Back in 1991 a Halloween made for TV movie premiered titled The Last Halloween. I loved this movie. I even recorded it on VHS and brought it into class and my teacher played it for us on Halloween. I know right? Halloween at school was the best! Candy and movies! Take that education!
Anyway, since then I had long forgotten what the title of this movie was and really anything about it other than the fact that there were aliens from Mars that called candy coobi.
For years I waited for this movie to re-air or turn up somewhere but alas, it did not…until now! I recently found it on YouTube and after 20+ years of waiting, I finally got to see the movie that had such a lasting impact on my life and you know what? Meh. It’s okay. I guess the animation was pretty amazing for it’s time (it actually won a prime-time Emmy) but otherwise who cares. It’s like that ancient proverb goes: You may have liked a Halloween movie back in 1991 but it won’t be as good in 2014. Truer words have never been said.
For anyone out there who remembers this as I did here is a clip below followed by a description of the movie I got off Wikipedia. Enjoy!
Four aliens – Gleep (Paul Williams), Romtu (Don Messick), Scoota (Frank Welker), and Bing (Frank Welker) have been sent to Earth from the planet Mars in order to find a rare material known as “coobi” (which is later revealed to be candy). After crash landing on Earth, they wander the streets searching for “coobi,” but are mistaken for trick-or-treaters and ignored. When Scoota gets a strong reading on his “coobi meter,” the four aliens chase down two children, Jeanie (Sarah Matinek) and Michael (Will Nipper), into the woods. The children learn about the aliens’ mission and agree to help them collect candy.