Been kind of a slow week on After Dark, as I’ve been preoccupied with TOO MANY THINGS to do more than the barest minimum. Don’t worry, though… we’ll kick it back into high gear starting next week. (I still have tons of suggested videos to get to!)
Speaking of videos, I’m working on my next one tomorrow. Not sure if it’ll be a same-day release, but definitely by Thursday. I still have a ton of articles on deck, too. For once, the Halloween season doesn’t look like it will secretly peak in September. (I’m not the only one who’s noticed this, right? Usually feels like everyone’s blown their wad by now. This year, October is shaping up to be THE month, which is kinda nice.)
For tonight, here’s a huge playlist of 1990s horror movie trailers, covering everything from Jacob’s Ladder to Freddy’s Dead to Candyman. Something for everyone!
Think back to your trick-or-treating years, and answer these three questions:
1) What was the best or most extravagant thing you ever received while trick-or-treating?
2) What was the worst or weirdest?
3) What was the “common enough” candy that you always looked forward to most?
Spill it, in the comments.
(Yeah, we do this survey every year. So what?)
Here’s a great assortment of TV commercials from October of 1988:
Looks like they were all pulled from a broadcast airing of Halloween II. (Check out that opening promo! So good!)
Only a few of the ads are Halloweeny, but there’s still some neat stuff in the mix. Enjoy!
Tonight’s suggestion comes from the awesome vhslvy. If you’re in for a long night, it’s just what you need:
Check out Universal Horror, a horror movie documentary with a particular emphasis on the early Universal monster movies. From what I’ve been able to piece together, this premiered as a TV doc back in ’98.
Before you start watching this, make some tea. It just seems like such a “tea” doc.
Happy Friday, guys! If you missed it, I just posted a new video, and I can’t believe I got that one done today. Definitely did not seem likely, but I’m glad to end the week on a good note. (I need to spruce up the post that goes with it, but that can wait until tomorrow.)
Tonight’s video was suggested by Mike M., and I think it’ll be great background noise for what’s essentially a Free-For-All Thread.
It’s a Misfits concert from 1999. Take it away, Mike:
“Not your typical Dino Drac After Dark fare, but I love a good horror-themed concert as we draw closer to 10/31. I took my brother to see Rob Zombie last year at the beginning of October, and it set the tone for the entire month. This is the Misfits from a show in Pittsburgh, just days after Halloween ’99. I was there. Gwar played too. I left with my shirt ripped off and I was covered in fake blood and urine. It was a good time, obviously.”