October 2017 archive

Freaky Food IV

That witch looks good enough to eat. And with good reason, as it’s a “Witch Lollipop Doll” from Children’s Occupations by Mrs. Maude Cushing Nash. But it’s not just a lollipop dressed up to look like a witch. It’s actually a edible marshmallow head stuck on the opposite end of a lollipop which has been …

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6’+ Episode 210 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We’re going MAD over October, and we’re not alone. All your favorites are here — THE BRICKBATS, THE THEATRE ZOMBIES, MISTER MONSTER, SYD ZILLA and more. Monstermatt Patterson spikes the punch in the MONSTERMATT MINUTE and we play ‘Musical Chairs’ with Kraig Khaos’s KILLER KUT. We’ve …

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Haunted Attraction Tour Videos

I’ve decided to reboot my “Haunted Attraction Walkthroughs” article series. Why? Because it was an absolute mess. It featured videos of walking by yard haunts and riding through haunted hayrides despite the use of the word “walkthrough” in its name and I was constantly having to replace videos that got taken down. This led to …

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Revolting Reads (But in a Good Way)

If you guessed this image has something to do with H.P. Lovecraft, you’re absolutely correct. It’s an illustration for “They Wait” by Jason Virgadamo (who also goes by the name Renfield Rasputin), a Lovecraftian tale which was chosen by readers of The Providence Journal as the winner of the H.P. Lovecraft Writing Contest! Speaking of …

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Tricks and Treats VIII

Want to make your own “Electric Jack O’Lantern” for Halloween? As you can see, it’s all too easy! William J. Le Petomane is offering downloads of “Johann Sebastian Bunsen Burner (in D minor)” and “I Lost My Heart and Soul (at the Monster’s Ball)” on a “Name Your Price” basis. But act quickly, because this …

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Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Those who already checked out my past articles on pumpkin carving tips and pumpkin stencils might find themselves thinking they have exhausted all of the possible ways to decorate their Jack O’ Lanterns for Halloween. As the above image demonstrates, those people would be very wrong. The Pinhead pumpkin is only tip of the iceberg …

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Spawn of Horror Trivia

Have you ever wondered why the character design for the Crypt Keeper in Tales from the Cryptkeeper looks so different from his appearance in the live action Tales from the Crypt series? It’s because Nelvana felt using the mechanical puppet from the HBO series would be too scary for small children and thought a redesigned …

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Spooky

October is finally here and I want to celebrate by sharing a song which I’ve always associated with the Halloween season. It’s a called “Spooky” and it’s available on YouTube thanks to Classics IV – Topic: It might surprise you to learn how its name and Halloween references aren’t why I associate it with the …

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