Why on Earth did I have to make a challenge involving inspiration! I find so many things have influenced me over the years, it is hard to really know where things come from, and so few people tell me what I write reminds them of something else. That can be nice and scary at the same time.
For me, defining what is a Halloween themed or season movie is difficult as not all horror movies are Halloween, and not all Halloween movies are horror. So I had to look deep and consider all the movies and tv movies or specials that I have loved over the years to see which inspired me the most.
So….after much deliberation, I selected something that I looked forward to watching for many years and still watch every October. Here are some hints:
- Originally aired in 1982 on US television
- Aired in 1983 under a slightly different title
- Continued airing every October until the mid-90s
- It is an anthology
- It includes music, movies, and cartoons
- Family friendly
- Has never been released on DVD
I will post my inspiration in the comments tomorrow, unless someone guesses it today.