WNUF Halloween Special
Directed by Chris LaMartina
In 1987, a TV news team tried to contact spirits in a haunted house. But something went wrong. Three decades later, the recording of this spooky special has finally surfaced and viewers can now see what really went on that fateful night - complete with commercials! Think GRINDHOUSE meets PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and you’ll know what to expect from this hilarious parody of found footage horror. Anyone who watched ‘80s TV is sure to laugh at the scarily accurate fake ads for video rental stores (remember those?), psychic hotlines and Satanic panic books. Watch if you dare...
In 1987, a TV news team tried to contact spirits in a haunted house. But something went wrong..
Cast: Paul Fahrenkopf, Aaron Henkin, Nicolette le Faye
not worth your time
I think if you grew up in the '80s and the VHS revolution than you can appreciate this film more as I was one of those people who would record something like this and fast forward through the commercials I didn't like and watch the ones I did (but that is because commercials were the norm). I think to a modern audience that didn't grow up in that era the uniqueness of this film will be completely lost on them. I loved the concept and the execution as it made me feel like I was watching an old recording as part of my Halloween tradition. The show felt like show I would've watched as did the commercials. A solid film for people who can appreciate the '80s and VHS culture.
YEAH NAH..NOT SCARY..NOT FUNNY..NOT ANYTHING AT ALL..PATHETIC.
Bloody almost impossible to sit through this. As a found footage it sucks as the narrative flow is completely broken up by all the ad cuts and random VHS pauses. Pacing was awful. As a tribute to local TV and 80s content it rocks. It actually looks like a crappy old VHS recording--which is why it hurts to look at. Mixed bag indeed.
WNUF Halloween Special gets a solid five out of five stars. I have watched it four times already, and have not gotten tired of it in any manner, yet. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane. It’s a horror-comedy that just fits its premise. A must-see film for anyone born during the ’70s and ’80s. It is available on Shudder right now, but if you can’t find it there, I highly recommend finding a copy wherever you can. It’s that good. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch WNUF Halloween Special again. (taken from https://zombiesinmyblog.com/wnuf-halloween-special-captures-the-feel-of-80s-local-television/)