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  • Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack!

    If you’re digging all of the spooky site content during this year’s Halloween Countdown, the best way to guarantee more of it is by subscribing to Dino Drac’s Funpacks! (LIMITED QUANTITY! AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!) New to the site? Every month, I create and mail out a new

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 12!

    Ah, the first Classic Creepy Commercials post of the 2016 season. I can bleed again. If you’re new to the site, old TV commercials with a Halloween slant are my favorite things in the world. Every year, I do my best to infect everyone with that same peculiar passion. Below are six more s

  • ’80s and ’90s Halloween Newspaper Ads!

    Ready for some thick Halloween nostalgia? Of course you are. That’s your drug and I’m your dealer. Our relationship is sketchy and has been for years. Down below: Five spooky newspaper ads from the ‘80s and ‘90s. The “Hannibal Voorhees” Mask! (Walgreens, 1993) Cheap hoc

  • Five Random Action Figures, Part 31!

    Certain Dino Drac features take a break during the Halloween Countdown, but not Five Random Action Figures. I know where my bread is buttered. But since we are in the spooky season, any editions published between now and Halloween will feature scary monsters exclusively. That’s partly to

  • The Official Ghostbusters Burger?!

    I’d never heard of Wayback Burgers before last night, when a pal on Twitter told me that I had to locate one and travel there and eat things and take pictures and basically throw caution to the wind with respect to every other facet of my life except THIS one. And he was right. Today

  • Purple Stuff: More Spooky Songs!

    Labor Day marks the spiritual end of the summer season, so for any of you holdouts who were desperately trying to resist pumpkin spice lattes and 1986 Beistle decorations, it’s time to STOP THAT! Thank God. …so now that we’re undeniably in the Halloween season, the latest episode

  • The Scary Halloween Photo.

    Can we talk about this photo for a minute? Or maybe fifteen minutes? I don’t know who that is. I don’t know who took the photo. I don’t know when it was taken, or where. I just knew that I had to have it. As mentioned in prior articles, there are eBay sellers who deal

    Horrific Mighty Max Knock-offs!

    Ever notice how some knock-off toys are way cooler than their inspirations? Take Madballs, for example. There ain’t a single official Madball that I wouldn’t marry on a Hawaiian beach, but the bootlegs are so much better, what with their cruder charms and misapplied eye paint. Maybe I

  • 5 Horror Icons, Spoofed in Cartoons!

    It’s common enough to see spoofs of old school monsters like Dracula and the Wolf Man, but what about the newer creeps? Actually, modern horror icons see homages more often than you might think! Below: Five times a modern monster was spoofed in a cartoon. Eddy Cougar! Based on: Freddy K

  • Halloween Frosted Flakes, Yes!

    Now more than ever, junk food is the lifeblood of the Halloween season. It’s how people like me stay motivated for two months straight. I don’t mean the act of eating junk food, mind you. That’s cool and all, but I’m talking about hunting it. Every year brings a new batch of Hallow

  • Vending Machine Slime Capsules!

    What the hell happened to vending machine slime, anyway? Once the most ubiquitous vending machine prize outside of gumballs, it’s now been more than ten years since I last saw those gorgeous capsules of neon snot. And it’s not like I haven’t been looking. It’s hard to imagine tha

  • Vampire’s Secret Ice Pops!

    I’ve been waiting to write about these STUPID AWESOME POPSICLES for more than a decade. Sounds nuts, but LOOK AT THEM: I first heard of Good Humor’s Vampire’s Secret ice pops back in the early days of X-E, from readers who kinda sorta remembered them, but only with sketchy, impressi

  • Dino Drac’s 2016 Halloween Countdown!

    Welcome, foolish mortals. Dinosaur Dracula’s 2016 Halloween Countdown… BEGINS… NOW. (WATCH FULL-SIZED ON YOUTUBE!) 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 p

  • 12 Seriously Scary Movie Scenes!

    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 (th