Saturday, October 31, 2009
Episode part 1:
Episode part 2:
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tender Lumplings video shown during the 1995 Farewell tour:
Monday, October 19, 2009
View the full episode here on YouTube.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The Vigil, from Snoopy: The Musical (1988):
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I first visited an attraction called Hauntings in June 1991, during a summer trip to Tennessee. The show takes place in a small room, dimly lit, with seating for not much more than 20 people. Throughout the show, objects seem to move by themselves (candle moving across mantle, spirit writing on slate board), noises are heard throughout the room (chains rattling, wolf howling), and an eerie voice narrates. At the end of the show, a figure appears in the flashing of a strobe light, thrusting a chainsaw menacingly at the audience.
In 2007, I visited the attraction again. It has actually changed very little since 1991, although (unfortunately) the madman with the chainsaw has been removed from the show. Instead, there was something that occurred where a large head was moving toward the audience. I can't remember what that was about, but it managed to catch me off guard. Anyway, the video I posted contains narration from the beginning of the show. Most of it is pretty laughable, including a direct quotation of Rod Serling's opening spiel from The Twilight Zone, and annoying music ripped off from the Halloween theme.
Even though it is pretty cheezy, I enjoy the quaintness of the attraction, and I'm glad it's still around. The area seems destined to be taken over by larger Ripley's attractions. Current Ripley's attractions in Gatlinburg:
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Donald Duck and the Gorilla
The Skeleton Dance
Donald's Lucky Day
Pluto's Judgement Day
Here is a website that reviews Scary Tales, describing aspects of each part of the video, including the promotional segment at the end of the main program.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
"Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"The Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett
"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
"Evil Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
"You Better Run" by Pat Benatar
"That Old Black Magic" by Spike Jones
"Dreamtime" by Daryl Hall
"Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics
Friday, September 11, 2009
First broadcast on CBS, October 30, 1985. Garfield fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to cross a river on a boat, Garfield and Odie end up at a spooky house. The old man living there tells them that they picked the wrong night to visit, for pirates had buried their treasure beneath the mansion's floor long ago and had vowed to return for it 100 years later.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
THE HAUNTED COFFIN
The Mummy Ra-Antef Archaeologist # 1 Archaeologist # 2 Slave Owner Slaves Victims Egyptian Ghosts Background People Music Director(Sound Effects) Announcer
(Before play begins, play "mummy"music.)
Scene One: Slaves are sitting around a pool, looking into it.
SLAVE OWNER (enter at left): Get to work!
The background people spread out and eventually go backstage. The slaves start pulling the coffin out of the pool. They pull it out and sit it upright. The two archaeologists enter and inspect the coffin and try to get it open. They leave the stage at left and come back on at left with a crowbar in their hands.
ARCH 1: You and you, get over here! Help us open the sarcophagus.
Two of the slaves take the crowbar and start to pry the coffin open. The door swings open, and the air fills with the vile stench of rotting flesh.
ARCH 2: UHHH! Get the Lysol!
ARCH 1: Did YOU bring it?ARCH 2: I thought you were going to bring it!ARCH 1: Let's go!
The two archaeologists close the coffin slightly. Then they leave. All of the slaves and other people gather around the rotting coffin. One of the slaves opens the coffin and takes out a scroll. He wipes the dust off and reads it.
SLAVE: 'All souls empty of life
Wrapped in cloth and hid in a tomb,
Come to life when I command
To walk the lands at every moon.'
The mummy slowly opens his eyes. The other people run backstage. The slave pays no attention because he is trying to figure out the eerie rhyme of the scroll. The mummy unfolds his hands from his chest and goes up and strangles the slave.
(Close curtain. Eerie organ music, fade out.)
Scene Two: The next evening
ANNOUNCER: The next evening...
One of the archaeologists comes to the temple. He finds the scroll. He becomes interested in the Scroll of Life. He starts reading it to himself. The mummy, once again, opens his eyes. The other archaeologist comes just in time to see the mummy strangling the other archaeologist. He pushes the mummy aside. The mummy slowly limps off the stage, unharmed. After the archaeologist helps the other one up, they both find the Scroll of Death. After they find a warning on the wall behind the pool, they both exit the stage also.
(Close curtain. Dramatic theme.)
The mummy sees a boat. He turns toward the camera and growls. He gets on the boat. Other Egyptian ghosts join him on the deck.
ANNOUNCER: Meanwhile, back at the temple...
The two archaeologists decide to read the Scroll of Death to kill the mummy. Just as they start to read the scroll, the Egyptian ghosts come and stop them. The ghosts disappear with the Scroll of Death. Then the mummy comes to the temple and kills the people who have betrayed his god. After that he goes for the archaeologists. Right before he gets them, an ancient Greek warrior steps out. Thunder crashes through the temple. The mummy and the warrior start to fight. One of the archaeologists tears up the Scroll of Life. (Dramatic theme.) The warrior staggers off stage and the mummy returns to his coffin and the door shuts.