Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 HorrorFest #5

Alright, this one was supposed to be posted sometime yesterday, but I got too tired last night to do it.

#7 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982 - Tommy Lee Wallace, dir.)

Since watching this movie, it's been difficult to shake this song.

Yes, we even find ourselves singing it to the baby. And honestly, Silver Shamrock seems like a decent place to work. Full medical and dental, four weeks of paid vacation per year, and a decent heads-up with regard to not having one of those medallions anywhere near you when it comes time for the "big giveaway."

If none of this makes sense to you, then you should make sure to watch this movie. You needn't have seen the two previous Halloween films, since this is a standalone story. On its surface, it's about a guy played by Tom Atkins (who later went on to play lead in another awesome horror flick, Night of the Creeps) who works to uncover the truth behind a novelty Halloween company set on using witchcraft to take over the world. This company actually has its own town, and along with it a set of oppressive rules like a mandatory curfew and little means for its residents to contact the outside world.

What the movie is really about is how this guy has every woman he meets wrapped around his finger. He's got an ex-wife who allows him to come and go as he pleases, he's very chummy (in a sexually-charged way) with one of the lady doctors he visits in the lab, and he uses his animal magnetism to charm his way into bed with Stacey Nelkin's character, Ellie Grimbridge, whom he's helping to investigate the death of her father.

Oh, and there are also themes about consumerism and the untrustworthiness of corporations. But in the end, all you're left with is a man, a mustache, and an ability to mack women as he sees fit.

Boobs?: Almost, but not really. Ellie emerges from a shower and can be seen through frosted glass. In my book, that doesn't qualify. However, the casual viewer can tell that her below-the-belt flocculence (to borrow a term from 2011 Topps A&G) is substantial.

To close, make sure you find a way to see this movie. And think twice about viewing the video below. It just might result in bugs, and then snakes, streaming out of your skull.


jaybarkerfan said...

Love it. Silver Shamrock. Its almost time for the big giveaway. Put on your masks kids and get in front of the tv. Its almost time for the Silver Shamrock giveaway.gulat

Colbey said...

Thanks! Now I can't get that stupid song out of my head! 10:00 AM - I've got my whole day ahead of me and I'll be humming that all day long.