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The actual house used for the Thriller video



by Charles Canovas


It´s that time of the year when young and old can actually have fun with scary stories, parties, dressing up or down pretending we are 9 years old.  Halloween is just about the most liberating holiday there is.  No presents to buy or give, no relatives to invite, no lavish meals to prepare. On this day and night, we get to banish the immemorial fears of humanity of witches, werewolves and things that go bump in the night by enjoying a day of festivity, laughter and above all creativity to dismiss the darkness and ignorance of ages gone past.

To get you in the mood, a bit of music and then a couple of great places to put on your computer or TV screen to make it all come to life.  For more of these channels on YouTube just type in “Halloween ambiance”. There are loads of all different kinds.



Halloween ambiance

Thriller – Michael Jackson 14 min

I Put A Spell on You – Hocus Pocus 3 min

Halloween Ambience 1 hr

Jack O Lantern Ambience 2hrs


Here are the movies and TV specials

House on Haunted Hill – 1 hr 12 min
House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American supernatural horror film directed by William Castle and recently colorized. The film stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart.

Horror Express – 1 hr 27 min
Horror Express is a 1972 cult-favorite science fiction horror film starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Telly Savalas with Alberto de Mendoza and Silvia Tortosa.

Dragonwyck – 1 hr 42 min
Dragonwyck is a 1946 eerie Gothic romance thriller directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz  starring  Gene Tierney, Vincent Price and Walter Huston. Vincent Price and Tierney fans can´t miss this one.

The Horror Hall of Fame with Vincent Price – 1 hr 6 min.
TV Special – The master of all horror films, Vincent Price hosted The Horror Hall of Fame in 1974, a light-hearted and fun-filled look at horror movies through the years. A must-see for aficionados and connoisseurs of the horror movie genre.  The quality of the video is only medium but it definitely is worth watching.

The Bat – 1 hr 18 min
A real treat – The Bat, the famous 1959 black and white American mystery horror film starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead classic beautifully colorized. Don´t miss it.

Moon of the Wolf – 1 hr 14 min
Moon of the Wolf is an American TV horror movie starring David Janssen, Barbara Rush and Bradford Dillman  filmed on location in Louisiana.




Featured image: Thriller house/Abi Skipp, CC BY2.0, cropped and filtered. Spider web/Al Buettner from Pixabay
“Happy Halloween/OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay
Horror Express poster, Fair use via Wikipedia
The Bat poster, Fair use via Wikipedia