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Video: 1989 TV Broadcast of Amityville 3-D!

I’ve been sitting on a particularly great home-recorded VHS tape for a while now, waiting for the Halloween Countdown to get rollin’ so I could show you its holy/unholy contents. The day is finally here!


In my new vid, we’re diving into a network television broadcast of Amityville 3-D, recorded back in October of 1989. This aired on WWOR-TV in New York, which was probably the only broadcast network that would’ve fricked around with a movie like Amityville 3-D.

I’ll tell you a bit about the film, but this video is really just an excuse to talk about the great TV commercials that aired during it. We’ve got everything from Robert Stack’s Maaco commercial to a sultry 900 number, and maybe even some English Muffins.

I had a lot of fun with this one, and I hope it shows. “1989 TV broadcast of Amityville 3-D” isn’t exactly the easiest pitch to make, but give it a shot. If you’re into the kind of junk I cover, you’re gonna dig this.

Fun fact, or maybe a not-so-fun fact: I’ve been under the weather today, but I muscled through this fairly major edit to keep up my Friday night video release streak. So when you watch this, just know that I suffered for it! I suffered more than anyone should for a video about old Maaco commercials.

Hope you dig the vid, and have a spooky Saturday and Sunday! Remember to keep checking Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing, too, because brother, it works weekends.

Video: 1988 Woolworth Halloween Circular!

Start your spooky September weekend with a ten-minute Dino Drac video about ninja costumes:


Naw, it’s about more than just that. I’m thrilled to debut my big dissection of a Halloween-themed Woolworth circular from 1988, absolutely STUFFED with everything that made the Octobers of your childhood great.

We’re talking about costumes, candy, some kind of weird laughing doll, and even a big batch of horror movies on VHS. I’m very happy with how this one turned out, and I hope it gives you all kinds of haunted fuzzies.

Enjoy the vid! (And if you do, please share it around!) Have a great weekend, and remember to stop by Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing every night, too!

Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack!

The wait is over! It’s time to unveil Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack – the second of three Halloween-themed Funpacks for the 2022 season!


Subscriptions are currently closed, but I have a fair number of spares that I can sell on an individual basis. The September Funpacks usually sell out quickly, so if you’re interested, rush to the bottom of this post to see if there are any left!

Now let’s talk about this month’s box! It’s a banger, IMO, with two key items sharing top billing that arguably cover the purchase price all on their own. And then there’s still a pile of goodies beyond them! Let’s dive in… Read More…

Dino Drac’s 2022 Halloween Countdown!

Well guys, we did it. We survived so many months of pain and aggravation to make it back home. The spooky season has returned, and so has Dinosaur Dracula’s Halloween Countdown!


Let’s kick things off with Madd Matt reviewing yet another bag of Halloween junk. It’s tradition, after all.

Make sure you’re subscribed to Dino Drac on YouTube, because there will be several more new videos posted between now and the big day. It’s gonna be my primary focus this year. I know I say that every year, but this time I mean it. Swear.

If you’re new to the site, it comes alive during the Halloween season. So do I, actually. I’ve told you a thousand times before, but this is the only time of the year when you can constantly turn nothing into something.

Everything from supermarket runs to mindless TV watching becomes a celebration of the season. This is when a little means a lot. The beauty of Halloween is that it’s everywhere. It’s a way to reframe so many ordinary things as extraordinary experiences.

Like, later tonight I’m probably driving to Walmart, right? I’m out of cat food. During the off-season, that’s just an errand. Now it’s an excuse to blast spooky tunes in the car, and to hunt bat-shaped chips in Aisle 12.

Keep that thought in mind, all through the season. Read More…