Monday, October 5, 2015

1996 Frankenstein and Me

Earl Williams (Jamieson Boulanger) is a daydreamer who fantasizes about the classic Universal monster films. Although he is an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue (Louise Fletcher) does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams (Burt Reynolds) is also a daydreamer, who has never been successful in life. Shortly after Halloween, Earl and his friends Kenny (Ryan Gosling in his first feature film role) and Karen (Rebecca Henderson) visit a traveling carnival which is said to have the "real Frankenstein monster." The monster is lost as the carnies leaves town, Earl decides to hide it and try to bring it back to life on a dark stormy night.

A touching family fantasy film with an age-old message: follow your dreams. Lots of great homages to classic Universal monster movies in this film as well with appearances by Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, Brides of Dracula and Night of the Living Dead. Never released to DVD and hard to find or too expensive to buy on VHS.

Youtube Playlist of 7 videos that adds up to the 91 minute movie:

Friday, October 2, 2015

2014 Cinema Insomnia - A Very VHS Halloween

Cinema Insomnia is a nationally syndicated late night television series that has been mesmerizing, mystifying, and tickling slumber parties and obsessed loners all over the planet. A delightful twist on the Classic Creature Feature host format featuring weird movies, strange clips, drive-in snack bar ads, toy commercials, vintage ads, interviews, music videos, parodies, satirical commentary and unique humor presented by horror host Mr. Lobo. Beyond Elvira, after Mystery Science Theater, and unlike any late night show on the planet, Mr. Lobo proves that "They're not bad movies--just misunderstood."

In Cinema Insomnia's 2014 Halloween special called "A Very VHS Halloween", Mr. Lobo along with Ro-Mana watch old vhs tapes containing movie trailers, footage from 2004's and 2005's WonderCon, clips from Elvira's MTV Halloween Special, a short message from Mr. Rogers, comedy bits, Halloween commercials and a music video.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1979 Casper's Halloween Special

Casper goes out on Halloween dressed as a real boy, but only a group of orphans accept him. Casper must prevent a group of mischief-making ghosts from ruining Halloween for the group of trick-or-treating orphans. Together, the new friends try to stop evil Hairy Scary in a musical adventure.

Casper's Halloween Special (aka Casper Saves Halloween and Casper the Friendly Ghost: He Ain't Scary, He's Our Brother) is a Halloween television special that premiered October 30, 1979 on NBC and featured Casper the Friendly Ghost and the same cast as Casper and the Angels, produced by Hanna-Barbera and directed by Carl Urbano.

Turner Home Entertainment released Casper Saves Halloween on VHS on September 5, 1995. On October 1, 2013, Warner Bros. released Casper's Halloween Special on a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) region 1 DVD release via their Warner Archive Collection, available exclusively through Warner's online store and

Friday, October 31, 2014

1985 A VHS recording of Halloween Cartoons

An evening of Halloween entertainment from 1985 with commercials. Taken from an old VHS cassette. Happy Halloween 2014!

Halloween 1985 by scratchbomb

Thursday, October 30, 2014

1980s-1990s Halloween Tales from the Darkside of the Crypt

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE - Trick or Treat (1983):

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE - Halloween Candy (1985):

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE - The Cutty Black Sow (1988):

TALES FROM THE CRYPT - Only Skin Deep (1994):


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