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
Better than people give it credit for.
Lots of fun, with some creepy, unsettling moments, this delightfully dated riff on inane cable TV is chiefly a work of satire. Brain dead cable commercials are wonderfully interspersed between a mock cable news station’s evening of Halloween programming. Watching this in the 2020s, this Indy project is a fantastic time capsule into 80s cable culture: it’s all noise, nonsense and dumb commercials. Seeing the mad fashion is fun, as is the clever reimagining of cable commercials that are enjoyably over the top. There are only a few real scares, and the programme struggles to maintain a coherent narrative whole, but this is a curiously endearing bit of experimental TV that really is hard to resist. A perfect evening’s programming for a bunch of mates who want to get plastered together
Really well done. Loved the way the ads hinted at other horrors (i.e. Shining Trapeze = Shining Trapezohedron). Great fun!
Reminded me of sneaking to watch scary movies on tv as a kid would put this on for my uninitiated in horror friends and family.
on point! even fills my crt monitor