Like most kids who lived in Southern California in the early 80’s, I grew up watching horror TV’s hostess with the mostest Elvira. I loved Elvira and still do. Last year I learned of another such TV horror host that was slightly before my time but every bit as influential. His name was John Zacherle but most people knew him as Zacherley The Cool Ghoul. Continue reading
Is it my imagination or will creepy clowns become the most popular costume this year? After watching last night’s shocking episode of American Horror Story, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a bunch of Twisty the Clowns coming to my door on Halloween night. I really had no idea there were that many people that were so afraid of clowns in the first place. Then I started to think back to the scary clowns I’ve seen in movies and about the real life serial killer clown, John Wayne Gacy. I guess I can understand peoples apprehension towards them. After all, they are supposed to be someone you could trust to entertain your child. Maybe it’s the fact that they can get that close to someone’s heart and imagination that is so frightening. They can make you let down your guard, and when you are completely vulnerable, when you least expect it…BAM! They can turn on you and become your worst nightmare. To add fuel to the fire (literally), watch this prank where a crazy clown scares people with a flamethrower. Personally I’d run from anyone with a flamethrower! Watch the video, then let’s discuss the creepiness of clowns. Continue reading
From all of us at The Ghoulie Guide, we hope your night is filled with magic and pumpkins and all things orange and black! And if you have nothing else to do, enjoy this absolute Halloween gem of a cartoon intro, “The Halloween Tree” based on the story written by Ray Bradbury. Happy Halloween all you little ghoulies!
I used to love this cartoon! Had to see it at least once every year. And the tune is so catchy! “Trick or Treat…Trick or Treat… Trick or Treat for Halloween…”
As a kid, I loved rushing home from school to settle in for the night with a spooky horror film or Halloween TV special. This totally set the mood of the season for me. As the years went on, it seemed the quality of Halloween programming got worse each year…at least on network TV stations anyway. We may not be able to totally rely on the networks to provide us the same quality as the “good ol’ days”, but we can set that programming up for ourselves now. Hundreds of cable channels, Netflix queues, Youtube channels, DVD movies, are just some of the ways we can access great programming. In a future post I’ll be building a queue of my favorite Halloween season movies to help you rediscover. And hey, TV is not totally dead. Check out this website for all of this year’s Halloween Television Programming. Continue reading