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    An elusive and highly sought-after effects cassette. (At least, as far as I know)
    Hello there!

    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.

    Why?...who knows...

    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!-
    Nostalgiakid125



    *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.

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    There is a tape that has Chamber Of Horrors on one side and The Haunting on the other side. That is all I know of. You can find copies of it on eBay now and then.

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    yes, I've seen that one. That's the one I linked in the above post.
    But that tape was a re-release of a previous tape that had JUST the sound effects. Not the annoying voice/music.
    This is the one I seek lol.

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    I think I have a copy of that tape......finding it, well that would be the real trick.
    You Say Wicked....Like It's A Bad Thing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloweiner View Post
    Try the links here, and see if one of them are it:

    http://www.halloweenforum.com/hallow...tml#post666056
    Now there's something interesting. I looked at that very post a day or so ago...before you even posted it, and found out something amazing. Some of the sounds from the cassette I'm looking for, are in isolated forms on BOTH of those linked hallmark tapes. For instance, the Witch laugh from the Hallmark 1989 tape on the track known as "Dings and Witches" has the unfiltered witch laugh which was used in the tape I'm looking for. And the funeral march in "The Cemetery" was sampled in the same cassette as well. It seems as though whatever source material stemmed the sound effects for the "Hallmark Tapes" also stemmed the effects for the Cassette I'm trying to find. The story gets deeper and stranger as I continue this search.

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    An elusive and highly sought-after effects cassette. (At least, as far as I know)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin5 View Post
    I think I have a copy of that tape......finding it, well that would be the real trick.
    Well, that would be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING if you did! PLEASE let me know if you find it, I would even pay you for it!

    UPDATE:

    I just found another lead on the matter, hopefully I can contact the guy who put up this video...
    The same tape I'm looking for was used in the background of this!



    Now I KNOW it existed

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    An elusive and highly sought-after effects cassette. (At least, as far as I know)
    Found it! This is the tape I have, but it does have the "Thriller" bit on it if memory serves. If you want it, it's yours, just PM your address to me. I found it in a drawer and it's been YEARS since I used it. The label looks different, but the thing is ancient. It's been a long time since I used a "boom box" on Halloween night. Here is what my cassette looks like.


    You Say Wicked....Like It's A Bad Thing.....

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    Wow! Thanks man! I really appreciate you finding that...I hate to say (and it really does pain me to say this, because I REALLY am thankful you searched for it) that the cassette you found is the same version as in post 1 that I already have. I'm currently looking for what I believe is now a tape that came perhaps long before the one you own. If you read the post wall, I managed to find someone who has the tape (or at least had it at one point) but I've been unable to contact him. It really does exist, and alternate sources have told me the cassette is unfortunately a black cassette with an orange label. (Which REALLY narrows it down eh?) But again I do thank you very much for looking and taking interest, unfortunately though, it is the same as the version I already have/have heard.

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