I first heard about this film back in 2013 when it won Best Feature at the Drunken Zombie Film Festival and on that recommendation I knew I had to see this movie and I finally did…
It brought me back to that time period in the late 80s and early 90s when Halloween Specials were top notch with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark showing double features and even your locale newscasters dressed for the occasion. WNUF Halloween Special captured all that and the movie itself was fantastic. I loved the look of it, having that VHS grain drew me in even more. All the commercials and cheesy jokes.
As for special features, the DVD is packed. Starting with a director’s commentary with Chris LaMartina who’s going a million miles a second trying to get all kinds of information out and does a good job explaining how he and his buddies wrote and filmed many of the commercials and had to call in favorers to get specific footage.
If you enjoyed all the commercials, well you’re in luck because you have seven minutes of unused or commercials that were fast forward through in their entirety.
Aging WNUF, here you will see side by side compression of what the original footage and footage that was passed through a VCR three times to give the finished film that grainy look.
Rewinding the Fast Forward, in the film a lot of news footage was fast forwarded over, but you can see those scenes in this seven minute compilation.
Meadowlands Showcase… Two short thirty minute movies with Creepy Tales and The Halloween Takeover.
Rounding out the extras are Bloopers and Outtakes, WNUF Trailer, and Trailer Vault for then up coming DVD and VHS releases.
Overall, I can see WNUF Halloween Special making it into my viewing rotation each year for Halloween. I enjoyed all the extras. And highly recommend this movie.