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  • Halloween Junk Food History, Part II: 2004!

    Today I’m continuing my Halloween Junk Food History series with a look at ten of the hottest Halloween treats from 2004. Get set for Shrek Twinkies and Mountain Dew Pitch Black! Who knew that discontinued candy could make you nostalgic for the 2000s? You can watch the video above, or mor

  • I spent $92 at a horror convention.

    I visited the New Jersey Horror Con in Atlantic City over the weekend. Specifically at the old Showboat hotel, where I used to bowl while my parents gambled. Good times as always! There’s nothing quite like seeing horror celebs and retired pro-wrestlers wander over AC’s patente

  • Dino Drac’s 2021 Halloween Countdown!

    The stink of pumpkin candles. The chillier air. The excuse to go to Target beyond needing cat food and Goodfellow-brand facemasks. Can you feel it, guys? The Halloween season IS HERE. …and so am I! Welcome to Dinosaur Dracula’s 2021 Halloween Countdown — a multi-month celebra

  • Halloween Junk Food History, Part I: 2003!

    Surprise! The start of September doubles as the totally undeniable start of the Halloween season, and I’m kicking it off in a big way. Today begins a four-part video series where I look back at some of the hottest Halloween junk foods from the early-to-mid 2000s! First up: Ten terrifying

  • 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

  • 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

  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween, everyone! (What’s left of it, anyway.) I hope you’ve had a great season, and I hope Dinosaur Dracula’s 2019 Halloween Countdown made it a little more special. Here’s a quick video that basically says the same, but also features a giant demon rabbit:  WATCH IN SC

  • Madd Matt’s Latest Bag of Halloween Junk.

    In case you couldn’t tell by the dead leaves, the chilly weather and all of the Santa Claus stuff at Dollar Tree, it is now OCTOBER. The greatest month of the year. Time for me to celebrate with two pounds of zombie makeup:  WATCH IN HD ON YOUTUBE! Madd Matt returns to the Halloween

  • Target is selling Dinosaur Dracula dolls?!

    If you haven’t heard the big news, the crown jewel of Target’s 2019 Halloween collection is… Dinosaur Dracula? Well, Target is calling it a “dragon,” but I know Dinosaur Dracula when I see him. While it would’ve been nice for Target to ask me before painting Dino Drac orange an

  • Mountain Dew VOODEW Soda Review!

    I’m pleased to announce that I’m finally ready to do the Dew. Mountain Dew VOODEW, that is! Nyuk nyuk nyuk. New for 2019, it’s a chalky white mystery flavor fronted by a faceless grim reaper in an orange cloak. I say with total sincerity that it doesn’t get any better than that. Th

  • Dino Drac’s 2019 Halloween Countdown!

    People like you and me, we spend most of our time just surviving. We distract ourselves as often as we can with whatever we can, but there’s always this quiet pulse of survival, like it’s what we’ll settle for even if it’s nowhere near what we’re hoping for. But then, for two mon

  • Halloween Finds from Old Card Stores!

    For years now, I’ve been telling y’all that old greeting card stores are some of the best places to find ancient Halloween stuff. It was never a stretch: Locating these stores has been one of my Halloween rituals for a loooong time, and guys, they never disappoint. Since mom-and-pop gr

  • Halloween Finds from an old Party Store!

    We visited a random party store in Jersey, and guys, this place was a goldmine. Looked like it hadn’t been renovated since 1992. The layout of their mask section was SO old school. Taking that as a hint, I dug deeper and found tons of vintage Halloween thingies hiding in the aisles. Tak

  • Reese’s Puffs BATS Cereal: Video Review!

    If you follow me on social media, you know that I’ve been going nuts trying to find that new bat-shaped version of Reese’s Puffs cereal. I love a happy ending: Yep, I finally found it! (I say “finally” as if finding a Halloween cereal during the first week of September is somehow o

  • Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes Review!

    Behold, my first big find of the 2018 Halloween season! Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes are in stores now, and guys, they are good. Maybe even grrrreat. I’ve never been the biggest pumpkin spice guy, but I like it when it works, and this stuff works. I figured it would, given that pretty mu

  • Dino Drac’s 2018 Halloween Countdown HAS BEGUN!

    There was this guy, Francis Bacon. English philosopher during the tail-end of the 1500s. I don’t know much about Mr. Bacon, but he had one really great quote: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Welcome to Dinosaur Dracula’s 2018 Halloween C

  • Funko’s Freddy and Jason HORROR CEREALS!

    Y’all heard the news about Funko’s amazing line of cereals, right? They all look interesting, but two were of particular interest to me. You can probably guess which! Yep, we now have officially licensed Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees BREAKFAST CEREALS. I still can’t believe it. I

  • Flea Market Finds: Video Edition!

    I didn’t want to let the summer slip by without hitting a flea market at least once, so this past Saturday, I braved the sun and swore to never do that again. The Englishtown flea market in New Jersey did not disappoint. It rarely does. This is the same flea market I’ve written about m

  • The Jaws Bar Ice Pop Taste Test!

    It is my great honor to introduce you to the coolest thing on Earth: THE JAWS BAR. If you listened to the last Purple Stuff episode, you heard us gush about these incredible shark-shaped treats, which are made in South Korea. So did our friend Nicole, who discovered that they were actually

  • Video: Talking Cryptkeeper “Beach Bum” Doll!

    Guys! I found the perfect subject for Cruel Summer’s first video: That thing. A Talking Cryptkeeper doll from 1993, where our pal is randomly dressed like a beach bum. Dude could be the mascot for Cruel Summer. Here’s everything you need to know about this sunny savage, in just under f

  • Christmas at Dollar Tree.

    Today’s video covers my Christmas shopping spree at Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree’s assortment of Xmas decorations and novelties is… interesting. During Halloween, they can get away with anything, since spooky stuff only seems to improve with cheapness and cheese. Christmas junk, on the o

  • Pepsi Christmas Cola from Japan!

    It wouldn’t be the holiday season without piles of ridiculous junk food to obsess over: Take this, for example. PEPSI CHRISTMAS COLA. It’s pretty much a direct sequel to Pepsi Halloween Cola, right down to the sad fact that you’ll need to import it from Japan and spend way more on sh

  • Hostess Peppermint Twinkies: Video Review!

    I’ve been quietly surveying all of the new-for-2017 holiday junk foods, and man, there sure are a lot of them. Good ones, too! Even if you’re not into the red-and-green season, I hope you can at least appreciate the fun garbage you’re gonna get to eat. Take these monsters, for exampl

  • 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

  • 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