Sunday, December 10, 2006

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The non-Michael Myers Halloween film. While it lacks Michael and the very, very talkative Dr. Loomis, it does have Tom "Thrill Me" Atkins, who later starred in one of my absolute favorite movies, Night of the Creeps. I remember there being a ton of hatred for this movie, seemingly only because it tried to do something other than just having Michael ice people, while Loomis talked alot while trying to stop him. But movie fans seem to have started warming up to it recently. 20 years after directing Halloween III, Tommy Lee Wallace went on to direct another film in a series John Carpenter started, the Bon Jovian film Vampires: Los Muertos.

I personally blame the movie's overall lack of success on that godforsaken Silver Shamrock music. Hearing that highpitched "8 more days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween" jingle is enough to drive someone batshit insane. My finger was on the fast forward button the whole time just in case that song started up. Which it did, many, many times. I swear, if there was just one more day till Halloween in the movie I would've gotten up and run headfirst into the TV, killing the TV, probably myself, and most importantly, stopping that goddamn jingle. Check out track 7 of the soundtrack, you'll feel the same way.

Fortunately, that is a small part of the soundtrack. The rest of the music by Alan Howarth, and JC himself (John Carpenter, not Jesus) is appropriately spooky and eerie, and does not make you want to kill yourself.

1. Main Title (02:55)2. Chariots of Pumpkins (03:24)3. Drive to Santa Mira (02:29)4. Starker and Marge (01:53)5. First Chase (03:09)6. Robots at the Factory (02:00)7. Halloween Montage (01:38)Last track of side 1 of LP. Announcer: Tommy Lee Wallace8. Hello Grandma (04:53)9. The Rock (03:25)10. Challis Escapes (03:30)11. South Corridor (02:58)12. Goodbye Ellie (04:09)

9 comments:

Ro††eN said...

Dude, Im lookin for more Lucio Fulci stuff, like Symphony of Fear maybe... or the Zombi 2 soundtrack. if you could hook that up Im sure other people would appreciate it as well. LONG LIVE FULCI!

Johnny Congo said...

Thanks i love this soundtrack, and it's such an underrated film. Sweet!

Dekko said...

Excellent... I've wanted the score for this for years, and I can use the "Silver Shamrock" song to irritate friends as a bonus.

Skulla Petra Lunga said...

Nice one!

BTW, you can go ahead and link up to Slaughtered Lambs new outpost. No need for super secrecy. Just wanted to be off the Blogger servers.

-Skulla

Skulla Petra Lunga said...

Nice one!

BTW, you can go ahead and link up to Slaughtered Lambs new outpost. No need for super secrecy. Just wanted to be off the Blogger servers.

-Skulla

mike said...

Any chance for Halloween 5, 7, or 8 OST's??

Octavi said...

Thanks again!!!

Carpenter is the best, maybe is not a great composer, but his music remains for ever in memory!!!

Scott said...

Thank you so much for posting this!

I thought this film was great. For branching off from the Myers story, they created a pretty scary plot (even though the movie IS 80's cheese LOL).

The soundtrack is great though, similar in its spookiness as the original film & soundtrack.

mike roman said...

thanks a lot for sharing! a little electronic communism goes a long long way.

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