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  • The Halloween Whopper: Two Years Later.

    Exactly two years ago today, I tried one of Burger King’s Halloween Whoppers. You remember them, right? The Halloween Whopper was the shining star of the 2015 Halloween season. Even a thousand articles about green excrement couldn’t ruin the moment. I’ve been running the Halloween Co

  • Grimace from McDonald’s used to be evil.

    Y’all remember Grimace, right? The purple dude, I mean. Ronald McDonald’s de facto best friend. Throughout my childhood, Grimace was constantly on television, making commercial breaks tolerable with his adorably dopey demeanor and never-say-never attitude. (I’ll remind you that he on

  • The Official Ghoulies II Music Video!

    Y’all have seen Ghoulies II, right? No? WELL YOU SHOULD. Here’s the deal: The first Ghoulies film is admirably weird and totally worth watching, but most of the movie’s fame stems from its classic promo art, which featured a little green monster popping out of a toilet. Unfortunately

  • Raiding Alice’s Fridge from Friday the 13th Part 2!

    During Friday the 13th Part 2’s cold open, Alice Hardy — the sole survivor from the first movie — was killed by Jason Voorhees. (Icepick to the temple, if you were wondering!) Perhaps more shocking than the way Alice croaked was what she saw just before it happened: See, Jaso

  • My Pet Monster, LIVE at Toys “R” Us!

    As My Pet Monster fans know, the well doesn’t run very deep. There’s the classic doll, a couple of spinoffs, a short-lived cartoon and that weird live-action movie. Once you’ve absorbed those things, you’ve pretty much read the book. …which is why it’s my great privileg

  • The 2017 General Mills Monster Cereals!

    I FOUND THEM. Had to drive to the freakin’ Bronx in nonstop traffic on a Friday night, BUT I FOUND THEM. Behold, the 2017 General Mills Monster Cereals! After last year’s misfire with that whole “election” theme, I’d call this a return to form. Some folks wanted General Mills to

  • Opening a box of Gremlins Cereal from 1984!

    I know I’ve written about Gremlins Cereal several times before, but I swear, I have a really good reason to do it again. See, that isn’t any ordinary Gremlins Cereal box. No, that one is STILL SEALED. …or at least, it was until a few hours ago. As soon as I cracked that sucker op

  • Vicious Videocassette Boxes, Volume VII!

    I’ve been collecting VHS tapes in a pretty hardcore way as of late, spurred by my experiences at those still-running video stores. So far, it’s been a terrific hobby. It’s as cheap as I need it to be, and it’s an excuse to turn every yard sale and thrift shop into a hunting ground.

  • 1990s Ads from Fangoria Magazine!

    Whenever I find an old issue of Fangoria, I jump straight to the ads. I can read the Tom Savini interview later. First I need to see if anyone made a mask based on the demon doctor from Jacob’s Ladder. My priorities make sense to me. That isn’t to say that the content of the maga

  • Freddy Krueger’s Bubble Gum?!

    By the late ‘80s, Freddy Krueger had become so popular and so accepted that it was hard to continue looking at him through a “horror” lens. As I mentioned on the Elm Street edition of the Purple Stuff Podcast, Freddy started to seem like an edgier version of Pee-wee Herman — no

  • Video Store Adventure #4: 112 Video!

    In Dino Drac's latest Video Store Adventure, we're heading to 112 Video in Long Island, NY for a look at their incredibly huge and rare VHS collection!

  • Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments II!

    Let's pick out the 5 spookiest segments from the 2nd and 3rd seasons of Unsolved Mysteries. (Yes, including that awful one about the satanic arsonist. "Look at it, Omar!")

  • Purple Stuff: A Nightmare on Elm Street!

    Since we had so much fun recording our Friday the 13th show, this week’s topic seemed only natural: Yes, the latest Purple Stuff Podcast is all about FREDDY KRUEGER. This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit run through a dozen of our favorite things about the entire Nightmare on E

  • Video Store Adventure #3: Four Star Video!

    Half a week later, and I’m still in shock. We found another still-functioning video store, and it was somehow even better than the last two! (…which you can read about here and here, if you haven’t already.) Say hello to Four Star Video. Part of a sleepy strip mall in Vineland, N

  • eBay Dig #13: A Nightmare on Elm Street!

    Time for another eBay dig! If you’re new to this series, it’s how I avoid spending money I don’t have on things I don’t need. Down below: Five of the best Nightmare on Elm Street collectibles recently seen on eBay. If you’re an Elm Street fan with a thick wallet, mazel tov. Go bu

  • Goodbye, Old Video Store.

    A little over a week ago, me and Jay visited what had been one of New Jersey’s last remaining movie rental shops. Located in the city of Brick, Bob’s Video Time was closing its doors after 27 years, finally conceding defeat to an increasingly digital market. And yeah, we did kinda go t

  • Purple Stuff tackles Friday the 13th!

    Today is Friday the 17th. That’s gross. Let’s pretend it’s Friday the 13th. The Purple Stuff Podcast is back with a 75 minute tribute to Friday the 13th! This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit run through a dozen memories of the franchise, covering everything from the

  • 5 Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments!

    If you missed the news, Unsolved Mysteries is FINALLY available in its ORIGINAL form. The first season is now streaming on Amazon Prime, and it’s totally free if you’re a Prime member. As a huge fan of the series, I can’t overstate how big this is. Until now, seeing Unsolved Myster

  • The Friday the 13th eBay Dig!

    It’s Friday the 13th. Jason’s special day. Naturally, I will spend tonight watching movies that I’ve already seen a billion times. You should, too! To celebrate, I plugged “Friday the 13th” into eBay and spent way too many hours searching for the weirdest and most obscure Jason V

  • More Horror Movie Newspaper Ads!

    I have a special sort of nostalgia for old horror movie newspaper ads. While I’m now a fan of scary movies, they terrified me as a kid, in that “do not touch” sort of way. Catching movie promos on television was a daily risk, but there was something even spookier about the newspaper

  • My Pet Monster!

    I did it. I took the plunge. I am now the proud owner of a vintage My Pet Monster doll, complete with break-apart handcuffs. He’s two feet of adorable terror, with stoner eyes, shark teeth and an alien dick nose. I love him. I’ve hugged him. Released by American Greetings in 1986, My P

  • The Wickedest Witch 1989 Halloween Special!

    We need talk about The Wickedest Witch. Starring Rue McClanahan as an exiled she-devil (seriously), the NBC special premiered on October 30th, 1989. It aired only that one time and has never been released on VHS or DVD. Even taped-off-television copies are incredibly hard to find. Life isn

  • Vicious Videocassette Boxes, Volume VI!

    Welcome back to Vicious Videocassette Boxes, an ongoing series of tributes to… vicious videocassette boxes. There are many who collect old tapes out of sincere affinity for the format, but I’ll come out and admit that I treat videocassettes more as decorations. They’re like little

  • Anti-Halloween Propaganda from 1990!

    You know you’ve found the right video when there’s a goddamned McDonald’s Halloween pail on the cover: (Look close. That’s totally McGoblin.) Released in 1990, Halloween: Trick or Treat was the first in a long series of order-by-mail videos collectively known as The Pagan Invasion.

  • 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