Tag: Thanksgiving

Nov 23 2017

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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Nov 24 2016

A Fangsgiving Comic

The above comic by Elmer Andrews Bushnell originally appeared with the caption “The Spirits of Halloween Are Abroad” when it was published in the Cincinnati Times-Star and Cartoons Magazine. Sadly, the text looked too awful to use when I tried posting a direct scan of it. Although Cartoons Magazine included it in their “Golden October” …

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Nov 22 2012

Fangsgiving Feast

Although the obscure slasher Home Sweet Home took place on Turkey Day, the best known Thanksgiving-related horror movie was a little “gem” called Blood Freak. While the holiday doesn’t play a role in the plot, its focus on a turkey-headed monster guaranteed that the film would be forever associated with it. Thanks to deadenddrivein, you …

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Nov 24 2011

Night of the Thanksliving Dead

Night of the Thanksliving Dead

The amazing picture above is the work of the very talented Brandon Leach. How did I find the image? I stumbled across it while checking out the wall on the Facebook page for the band Zombie! (as heard on our podcast). I love the carvings on the trees, which are a humorous reference to the …

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