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Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerard Baldwin

Writer:

Dr. Seuss (teleplay)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hans Conried ... The Grinch / Narrator (voice)
Hal Smith ... Josiah (voice)
Gary Shapiro Gary Shapiro ... Euchariah (voice)
Irene Tedrow ... Mariah (voice)
Jack DeLeon ... Sergeant Samuel McPherson (voice)
Henry Gibson ... Max (singing voice)
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Storyline

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But he's soon foiled by a young boy who's on his way to the Uphamisim. Written by RobocopTNG986127

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grinch Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Howling Hackencracks are actually from the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" See more »

Quotes

Grinch: [voice only, joining in a round sung by a chorus of spooks circling Ukaraiah] Ukaraiah, Ukaraiah, this is it! HA! This is it! HA! Grinch is gonna getcha, Grinch is gonna getcha, Grinch indeedy, fa-la-la! YA!
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Alternate Versions

This special was released on videotape retitled as "It's Grinch Night!", with a new title card in place of the old title in the credits (a video, not film, edit, of the grinch tapping his foot as the three words appear one at a time on the left) and commercial break bumpers of the Grinch's face removed. (The box mentions the original title in small print to avoid confusion.) See more »

Connections

Followed by The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982) See more »

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As the Grinch Creaks Ever Closer
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Surprisingly Good
7 October 2011 | by FilmFreak94See all my reviews

Halloween is Grinch Night takes place one evening when a 'sour-sweet wind' blows through Whoville and warns the Who's that the Grinch is coming down with his Paraphernelia Wagon from Mt.Crumpit to celebrate the much feared "Grinch Night." One boy, Euchariah is swept away by the wind and comes face to face with the Grinch himself. Now Euchariah must stall the Grinch until the wind dies down, even if he has to face the horrors in the Paraphernelia Wagon.

Halloween is Grinch Night is surprisingly good. The length of the movie is only about 30 minutes but during that time there's at least more then 10 songs, which are all incredibly catchy. Most of them are describing what Grinch Night is, how nasty the Grinch is, even the Grinch sings a song. One song sung by Max, Grinch's dog, really surprised me due to how sad it is and how Max longs to get away from his terrible master.

Unlike "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" there's a lot of dialogue in this special and the voice acting is very good. The most impressive comes from Hans Conried who voices The Grinch(and narrator). It's down right terrifying at times.

The animation is also great with everything detailed in that classic Dr. Seuss style. The most impressive scene is when the Grinch opens the Paraphernelia Wagon. It's then when everything from your nightmares you had as a kid comes out at once. With scary visuals and scary lyrics sung by the one and only Thurl Ravenscroft, that scene is no doubt the best in the special.

If you have kids or if you want to watch something to kill your time that's Halloween related, this special is for you. It's not as classic as How the Grinch Stole Christmas but it is nonetheless a good Halloween special.


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