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It’s less Days of Our Lives than Days of Our Afterlives.

Emily O’Brien didn’t really need to tell us — we’re total Halloween nuts! — but she recently did take to Instagram to note that “it’s Halloween time again!” Not only that, but she offered up a suggestion for seasonal entertainment that looks like a real, ahem, scream: Vampire Dad, the bloody hilarious 2020 comedy in which a 1960s family is turned upside-down by Pop’s transformation into a…

Well, honestly, the title kinda says it all, now doesn’t it? You can take a peek at the silliness — and O’Brien as, um, Mrs. Vampire Dad — in the trailer below.


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Says the Days of Our Lives star: “If you want to laugh your bloody guts out this Halloween, then you might want to give Vampire Dad a watch! We had so much fun on this one, I still think about it every Halloween.”

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Gwen’s portrayer then helpfully added that the movie is streaming on Amazon Prime and Google Play and available on Amazon TV.

Mind you, O’Brien is far from the only daytime-TV star who’s got a monster smash on her resumé. Everyone from Greg Vaughan (Eric) to Stephen Nichols (Steve), from Kevin Spirtas (Craig) to the late, great Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) has taken a turn serving up chills and thrills. And you can review the whole pumpkin-spiced list of their fright-night features in the below photo gallery.