Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Halloween Intervention

I have to do this.

I didn't want to, but I had to. I have some friends making the claim below, and it's time to call them out. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! I'm looking at YOU, R!

It is time for me to make an announcement, and it is this: Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is not now, nor has it ever been, a good movie. It is in fact, a BAD movie. Does that make it devoid of enjoyment? Hell naw! Some of my favorite movies could never in a million years be caled good; I am a connoisseur of celluloid cheese and gobble it frequently, I collect shite film the same way an oenophile collects vintage bottles.

It IS however an interesting idea, a hilarious watch, and enjoyable if for no reason beyond that always delectable Tom Atkins.

But good? It features anemic British robots barfing up frozen orange juice concentrate. This isn't The Exorcist, folks.

What the hell is that face from space up there supposed to be?

That being said, I would LOVE a poster of the above shot; that shot of the trick-or-treaters against the orange sky is straight up awesome.


Watch this. This is a happy song! You'll sing along! Right up to the part where you bore your ear canal out with a drill because you can't get that fuckin' tune out of your head!


Nojh said...

You'd think I'd learn by now not to watch any videos Stac posts...

Cins said...

But you see, that is WHY I'm growing to love Halloween III. Its so rediculous! It reminds me slightly of Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt. Its campy and grotesque and give me the oogies...mostly because it is filmed in that late 70's early 80's time aka...the greasy period.
I didn't even have to press play on the video. The song is already in my head....bitch.

Last I checked, fright rags had the Halloween III poster on a T-shirt....just sayin...

Stac said...

Nojh: You'd think! But admit it-- the thrill of knowing outweighs the irritation! That's what I tell myself, anyway, while I hum that damn song.

Cins: Oh, I love it too! I just laugh at the misinformed who claim it's actually a good movie when, in fact, it is not!

SWEET! I need that t!

A Cinematic Slice of Cheese said...

@Cins I want to revive NieBuck and call it Oily T Zone.

Halloween III I have realized is a guilty pleasure movie of mine. Not because it is a cinematic masterpiece or a misunderstood horror gem: it is because it is one of the biggest pieces of shit ever committed to celluloid. And that damn song is way too catchy for it's own good.

If I were to remake this, I would change the heads of the kids being turned into snakes and insects to either the heads blow up, or the heads melt so badly that the masks are stuck into the skills of the kids and thus meaning they must be buried in the grotesque masks.

However, with that said, in order for this film to be a serious horror film, it requires a ton more rewrites than that one.

Stac said...

Cinematic: Thank you! That's EXACTLY how I feel about it! I enjoy he HELL out of it, but I seriously have friends who claim it's a rough diamond. C'mon, people! Stuff doesn't have to be good to be, well, GOOD.