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Halloween: The Happy Haunting of America

Dan as Dr. Shocker

Dan's Character:

Host/Dr. Shocker

Rated:

N/A

Category:

Documentary

Synopsis:

      In September of 1995, Entertainment Tonight asked Dan to travel America as a special correspondent to capture the Halloween experience for their audience. Mr. Roebuck teamed up with producer, Chuck Williams, (Double Blast, Eddie Presley) and film archivist/Halloween expert Bob Burns (Sci Fi Buzz) to create the ET segment which aired in October 1995. In 1996, this same creative team decided to expand on the idea and "HALLOWEEN...THE HAPPY HAUNTING OF AMERICA" was born. Roebuck, Williams and Burns set out across the United States this past October to cover all the wonderful traditions of the American Halloween celebration. Their travels took them to haunted houses, scary hayrides, monster movie conventions and Halloween parades in 12 different states. In addition to these places and events, the video also includes exclusive interviews with ghoulish celebrities such as Robert (Freddy Krueger) Englund, Alice Cooper, Boris Karloff's daughter - Sarah, Ron Chaney - the great grandson of Lon Chaney, Sr., Doug (Pinhead) Bradley, Angus Scrimm (Phantasm) and a behind-the-scenes look at Don Post and Henry Alvarez Studios plus rare photos and Halloween footage. "HALLOWEEN...THE HAPPY HAUNTING OF AMERICA" concentrates on those Halloween traditions which are fun and family oriented. A must-see program for every fan of our favorite spooky holiday and those who aren't afraid to have the "yell" scared out of them! Fasten your seatbelts for a chillingly fun trip through this country's spookiest holiday!

Director:

N/A

Cast:

Bob Burns
Chuck Williams

Distributor:

Halloween Products

When:

1996

Scott's Comments:

I think this was a very entertaining video, and that has nothing to do with the fact that my family and I appear in it.
Dan authored a nice article about the making of this tape for Fangoria magazine (issue #167).
To order this tape write to:
Halloween Products, Dept F., PO Box 950477, Mission Hills, CA 91395 or click on links at the top menu to visit a great web site devoted to this tape and everything that is Halloween.


Aaaaaahhhh! Scary costumes!
Above you can see Dan Roebuck (left), Chuck Williams (middle) and Bob Burns (right). This photo was taken at my house when the crew was in town to film Bethlehem's Halloween parade. It might not show but they were exhausted!


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