I blame the new HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones for this post. Not that that’s a bad thing – because it’s actually a stellar 4-part film that showcases the ups and downs of producers and innovators Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. And in doing so, it goes to great lengths to make you want to seek out their music after you watch it. Which is what I ended up doing by revisiting Dr. Dre’s album Chronic 2001. And upon doing so, I listened to this song right here:
Now, any true horror fan will recognize that piano melody as John Carpenter’s theme from Halloween. Granted, this is Dr. Dre’s take on it in his song ‘Murder Ink’ – but it’s still the Halloween theme nonetheless and always cool to see it pop up in a hip hop song, or song in general. Ice-T also sampled it for his song ‘The Tower’ from his Original Gangster album. But all of this got me to thinking about the other iconic Halloween franchise music that needs to be sampled…….The ‘Silver Shamrock’ jingle from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch!
It could be that I’m just giddy because it’s Friday, but somebody needs to sample this soon, right? Anyone??? Ok, it might just be me. But anyway, maybe I’ll make it my mission to find a producer willing to take the plunge down the Silver Shamrock rabbit hole and create some music magic. Now if only I could find someone to get on the phone and make some calls for me to make this thing happen……………
During these election times where we have to decide between a dumbass and a liar (up to you to decide who is who) for the presidency, my right to vote is now more important than ever. Sarcasm overflowing there, I think we can use that right to vote on something more meaningful……..like what is your favorite mask from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch?!
For me, I give my vote to the skull. I’ve always had a bit of thing for skeletons, so no surprise with my choice. Not much of a witch guy and the pumpkin is too cute (except when snakes and bugs are coming out of it’s head), so for me it’s the skull all day every day. The great news is that you can grab a replication of these masks over at Trick Or Treat Studios. Btw, I stumbled upon a a great ad from an old Starlog magazine for the original Don Post version masks that you could purchase, with the skull being the cheapest which is maybe another reason why I like it the most. Take a look below and feel free to share what YOUR favorite mask is!
Here we go. The Halloween movie that everyone either loves or loves to hate. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch came out in 1982, but with one small omission. There was no Michael Myers. What?!! Blasphemy!! That’s right kids, no Michael Myers. Instead, he would be replaced by an evil mastermind of a Halloween mask company called Silver Shamrock who planned on killing millions of kids on Halloween night by placing pieces of a stolen Stonehenge boulder into their Halloween masks! This stuff just writes itself. Panned by critics as well as fueling outrage from the faithful Halloween moviegoers, this entry into the franchise did poorly at the box office, but slowly started to develop a much deserved cult following.
Yes, I am on the one side of the electric fence that feels that this movie is a guilty pleasure, especially around Halloween time and I’ll gladly burn at the stake for thinking that. Continue reading →