This Day in Halloween: TV movie "Isn’t It Shocking?" premieres on ABC in 1973. / Illustration by Justin Pakneshan.
Isn’t It Shocking? premieres on ABC in 1973. The comedy mystery TV movie stars Alan Alda as a small town detective investigating a series of murders of older residents, and is one of the first films of director John Badham, who directed episodes of Night Gallery, Constantine, Supernatural and 12 Monkeys as well as the feature films Dracula, Saturday Night Fever, and WarGames.