Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween: The Black and White Film Classic

Long before the Jasons and Halloween 3s, there were the classic horror films: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Werewolf, The Mummy... And all those were in glorious Black and White.

The characters on this bracelet come from a lesser-known Black and White classic horror film: Dance Hall of the Darned.  Directed by G. Goyle, the film followed the lives of a cast of bats, skeletons, black cats, ghosts, spiders, scarecrows, jack o' lanterns, witches, and a lone owl, all of whom were the last chosen as partners during dancing class. 


After spending too much time in their wooden chairs, feeling like wallflowers, they rose up to create their own dance steps: the Batusi, the Spider Shake, Skeleton Salsa, the Black Cat Bump, the Witchy Watusi, the Jack o' Lantern Jerk, and an Owl-ish version of YMCA.  


They took their dance act on the road, appearing after hours at such venues as The Crypt, Gus' Graveyard, and The Vindow Viper Room.

It became the feel-good B&W Halloween film of all time, thus losing any large following it might built over time.

Bid now and you'll get:

An entire dance troupe of skeletons, skulls, and bones


the Ghostly Trio 


Watch-My-Feet Spider


The Batty Three


Wilhemina Witch and her Famous Hat Dance

Black Cat Carioca


 and more... all in glorious black and white.

Rhumba with the undead, Twist with the Twisted, Dance with the Darned...

Learn their dance steps and more right here...



  1. Your Halloween auction pieces are too cute for words. Hopefully this time I might win!!
    Thanks for the fun and wonderful bracelets.