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The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives)
The Haunted History of Halloween
History Channel
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min

Hosted by harry smith this is an enchanting look at the 3000 year history of one of our most popular holidays. Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 04/26/2005


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Creator: Harry Smith
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Short but Informative History of Halloween
Tim Janson | Michigan | 09/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like Christmas Unwrapped, this A&E special, which pops up every year around Halloween, is hosted by Harry Smith. It tells the history of Christmas dating from the time of the Druidic festival of Samhain right up to the 20th century. Along the way noted scholars and authors are interviewed as the roots of Halloween are traced over the centuries. Clips from horror films such as Halloween are included. Also discussed is Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday and various cities are visited to explore their Halloween traditions and festivities. It's a bit of a fluffy pieces but it's all good fun and I still enjoy watching it each Halloween season."
Melissa M. Heisler | Ocean City, NJ United States | 07/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

Larry M. Smith | USA | 04/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The History Channel has always put out some great programs and i think this one was truly the most interesting and informative out of them all on holidays in the USA. Even though, they dont show this very often on History Channel (or any other "Haunted History"), its very rare that you will see it, maybe every now and then, but, not all the time as most reviewers would suggest..just so you know. I would buy this, not just for the information of the History, but, for the rare viewing that it gets. Highly Recommended!"
An Awesome Documentary on the holiday 'HALLOWEEN'!!!
Pumpkin Man | 06/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love history and HALLOWEEN, then this is the treat for you. You see how HALLOWEEN began 3,000 years ago, why we carve pumpkins, why children wear costumes and trick-or-treat, how ghost stories started, etc. It shows how HALLOWEEN looked during the 40's and 50's! (Which is one of my favorite parts!) They even talk about the film, HALLOWEEN. They also show news archives about razor blades in apples, and Devil's Night. I love the HALLOWEEN decorations that they show later in the movie. I highly recommend this HALLOWEEN treat if you love the holiday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!"