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Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)

A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.

Director:

David Steinmetz

Writers:

George Tibbles, Charles Addams (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Astin ... Gomez Addams
Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Fester
Carolyn Jones ... Morticia Addams / Ophelia Frump
Henry Darrow ... Pancho Addams
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Grandmama Addams
Elvia Allman ... Mother Frump
Vito Scotti ... Mikey
Parley Baer ... Boss Crook
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Little Bo Peep
Dean Sothern Dean Sothern ... Fake Gomez
Felix Silla ... Cousin Itt
Lisa Loring ... Wednesday Sr
Ken Weatherwax ... Pugsley Sr
Jennifer Surprenant Jennifer Surprenant ... Wednesday Jr
Ken Marquis Ken Marquis ... Pugsley Jr
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A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween with the New Addams Family See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The shot during the opening credits in which the Addams Family members are sitting down in a line with each doing the hair of the one before them is a remake of a similar group shot in the first season episode The Addams Family: Thing Is Missing (1965). See more »

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When Mikey bumps into the tombstone, it wobbles. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Fester: We get the strangest people in here.
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Connections

Followed by Addams Family Reunion (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The New Addams Family
Theme
Music by Vic Mizzy
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Black and white vs. colour
25 September 2018 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

Some people wonder why anyone would make a black-and-white film in the era of color films. There are many reasons, and this film is an excellent example. A decade after the completion of the cult series "The Addams Family" (1964-1966), the original cast gathered to make this TV special. As a big fan of the original series, I looked forward to enjoying the adventures of this hilarious family some more, but after I saw it I wished I didn't, because it only spoiled the memory of my favorite childhood series. Although there are 8 actors from the original show, only Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones and Ted Cassidy retained the old charms, and John Astin seems like he never stopped being Gomez, while Wednesday and Pugsley are completely unrecognizable. The rest of the cast is mediocre and the scenario is unoriginal, unimaginative and boring. But the final nail in the coffin was nailed by the decision to make this film in color. The color completely erased every trace of Addams's original atmosphere and totally ruined the already bad movie. If they were left in black-and-white, it would somewhat save this film, and even if everything else in the film was excellent, the color would spoil the impression. I really like Carolyn Jones, but Morticia in color is not Morticia anymore.

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