Another run to the CHKD Thrift Store, but not all that much goin’ on. I did get this Twin Peaks set. I loved Twin Peaks. It’s a great example of the Kuleshov Effect. The first time you watch it, you think Leland Palmer is crazy with grief. When you watch it again, knowing what you know, well, that changes everything.
In other news, they’re also putting out the Halloween stuff, so yay! All together, $13. Okay it was 12 something, but they have an option where you can round up to the next dollar. For the childrens.
Hey you! Don’t watch that! Watch this! This is the heavy heavy monster sound! The nuttiest sound around! So if you’ve come in off the street, and you’re beginning to feel the heat, well listen, buster, you better start to move your feet to the rockinest, rock-steady beat of Madness! One Step Beyond…
No, no, no, not that “One Step Beyond,” this One Step Beyond.
I mentioned this series recently in the 9 Neglected Network Horror Shows post. What I did not mention is that I found these over at the Hope House Thrift Shop. Hope House is a local agency that “provides services to adults with developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes or apartments — regardless of how complex their disabilities may be.” I know some of those folks, so I’m a big fan and support the organization when I can.
Anyway, I’ve seen this Vol. 1-15 collection online for upwards of $50. I’ve also seen 6-disc boxes with 70 episodes for maybe $15. I picked these up for $10 total. Now I’ve got no excuse for not seeing it.
Also, several folks told me that yesterday’s post was not their favorite. But, that’s kinda where my head was at since I weren’t feelin’ great. Much better today, naturally, since I’m just doing a thrift store post. It’s true, though, that I do live for irony, so there’s that.
Also also, I listened over and over, and I’m convinced the song starts with “Hey you! Don’t touch that! Watch this!” But the lyrics I see online all say “Don’t watch that!” Go listen to One Step Beyond for yourself and let me know.
This was quite the find. Pretty much everyone knows what The Twilight Zone is. A good many folks are also familiar with Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But from 1960-1962, right in the thick of it with those two greats, there was another show along the same lines that was every bit as good. That show was Thriller hosted by Boris Karloff.
It didn’t last long despite boasting some of the same folks who wrote for Hitchcock and Serling, including Charles Beaumont and Robert Bloch as well as directors like Ted Post and Ida Lupino. So when I found The Complete Series at the CHKD Thrift Store, I didn’t have to be convinced to shell out the whoppin’ $6 asking price.