Friday, September 21, 2012
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
See, I just might have thought the same thing as the rest of ya and left it at that had it not been for the rather unsettling image of a child having his Halloween mask melt onto his head after which a posse of assorted reptiles, insects and other groovy ghoulies proceed to revel in his microwaved skull . See kids , THAT to me is enter-fucking-tainment!! When a movie goes so far as to off a child, you know they are NOT fucking around !
As I had mentioned earlier , I initially wrote the film off but for some reason , after years had passed , I found myself thinking about it and wanting to give it a second chance and I am extremely happy I had . First off I noticed that veteran horror film actor Tom Atkins was in the lead so right there I knew I was in good hands . Also worth note is the fact that the films director had also directed the stellar Fright Night 2 , yet another film that seems not to have obtained it's rightful due . It's a fucking shame really . Anyway , back to HIII . Despite the nonchalant genre labeling of critics and their need to place this in the realm of Horror films it actually has a more Sci-Fi feel to it which is fine by me as late 70's/early 80's Sci-Fi flicks had a tendency to contain more horror than the actual horror films did themselves .
I'm not going to tell ya that if you watch this again or for the first time that you'll love it . I understand that people have it in their cabezas what a Halloween film is all about and to a large extent I wouldn't want to dispute that but for my dollar I must say that I think it's kinda rather cool that Carpenter and his crew of merry pranksters decided to steer clear of a 3rd film involving Myers and instead opted to create this nifty , odd and truly groovy movie experience .