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Kindertrauma Funhouse :: Spellbinder Spectacular!

April 9th, 2010 by unkle lancifer · 25 Comments

UNK SEZ:: Yes, the unstoppable Internet buzz is accurate! Today, the greatest day ever invented, is the day that YOU can win a pre-owned VHS tape of the 1988 smash SPELLBINDER starring AUDRA LINDLEY. Too behind the times to own a VHS player? I feel for you but rest assured this priceless item also makes a great paperweight, conversation piece or secret location to hide money. Did I mention it’s out of print and theoretically banned? Not owning this tape is sort of like condoning book burning if you ask me.

YOU MUST HAVE IT! Even if you don’t know any of the answers to today’s Funhouse, you can still win because our winner will be picked randomly by number. Knowledge shall never prevail over enthusiasm here at Kindertrauma Castle! If you’re so inclined, you could leave a comment simply telling us why YOU MUST WIN or about your most favorite THREE’S COMPANY episode. You may even want to start a scorching interweb debate over who was the better landlord, The Ropers or Mr. Furley. Get commenting, today YOU could be the SPELLBINDER!

HOW TO PLAY:: Below are ten images from ten horror movie posters. The more movie titles you identify, the better you will feel today. If you don’t recognize any of the images talk about THREE’S COMPANY.

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    6 is VAMP. Robert Russler. Rowwwww!

    Others look familiar but Im slow today.

    Fave THREES COMPANT ep: the one where they go camping and Lana tells Furley she’ll pity fuck him if he finds her the berries that are out of season. He finds a store that sells them! This also features a classic bit where Jafck trys to sleep in a hammock and keeps falling out.

    Even though I picked a Furley ep I give all my support to Stanley and Helen. they were hilarious!

  • 2 TaylorNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    6. Vamp?
    7. Day of the Animals
    9. Videodrome
    10. The Hunger

    2, 4 and 5 are VERY familiar.

  • 3 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:18 am

    #2 is so familiar . I just know Im gonna kick myself when you tell me what it is.

    By the way, a little THREES COMPANY folklore I forgot to mention before, if you go on SNOPES you can find out all about the episode where we actually get to see Jacks balls! Apparently somone taped it asnd weatched it and slow-mo and called up NICK AT NITE to complain they could see Jacks dangly bits (after they went through such pains to TAPE and SLOW_MO it! If theyw ere soe asily offended why did they go looking with such maddening intensity?!)

  • 4 senskiNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

    #4 – The Evil

  • 5 TaylorNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Gaahhh, The Evil…of course.  For some reason I was stuck in a loop of thinking “It’s Burial Ground!  No, it’s not Burial Ground.  It’s Burial Ground!  No, it’s not Burial Ground…”
    2 and 5 are going to drive me completely insane.

  • 6 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    You can see a still somewhere of Jack’s, uh, balls (I hate that word) on Find a Death. Shocking!

    One of my favorite scenes on Three’s Company is the one where he dances with the potted plant on his head. John Ritter was and remains one of the greatest comedic talents of all time. I just got through the spin-off Three’s a Crowd and the combo of him and Robert Mandan (Chester on SOAP) is magical.

    I know I recognize #2 too, but my brain is so fried from moving.

    Audra Lindley was in a small part in the Relic. She was wonderful!

  • 7 Walter PaisleyNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

    #2: After Midnight
    #5: Slaughterhouse Rock
    #8: Just a guess, but Pet Sematary 2?
    Boy, I wish I knew what #6 was – it looks great!

  • 8 TaylorNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Now I’m feeling like I know #1 too.  Somehow you’ve managed to find and present exactly enough of some of these to trigger familiarity in my brain without me knowing exactly what I’m looking at.  Well done Unk, you neurological mad scientist!

    Speaking of John Ritter’s comedic skillz, has anyone else seen Noises Off?  I feel like my brother and I are the only ones that sing that movie’s praises.

  • 9 wings1295No Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I don’t know the answers. But I had to comment because the couple of pics you have here of Ms. Lindley are, dare I say it, hot? She never looked more fetching, definitely not as frizzy-haired Mrs. Roper! Wow…

  • 10 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 10:50 am


  • 11 Walter PaisleyNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Oh, and I should weigh in on the 3C debate: I have to go for the Ropers. There’s just more going on there than with Furley. I don’t recall Jack ever having to pretend to be gay with Furley, only the Ropers, but I’m probably misremembering.
    And I like the entirely fictional marriage cliche they created, in which the wife is the sexual aggressor and the husband constantly demurs.

  • 12 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 11:55 am


    Nope, Furley thought Jack was gay too but I do agree with you on the Ropers superiority! The best for me was when Stanley would make a jab and then kind of break the fourth wall and smile into the camera. That is my favorite. Sometimes if I get Aunt John with a good jab I myself turn and smile to the wall and I’m sad to see no studio audience there.
    OK here are some confirmations and hints
    2 After Midnight= That was a hard one WP!
    4 The Evil= the genius that is Senski
    5 Slaughterhouse Rock= WP again!
    6 Vamp= mamma gets it right out the gate!
    7 Day of the Animals= no stopping Taylor
    8 Pet Semetary= unstoppable WP
    9 Videodrome = Taylor!
    10 The Hunger  more T!
    1= French Haddonfield

  • 13 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Is French Haddonfield Halloween 5?

    I loved when Mr. Roper broke the fourth wall. He was hilarious. And I always thought Audra Lindley was pretty attractive. I loved how she had all that grey hair under her wig. She looked good. Anyone remember her on that episode of Love Boat where a bunch of passengers and some of the crew are stranded on an island and John Astin is this hermit that lives there? Audra is dying and chooses to stay there with him. And I also believe Issac ended up kind of running the ship while everyone was lost — I could be wrong about that though. I mean, the bartender becoming a captain is very outlandish but oh-so-Aaron-Spelling!

  • 14 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Amanda, Yes, it is H5 but that’s not the answer…you are sooooo close!

  • 15 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    two more HINTS

    1= Karen Black
    3= Patrick Wymark

  • 16 Walter PaisleyNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Oh gosh. I’m going to guess that #1 is The Blue Man (aka Eternal Evil), even though I know that must be wrong.
    #3: Blood on Satan’s Claw?
    And it was 3 I didn’t know before, not 6 which I certainly recognized immediately!
    As for Three’s Company, which I watched constantly, I can’t remember a single specific episode! They all kind of blend into one another. But I always liked it when they went to the Beagle, because that was how I imagined I would spend my time when I was a grown-up. And now there’s a bar called The Regal Beagle in my city, and I even go there occasionally. So that came true, sort of.

  • 17 nukefaceNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t know number one either but im gonna guess Trick or Treat.  The one with Boner in it.

  • 18 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    #1 is Night Angel, by Halloween 5 director Dominique Othenin-Girad. That VHS cover was a familiar sight from my video store days!

  • 19 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

     JEFF ALLARD! who ya gonna call? Jeff nabs the last one with Night Angel! I actually saw that one in the theater if you can believe it!

    and Walter P got Blood on Satan’s claws (1971)
    we’ll announce the winner a bit later tonight…I have to go see Black Waters on Echo’s pond now….
    favorite ep of 3C…
    The introduction of Nurse Terri where Jack and Larry try to scare her off and jack uses the prank camera with ink in it to humiliate her and then feels all bad and sprays himself with seltzer…
    I also like the one Mamma mentioned with the hammock.

  • 20 PhantomWerewolfNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Is it bad that I knew most of these but didn’t want to guess because I’ll feel bad if I win anything else? Also, I remember that episode of 3C where you could see Ritter’s junk. I never noticed as a kid because I wasn’t looking.

  • 21 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm


    OK I gave all participants a #
    put a piece of paper w/ each number in a bowl
    and had my friend Mattito pick out the winning number
    so this really was the lack of the draw as witnessed by Mattito
    the winner is…..
    Walter Paisley!!!!!
    WP make sure we have your address
    you are the official
    Thanks to all who played and have an excellent weekend!!!!
    Free Audra!

  • 22 Walter PaisleyNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Wow! Awesome, thanks. I have a lot of VHS tapes but not this one, and I’ve never seen it! After reading your write-up I really wanted to, but despaired of ever finding a tape of my own. So I’m most pleased!

  • 23 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Apr 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I loved the episode where Mr. Roper was doing something in his bathroom with the pipes & he eavesdropped on Chrissy in her bathroom discussing a wart removal and he thought she was talking about terminating an unwanted pregnancy. What the what?!?

  • 24 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Apr 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love the Terri Moves In ep too. I remember when I was a kid I had a VHS tape of some of my all time favorite eps and that one was on there. They have that party andLarry streaks through it naked with a bumper sticker on and Mr Roper eats the cake with saw dust in it. LMAO! The ending is strangely touching too when Terri sways “Who else would take me (looking) like this?” and Jack says “I’ll take you”. Very sweet moment for such a silly show.

  • 25 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Mamma yes! I think that one is a two parter too which makes it even more epic! I gotta find a way to do a post about that episode.

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