Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Home Boo-vies.

No, I don't have a cold (if I had it would've been spelled 'Hobe Bovies'). Just a cute pun in the spirit of... uh, spirits.

Trying to find and maintain the Hallowe'en spirit is never a very difficult thing for me (and most of you, I'm sure), but I know it can be daunting for some, especially in the midst of a snowy, cold January when the Big Night is 9 months away and you aren't living in a spook-friendly home such as mine.

When you're needing a shot of Hallowe'en you know you can always come here for a warm cup of Autumn Dark, to discuss and revive the bonfire of Hallowe'en camaraderie.

The thing that always helps is audio-visual input (hence this pub, duh!).

Something Weird Video has been helping us do that for a long, long time.

One of their best compilation DVDs, Monsters Crash The Pajama Party: Spook Show Spectacular, is a real hoot, and seriously needs to be on your DVD shelf.

From that DVD's many, many hours of incredible vintage trailers, movies, photos and music from spook shows and dark rides comes this little snippet of 8mm Hallowe'en home movie action from the early '70s.

I thought it would be kinda fun to present this silent footage with an excerpt from WKBW 1510 AM Buffalo NY's 1973 Hallowe'en Broadcast (which I've discussed before).

It's just a few minutes of the late, great Jim Mclaughlin delivering his charmingly chilling introduction to the night's radio-flavored festivities.

I'll mention it again -- if you wish to hear the entire evening's broadcast from Hallowe'en Night '73, including commercials for local bars, record stores and WKBW itself, please do yourself a massive favor and pick it up here. For free.

Does anyone have any other home movies or video they wouldn't mind sharing? I'll get a better screen, and we can all bring snacks and set 'em up all night long.

Spook on-

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