When John Carpenter and Debra Hill decided to turn the Halloween franchise into an anthology - telling a completely new story each year with no returning characters (but probably returning cast members) - I was intrigued. At the time they certainly seemed to have put Michael Myers down for the count in Halloween II - and the idea of all new stories where anyone could die at any time seemed to be a pretty refreshing idea.
|This one starts off with the Silver Shamrock company and their three cool new masks - Skull, Jack o' Lantern, and Witch.|
Then a mask store owner turns up dead under suspicious circumstances - and he had one of these masks clutched
in a death grip.
|It has something to do with these guys - and looking at them - can't you just tell?|
|The mask store owner's daughter and the doctor treating him when he was killed team up to investigate...|
|...but more people die. And, pretty horribly.|
|The culprit - demented mask maker Conal Cochran. His plan? Bigger than anyone could ever imagine.|
|No child is safe...|
|STOP IT! STOP IT!!|
I love this movie - it's very different from what came before - and certainly from what came after.
Until our final post for this Halloween Postathon - you Can Poke Me With A Mask, Cause I Am Outta Here!