Top 10 Forgotten Halloween Specials

Halloween specials were a regular staple of fall television, and often offered Emmy Award worthy programming. While Disney reigned supreme when it came to releasing great Halloween specials, nearly every major studio tried their hand at releasing fun holiday-themed shows. Though you can find re-airings of classics like "it's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown annually on TV or revisit newly deemed classics like Ghostwatch and The Worst Witch on streaming services, there's a number of forgotten Halloween specials are worth revisiting. Here are 10 of the best forgotten favorites.
Top 10 Forgotten Halloween Specials

1. Mad Monster Party
Rankin and Bass is the mastermind behind the works of classic Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,, Jack Frost, Frosty the Snowman, and much more. In the mid 1960 's, just off of the success of Rudolph and theatrical Willy McBean and His Magic Machine, they dabbled Halloween Special.

This is not just a special kind of silly. This is a full-length movie shows a clear influence of psychedelic rock soundtrack with original and voice talent for his star. It starred Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Ennis. Members of the cast including Frankenstein, the Mummy, Count Dracula, the Werewolf, and much more.

The film was animated using the style  "Animagic " Rankin/Bass to tell the story of meeting Dr. Frankenstein's Castle where she invites friends of the beast and his nephew. It's a journey well worth the watch.

The Flintstones Meet Rockula And Frankenstone.
Halloween cartoon episodes don't count for this list, but this is considered a very special the Flintstones program separate from the canons regular events. It aired as a TV movie on 3 October 1980, on NBC.

Fred and Wilma win the holiday of a game show called Make a Deal or Don't visit the castle of Count Rockula on Rocksylvania. They bring Betty and Barney together for trips where they unwittingly learns that Rockula Frankenstone monster making in his laboratory.

2. Witch's Night Out.
First of all, the animation is very unique. This is intentionally made rough and squiggly, make a healthy cartoon is sometimes hard to watch. However, the spectacular voice talent.

The titular witch is voiced by only Gilda Radner who had depression that Halloween isn't scary like I used to. No one wants to fear anymore, so he felt useless.

Two criminals find a magician, magic wand that he dispose of in the midst of depression his Halloween, and they use it for malicious intent. It is up to the magician and two children who were at home with the nanny to stop criminals change the entire city into a scary monster to create mayhem on Halloween.

3. Frankenweenie (1984)
Frankenweenie movie released in 2012. However, the full duration of the film it is based on a short film made in 1984 about a boy who revived a dead dog, Sparky, in an experiment inspired by Frankenstein.

The short film, which aired on the Disney Channel and also called Frankenweenie, adorable and creepy. It has all the elements of a classic Tim Burton movie, except the year 1984 version is a direct action and includes the original funny dogs with a bolt sticking in his neck.

4. The Last Halloween.
Starring Rhea Perlman, this classic 1991 Halloween mix with space for Halloween adventures between planets. Two Mars landing on Earth for Halloween to get candy for the planet their home.

They landed in the small town of Crystal Lake, which is famous for its factory permennya. However, scientists at the plant had drained the city's candy supply in their attempts to find eternal youth. As the economy declined, permennya whole town relocating occupants, make this as last Halloween.

In just over half an hour, all of these things are explored when joining two alien children who have their last Halloween in the city before they move on.

5. Halloween Is Grinch Night
The Grinch, Dr. Seuss character who's time to shine is Christmas, is back, and he also hates Halloween. This special won a Primetime Emmy in 1978 for children's Programs.

Who doesn't love the Grinch in this spooky thing return?
When  "Sweet-Sour's wind" blowing, officially the Grinch Night in Whoville. The Grinch and his dog, Max, is ready to terrorize Grinch Whoville in the Night when they met with him a polite boy who wandered away from the city. The Grinch even shows on the male boy "paraphernalia wagon filled with monsters that pulled in the animation which is very real and frightening.

6. The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch is based on a series of books by Jill Murphy and has much in common with Harry Potter. Fairuza, whether unaccompanied playing a witch named Mildred Hubble-young who attended the prestigious school for witches. He basically failed in all his class because he's plagued by arrogant and nasty teacher witch.

Mildred was the last person expected someone to save the school from the dangerous evil witch in the forest. The Worst Witch also owns the all-time best cameo that could be asked of anyone. Tim Curry as a witch singing broadside funky era of 80-90s about why Halloween is the best day of the year. This alone makes this a special time worth to watch.

7. The Halloween Tree
This particular cartoon was followed four children who try to learn the origins of Halloween, to save the lives of their friends of ghosts-ghosts of Halloween past. After their encounter with a magical figure that tells them how to save their friends, they travel the world through the 4,000 year history of Halloween. During their adventure, they found the beginnings of many of the classic Halloween tradition today.

The cartoon was based on a Ray Bradbury book traces the historical roots of Halloween and Samhain. Fortunately, Bradbury also wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of the Emmy-winning. The special aired in October 1993. Sometimes, it can still be seen on Cartoon Network about Halloween.

9. The Halloween That Almost Wasn't
This direct action star 1979, Judd Hirsch as Count Dracula. She heard a rumor that Halloween may be canceled forever because the monsters were not scary anymore. Watching TV news, she learned that mistake to end Halloween only placed on him.

This special originally aired on the Disney Channel, where it won an Emmy and was nominated for three more. The film has since been named in the release of the video as The Night Dracula Saved the world.

10. Halloweentown
Disney has made some Halloween movie made for TV, but there is nothing such as Halloweentown. This movie doesn't have to be "forgotten." but it definitely should be kept as spooktacular unique journey, campy, and sincere to the fictional city where Halloween is life.

Around the 13th birthday, Marnie and her siblings to visit Grandma in Halloweentown. There, they learn that they came from a family of wizards. So they must make peace with being a witch and learn to harness the power of their family time for the good against the evil that threatens to destroy the world. Halloweentown has a few sequels, but difficult to beat the original version of the year 1998.

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