Welcome, foolish mortals.
Dinosaur Dracula’s 2016 Halloween Countdown…
Thank you for that, Larry and Leviathan. Whatever that was.
This is my favorite time of year. People who aren’t Halloween addicts may look at us like we’re peculiarly focused on one single day, but really, October 31st is just the cherry on top.
This isn’t about Halloween proper, because let’s face it, Halloween proper marks the end of the season. It’s kind of sad, in its way. That’s why we spend it drinking heavily while dressed like goblins. Extreme measures to dull the pain.
Whenever someone blasts me for starting too early, I just think… why wouldn’t I? The Halloween season is the only time of year when I feel pretty close to 100% alive. Why would I want to limit that to just one month? You should be asking me why I don’t start in June.
“You’ll get bored with Halloween before it even gets here,” others might say. Trust me, I won’t. I don’t see how anyone could. I mean, maybe I’ll get sick of writing about it, but I doubt that I’ll ever piss on the excuse to draw bat/reaper hybrids while watching Unsolved Mysteries, with my free hand dipping into a bucket of fun-sized Snickers. You tell me that that’s a thing, and I’m gonna book the cabin for an extra month.
You wouldn’t be here if you disagreed.
So let’s party.
The Halloween Countdown began in 2003, when I was still running X-E. Counting those and the Dino Drac years, this is my fourteenth Countdown. This is my baby, and it’s probably older than yours.
A fair portion of you have been with me since the beginning. Together we’ve discovered that if you treat the Halloween season with the right sort of reverence, you’ll get to spend two months each year feeling half your age. Let’s listen to Filter and break Snapple bottles. While dressed like werewolves. Give me a rubber bat, and I’ll give you a better Matt. Read More…
Me and Jay never expected The Purple Stuff Podcast to last for a full year, but here we are. When we decided to do this last summer, I just figured that it would be a “better than nothing” bonus deal to toss on the site on dead weekends. Instead, it waaay surpassed our expectations (thanks to you) and evolved into something we both really enjoy doing and put a lot of work into.
…but we’ve never forgotten that the show was bred as a Halloween thing, so we’re very excited to get back in the spooky swing of things!
In celebration of The Purple Stuff Podcast’s one year anniversary, this episode marks the start of our 2016 Halloween season! From now through THE BIG DAY, all of our shows will have something to do with Halloween — in whatever vague form that may take.
To kick things off, we’re celebrating 12 SERIOUSLY SCARY MOVIE SCENES. (Mostly mainstream ones, I admit.) These are the moments that weren’t just gross or gory or artistically haunting, but that actually literally frightened us.
We’re covering everything from The Blair Witch Project to Jacob’s Ladder to, um, RoboCop 2. Give us a listen by clicking the giant, ugly play button down below!
You can also download this week’s episode by right-clicking here.
Thanks for listening to us yak for a year!
As for Dino Drac, I’m still gearing up for the official Halloween Countdown, which begins on August 27th. Course, it’s pretty hard to resist posting about everything NOW, what with all of the cool stuff already popping up in stores. Like, say, these: Read More…
If your heart says “Halloween” but your brain won’t let you fully commit in August, I have just the thing for you!
Dino Drac’s August Funpack blends summer with autumn, and should give you just enough spooky fuel to get through this miserable month!
(AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!)
For the new kids: I sell monthly Funpacks. Subscriptions are $25 per month (including shipping), and you can cancel at any time without penalty.
The Funpacks fund the site, and at this time of year — when I’m buying all sorts of things to cover during the two month Halloween Countdown — subscriptions are super important to Dino Drac’s health!
In trade, you’ll keep getting boxes of awesome goodies for as long as you stay subscribed!
Scroll to the bottom of this post for complete ordering information, or read on to see everything you’ll get in the August 2016 Funpack!
This month, there are over ten items in every box! I aimed to give everyone a big dose of Halloween, but also mixed in enough other stuff to keep people from blowing their wads too early.
You’ll get stuff to read, stuff to play with, stuff to decorate your walls with, and even stuff to eat!
Every subscriber will receive ALL of the following: Read More…
Dinosaur Dracula’s 2016 Halloween Countdown begins on Saturday, August 27th!
I have such sights to show you! Just… not quite yet. 🙂
So, a warning: Most of August will be pretty light on the content front. Once the Countdown starts, I’m married to the site through the end of December. I typically take this month to get my ducks in a row before I’m all out of free time.
There will be articles posted this month… just not very many!
Right now, I’m focused on gathering the materials necessary for a strong Halloween Countdown, which will include at least 40 new articles/videos/podcasts before it’s over. (Plus whatever assorted side dishes that I cook up — and trust me, some are already on the grill.)
The Halloween Countdown began back in 2003, which makes this my fourteenth year at bat. (Ha! Bat.) I’m hoping to make this year’s one of the best ever. Stay tuned! Get psyched! Read More…