Monthly Archives: October 2009

HALLOWEEN IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

It’s Halloween! I challenge you to make the most of it! Go trick-or-treating! Go trunk-or-treating! Bob for apples! Watch the Elm Street series in its entirety! Sacrifice owls! The weather here is perfect: Gloomy, grey and inoffensively chilly. I haven’t … Continue reading

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The “Ghost Finders” Haunted Camera!

HALLOWEEN IS HERE! Well, almost. Technically, it’s just Mischief Night and an excuse to drink skunked Heineken while Tales From The Darkside spins softly in my DVD player. But we’re so close to Halloween, you can taste it. Actually, by … Continue reading

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Evil Clowns, Evil Lip Balm and more Spooky Die-O-Ramas!

Great Pumpkin was on tonight, and for the first time in about ten years, I missed it. Well, I caught enough to notice that ABC took some liberties and made Charlie Brown do some heavy lifting promo work during the … Continue reading

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Halloween Mood DVDs: The Mega Review!

Wow, what a score! We visited our local “Halloween City” last night, which is sort of like a lower-rent Spirit in a much vaster space. Taking the place of a former Circuit City, it was an enormous warehouse full of … Continue reading

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Cape is the new rock.

I haven’t posted anything for a week, and in that time, the retail world has all but completely moved away from Halloween and onto Christmas. Not unexpected, but still infuriating. I like Christmastime a thousand times more than Halloween, but … Continue reading

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Frightening Filler.

Sorry for the lack of updates for the past few days — been busy with things that are much less fun than Halloween Cheetos and animatronic slashers. To keep things lively between now and the next post (which will be … Continue reading

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And exposed viscera.

We’re supposed to be getting some kind of crazy, legendarily destructive storm tonight. I’ll settle for regular rain and thunder, but I’m hoping for worse. Nothing screams Halloween like lightning and power outages. And exposed viscera. Got another Halloween cocktail … Continue reading

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Milton Bradley’s SPIDER WARS, from 1988!

Very sad to hear that Cap’n Lou Albano died. Some of will remember Albano as the insane pro-wrestling manager with rubber bands all over his face, and others for his stint as you-know-who on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. … Continue reading

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The NY Aquarium’s HAUNTED SEA-FARI!

You know you’re in for a special post when I draw up a custom introductory image! The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn (which I actually reviewed long ago, if you dare to track down the article), ain’t the first place … Continue reading

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Haunted Snack Mansion! Color-Changing Cars! AND MORE!

Today I will regale you with tales of Doritos and color-changing cars. It’s exactly how you wanted to spend the weekend. I’m not sure if it’s possible for me to love this any more than I do right now. Maybe … Continue reading

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