The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979)

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Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image, or leave his Transylvania castle forever.

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Winnie the Witch
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On Halloween night, Count Dracula summons all the classic horror monsters to demand that they either revamp themselves into the horrible, scary creatures they are supposed to be, or get out of his castle. Definite disco-culture influence here. Judd Hirsch looks like a Saturday Night Fever throwback. Fun for children! Written by Michael Jehn

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28 October 1979 (USA)  »

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The Night Dracula Saved the World  »

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This film was released to VHS in limited release in 1992, re-titled as "The Night Dracula Saved the World". See more »

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Witch: Well, for heavens sake! You look just like me.
Girl dressed as witch: This is my favorite costume, because of you.
Witch: It is? Why?
Girl dressed as witch: Because you're one of my favorite people.
Boy dressed as Scarecrow: We love you just the way you are! All the kids feel that way.
Witch: You really love me? All right, I'll do it! Knowing you love me means more to me than any of his promises.
Count Dracula: Oh, then we can forget those silly conditions that you asked for?
Witch: Not on your life! You're going to keep every one of those promises just the same! Starting with the disco party right ...
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Ach! There go my big bucks!
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This one is not to be missed! So much kids TV from the 70's was beneath contempt. This little film is a gem. We snatched it off the Disney Channel in 1989 and have watched it with our kids every Halloween since. It is charming and sweet, even now that the kids are grown! Makes a great double feature with either "Mr. Boogety" and/or "Bride of Boogety"! A triple! Judd Hirsch is great Dracula! Marianne Hartley was a doll! Henry Gibson! And the dialogue! "Disco Dancing? I don't remember disco dancing!" "Teeny Tiny Bat, teeny tiny bat!" "I can see him clearly, coming through the fog!" "How many times do I have to tell you: Open at night, closed in the day!"


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