Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charlie Boy on Thriller Video, Hosted By Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

These two rascals arrived in the mail today, and for a while it seemed they were going to remain stranded at the USPS processing center in Gulfport, Mississippi forever. Some eccentric packaging on these that reminded me of our fifth grade science class contest to see who could design a device to keep an egg from dropping when dropped off the roof of the school, which was approximately twelve feet high. I discovered two separate cardboard boxes on the stairs, both big enough for a bowling ball in a bag, stuffed with newspaper, each containing a Thriller Video at the bottom. What me and my partner, Adam, did in fifth grade was completely blow off the project until the last day, then decide we'd just put the egg at the bottom of a cardboard box. The kids who spent weeks designing these very elaborate and sciency contraptions were furious when our egg refused to break in trial after trial. Turns out me and Adam were sort of idiot savants when it comes to science. But that's not what I came here to tell you about. I didn't even come here to tell you about these two new Thriller Video tapes I just added to my collection. I don't have any other way to say this. I buried the lead as much as I could, but...

Charlie Boy and Frankenstein on Thriller Video
Charlie Boy and Frankenstein on Thriller Video in Beta, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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  1. Those Hammer House of Horror episodes really hold up, thirty years on. Only drawback is they're so damn short. Nice collection.

  2. My favorite of these was The Silent Scream. Peter Cushing was in it.


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