Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, the day has finally come – it’s Halloween! 31 days. 64 films. I couldn’t think of a better way to put the kibosh on this epic month of movie watching than with the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers.
No, not The Love Guru Michael Myers – I’m talking about THE Michael Myers, as in the silent stalker from John Carpenter‘s 1978 classic, Halloween. Today’s final entry of 2012’s 31 Days of Horror is a triple-feature including Halloween, Rick Rosenthal‘s 1981 sequel, Halloween II, and Tommy Lee Wallace‘s 1982 cult film, Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
“Death has come to your little town, Sheriff. You can either ignore it, or you can help me stop it!”
Season of the Witch Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Dominic Sena
Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham, Christopher Lee
Rogue / Relativity Media
Originally Released: January 7, 2011
Lead us not into temptation”¦
Like the title says, this Dominic Sena movie is about a witch. Or is it?
Establishing itself during the middle ages, full of religious persecution, the Crusades, and the Plague, Season of the Witch (totally unrelated to the 1972 George Romero classic of the same name; or the third chapter of the Halloween franchise) is a journey movie, that is essentially a medieval (and tamer) homage of The Exorcist, taking influence from adventure films such as Lord of the Rings, National Treasure, and more.
“¦or is it?
With the grandiosity of the above description being fairly accurate, Season of the Witch actually falls short of the epic feel of the comparisons above. In fact, the movie has been critically panned since its release, rightful in some areas, but snubbing one particular element worth highlighting: While many areas of the film are a bit of a let-down, there is a fun aspect to the film that props it up, making it a movie worth checking out at least once.