Category Archives: Halloween

The horror, the horror – Remembering Poltergeist’s Heather O’Rourke

They’re here!”

Only 27 days to Halloween!

As Halloween creeps closer, TVTA remembers the American child actress and star of Poltergeist movie trilogy Heather Michelle O’Rourke. O’Rourke (born 27 December, 1975) played the character Carol Anne Freeling, youngest child of the Freeling family who becomes the conduit for terrifying supernatural entities that haunt her family. Sadly O’Rourke died during the making of Poltergeist III of cardiac arrest caused by septic shock due to intestinal stenosis. She died on the first of February 1988 aged 12 years old. Poltergeist III was released posthumously and dedicated to her. As well as her role in the trilogy, O’Rourke appeared in the TV series Happy Days, Fantasy Island, CHiPs and others.

I’d rank the original Poltergeist high in my list of favourite horror films, with O’Rourke’s performance being a standout. Below are Japanese chirashi movie posters for Poltergeist and Poltergeist III.

Poltergeist. 1982.

Poltergeist. 1982. Japanese chirashi. Front.

Poltergeist. 1982. Japanese chirashi. Back.

Poltergeist III. 1988.

Poltergeist III. 1988. Japanese chirashi. Front.

Poltergeist III. 1988. Japanese chirashi. Back.


Did we mention Halloween is one of TVTA’s favourite annual events?   

Look out for more special Halloween posts coming soon! 

The horror, the horror – Phantasm 1 & 2

If this one doesn’t scare you… you’re already dead!”

Only 50 days to Halloween!

As Halloween creeps its way closer TVTA sneaks in two Japanese Chirashi movie posters for the cult classic horror franchise Phantasm. Enjoy!

Phantasm. 1979.

Front image. Phantasm. 1979. Directed by Don Coscarelli.

Rear image. Phantasm. 1979. Directed by Don Coscarelli.

Phantasm II. 1988.

Front image. Phantasm II. 1988. Directed by Don Coscarelli.

Rear image. Phantasm II. 1988. Directed by Don Coscarelli.


Did we mention Halloween is one of TVTA’s favourite annual events?   

Look out for our next special Halloween post! 

The horror, the horror – 100 pages of fresh meat!

Only 111 days to Halloween!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Mad Movies. France. 2017.

Staying with our theme of modern advertising, TVTA is pleased to bring you a bone-tingling and blood-curdling batch of horror adverts for comic books, film and video games.

Did we mention Halloween is one of our favourite annual events?   


Mad Movies. France. 2017.

Zombies in Cinema. Mad Movies. France. 2017.

Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street!. Mad Movies. France. 2017.

Impaler. Wizard. UK. 2008.

Silent Hill Homecoming. . Wizard. UK. 2008.

Ankama graphic novels. Mad Movies. France. 2017.

K Shop horror VOD. Mad Movies. France. 2017.


Our mascot Robologo thanks you for getting into the early spirit of Halloween with us 🙂


+ more horror news!! Look out for a ghoulish and ghastly selection of Japanese chirashi movie posters coming soon to TVTA! 


 

Halloween countdown: 1

Part 5 of 5. The Halloween Party

OK CORRAL is a wild west theme park situated near to Marseille, France. Each year for the two-week autumn school holiday they transform the park into a Halloween theme. It was quite a ball for the editor and family… enjoying the darkest and spookiest celebration of the year in the sunshine of sth France!

 

 


Thanks for counting down with us! See you next year for more Halloween fun!

Halloween countdown: 2

Part 4 of 5. I am the Queen of Halloween

Art and poem by the editor

I had a dream, a wondrous dream, that I was the Queen of Halloween

Oh sweet that dream, oh sweet that dream

When I ruled all of Halloween

Went shopping for Converse, tee-hee-shirts and jeans

Got inked, had some drinks and made friends with an owl

Sang songs with the dolphins and tumbled some crystals –

A-tishoo, a-tishoo, we all fell down

On Hollywood boulevard, Halloween Town

Jump around, jump around, jump up and get down

And the skellygogs danced and the ravens preened

Jump!

And the cats read Mary Shelley out loud to their fleas

Jump!

And the poltergoosts crooned and the moonsters cheered

Jump!

And the glibgoblins giggled and the phantooms agreed

That I was the best, the best they’d seen –

The bestest Queen of Halloween

Oh sweet that dream, oh sweet that dream

When I ruled all of Halloween!


Thanks for reading and jumping along! Look out for countdown number 1 coming soon…