Thursday, October 21, 2021

1984 Vincent Price' s Halloween Thriller

Vincent Price's Halloween Thriller is a 1984 syndicated Halloween special that features the beloved horror actor playing host to a mix of Halloween music videos, including Halloween playlist staples like "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me," Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters," and Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon." The special also features two performances from illusionist Abb Dixon, who performs a "cremation" and "the table of death."

Watch a VHS recording of the special as it originally aired on October 27, 1984 WOC with original commercials below. Mary McNamara's comment on the video at archive.org describes it as: A time capsule perfect for annual viewing, the fuzzy stolen from television copy only enhances the experience. Family Friendly loop for greeting Trick or Treaters. Oddly enough they couldn't get the rights to show Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video but they showed Jackson's "Billie Jean" video instead.

1 comment:

  1. That was a ton of retro fun. A bit eclectic, but I bet I was there watching it that night, and loving it. Thank you for always making Halloween season a bit more fun.

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