Sunday, October 31, 2021

2021 Forever BOO!GUS Halloween Special!

Forever BOO!GUS 2021 Halloween Special! is once again opening their vault of spooky Halloween nostalgia. Enjoy an hour of chilling lost media, eerie forgotten commercials, odd public access specials, and a trip down scary lane. Lock your doors and turn off your lights. It's time to get BOO!GUS!!

Forever Bogus are proud archaeologists of forgotten media and pop culture from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. They are on a mission to help people remember the good parts of their childhood and embody those feelings through the power of nostalgia. Online at linktr.ee/foreverbogus



Saturday, October 30, 2021

1980s-1990s Nostalgic Channel Surfing on Halloween

VHS recording of nostalgic channel surfing highlighting Halloween and horror related cartoons, shows, specials, movies, news segments, commercials and promos from the 1980s and 1990s.



Friday, October 29, 2021

1989 Halloween Party

David Skowronski's HALLOWEEN PARTY is a shot-on-video slasher film made by a bunch of actual teenagers in 1989. It originally aired on public access cable in Connecticut and is about a masked killer stalking teenage girls at a Halloween party. It's a wonderful artifact of the time. A new Halloween staple for me, and a perfect double bill with Chris LaMartina's WNUF Halloween Special.

I loved the opening cemetery scene together with the scary music and the old camcorder VHS font credits. The audio is rough at times, the kill scenes are really so bad they're good, the theme from Halloween is heard throughout the film, and the retro 80's hairstyles & clothes are hilarious. Stick around after the credits for Bloopers and a Monster Mash lip synch performance.



Thursday, October 28, 2021

1988-1990 Night Tracks - Halloween Specials

Night Tracks is an American tv series which ran from 1983 to 1992 on Super Station WTBS (later known as TBS Super Station) on late night weekends. TBS has not archived or retained any of the old Night Tracks programming, as a recent inquiry found out they no longer have any Night Tracks product in the company's library.

These videos have been donated to the WTBS Night Tracks Group on Facebook by Andy Jung, or received from other fans, and is the only remaining high quality show material in existence. They were restored from EP mode VHS tape, commercial breaks are included.

Here is a 90 minute segment from SuperStationWTBS Night Tracks from October 22, 1988.

Here is Tape #5 of SuperStationWTBS Night Tracks 6 hour Halloween program from October 29, 1988.

Here is Tape #13 of SuperStationTBS Night Tracks 4 hour portion of the "Halloween Special" program from October 28, 1989. Also included are approximately 2 hours of other, assorted Night Tracks videos for other dates and times.

Here is Tape #19A of SuperStationTBS Night Tracks 3 hour program segment from October 13, 1990.



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

1993 TGIF Halloween Monster Bash Weekend

TGIF is the name of an American prime time television programming block that has aired on ABC at various points since the late 1980s. The name comes from the initials of the popular phrase "Thank God It's Friday"; however, the stars of the lineup touted the initialism meaning "Thank Goodness It's Funny." In its various incarnations, the block mainly featured situation comedies aimed at a family audience, and served as a lead-in to the long-running newsmagazine 20/20.

The block initially premiered on September 22, 1989, marking one of the first attempts by a major network to brand a programming block (a concept that was concurrently becoming popular among cable networks at the time of its inception), with the goal of encouraging young viewers to watch the entire lineup, instead of just a particular show. The "TGIF" block dominated the ratings in the 18–49 demographic for most of the 1990s. However, ratings began declining during the latter half of the decade due partly to Fridays becoming more common for social outings among segments of the block's key demographic as well as the loss and aging quality of many of the lineup's signature shows, culminating in the original incarnation ending after eleven years on September 8, 2000.

ABC revived the "TGIF" brand on September 26, 2003, with its second run lasting only two seasons, ending on September 15, 2005. On May 15, 2018, the network announced that it would revive the block, with the third incarnation, which has launched on October 5, 2018. This newest incarnation of TGIF consisted of a mix of sitcoms and game shows. The incarnation was short-lived, with the block ending for the third time on September 27, 2019.

TGIF Halloween Monster Bash Weekend was hosted by Olsen twins who presented a Halloween-themed night of episodes of Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step By Step and Hanging with Mr. Cooper. The video below was recorded on 10-29-93 (the same date it premiered on ABC) with original commercials.



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