Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'GHOST CASTLE' - Board Game 1980s

With a title change, new graphics and playing peices. Ghost Castle is basically the same game as the previous Haunted House games I have already featured. I quite like the almost photographic graphics on the castle walls, although I still prefer the more cartoon style of the older games. There is another newer version of 'Ghost Castle' which has been out a few years, will put a picture up when I find one.

Friday, December 24, 2010


I would just like you wish you all a very Merry Xmas from the Cobwebbed Room, hope you all have a wonderful time and have a very happy new year.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Be the envy of your horror film fan freinds with these Hammer Dracula official socks available from Asda here in the UK featuring images from 'Dracula Prince of darkness' and 'Taste the blood of Dracula'. Would be nice to see more of this type of thing including underwear featuring such films has 'Lust for a Vampire', 'The Vampire Lovers', 'The Gorgon', 'The Reptile'...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

'THE BLACK BOX CLUB' has risen from the tomb

For those that read my previous posts on the Black Box Club will know a little about what the club was about, anyway here is the 2 links to those previous posts:

Well its fantastic news that The Black Box Club will be re-launched as a website which will also have it's own live radio show, as well as wonderful unseen and heard Interviews, photos, bits and bobs that I am sure will delight lovers of especially British Horror films from Hammer and Amicus. The website will be launched on January 1st 2011 and I think its going to be a great place to talk, have a laugh and share those monster memories of classic British Horror films and its stars. The site is free to join. Please do sign up with them, I'm sure you won't be disapointed:

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Frankenstein monster shaped jelly candy made in Spain for Candyland of Middlesex, UK. These were around during the 1990's, haven't seen any since, although there are a number of these sort of Jelly sweets around especially during Halloween time. Quite like the cartoon Frankenstein Monsters on the label, not sure what they are supposed to be doing though.

Monday, December 13, 2010

'SPOOKY PUFFS' - Halloween Limited edition 2010

Made me laugh when I saw this in the supermarket around Halloween, the familiar 'Sugar Puffs' cereal getting in on the Halloween spirit by changing the name a little to 'Spooky Puffs' and adding to the normal sugar puffs cereal fruit flavour ghost shapes. I quite like the taste, they both went well together.

Spooky posters

Here is a small selection of posters for various events/occasions. Hope you like them. All of these are from the 1980's. I really love the fun graphics on these especially the 'Monster Sale' one which is very striking. The 'Prices Slashed' poster is from a sale that 'Our Price' record shop had one year. The Dracula one is a Abbey National building society promotion.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DENYS FISHER 'HAUNTED HOUSE' - Another version 1970's

As far as I am aware there have been several versions of this classic Haunted House game from Denys Fisher. At one point it was released as 'Which Witch?' with the same artwork you see on the previous post for the game. Then there is this version we have here, which I think as much better artwork, reminds me of the artwork on the 'Ghost Train' and 'Scream Inn' board games. During the 1980's the Haunted House game became known as 'Ghost Castle' and was re-vamped a little with different graphics on the board and box. The game was then re-released again with the same title but re-vamped again.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Just the images for the time being, just untill I get some text together.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HORROR BAGS PACKETS - Puppet,Game and Clutchers offers

I spotted these on another site [well just the fronts of them] and asked their owner if he wouldn't mind sending me pics of the backs of them too, which as you can see he kindly did. Thanks Darren. Nice to see these packets with offers for the Dracula hand puppet, Serpents and Stairs game and Creepy Clutchers. Still haven't come across the Dracula Puppet or even seen a photo of one, still curious to what they are made of.

See more of Darren's fantastic crisp packets from the 1970's here:

Monday, October 18, 2010


I used to love Curly Wurly's when I was child but to my knowledge I don't remember seeing this promotion for a 'Creepy Wurly Ghost Mobile', I wish I did though. I had seen a photo of the wrapper awhile ago on ebay and was hoping to put a bid in or if I did I was outbid. Anyway here is another [better] photo like the one I saw before and here is the actual Ghost Mobile that you could send away for. This is so much better than what I imagined it to be like, the graphics are fantastic and should imagine it would of looked spookily stunning when made up, especially if it glowed in the dark too. There have been some really nice spooky promotional items from the 60's and 70's and I think this is up there with the best of them.

I'd just like to thank Jason who kindly let me use these images here. Please take a look at his wonderful collection of packaging from around the world. Follow this link:

Friday, September 03, 2010


I am not sure if I remember these or not but the box art on 'Doctor Death's Black Bat Chew' and 'Doctor Death's Midnight Chew' is certainly very nice, make a great display piece. The advertisment was featured in 'Eagle' comic from 1982, this and a wrapper from the Black Bat Chew were both featured on the excellent nostalgic 'Do You remember' forum -


Nice mixture of pages this time. Like the dripping blood cutouts on some of the listings and the 'Dracula's Deadly Secret' Ice-Lolly page. Notice the yellow coffin shaped sticker which came free with 'Whoopee' comic.

Thanks Steve.


Here we have a few more scrapbook pages contibuted by Steve C. Love the way these have been put together, especially the clippings from 'Monster Fun' comic.

Monday, August 16, 2010

More 'SCREAM' comic advertisements

'SCREAM' Comic advertisements

Here is the first 5 advertisements all from the 1980's comic 'Eagle' in which 'Scream' merged with soon after the last issue in 1984. Another 4 ads coming shortly.