One of the main ways I celebrate Halloween is the watching of Halloween specials. I’ve seen quite a few, from Disney’s Halloween Treat (one of the earliest I can remember seeing) to Halloween and Halloween 2 (not technically specials, but pretty darn close). I haven’t seen as many as Adam Selzer and the Smart Aleck staff, though. They have apparently seen them all. Not only so, but they review them all in their ebook Smart Aleck’s Guide To Halloween Specials.
I don’t know if the Smart Aleck’s Guide to Halloween covers every Halloween special, but it covers every special I know. Disney’s Halloween Treat is in there, as is Witches Night Out and even Mr. Boogedy and Bride of Boogedy. There were also dozens I’ve never heard of, as you can see in the table of contents below. I was inspired to watch several of these after reading the book, including The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t, and I’m still looking for The Midnight Hour.
The Smart Aleck’s Guide to Halloween is a cheap $1.99 at Amazon.com. It is an ebook based on a blog, which is a con to some, but a pro to an ebook writer and lover like me. I encourage you to give it a chance. Not only is it a great way to get a quick taste of these specials and this season, but it might clue you in to some specials you have missed.