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.