Halloween III is definitely the “forgotten” Halloween movie and is pretty much slammed by many horror fans. The reason for that is pretty simple: it’s the one without Michael Myers. (Although there are a few references to him, so there is that.)
I’ve seen this before, but not in years. I remember not really liking it, so I was happy to discover that it’s actually pretty good. Who knew?
The story centers around this weird company, Silver Shamrock. They’ve made Halloween masks for kids and have been running commercials (in literally EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BLOCK) counting down to Halloween and urging kids to watch at 9 p.m. on October 31 for the big giveaway. But there’s something weird going on, too.
A man was found clutching a Silver Shamrock mask and completely incoherent. He was hospitalized and quickly murdered by someone who then set himself and his car on fire. The murdered man’s daughter and his doctor team up to try and figure out why the man was so obsessed with and disturbed by the mask.
It’s not a very scary movie, but it’s incredibly entertaining. Even so, I think this movie would be much better regarded if it were just called “Season of the Witch.” If it’s a Halloween movie, Michael Myers (and his knife) need to be involved.