English Film Frames Halloween

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

I’m a fan of movies that are taking place during Halloween. Movies such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

In this film a manufacturer of Halloween masks wants to kill millions of American children. The children are supposed to wear their masks when they sit in front of the television at nine o’clock on Halloween, so that the sinister surprise in the mask will be activated. The only one who can thwart the nefarious plans is a doctor (Tom Atkins) who doesn’t exactly radiate “action hero”.

The funny thing is that this story has nothing to do with the previous Halloween movies. That by itself sounds refreshing and as a film lover I particularly enjoyed the art direction. I think it very nicely depicts what Halloween looks like in America. Those masks from the Silver Shamrock Corporation look especially attractive.

Door Michael Minneboo

Michael Minneboo is een freelance journalist gespecialiseerd in popcultuur, fancultuur, strips, film, online media en beeldcultuur. Hij schrijft over onder andere comics, Nederlandse strips & animatie en interviewt makers uit binnen- en buitenland. Daarnaast geeft hij lezingen en adviseert hij particulieren en bedrijven over bloggen.