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Now this is a Double Feature that I would have killed to see back in the day at my local Drive-In! [Via] Zombie Phan

Alone in the Dark 2: Clown Scene

I know to you young whippersnappers the original Alone in the Dark games probably don’t seem very scary, but I remember jumping out of my computer chair more than once while playing them. Sure the graphics look dated now, but … Continue reading ?

Retroist Podcast – Episode 121 – The Retroist Halloween Special IV

This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today’s show is all about Halloween memories! … Continue reading ?

3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night

Here’s a delightful halloween classic. Creep Night was one of the first PC games I ever got, for the first PC I ever had. I’ve always liked pinball, and this is a very good PC pinball game. I also really … Continue reading ?

Frankenstein (1931) Trailer

1931 was a great year for movie horror. It’s alive!!!

8-bit Michael Myers Wallpaper

Myers was never more frightening as when he was on the Atari 2600.

The Wizard of Oz Flying Winged Monkey Costume Test Photo from 1938

I adore the Wizard of Oz. When I was young, and it was on TV, I would not have been torn away from the TV for all the chocolate milk in New Jersey. Do this day, the flying monkeys still … Continue reading ?

Pick up a copy of The Funhouse Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

The Halloween movie train keeps rolling, but this year in HD! Arrgh! That would have been a much better intro for Terror Train. Oh well. Last night I finally watched one of the latest releases from Scream Factory, the 1981 … Continue reading ?

Ultra Seven: The Complete Series Coming to DVD

Great news from Shout! Factory… THE EARTH IS IN DANGER! Even now, fiendish hands are stretching out from the distant stars to seize the world…From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji, the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the … Continue reading ?

Halloween 4, 5, and 6 Openings

Halloweens 1, 2, and 3 are my favorites in the Halloween franchise. I watch them every year. Halloweens 4, 5, and 6…not so much. I watched them once, and don’t think I ever will again. Sure, I thought 4 had … Continue reading ?

Mr. Potato Head Witch Kit

It’s fun, it’s retro, it’s safe and it’s mess free. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Mr. Potato Head Witch Kit. For around $15 you’ll receive all the parts you need to make your own Mr. Potato Head … Continue reading ?

Memories of WPIX Channel 11

WPIX, local affiliate TV station. Before the disappearance of individual, regional flavor, during my youth on the east coast, this station was king. They aired movies like Revenge of the Nerds, Weird Science, Critters, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and, apparently, The … Continue reading ?

Terror Train Comes to Blu-Ray – All Aboard…If you Dare!

If the 1970s or 1980s horror films should have taught a generation something, it is that you do not play a mind breaking prank on someone. Because they will come back when you least expect it and the will be … Continue reading ?

The United Monster Talent Agency “Newsreel”!

What a perfect time to view this INCREDIBLE short film by legendary make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero that spoofs the classic Newsreels that used to precede a feature film as well as revealing the “truth” of what the Universal Studios … Continue reading ?

Wax Fangs

Of all the non-edible items I used to get each Halloween, I think I liked wax fangs the most. Much more so than wax lips, for sure. At least wax fangs tie in to Halloween. All wax lips ever made … Continue reading ?

NBC Saturday Mornings Monster Squad Showed Monsters Didn’t Have to be Evil

Before The Monster Squad there was…Monster Squad? In September 1976 a short-lived Saturday morning live-action television series aired on NBC and starred Fred Grandy, Gopher from The Love Boat, as a crime-fighting college student. Grandy plays Walt, a college student … Continue reading ?

Vigo the Carpathian Poster

Behold for he is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him! On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, he sat on a throne of blood! What was will be! What is will be no … Continue reading ?

Homemade 1980s Ewok Halloween Costume

I am not sure when exactly this photo was taken, but I have a lot of respect for the adult that made this ewok costume (not that the clown isn’t cool, but look at that ewok). I begged for a … Continue reading ?

A Halloween Night

I have an unwritten rule about Halloween viewing. Okay, now that I’m writing it down for you, I guess that makes it a written rule. In any case, here it is: Halloween viewing should be Halloween-oriented. You shouldn’t just watch … Continue reading ?

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