Halloween III - Season of the Witch
Halloween III - Season of the Witch (1982)

In the third Halloween feature--which really has little connection to the previous two--the psychotic killer is a scientist (Dan O'Herlihy) who creates a brand of satanic Halloween masks which kill the children who wear them.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 1982
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

The end result is a bit of a mess but hugely enjoyable, and often (thanks to Dean Cundey's camerawork and John Carpenter's close supervision as producer) as striking visually as its predecessors.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The actual movie is filled with amusingly strange ideas, some supremely dark, horrific material, and some flat-out kooky stuff.

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R. L. Shaffer

Halloween III: Season of the Witch might have been hated back in the day, but it simply doesn't deserve the anger and animosity nowadays.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of those Identikit movies, assembled out of familiar parts from other, better movies.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's no wonder they gave up after this, and brought back Michael Myers.

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Dustin Putman

It is high time for viewers with a hang-up to reevaluate the pleasures that Halloween III: Season of the Witch has to offer.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Wallace clearly has a fondness for the cliches he is parodying and he does it with style.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Halloween III, while not a complete success, at least offers something different from the norm.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

There are more than enough giant logic holes, stilted characters and idiotic developments to make sure that it is bad for reasons transcending its simple poorness as a sequel

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A mediocre movie that feels more like an episode of an anthology series stretched for 98 minutes (with shades of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and even James… More
Alex roy
Season of the Witch is a drastic departure for the Halloween series. The film is significant for the fact that the film has the absence of Michael Myers, which… More
Chris Weber
Ah, Halloween III: the black sheep of the series. This one gets ignored and dumped on since it strays from the others and has nothing to do with the rest of the… More
Tim Salmons
So you thought Halloween III: Season of the Witch was terrible because it was a film that didn't involve a story featuring Michael Myers, right? Well,… More
Cory Taylor
Androids, the mystical powers of Stonehenge, rattlesnakes and magical Shamrock coins are all enveloped into one conspiracy theory. What might sound like a… More
Melvin White
Conal Cochran: You don't really know much about Halloween. You thought no further than the strange custom of having your children wear masks and go out… More

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