Vincent Price’s Halloween Special from ‘Saturday Night Live’

Vincent Price Halloween Special - SNL Short

From what I know, Vincent Price has never once hosted his own Halloween Special which is a real shame considering the man was THE Master of Fright in his day. Despite this, the comedic minds at Saturday Night Live decided to finally give the film fiend his due… well, sorta. Being a product of SNL, Vincent Price’s Halloween Special were a series of skits that were more light on the macabre than they were the funny, but the performances by Bill Hader (as Vincent Price), Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen and special guest John Hamm are so good you can’t help but love them!

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Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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  • Joanna

    Oh, how I love these…although the ones for the not scary holidays are classics, too… 😀

    • I don’t watch the show as much as I probably should, considering how much I loved this skit! 😀

      • Joanna

        They’ve done ones for Thanksgiving (Which featured ‘Don Knotts’) and a Christmas one with James Franco playing James Dean yet again. 🙂

        • Nice – I’ll have to look those up as well!

  • Fun stuff! Thanks for posting these, I never watch the show so I never knew they existed!