Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1994 Spooky World

In this vhs video released in 1994, you'll be taken on a tour of the original SPOOKY WORLD, a Horror Theme Park described as the "Ultimate Halloween Experience." This is when it was still in it's original location, Berlin Massachusetts. Produced by Tom Savini and narrated by Friday The 13th's Kane "Jason" Hodder, you'll get a 23minute look at the amazing Halloween event that Spooky World used to be. The Haunted Hayride, Haunted Barn (aka Tom Savini's Haunted House), and a performance of the 1962 hit "Monster Mash" by the original artist Bobby "Boris" Pickett. It was real treat for any horror or Halloween fan. Now, It's not that good any more.

I'm from MA and I loved the original Spooky World. I remember my first trip there around the mid 90s. I got to go on the best hayride (to this day) I have ever experienced. The ride would stop to view these little vignettes like Leatherface with a chainsaw attacking a chick in a shower, or Jason jumping out the trunk of a parked car, or a weird scene from Troma's Toxic Avenger movies. Then we walked through the haunted houses which were very well organized.

I also got to see Elvira from a far on stage. I was about 20 feet away in a crowd of people and I smiled at her and she looked at me with a frightened expression on her face and looked away. Somehow that's funny to me, I unintentionally scared the "Mistress of the Dark." Seriously though, I guess that really means I got no chance, no chance in hell, but I had a great time the rest of the night.