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    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

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    ECTO COOLER RETURNS!

    A few hours ago, I heard a too-gentle knock on the front door. It was the FedEx guy, looking to make a delivery without any pesky conversation. That’s my kind of FedEx guy. Yes. It has arrived. ECTO COOLER. Last week, someone from Coca-Cola’s PR firm blessed me with the email to end al

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    Jason Voorhees dances all over YouTube.

    It’s Friday the 13th. Please clap. To celebrate Jason’s big day, I’d like to introduce you to a… strange phenomenon. Some of you may have already noticed this, but most surely haven’t. I’ll cut to the chase: There are tons of YouTube videos starring people in Jason Voorhe

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    This Fright Flicks poster is my everything.

    One of Dino Drac’s very first articles was about Fright Flicks trading cards, released by Topps in 1989. Whereas most of Topps’s trading card sets dealt with only one property, Fright Flicks tackled tons of them. A huge pile of classic horror movies were represented, from A Nightmare

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    10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. (Warning: Spoilers!)

    WARNING: This post contains HEAVY spoilers about 10 Cloverfield Lane. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, stop reading. Trust me, you should see it as cleanly as possible. (I’ll warn you again before the real spoilers start!) 10 Cloverfield Lane surpassed my expectations. I know that

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    Horror Movie Newspaper Ads from the ’80s!

    I recently bought a former film buff’s collection of 1980s newspaper clippings, not knowing quite what to expect. Just one of those things you grab on the off-chance that it’s going to be better than your brain tells you. Well, the gods favored me on this deal, because the collecti

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    Arco’s Creepy-Crawly Things!

    The name “ARCO” is most synonymous with a chain of cheap gas stations, but you’ve probably owned some of their toys, too. Though the company managed to score some big licenses (everything from Disney to The Chipmunks), it was arguably more famous for its fantasy and sci-fi t

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    Remembering Cloverfield’s hype train.

    If you missed the shocking news, 10 Cloverfield Lane — which will apparently have something to do with the original Cloverfield — debuts this March. Oh. My. God. The first film — in particular the marketing of it — captured me in a way that few things do, to the poi

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    Mythological Creatures in Pro-Wrestling!

    Yes, believe it or not, pro-wrestling has had its own Yeti, Loch Ness Monster and Leprechaun! Here are six mythological creatures that somehow became wrestlers!

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    Vicious Videocassette Boxes, Volume V!

    The Vicious Videocassette Boxes series return! Another five spooky videos are featured, including everything from Kingdom of the Spiders to Prom Night II! This article is guaranteed to make you miss Blockbuster.

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    More Vintage Halloween Treat Sacks!

    Holy Halloween nostalgia! Here are five promotional trick-or-treat bags from the '70s and '80s, from Duracell, McDonald's and beyond! A pillowcase holds the most candy, but these are certainly more fashionable!

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    Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 11!

    It's another batch of Classic Creepy Commercials from the '80s and '90s! This time, I'm tackling Mighty Max, Fruit by the Foot and the end-all, be-all of vintage Hallmark Halloween commercials!

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    BK’s 1997 Universal Monsters Figures!

    In 1997, Burger King ruled Halloween by giving out four absolutely PERFECT Universal Monsters action figures, including Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Let's wax nostalgic!

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    The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 9!

    In the ninth episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, me and Jay play a Halloween-themed game. One of us rattles off two statements, and the other has to guess which is fact and which is fiction! Come play along!

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    Old News #2: Freddy Krueger Clippings!

    If you're into Freddy Krueger, you're gonna love this one. Here's a collection of vintage newspaper clippings, all having something to do with the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise! Stop the presses!

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    Goosebumps Shake at Johnny Rockets!

    In one of this year's most surprising Halloween promotions, you can currently buy a candy-filled "Goosebumps Shake" at Johnny Rockets! If you choose to do so, remember to steal one of those swank Goosebumps table tents. I did!

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    Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 10!

    It’s the first day of autumn! (Or the second, depending on when you read this.) What better way to celebrate than with another edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, featuring all sorts of eerie ads from the ‘80s and ‘90s? (I mean besides a cool walk under moonlight scored by the sw

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    Ingredients of a Halloween Yard Haunt!

    Put simply, a yard haunt refers to the assemblage of Halloween decorations on one’s front lawn. Media attention focuses on those who go all-out, with thousands of dollars’ worth of spooky scenery. In truth, you could put two plastic skulls on your stoop and call it a “yard haunt.”

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    The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 7!

    Apparently, my new thing is posting ten seconds before midnight. I’ve decided to roll with it! It’s time for the latest episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, with me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit. In tonight’s show, we’re talking about all sorts of PUMPKIN MONSTERS from all walks of

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    Obscure Horror Toys found on eBay!

    While searching eBay for goodies to cover during this year’s Countdown, I discovered several items that were perfect in every way… except price. I’ll take a dive on certain items, but I gotta stop short of paying 400 bucks for rubber sharks. Still, some of those items were just too

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    TV Guide listings for Halloween, 1990!

    Remember when watching shows and movies mostly amounted to taking what we were given? We’ve come a long way from needing a TV Guide! …and yet, I strangely find myself missing that era, back before we had instant access to anything we wanted to see… not to mention an internet

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    Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 9!

    It’s time for the next batch of Classic Creepy Commercials! (If you read that in the voice of a game show announcer and hum happy music afterward, it becomes a stronger open.) Collected below are another five spooky TV commercials from the ‘80s and ‘90s, covering everything from to

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    The Novelization of Halloween III!

    I love that Halloween III’s reputation has improved so dramatically over the years. Once commonly reviled, it seems like most people love it now — and for the very same reasons that others used to… not. For those who don’t follow the series, Halloween III: Season of the Witch i

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    Disney’s Scary Tales. My 1st horror rental!

    A few days ago, I drove past what’s now one of my city’s thousand salons, but used to be our neighborhood’s very first video store. Converted from a portion of a long, thin house that certainly wasn’t meant to carry a storefront, the place was — and remains — a slanted

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    The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 5!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast normally goes live on Saturday nights, but an assortment of irritating factors forced us to push it off a bit. The good news? Now it’s ready! In this episode, me and Jay try to come up with our ideal Halloween television marathon. Like, let’s say you were put i