Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. US. 1982. R. 1 hour 38 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Fri., October 20, 2017
When co-creators John Carpenter and Debra Hill were approached to make another Halloween movie, they were very reluctant. They didn’t want to rehash the same plot over-and-over again, so they proposed a unique idea: create a series of stand-alone sequels that take place on Halloween – but do not involve Michael Myers. Serving as the producers (and uncredited writers), they hired director Tommy Lee Wallace and unleashed Halloween III: Season of the Witch on audiences in the fall of ’82. Not a soul was ready for a movie that involved Celtic pagans using witchcraft, Halloween masks, consumerism and the power of commercial TV to throw the world into chaos. It took 30 years for audiences to fully appreciate the bonkers plot and embrace it as one of the most fun and original horror movies of all time.