Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Oct 5, 2019 3:11:53 GMT
Looking to have a list of tv show episodes that are Halloween themed. I.e. I know STAR TREK TOS had one with aliens and a haunted castle, but I was thinking of other ones like did Columbo do any shows that might be Halloween-referenced or other crime shows etc..
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Frankenstein
"Knight Rider" "Halloween Knight" October 28, 1984
"After witnessing a murder, Bonnie is haunted by strange happenings staged to run her out of her apartment, like witnessing a gorilla murdering a neighbor lady and a floating pumpkin talking backwards in her apartment's bathroom mirror."
Michael & K.I.T.T. try to solve the case, but encounter several "Universal Pictures" problems along the way, including...
- The clumsy, but, mysterious apartment groundskeeper named "Norman Baines", that secretly raids pumpkin patches with a butcher knife.
- A rundown rental property with a very familiar looking "Psychotic" house on top of the hill.
- Bonnie's obsessive date that wears a pumpkin mask from "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (1982) to the foundation's Halloween party.
And to top it all off...
There is a beautiful witch living in the Apartment building that threatens to put a curse on Michael when he won't let her and her familiar, use K.I.T.T. for her "Witchmobile".
The episode features a fantastic score, which also frequently samples the main theme to "Psycho" (1960), with a Knight Rider twist, of course.
"Put A Little Love In Your Heart, and then Make Your Own Kind Of Music, on the road to Shambala!"
Charming haunted house in the Deep South entry of Thriller, Masquerade, with Elizabeth Montgomery and Tom Poston. More fun than scary.
The next year had Route 66's Halloween inspired episode, Lizard's Leg And Owlet's Wing, also a shout out for such old-time classic studio era stars as Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Peter Lorre. It's not as good as it might have been but the cast sells it. For them alone, it's a joy.