Dino Drac After Dark

Halloween 2021: Week 8!

Well, we’re entering the FINAL WEEK of the 2021 Halloween season! I hope you’ve all had a great one so far, and I hope it sticks the landing for ya this week!

It’s been a massively different sort of season for me, for many reasons, but I’ve enjoyed myself. Very happy that I got so many videos done this year, as not doing that has been my biggest regret with the last several Countdowns.

I’m mostly just happy that I avoided the weird depression that I always seem to fall into during October. Gonna be real, I had to fight it off here and there, but at least it was a successful fight! In prior years, I got so rocked during October that I couldn’t wait for it to be over just so I could “wipe the slate.” Not this year, yay!

Another plus has been a sincere attempt to live in the moment, which isn’t always easy for me. I’m often either stuck in the past or obsessed with the future. This season, I kicked that habit. It’s been nice to revel in the many awesome things Halloween has to offer, whether it’s a cold drive at night or some dumb new candy at CVS.

Living in the moment also meant that I didn’t get ahead of myself with the next holiday season, like I usually do. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll hit the ground running come November 1st, but I’m glad to let Halloween have its proper sendoff, both in public and private!

Next week will be a busy one. The must-dos include one more video and this month’s big podcast. I’d also like to get another edition of 2021’s Best Halloween Junk Food on the site, but we’ll see how well I manage my time.

This is your free-for-all thread for WEEK 8 of the 2021 Halloween season. I haven’t decided if I’ll post another thread next Friday, since by then there will only be three days left before 10/31. We’ll see.

For now, chat about whatever, and enjoy what’s left of the season!

Halloween 2021: Week 7!

Welcome to WEEK 7 of the 2021 Halloween season!

What a whirlwind these last few days have been. I really wanted to get a new video onto the site, but between the podcast bonus show and especially the Funpacks, responsibilities had to come first. (With the new USPS delays, it’s super important that I get this month’s boxes out in a timely fashion!)

The good news is that after this weekend, I’ll be (mostly) free and clear for the remainder of the season. Gonna be a crazy two weeks, as I’m aiming to do three videos in that timeframe, and we still have our regular podcast to do, too!

For the moment, though, I’m just about to close up shop for the night, and if I think I have enough left in me, I’m gonna throw on Halloween Kills. I figure I better do it now before social media manages to spoil every last moment of the film.

This is your free-for-all thread for the week. Talk about whatever ya want! For background noise, up above is a playlist stuffed with old horror movie trailers. Everything from The Evil Dead to They Live!

Halloween 2021: Week 6!

Welcome to WEEK 6 of the 2021 Halloween season. As I mentioned in an After Dark comment last night, one thing I’ve really loved about this season is the lack of “lows.”

I’ve been at this for a loooong time, and usually there’s a severe dip in enthusiasm between late September and early October. This year, that doesn’t seem to be the case — the excitement level is still very high, across the board. Ya love to see it!

I’m dedicating my weekend to catching up and cleaning up. On the fun side, that means hitting a bunch of restaurant-style places to try their Halloween offerings before I lose my chance. On the not-so-fun side, it also means spending five hours clutching a bottle of Windex.

This is your free-for-all thread for WEEK 6. Talk about whatever you want, all week long.

For background noise, I put together a YouTube playlist featuring a whole bunch of spooky-themed music videos. It’ll keep you busy for a long while. Have fun!

Halloween 2021: Week 5!

Happy October! We’ve hit the midpoint of the Halloween season, so I encourage everyone to make the most out of the month we have left! (See how fast September flew by? Just imagine how fast October is going to.)

I’m excited about the next few weeks, as I haven’t even had time to do many of the “easy” things yet — like picking up that “Spider Cider” Yankee Candle. Then you add in October’s traditional haunts and horror movies, and yeah, if I’m gonna have any trouble at all, it’s with finding time, not motivation!

Very happy that I was able to get a video onto the main site tonight, even though Friday night is not an ideal time to launch something like that. Oh well, it was still worth it to post something appropriate for October 1st, and now I have a free Saturday to spend adventuring. (Hope all of you are doing the same!)

This week’s video is actually a playlist filled with videos. Included here are over 100 spooky TV commercials from the ‘80s and ‘90s that I personally rescued from old VHS tapes. There is SOOOO much good stuff in here, and I’d imagine that the whole library runs close to half an hour. Enjoy!

This is your free-for-all thread for WEEK 5 of the 2021 Halloween season. Talk about whatever!