The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t

In 1979, The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t premiered on television. I did not catch it at the time, but like many people I caught it on the Disney Channel where it would be broadcast well into the 1990s. This is where I recorded my copy, which I have since digitized since it is not available on DVD. Updated: It is available on DVD! See the link below.

Why do I enjoy this “special” so much? Because it is a magical Halloween romp that stars some really talented people including Judd Hirsch from Taxi as Dracula who is trying to save Halloween from the Winnie the Witch played by Mariette Hartley.

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It is very well done and would win an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement for a Children’s Program”. It deserved the award and I think you should watch the entire program, but if you need to some retro motivation, just fast forward to the last-minute of the special for a disco treat that should put a smile on your face.

Order your copy of The Night Dracula Saved the World (aka The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t) Judd Hirsch on DVD


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