So back in 1998, they were celebrating the 20th anniversary of John Carpenter's Halloween and decided to release something special for the fans who wanted to celebrate the occasion. Any lucky fan who happened to wander into a Suncoast video store could have stumbled upon this limited edition 20th Anniversary Commemorative Halloween VHS snow globe set. Man... Suncoast video stores were a real godsend to horror movie fanatics like myself back in the day. Their horror sections were always filled with movies that no other stores carried, and they also had a knack for selling some great monster toys too.
Anyway, I was sold the instant I laid my eyes on the little blood splat on the packaging which read "'Snows' Glitter Blood". Glitter Blood! If we were talking about one of the Twilight flicks, it would sound incredibly lame, but since we're talking about a snow globe that celebrates Michael Myers, glitter blood sounds pretty damn awesome.
Now getting the widescreen edition of Halloween on VHS at the time was a nice treat, but I already had a copy of the movie, so there's no denying that the real selling point here was getting the beautifully bloody snow globe.
Yeah, I feel pretty comfortable saying that this is probably my all-time favorite movie tie-in novelty item. The snow globe features a reenactment of the scene from Halloween in which Michael Myers is trying to kill Laurie Strode near the couch. I don't even know why they refer to it as a snow globe. They should just call it a blood globe in this case.
It's really insane when you think about it. Halloween is an absolute classic horror movie that knows how to scare, but it does so with pure atmosphere and hardly any blood whatsoever. So, seeing Michael Myers attacking Laurie Strode with a virtual hurricane of blood flying everywhere, is a lot like watching a long lost scene that John Carpenter left on the cutting room floor.
Hit the jump to see the commemorative Halloween snow globe in action:
How can you not love a novelty glitter blood globe like that? This is something that deserves to be on everybody's desk no matter what time of the year it is. Feeling stressed? Shake your glitter blood globe. Boss pissing you off? Shake your glitter blood globe. Need advice on what to do but don't have a Magic 8 Ball handy? Shake your glitter blood globe.
Before I go, I should also note that there were a few limited edition Snow Globe sets produced for "Fargo" as well, including the infamous wood chipper scene. That's the one I have, but it's buried somewhere in storage at the moment, so you'll just have to settle for this photo of it:
Cybernetic on 10/08/2012 5:56 pm
Feeling stressed? Shake your glitter blood globe. Boss pissing you off? BEAT HIM TIL HE MELTS
dextire on 10/08/2012 10:03 pm
Haha, that's awesome! I had no clue such a thing ever existed. Learn something new from this site everyday.
Terrible-D on 10/08/2012 11:06 pm
I remember seeing that on the shelves of suncoast. Ah, suncoast. I miss having one in town. Such a great selection, even if a bit overpriced.
Genrewriter on 10/09/2012 3:36 am
Very cool. I kind of miss Suncoast too, though I agree about the prices and their nasty habit of following customers around, essentially suspecting everyone of being a potential shoplifter was more than a little off-putting.
Kenji on 10/09/2012 3:59 am
Isn't this potential fodder for the "Yeah, that exists!" segment as well?
Because I think we all need a video of you gleefully shaking a glitter blood globe so we can make a reaction gif out of it.
Joe (Guest) on 10/09/2012 10:59 am
I had that snow globe.
Sadly, the water started to leak out. I took the two figures and made Hero Clix out of them.
Ex Leper on 10/09/2012 11:11 am
Ten Halloween snow globes left available here
sewnupsmile on 10/09/2012 12:58 pm
Cool globes, both of em'...I deff dig the Halloween one, but then again Fargo was just..well if your on this site you know.
ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/09/2012 5:43 pm
That's the greatest thing I've ever seen!!!
I want a Dracula: Dead and Loving it version
-RoG- on 10/11/2012 11:09 pm
There was a second Fargo snow globe set too, and it featured the flipped over car and shooting victims. It was cool, but not nearly as iconic as the infamous wood chipper scene.
Diknam on 11/01/2012 2:37 pm
Halloween was canceled from me this year ..damn Sandy bitch but i hope everyone else enjoyed themselves
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