Friday, February 24, 2017
BARON VON LAUGHO'S HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON! (1979) Screencaps, Trailer and Poster Art
IMDb.com SYNOPSIS: He's lovable. He's zany. He's insane-y. He's Baron Von Laugho, a Halloween loving clown here to bring you three terrifying short tales to celebrate the wonderful night of Samhain in this TV special from 1979. Once thought to be forever lost has been brought back due to an amazing find---a homemade VHS copy from when the special first aired.
This Halloween themed 1979 TV special features clown Baron Von Laugho introducing 3 short films deemed too bizarre and explicit for repeat airings:
The first short That's No Bear starts off slow with long exterior shots of the woods and follows a hunter returning to his trailer with something lurking outside. I loved the synth score and the twist ending:
Short two is a twisted version of a 1950's style black & white sitcom (laugh track included) featuring a pumpkin headed father and his family called The Karvers:
While handing out candy on Halloween a babysitter has a conversation with a servant of God who knocks on the door in The Hallowed Sin the final short:
The beginning of The Video Dating Show was also on the VHS recording along with the special:
To this day the infamous special is one of the greatest mysteries of all time and may have even included actual murder and other heinous crimes. All that remains of the lost special is footage gathered from a VHS taping from when it originally aired with commercials in 1979. Check out the trailer...
...if you like what you see watch the full hour+ recording below: