If you are like me, then the nostalgia of great pulp horror from the 1980s is just too good to pass up. For this article, you horror fans are going to get a special treat, especially if you are into the outcast film of the Halloween franchise, Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
“The True Apex Predator!”
YouTube producer “exnoctem” took a drive out to Loleta, California, which doubled for the industrial company town Santa Mira in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and he got some really great access to former filming locations that fans of the film are sure to recognize.
What’s interesting to note is that a lot of the key scenes filmed in Halloween III: Season of the Witch actually took place in the same town, even though they were different towns in the movie. One scene in particular was when Dr. Challis (Tom Atkins) was walking down the sidewalk in Santa Mira with some whiskey and a man came out of the alley and begged for a drink. That same alley is right next to the fictional toy and novelty store that Ellie’s father owned before he was killed.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch- If only some people looked at this movie differently, they would see it isn’t as bad as people say. pic.twitter.com/KiYNR7ReUx
— Ryan Foster (@Gojifan99) April 7, 2017
But when our host got access to the milk bottling plant that had been fenced off from the public, that is where many of the scenes from Halloween III: Season of the Witch started to look the most familiar. He even used scenes from the film to help give us fans some perspective.
“Death is an illusion!”
Although the bottling plant that doubled as the home for Silver Shamrock Novelties has fallen into a state of disrepair, it was quite nice to see some of the real life locations that came out of a classic film like Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Even though the film is considered the bastard son of the Halloween franchise, it still has a cult following of horror fans and was also the direct result of John Carpenter insistence that it did not have Michael Myers in it, despite the special cameos on the TV sets.
Check out the video below.
[Featured Image by Dino De Laurentiis Corporation/Universal Pictures]
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