What's so frustrating about Halloween III failing to find an audience early on is that it means we missed out on various other Halloween-related projects that Carpenter could have cooked up. 4 responses to “Interview: Tom Atkins talks Creepshow, Halloween III, and Night of the Creeps” bozodeathgod says: August 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm . And as soon as she walked out of the room, we all said, "Whoa, she's it. And I thought it was a terrific story. And I thought, "God, if a bomb landed on this apartment, the horror genre would be in deep shit." He is one of the most beloved actors in the horror genre - always being the hero! He did, yeah. And Fred said he's got something in the works, but I'm not sure if it's a Night of the Creeps 2 or "revisited," but it's something he's working on. The misunderstood Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is the best sequel in the entire franchise, specifically because it tries to do something different. But Tommy and I had a couple of meetings talking about the film. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a … I did My Bloody Valentine 3D, and Drive Angry, and now a film called "Trick.". And I met with Tommy a couple of times. - August 21, 2019 12:12 am EDT. Intriguingly, that sets up the idea that the first two Halloween … Cool that he’s doing so much stage work, I love that guy. He's a lot of fun. This week, our own Johnny Hollywood has an exclusive interview with one of the best character actors out there. They actually just announced a release date for Trick. Honest to God. $19.90. You're going to make it like a comic book, right?" That was kind of it. Oh my God. 11:40 PM PST We don't like that.". But they have developed an incredible following over the years. She was just precious. And Tommy Lee Wallace finished it up and directed it. Time has indeed been kinder to the sequel, as genre enthusiasts become more vocal about their love of … See which other trailers racked up the views this year. We went to a gathering at George's house during the making of Creepshow, his apartment at the time. I would love that." by Steve Barton March 15, 2010, 9:51 pm. What a wonderful, wonderful man. He makes the masks that kills kids and turns their heads into bugs when a commercial comes on, but you manage to save them at the end. I said, "Yeah, I love it, it seems like it'll just be a blast to make. He had great ideas for this film. But would you do me a favor and do the dad in the wraparound, the beginning and the end?" Can you believe that? There's so many wonderful ghost stories out there, Halloween stories. You've spoken before about first meeting him at a screening of Halloween, but when did you first decide to collaborate? I think some English guy wrote the first half of that, the first draft, and then left the project. If you are a fan of Halloween III, buy this. In Stock. How does it feel seeing how devoted fans are after the movies didn't do well in their initial release? Who would have thought, 30 years later, you'd get an action figure for the film? Good on him. I'm happy to hear that, that's it's got a Halloween release. You continued collaborating on projects like Escape from New York and Halloween III, did you just click in a way that inspired you to keep working with him? And [director] Fred [Dekker] has talked about making a sequel with all the same people, except, I guess, Steve Marshall, who got dead. Halloween Iii Season Of The Witch 1982 Tom Atkins Nancy Kyes Stacey Nelkin Dan O Herlihy Stock Photo Alamy Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween 3 Cameo That Nobody Noticed Halloween Iii Halloween Iii Stacey Nelkin Tom Atkins Dr Dan Stock Photo Alamy I agree, honestly. I lived in the Pittsburgh area, and he called this casting woman, and asked her, "I'm coming to shoot a movie, My Bloody Valentine 3D there, in the Pittsburgh area, and I wondered could you get an interview with Tom Atkins for me?" He was about nine, then. Stephen King wrote it, and he wants to play that. I love Night of the Creeps and Halloween III, too. Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shudder On Twitter Darcy Kinky Horror Is Ride Or Die For Halloween Iii Tom Atkins Cosplay Included … Classic T-Shirt. All rights reserved. And when anyone asks, you always have the perfect response to Michael Myers and Halloween III. These include an audio commentary by the director and an audio commentary by Tom Atkins. Oct 21st. That's terrific. It was great being with them. We just made the best movie we could from what we had. This is a limited edition Steelbook of 10,000 units and is not expected to be around too long, especially as we approach Halloween this month. And he and Debra Hill produced Halloween III. Since the price has not come … I love Patrick. Do you have a favorite Tom Atkins film? And I thought, "Cheese and crackers, you guys are crazy. ComicBook.com: Your first big, starring role in horror came with The Fog, leading to a number of not just genre films, but collaborations with filmmaker John Carpenter. Despite Michael Myers and Laurie Strode not being a part of Halloween 3: Season of the Witch's story, both characters had a minor presence in the sequel, kind of. I said, "Well, yeah, I would love to play that Jordy guy and get eaten by the swamp grass. on Who would? I don't think Michael Myers ever came up in any of our discussions about the film. Tom Atkins is the man! Did they really? Jamie Lee's about to start another one soon. Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Well, The Fog was a nice opener and so was Escape from New York, both of those were terrific. And they're right there with me, and they've grown in number over the years. Price: US $9.99. And, oh my God, it was hysterical. And he told me half my lower face would be ripped off by a pickaxe and go flying out over the audience's right shoulder, into the corner of the movie theater. We start off the show discussing the anticipation of interviewing Tom Atkins of Halloween 3, The Fog, Night of the Creeps and My Bloody Valentine. He was a great guy. At one point, a commercial for the original Halloween film can be seen in the bar lead character Dan Challis (Tom Atkins) is drinking at, featuring clips from the film. ComicBook.com recently caught up with the actor to discuss his impressive credits, his response to die-hard fans, and what the future holds. 2:05 – 2:59 It is easily the best looking it has ever looked! They're going to screen Halloween III and, I think, Night of the Creeps. So he's going to play it. And even the studios that own them. Genre icon Tom Atkins spoke with me about his new horror film, Trick, which will be released in select theaters and on Digital this Friday, October 18, via RLJE Films. Did he tell you to keep your schedule clear for that? I'll reach out to him." He was so easy to talk to and be around. And she did. If you are a fan of Halloween III, buy this. He did everything here until Bruiser. This is a limited edition Steelbook of 10,000 units and is not expected to be around too long, especially as we approach Halloween this month. Tom Atkins is the man! And I met John that night. After We Collided nabbed the #1 spot in our top trailers of 2020. You probably never expected that when you were seeing the films' opening box office. And he said, "I want you to play this sheriff, Jimmy Burke, in this film, but when I tell you how you die, you might not want to do it." on Tom Atkins doesn’t really need an introduction. And he said, "I can't. Nice interview, Atkins is very underappreciated. Throughout the '80s, one of the biggest genre actors was Tom Atkins, who starred in The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Creepshow, Night of the Creeps, and more. Celebrate Tom Atkins’ 85th birthday with a signature shirt from Fright-Rags featuring the cult actor as Dr. Challis in a production still from Halloween III: Season of the Witch. You're nuts.". I don't think it's that close to being done. Daniel "Dan" Challis is the main protagonist in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, played by Tom Atkins.. I'm looking forward to Trick now too. I miss him so much. FLIX (602), Fri, Dec 04 By Yayasheshe. 1:35 AM PST Tom is best known for his roles in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch and Night of The Creeps. And not long thereafter, he invited me to the role of Nick Castle in The Fog. By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, By Patrick Cavanaugh That happened, I guess, from The Fog and Halloween III, and Escape, and Creepshow, and the movies that I had done. It was John's intention to do an anthology of Halloween movies. And it was Stephen King's son Joe played my son. Bright colors." 0:01 – 2:00. And he said, "Anything in there you like particularly?" Aside from those cult classics, Tom has over 83 acting credits to his … And my first professional meeting with him was on the set of The Fog. With Hesseman in Tarantula As Buddy in 1977 nature-gone-wrong horror Tarantula: The Deadly Cargo (which was actually nominated for 2 primetime Emmys for sound design), Atkins … Hell, yeah.". Final Thoughts. Halloween III: Season of the Witch follows Dr. Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, who uncover a dangerous plot by Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy), owner of the company Silver Shamrock Novelties, which produces Halloween masks targeted at children … Sleeveless Top. Tom Atkins: We met at that screening, and I went with my wife from California, which we're no longer together, and a friend of hers, they kept leaning over and hiding their eyes, and saying, "Can we look now? 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From the beginning of the scene until we wrapped that scene, I kept trying to reassure him that I would not. That station shut down, and then they were all saved. And I slap him because he talks back to me. joeybot says: August 11, 2013 at 6:54 am . It cracks me up. Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a 1982 American science fiction horror film and the third installment in the Halloween film series.It is the first film to be written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. It was like I had known him all my life. I think it just got a distributor, and about to go with Paul Salamoff, who wrote and directed it. The Horror Hero Glory Of Character Actor Tom Atkins Nerdist . Trick lands in select theaters and On Demand on October 18th. We just saw each other out in Chicago at a convention, a Night of the Creeps reunion, a week and a half ago. And the money people said, "No, we just want to keep making Michael Myers movies, and we can make a lot of money on them. John Carpenter and Debra Hill, the creators of Halloween, return as producers. Two films. Horror movies in the '80s just wouldn't be the same without Tom Atkins. Tom Atkins Halloween 3. Halloween II / Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Double Feature) REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, Sugar Free/Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy, 8.8 Ounce Bag (Pack of 3) Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982 Authentic 27" x 41" Original Movie Poster Rolled Fine, Very Good Dan O'Herlihy Horror U.S. Sign in to check out … I love that, I'm so appreciative. But we never talked about Michael Myers, honestly. No one. They did not get a big releases, well, I guess Halloween III did, a little bit, but Night of the Creeps didn't and neither did Fred's other film, Monster Squad, which I think is also a wonderful film. Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. And I said, "Oh, we're on. Tom Atkins Talks Halloween 3D. There's been so much excitement, you even got your own action figure for that movie. Now's a good time. He said he was shooting for this Halloween. Atkins plays Daniel Challis, an ER doctor who is suddenly thrust into the worldwide conspiracy to destroy the children of the world involving a sinister halloween mask company called Silver Shamrock, hits all the notes you expect from vintage Atkins. And I barely brushed his face with my fingers. Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. We had a good time doing it here, in the Burgh. It was just great. So, we'll see. Tom Atkins, Halloween 3 (1982) Film ČSFD.cz, Tom Atkins filmy ČSFD.cz, filmografie z ČSFD.cz It's called "Encounter." And we're going to make another one down in Augusta, called "Into the Grey," sometime in the fall, later this year. An Atkins Lite Lager or a Dekker. But since this Halloween III is already in the chute, you can make that, but don't make any more different ones. And we had a great time and a good working relationship. I'm sure it was financially rewarding for everybody to do the Michael Myers movies. When we shot the scene where I told the kid I don't want him to read that shit anymore, this "horror crap, where do you get this crap?" We already mentioned Trick is coming out on October 18th, any other films you've got coming up? So they got that off the air. Let us know in the comments below or hit up @TheWolfman on Twitter to talk all things horror and Star Wars! I laugh at that every time I see it. Not only did Atkins star in a number of compelling films over the course of his career, but he also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the genre. He is known in the Halloween series for playing Daniel Challis in Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Oct 22nd. You know, there wasn't. All actors – Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter, Garn Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Jonathan Terry, Al Berry, Wendy Wessberg show all “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” Quotes 18 quotes The man and his mustache are mostly known for roles in Night of the Creeps (1986), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982 – read our retro review here), and The Fog (1980), and for being a fan favorite at your local horror convention. He said, "I'll send it to you, and tell me what you think." Halloween Iii Season Of The Witch 1982 Tom Atkins Nancy Kyes Stacey Nelkin Dan O Herlihy Stock Photo Alamy . So it sounds like you and everyone else were confident enough in the film that you were never really concerned about making a Halloween movie without Michael Myers? It wouldn't be authentic without the beer cans. And I think of the three of us, Halloween III was great for me, it was a wonderful job and a lot of people come up when it came out, angry that Michael Myers wasn't in it. Cast and Crew I've had the opportunity to meet and chat with. And we got along well, and he knows exactly what he wants from a scene, and he gives you the framework to get to it. Tom Atkins Halloween 3. And he said, "Would you come in and read with them?" And we did The Fog and Escape from New York. I was up at Cleveland a couple of years ago, and a guy came up and said, "Look," and he turned his calf, and there's me, holding a shotgun, on his whole calf. Night of the Creeps had a lot more positive of a response, but it opened in a much smaller market at the time. It's my third time working with him. 3 Look." He's a terrific director and a terrific guy. When is it? Another genre film that's been getting more love in recent years is Night of the Creeps. Add Tom Atkins to your horror autograph collection! Tom Atkins, Actor: Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Yeah, I think so. I love working with him. Star Tom Atkins is pretty funny in the making of feature. How does it feel that these films finally found their audiences? Alex sends some really odd text messages to Mike. Not only was Halloween III absent of Michael Myers, but the whole plot focuses on killing children, which is much more nihilistic than your standard slasher. With John, we just got right into it. Tom Atkins has appeared in numerous films including Halloween 3 : The Season of The Witch, The Fog, Night Of The Creeps, Creepshow & Maniac Cop. Right, not your character, Conal Cochran of Silver Shamrock. And they looked and screamed and covered their eyes again, and swear at me for making them look. They're going to have a Tom Atkins tribute at the Egyptian theater in L.A. on October 6th. Do you know? That's wonderful. They sent us all down to Austin, and we did a Director's Cut, Fred's Director Cut, and then sat around in a hotel and talked about it and did the extra reel and stuff. Fans showing off tattoos of your films and such? Pittsburgh’s own cinematic legend, Tom Atkins. Tom Atkins (born November 13, 1935) is an American character actor.He is primarily known for his work in the horror and thriller film genres, having worked with writers and directors such as Shane Black, William Peter Blatty, John Carpenter, Fred Dekker, Richard Donner, Stephen King, and George A. Romero.He is also a familiar … And it was wonderful seeing all of those jamokes, honest to God. External links Tom Atkins on The Internet Movie Database He knew of my work, and I was good friends with Adrienne, who he was dating at the time. "You don't give a fuck.". There you go." But yeah, I would like to have seen different ghost stories. I had no idea he was working in PA, I’ll … A making of video that features interviews with most of the cast and crew, The locations of Halloween III, Teaser and Theatrical trailers, TV and Radio Spots and … Copyright 2020 ComicBook.com. What do you have coming up that fans should be on the lookout for? This item: Halloween 3 [Import] by Tom Atkins DVD CDN$40.90. And he said, "Oh my God, yeah, because the alternative is the screaming, agonizing, painful death, excruciating of millions of children. Biography. Final Thoughts. Halloween III is the only entry in the series that … There wasn't any of that. Daniel Challis is a hardworking doctor who, at some time in his life, met and married a woman named Linda.They had two children named Bella and Willie.At some point, Daniel started to become very busy with his … We had a good time. But they made it sound really good after, in post-production. With Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie. And I said, "Sure. Throughout the '80s, one of the biggest genre actors was Tom Atkins, who starred in The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Creepshow, Night of the Creeps, and more. TMCX (600), ‘In Search of Darkness’ Review (Shudder), Film Bridge Launches International Sales On New York Crime Series ‘Big Dogs’ – Toronto, John Carpenter's The Fog: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Movie, The 'Halloween' Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best. But we never really cared. And I didn't. That's great. But, yeah. That sounds like great fun." Halloween: H20 / Halloween: Resurrection - Double Feature (Bilingual) by Adam Hann-Byrd DVD CDN$10.89. So I went over and met with the three. Condition: Very Good. And they had a big opening release at the Alamo Drafthouse. I know. Count me in. tom atkins, halloween 3, season of the witch, horror movie icon, horror movie, halloween. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy and Nancy Kyes. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. Obsessed much? Can we look now?" George used to shoot a lot of things up in Pittsburgh. I loved making that movie. And she said, "Sure. Then they married and had a son of their own. I met him downtown at an old hotel coffee shop and it was just terrific. Finally SPECIAL FEATURES are included for a Halloween III release! And I said, "Yeah, sure.". Luckily for fans, filmmakers who grew up on those films have become filmmakers themselves, leading to him getting more roles recently, including My Bloody Valentine 3D, Drive Angry, and the upcoming Trick. But Halloween III and Night of the Creeps were very quiet and small. Tom Atkins (born November 13, 1935) is an American television and film actor. And he said, "Absolutely. It Leads, Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story, Halloween Hootenanny: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers, Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini, Doomed Detective: Tom Atkins on Maniac Cop, Night of the Creeps: Tom Atkins, Man of Action, Thrill Me! You've worked with him a few times, how did that collaboration come about? This is the film that I refer to immediately when I think of what makes Tom Atkins….Tom Atkins. We reminisce about 3 of his most iconic roles from a triple feature at Beyond Fest. Silver Shamrock toys produce Halloween masks designed to kill their wearer during Halloween. And I would go, "Yeah. I met with George and his wife, Christine, who was a producer on it, Romero, out there in L.A. And he said, "Did you like the script?" Oh, when somebody comes up and bitches about no Michael Myers? So I said, "Well, tell me how do I die." Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. Tom Atkins Halloween 3 Tom atkins actor. And then he went up to Toronto when the money just got too right to be up there and not here. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Fri, Dec 04 Yeah, he was great to work with too. Star Tom Atkins is pretty funny in the making of feature. HALLOWEEN 3 SEASON OF THE WITCH - Rare OOP DVD - 1982 Tom Atkins. Almost 35 years after we made the movie, there's me, Detective Ray Cameron with my trench coat and shotgun and revolver and two beers. Item Information. We can't do that." I'm in. Ships from and sold by Layger. Since the price has not come … He has most recently starred in the indie … In 1982, you teamed up with a few horror icons for Creepshow, directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King. And it was great fun. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World … Like Night of the Creeps, 10 years ago Sony finally said, "Well, geez, I guess instead of all these bootleg VHSs that are running around, we should make a righteous DVD and release it.". I tell you, every time I go to a convention or a thing with all the fans, how much they adore the movies as much as I do. I'm really looking forward to it. From directors John Carpenter and George Romero to writer Stephen King or actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Adrienne Barbeau, the actor was a go-to collaborator of horror royalty. Tags: tom atkins, halloween 3, season of the witch, horror movie icon, horror movie, halloween. Halloween 4 and 5 by Donald Pleasence DVD CDN$17.83. Oh, God. Look for Encounter, too, a sci-fi film that I did a couple of years ago. And they're still doing them now. We also discuss the change in public opinion of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, his role in the scrapped Halloween 3D, and working with filmmakers like John … While he might not have been a box office sensation, Atkins and his horror turns made him one of the more beloved performers of the decade, with his films continually being discovered by new audiences, spreading his fandom even further. Saved by Stephanie Fair. HALLOWEEN 3 SEASON OF THE WITCH - Rare OOP DVD - 1982 Tom Atkins. It was me, and John Carpenter was in town because Adrienne was in Creepshow, so there was me and my wife, Adrienne, John, Stephen, George, [makeup artist] Tom Savini. Halloween III also marks a change in protagonists, from the 'final girl' archetype to yet another Carpenter vet, Tom Atkins, who anchors the film while going from an everyman to a raving Kevin McCarthy-like loon at the end. Stephen was in the room, worrying that I was going to hurt his son. The Skeleton Crew asked Tom Atkins what he thinks of Halloween 3 failing because Michael Myers was not in it! The Skeleton Crew #33: Halloween 3: It’s Miller Time with Tom Atkins. And he had me come in for him and Debra, and he had me come in with Stacey Nelkin, when they were down to about three young girls to choose from, to play that role. It is easily the best looking it has ever looked! It was great being in that apartment, that evening, having dinner and drinks and shooting the breeze. And I just finished one up in Newburgh, New York, with Patrick Lussier. What can you tell us about that experience, where you were only on set for a few days and filming with King's son? : The Making of Night of the Creeps. The kid that was on crutches. What's interesting is that Halloween III got a major release, with a small group of viewers loving it while the rest hated it.
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