80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Halloween Special!

Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.
Image courtesy of Claymation Werewolf.

Hey friends, the latest 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode is up for your listening pleasure! So come join Doug, Claymation Werewolf, Phishbon3s, as well as Retroist artist and very special guest to the podcast Christopher Tupa as they discuss two Halloween themed Tales From The Darkside episodes!

This week the 80s Anthologies gang are reviewing “Trick or Treat” and “Halloween Candy” as well as sharing Halloween memories!

“Trick or Treat”
Trick or Treat - Tales From The Darkside
Gideon Hackles (Barnard Hughes) is a miser that finds comfort in the tormenting the people of in his town, especially on Halloween. You see he owns almost everyone and everything but promises that if the children of the town come up to his house on Halloween and search for their parents IOUs and the kids find them…all their debts will be forgiven. Gideon though has made sure to wire up his house with fake creatures of the night and does his very best to send each child screaming from his home. But there is one thing that tricksters should remember on Halloween and that is to be equally giving of their treats…or perhaps the spirits of Halloween will pay a visit for a trick of their own.

“Halloween Candy”
Mr. Killup (Roy Poole) is an aging bitter man who of the many things he despises ranks Halloween at the top of the list. He refuses to participate in the Holiday by giving candy to the trick or treaters that visit his house every year and becomes even angrier when they repay him in kind with a trick, normally by soaping his windows or throwing toilet paper up in the limbs of his trees…to which his son, Michael, has to clean up. Even after his Son provides candy for his Father to hand out to the trick or treaters the old man refuses to give it out. Which is a very bad mistake when a goblin comes to the door and takes offense at being brushed off.

So when you get a moment why not visit the link provided in this post or drop by the McCoy Cast Site or iTunes or even Stitcher and give it a listen? If you like what you hear why not drop us some feedback and let us know if you agree or disagree with our decisions on the merit of each segment?


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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