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  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #4!

    Get set for the fourth edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, featuring everything from a zombie wrestler to the Godzilla version of Satan. Everything you need, really. The Fake Undertaker! WWF SummerSlam (1994) I never love pro-wrestling more than when it’s at its most preposterous

  • 4 Frightening Facts about MOTU Slime!

    Simple as it was, SLIME was perhaps my favorite of all Masters of the Universe toys. The neon green pseudosnot taught me that toy slime wasn’t just what it literally was, but also whatever we imagined it to be. In Masters of the Universe lore, Hordak uses Slime to turn randos into zombie

  • That one super creepy episode of Sightings.

    Back in October of 1992, SIGHTINGS aired an episode about alien abductions. The shots of space aliens looming outside bedroom windows pretty much ruined my life as a kid, but I loved that episode all the same. Let's revisit it!

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #3!

    In this edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, I gush about Karg, Grey Gorillas and even the Fun Fruit Trees. Oh, and Super Shredder too. Can't forget him.

  • 1980s Junk Food Spotted in INTRUDER!

    If you’re into ‘80s slasher flicks and you’ve never seen Intruder, stop it! It’s so good. Set in a supermarket for what ends up being a literal graveyard shift, it’s gory and tense, but more surprisingly smart and funny. It’s also a chance to see oodles of legit 1980s groce

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #2!

    Welcome to the second edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, starring creatures of all sorts and from all walks. Picking which five monsters to feature is always the hardest part. Am I in the mood for giant spiders, or is it a techno-organic robot hitman kind of day? If I take both, w

  • Tiny Tributes To Minor Monsters, #1!

    Here are five tiny tributes to five minor monsters: Drakulon, Creature of Doom! Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1968) It blows my mind that Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot — the American edit of Japan’s Giant Robo — never became big-on-the-internet. In the series, Johnny

  • Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments, Part III!

    At just around this time last year, the classic, Robert Stack-hosted episodes of Unsolved Mysteries began streaming on Amazon, Netflix and beyond. It was pretty much the best thing about 2017. …but if you stopped paying attention after the big launch, boy, you’ve missed a lot. Amaz

  • Happy Halloween from Madd Matt!

    Happy Halloween, everyone! Thanks so much for being a part of Dino Drac’s 2017 Halloween Countdown. I was determined to get one last video done before November hit, and with a huge assist to caffeine, here we are: Madd Matt is back with one last bag of Halloween junk. Enjoy. Unfortu

  • My Pet Monster Doll in Movies and on TV!

    The original My Pet Monster doll was awesome in a once-in-a-lifetime way. He was just so big, so unique and so toothy! If you’re looking to buy back a piece of your childhood, that doll is one of the few ‘80s toys that really lives up to its legend. In fact, My Pet Monster was

  • Five Random Action Figures, Part 42!

    Get set for a special Halloween edition of Five Random Action Figures! This time, we’ll be dealing exclusively with MONSTERS… like creatures with pumpkins for heads, and also creatures just named Pumpkinhead. Samhain Retro-Action Real Ghostbusters (2011) Samhain was one of the “b

  • 2017’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 3!

    This will likely be the final edition of 2017’s Best Halloween Junk Food, but that ain’t for lack of deserving snacks. This season may have been short on HUGE things, but the sheer volume of “pretty good” things was astounding. Here are my five latest finds: The Spider Donut! Found

  • 1980s Candy in Killer Klowns!

    If you’ve never seen Killer Klowns from Outer Space, fix that! The 1988 film is exactly as weird as the title suggests, but it’s also just a good little movie. Those who have seen it may remember a minor scene wherein the Killer Klowns invaded a pharmacy. That’s why I’m here tonigh

  • Spooky Cereals from Beyond the Grave!

    I try to work one “retro cereal box” article into every Halloween Countdown, mainly for the excuse to spend more money on old cereal boxes. Help. Ghostbusters II Cereal! (1989) In one form or another, Ghostbusters Cereal remained on shelves from 1985 through 1991. It was a wildly impre

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 18!

    Get set for the latest edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, the series in which I pay tribute to ancient spooky ads, or something. On a mostly unrelated note, I never bought into the idea that essays need a strong intro. Monster Face! (1992) Monster Face was basically a Dr. Frankenstein

  • Old Halloween Newspaper Ads, #4!

    Here’s another batch of Halloween-themed newspaper clippings from the ‘80s and ‘90s, featuring everything from Fruity Yummy Mummy to free goldfish. (If you missed the last edition, it’s over here!) World Premieres of Halloween Classics! (October 30th, 1985 & October 31st, 1989)

  • Slimer Fruit Snacks, from 1991.

    If you don’t remember Slimer Fruit Snacks, don’t feel bad. Few people do! They arrived in 1991, a figurative minute before the original Real Ghostbusters cartoon went kaput. Slimer didn’t have much momentum in his attempt to take over the fruit snack market, but he sure put the effor

  • The 2017 Halloween Mood Table!

    If you’re having a hard time getting into the Halloween spirit, I don’t blame you. Everything kinda sucks right now. I’d never tell anyone to put trivial pursuits first, but having small respites from the real world isn’t a bad thing, either. Besides, I have the perfect thing for p

  • 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

  • Matt Madd 2017: Halloween Junk Bag #3!

    Today was an all-in-one video day, so I am now deliriously tired and a sworn enemy of proper sentence structure. On the bright side… mission accomplished! Here’s the latest Madd Matt video: Madd Matt’s third bag of random Halloween junk for the 2017 season includes everything from a

  • 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

  • 2017’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 2!

    I’m back with more of this year’s hottest Halloween junk food. Some are new for 2017, others are just new to Dino Drac. If you missed Part 1, start there! Since three of these are pumpkin spice-related, I’ll admit that my prediction about last year being THE last year for the pum

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 17!

    Get set for another batch of Classic Creepy Commercials, featuring everything from horror movies to space aliens to bugs made out of Play-Doh. We’re gonna have a time! The Official Boglins Hotline! (1988) Yep, this was a real thing that really happened. An official Boglins hotline! As I

  • Pepsi Halloween Cola: Video Taste Test!

    What was that old Jean Grey quote? Something about evolution leaping forward every few hundred millennia? Keep it in mind. PEPSI HALLOWEEN COLA. Yes, this is a real thing. Unfortunately, as of now, it’s only a thing that exists in Japan. I spent way too much money importing the stuff so

  • 5 Legit ’80s Toys Spotted in Child’s Play!

    Remember the opening scene of 1988’s Child’s Play? Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon) chases serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) into a toy store. Nearing death, Ray uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into a doll, signaling the start of a cheeky slasher series that’