A big part of Spooptober is for me to talk about films that I feel don't get enough attention. However, sometimes I just like talking about movies that I genuinely enjoy. This is the latter.
I avoided Halloween III for a LONG time. When I was in fifth grade, I became obsessed with the Halloween series and would rent each one. However, due to my parents' warning, I avoided Halloween III for a very long time. I was told it was terrible and it lacked Michael Myers.
However, when I became a teenager, I began reading about horror films on the Internet. It's how I learned about movies like Dellamorte, Dellamore and Reanimator. Unfortunately, I was still broke and had to often wait to catch these movies on cable. When I was 18, I signed up for Netflix and began renting all the movie I had missed out on. Halloween III was one of these movies.
Finding out John Carpenter's original plan to make an anthology series makes me lament the fact this didn't come to fruition. We could have had some really cool and bizarre movies. I think the biggest detriment for this movie is being called Halloween III.
Because Halloween III has nothing to do with Michael Myers. It's about a small town where children get Halloween masks from a giant corporation with nefarious intent. Tommy Lee Wallace does a great job with directing and going off the TV adaptation of It and Fright Night 2, I really wish he made more horror movies.
I also really love the music as it sounds very similar to the OST of Escape from New York, which is interesting, considering the dystopia that will begin if Tom Atkins fails in his mission to stop the evil corporation.
Just a great horror film that is slowly receiving the love it deserves. If you skipped this because No MiChAeL MyErS, check this one out because it's definitely more deserving of praise than the tripe that is currently calling itself Halloween.