Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Midnite Spookathon

Anyone remember those 50s/60s late night shows popular way back when?

They took place after the movie house had shown its last feature for the day.  Sometimes drive-ins did the same thing, usually with a past midnight showing or dusk to dawn fun.

These shows featured live acts, much like vaudeville with various themes.  Sometimes the show were in synch with horror shows currently playing.  Often, they would include 'actors' moving amongst the audience, seeking to 'spook' them -s-.

I remember vampires and attempted appearances by recently dead rock stars.  I kid you not.  It must have been the birth of celebrity lookalikes. .

One time, I must have been 8 or so, Dr. Frankenstein's creature got loose, threatening to run amok.  The doctor shot him in the head, with a subsequent 'blood' gush and black out.  Impressive in a grade school kid's way.

The Indiana Theater had these penny dreadful epics often.  It was where I saw many monster epics such as Horror of Dracula.  The nearby parking garage even cooperated and weird music poured over a speaker as one walked out.  

Now the movie house is the Indiana Repertory Theatre.  I've even performed there in the past.  You can decide for yourself if their efforts are worth seeing.  They must be at least as good as the spookathons lol.

As for analogies, I'll leave that to you gentle reader concerning late night monstrous machinations in locked rooms inside the beltway and state capitols.

Trick or treat -s-!

8 comments:

teacher said...

Careful. With a title like that, they'll accuse you of racism -s-.

Dr Spookula said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNGFonL8-w0

unpc said...

Merry Christmas

Mike H said...

I wouldn't be surprised. Is that even a derogatory label now?

teacher said...

If they want it to be.

Mike H said...

As David Codrea says for the liberal/progressive/collectivist, every day is Opposite Day -s-.

Flappy said...

Some gov agents might haunt you.

Mike H said...

That's old hat.