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  • Classic Creepy Commercials – Volume 5!

    It’s time for our fifth batch of Classic Creepy Commercials, provided once again by my friend Larry. (Not that Larry. The other one.) If you’ve found your Halloween spirit weakening under the weight of the real world, these grainy old commercials will fix everything. And if

  • Dino Drac’s Tiny-Sized Halloween Store!

    As you can guess, running a site with this much content and on-hand reviews takes a ridiculous amount of time and a ridiculous amount of money. I wouldn’t be able to do it at this level without the help of readers willing to buy stupid things from me! So, welcome to Dino Drac’s tiny-si

  • Vicious Videocassette Boxes, Volume IV!

    Oh goodie, it’s finally time to dust off one of my favorite recurring features from last year’s Halloween Countdown! Vicious Videocassette Boxes! As y’all know by now, I have a pretty immense VHS collection, with an especially strong lean on horror movies. There are eight hundred rea

  • The 2014 General Mills Monster Cereals!

    Oh yes, the Monster Cereals are back. After last year’s legendary haul, can General Mills top themselves? Probably not, but find out in this video review, covering both the “regular” AND Target-exclusive “retro” boxes! (Special thanks to 2 Cool Ghouls for sending the “regular

  • The Unsolved Mysteries Halloween Special!

    This one means a lot to me. Weeks after it became a regular series, Unsolved Mysteries aired a special Halloween episode. They’d only cop to it being an “all ghosts” special, but given its debut date — October 26th, 1988 — I don’t think it’s a stretch to consider it a


    I never expected 2014 to top last year’s incredible Halloween season, but man… I think we’re coming close. I already feel like I’m drowning in awesome Halloween shit, and we’re not even halfway through September. …and if I was on the fence about this possibly becoming an

  • Halloween Lunchables Dessert Packs!

    My time management skills are really sucking today, but it isn’t midnight yet! I have fulfilled my obligations! Here’s a new video: Tonight I’m reviewing the 2014 Halloween Lunchables dessert packs, which include “S’mores Dippers” and “Dirt Cakes.” They’re actually modif

  • Classic Creepy Commercials – Volume 4!

    I’m very glad to revive one of last year’s recurring features: CLASSIC CREEPY COMMERCIALS! In this series, I blather on about ancient TV commercials, each with some loose tie to the Halloween season. For the third year in a row, I have my friend Larry P. to thank for the ads, which wer

  • Five Random SPOOKY Action Figures!

    Continuing with my “Five Random Action Figures” series, I thought I’d make this edition a little more appropriate for the Halloween Countdown. This time, our five random action figures are all TERRIBLE MONSTERS! Camouflage Swamp Thing Swamp Thing, 1990 This toy series found root (he

  • Cheetos “Bag of Bones” Review!

    It’s been a beautifully gloomy day, complete with an especially long thunderstorm. I’m so looking forward to camping on the couch with sunflower seeds and Michael Myers. But first, this! Oh, man. GORGEOUS. I’m not completely sure if they’re new for 2014, but they definitely weren

  • A Halloween photo from 1992.

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one was good for 1174. No, it’s not mine. I do not know these people. I bought the photo from someone on eBay of all places. It spoke to me in ways even my own photos rarely do. It’s from 1992, and it perfectly encapsulates

  • Caramel Apple Twizzlers Review!

    I’m getting a good feeling about this year’s Halloween candy haul… New for 2014, it’s Caramel Apple Twizzlers! They’re apple twists filled with caramel goo! I’d tell you more, but that’s what the video is for. Watch my review, below! You are subscribed to Dino Drac on YouTube

  • NECA’s Mego-style 8-bit Jason Voorhees.

    Remember last year’s SDCC exclusive Jason Voorhees figure? You know, the “8-bit” one? Of course you do. …but unless you’re a serious Friday the 13th fan, here’s something you probably don’t know: That figure started a minor revolution. I touched on this in my last Monster

  • I found some neat old Halloween JUNK.

    One of my favorite Halloween activities is raiding old pharmacies and random variety stores, hoping to score some ancient spooky treasure. I’ve been running Halloween Countdowns since 2003, and lemme tell ya, a LOT of my material came from places like those. Over the weekend, I hit the

  • Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel!

    Posting content on Labor Day is instant internet death, but I can’t shake the feeling that there are exactly three of you dying to read 800 words about Toaster Strudel, now and now specifically. I won’t let you down! So, let’s give a warm welcome to Pumpkin Pie Toaster Stru

  • The Bud Light Lime APPLE-AHHH-RITA!

    We’re barely into the season, but if you look hard enough, many new Halloween edibles are already out there! With Halloween’s worth relying so heavily on spooky foods never seen before, it’s great to see so many different companies jumping on the skull train. One of my early favorite


    Is it… is it true? It is possible? Could another year have really gone by that fast? Is it seriously time for the… the… the Countdown? YES. Welcome, beloved strangers. Welcome to Dinosaur Dracula’s 2014 Halloween Countdown. From now through October 31st, I am the Devil. That role

  • Caramel Apple Oreo Cookies!

    The weather is starting to cool, the leaves are looking less green, and I’m suddenly craving Elm Street movies on a nightly basis. Oh, it’s in the air. Halloween is IN the air. For proof, look no further than Nabisco’s new Caramel Apple Oreo cookies. It may only be August, but these