Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18 in Goth and Horror History

The Haunting DVD, on Amazon

September 18, 1963 - The Haunting - Movie - Released

September 18, 1964 - The Addams Family - TV Show - Premiered

September 18, 1987 - Hellraiser - Movie - Released

My parents weren't interested in watching The Addams Family when it came out, because it "looked too weird" and "was probably Satanic." (See what I had to grow up with? Sigh).

The Haunting, based on a Shirley Jackson novel, would be remade several times.

Meanwhile, Hellraiser was probably the scariest, grossest movie I had ever seen in the theater at the time. (Yes, I'm that ancient an eldergoth, I saw this in theaters). I was suitably impressed and very intrigued by the female cenobites.


The Addams Family, on Hulu

The Addams Family, on IMDB

The Addams Family Wiki

The Addams Family TV Series, on Wikipedia

The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Fan Site

The Haunting, on IMDB

The Haunting, on Wikipedia

Hellraiser, on IMDB

The Hellbound Web

Hellraiser Movie Script

Hellraiser Trailer, on YouTube

Hellraiser on Wikipedia

The Addams Family Barbie: Gomez and Morticia, on eBay

Hellraiser Headknocker, on eBay

1 comment:

  1. Hehehehe! Aah yes! I remember it well,Hellraiser was a Quantum leap forward in many ways. And much anticipated too as I recall as a bunch of us were avid if not rabid Clive Barker fans.