Hello my Devils & Ghouls! Happy Halloween!
Today is the most fantastic day of the year for myself. Since I will be busy traipsing around in cemeteries and haunted places this evening, I thought I would post a review of one of my favorite films (Yet, it is disliked by many fans of Halloween): Halloween III Season of the Witch!
A killer in a shatner mask not included…
Here is the catchiest thing in this movie… The Silver Shamrock Commercial:
So what is the story line if Michael Meyers isn’t chasing Lori Strode around? Well, an evil corporate mask making company plans to kill many innocent children with a surprise they have with in the masks. Leave it up to corporations to kill many innocent children… Anyway, kids all over the world are begging their parents to buy them a silver shamrock mask. A man was coming back from the company to warn the town about the evil ways of the silver shamrock company. He reaches the hospital where he is seen as a loon and is mysteriously killed by a man in a trench coat who killed himself in the car afterwards. An investigation begins. The doctor who cared for the man follows the man’s daughter to the company town where they are on the hunt for her father’s killer. Naturally, the doctor is a big play-boy and there is a silly overly acted love scene in between it all so when you watch it with your children they will feel awkward and you will laugh at them.
What I like about this movie is the silly references to John Carpenter’s Halloween. It is being played on two television sets within the movie. You can also tell that it’s a Halloween feel movie because the killers sort of act like the great michael myers himself.
Check out the trailer here:
I rate this 10/10. 🙂
I must share with you my obsession with Night Gallery. This sequel to the television series, Twilight Zone (although not as epic as Twilight Zone), has always been one of my personal favorites. I’ve always been a fan of all vintage horror television series. It’s so interesting how the tales of horror and such pertain to certain aspects of current living.
It’s as if in mysterious tales they predicted the future. It’s quite uncanny and makes you think. That’s one thing I love in this world. If a film or t.v. series can really put your brain to work — it’s worth it. That is what we’re missing in today’s television and films.
Enough about that, into the review. I must say I enjoy the narration of Rod Serling:
He comes along after the theme song walking along a bunch of unusual paintings. The paintings usually have part of what the short story will be about. Serling’s introductions are quite intriguing and get you interested in the tales for the evening. My favorite episode would have to be from Season 2 — The episode entitled: Question of Fear and also the Class of ’99 which stars my ever so favorite, Vincent Price.
Although these tales are of horror, mystery, uncertainty and more… it gets deep within your soul and triggers deep thought. I’ve always been inspired by shows like Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits etc. Always peaked my interest as a child and even more so now as a young adult. Although, Twilight Zone the Original Series will always be my favorite — the cheesiness of Night Gallery holds a special place within my heart. I thank these shows for inspiration for my writing, my confidence in being the twisted individual I am, and my music.
Blood & Guts,