Cult Film Review: Halloween III Season of the Witch

“No more days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!  Silver Shamrock!”

Just in time for Halloween, we’re investigating the oddball sequel of the Halloween films.  The strange thing about this film is it has NOTHING to do with Michael Myers and his killings.  Long story short, Halloween was pitched as an anthology series, with this being a part of it.  After that idea was scrapped, this film faded into the abyss… even though the Return of Michael Myers was “Halloween 4.”

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The Doc Speaks: Found Footage, bane of the horror fandom!

Old Man ranting
Expect A LOT of this here

There’s one somewhat controversial topic among fans of science fiction and horror cinema and that’s the “Found Footage” genre. If there’s one way to make hardcore horror fans foaming at the mouth, it’s bringing up that film style. Being a spin-off of the Exploitation Film, it’s expected to be hailed as schlock film making. Now, that’s not to say the entire genre is awful, because that’s just not true. While I’m a stubborn arse and abhor the genre through and through, I recognize that there are indeed some good films. Take Chronicle! It was a coming of age superhero film from a different perspective. And ya know what? I’m not sure if the film would have had the same impact if it was done as a traditional style movie. Granted, this isn’t a horror picture. And controversial opinion time, for being a wretched film that spawned a worse trend, I find Cannibal Holocaust to be a fascinating film. In the end, the film makers were the real horrors, not the tribe they were trying to exploit (despite some actions we wouldn’t find acceptable under any means.) Again, it’s not a good movie (and probably illegal), but it’s still an interesting one. And take The Blair Witch Project. I’m not a fan, but I can admit that parts of it were pretty suspenseful and well crafted. It was basically a documentary with weird stuff thrown in, as the actors didn’t know what to expect either. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the few bits I can admire. I’m here to talk about a relentless fad that makes horror fans shriek in disgust. So, since the fun part of this ends, let’s have at it… after a bit of whiskey!
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