Among one of my several big bins of stuff-to-sell, I found a lot of stuff related to horror movies:
- A novelization of The Omen
- Promo pin for a King Kong movie or attraction ("Coming June 1986"!). From universal studios, I think.
- The Ape Man, a Bela Lugosi DVD. One of his lesser-known movies, of course
- Dial D for Demons, a Japanese horror VCD that I bought years ago in China Town in Boston
- Multimedia CD single of Iron Maiden's The Wicker Man (inspired by the movie, of course)
- Matchbooks that say "Bates Motel" on the back. I bought these in Hollywood 15 years ago.
- Bride of Chucky mini promo poster and frame
Rather than trying to sell these on eBay or give them to a thrift store where they'd be unappreciated, I decided to send them to my friends who host Terror Transmission. From the website:
Terror Transmission is a free podcast program dedicated to horror cinema, particularly classics of the genre and/or those hidden gems begging for rediscovery. Each episode, your hosts will select a film and view it, while providing listeners with real-time commentary, behind-the-scenes ephemera, and a dash of ribald humor. This creepy cocktail will then be edited down to its best elements and presented to you. Other material related to the world of horror will also be featured when deemed applicable.
I wrapped the items individually and gave them to co-host Matt Paradise when I saw him in Boston a few weekends ago. I gave him the stipulation that he and Jason had to open them during an episode of Terror Transmission. I figured they'd spark some discussion and trivia about the various movies. So if you listen to episode #19, for the movie Black Sunday, you can hear them opening the gifts at the beginning.