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Halloween PSA safety film from 1977

Well this seems like a relic now.

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by Anonymousreply 3210/17/2020

Kids today will never understand how good we had it as kids in the 70s and 80s.

by Anonymousreply 110/13/2020

Is this when parents started getting scared about tampered Halloween candy, etc.? For some reason, I thought those fears/urban legends didn't start until much later.

by Anonymousreply 210/13/2020

They were putting razor blades in candy and apples in the 80s. My mom and other parents in my town took kids collected candy to the local hospital and they x-rayed it for free.

by Anonymousreply 310/13/2020

Born in 1977, loved this!

by Anonymousreply 410/13/2020

The candy bars given out these days aren't big enough to fit a razor blade.

by Anonymousreply 510/13/2020

I remember rumors of razor blades in apples going back to the '60s.

by Anonymousreply 610/13/2020

Video will soon be cancelled and account suspended due to the little boy wearing an Indian costume with feathered headband.

by Anonymousreply 710/13/2020

R2 We worried about that stuff back in 1971.

by Anonymousreply 810/13/2020

I was always slightly disappointed when my parents DIDN'T find a razor blade in my candy.

by Anonymousreply 910/13/2020

Why did you want to cut your mouth open?

by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2020

Fun memories

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2020

“Stay in your own neighborhood when trick or treating, those richie rich snobs don’t like poor white trash like you showing up near their homes.”

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2020

“Follow the lead of the little princess!” This video made me Gay!

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2020

There needed to be more stranger danger and stay away from Uncle Chester in this video.

by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2020

This could not be made today as the religious right would have a huge issue with witches costumes.

by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

That's why her mother turns her into a white fairy, r15!

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2020

That "girl" looked like a boy.

by Anonymousreply 1710/13/2020

The mom changed the kid's costume from a witch to a klansman in no time.

by Anonymousreply 1810/13/2020

The princess looked like she was wearing a Klu Kluck Klan robe. OMG!

by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2020

R6, R8, thanks. For some reason, I thought that fear originated in the '80s during the satanic panic.

R3, I thought the razor blades in Halloween candy was mainly an urban legend? Like syringes left in payphone coin returns?

by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2020

R20 there were a few real cases of it happening.

by Anonymousreply 2110/14/2020

Do kids still trick or treat?

by Anonymousreply 2210/14/2020

Not really R22

by Anonymousreply 2310/14/2020

At my house Halloween tricks are my treats!

by Anonymousreply 2410/14/2020

All that business about razor blades in apples and poisoned candy was urban legend/hysteria.

@ 31:50:

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by Anonymousreply 2510/14/2020

The real cases of candy tampering came from the victims' own families, not random strangers.

by Anonymousreply 2610/14/2020

Yes, I remember it was mid—1970s or so when there was a new resurgence of tampered Halloween candy panic, maybe made more so by the separate Tylenol bottles tampering that started going on then.

by Anonymousreply 2710/14/2020

That kid was better off as the little witch instead of the KKK wife.

by Anonymousreply 2810/15/2020

Agreed.

Just put orange reflective tape on the witch costume if you have to.

by Anonymousreply 2910/15/2020

That narrator sounds like Selma Diamond. A 3-pack-a-day voice for sure.

by Anonymousreply 3010/15/2020

Just don't trick-or-treat at Shaye St. John's house.

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by Anonymousreply 3110/17/2020

The Tylenol tampering happened circa 1982, R27.

by Anonymousreply 3210/17/2020
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