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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…

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!