Thursday, January 26, 2012

Monsterwax Spookshow Trading Cards





Hey, boils & ghouls! Check out these bad-ass trading cards being offered by Monsterwax.

Ghosts! Monsters! And macabre magic! They were all part of the traveling Spook Shows.

During the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, daring magicians opened movie theaters at midnight with the express purpose of "scaring the yell" out of their audience. For a $1 or less, thrill seekers witnessed black magic, gruesome illusions, and the "black out"-- when glowing spirits flew overhead and the crowds ducked in terror. Then the horror flick would begin... assuming the entire audience hadn't already fled the theater in panic!

If you were among the millions who experienced this incredible fright of fancy (and especially if you didn't), then you won't want to miss the sheer horror of Spook Show-- a new series from Monsterwax.

You'll learn the behind-the-scenes history of the "ghost masters" and the ingenious tricks they used to tantalize the imagination and dumbfound crowds from ghost to coast!

So climb aboard a time machine of terror, and go back to an era when monster movies, haunted houses, and mad magicians collided in a giant festival of fear. Get Spook Show this Halloween from Monsterwax.

(Not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from anxiety attacks, or anyone with a history of heart problems.)


Check out the site for all the information. Thanks to my buddy Chris Tillman over at Rocky Mountain Terror/Trick or Terror for the spooky head's up!

3 comments:

  1. Those cards look great! This is really cool to see. I'm just started reading Mark Walkers "Ghostmasters" a few days ago, which documents the history of these events from the 40s-60s. I'll have to get me hands on some of these.

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  2. Those are great... I'm thinking they would make awesome posters to have framed on a wall.

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