What’s more, [the author] has also issued an open plea for William Shatner to follow in the footsteps of past original cast members like George Takei and Walter Koenig and guest-star in the episode as the villain.
Even if it only ends up as a webisode with no stars, it’s still pretty neat.
Garfield’s Halloween Adventure
Sure, there are TV shows that aim to be scary, like The Twilight Zone or The X-Files, shows that are famous for inventing horrific moments that keep us up nights and make us laugh with recognition when someone says “Flukeman” or “The Gentlemen.” And there are more and more of these shows now, in the wake of The Walking Dead. But far scarier is when a show you’d never expect to be horrifying—one that seems innocuous on its face—abruptly comes up with a scenario straight out of a terror-filled classic. Take the seemingly safe Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. Before it debuted, most kids’ Halloween specials played with the iconography of the holiday, but few went for serious scares. This one, however, was different, trapping Garfield and Odie in a haunted house with a creepy old man and a slew of eerie ghost pirates, designed almost entirely as mist and skulls. The special’s sudden left turn from typical kiddie fare—complete with a lesson about how Halloween shouldn’t just be about getting candy, but about, uh, friendship or something—into straight-up nightmare material comes out of nowhere and leaves its mark on viewers young and old.
And 20 more unexpectedly scary episodes of not-so-scary TV shows. Happy Halloween.
Source: The A.V. Club