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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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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Release Date:

28 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Night Dracula Saved the World  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Count Dracula: Hiya, Baby, it's me, Count Dracula.
Witch: I didn't think it was a humming bird.
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Halloween That Almost Wasn't
29 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to say that I really love this movie! I have been looking for it for a really long time. My mom went on to EBAY a couple of year ago and purchased it from this lady in Canada for $70 bucks on VHS.

I recently had a friend copy it on to a DVD. It is so awesome to have and watch anytime I want.

If any one is interested in a copy, please let me know. I am more than happy to share! I just wish they would keep these traditional movies on TV for our kids today!



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