Hey there, Fright Fans! It has been quite some time since we’ve shared with you a new Saturday Frights. Not the podcast of course, I mean the best retro horror related or at least retro themed shorts and TV shows. Which is in fact exactly why we are sharing Your Date is Here, it’s not only an enjoyable short film but does have a retro connection. In this case that is Milton Bradley’s 1965 Mystery Date!
We have Zachary Paul from over at the Bloody Disgusting site, to thank for the heads up on the short film. Your Date is Here is a prime example why short films work so well. Much like why I have always loved the short stories of Stephen King and Richard Matheson. Horror or thrillers, sometimes can be the most enjoyable when it is simplest. Deliver enough story for a setup and then drop the scare.
Although if I am behind totally honest, Your Date is Here isn’t all that scary. Not that is makes it any less enjoyable of course. I found myself with a pretty big grin on my face throughout it’s almost 6 and a 1/2 minute run. The short delivers in spades with atmosphere, moreover a creeping unease that begins to permeate the story.
What of that story? A Mother and her Daughter decide to play a board game one evening. To help pass the time while they wait for the pizza delivery man to arrive. The young girl takes an old game off a shelf called ‘Your Date is Here’. It doesn’t take long however before some odds things occur while playing the game…as well as the Mother noticing disturbing artwork in the game itself.
Filmmakers Zak White as well as Todd Spence took an actual Mystery Date board game and altered it to their needs. Adding in all the creepy touches that makes the short so enjoyable. After watching Your Date is Here, make sure to hop on over to Bloody Disgusting, Zachary has an interview with Zak and Todd.
Now, dim the lights down, lean in closer to your monitor and enjoy Your Date is Here!
Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! I have chosen a story this week for your listening pleasure that hails from my old stomping grounds. Haddonfield. It is a tale that is entitled Thump, Thump. I do so hope that after listening to it you won’t ignore those strange noises in the night.
This week, we have Josh Martin to thank for submitting this particular story. With Thump, Thump you just might find yourself compelled to move throughout your home. In fact before you listen to my latest broadcast you might want to check the windows and doors. Heh, heh, heh.
Like last week’s broadcast from the Vault. Thump, Thump is a little longer than our typical offering. As a matter of fact if you are like myself and find it hard to embrace sleep this might be the very thing you need. To help you stay awake that is!
Furthermore I believe you will be able to find my broadcasts on the iTunes any day now.
Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…
Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror!
This week we have a story submitted by Aubrey Nash of Seattle, Washington. A heartfelt tale of a stepfather and his daughter entitled ‘The Closet’. This is another short story but hopefully the goosebumps it generates will last much longer. Heh, heh.
While I wouldn’t balk at longer stories, you fright fanatics keep sending in concise narratives. Furthermore I wish to apologize about there not being a new radio broadcast last week. Somehow I managed to contract a nasty cold. In spite of Victor’s offers to fill in again, I didn’t wish to subject you listeners to that once more.
Now I ask you to turn off those electric lights. Lean in ever closer to the comfortable glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…
Hello, Dear Listeners! Tell me true, are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Perhaps you believe that Life itself has you in it’s HEADLIGHTS – intent on running you down?
Heh, heh, heh.
Then I believe you should join me down here in the safety of the Retroist Vault. A place where you can rest easy and know that those troubles above can’t reach you. Yet.
It will give me ample time to share with you a short story from my creepy collection of tales, eh? We can pass the time with one such story that I like to call Headlights. A perfect little yarn especially if you are listening to my radio broadcast while driving on a dark and stormy night. Heh.
Now I ask you to turn off those electric lights. Lean in ever closer to the comfortable glow of your personal radio. As I begin my broadcast for the Sinister Tales of Terror…