Halloween III: Season of the Witch!
What better way to kick off October than with a Halloween horror classic that’s about a countdown to Halloween?
Unlike the other Halloween films, this movie has nothing to do with Michael Myers, who only makes a brief appearance in a TV commercial. This film stands alone in its greatness and has some iconic moments which includes three simple-yet-creepy Halloween masks with an accompanying seizure-inducing catchy commercial created by an ominous company called Silver Shamrock.
When a man shows up in a hospital gripping a rubber pumpkin mask, saying “They’re going to kill us. They’re going to kill us all!” and ends up having his skull mysteriously crushed in, the doctor on staff decides that it’ll be a good idea to figure out just what the fuck is going on.
The fact that the doctor wants to bang the dead guy’s hot daughter acts a motivator. Together, the doctor and the daughter of the skull-crushed dude, go out to the middle of nowhere to some creepy small town where the Silver Shamrock Factory is and find out the true meaning of Halloween.
Hint: it has to do with witches, Samhain, Stonehenge, and sacrifice!
I love the idea of a mass of kids buying scary masks and watching a Halloween countdown commercial that will eventually kill them and unleash murderous snakes and bugs on Halloween. It really captures the spirit of the season.
You can watch the full movie here until it gets deleted: