halloween Halloween, 53 more days to Halloween, Silver Shamrock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


Title: Halloween III
Post by: jmsynth on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Come on, people need to get over the lack of Myers in this movie. There are 7 movies with the guy for crying out loud! Besides Carpenter actually LIKED this one! The idea to do a movie without Myers was mostly his idea. I don't have time to go into details, look it up. At any rate, this film is fun. At the very least its better than "Freddy's Dead" and most of the "Friday the 13th"s. Oh, and no one can convince me it's seriously worse than any of the Halloween movies made since the 80s. H20 was a particular low point, 70 minutes of "Dawson's Creek" 20 minutes of OK, moderately suspensful slasherflick. Thats not what I watch Horror movies for! H3 is much closer to my idea of horror.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: Cambot99 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
To be perfectly honest, I kinda liked the movie but what really sucked was that Michael Myers wasn't in it. I mean you can't have Hallloween 3 without Michael Myers right? Am I right? Come on, someone back me up on this. But the plot twist was great and the dialogue was okay, but it lacks what the Halloween series is all about.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: IT on February 17, 2006, 12:34:00 PM
A very disapointing mess avoid it just avoid it.


Title: Halloween III
Post by: xussia on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Ok. So there is no Michael Myers. So it's a sequel in name only. Its no big deal. HIII - isn't all that bad. So it has a cast of about 9 people - shot in about 4 locations, mostly at night...

What is easy to forget is that this film does have a sense of genuine horror about it. Children are going to die, all for want of a joke and no-one can do anything about it. Or in fact gives a s**t.

The magic, for me anyway, is in the details that are just written off.

The evil irish guy has created perfect killer human replica robots not altogether different from Tyrell in Blade Runner. But he writes them off with a glib:

"The internal components were surprisingly easy - and after that its just another form of mask making."

If only Sony has hired this guy before his Irish crazy gene took hold.

They even stole one of the enourmous slabs of rock from Stone Henge to achieve their mask related mayhem. How? Don't ask...

Why Irish anyway? And why StoneHenge - which as far as I know isn't, and never has been, anything to do with Ireland?

Is an Irish toy/novelty manufacturer (don't forget he INVENTED sticky toilet paper, the dead dwarf gag and the soft chainsaw!) somehow more believeable, or menacing or...  oh forget it, He's Irish OK!

Add to this

1. A hospital with two, maybe three staff on night duty (in the UK, this is nothing new!)
2. A coroner who somehow figures out that the charred remains of a cog mean that a robot automoton with super powers must have pulled someones face off and set themselves on fire.
3. A factory tour that last for two days and nights.
4. A women who drives at least 900 miles to return one mask with one defect.
5. A halloween mask manufacturer who makes only three product types and achieves at least 99% market penetration (SONY... you reading this...)
6. A women's face is exploded by a magic laser in the back of a trademark badge which is activated by scratching it with a hairpin. (I think SOMEONE would have noticed this before the 31st and probably raised some child safety concerns!)
7. A perfect replica of the doctors girlfriend is created in mere minutes - though she lacks the ability to speak.
8. The robot men seem to have gravy for blood.
9. The mad irish guy turns blue and vanishes.
10. The doc manages to convince TV networks that a syndicated advertising campaign that has been running successfully for over a week will somehow emit a signal which will activate the magic trademark laser and kill any child that is wearing one of the masks AND happens to be watching TV at that exact moment.... and they believe him and two out of the three (what TV era is this in the US?) networks stop the advert...

So many things... but when all said and done. There is a great sense of hopelessness. Its ends as good films should end - with the child killing masks being activated by the TV advert - and the Doc screaming to stop it. Alas... it goes on and one can only assume that children all over the US are falling to the floor as their head turns into a variety of garden insects and snakes...

Come on... you can either take this film as it is OR whine and moan that it isn't another DULL slasher movie. And lets face it... if they had of included Mr Myers, it doesn't mean it would actually have been any better anyway...

Johnny Carp didn't direct this one BTW - a common error overlooked by many.. Tommy Lee Wallace did and, for trivia hunters, he PLAYED Mr. Myers in Halloween 1...  so you see, there is a connection.

Good soundtrack too -

Halloween III: season of the witch...

More holes than mechano, acting like thunderbirds.. but for some reason I could't really explain. I love it!

~XUSSIA~
 


Title: Halloween III
Post by: godzillavsdogora on June 22, 2006, 09:56:27 AM
DEFINATLY not the best in the series. The complete lack of Myers & that stupid song are stomach-churning. However, i do like the same ominous, creepy atmosphere the 1st 2 had.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Torgo on September 04, 2007, 06:19:28 PM
I absolutely despise this movie. And not for the sole reason that's it a Halloween movie without Michael Myers.

It's just a terrible, terrible film from beginning to end.  Not to mention that it commits the cardinal sin of being boring as hell.   

The acting is atrocious, the pacing nonexistent (beyond leaden), the special effects terrible, the camera hardly moves.  Plus you got that annoying commercial jingle that plays about 8 thousand times during the movie.  :hatred:


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 08, 2007, 02:33:45 AM
While I hate this movie, I love the death scenes. 

Come to think of it, there are several movies like that.  I need to condense those down to one DVD. :cheers:


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Greenhornet on September 08, 2007, 11:40:45 AM
Halloween III: "Season Of The witch". Now with 100% fewer witches!
Come on, the bad guys were DRUIDS, not WITCHES! That's a point against the movie right there! :tongueout:


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: D-Man on September 16, 2007, 09:49:27 PM
They should have just called it "Season of The Witch", and avoided p**sing so many people off. 

It's an odd, but watchable little film, with some good kills.  The three main problems I have with it, though:

1.  The plot was far fetched, and put together very sloppily. 

2.  The ending.  I understood what they were trying to do, it just felt anti-climactic the way they did it.

3.  Tom Atkins.  He was good in Night of The Creeps, but a film like this just isn't a fit for him.  His emotional range seems to be limited to varieties of p**sed off...even in the love scenes with Ellie, he still looks p**sed off. 


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Thee Dr. on October 18, 2008, 05:40:15 AM
It seems like this film borrowed some elements from the first issue of the 'Vision and the Scarlet Witch' limited series, which also came out in '82...or was it the other way around, perhaps...?


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Henry on October 22, 2008, 01:22:13 AM
As far as John Carpenter Michael Myers is dead so he did this movie without him then someone came along who missed Michael bought the rights to the characters from the first 2 movies and carrieed on with Halloween 4.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: DoktorSick on June 18, 2009, 04:16:37 PM
 I must admit when I first saw the movie I was like wtf where's Micheal Myers.But years later is one of my fave movies.A few years ago I bought the dvd and it's now it's a halloween tradition for me to watch with my kids.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Samuel Clough on October 24, 2009, 06:21:08 PM
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I must be the only one. Use to see this on cable back when basic was cool and filled with b grade horror. The original idea was to make a different movie with a different plot for Halloween each year. Wish they had gone along with that plane. I do have a place for the rest of the sequals(5,6, 7, 8, 9) but I love this. Tom Atkis is one of my favorite actors. Love that song. Just don't get how everyone else hate this so much. This looks so much like a Carpenter film I was suprise to learn that he didn't do it his self. He's signiture is all over it though. Did I mention I LOVE THIS!


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: WildHoosier09 on November 07, 2009, 11:59:13 PM
One of the weaknesses of Halloween III is the strength of halloween II.  Halloween II was a perfect sequel in that the story line and general mayham starts exactly where Halloween leaves off.  Any expectation that Halloween III would be a sequel of that caliber was quickly squalched. 
Overall a marginally ok movie that suffers from having the wrong title (would any of this be an issue if the movie was titled "Masks with chuncks of stonehenge in them are going to kill all the kids on Halloween night") and of course the obvious lack of plot, story line, character developement, coherence, etc.  I hate the non-committed ending (did all the kids die or not?) and that flashing pumpkin definitely lead to some epilepsy based lawsuits.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 08, 2009, 06:32:31 AM
Overall a marginally ok movie that suffers from having the wrong title (would any of this be an issue if the movie was titled "Masks with chuncks of stonehenge in them are going to kill all the kids on Halloween night")

It should have just been called "Season Of The Witch", that's a bad-ass title.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Vance Archer on November 27, 2009, 07:26:29 AM
Easily one of the worst films ever made. It's so mean-spirited I actually felt uncomfortable watching it at times. It's boring as hell, too.

I rented this for a Halloween party several years back and it actually killed the party dead. Complete s**t, from top to bottom.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Wes Lee on December 31, 2009, 01:53:52 PM
 Call me simple but even as a young bad movie fan I still wasn't able to process the concept of the latest instalment of a slasher franchise having ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with ANY of the previous films! :(
 Just mind boggling.....
 "Sneaking a 20 ton stone through customs is no problem" Hahahaha


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: justin on January 03, 2010, 05:23:16 PM
I've always avoided this one because Michael Myers wasn't in it. However, early last month I decided to watch it on Cinemax & give it a chance since I'm a big fan of Carpenter's original & the sequel.

Its not a great movie but it was original, interesting & mean-spirited & I liked it enough to add it to my movie collection.
Plus having Tom Atkins as the lead is always a good sign. I loved the way it ended (having that classic Carpenter feel/fade to black). Great music score by Carpenter as well.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Nightowl on June 18, 2010, 08:01:04 PM
I actually enjoyed Halloween III. Yeah there is no mikey, but its still got an exciting storyline. I thought it was real brave of them to try something new and it didn't work, so they moved on. I think if it wasn't called Halloween III:Season Of The Witch, I believe people would have enjoyed the film more instead of wondering if they checked out the wrong movie by mistake.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: TobyzMama on August 29, 2010, 01:52:22 PM
This was the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. 

I am new to the Halloween movies, and decided to watch them all in one weekend.  I had a very hard time sitting through this.  But, it's worth seeing once - and once only - as part of learning about the series.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: claws on August 29, 2010, 01:59:55 PM
Poor Halloween III is doomed to be bashed for eternity  :bluesad:
The most misunderstood movie ever made most likely.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Furious_George on November 11, 2010, 09:54:12 AM
I like this movie for nostalgic reasons, but I love almost everything from the 80's.

The only thing that p**ses me off is that you never really know what the villain wants to do. Yeah he wants to sell his masks and kill everyone that wears them, but why?


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on November 30, 2010, 04:48:34 PM
An unfairly underrated horror flick. I'd rather watch this than any of the later sequels.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: El Misfit on December 02, 2010, 10:54:45 PM


The only thing that p**ses me off is that you never really know what the villain wants to do. Yeah he wants to sell his masks and kill everyone that wears them, but why?
According to legend *cough cinemassacre cough*, the guy wanted to bring back the horrors that Halloween was originally told as.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: klaviaturist on March 31, 2012, 03:29:47 PM
This is one of my all time favorite films. Really. Partially because Michael Myers wasn't in the film. I never liked Halloween. Yeah, chew me a new one. I liked this film for numerous reasons. Great villainous performance from Dan O'Herlihy. Great storyline about masks that kill children and the insects that murder their parents. A woman is turned into a robot. Pagan's steal a rock from Stonehedge. I mean, what's not to like?


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: FatFreddysCat on March 31, 2012, 08:17:28 PM
I've always liked Halloween III. Sure, it's a failed experiment but the idea behind it was sound. Michael Myers was "killed" at the end of Halloween II so Carpenter and company decided to try turning the "Halloween" franchise into an annual "Twilight Zone" style anthology series of stand alone fims.

...of course, the movie tanked (and besides, I'm sure the producers paid attention to how much $$ the Friday the 13th crew were raking in by re-animating THEIR guy in movie after movie) so eventually it was inevitable that Michael would return.

"Halloween III's" plot is ludicrous and full of holes but it's a nice little sci-fi/horror blend (and I love that synthesizer soundtrack by Carpenter and Alan Howarth ... soooo '80s but sooooo awesome!)

... Dan O'Herlihy is a hoot as Conal Cochran (though as I understand it, he didn't think much of the movie) and Tom Atkins is always fun to watch.

If this had been released without the "Halloween" tag in '82 I seriously think it would be more fondly remembered today.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: 66Crush on May 29, 2012, 11:41:50 PM
I think the movie should be released on DVD under the subtitle "Season of The Witch." That way it could stand on it's own away from the Halloween franchise. On it's own it's not that bad a movie. They should also put out a box set of all the original Halloween movies excluding Part III. They could call it the Micheal Myers Collection. This would clear up years of confusion.


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 30, 2012, 10:51:53 AM
I think there's a horribly missed opportunity here.  At some point they should have made a movie where Myers is running around killing people at the same time that somebody is trying to rig people's Halloween masks to kill them. 

It's not like the Halloween series hasn't had worse sequel ideas. 


Title: Re: Halloween III
Post by: bob on July 30, 2012, 11:13:41 AM
I like Season of the Witch. Sure it has nothing to do with the previous two Halloween movies, but as a stand alone movie it's great. Very underrated.