Michael Myers in Halloween and William Shatner in The Devil’s Rain
I don’t know what happened to Antonio Bay tonight. Something came out of the fog and tried to destroy us. In one moment, it vanished. But if this has been anything but a nightmare, and if we don’t wake up to find ourselves safe in our beds, it could come again. To the ships at sea who can hear my voice, look across the water, into the darkness. Look for the fog.
Season of the Witch may not be great, but it’s a decent effort full of unusual and memorable moments.Although it’s not officially Carpenter’s his fingerprints are all over it: The pitch black tone, the doomy synth soundtrack, the satire and of course Tom Atkins.It sits well alongside the likes of the overlooked Prince of Darkness and the equally underrated The Fog.
After the death of Michael Myers at the end of Halloween 2 Carpenter had come up with the idea of offering an entirely new and unrelated Halloween themed horror every year. Unfortunately Season of the Witch flopped, seemingly killing the franchise until the studio decided to bring Myers back a few years later.
I often think it would’ve been far more interesting if they had done away with Michael Myers and persevered with Carpenter’s plan.
I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes… the *devil’s* eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… *evil*.
This is not a dream… not a dream. We are using your brain’s electrical system as a receiver. We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream. We are transmitting from the year one, nine, nine, nine. You are receiving this broadcast in order to alter the events you are seeing. Our technology has not developed a transmitter strong enough to reach your conscious state of awareness, but this is not a dream. You are seeing what is actually occurring for the purpose of causality violation.