Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ABC’s ‘Fright Fight’ is Actually Very Interesting

Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto serve as judges for ABC's Halloween Great
Fright Fight airing tonight on ABC.  (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
Last winter’s limited series The Great Christmas Light Fight was such a hit, ABC has not only decided to bring the show back this year as well, but to also offer a Halloween special as well. The Great Halloween Fright Fight, a one hour special airing tonight at 8:00 p.m., will feature six different families that take the holiday way too seriously.

Like Linus in the pumpkin patch, each family waits to see if their display will be the most sincere. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto, from Extreme Makeover Home Edition fame are the Judges looking for the best display that encompasses three things: great overall design, creativity and “awesome Halloween spirit” whatever that is. The winning family wins a $50,000 prize – which can go to purchase a lot more props – and the coveted Greatest Halloween Haunter Award.


Whether you are a fan or not of Halloween, the special is actually very interesting as it explores each of the six displays and gives information on how they did each technique and special effect. Many are surprisingly low-tech. The special also gives a little insight on the people who pour the heart and ahem, soul, into their work. Just like the crazy Christmas decorators, these guys are dedicated. One family even forgoes their vacation in favor of creating these sets. What might surprise you is how plain their own houses are compared to their displays.