Picks and Pans Review: The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

updated 10/29/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/29/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (7:30-8 p.m. ET)

A witch (Mariette Hartley) wants to be lovable, not scary. But Judd Hirsch, who plays Dracula like a Transylvanian Maxwell Smart, prefers that monsters don't cross over. Either way, this children's special is spiritless.

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