Saturday, October 31, 2020

2015-2016 A Totally Bogus Halloween Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Forever Bogus presents A Totally Bogus Halloween Vol. 1, description from the back of the VHS cover:

"Its that time of the year again where we set forth to fill a void with pumpkin spice, cheap decorations, horror movies, and BOGUSNESS... That's right, Magnetic Magic brings the infamous Forever Bogus live stream straight to your own VCR with this special mixtape. Grab a bowl of your favorite Halloween treats, sit back, and enjoy hours of chilling commercials, spook tv specials, and eerie movies. Stay in for the night because the forecast calls for a Totally Bogus Halloween. Stay Bogus!"

This is Forever Bogus' very first Halloween mixtape released on October 2015. It includes three plus hours of Halloween nostalgia from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. It has never been released digitally or on the internet until NOW! Enjoy the spook vibes, if you DARE!!

Forever Bogus presents A Totally Bogus Halloween Vol. 2, VHS description below:

"Forever Bogus & Magnetic Magic Rentals return from the dead to bring you a second helping of Halloween nostalgia. This year they've dug even further into the dark depths of the Bogus Vault to find some of the most obscure, bizarre, and forgotten Halloween goodies. From eerie public access TV specials to spooky home movies and everything in between. Stay in this Halloween because its gonna be a Bogus one!"

This is Forever Bogus' second Halloween mixtape released on October 2016. It includes three plus hours of all new nostalgic Halloween commercials, TV specials, public access TV specials, music videos, shorts, news reels, home movies, and so much more. Also has never been released digitally or on the internet until NOW! Both videos uploaded to forever.bogus.forever archive account. Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 30, 2020

2008 Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street

Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street is an 2008 independent slasher movie written, directed and produced by PJ Starks and Rodney Newton utilizing only resources local to them, shooting the movie in their local community of Owensboro, Kentucky and making use of the local talent to be the victims of their evil creation. Here is the synopsis:

Days before the annual opening of Slaughter on Second Street, Owensboro’s premiere haunted attraction, a tragedy befalls one of their own. Despite pleas from the manager, Buck Masters, the attraction is shut down until the mystery is solved. In his frustration, Buck devises a plan to get the haunt back on its feet and make some extra money while he’s at it.

Despite its horror cliches and sometimes silly dialouge, the film is a lot of fun and I love the Scooby Doo references. A solid horror film that won’t scare most seasoned horror fans, but should bring a few laughs and applause from fans who love a twist on the typical slasher film. Video was uploaded to Rodney Newton's YouTube channel. Rated TV MA for gore and strong language.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

1950s-1990's Retro Channel Surfing Halloween Special

Channel surfing on Halloween, a 31 minute mix of Halloween cartoons, shows, commercials, music videos, wrestling and movie clips spanning from 1950s up to 1990s. Video by Mickey Yarber on Vimeo.

You'll see Elvira, Arsenio Hall, Leatherface VS Freddy Krueger, Monster Cereals, Count Duckula, Michael Jackson, Bob Newhart, Larry, Darryl, & Darryl, Pumpkin Happy Meals, Alice Cooper, Michael Myers, Matt Foley, Great Pumkin, Mad Scientist, Suzanne Somers, Beavis & Butthead, Woolworth and Woolco, Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster, Bela Lugosi, Wolfman, Dracula, Gil Man, Vincent Price, The Fly, 50 Foot Woman, Monster Mash.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1985 How To Halloween Make-Up

Halloween Make-Up is a tutorial VHS video made by The Salt Lake Costume Company in 1985. Terry Allen will teach you how to look like a clown, vampire, cat, witch, werewolf, and create various cuts & scars with makeup. Video uploaded by GothTV.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

2003 Roseanne's House Of Horrors - Nick at Nite Marathon

Roseanne's House Of Horrors was a 4 hour Nick at Nite marathon that aired all of the Halloween episodes from the 1988-1997 tv series/sitcom Roseanne back to back in one night. That's right, all 8 classic spooky Roseanne Halloween episodes are featured in this video with commercials intact exactly as it aired on Nick at Nite on Sunday October 31st 2003 from 10:00PM to 2:00AM.

This Halloween Roseanne will scare your pants off with these 8 episodes titled: "BOO!" (1989); "Trick or Treat" (1990); "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down" (1991); "Halloween IV" (1992); "Halloween V" (1993); "Skeleton in the Closet" (1994); "Halloween: the Final Chapter" (1995); and "Satan, Darling" (1996). Video was uploaded by archiver forever_bogus_forever.

Monday, October 26, 2020

1984 One Halloween Night

One Halloween Night is a 1984 family friendly Halloween special written, directed and edited by Mark Kalbfeld, who also uploaded this video to his Vimeo account. That's all I can figure out about this special. I tried to write this synopsis below because I couldn't find one online.

It's about Jason and his dog Spunky who witness a spaceship land on earth from a far, two aliens emerge who are out to conquer the planet. The boy and his dog track the aliens to a Halloween party and they must figure out who the intruders are to warn the party goers.

What are the odds of me finding two Halloween specials in the same year both starring puppets that I could not find any other info about either online? The first one I posted was 1990's It's Halloween, which is the better one of the two IMO. But this one is also very well made and just as fun to watch.

Friday, October 23, 2020

1991 Kingdom of the Vampire

Kingdom of the Vampire is one of many shot-on-video indie horror movies that director J.R. Bookwalter and Tempe Entertainment made during the 1980s and 1990s. If you intend to take this movie seriously like a John Carpenter flick....forget it! This is a Tempe Production. Tempe Movies are all about Black Humor, Gore, and Memorable Special Make-up effects.

The plot involves Jeff who works the night shift at a video rental store, then comes home to his domineering mother, who has the grisly habit of slaughtering neighborhood children to satisfy her insatiable vampire bloodlust. One day Jeff meets Nina, a girl who falls for Jeff's timid ways for some reason. This draws the ire of Mom and sets them all on a road to an inevitable collision.

The only good part of the film, Mom goes mad on Halloween night and munches on a handful of trick or treaters unlucky enough to call at her door. Fans of extremely low-budget horror fare might want to check it out, but everyone else who doesn't have that particular acquired taste would do better to steer clear of this one. Rated MA not for kids.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

1998 Filmonsters: The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn!

Filmonsters was a line of PG-rated creature features made by Full Moon Pictures that are based on Universal's classic movie monsters. The Charles Band-produced franchise didn't last long as The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn! were the only two films in the series that ever got made despite the graveyard intro showing all the other potential Filmonsters to come.

Both films are aimed at a fairly young audience, so neither of them are all that horrifying and they both feature teenage girl protagonists. They're not bad but they feel like mediocre episodes of "Goosebumps" or "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Each film was released on VHS in October 1998 followed by a Double Feature DVD release in 2003.

FILMONSTERS! - The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn! Trailers:

Frankenstein Reborn! - Thirteen-year-old Anna Frankenstein (Haven Burton) is intrigued by the secret experiments of her eccentric uncle Victor (Jaason Simmons, "Baywatch"), but her curiosity soon turns to total terror when she's confronted by Uncle Victor's latest creation - a hideous-looking monster with the soul of a man, stitched together and reanimated from the bodies of the dead. Also stars Ben Gould from "Saved by the Bell: The New Class".

The Werewolf Reborn! - Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Crane (Ashley Lynn Cafagna, "The Bold and the Beautiful", "Saved by the Bell: The New Class") goes to visit her older cousin Peter (Robin Downes, "Babylon 5") in a remote Eastern European village, and receives an unexpectedly cold welcome from the villagers, who are plagued by a deadly curse - and from her cousin, who hides a deadly secret of his own. Also stars Len Lesser of "Seinfeld".

The Making of Filmonsters! Behind the Screams of The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn!:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

1997 How To This Haunted House

This Haunted House is a shot on video how to tutorial ripped from an old VHS tape by YouTuber Candybar Creepshow. This special tape gives you the insiders guide to make your house a Haunted House, written, produced and hosted by Bud McGinty! A rare and out of print release from 1997 by Macabre Manor Inc. Viewers beware... You're in for SCARE!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

1985 Tall Tales & Legends - The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Tall Tales & Legends is a family friendly anthology tv series of 9 episodes that adapted various American-based folk tales and stories of bravery. It ran from 1985-1987 on Showtime as well as The Disney Channel. Executively Produced by Fred Fuchs and tv/film actress Shelley Duvall who also served as narrator following the success of her first anthology series called Faerie Tale Theatre. The series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. It was followed up by a four-part anthology series, titled Nightmare Classics.

Washington Irving's classic 1820 story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is retold in the first episode of the series that originally aired on September 25, 1985. Ed Begley Jr. stars as Ichabod Crane, a timid schoolteacher who faces a headless horseman one dark Halloween night. Cast also includes Beverly D'Angelo as Katrina Van Tassel, Charles Durning as Uncle Doffue, and Tim Thomerson as Brom Bones.

Several episodes were issued on VHS by CBS/Fox Video in the 1980s. Lyrick Studios made it a nine video VHS series in 1998. Koch Entertainment released the entire series on DVD in 2005, available as 9 separate DVDs or together as a box set. The complete series was rereleased again, this time in a three-DVD set, by E1 Entertainment in 2009. The video below was ripped from the Lyrick VHS release.

Monday, October 19, 2020

1998 VHS of Halloween Cartoons

Almost 2 hours of animated Halloween specials ripped from a old VHS cassette recorded in 1998. Uploaded by GothTV.

Friday, October 16, 2020

1994 Without Warning

Without Warning is an American CBS TV movie directed by Robert Iscove. Much like WNUF Halloween Special, Ghostwatch and The War of the Worlds, this film is presented as if it were an actual live event and featured veteran news anchor Sander Vanocur and reporter Bree Walker as themselves covering a breaking news story of three meteor fragments crashing into the Earth's Northern Hemisphere. The casting of recognizable actors, Jane Kaczmarek, John de Lancie, and Ron Canada as reporters in remote locations, plus a faux interview with noted author Arthur C. Clarke, was expected to alleviate any concerns that the story being shown was actually happening. The broadcast takes place on and premiered on Halloween night, October 31, 1994, with trick or treaters featured in several news reports within. The executive producer was David L. Wolper, who produced a number of mockumentary-style films from the 1960s onward.

To avoid the panic that surrounded Ghostwatch's 1992 airing in the United Kingdom and the War of the Worlds radio drama from 1938, CBS had warnings during the commercial breaks stating that the film was completely fictional. Despite this, CBS received dozens of calls regarding whether the events were actually happening. The area's ABC, Fox, and NBC affiliates were also flooded with complaints, asking them why they were not covering this event at the same time CBS was. In several other markets, including Detroit, Michigan's WJBK, and San Diego, California's KFMB-TV, refused to even air the movie. A DVD was released on July 8, 2003, nearly nine years after the film's initial, and only, showing on CBS. However, it has since been shown outside the United States, such as the UK where it aired on Sci-Fi, minus the commercial break warnings. Below is the broacast with commercials edited out.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

1997 Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America!

Halloween...The Happy Haunting of America is a 1997 documentary where actor/writer Daniel Roebuck and Halloween expert Bob Burns visit haunted houses across America, also features horror celebrities discussing their love for the holiday.

Includes interviews with Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Alice Cooper, Doug Bradley, Angus Scrimm, Sara Karloff and more. You'll also learn the origins of Halloween and trick or treating, the start of Don Post Studios, and the impact of the Universal Classic Monsters.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1988 How To Carve Great Faces For Halloween

VHS SYNOPSIS: Join the legendary Pumpkin Man himself, Gordon "Gordy" Falk, as he shows you everything you need to know how to carve the most spectacular pumpkin faces on your block. It's quick, easy, and fun. Anybody can do it. All you need is a one small knife, a large spoon, and of course a pumpkin. You won't believe how simple it is to turn your pumpkin into the best Jack O'Lantern you've ever seen. Have a Great Pumpkin and Carve Safely.

Gordy handcarved 1,000 different pumpkin faces each October in Wisconsin. What began as a favor to carve pumpkins for friends at Halloween parties, grew into huge displays at various public venues that attracted more than 50,000 spectators. I was very sad to hear that he passed away last year. He was a man with a big heart, he was always ready to make your day with a playful antic sure to cheer you up. All children loved him, he was indeed a Pied Piper. RIP.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

1940's-1950's Halloween Classic TV Shows

Another compilation of Halloween Classics of yesteryear. Featuring Halloween episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971) TV Series called "Trick or Treat", The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966) "Halloween Party" episode! A very RARE segment from The Adventures of Uncle Mistletoe (1948–1952), Vincent Price in the Climax! (1954–1958) episode "Night of the Execution", and Suspense (1949–1954) featuring Bela Lugosi in "A Cask of Amontillado". Gather up the family and get ready for a good old scary, funny Halloween!

Halloween Classic TV Shows Beverly Hillbillies Ozzie from MotuRoais on Vimeo.

Monday, October 12, 2020

2017 Halloween Party of Classic Cartoons and Movie Clips

Halloween Party is a compilation of public domain videos of spooky cartoon shorts and clips from classic B&W movies edited together by Attila Juhasz in 2017. Here is the description of the 1 hour 7 minute video: Original compilations made from public domain videos. You are free to stream from and download and use for personal use, but you may not download and stream elsewhere for commercial use without permission from Attila's Creative Works LLC ( Happy Halloween everyone.

Featuring classic cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, The Headless Horseman, Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Bimbo, Little Audrey and Casper the friendly ghost. Also has music clips featuring classic horror movie actors and characters Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, The Bowery Boys, Lionel Atwill, Tor Johnson, Vampira, Abbott and Costello, Count Orlock, Frankenstein's Monster and The Gill-man. Followed by 2 hour video of classic horror movie trailers called Halloween Trailers Party.

Friday, October 9, 2020

2016 Halloween Spookies

Halloween Spookies is a 2016 anthology of three family friendly tales that will give you the shivers, titled The Babysitter, The Messenger and The Familiars. Hosted by a duo of heinous hags full of Halloween spirit, played by Joni Durian and Haley Jay Madison. Not really a rare film but a Halloween treat for all ages. I love the animated intro and opening song.

Thursday, October 8, 2020


CMFRT_SYSTMS is a sketch comedy series for mature audiences written by and starring comedians LowRes, Jacob A. Miller, Kenney Dorcely, Speed, Jerry Jensen, and Hans Lam Barboza. This series is NOT for kids, it contains strong language, sexual situations and black comedy. If you are offended by any of these do not watch. It should be rated TV-MA for adults only.

There are 2 seasons of the series, The Halloween Special is episode 5 of season 1 and premiered on YouTube last year Oct 31, 2019. It features sketches about movies and characters from Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Dracula, Joker, The Blair Witch Project, Spawn, after school specials, and fake commercials for a costume shop & VHS video store.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

2004 Season of Screams - Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt

Season of Screams is a documentary that traces the story behind Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt, a seasonal Halloween event held at Knott's Berry Farm in which the Buena Park, California theme park is transformed into "160 acres of horror", via a series of roaming monsters, terrifying mazes and scare zones. As of 2010, it was said to be the first, largest and longest-running Halloween event to be held at a theme park.

Originally released on DVD in 2004 and sold at Knott’s Berry Farm during the 32nd annual Knott’s Scary Farm season, Season of Screams reveals how the Halloween Haunt all got started back in 1973 and also highlights the recent 2003-2004 events. The DVD is out of print and used copies now go for upwards of $99 online. Thank’s to the film’s director, David Love, we can now watch the feature-length documentary below or via his YouTube channel.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

1989 UFO Abduction

UFO Abduction is a 1989 found footage sci-fi horror film written, directed, filmed, and produced by Dean Alioto on a budget of $6,500 through IndieSyndicate Productions. The film is designed to appear to be a genuine 1983 home video recording portraying the last known whereabouts of a Connecticut family named the Van Heeses who are terrorized by extraterrestrials during a birthday celebration.

The master copy of UFO Abduction was destroyed in a warehouse fire at the distribution company, preventing the film's wide-release on VHS video in 1989. But Dean Alioto still had the original tapes and 3/4 inch copy of the film which lead to the first official release to DVD and Digital download in 2018. It was re-released in 2020 by AGFA on Blu-ray with a new upscaled transfer of the original 3/4" tape. The release also includes the 2017 director's cut of the film, as well as a commentary track by the director.

The film does not mention Halloween but the opening crawl says it was supposedly shot on October 8, 1983. Dean Alioto and Paul Chitlik remade UFO Abduction in 1998, with a much larger budget ($1.2 million) and professional actors, into Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (aka The McPherson Tape), which takes place on Thanksgiving instead of October. The titles of both films has resulted in a great deal of confusion, both the original and remake are referred to as “The McPherson Tape.”

Here is the synopsis: On a typical fall evening in 1983, a young man was videotaping his niece's 5th birthday party. As the night's strange occurrences took place, he kept his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Monday, October 5, 2020

2018 The Falloween CHUDtober Mixtape Spectacular

It's October, you're running laps around the television dial and what's this? Some kind of station playing all kinds of commercials, cartoons, trailers and more. Maybe you should stick around a while and check it out. VHS Mixtape by YouTuber CRUD Buddies.

Friday, October 2, 2020

1985 Terror on Tape

Terror on Tape is a 1985 compilation of gore/nude scenes from 1960s-1980s horror/exploitation films. The wraparound segments take place on Halloween night where a bookwormish nerd (Mark Fenske), construction worker (Tim Noyes), and female dominatrix (Michelle Bauer) visit an old video store through out the night asking the owner for scary movies to rent. Something to make their skin crawl because they claim they have never been scared before.

The demented video store owner (Cameron Mitchell) obliges and shows them loads of bad gore clips and nude scenes from various horror flicks released by long gone distributor Continental Video, who also put this video together. The reason for this compilation, basically it was Continental's way of plugging their own video line. I liked the cheesy wraparound skits, they are great fun to watch.

Rated MA for Mature Audiences Only, Not for Kids!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

1990 It's Halloween

It's Halloween is a 1990 special with characters created by Grey Seal Puppets, a national touring company that writes and performs puppetry productions in theatres, schools, libraries and on camera since 1976. The opening credits say the special is sponsored by McDonald's and presented by WSOC-TV channel 9, a dual ABC/Telemundo-affiliated TV station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Other than that I can't find any other info about this online. I tried to write this synopsis because I couldn't find one: Timmy, a lonely trick or treater, is laughed at by the big kids because his Halloween costume is not scary. While looking for a scarier costume, Timmy finds a book of spells and incantations that belongs to an old witch, who must stop Timmy before he casts too many spells.

The fun family story is very much like other specials of the time and the puppets are very well made and remind me of 1981's The Crown of Bogg, The Wickedest Witch, & Whoopties Hallowe'en both from 1989 and Eureeka's Castle: Halloween Special from the 1990's. And I like opening sequence complete with vintage Apple computers.