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WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 18 October 2013 (USA)
Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Stewart
Aaron Henkin ... WNUF Announcer (voice)
Nicolette le Faye ... Veronica Stanze
... Deborah Merritt
... Gavin Gordon
... Dr. Louis Berger
Helenmary Ball ... Claire Berger
Robert Long II ... Father Joseph Matheson
... Donna Miles
Thomas Lee Johnson ... Carl Durant
Kendra North ... Angela Harris
Frederick Cowie ... Officer Howard Bookwalter
... Dr. Stanley Allen, DDS
Ron LaMartina ... Governor Mike Barlow
... Dr. Bloodwrench
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Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to prove the existence of the demonic entities within. Did they find the horrific truth or simply put superstitious rumors to rest? Written by Anonymous

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Is the Webber House really haunted? Do ghosts really exist? This Halloween, join WNUF TV-28's Frank Stewart and a team of paranormal experts, as they seek to unravel the mystery.

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The role of Frank Stewart was specifically written for Paul Fahrenkopf to play. See more »

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Remarkably Excellent
20 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I grew up in a time when this would have actually been shown on television; they did an astounding job of making everything look and feel authentic. Every bit of the video looked like it could have come right out of the time period it was trying for. Bravo! Some of the parts weren't entirely accurate, but most of that was either for comedic effect, dramatic effect, or simply being able to be understood. Audio distortion on VHS recordings of the time might interfere with actually watching and enjoying the movie. I understand the choice made.

You know what the best part of it was? The inanity. The mundane quality of it. The commercials were perfect. The news broadcasts were absolutely flawless. Everything was so down to earth and believable that it made the whole thing even more unsettling. It actually scared me a little. That never happens with horror these days.

It was profoundly easy to believe in, and it never really presented anything that made it hard to swallow as an actual broadcast. I have to applaud the tremendous effort put into this production for all of the variety of things happening in it: commercials, the haunted house special, the news segments...that had to have taken a huge amount of work, and it really paid off.

Great job! This production is really fantastic. I found it suspenseful, genuinely frightening, and one of the very few "retro" productions that actually manages to keep its period immersion consistent throughout. This would be great to have on during your Halloween party, but it's also enjoyable to watch on its own, especially with others who can appreciate the effort.


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