Updated: Jul 7, 2020
When this movie first released everyone blew it off just because it had nothing to do with Michael Myers. In fact, it is not well known that the Halloween franchise was originally planned to be an anthology. But due to the popularity of the killer, the idea of the anthology was nixed and instead we got countless sequel after sequel, a remake, and most recently a reboot that ignored all the other sequels.
Halloween 3 however has a cult following, and most famously introduced us to the Silver Shamrock song. So the premise is there are these masks being sold, and it is all an intricate plot dealing with the ancient practice of Samhain. The acting can be cheesy at times, but this movie is more known for the mask scene, which is very gross and gruesome. Plus Tom "Thrill Me" Atkins is in the movie playing a doctor who helps discover the nefarious plot.
I will say out of all the movies in the Halloween franchise, this one holds a special place in my heart for being so different and off the wall. It isn't perfect and no it doesn't have Michael Myers, but it didn't need to. If you have yet to see it, I cannot recommend it enough, and it is definitely a nice addition to have for Halloween festivities.
What are your thoughts on Halloween 3? Do you agree it was good to have a deviation from the Michael Myer ad infinitum plot? Would you have liked to see if this became an anthology like originally intended? Feel free to weigh in below!!!
Till next time, stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla-