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  • 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

  • The 2016 Halloween Mood Table!

    Ah, finally! It’s Mood Table time! I invented the Halloween Mood Table back in 2007. That year, I was all out of sorts over various personal issues, and completely lost my Halloween spirit. The Mood Table was how I got it back. I’ve made one every year since, and along the way, hundred

  • Madd Matt’s CVS Shopping Spree.

    It’s October! I know you’re all waiting for my Halloween Mood Table (Coming tomorrow!), but I wanted to celebrate the arrival of MONTH #10 with a special bonus weekend update. So here’s me, dressed like a vampire, reviewing 50 bucks’ worth of Halloween garbage. (CLICK HERE TO SEE

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 14!

    Guess it’s lame to do another Classic Creepy Commercials post so soon, but I have a lot of great ads to get to this year. I’m worried there won’t be time for them all! (God knows your Halloween season won’t be complete until you watch a promo for a 1994 TV movie about Roseanne.) De

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 13!

    Oof, there is some serious nostalgia in this edition of Classic Creepy Commercials. Get ready for the feels. Big thanks to Matt B. and Aaron G. for so graciously donating the ads featured below! You guys are the coolest curators. Pumpkin Kutter! (1980s) Still in production today, the Pump

  • 2016’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 2!

    Get set for another batch of 2016’s best Halloween junk food! (…with the same asterisk that we had last time. When I say “best,” I just mean “most interesting.” Sometimes, pretty things taste pretty bad!) Butterfinger Peanut Butter Skulls! These are terrific! I’m not sure

  • Halloween Garlic Doritos?! They’re real!

    Many countries have their own exclusive Halloween snacks, and if they’re especially good, the rest of the world can only seethe and stew over their geographical plights. Or if you’re like me, you just spend a fortune on international shipping for weird Doritos. Below are three of Jap

  • 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.

  • Five Random Action Figures, Part 32!

    Here are more of my favorite spooky action figures from the ‘80s and ‘90s, photographed in a moldy forest: Shish Kebab Beetlejuice Beetlejuice (1989) By far the best figure from Kenner’s Beetlejuice collection, Shish Kebab Beetlejuice also wins the award for weirdest. His “scary sk

  • Chocolate S’cream Twinkies!

    Hot take: Hostess has quietly become the most dependable snack company of the Halloween season. Sorry, everyone else! The proof is in the literal pudding: THOSE BOXES, THO. They look like cheap backdrops for public access horror hosts, and I mean that in the best way. What’s really ende

  • Old Halloween Newspaper Ads, #2!

    After having a blast curating that first batch of ‘80s and ‘90s newspaper ads, I couldn’t wait for Round 2. So this is it. Enjoy the show. Oreo Halloween Treats! (Target, 1994) Treat-sized packs of Oreos are still around, of course, but I have immense nostalgia for the specific versi

  • 2016’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 1!

    Behold, some of 2016’s best Halloween junk food! (Well, I don’t always mean “best.” Sometimes just “noteworthy.” I hope you can forgive me this trespass. “2016’s Most Noteworthy Halloween Junk Food” just sounded so clunky.) This will be a multipart series, because my #1

  • Madd Matt reviews more Halloween garbage.

    Madd Matt has returned with another bag of Halloween junk, and today, in this video, you’re going to look at it: (CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!) Spoilers: You will see a Boglin and a cheap ninja sword. Thank you and enjoy.

  • Watching Garfield Like It’s 1985.

    My buddy Matt let me borrow some tapes that his family recorded back in the mid ‘80s, which is seriously the best thing anyone could let me borrow. Like holy shit. I need three external hard drives and cake. I’ve only begun to sort through the goodies, but I already found one of my un

  • The Ghostbusters Cereal Hologram Shirt!

    Remember when Ghostbusters Cereal had those sweet holographic boxes? It wasn’t just Ghostbusters Cereal, either. By the end of the ‘80s, Ralston had blessed no less than four other brands with the same treatment: Nintendo Cereal System, Cookie Crisp, Dinersaurs (dinosaurs who operated

  • 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

  • Old Halloween Newspaper Ads, #1!

    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

  • 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

  • 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