Television is better today in so many ways: we didn't have shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men back in the day - shows with such an amazing attention to detail. Of course, we didn't have AMC or a hundred other cable stations - our options were much more limited...... and yet....
And yet, with just a few channels on the dial, we got an array of movies that blows away today's TV schedule. There were no infomercials or profoundly retarded reality shows clogging up the system. Every night there were gobs of movies to choose from - often stuff that will never even make it to DVD. Stay up late, and there's no telling what double bill you'll end up watching.
For horror hounds like myself, those days are cherished memories. I wish I could click on the boob tube tonight and catch some of these fright night jewels. The beauty of it was that it was a purely serendipitous experience. You watched what was on, not what you carefully researched then rented or downloaded.
Anyway, here's a bunch of horror TV ads which hopefully conveys the wonderful variety of horror offerings local networks provided us way back when. Enjoy.