Weird Jon

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Munster Mash

According to this site, Alice Cooper is hosting WGN’s 16 episode marathon of The Munsters from 4:00 pm to midnight (Eastern standard time) on Halloween. For those of you on the West coast, the marathon will run from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This will be followed by a half-hour special about the making of …

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Chick or Treat!

Jack Chick, that is. For those not in the know, Mr. Chick is infamous for creating little illustrated booklets (popularly known as “Chick tracts”) that claim you’ll go to Hell if you don’t follow his particular interpretation of Christianity. If you go to his website, which I’m not linking to for obvious reasons, you’ll even …

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Halloween Horror Nights Discount

If you’re a member of Coca-Cola’s rewards program (or are willing to sign up) and are planning on going to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in California, click this link. If that doesn’t work, go to http://www.mycokerewards.com and type “halloween” into the search bar. When you get the search results, click on the one that …

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Harvest of Horrors

Oh great, the Unnameable had a kid...

Location: Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, East Falmouth, MA (Directions) Dates/times: Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1, 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $10 per person; credit cards not accepted. Phone: (508) 563-3378 Website: http://www.harvestofhorrors.com Starting in 1979 as a maze …

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Zombie Bongo Limbo

You might be interested to know that this song was (mostly) written by James Lileks back in 2007. You can hear more songs by the guy who performed this by clicking here.

The Little Monsters 1-900 Number

Remember the movie Little Monsters? You know, the one about the kid who befriends a monster living under his bed that starred Fred Savage and Howie Mandel? Anyway, I was surprised to learn that it had a tie-in contest that one could enter by calling a 1-900 number. Said contest was promoting using a mind-searingly …

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It’s time to meet the Muppets…

Not only has the fansite Toughpigs.com spent a week with Halloween-related Muppets stuff, but they also have an semi-annual “Halloween Parade” of Muppet costumes: First Halloween parade Second Halloween parade Third Halloween parade Fourth Halloween parade Fifth Halloween parade Some are good, some are bad, and others defy description, but the comments are all great. …

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Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

I'd pay to see this movie if it were real. Seriously.

Location: 1235 Bedford Street (Rte 18) Abington, MA (Directions) Dates/Times: Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 12-13, 17-31, 7:00 to 10:30 pm (Dates/Times and prices subject to change as years go by) Admission: $17 per person (Credit cards not accepted) Phone: (781) 871-4573 Website: http://www.bhmansion.com Although many would assume the best haunted house in Massachusetts would …

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Dracula’s Castle

I bid you velcome...

Location: 59 Wharf Street, Salem, MA (Directions) Dates/Times: October 1-31, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (Dates/Times subject to change as years go by) Admission: $8 per adult, $6 per child under age 12. Phone: (978) 745-5888 Website: http://www.draculathecastle.com/draculascastle.html Dracula’s Castle was first haunted attraction I went through when visiting Salem in the late 90’s. With …

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The Gremlins Return…Again!

While browsing the Halloween countdown at the blog, “Lost in Schlock,” I found a link to a fan-made film showing the Gremlins interrupting a “video on demand” (VOD) showing of Gremlins 2: The New Batch. You see, the theatrical version of that movie had a segment where the Gremlins took over the projection booth of …

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The Gremlins Return!

Although it’s not a third Gremlins movie, fans of the franchise will be interested to learn that the Gremlins appeared in a 2008 TV ad for British Telecom. The special effects are 100% “old school” puppets and no CGI appears to have been used. You can check it out here. Wikipedia claims that “[a] ‘Gremlins …

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Visiting Godzilla Island

Godzilla Island was a Japanese tv series about Godzilla and other monsters battling invaders from Planet X that ran from 1997-1998. What makes this show so interesting is how each episode was only three minutes long and that most of the monster scenes used toys being moved around. Okay, technically they were figures made from …

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Looking for horror flicks?

Latenight Wingman has you covered with its list of horror movies playing on cable this month.

BEST PICTURE EVER

This amazing Frankenberry picture was drawn by Mark Poutenis, creator of the “The Thinking Ape Blues” and these awesome costumes. Special thanks to Mark Poutenis for allowing use of this picture.

Vintage Halloween Insanity

Here’s a scanned article from a 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix called “Thrills and Chills for your Hallowe’en Party.” Emphasis on “chills,” because there’s no way you could get away with 99% percent of those ideas without getting roped into a personal injury lawsuit.

Printable Halloween Décor

Economic woes eating up your Halloween budget? If you’ve got a well-stocked color printer and some glue, then we’ve got you covered! If you have a lot of spare time and patience, you might want to try making the “following portraits” of Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula available at Frankenpaper. Haunted Dimensions offers papercraft versions of …

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