10 Movie Sequels WAY Crazier Than The Original

8. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

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Halloween II will forever be remembered as the sequel that introduced the wildly divisive twist that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (Nick Castle) were siblings, but that's got nothing on the left-field insanity of the third movie.

For starters, Halloween III: Season of the Witch doesn't feature Myers at all, but rather focuses on a totally separate story as John Carpenter attempted to pivot Halloween into a horror anthology series.

As a result, the story slaloms into outwardly supernatural territory, focused on a company producing Halloween masks fitted with microchips which contain fragments of Stonehenge and will kill any children wearing them when their TV commercial airs.

By comparison, Carpenter's original Halloween seems positively serene, even pedestrian, focused as it is on a masked killer slaughtering his way across a podunk town.

This is without even getting into the fact that Season of the Witch also has robot doppelgangers, to top it all off.

Unsurprisingly Season of the Witch disappointed the many fans expecting to see The Shape, though decades removed from its release it's certainly recalled more fondly today.


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