I had a friend in college who would throw a Halloween party every year just so he could pull out his prized possession: a VHS recording of Screamin Jay Hawkins performing "I Put A Spell On You." We didn't know the date of the recording, but the camp weirdness seemed to place it in the mid-'70s. It was spooky, but it's rarefied existence made it practically terrifying.
This was back when cultural objects were described as "hard to find."
I recently checked YouTube to see if it was there, and quelle horreur!, there it is, with 1.8 million views.
Much like Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon," those videos still have the texture of "old" — grainy waves of VHS scarring, which make them even more frightening.
We made it all the way through this post without linking to "Thriller."