Boo! Having Halloween fun in South Tyneside

Jack Parkinson is the terrifying demon in this Westovians' theatre production staged in 1976.
Jack Parkinson is the terrifying demon in this Westovians' theatre production staged in 1976.

With Halloween almost upon us, we thought we’d get into the spooky spirit.

So we’ve unearthed a selection of suitably scary photos, along with a picture, taken in a local video shop that has horror and creepy creatures at its heart.

South Tyneside College students put on a Halloween show in 1993.

South Tyneside College students put on a Halloween show in 1993.

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For behind the lads, photographed in Spotlight Video in 1991, can be seen posters advertising two frightfully timely videos, Exorcist III and Gremlins 2.

The Exorcist caused controversy when it was first screened in 1973, with clergy standing outside some cinemas to offer spiritual guidance and comfort.

Did that happen on South Tyneside? Did you see the film?

Can you put names to the two lads at Spotlight Video? What is the scariest film you have ever seen?

Can you put names to the two lads at Spotlight Video? What is the scariest film you have ever seen?

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Can you name the two lads pictured?

Staff and residents at Cheviot Court, South Shields, enjoying their Halloween party, held a few years ago.

Staff and residents at Cheviot Court, South Shields, enjoying their Halloween party, held a few years ago.