Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Alfred Hitchcock's Ghost Stories for Young
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music
Excellent for children and adults alike !!!
Christopher C. Courter | Wilmington, NC | 09/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was eight years old (1981) my father took me to a garage sale a few neighborhoods away. I hated garage sales and was sure that we would be sorting through the same old typical junk as usual.
For the most part, I was right. However, my dad was about to find an item that changed my life forever. I can remember him sorting through some old records (most likely he was looking for Cher albums) and he came across one that interested him and then he handed it to me. "What do you think? Could be pretty scary!" he said. At first, I looked at the cover and wondered who that fat guy was. My dad explained that his name was Alfred Hitchcock and that he made scary and suspenseful movies.
Needless to say, after the expense of a mere 50 cents, I was about to enter a whole new world.
I placed the record on my "Winnie the Pooh" turntable and was immediately taken by how strange Alfred's voice sounded. To me, it sounded as if he was trying to speak with 10 marshmallows stuffed in his mouth. Within minutes, he was teaching me how to "attract ghosts." I followed his instructions implicitly and a few stories later I was hiding under my bed! Ahhhhhh.
This record (CD) is amazing. If you are thinking of purchasing it for children, you are making a great decision. If you want it for yourself, you are in for a treat, too. It is often hard to say where inspiration comes from. There have been many events in my life that were silently "life altering." I would point to this single record as the catalyst for my love of scary stories, haunted houses, reading mystery books and, as the years progressed, filmmaking.
I would recommend this record (CD) to anyone. Please, help keep the art of great storytelling alive by exposing your children to recordings of this nature!
* Remember, our children are the ones who will be deciding the quality and fate of OUR entertainment when we are old and gray!
Brings me back to my childhood!
T. Bagby | West Central Illinois | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My mother bought this for me on LP when I was a kid; and guess what...I have listened to that record every halloween since. I am now 31 years old and am so glad it has finally been transferred to compact disc as my record is a little worn out! The stories have excellent narration and are fun and spooky, The sound effects help make the perfect atmosphere, and Alfred Hitchcock's little additions make this recording perfect for both kids and adults! Turn off all of the reality shows on tv, dim the lights, sit down with your family and let your imagination entertain you! You're sure to have an enjoyable spooky time! This is still the best set of ghost stories I have ever heard!!"