Monday, October 09, 2017

everyday is halloween

let's return to my annual tradition of the scary season by presenting a favorite halloween tradition of mine, watching a batch of spookshow trailers.  these crudely made trailers announced a kind of vaudeville live show of scares, magic and cornball antics that were popular in the mid to late 20th century.  these spookshows were often anchored by a cheapjack, grade z, horror flick.  and as you can see the ads promised more thrills, chills and laughs than the shows delivered.  spookshows were a little before my time.  i don't remember seeing a spookshow or watching a trailer for a performance.  i would've been too chickenshit scared to attend one even if i had.  and yet, these trailers, in spite of their goofy boasts and cheap production values sings the songs of halloween.

so sit down, grab a drink, some popcorn, turn down the light, and discover once again the pure pleasure of grade z halloween schlock.



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