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The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979)

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.

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writer:

Coleman Jacoby
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Judd Hirsch ... Count Dracula
Mariette Hartley ... The Witch
Henry Gibson ... Igor
Jack Riley ... The Werewolf
John Schuck ... The Frankenstein Monster
Robert Fitch Robert Fitch ... The Mummy
Josip Elic ... Zabaar the Zombie
Andrew Duncan ... Newscaster
Jamie Ross Jamie Ross ... Father
Maggie Peters Ross Maggie Peters Ross ... Mother
Charles Fields ... Boy (as Charlie Fields)
Kristin Williams Kristin Williams ... Girl
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

No More Tricks? No More Treats? No More Halloween?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Dracula Saved the World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concepts Unlimited See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Neither Zabaar the Zombie nor The Mummy speak in the film. See more »

Quotes

Igor: [announcing the witch's arrival] The flying Queen of Hallowe'en!
Witch: Outta my way, shorty!
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Connections

Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep on Thinking
by Zenobia Conkerite (credited as Zenobia)
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Absolutely Hilarious!
5 August 2003 | by laa215See all my reviews

I love this short film--it is hilarious, fun, witty, and also seems to get me excited about Halloween. Judd Hirsch is so funny, and he's a perfect Dracula. The rest of the cast is also great and they do a superb job at poking fun at the typical Hollywood monster.

This movie is a must-see, and I've loved it since I first saw it about 12 years ago.


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