Monthly Archives: January 2011

Red Room Riddle…rocks!

For any of you who were fortunate enough to watch Saturday morning cartoons in the 80’s, this one’s for you. I haven’t seen this episode of the ABC Weekend Specials since I was about 10 years old. But I never forgot most of these stories. Like many things in the early 80’s (TV shows, commercials, toys, cartoons) I still have fond memories. This particular episode “Red Room Riddle” was especially cool. Two boys are on a dare to enter a supposedly haunted old house. While exploring the grounds, they meet a boy and his menacing dog. They boy invites them to return at night so they can enter the house. Of course the boys return and enter the spooky house. However, this is where things begin to go wrong for them. One thing leads to another and they eventually have to find their way out of …..wait for it….The Red Room! I always thought this story was told very well, and even watching it now, it totally holds my attention. No wonder it appealed to me….haunted houses, mysteries, kids getting into adventures. Totally brings back memories..not that I’ve been in many real haunted houses…at least I don’t think I have. Anyway, enjoy this little treat. It is a 3 part video on youtube so be sure to watch them all.

Footnote: Billy Jayne is the older dark haired boy you might remember from the 80’s movie “Just One Of The Guys”. And the kid with the hat is Christian Hoff, who won a Tony award for his role in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys! Interesting to see where people’s careers take them.

Undead Nightmare is Awesome

What is cooler than gunslingers in the Wild West? How about gunslingers fighting zombies in the Wild West! The creators of Red Dead Redemption have truly outdone themselves this time with a fantastic new adventure appropriately called Undead Nightmare. And it is just that. The undead have taken over the entire world of Red Dead and your mission is to stop them, save as many survivors you can and find a cure for your family who become infected in the first 10 minutes of the game. It’s anything but easy…I mean the zombies are everywhere! Some of them can run and spit stuff at you. And you don’t have the vast amount of ammo available in the first game making it much harder to kill the horrifying creatures. Speaking of creatures, the ordinary beasts of the wild west are infected as well. So you’ll have to fight off giant bats and other sinister creatures in addition to the zombie hordes. I’ve just started the game so I have a lot of fun to discover! Great job Rockstar Games!