Thursday, October 30, 2008
Halloween Post #4: The Halloween that Almost Wasn't
Before watching Mad Monster Party last week, I thought it was going to be this special instead, but the fact that i got the stop-motion thing was pretty cool too. However, this one has something extra-special... something even better than Phyllis Diller: Judd Hirsch as Dracula & Mariette Hartley as some sort of witch. It must be said that her role in the Star Trek episode, "All Our Yesterdays" was even cooler than this, but I now give you The Halloween that Almost Wasn't aka The Night Dracula Saved the World. Much like Mad Monster Party, we have a collection of horror movie baddies but this time it's Dracula who organizes it in an attempt to make them realize that by 1979 they'd become comic buffoons rather than the scary monsters of their glorious past. His plan is to save Halloween by convincing them that the schlocky depictions they'd been dealt over the last 20 years needed to change if Halloween was to remain a viable holiday... or something like that.