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John Wesley Norton
Gomez (John Astin), Morticia (Carolyn Jones), Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) and various other members of the family return in this made- for-television special that has the weird family getting ready for a Halloween party. Along the way an outside tries to work himself into the family to try and so some spying on the various creepy things going on.
If you're a fan of the television series then you'll probably be slightly entertained by this special, which at least gets the majority of the original cast members back and in action. I personally thought this special was okay but there's certainly nothing classic here. It seems that this period was full of popular television shows getting feature length movies and this here is pretty much average for this type of thing.
I thought the best thing about this was Astin who has no problem fitting back into the role of Gomez. He's certainly very fun to watch and brings a lot of energy into the film. The supporting players are fun to watch as well but there's still no question that the screenplay is rather weak and there aren't nearly enough laughs to carry the picture.
The entire film seems like a bunch of skits and it just never really feels like a movie or even a television show for that matter. It certainly doesn't help that the laugh track is so annoying and often has laughter at the lamest of jokes. Still, fans of the original will enjoy seeing the cast members and that's probably enough for them to watch this.
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