Friday, July 22, 2011

Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer

Here's the newest trailer for season 2 of The Walking Dead. Can't wait.

Now, get back to enjoying your weekend.

Monster Mash? Please, I Want A Party

Another trip back into the 90's in this post. It just seems like Halloween meant more back then. I guess that's because it was when I was a child and it was way more fun and I noticed more things than I care to consider now. Regardless, a big developing of my Halloween obsession started with the good ol' NES system and a game for it called Monster Party.

Here's a look at the box it came in:

If that doesn't pique your interest, then you are no Halloween fan. The funny thing about that box cover, though, is that some of the characters don't even appear as enemies for you to face. If they are in the game, they are so obscure that you'd never know.

That's one of the things that made this game a gem. It was extremely odd. I emphasize the word "odd" because it is the only real way of describing the storyline and the game in general. You are a boy coming home from a baseball game and a gargoyle asks you to help fight evil creatures in some other world or dimension. Of course, you reluctantly agree.

Since this isn't a review, necessarily, you can read the rest of the plot and enemy list here at the Wikipedia page.

It was a big deal at the time because it was the goriest and most frightening (for video games at least) video game of all time. It featured blood and death. It even says the word "Hell" (GASP) at one point in the game. This was coming from a game for the NES, mind you, which was created by a company who was a supporter of video game censorship.

Anyways, this game is a must play for anyone who's a fan of spooky anything that will get you in the mood for Halloween. As a matter of fact, NO EXCUSES! Don't have a NES system or the game? Suck it up, because here is a link to play it online and witness this bizarre piece of art for yourself.

Enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


McDonald's used to be quite a Halloween friendly joint, if you remember. It seemed like, as a kid anyways, that they were doing something Halloween related every year. This included the famed pumpkin/ghost/witch pails, Happy Meal toys, etc.

Well, in 1995 they decided to do something very cool. They gave out cassette tapes that featured spooky songs and scary sound effects alongside the toys. Although I was only 5 at the time, I definitely remember these special treats and loved them to death. I listened to the one or two tapes I had as much as possible. If you are completely clueless to these or you may remember vaguely, here is a commercial spot to help you out:

I'm pretty sure I had the Hamburglar and Grimace toys and one of the tapes. Unfortunately, those toys and tapes are LONG gone. If only we knew how much we'd miss our childhood when our parents told us to gather things for a garage sale...

Luckily, other people do save these gems that appear lost in time. Here are a couple YouTube videos featuring the tapes. The B side of them (the spooky sounds and instrumental music) are the best, so just sit tight while listening. (my favorite of the two. side b is great.) (all sing-a-long type.)

These are the only two I have been able to find, so if you know where the others are just leave a comment and I'll add them to the post.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Turning The Page

It's time to turn the page for this site. The format will still consist of the typical images, videos, music, haiku, etc., but will not, necessarily, be delivered daily. This will give me an opportunity to make more meaningful posts with insight or opinion instead of the rapid fire updates with little or no content.

Something else I may give a try is picking a designated day of the week (likely Friday) for listing links to recent Halloween and paranormal related stories.

...the book is far from over, though.

Now, enjoy the last bit of weekend. See you tomorrow.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Decapitate The Bike

Danny Elfman - Clown Dream

This is from the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure. The music for this particular scene is a combination of silliness and the right amount of evil. Great track.

Enjoy the weekend. See you on Monday.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Out of The Mist

One of the scariest things, I've always felt, was the idea of a ghost ship. A lone ship sailing at sea without a single soul to be found on board. And then there's the ship the doesn't actually exist, but the one you are sure you saw...

Image by George Smith.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot Dogs On The Grill Yet?

Image by ~swtdrmrsn911.

Enjoy the weekend and have a happy 4th of July! See you on Tuesday.