Halloween is most fun when you’re a kid and if you grew up in the 90’s, here are a few things that made it extra Extra fun!
1) “Nightmare” The Board Game
You needed your VCR for this one. This goal of this 1991 board game was to collect 6 keys to escape from The Other Side within 60 minutes. At different intervals the Gate Keeper would come on the screen to taunt, reward or penalize a player. If you didn’t answer with “Yes my Gatekeeper”, you were banished to the Black Hole. Often he would appear out of no where and scare the crap out of you!
Here’s the commercial:
2) C’est L’Halloween
If you were in French Immersion, you FOR SURE learned this song!
3) Home Improvement Halloween Episodes
The show Home Improvement had the best Halloween episodes which elaborate sets and story-lines. This episode “The Haunting of Taylor House” was by far the best. (Go to 19:15 for the best part). To watch the episode, click here.
4) McDonald’s Spooky Toys
Did you have these MacDonald’s Halloween toys? The lids on the buckets had a removable piece that was a cookie cutter. Remember!?
5) YTV’s Halloween Marathons
“Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, “Goosebumps”, “Tales from the Crypt” and “Freaky Stories. All shows that YTV would play back to back on Halloween. Creepy!!
Here’s the episode of “Freaky Stories” I always remember, “The Beehive”. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine….
6) Dr Dreadful Food Lab
Why go out for candy when you can make your own!!
7) The Simpson’s “Treehouse of Horrors” Specials
For years, The Simpsons dominated Halloween with their annual special. You’ve seen the episodes, but have you seen the deleted scenes? Check them out!
8) TGIF Halloween Specials
It doesn’t matter what era of TGIF you liked the most, every show had a Halloween special every year, ranging from Boy Meets World and Family Matters to Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Clueless. Here are a few clips that might jog your memory: