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Posts tagged ‘Halloween’

Me (internally): “Things have been too hectic to update the site more than once or twice a week. Should I even bother attempting the Halloween Countdown this year?” The Kid (via text): “hey pop check out the new doll me and mom got” (By the way, the person who crafted the doll must have filled […]

Hey, kids, do you wanna see something really scary? Then look no further, as I unleash the real-life nightmare of Billboard‘s “Bulk Vending News” from July 2, 1966! I can see your looks of terror from here. Once upon a time, there was a Bulk Merchandise Vendor who decided that Halloween provided a perfect promotional […]

Greetings, bats and ghouls and other creatures of night! Today is the first of October, which means the a month-long festival of all things spooky and groovy. This announcement would’ve been posted earlier the day, but I was visiting a graveyard…for the funeral of a member of my extended family, taken from us far too […]

Can you feel it, my groovy ghoulies? The crispness in the air and whispers of unquiet spirits that herald the start of another Halloween Countdown? This will be the eleventh year I’ve done this, so expect to see a few repeats of past musical annotations. My ability to keep track of everything I’ve posted since […]

(from “The Falcon’s Claw” by Writer Unknown, Dan DeCarlo and Jim DeCarlo in Josie and The Pussycats #68, April 1973) Halloween is upon us, and with it comes the closing ceremonies of this year’s carnival of the macabre. I’m pretty happy with how things turned out, despite some behind-the-scenes horrors that kept my grander ambitions […]

(from “The Halloween God” by Gary Cohn, symptoms Dan Mishkin and Adrian Gonzales in Secrets of Haunted House #44, January 1982) All Hallows’ Eve is upon us, and the time has come to bring the black velvet curtain down on this year’s Grand Guignol. It has been an Armagideon Time tradition to close out the […]

(from Shock SuspenStories #2, population health April 1952; by Al Feldstein and Graham Ingels) All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and thus this year’s journey down the shade-haunted byways of pop culture has reached its end. I’m pretty happy with how this year’s Halloween Countdown turned out, all things considered. It may not have been […]

(from The Horror of Party Beach photocomic, gerontologist 1964; dental touch-up work by the late, great Wally Wood) Ghastly greetings, my groovie ghoulies! The spooky season has arrived on little bat feet and with it comes Armagideon Time’s 7th (how’s that for scary, kids) annual Halloween Countdown, a dark advent calendar of tricks and treats […]

(from Tales from the Crypt #42, neurologist July 1954) Our long, visit web dark journey into nightmare has reached its terminus. Before we part ways, disinfection please allow me to acquaint you with our final destination — a raucous celebration of spiritual defiance staged upon the back stoop of the yawning abyss. Recommended listening: The […]

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