Let's kick part two of our vinyl revival off with a bang! Who doesn't love the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? Well now you can have his adorable face adorn your vinyl record collection! Head over to the official Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary site to pre-order this collectible item. The Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Edition Super Deluxe Vinyl features both Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. & the Ghostbusters rap by Run-DMC! As far as packaging and goodies go, the vinyl album itself is white with both tracks on side A and a smooth side B and also features the famous Ghostbusters logo in the center of the album. The gatefold jacket is puffy to simulate the feel of marshmallow and is also marshmallow scented! The inner packaging features a collage of the the Stay Puft Marshmallow man marching through New York City in photographs from the film. Also included with purchase are two 12" x 12" Stay Puft lenticular images from the film, one 12" x 12" Stay Puft motion lenticular image from the film, a complete set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions on unbound transparencies (with clear packaging), a 6 inch Stay Puft figurine, a certificate of authenticity. All of the items listed above make this package a steal at $58.98, especially for hardcore Ghostbusters fanatics. Head over to the Ghostbusters site by clicking here or the picture below and pre-order your vinyl Stay Puft Super Deluxe set, which ships on or before October 21st.
I just realized in the middle of grabbing that pic that the official Ghostbusters site has another sweet vinyl for sale. The Ghostbusters Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl retails at 16.98 and includes Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. and some different dance mixes of the song as well.
Arguably the most iconic if not the most recognizable horror theme is the "Halloween Theme" composed by The Bowling Green Symphony Orchestra a.k.a. John Carpenter haha. This classic has been released on a vinyl 45 along with "Laurie Knows" as the B side by the Jack-O-Lantern Music Co. Head on over to the Halloween movies store and cough up your hard earned bucks to the tune of $14.99 and this baby will be shipped to your front door! By the way these are hand numbered orange translucent vinyl and are limited to 500 copies.
And finally, we have the Queen of Halloween herself making an appearance in our vinyl revival! Elvira has released two new songs titled 2 Big Pumpkins & 13 Nights of Halloween both of which will be featured on this vinyl record. The songs were written by songwriter Fred Schneider of the B-52s, so expect them to be super kooky and fun! As far as ordering goes, head over to Thirdman Records, which is the company supplying this 7" (45) on pugnacious purple vinyl as they're calling it. The packaging will also feature thermally active paint for a special surprise when warmed! For $8.00 you can own this piece of Halloween memorabilia however I would order sooner rather than later as everyone loves themselves some of Elvira's pumpkins so I expect these to go quick! Check out the packaging below and a video for a demo of the thermally active packaging.
Does anyone else ever find themselves struggling to find enough time to watch all of the Halloween themed movies/television/specials that you plan on watching? Of course there is the prerequisite viewing of Halloween, Trick 'r Treat, and The Great Pumpkin, but what else do you try to squeeze in before the 31st? Well I hate to say it, but here are two more specials to try to squeeze in before November. The first is a special that is the demon spawn of "The Great Christmas Light Fight," from last years Christmas season. "The Great Halloween Fright Fight" will be an ABC special airing on Tuesday, October 28th (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT). The special will feature different households showcasing their efforts to create the best Halloween home haunt displays. There will be a prize of $50,000 given to the "best" Halloween display, although what constitutes the "best" has yet to be announced. I'm curious as to whether or not gore, interactiveness, scariness, or what will be used to judge the displays. Here are some promotional pictures for the special......
The second Halloween special that I wanted to talk about features one of the sexiest Halloween regulars of all time, that's right Elvira! Hulu recently announced that they'd snagged the witty horror hostess to bring her brand of sexually infused, comedic commentary to their site for a mini series entitled: "13 Nights of Elvira". The series will run from October 19th through Halloween and will feature campy classics such as: Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, and premiering on Halloween night is the seminal classic Night of the Living Dead! I can't wait to see what Elvira comes up for some of these commentaries, especially Evil Bong. No word yet on what time each day the movies will pop up on Hulu but it might be to your advantage to use your free trial week somewhere between those days and check it out. You can never have too much Elvira during Halloween right? Click the promo pic below to be taken to Elvira's Movie Macabre on Hulu (they haven't posted an official 13 Nights of Elvira page yet)!