Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Video Vault of Mora Tau 10/5/14!

I really love digging up old horror movie promos - let's see if I can find some good ones...oh yeah, how about one from each of the major TV networks from my childhood?


The American Broadcasting System brings us the premiere of a horror flick from a few years previously...

The Columbia Broadcasting System gives us a late night flick from just a couple of years before...


And the National Broadcasting Company brings the premiere of one of my favorite horror movies of all time - yes, this one has been featured here before - but it's really cool - and I was right there glued to the screen watching this that night...

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. These are fantastic, Craig. Sadly we didn't get this kinda thing over here (I guess the local stations didn't have the budgets, we just got a VO and an image, usually) but it's a great way to get an audience hyped. I miss the days of 'event tv', when everyone only had a few channels and we'd all be discussing the film the next day in the school yard!

    1. That is exactly the reason I love to feature these promo clips - it just isn't a part of our world anymore - and truth to tell - even edited for television and mashed into a square image - I kind of miss it.

    2. Absolutely, it's why I still love the feel of sitting down to a videotape, even knowing it's pan-and-scanned and probably not going to look very good. Nostalgia really does play a huge part in our lives!

    3. It does - and I do love sliding a VHS into my combo Blu-Ray/VHS player - which always gets a great reaction when I speak of it - "You mean DVD/VHS?" But you know what I'm most nostalgic for now? The shared experience of movies airing on broadcast television, especially the local "Chiller Theater" movie shows where the experience was being shared (unknowingly, admittedly) by several thousand people in a relatively small circle around the broadcast tower.