I love it when my regular shows get in touch with the Halloween Spirit. Hell, I was super excited about KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park way back in 1978. The Simpsons still deliver a fresh Treehouse of Horror every Halloween, and even shows like King of the Hill have embraced the horror love a time or two; it’s like peanut butter and chocolate. This year, Disney will deliver the first appearance of Spider-Man and The Howling Commandos. This horror squad will team the webslinger with Blade, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Living Mummy, Man-Thing and Werewolf.
The press release is pretty exciting:
Los Angeles, CA—September 20, 2013 – Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man makes its Disney Channel debut in a special one-hour Halloween event, Saturday, October 5 at 9pm/8c. This brand new prime time animation special features a never-before-seen team-up with Blade, the fan favorite vampire hunter; Jack Russell aka Werewolf by Night; The Living Mummy; Frankenstein’s Monster and Man-Thing. United together in animation for the first time, Spider-Man and his monstrous allies take on one of the biggest Halloween villains of all time, Dracula!
This landmark Marvel event also features a star-studded voice cast, including Disney Channel star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie) as Jack Russell; Terry Crews (The Expendables) as Blade; and Oded Fehr (The Mummy) as The Living Mummy.
“This is the biggest event in Ultimate Spider-Man history,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “We’ve brought Spidey together with our greatest Supernatural heroes and some of the hottest names to voice them. We’re hoping families turn down the lights and turn up the volume for our spookiest special yet, courtesy of Ultimate Spider-Man!”
The episode will re-air the following week within the weekly Marvel Universe block on Disney XD, on Sunday, October 13 at 11am/10c.
Fans can get a sneak peek at part one of the one-hour Halloween special with free download on iTunes beginning Monday, September 30.