Happy Halloween! Some October Shock Shows and Spook-tacular Ads through the Years

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10-31-58, Toledo

Halloween, or even a few weeks leading up to it, was a special time in Horror Movie History when the theaters would go out of their way to entertain the audience with a Horror Marathon or the “Spook Show”. It was mainly a good night out with some ghoulish fun, shocks, and cool (and, yes, usually cheap) gimmicks back in the days when there were a lot of theaters that would have no problems setting it up – although sometimes having a few on the clean-up, of course. This post is to simply celebrate the classic times and ads that I came across through my research, and I hope you will have some fun looking at them.

For this post, I am focusing on those I have spotted playing in October, to mainly get this post done in time for the night. More posts will follow later on, so stay tuned!

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This “Scream Show” with Garganta was one that had some popularity through the classic years based on the King Kong style of entertainment. This was from 10-12-56, Chicago. The “2 Horrific Pictures” were not named in this ad, ut I hope that they were good ones!

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10-26-56, Toledo – In my early days of researching these ads, I went straight to the place I knew them most, which was the Glass City. this looked like a good show following their regular programming.

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10-29-64, Miami – The “Weird Show” was another performance that was programmed through the years.

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The Shrieks in the Night show was one that was seriously popular through the years.

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This Mansfield, OH ad from 10-10-57 might be one of the safe-to-publish ads, but…

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It’s got Wood! Ed Wood’s Bride of the Monster, that is! Dig that crazy ad!

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This ad from Nashua, New Hampshire is a bonus in this post as it’s from 12-6-57

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Note how more MM is shown here!

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10-5-63, Pittsburgh

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10-18-63, Toledo

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10-25-63, Toledo

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10-30-66. Chicago

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10-28-68, Chicago, including a show that I will be focusing on soon!

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Kittanning, PA – 10-30-70 – Hemisphere’s Blood Show that was a popular programmer for a few year before the company focused on Swingin’ Stewardesses and Young Seducers.

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Spokane 10-30-70

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10-13-72, Kansas CIty with a great Friday the 13’th program!

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10-27-72, Chicago, with Dr. X!!!

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10-3-69, Odessa, TX – Now HERE’S a Horror Happening Ad!!!

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~ by screen13 on October 31, 2015.

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