CBS Library (1979–1983)
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Once Upon a Midnight Scary 

Vincent Price narrates three tales of terror: "The Ghost Belonged To Me," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The House With A Clock In Its Walls".


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Kimmer Ringwald (teleplay), John Bellairs (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls") | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Vincent Price ... Himself - Host
Rene Auberjonois ... Ichabod Crane (segment "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
Severn Darden ... Jonathan Barnavelt
Mike Brick Mike Brick ... Lewis Barnavelt (as Michael Brick)
Mary Betten Mary Betten ... Selena Izard
Alexandria Johnson Alexandria Johnson ... Girl Ghost
Christian Berrigan Christian Berrigan ... Alexander
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ... Tarby Corrigan
Jessica Pennington ... Blossom Culp (as Jessica Lynn Pennington)
Pamela Brown Pamela Brown ... Katrina
Guy Boyd ... Brom Bones
Wayne Heffler Wayne Heffler ... Bus Driver
Robert Foster Robert Foster ... Headless Horseman


Vincent Price narrates three tales of terror: "The Ghost Belonged To Me," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The House With A Clock In Its Walls".

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Release Date:

21 October 1979 (USA) See more »

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Vincent Price's Once Upon a Midnight Scary See more »

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Production Co:

Asselin Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story based off of John Bellairs's novel, "The House With A Clock In Its Walls", has also been adapted into a full length feature film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018). See more »

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A Rare Gem Worth Seek Out
5 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

A rare gem worth seeking out and enjoy watching it... if for no other reason than Vincent Price. Price narrates 3 ghost stories. And this is NOT an animation as it says, it is a rare episode from the CBS Library TV movie specials that aired every-so-often from 1979 to 1983). I believe it was mainly geared toward getting children to read.

1) "The Ghost Belonged To Me" - it's about a ghost that only a young boy can see. It was OK, my least favorite of the 3.

2) "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - I think most all of us know this tale. This is a very cute version of it. My favorite of the 3 and a bit too short for my taste, I wish it was longer.

3) "The House With A Clock In Its Walls". A young boy lives with his uncle after he lost his parents. His uncle has clocks all over his walls but there is one clock within the walls, one with a ghost that threatens to kill the boy, his uncle and is deadly for all mankind. This is the longest story of the 3 and a very good one indeed. My 2nd favorite of the trilogy of tales.

I like this one more than I should. I found it fun, refreshing and loved the spooky atmosphere throughout the film.


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