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GRAMPA’S SILLY SCARIES (Amvest / Kid Pics, 1986)

Kicking off October’s month long scare-a-thon, here’s a tape that’s been in my collection since I was a kid. In the late 1980’s, Al Lewis of “The Munsters” reprised the show’s Grandpa character (spelled “Grampa” for legal reasons) to shoot exclusive introductions (blue-screened in front of the cheesiest backgrounds you’ll ever see) for Amvest’s releases of public domain horror films. Along with those tapes, he hosted two compilations of public domain cartoons involving ghosts, monsters, and the like. I used to watch this one all the time, and now that I’ve started watching these old tapes again, I look forward to reinstating it as a Halloween holiday tradition. (You’ll notice that I bought a second copy, for backup purposes.)

If you yourself want to see it, “Rare Halloween Videos” has it here on their webpage. As you’ll see, they also have the second tape, which we’ll mention tomorrow. (I’ll also discuss the DVD releases later in the week, among other things.)

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Elvira’s House of Mystery - Issues 5 through 11 - Yes, I know they’re out of order.

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Elvira’s House of Mystery (DC Comics) - Published from 1986-87 Elvira’s House of Mystery ran for 11 issues and one special.

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Banana Ghosts & Tangerine Pumpkins!  If the plain banana ghosts are too healthy for your tastes, you can always dip them in white chocolate.

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Meg Murderrher as Bride of Franken Berry! Part of your nutritious breakfast.

Meg Murderrher as Bride of Franken Berry! Part of your nutritious breakfast.

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