Earl Williams (Jamieson Boulanger) is a daydreamer who fantasizes about the classic Universal monster films. Although he is an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue (Louise Fletcher) does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams (Burt Reynolds) is also a daydreamer, who has never been successful in life. Shortly after Halloween, Earl and his friends Kenny (Ryan Gosling in his first feature film role) and Karen (Rebecca Henderson) visit a traveling carnival which is said to have the "real Frankenstein monster." The monster is lost as the carnies leaves town, Earl decides to hide it and try to bring it back to life on a dark stormy night.
A touching family fantasy film with an age-old message: follow your dreams. Lots of great homages to classic Universal monster movies in this film as well with appearances by Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, Brides of Dracula and Night of the Living Dead. Never released to DVD and hard to find or too expensive to buy on VHS.
Youtube Playlist of 7 videos that adds up to the 91 minute movie:
- 1979 The Halloween That Almost Wasn't and 1978 Wit...
- 1992 Ghostwatch
- 2001 Gahan Wilson's The Kid - The Witch
- 1996 Scholastic Presents Halloween Tales
- 1993 The Elvira Show
- 1989 George's Island
- 2004 The Hollow
- 1995 Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery
- 1999-2013 Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Halloween Bum...
- 2012 Mockingbird Lane
- 2002 Spooky House
- 1999 The Fear Halloween Night
- 1988 Alf Tales - Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- Halloween Music Videos
- 2001 The Nightmare Room - Full Moon Halloween
- 1988 A Night at the Magic Castle
- 1990 Spaced Invaders
- 1989-1991 Beetlejuice Animated Series Halloween Ep...
- 1993, 1994, 1995 FOX's Halloween Bash bumpers and ...
- 1995, 1996 Goosebumps Halloween Episodes
- 1996 Frankenstein and Me
- 2014 Cinema Insomnia - A Very VHS Halloween
- 1979 Casper's Halloween Special
- ▼ October (23)