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  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Mummy Madness!

    Get set for a spoooooky new episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast! Oh yeah, we’re doing this. Our big show for March is all about MUMMIES! Join me and Jay from Sludge Central as celebrate eight great mummies from all walks of pop culture, covering everything from toys to TV shows, and even

  • My Monster-Mania Convention Haul!

    I spent last Friday at the Monster-Mania Convention in New Jersey, blowing my savings on hideous horror junk. I’ve done this con a billion times before, but there was a particularly great energy this time… probably because it was the first convention in years where everyone at least pr

  • Commercials from a 1993 Broadcast of The Exorcist!

    Well, in keeping with my long-standing tradition of dropping big content at the worst possible time, here’s a 16-minute video on Super Bowl Sunday! Watch it on YouTube! This one is very special to me. Today we’re gonna dive into a 1993 network television broadcast of The Exorcist, and

  • Video Review: General Mills Monster Mash Cereal!

    Well, if there was anything that could get me back onto YouTube, it was this: Monster Mash cereal is HERE! After a several year stretch where the Monster Cereals were just kinda “there,” this is a big return to form for General Mills. To celebrate the Count and Frank’s 50th anniversa

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Unsolved Mysteries!

    I can’t believe it’s taken us this long, but it’s finally time. The latest episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast pays tribute to UNSOLVED MYSTERIES! …meaning the classic TV series hosted by Robert Stack, of course. For me, this show was as important and soul-shaping as any other

  • Visiting the house from Spookies!

    Yesterday, I visited the house from Spookies. Stood right in front of it with the old VHS tape, like a big dummy: In real life, it’s the Peter Augustus Jay House, located in Rye, NY. It’s a preserved and protected landmark now, but it certainly wasn’t in the mid ‘80s, when Spoo

  • Spooky VCR Games, Ripped 4 Your Pleasure.

    Hi, I’m Matt, and I collect tapes from old VCR board games. Just the tapes, I mean. I can’t honestly claim that they’re super fun to watch without the game components, but as a kid, I did it all the time. It started with the Clue VCR Mystery Game. My parents received it as a

  • Horror Promos Rescued From VHS Tapes!

    With even the most obscure horror movies now available on Blu-ray, collecting VHS tapes is mostly for the diehards. (Course, you’ll never convince me that watching something like Ghoulies doesn’t “hit different” on videocassette!) Still, there is one unsung aspect of those old tape

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 27!

    In this edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, you’ll see everything from an ophidian drug dealer to grainy Ghoulies. What fun we’ll have! These spots are older than you, and so am I. If you missed Volume 26, click here. If you miss Dairy Queen’s Cotton Candy Blizzard, click here

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 26!

    Get set for the 26th edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, featuring spooky ads that I rescued from decaying VHS tapes. This series is as old as Dino Drac itself, and it wouldn’t be the Halloween Countdown without a few new chapters! The Real 976-EVIL Hotline! (1988) If you’ve never s

  • The 2020 Halloween Countdown BEGINS NOW!

    This year is garbage, so over the next two months, I’m gonna do my best to bring you several smiles and maybe some of those wax lips with the vampire teeth. They taste like the perfume version of bubble gum, have you noticed? What I’m saying is… Welcome to Dinosaur Dracula’s 20

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Vampire Show.

    Time to get spooky on the Purple Stuff Podcast! From now through Halloween, all of our shows will have a haunted slant. This season is gonna need all the help it can get, and we’re excited to do our part — starting now! This week, me and Jay from Sludge Central finally pay tribute

  • Purple Stuff tackles Friday the 13th: The Series!

    Friday the 13th: The Series had long been a blind spot for me, but now that I’ve gotten better acquainted, I’m on my way to becoming a big fan. Mix The X-Files into The Conjuring universe, and add several dashes of Tales from the Darkside. That’s the vibe. You won’t even miss Jason

  • Purple Stuff: Eight Great Sea Monsters!

    Every single one of you loves sea monsters. I do, too. Always have. Whether it’s a shark with a particular bloodlust or some giant leviathan with twisted sea horns and a big giant human feet, I’m all-in on every sea monster. Soooo, I’m happy to report that the latest Purple Stuff Pod

  • Purple Stuff: Eight Creepy Commercials!

    Some of my friends have been shielding themselves from the Perpetually Unsettling News with horror movies. I totally get it, because I’ve been doing it too. I guess it’s a matter of replacing bad and lasting scares with the good and fleeting kind? Considering his bladed glove, it’s i

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Shocktober ’92!

    It’s time for a very special episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast! For years, you’ve heard us wax nostalgic about WPIX’s old Shocktober horror movie marathons. Hell, I’ve even written giant articles about it. (Several, actually.) Today, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit are gonna reli

  • Old Junk Food in Maniac Cop 2!

    Maniac Cop 2 is a wonderful horror movie that improves upon the original in every way. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. I’ve never actually seen the whole thing, despite listening to the Maniac Cop Rap several times each week. I did watch the first 15 minutes, though, thanks to a ti

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 25!

    Well, here’s the 25th (!!!) edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, which’ll also be the last edition posted during this year’s Halloween Countdown. (I hate how final that sounds. Can I take it back?) I wasn’t expecting to find enough ads for another chapter, but two friends cam

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Universal Monsters!

    We wanted to do something extra Halloweeny for the Purple Stuff Podcast’s big October episode, so hey, let’s dive into the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS. Course, if you’re looking for discussion about the classic movies, this isn’t the podcast for you. Me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle t

  • The Toxic Avenger Ruined My Life.

    “Ma, I don’t want to grow up.” That was me in 1987. No, I wasn’t quoting the Toys “R” Us commercials. One night, my parents were out of town — Atlantic City, no doubt — and I was left in my sister’s charge. As was usually the case, she only “babysat” me in quo

  • New Universal Monsters Bend-Ems Figures!

    Well, here’s one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 Halloween season: Walgreens is now selling Universal Monsters Bend-Ems figures! Beautiful, aren’t they? The set includes Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, all wearing expressions that do litt

  • 1981 TV Premiere of Halloween, on NBC.

    On October 30th, 1981, John Carpenter’s Halloween ran on television for the first time ever. Included as part of NBC’s Friday Night at the Movies series, I’m not sure that anyone could’ve predicted that this one specific broadcast would become as famous as it did. See, as part of t

  • Addams Family Menu at IHOP!

    If you didn’t hear the news, IHOP just unleashed a special SPOOKY menu in celebration of the new Addams Family movie, which hits theaters on October 11th. I’m pretty sure I’ll be seeing the movie, but I was 100% sure that I’d be eating purple pancakes within 12 hours of IHOP’s an

  • I ate pancakes at the Friday the 13th diner.

    Hey, did you hear? It’s Friday the 13th. I hope you’re making the most of this holy day, whether it’s with movie marathons or masked mirror selfies. I wasn’t planning anything special for the occasion, but on a hot tip from my pal Lindsey, I ended up in Blairstown, New Jersey, wher

  • Hormel’s Frank ‘n Stuff Hot Dogs!

    At the tail end of 1984, Hormel introduced the most Halloweeny of all hot dogs. Probably not the kickoff line you were expecting, but whatever, you’re here. Let’s talk about Frank ‘n Stuff! I’ve mentioned Frank ‘n Stuff in prior articles, but I thought it deserved a proper, stand