March 22, 2004


Sinker on Donovan's 'Season of the Witch'. Has anyone seen the gratifyingly weird Romero movie(which features the Donovan tune)?

Posted by mark at March 22, 2004 09:09 PM | TrackBack

Aye, have seen it a while ago. Rather good occult-horror-coming-to-suburbia type film; all very disconcerting in the way Romero films it. Lots of faded, bright colours, and a similar style of quick-cutting to something like Lester's 'Petulia'.

Posted by: Tom May at March 23, 2004 01:11 AM

the third "Halloween" movie (which had nothing to do with any of the others in the series) was also called "Season Of The Witch", and was pretty bad but is totally ripe for a remake (evil genius plots to kill the world's children with Halloween masks implanted with a computer chip that, when activated by a television program, causes snakes, spiders, etc. to burst from the victim's head)...

Posted by: Henry Scollard at March 23, 2004 08:21 PM

SotW also featured over the end credits of Gus Van Sant's To Die For. Great song. Time for a Donovan reappraisal? Among some right twee rubbish he wrote some crackers: Barabajagal? Hurdy-Gurdy Man? Sunshine Superman? Ahhh

Posted by: Peter at March 23, 2004 09:19 PM

three more days to halloween! halloween! halloween! i love when Franchise Art becomes the vehicle for critiques of the evil commercialisation of leisure industry!

Posted by: mark s at March 23, 2004 10:37 PM

I haven't seen Halloween 3 - what no Michael Myers? - but I have seen Season of the Witch ages ago; remember it as creepily suburban, slightly reminiscent of his Martin.

Posted by: mark k-punk at March 23, 2004 10:55 PM

I presume you all gather 'SOTW' is showing next week on terrestrial TV [presumably C4, ASAIK]?

Posted by: Tom May at March 26, 2004 02:18 AM