Eps 63 – Halloween III Season of the Witch – Monster Movie Podcast

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Eps 63 – Halloween III Season of the Witch – Monster Movie Podcast

Join us this week as we face down a trio of horrifying Halloween masks: The Witch, The Skull and The Pumpkin. That’s right! It’s the infamous Michael-Myers-less Halloween sequel, Halloween III Season of the Witch from director Tommy Lee Wallace featuring Tom Adkins.

“The Night No One Comes Home!”

Monster Movie Podcast
Episode 63 – Halloween III Season of the Witch
(83min, 38.84MB)
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Special guest host, Ormon Grimsby returns to the Monster Movie Podcast bringing with him one of his beloved favorites from the 1980’s. He also drops some mask knowledge about Don Post and some little hidden nuggets found in the film like actor Dick Warlock and Jamie Lee Curtis as a voice over actress. Speaking of the 1980’s, the Monster Movie Podcast is going to be featuring horror films and monster films from the Eighties all 2014 as the show becomes part of the Decades of Horror Podcast Network, beginning with this very episode. Let us know what your favorite monster from the decade is.

Halloween III Season of the Witch represents the perfect idea gone wrong. John Carpenter and Debra Hill decide to create a franchise where every Halloween a new horror film is released feature monsters and terror surrounding the beloved holiday: a new terrifying story each and every year, an annual event to delight horror fans across the globe. What the delivered, however, was a film drop into an existing franchise that featured a well-known, popular knife wielding maniac named Michael Myer. The film which was initially pans by critics and fans alike is now considered a cult classic and is loved by scores of horror fans who are able to look at it without the stigma of being a part of the Halloween franchise. Doc Rotten and Ormon Grimsby take a fresh look at the film attempting to review the film on its own merits.

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This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.

1 Comment

  • john may

    A wonderfully bad film which manages to catch the Halloween spirit “what’s the matter? Don’t you have any Halloween spirit?”

    There is no doubt that the main reason it failed was because the audience was expecting one thing and they got something else. Fortunately, I saw this film much later on cable so I didn’t have the same expectations and bias. I was able to watch it on it’s own merits (or lack of).

    For all it’s silly faults, it’s still an interesting film with an over-the-top bad guy, excellent references to the Halloween season, neat visuals and a killer sound track. You just can’t take this film too seriously. I watch it at least once per year. It’s a fun dumb film. For anyone who doesn’t like this movie – I suggest you at least listen to the music from it.