I am currently in search of a halloween sound effects cassette from the 80's.
Apparently people have asked about it before on other sites, but have found very little information on it.
I too seek this information.
Let me begin with a little backstory. I am searching for this cassette in the hopes of owning a piece of my
childhood that was very special to me. In my local neighbourhood back in the 90's, there was a flower shop
that would put up a "haunted castle" attraction every year. It was very elaborate for a family display, and boy,
the levels of creativity were high!
Now the most iconic thing to me personally about the display was the soundtrack, a very ominous
and unique soundtrack of rapid paced sounds, and strange samples.
I loved the soundtrack so much, that as a kid, I'd sneak in a small cassette recorder under my jacket
so I could listen to the sounds at home and re-live the experience...unfortunately, that tape bit the dust
ages ago, and I never could find that recording again...until recently.
I came across this cassette known as "Chamber of Horrors"...a widely sold cassette from 1988
that featured the sounds I was looking for, in fact they were the EXACT same sounds...
Except...the versions I had heard in the past did not have the "Happy Halloweeeeeeeen" guy throughout
and there wasn't an instrumental rip off of Michael Jackson's thriller, or the free form Jazz track "Birds of Fire" by
Don Sebesky layered over top of it.
Yes, all of the above is on that cassette...intentionally.
But my inquiry is this...I know there exists a version of this cassette (perhaps under a different name/manufacturer) that's either
the same year, or older, that is just the sound effects, without the voices or music.
According to another user on a different website, their copy of that tape was black with an orange label (pretty stock) and
started at the sound effect at around 2:22 in the video above, which I remember to be true from my experiences hearing it long ago.
So in conclusion, if you guys have ANY information on the cassette, whether it be the name, a copy for sale, or an mp3 download...
PLEASE let me know. I would VERY much appreciate it!
-Thanks in advance!-
*Things I know already (Just to save some searching time)
1.I know that there exists 3 versions of this cassette that are widely known about.
*One copy has a story on one side called "The Haunting" and the other side has the Effects*Music*Voice (Basically the Video Posted)
*Another copy has the Effects*Music*Voice on both sides and took out the story mode completely
*The last version was a remake that came out in 1990- which had the same "Chamber of Horrors" Title, but completely different SFX.
2.One or two of the sound effects were re-used in a cassette called "Horrible Sounds of Halloween"...but as far as I've seen in my
research, it's still not the correct tape. However, multiple versions of that may be in existance as well.
3.The "Chamber of Horrors" cassette was sampled in many Halloween CD's later on in its full entirety, examples being the "Scareware Horror Sound Effects" CD, and a couple others of which I cannot remember at this time.