‘Halloween is really a special time, isn’t it?’
Ah, the 1980s. Never was there a more glorious time to be alive, which is probably why so many of us are so damn nostalgic about the era that gave us things like My Pet Monster, gory slasher flicks and colorful, larger than life professional wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior.
If you get all warm and fuzzy just thinking about the greatest decade in the history of American society than you’re going to love this little treat we’ve got in store for you today, which puts you right into the patented iHorror Time Machine and transports you back to 1985; the year that marked the release of Day of the Dead, Re-Animator and Fright Night!
Narrated by a cartoon jack o’lantern (whose name is likely listed on his town’s sex offender registry), this vintage Halloween Safety Video is one of the most downright glorious exports of the entire decade, produced as a way of teaching kids how to have fun on Halloween night, without getting hit by cars, biting into razorblades and knocking on… that door. You know the one.
Running 14-minutes long, the Second Edition of Coronet Films’ safety video exposes the horrors of carving pumpkins, wearing costumes, trick or treating and eating candy from creepy strangers. Though intended to promote safety, the video actually accomplishes the goal of making Halloween seem absolutely horrifying, and all I can say is that I’m glad I was never exposed to it as a kid.
Click the play button below to spend a little time in 1985!