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 I could name. I grew up watching it — I mean religiously watching it — and no amount of late-night jitters ever got me to stop.
Unsolved Mysteries didn’t have a monopoly on such subjects, but the fact that I spent my childhood convinced that I was surrounded by ghosts, space aliens, sea monsters and satanists was still mostly its fault. It’s weird, but the world seemed so much more interesting that way.
Jay from Sludge Central had similar experiences with the series. On our latest pod, we’re diving deep into six of our favorite segments from the show’s bazillion-season run. Covers everything from UFOs to really mean ghosts!
The classic Unsolved Mysteries episodes are currently streaming on both Prime and YouTube, though I prefer the latter since you’re not inundated with so many randomly-placed ads. If you wanna watch the segments we talk about, just follow the links below: Read More…
If you’re already a Dino Drac Funpack subscriber, congratulations, you’re part of a currently maxed-out club!
Subscriptions are closed for February’s Funpack, though I do have a few spare boxes that I can sell on an individual basis. (Scroll to the bottom if interested, and be quick!)
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February is one of the dreariest months of the year, so I designed this box with weird winter cheer in mind. Weird winter cheer, and so much Batman. Keep scrolling to learn about everything in this month’s Funpack! Read More…
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 Spookies was filmed. Back then, it was just a rundown mansion with moldy walls and busted electricity. Terrible for most purposes, but perfect for a low-budget horror movie:
Now, this place wasn’t just “in” the movie — it WAS the movie. Everything you see in Spookies was shot in that house, or in front of that house, or in back of that house. Hell, if I remember the story correctly, many in the cast and crew actually slept there during filming.
While inside tours are on hold due to Covid, I mainly just wanted to see the front of it, anyway. Turns out that I live just an hour away from the Jay House. (On a good day, at least. I have to take the GW Bridge to get there, which is often so stuffed with traffic, I’d get to Point B faster by mailing myself via UPS Ground.) Read More…
The Purple Stuff Podcast is kicking off the new year with a trip to THE FUTURE!
We’re looking at things that were either set in the future, or that just seemed futuristic in their time. It’s a super eclectic mix loosely bound to one vague subject, but hey, that’s us!
Get set for an hour with me and Jay from Sludge Central, as we ramble on about everything from Photon guns to Casio calculator watches to a little-known movie called Star Crystal.
As a reminder, we’re also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show every month. It’s a good time to sign up: January’s bonus show is already live, and we’re planning *two* bonus shows in February. Thanks so much for your support! Read More…