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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…

Purple Stuff: Spooky Songs Volume IX!

I’d say that the Halloween season is coming, but the truth is, it’s already here! Supermarkets are full of Count Chocula, party stores are 50% skeletons, and Glade’s already brought back their pumpkin spice air fresheners. It might be 200 degrees outside, but guys, we are IN it.

So me and Jay from Sludge Central were all too happy to join the fray with this year’s first Halloween episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast. Get set for SPOOKY SONGS, VOLUME IX.

Yeah, we’ve now done this NINE times. I can’t believe it either. Also can’t believe that we’re still managing to find rockin’ and eerie tracks for your Halloween playlists. Join us as we celebrate ten songs that you all should be listening to, all season long!

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

(…which you can also access on Apple, Spotify, or any of the other usual haunts.)

It’s a hot & haunted assortment of tracks this year, with a heavy dose of themes from classic horror movies. Should get you in the spirit for sure!

As a reminder, The Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show each and every month. (And get access to all prior bonus shows!) From now through Halloween, they’ll all have spooky themes, too!

Oh, and while I have you!

In a stunning twist, we contributed a special episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast to physical copies of the Out There Halloween Mega Tape – aka the sequel to the WNUF Halloween Special!

Chris LaMartina (writer, director, producer) invited us aboard, and we had a blast. Out There Halloween Mega Tape is set in the ‘90s and full of on-point TV commercial spoofs, and that’s where we come in. Check the special features to hear us name our favorite commercials from the tape, totally in-universe. So much fun!

PS: Some of you may be wondering if the Halloween Countdown is coming. Yes, it is, in whatever form it takes. Be here next Friday night!

Dino Drac’s Eerie August Funpack is here!

The time has come! Introducing Dino Drac’s Eerie August Funpack, the first of three all-spooky Funpacks in celebration of the 2022 Halloween season!

I’m now entering my eighth year (!!!) doing these Funpacks, and the trio of Halloween boxes have always been the most popular. On that note, subscriptions are currently closed, but I do have a fair number of spares to sell on a one-time basis.

Scroll to the bottom for ordering info, and be quick about it, because once these are gone, they’re really gone!

We’re not easing into the season this year, no sir. The Eerie August Funpack is actually more of an Eerie August Funsack, with everything stuffed into one of these swank fabric jack-o’-lantern bags. What’s inside? Keep reading to find out! Read More…

Creepshow 2 WPIX Broadcast from 1990!

With minutes left in the month, we’re technically NOT LATE with this month’s episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast! In our defense, this one is best served at night!

Join me and Jay from Sludge Central as we dive deep into a 1990 WPIX broadcast of CREEPSHOW 2, with original TV commercials and all!

I feel like Creepshow 2 is one of those horror movies everyone loves, even if it’s kind of a rarely-mentioned love. In any event, *I* love it, and I love WPIX, so this was a marriage made in heaven. A hard-R horror movie right there on network television, barely edited, just waiting to assault my eleven-year-old senses!

Not only do we gab about the film, but we’re also plucking out our favorite television commercials that aired during the broadcast, featuring everything from Reebok Pumps to Mountain Dew.

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

You can also find the podcast on Spotify, Apple or any of the other usual haunts.

…and if you’d like to see the commercials we talk about, I put together this bonus video that includes all of ‘em, plus some other choice spots that aired during the broadcast:


As a reminder, the Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show every month. July’s is already there, if you wanna hear our preview of this year’s hottest Halloween junk food!

Thanks so much for your ears, and for sharing the show around. We hope you dig the new episode!