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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a horror movie that came out in 1983. It was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace[?] and starred Tom Atkins[?], Stacey Nelkin[?], Dan O'Herlihy, Ralph Strait[?], and Michael Currie[?].

This third entry in the lucrative "Halloween" money train almost derailed the entire franchise. Instead of following the exploits of slasher Michael Myers, #3 spins a completely different tale. There is no "season of the witch" and for series purists, this wasn't a real "Halloween" film, though original "Halloween" director John Carpenter produced it and added a nifty score.

Instead of the usual bloody antics from Myers, we follow a madman as he hatches a plot to murder millions of children on Halloween night. The film takes liberally from the plots of "The Hand[?]" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with unintentionally funny results. After this fiasco, producers feared moviegoers would never spend another dime to see a "Halloween" film, so they smartly subtitled the fourth film in the series "The Return of Michael Myers" so there would be no confusion.

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