Sunday, May 22, 2016
Halloween 3:Season of the Witch is a 1982 horror movie directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and starring Tom Atkins and Dan O' Herlihy.
The movie begins with a man who is being chased by men in a car. He is attacked by them but manages to escape and ends up in the hospital. He tells everyone that 'they are going to kill us all'.
He has a Halloween mask with him from the Silver Shamrock company. That night, he is mysteriously killed by a guy who then goes outside and sets himself on fire.The dead man's daughter, Ellie(Stacey Nelkin) goes to see the body and identify him. She meets Dr.Daniel Challis(Atkins) and they talk about her dad. She can't understand why someone would want to kill him. They decide to investigate and they go to the Silver Shamrock company for answers.
The company is in the town of Santa Mira, California. It is an eerie town which owes its lifeblood to Conal Cochran(O'Herlihy) who owns Silver Shamrock. They decide to stay at a local motel and there are other guests there and they all have business at the factory too. There is a curfew imposed at night. Daniel sneaks out and meets a local who warns him about Cochran. Afterwards, he is caught by Cochran and killed. One of the motel guests gets zapped by a Halloween mask from Silver Shamrock. She is taken away by Cochran and some of his employees. He later tells Daniel that the guest was fine and has gone home. Daniel and Ellie go on a guided tour of the Silver Shamrock company. They think that something weird is going on and they try and call the cops but cannot get through. Ellie goes missing and Daniel tries to find her.
He goes back to the factory and gets caught by Cochran. He sees robots there. He finds out that Cochran has a rock from Stonehenge and it is very powerful.Cochran's plan is to have all of the kids wearing his masks on Halloween and then they will all die. He thinks that this will bring about an age of witchcraft or something like that. When the kids watch his commercial on TV, it will activate a chip in the masks and this will release insects etc which will kill the kids. Daniel tries to escape with Ellie. They manage to destroy the factory and Cochran along with it and his robots. Ellie turns out to be a robot and he has to kill her. He gets to a phone and tries to call the TV stations to stop them from broadcasting the advert but he doesn't make it in time.
This was an interesting movie. There is nothing about Michael Myers in it, so it is unusual for this to be part of the Halloween franchise. It could have been a stand alone movie. The plot was interesting but I did think that the reveal at the end was a bit far fetched, but anyway, I enjoyed it all the same.Dan O' Herlihy was entertaining as the strange Cochran. I will give it a 6/10.
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