The movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) is the third installment in the Halloween franchise. Unlike the previous two movies, this movie does not feature Michael Myers as the main antagonist. Instead, the movie follows Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge as they investigate the shady activities of Conal Cochran, the owner of the Silver Shamrock Novelties company.
After the death of Ellie’s father under suspicious circumstances, the two decide to investigate Cochran’s company. They soon discover Cochran’s diabolical plan to brainwash the children of America through a mixture of ancient rituals, technology, and witchcraft. Cochran plans to use his popular Halloween masks to kill as many people as possible during Halloween night.
Dr. Challis and Ellie try to stop Cochran’s plan, but they are captured and brought to the Silver Shamrock factory. There, they witness Cochran’s final plan to activate the masks and kill millions of children across the country. Dr. Challis manages to destroy the factory and stop Cochran’s plan, but (presumably) not before many lives are lost.
The movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) is known for its departure from the Michael Myers storyline and its unique plot. While it was not well-received upon its initial release, the movie has gained a cult following over the years.
- Tom Atkins as Dr. Daniel Challis
- Stacey Nelkin as Ellie Grimbridge
- Dan O’Herlihy as Conal Cochran
- Michael Currie as Rafferty
- Ralph Strait as Buddy Kupfer
- The movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) is the only movie in the Halloween franchise not to feature Michael Myers.
- The movie’s original title was “Season of the Witch,” but it was changed to include the Halloween name to capitalize on the success of the previous movies.
- The movie’s plot was inspired by the Celtic festival of Samhain, which is believed to be the origin of Halloween.
- The movie’s soundtrack was composed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth.
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