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Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack!

Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack is here!! A box of ghoulish goodies shipped from my door to your door, filled with creepy collectibles!


I gotta keep it real with you: This one is pretty much sold out! If you’re an active subscriber, you’re obviously covered. If anyone new wants in, I *may* have some spares available once I complete my counts, but the truth is that there’s already a long waitlist for this one. So, you can email me to get on the waitlist, but I can’t make any promises!

I’ll go into specifics on availability at the bottom, but first, let’s take a look at everything inside this month’s box! Read More…

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 more appropriately on YouTube. (Where you should also subscribe to me! Yeah, do that!)

2004 had some pretty major stuff for Halloween foodies, but then it had just as many “sleeper hits” that I’m sure most of you have completely forgotten about. I’ll be glad to help remind ya!

Thanks so much for watching. Very much enjoying doing videos on a regular basis this year. If you enjoy the Halloween Junk Food History series, sharing this video around is a huge help.

PS: If you didn’t catch the first edition, you can also learn about ten of the best Halloween snacks from 2003!

I’m gonna let this video hog the spotlight for a day or two, but I’ll be back later this week with more spooky goodies.

Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 30!

There are some heavy hitters in this edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, and then also stuff that you definitely won’t remember. I prefer my articles to have polar extremes. Kick back with exactly 150 seconds’ worth of spooky old TV spots, yanked from my tape collection:

Real Ghostbusters Proton Pack! (1986)

Way back when, me and the neighborhood kids loved pretending that we were Ghostbusters. Kenner made it easy, since virtually every gadget seen in the film and cartoon got a toy version. Even so, I think there was more to it than that.

See, pretending to be Ghostbusters did not also require us to pretend we had bulging muscles, or super strength, or the ability to transform into semi-trucks. The Ghostbusters had brains, but they were also just like… regular dudes. I wasn’t writing a check that my doughy ass couldn’t cash.

Plus, “ghosts” were the perfect enemy because they didn’t actually need to be there. We just pretended they were invisible, because ghosts so often are. Making that plastic PKE meter click was all the proof we needed, and zapping unseen ghosts with a big yellow pool noodle was probably the highlight of my first ten years on this planet. Read More…

2021’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 1!

It’s a banner year for Halloween junk food. I know I say that every year, but I really mean it this time. There’s just so much out there.

What strikes me about this season is that while we’re getting big swings like Monster Mash cereal, we’re also getting tons of “little things” that don’t quite pass muster for social media buzz, but are worth picking up all the same.

There are enough new goodies to make cataloging ‘em all a tall order, but I’m gonna do my best. Here’s the first edition of 2021’s Best Halloween Junk Food. I’m usually good for three of these articles during the Countdown, but this year, I wouldn’t be shocked if we made it to five. There’s that much new stuff!

Mountain Dew VooDew III!
(Found at 7-Eleven)

Okay, so a spooky soda getting a goddamned threequel was gonna be a win no matter what the stuff tasted like. Even so, I was apprehensive about taking my first sip, as I was last in line and I’d already read soooo many negative reviews of this year’s mystery flavor.

Happy to report that I disagree with the naysayers. This is my favorite of the three VooDews, and I’m frankly shocked that folks seem lukewarm about it. To me, the mystery flavor is pretty obviously Starburst. Specifically red or pink Starburst, which are some of my favorite candies, so it’s no surprise that I married that bottle and we’re now Facebook Official.

As you’ll recall, the first VooDew was supposed to taste like candy corn, while VooDew II’s mystery flavor was generic Skittles. Going from Skittles to Starburst is a pretty “undramatic” change, so I don’t doubt that when Mtn Dew spills the beans, they’ll say it was something different. Doesn’t matter. I know Starburst when I taste it, and this is Starburst.

GRADE: A. Please keep this series going, Mtn Dew! A new VooDew every Halloween until the day I die. Only then can you stop. Read More…