"a pod movie, not a knife movie"(Debra Hill). People thought "Let's make Halloween 3 an anthology sequel about a nationwide technowitchcraft irish conspiracy focused on sacrificing children using android bodysnatchers & capitalism & the heroes are a doctor and his impromptu girlfriend but also it's nihilistic" and it's so into it & of its time & authentic,and it's a fucking outstanding piece of 80's american cinema.
An annoying repetitive commercial jingle makes you want to tear out your eardrums and throw the bloody parts on the screen before the film is finished. The film seem more targeted to children with the exception of a dark death scene involving a drill. The film title is really against this one as this is more a variation of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with comedic moments than a true horror movie.
Ironically, it feels carpenteresque more than any other sequel. Departure from the original score brings the rendition with just as catchy commercial theme. It breathes with sense of dread even during sunny October daylight - and that's largely because of industrial, claustrophobic and almost deserted environment. Although it drags at time, killing scenes and make-up effects are the best in the entire franchise.
This movie is thoroughly enjoyable, though its cultish followers (and recent cultish revivalists) tend to embellish on that. What I find most strange is the fact that anyone deemed it necessary to establish that all of the female characters in the film either now have or at one time have had a desire to have sex with Tom Atkins. Aside from being unlikely, it's narratively gratuitous.
It's really no wonder that people reacted poorly to this after the tense, thrill-a-minute first two installments. This tale of techno pagans transmogrifying children's skulls into piles of snakes and spiders obviously isn't for everyone and it's admittedly quite dull, but its highs are extremely high and it earns a recommendation based on uniqueness alone.
After Halloween II, Carpenter planned to take the Halloween franchise in a new direction. He wanted to do a series of anthology films that were only connected by the fact that they took place around Halloween. The first of the these films was Halloween III, but since it bombed the studio decided to just go back to Michael Myers... This is a creative and pulpy horror film and I wished we had gotten more like it!
Una película que tenía para superar las expectativas, pero no se salva de ciertos problemas de verosimilitud que pudieron corregirse con una sola poca de atención. Muy a pesar, tiene de atractivo en su historia que apunta al secreto público, usurpadores de cuerpos, venganzas desequilibradas, máscaras que pulverizan cráneos. Lo mejor y más osado: los niños son las víctimas. Eso la convierte en una historia macabra.
These are MY 5-star flicks, so Tough Titty-Toenails if you don't agree! I'm all about this one! A techno-warlock and his corporate android-minions plot to take back Halloween by using its very own mass-consumerism against it and sending millions of mask-wearing kiddies into (presumably) the sacrifice-thirsty mandibles of long-dormant Celtic deities. Better than that "Michael Myers is my brother/uncle" nonsense!
Stand alone entry originally intentioned as a yearly Halloween series of separate films that this film killed by performing so poorly. Problem being the silly scripting involving pagan magic, possessed Halloween masks and perhaps the worst doctor ever. Uninspired and hokey though the score from Carpenter is memorable as is unfortunately the damn jingle that is played incessantly.