Episode 115: Halloween 3 - Season of the Witch

Halloween 3 Rundown

Life was simpler in the 80s; kids only wanted to dress up as one of 3 things for Halloween: a witch, a skeleton, or a jack-o-lantern. Men were men, drinking from flasks while doing doctor things, or while driving, or while seducing the daughters of dead guys they're investigating, or while Irish warlocks with British accents use Stonehenge dust to turn every costume into a murder death ray party in order to sacrifice America's children to the old gods. Or whatever. You get the idea, we're talking 1983's Halloween 3: Season of the Witch for week 3 of our month-long Halloween celebration! There's no Michael Myers to stalk us, but thankfully Tom Adkins steps in to fill the creepiness factor with his thirst for liquor and vulnerable young women. Join us as we incessantly mumble the Silver Shamrock song until mid-November because dammit that song is like brain herpes.

Halloween 3 Trailer

Halloween 3 Details

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
Produced by

Debra Hill

John Carpenter

Written by

Tommy Lee Wallace


Tom Atkins

Stacey Nelkin

Dan O'Herlihy

Music by

John Carpenter

Alan Howarth

Cinematography Dean Cundey
Edited by Millie Moore
Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
Debra Hill Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date

October 22, 1982

Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2.5 million
Box office $14 million

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