#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks.
Plot: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie’s novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company’s owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks — and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.
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A different animal to the Halloween films that preceded and followed it, Season of the Witch is slowly but surely gaining an appreciation as a standalone horror film. Gone is Michael Myers’ indestructible killing machine, in his place is the nefarious Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy), the owner of the Silver Shamrock corporation that specialises in Halloween masks. Cochran has a sinister plan this year – and it’s deadly – Dr. Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin) are caught in the middle of the vile plot and may just be the only salvation to Americana.
With Nigel Kneale involved in the writing process Season of the Witch is delightfully fiendish. There’s definite barbs being stung here about the commercialisation of holiday occasions, Cochran is intent on restoring Halloween to the true meaning of its origins, creating a Silver Shamrock world order in the process. Kneale would take his name off the credits when the studio tampered with his vision, a shame because his core essence remains – even if Cochran as a Warlock Wicker Man type could well have been genius.
With John Carpenter and Debrah Hill over seeing things from their production chairs, the picture had supervision of some standing. Tommy Lee Wallace maybe directing but it feels like a Carpenter movie, from Dean Cundey’s photography – Carpenter’s foreboding synth musical score – and the sharpness of the horror scenes (which are excellent), it’s not hard to see the “non Michael Myers” Halloween series that Carpenter had envisaged after part 2 had been and gone.
Boosted by an irritatingly potent advertisement jingle (a Silver Shamrock variation on London Bridge is Falling Down) that counts down the days to Halloween and the day of carnage, Season of the Witch is consistently gnawing away at the senses. Having Atkins and O’Herlihy propping up the acting helps, both are reliable performers for this material, while the race against time finale has edge of the seat credentials.
It doesn’t all work of course, there’s some drag and the narrative feels schizophrenic at times, while if it wasn’t for Cundey’s camera work then Wallace’s inept direction of scenes would be over exposed. Yet as it asks Halloween franchise fans some forgiveness for not actually being part of the franchise, it delivers a smart sci-fi horror hybrid that’s not without shock and awe. 7/10
A Halloween movie with no Michael Meyers? Given most of the sequels were dreck, the third outing is an entertaining watch as a Halloween-themed thriller.
What did you expect? It’s the 80s.
Everything about this movie reeks of the 80s. I know there’s a lot of nostalgia these days about the 80s, but this move isn’t a part of it. The 80s really weren’t that great and neither is this movie. It tarnishes the franchise and it’s only connection to it is in name.
I regret every second of this movie I watched
If you came here to see Michael Myers, then leave before it’s too late. If you came here to see a cool horror/slasher, then leave because you won’t find literally anything good about it. Just this whole film doesn’t make any sense, the characters are bad, the playing is bad, the story is bad. I cannot find a single good aspect about this movie. I still can’t get over the fact that the doctor had sex with his dead patient’s daughter who he wasn’t sure if was underage or not. There is also not a single witch in this movie. Big spoiler. Seriously, don’t watch it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Tommy Lee Wallace
Writer Tommy Lee Wallace
Actors Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Michael Currie
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Dino De Laurentiis Productions, Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm