Movies you missed: Halloween III

Okay, this one is going to be a little bit different. Most people have at least a passing awareness of the Halloween franchise and Michael Myers is an iconic character.

Then there’s this movie.

Before we get started, let me just make it clear that this will contain spoilers.

Warning complete.

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Where the Hell Is Michael?

The first thing to address and the thing that damaged this film’s reputation is the complete lack of The Shape. While the Halloween franchise is synonymous with the silent killer, this is not a Michael Myers film.

I can remember watching a Halloween marathon on USA sometime in the early 90s. This was my first time seeing part 2 and I enjoyed it, though not as much as the first installment.

Then we get to Halloween III: Season of the Witch. I didn’t even finish it once I realized that it was a departure for the series. For years I dismissed this film because of that.

I was wrong. Halloween III is an enjoyable horror movie. Plus, it takes place in a reality where the original Halloween exists, as evidenced by a television commercial that we see in this movie.

Speaking of commercials, they play a huge role in this film, but we’ll get to that in a bit. First, let’s take a look at why this movie is an outlier in the series.

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