Once upon a midnight scary

United Kingdom, 1979

TV show
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Welcome to the eerie library of Vincent Price, journey with him into a world of ghosts, ghouls and “things that go bump in the night”. The Master of macabre has conjured up a reading of classic and contemporary ghost stories that are vividly brought to life. There is mystery and wonder in these three famous tales of the supernatural. In Richard Peck’s “The Ghost Belonged to Me”, meet 13 year old Alexander, a farmboy who discovers he has his very own ghost! And see Ichabod Crane from Washington Irving’s classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, who doesn’t believe in ghosts - until the Headless Horseman takes his last ride. Then there’s John Bellair’s “The House With a Clock in its Walls”, where a doctor and his nephew race against an evil spirit to find a clock before it destroys the world.

Credits

co-producer

Diane Asselin

Paul Asselin

director
Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324516

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Great Britain

Horror

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Ghosts

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Supernatural

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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