'Supernatural' Halloween Preview: Dean Faces His 'Childhood Nightmare Hero'
A Nightmare on Elm Street. Friday the 13th. In its November 1 episode, "Mint Condition," Supernatural harks back to the bloodfests of the ’80s.
While Sam (Padalecki) has zero interest in Halloween, his brother, Dean (Ackles), worships the spooky holiday — especially as seen onscreen. "Dean is a big fan of an old [fictional] slasher flick called All Saints’ Day," says Ackles. "This Halloween, he’ll get a chance to face one of his childhood nightmare heroes."
The villain in question is "The Hatchet Man" — or, in this case, a possessed, life-size version of the baddie — who has an ax to grind with a klepto clerk at a collectibles shop.
As the killer toy declares: "It’s time to slice and dice!"
Supernatural, "Mint Condition," Thursday, November 1, 8/7c, The CW