Halloween III table read to benefit charity featuring top horror stars

Cerina Vincent and Tiffany Shepis (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Cerina Vincent and Tiffany Shepis (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) /

A Halloween III: Season of the Witch table read will be taking place on Oct. 28 via Scripts Gone Wild to benefit Everytown. Some heavy hitter horror stars will be performing including Tiffany Shepis, Cerina Vincent, Ted Raimi and Danielle Harris.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch was an intriguing experiment. Although it opened in 1982 to poor reviews from critics and angry indifference from fans of the John Carpenter franchise, it has in subsequent years been elevated to cult status.

Much like Evil Dead where Ash Williams died (well, he was supposed to die), Halloween II was all about the demise of Michael Myers. The saga of Laurie Strode was to have ended with that film.

However, since it did so well at the box office, Debra Hill and Carpenter were approached to do another production. Apparently, Hill had an idea where Halloween would become an anthology and each year on the holiday, a new movie would be released.

While the premise of Halloween III was interesting and quite inventive for the early 80’s, old world witchcraft meets modern technology with terrifying results, it didn’t catch on. Thus, ending any hopes of creating a spin-off series of films despite having a cast led by the very capable and talented, Tom Atkins.

Enough time has passed where horror fans have begun to appreciate and embrace this stand-alone venture. Now, admirers of Halloween III: Season of the Witch can revisit the film thanks to Scripts Gone Wild.

The YouTube site in conjunction with the charity, Everytown, (“movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities”) will be presenting a table read of the last film that Debra Hill and John Carpenter worked on as a team.

Featuring top horror stars, Tiffany Shepis, Ted Raimi, Cerina Vincent, Danielle Harris and Lew Temple, the production will be narrated by the co-writer of the reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Chris Thomas Devlin.

This stellar event is free and can be found on SGW’s YouTube channel at this link.


You can catch Halloween III: Season of the Witch on Oct. 28 at 7:30 PT/10:30 ET.

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