Release date: 1979
There are times when a show is saved because you view it with rose tinted glasses. I am sure that the Night Dracula Saved the World would be one such show – it’s just a shame, therefore, that I never saw it when I was a kid and thus do not have the special colour filtered glasses.
It begins with Dracula (Judd Hirsch) waking up in his coffin. He scares Igor (Henry Gibson) who is watching TV. A news report comes on that suggests that Dracula has summoned all the leading monsters to his castle. The reporter then speculates that this might suggest that reports of Halloween's cancellation might be true. He further speculates that it is Dracula who wishes to cancel Halloween – a view that Dracula finds most offensive. We then cut to a family preparing for Halloween and they furnish us with some Halloween trivia.
|Mariette Hartley as Winnie|
|Judd Hirsch as Dracula|
Altogether 3.5 out of 10, though I hope I haven’t offended those with rose-tinted specks. The imdb page is here.