Tag: Halloween

Vintage Thanksgiving Insanity

As I noted last year, several Halloween traditions were once associated with Thanksgiving in America. I first noticed this when I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn back in high school and was completely mystified by the part where children were clearly trick or treating in November. When I noticed how several old magazine articles …

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Music to Haunt By: Halloween

Virgil Franklin Official Site Halloween, Lame Duck Digital 2015 How on Earth did I miss out on reviewing Virgil Franklin’s Halloween when it came out in 2015? It’s gets even more bizarre when you factor in how I actually plugged it in my review of his big comeback album! But I can either spend my …

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Mandatory Halloween Watch

Well,Boils and Ghouls, it’s that time of the year. October. Time to get geared up for spooks and candy and all things horrific and gruesome. Who am I kidding? Here at Gravediggers Local 16, it’s that time of the year all year around. But October holds a special place in our cold blackened hearts as …

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Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks V

Now that we’re well into the season of pumpkin spice, let’s cook up some of My Ghoul Friday’s “Pumpkin Spice Latte.” Girl Loves Glam found a way to make lemonade glow under a black light! I had to take a trip in the Wayback Machine to get the recipe for Chef Ron Lock’s “Pumpkin Rot” …

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Classic Halloween Mask Decor

If you are looking for some spooky wall decorations for the Halloween season, or just because you’re awesome, look no further my friends. Retro A Go-Go, along with artist Doug P’gosh have developed a new line of deadly decor called Vac-Tastic Plastic. Giant, 2 Feet tall masks in the tradition of the classic Halloween masks …

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Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks IV

Do you remember all the buzz over the special milkshake promoting the Goosebumps movie? If you wanted to try one and didn’t have a Johnny Rocket’s in your area, you were out of luck. At least you were until Let’s Play OC! shared the recipe online. Speaking of drinks linked to films, there’s the “Sharknado …

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Halloween Party Game Ideas II

It figures. It was only a few days after I posted my original collection of party game ideas when I found the “Ghostly Groans” game on Facebook. Then I found games like “The Witch’s Stocking” and “Snakes in the Grass” while looking at the previews for various editions of Dennison’s “Bogie Books” on Amazon. So …

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Halloween, Kava Kon Style

Some might frown at people carving anything other than a pumpkin to make a Jack O’Lanterns, but I think it’s perfectly acceptable. There are some amazing watermelon carvings out there and the whole carving tradition originally involved turnips. So pineapple Tiki O’Lanterns are fine in my book. Especially when they are accompanied by creepy music …

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Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks III

A mug of hot apple cider is just the thing for a cold autumn night. Thanks to iloveitallofit, you actually have quite the selection of different recipes to choose from! “Spooky Fog Drinks” can be great fun for a party…just as long as you make sure nobody is actually served dry ice in their drinks …

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Halloween Party Game Ideas

Bobbing for apples might seem like the perfect activity for your next Halloween party, but I highly recommend not doing it. “But Weird Jon,” I can hear some of you saying, “you can’t seriously expect people to stop doing it. It’s a Halloween tradition!” It may be a tradition, but it’s also very unhygienic. Plunging …

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Free Halloween Sheet Music

I have noticed a large amount of traffic in past articles where I shared free sheet music. With that in mind, here is all of the sheet music I have shared in the past, complete with lyrics: “Spirit Rappings” “Goblin Man” “Denny Malone’s Ghost” “The Witches Flight.” I have also collected a new batch of …

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Free Halloween Countdown Calendar

Why print out a Halloween countdown calendar when it is posted on a website which already counts down to the greatest holiday ever? That’s a good question and it actually has a few different answers. Having a paper calendar is a handy resource for when you are offline and there’s just something especially satisfying about …

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Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks II

This tasty looking beverage is the “Autumn Harvest” as made by 62 Restaurant in Salem. So they obviously know a thing or two about Halloween beverages and other tasty treats. If a trip to Salem isn’t possible, you can learn how to make one at home (along with several other seasonal cocktails) thanks to Nightclub …

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It Begins

There’s just something about this image. It seems very spooky at first glance, but taking a longer look reveals it as a typical farm in the fall. It would probably look quite cheery in color, but I love the extra atmosphere given by the black and white photography. Halloween is a lot like that. My …

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Stop the Countdown!

Over the past weekend, I walked into a Party City to kill some time and see if there was any creepy-Birthday related supplies as a last minute celebration of a particular bat-winged DJ I know. And, despite it not even being August, there was a section that had been cleared out, plastered with orange wallpaper …

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Creepy Cocktails and Devious Drinks

See that tasty-looking beverage? That’s “Gravedigger Imperial Pumpkin Ale” and if you homebrew your own beer, then you should be extremely interested in this recipe for it from Jasper’s Homebrew & Winemaking and Supply. In case you’re wondering why I’m showcasing beer and not opting for the “____ More Creepy Cocktails” article title like I …

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