Thursday, October 31, 2019

1988 The Disney Channel Halloween

7 1/2 hour VHS recording of Halloween cartoons, movies, commercials and idents as aired on The Disney Channel on October 31st, 1988. The first video is a 4 minute intro from a 1992 broadcast of A Disney Halloween, the second video contains the said special that runs for 95 minutes. Then the last video is 6 hours and contains the rest of the specials/movies listed below, with original commercials (WOC). Happy Halloween!

Intro from October 18, 1992 broadcast:

A Disney Halloween (1983):

  1. Buttons and Rusty in Which Witch is Which? (1984)
  2. Witch's Night Out (1978)
  3. A Disney Halloween (1983) repeated
  4. Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
  5. Mr. Boogedy (1986)
  6. The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2018 The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash

The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash is a special that originally aired October 20, 2018 as part of Freeform's new 31 Nights of Halloween programming block. The special was filmed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and features fans, cast members, and celebrities as they commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Disney's 1993 film Hocus Pocus and its long-lasting impact.

Includes interviews with the movie's stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Doug Jones, Amanda Shepherd, Larry Bagby, Jason Marsden and Tobias Jelinek, as well as director Kenny Ortega, writers Mick Garris and David Kirschner, choreographer Peggy Holmes and composer John Debney. Dove Cameron, PrettyMuch and Junior New System perform. Also features a Hocus Pocus costume contest judged by Margaret Cho, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne.

The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash from Gary Tellalian on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1997-1998 Cartoon Sushi - Halloween Special

Cartoon Sushi is a Canadian-American animation showcase program that aired on MTV from 1997 to 1998. Two pilots, eleven episodes and three specials were created and featured many types of animation. The third episode is the Halloween Special and includes the following shorts below, I listed the type of animation featured in parentheses:
  1. The Sandman (stop motion animation) by Paul Berry
  2. Smile (claymation) by Scott Alexander Storm
  3. Stick Figure Theater: Mister Alfred Hitchcock (wiggle animation) by Robin Steele
  4. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (3D animation) by Lorne Lanning
  5. Mad Doctors of Borneo (claymation) by Webster Colcord
  6. Stick Figure Theater: Night of the Living Dead (wiggle animation) by Robin Steele
  7. Season's Greetings (2D animation) by Michael Dougherty

Monday, October 28, 2019

1983-2002 Misty Brew's Creature Feature Show - Halloween In February

Faye Fisher is an actor, writer, and producer known for playing Misty Brew, a horror host that first appeared in 1983 on KBSI TV 23 The Fox Affiliated Station for The Paducah, Ky/Harrisburg, IL/Cape Girardeau, Mo Television Market. Misty continued to host a variety of CREATURE FEATURE movies until 1990. Her new show debuted on April 1st 2014 and can currently be seen on Youtube, The Eerie Late Night Horror Channel, and on ROKU.

In this Halloween special from the host's Youtube channel, Misty looks at the "Halloween" films with some of the classic trailers from each of the films (except for part 6 for some reason, the Rob Zombie remakes and the 2018 film). In between the trailers Misty tells corny jokes in old segments from her 1980's broadcasts of Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).

Follow Misty Brew's social media sites:

Thursday, October 24, 2019

2008 H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel

H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel is the second episode of season one of the German parody series ProSieben Funny Movie. Eight total German language episodes were produced in two seasons (2008 and 2011). This horror movie spoof episode originally aired March 18th, 2008 and contains references and parodies of many well known horror movies including Halloween, Saw, Friday the 13th, Hostel, Evil Dead, The Ring, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Donnie Darko, Dawn of the Dead etc. The episode also features music by Rob Zombie, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Halloween (2007) theme and The Pussycat Dolls song Don't Cha. It is unrated and contains alcohol use, nudity and sexual situations.

A few good jokes and a lot of lame ones. Basically just a quick rehash of familiar horror tropes but at the length of just 70 minutes it's easy to sit through. There are no English subtitles in case you want to watch. Here is the badly translated to English synopsis: Four teenagers on their way to a Halloween party crash their car in the woods. A man with a chainsaw emerges from the darkness who turns out to be a good-natured hostel owner Harry, inviting them to follow him. Combine this scenario with two slutty sluts named Paris and Fikki, a hockey-mask wearing mass murderer who has escaped from jail, an annoying doll in a small red car who demands popcorn, dancing zombies summoned from the book of the dead, and you have "Halloween, on a Friday the 13th and 28 weeks later ..."

Below is a YouTube playlist with parts 2 to 9 but part 1 is missing (blocked due to copyright):

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

1991 Little Dracula - Little D's Halloween

Little Dracula is an animated series that debuted on Fox Kids and revolves around a green-skinned child vampire who aspires to be like his father, Big Dracula, yet also enjoys rock 'n roll and surfing. Little Dracula has a monstrous friend named Werebunny, and his Transylvanian family of strange characters is often threatened by the villainous Garlic Man. Featuring the voices of several veteran comedians and actors including Joe Flaherty as Big Dracula, Jonathan Winters as Igor and Granny, and Fran Ryan as Hannah the Barbarian.

The short-lived cartoon series is based on the British series of children's books of the same name by Martin Waddell & Joseph Wright. Thirteen episodes were produced, but only six were aired; five episodes aired the week of 3 – 6 September, before its timeslot was given to Beetlejuice. Little D's Halloween is the sixth episode that originally aired October 31st, 1991 on Fox Kids. Here is the synopsis: Little Dracula, his family, and his best friend Werebunny, go out for some Halloween fun dressed up as regular people.

In 1999, Fox Family reran the series, including four episodes which had not aired during the original run (another three remained unaired). Some of the books were also republished following this brief revival. A second season (13 more episodes) was co-produced with France and Germany that never aired in the United States. In Europe, Little Dracula (Draculito, mon saigneur) is an animated series in 26 episodes.

Monday, October 21, 2019

2018 Shilling Shockers Halloween Special: Monster Fest

New England based horror host, Penny Dreadful, portrayed by actress, writer, and comedian Danielle Gelehrter, visits the 2018 Monster Fest convention in Chesapeake, VA in this Halloween special episode of Shilling Shockers.

In between interviewing other horror hosts and special guests, Penny Dreadful presents a Mickey Mouse animated short, classic horror movie trailers, vintage commercials, and an old film strip about kids inside a haunted house.

Friday, October 18, 2019

1977 The Child

The Child aka Zombie Child is a 1977 low budget, evil kid horror film with bad acting, crappy dubbing, hokey gore effects and bizarre piano music. But I love that it's set around Halloween, has a spooky jack-o-lantern, a scarecrow that comes to murderous life, eerie foggy cemetery scenes, and crusty old cannibal zombies.

Here is the synopsis: A newly-hired housekeeper (Laurel Barnett) in a remote area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old daughter (Rosalie Cole) is using her supernatural powers to take revenge on the people she holds responsible for her mother's death, with the aid of her flesh-eating zombie 'friends'. Rated R.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1994 Nickelodeon Frightfest

Nickelodeon Frightfest is a compilation of three Halloween themed episodes of Nicktoons that originally aired on "the only network for kids" and then released on this 50 minute VHS on August 23, 1994 by Nick and Sony Wonder. It contains: Rugrats: Candy Bar Creep Show (aired January 5 1992); Doug: Doug's Halloween Adventure (aired October 31 1993); and Ren and Stimpy: Haunted House (aired 21 November 1992); I always thought Ren and Stimpy was and, after watching this, still hilarious but I never got into watching Rugrats or Doug.

Here is the synopsis on the back of the VHS cover: Come on-there's nothing to be afraid of! They're only cartoons. Sure they're a little spooky. Like when Tommy Pickles and his RUGRATS friends set off to investigate mysterious costumed creatures lurking in the yard. Or When DOUG and his friend Skeeter get trapped in an amusement park where not all the monsters are mechanical. And when REN and STIMPY drop in on a haunted mansion-well, you wouldn't let a little chainsaw-wielding ghost worry you, right? Here are your favorite Nicktoons characters in their three most comically creepy episodes ever.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1992 The Vault of Horror - Horror Bites

This video contains most of the Horror Bites segments from BBC2's The Vault of Horror, an all-night Halloween movie marathon that originally aired on October 31st 1992 starting at 11:00pm and lasting until 7:30am in the morning. The movie marathon was introduced and linked by horror host Dr. Walpurgis, played by Guy Henry and created by Kim Newman.

These segments aired in between the movies and featured interviews with horror film directors, writers and special fx-makers including Clive Barker, George Romero, Stephen King, James Herbert, Sean Cunningham, Wes Craven, Tom Savini, Shaun Hutson, Mary Lambert, Alan Jones, Lloyd Kaufman, and Charles Band. The horror movies and segments were shown in this order:

Tales from EC (1950s horror comics segment), Creepshow (1982 film), The Art of Illusion (special effects and make up segment), The Unholy Trinity (Freddy, Jason & Pinhead segment), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961 film), Prime Evil (The Evil Dead segment), Terror on the Page (horror authors segment), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935 film), The Horror of Sex (women's role in horror segment), Dario Argento's Friends (Trauma segment), Death Line (1972 film) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948 film).

The other memorable event of that 1992 evening was the broadcast of the infamous Ghostwatch on BBC1 which I wrote about here back during 2015's Halloween Countdown. For the next three years Dr. Terror's Vault of Horror (1993-1995) was broadcast on Fridays on BBC1 and featured the return of Guy Henry's horror host character, though he was renamed Dr. Terror. The gentleman-demon introduced mostly classic horror movies.

Friday, October 11, 2019

1998 Addams Family Reunion

Addams Family Reunion is a 1998 supernatural children's film based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Directed by Dave Payne, the film was intended to serve both as a reboot of the franchise, and as a pilot for a new proposed television series produced by Saban. The film stars Daryl Hannah and Tim Curry as Morticia and Gomez Addams respectively while Carel Struycken (Lurch) and Christopher Hart's hand (Thing) are the only ones to reprise their roles from the last two movies, The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). Nicole Fugere was later cast again as Wednesday for The New Addams Family, an updated version of the 1960's sitcom that aired on Fox Family from 1998 to 1999, and she appeared in nearly all of the program's 65 episodes.

Payne had intended to give the film a dark, edgy tone, but Saban had interfered with the development, insisting that the story be aimed solely at entertaining children and lack much of the black comedy and anarchic satire of the previous entries in the franchise. Saban, however, wanted Payne to imitate aspects of Paramount Pictures' popular 1991-93 duology, and the 1964 TV series, and rejected any original idea developed by Payne and the film's screenwriters. As a result, the film was poorly received by critics, who panned the film's screenplay, special effects, production design and much of its acting, while singling out Tim Curry's performance for praise, calling Curry the best part of the film. Addams Family Reunion was released straight-to-video. Only released on VHS, the film has never been released on DVD.

SYNOPSIS: Gomez (Tim Curry) and Morticia (Daryl Hannah) discover that grandpa (Kevin McCarthy) and grandma (Estelle Harris) Addams are afflicted with a horrifying illness that is slowly but surely making them (gasp) normal! Seeking a family witch-doctor the entire Addams clan heads off for a gala family reunion. Wednesday (Nicole Fugere) and Pugsley (Jerry Messing) are making new friends.. explode, whilst Fester (Patrick Thomas) and Lurch (Carel Struycken) are searching for their little lost Chihuahua... before it eats everyone else. so join the party as the family that puts the "fun" in dysfunctional unleashes the weirdest, wackiest Addams adventure ever!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

1989 MTV Headbangers Ball and The Rocky Horror Video Show

Two MTV broadcasts with original commercials from October 31, 1989. 2 hours of Headbangers Ball hosted by Alice Cooper followed by a 30 minute presentation of The Rocky Horror VIDEO Show hosted by the writer of the 1973 musical stage show, Richard O'Brien, who presents the best scenes and songs from the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

2003 WB's Outrageous Halloween Outtakes (incomplete)

WB's Outrageous Halloween Outtakes is a TV special that originally aired on the long gone network The WB on October 24, 2003. The incomplete 28 minute video below was found on a VHS tape and is missing the first 15 minutes of the opening. I hope you enjoy watching, and perhaps the entire special will surface someday.

Comedian Anthony Anderson (who back then was in the WB sitcom All About the Andersons and the horror/comedy Scary Movie 3) hosted the originally one-hour special which consisted of bloopers from more than a dozen horror movies, including classics The Fog, Evil Dead 2, The Howling, The Birds, X-Files tv series, remake of Willard with Crispin Glover, Jaws, Alien, Tremors, Wrong Turn and lesser known horror films like Blood Dolls and Delta Delta Die (The Exorcist & Young Frankenstein outtakes are missing). The special also included hidden camera/practical jokes and Halloween home videos.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

1999 Beavis And Butthead - Butt-O-Ween

Beavis and Butt-Head is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on MTV's Liquid Television. After seeing the short, MTV signed Judge to develop the short into a full series. The series originally ran for seven seasons from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997.

The full 54 minute VHS called Butt-O-Ween was originally released on August 10, 1999. The video includes the opening warning, the trailer for the movie Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996), followed by the Feature Presentation, here's the synopsis:

The mischief-making twosome return for some Halloween pranks in seven gruesome episodes: 'Butt-O-Ween Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest'; 'The Pipe of Doom'; 'Killing Time'; 'Leave It to Beavis'; 'Ding-Dong Ditch'; 'Late Night with Butt-Head'; and 'Candy Sale'.

I loved watching the Beavis and Butthead in high school and the Halloween episode is hilarious, "check it out, I'm nachos" + candy and Beavis just doesn't mix. All the other episodes on this collection don't take place on Halloween but are just as fun, even though the music video segments that appeared in the original broadcast's were edited out for legal reasons. I wish MTV would still have them on and get rid of those reality shows.

Here is just the Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest episode:

Monday, October 7, 2019

1997 Halloween Screams

A 1997 Halloween special that aired Live on KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by Rick Dee's and other local tv personalities celebrating Halloween around LA with people in costume. There are segments from Universal Horror Nights, a Halloween party at the Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, a walk through a haunted house attraction presented by Kiss FM and a Stupid Pet Costumes contest where the winner gets a $1000 prize package. You'll also see appearances by celebrities like David Faustino, Drew Carey, Erik Estrada, Kato Kaelin, Jerry Springer, Chuck Woolery and music performances by Meredith Brooks, Salt-N-Pepa and Elvira from Knott's Scary Farm.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

2002 Art Attack - Monsters and other Scary Stuff

Art Attack is a British children's tv series revolving around art, currently hosted by Lloyd Warbey on Disney Junior, and originally airing on CITV hosted by Neil Buchanan from 1990 to 2007.

The original series aired on CITV between 15 June 1990 and 26 May 2007, and was presented by one of its creators, Neil Buchanan, throughout. Buchanan also wrote and produced the series, and came up with a majority of the creative ideas.

In this 2002 VHS video, split into 2 parts, Neil Buchanan presents a special edition of the children's art programme. This time the focus is on making monster models using glue, paper, card and paint. List of segments in each video is presented below.

SEGMENTS in Part 1:
. Mummy Big Art Attack - Series 13, Episode 15 (2000)
. Monster Coming At You - Series 13, Episode 15 & 16 (2000)
. Angry Gargoyle Knocker - Series 11, Episode 14 (1998)
. Garbage Gobbler - Series 9, Episode 4 (1997)

SEGMENTS in Part 2:
. Chinese Dragon Big Art Attack - Series 4, Episode 2 (1992)
. Turn Yourself into an Alien - Series 10, Episode 11 (1998)
. Gremlins - Series 12, Episode 15 & 16 (1999)
. Frankenstein's Monster Big Art Attack - Series 11, Episode 1 (1998)
. Splat Monsters - Series 13, Episode 21 & 22 (2000)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

1980's Freddy Krueger 1-900 Hotline TV Spots and Audio

Kids these days have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and a plethora of other social media platforms to interact with movies. But what did horror fans do in the 80’s and 90’s?

Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise was so popular that a Freddy Krueger Hotline was launched (1-900-860-4-Fred; 1-900-909-Fred), which begged fans to call and take on Freddy in a trivia challenge.

Below are tv spots for and audio of what you heard if you called into the Freddy hotline. No charges watching these videos, so no need to get your parents' permission to listen!

Playlist of 11 TV spot's for Freddy Krueger's 1-900 Hotline from 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1992:

Audio of what you heard if you called the Freddy hotline, 44 minutes:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

1965 Hoppity Hooper - Hallowe'en

Hoppity Hooper is an American animated tv series produced by Jay Ward (creator of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), sponsored by General Mills, and originally broadcast first-run by ABC, and NBC on their Saturday Morning schedule beginning in 1965 and ending 1967. The series was later syndicated to local television stations under the title Uncle Waldo's Cartoon Show. The stories revolved around the three main characters, who live in Foggy Bog, Wisconsin, seeking their fortune together through different jobs or schemes, usually ending in misadventure.

Over the course of three seasons, 52 episodes were produced. Episode 4 of Season 2 takes place on Halloween. On Hallowe'en, Hoppity Hooper, a plucky frog (voiced by Chris Allen) and his friends Waldo P. Wigglesworth, a patent medicine-hawking fox (voiced by Hans Conried) and Fillmore, a bear wearing Civil War clothes (voiced by William Scott) stay at a hotel and stumble on an annual convention of ghosts and other spooky characters, who are about to implement an evil plan. Can our heroes save the world?

More info about the VHS and DVD releases below from Wikipedia: Hoppity Hooper was released in three separate volumes on VHS in the early 1990s. Volume One was released on DVD in the 2000s (the copyrights for each of these three releases were in question at the time of their respective releases). In 2008, Mill Creek Entertainment released episodes 1–6 and episodes 8–11 as part of their "Giant 600 Cartoon Collection". They also re-released these episodes as part of the "Super 300 Cartoon Collection" in 2009. Also in 2008, Mill Creek released the first 6 episodes under their 200 Classic Cartoons: Collectors Edition label.