Thursday, October 20, 2016

1930-1960 Spook Show Theater Trailers

Between the 1930s-1960s movie theaters would have live shows that featured magicians performing magic tricks, séances, special effects and scary skits. This was at a time when people were unaware of how these seemingly incredible tricks were pulled off and it was a relatively new form of entertainment before the invention of the haunted attraction. Many of these spook shows doubled with horror movies and played at smaller movie theaters during the Halloween season or different parts of the year. This video of trailers were shown in theaters before the horror movie. Some of this stuff is genuinely scary, especially in a dark theater. Eventually these shows would incorporate bloody special effects and sometimes be referred to as Midnight Horror Shows. The shows were daring for their time, but would phase out by the end of the 1960s. This video was put together by Something Weird Video, some of the trailers featured are:

Dr. Rome The Ghostmaster in person
Halloween Convention of Spooks
Black Magic African Doctors
Chamber of Horrors

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