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By James Whittington, Saturday 26th October 2019
It's the one where no one came home. It's the one without Michael Myers. It's the one that stalled at the box-office but gained a huge cult following over the last 37 years or so!
Yes, Halloween III: Season of the Witch is the movie which split the Halloween fanbase right down the middle but was supposed to be the relaunch of the brand name.
Here's 10 fear-filled facts you might not know about this classic horror and catch the movie on Horror October 31st at 10.55pm.10) The film was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace who also provides the voice on those classic Silver Shamrock commercials. 9) Speaking of which, the infamous Silver Shamrock jingle is actually the old nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down, but hey, "Six more days to Halloween" etc is so much cooler to sing! 8) If you want to be pedantic, Michael Myers does appear in the movie, in an advert on TV for a showing of the original Halloween movie! 7) Nigel Kneale, the creator of many science fiction classics, most notable the character of Bernard Quatermass, wrote the original script but has his name removed after he saw how violent the piece had become during production. 6) Dick Warlock, who plays an assassin in the movie also played The Shape in Halloween II (1981) 5) Look out for the names of the film crew when Dr Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins) looks through the hotel register. 4) The idea for Halloween III was to carry on the name with a series of unconnected movies which would be released each Halloween. Due to the poor box-office return this idea was scrapped. 3) Though John Carpenter didn't direct he did compose and electrifying score. 2) Joe Dante was approached to direct but, according to legend, he chose to direct a segment for The Twilight Zone Movie (1983) namely "It's A Good Life". 1) The voice heard announcing the curfew in the town is actually Jamie Lee Curtis!
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