The Weekend Edition for 10/24/21

Welcome back for another Weekend Edition here on Retro Ramblings. It’s a curated list where I share the retro-themed news, as well as retro and nostalgia-themed articles and posts I’ve come across in the last week. And through the month of October, I’m also sharing fun Halloween stuff I’ve found as well. So pour yourself a hot cup of coffee or tea, settle into a comfy seat, and read through some of the links I’m sharing below.

Retro Related News

Retro & Nostalgia Fun

Halloween Fun

Video of the Week

In Search Of… was a ’70s TV series hosted by Leonard Nimoy that focused on mysteries, the strange, the occult, and other related topics. Due to the nature of the show, it’s great for viewing around this time of year, so I thought I’d share an appropriate episode this week. In this one, Leonard Nimoy takes a look at The Mummy’s Curse. Give it a watch and see what you think.

Retro Halloween Specials You Can Stream on Youtube

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I find myself wanting to watch more and more old Halloween stuff. A great source for that old Halloween stuff is Youtube, which probably comes as no surprise. Through the years I’ve searched out and come across numerous Halloween treasures. I thought it would be good if I shared some of the stuff I’ve found with you so you can enjoy them too this Halloween season. Check them all out below, and if you know of something I’ve missed, drop it in the comments for everyone else to check out.

Once Upon a Midnight Scary with Vincent Price (1979)

Once Upon a Midnight Scary is a 1979 television program that aired as part of a CBS television anthology series. The program, hosted by noted actor Vincent Price, features scenes from three stories, including The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, and The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs.

Dr. Suess’ Halloween is Grinch Night (1979)

Halloween Is Grinch Night is a 1977 children’s animated Halloween television special and is the prequel to the 1966 television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Halloween Features on The Retro Network!

As if you didn’t already know, a couple of years ago I co-founded The Retro Network alongside Jason from Rediscover the ’80s. It wasn’t long before we started reaching out to some of our favorite creators in the retro world to join us, and along the way, we’ve given a home to new creators as well. All of us have combined to put together a very fun and entertaining corner of the online retro world.

One of the leading sources for inspiration among everyone at TRN is Halloween, and over the last couple of years, a lot of great retro and nostalgia-themed Halloween features have come from this fabulous bullpen. Not only do I love to show off the work of everyone involved, but I also think that you would love to experience some of this as well. I mean, if you’re already here at Retro Ramblings then I know you’re into the things we create at TRN. So here now are some links to the best Halloween features we’ve had the privilege to offer to the masses. Find some you think you’d like, click over, and enjoy!

The Top Ten Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Tales