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kids TV movie from 70s or 80s, boy visits uncle who sells magic items,

It happens during a special time of year either holoween or Friday the 13th. All the magic items that normally don't work now work and the boy uses a magic 8 ball. At one point the bad guy uses a candle that looks like a hand to paralize the uncle, I only saw this the one time that I can remember
asked Jul 15 in Name That Movie by billd (88 points)

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Once Upon a Midnight Scary (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNnJHHK5Qdc

If anybody is interested how I've found it, here it is:
First I was Googling the themes of the subject and while doing that, I made the useful discovery that the paralyzing hand in the story is called a "Hand of Glory", which is the severed and preserved hand of a hanged murderer.

Then I Googled this
episode|movie|film+"hand of glory"+uncle+billiard|pool|ball

Which lead to this:

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheHouseWithAClockInItsWalls

It's a horror novel series and the first one got a movie adaptation.
answered Jul 16 by lavina (674 points)
selected Jul 21 by billd
Nice one. I dug for about 30 min last night and didn't find it. Was going to do more today, but alas, you found it. Well done Lavina.
Thanks, I was about to give up when I found it.
Thank you,  I thought it was related to "the house with the a clock in its walls"
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