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Tag: 31 days of halloween

Ranking the Tales in ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

Every year on Halloween night at the Bloody Popcorn house, after the kids are in bed—full of candy and probably dreaming about Christmas—we watch Trick ‘r Treat. No film captures the season better. Ranking the segments in Trick ‘r Treat is hard as hell. It would be hard even if they were completely separated out… Read More ›

Non-Halloween for a Fun Halloween

This is it, kiddies. Halloween is almost over — for some it already is. And according to my social media feelers, it looks like this year was hit or miss for Halloween spirit. It happens. Just blame the election. So before we close the season out with a super-duper spooky article tomorrow, let’s get generic for a… Read More ›

My Old Hardcore Band Played a Halloween Show Once

I spent a large chunk of my life going to hardcore and punk shows. I was in a couple hardcore bands too, the most notable of which lasted about a year at the turn of the millennium. The band was called Brass Knuckles…or Brass KnuXXXles—we were straight edge as fuck! Nah, just kidding, we were… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 19: “2016 Halloween Celebration!”

Happy Halloween, friends! On this week’s episode we cover all things holiday-spooky — including costumes, movies, songs, treats, and much more! It’s a Halloween extravaganza! Of sorts. We also chat up recent movie viewings (High Spirits, Starry Eyes); have a rant about The Walking Dead; and preview the next episode (action movies)! Drinking game options: Every time… Read More ›

My Pop Culture Halloween Party Guest List!

For absolute kicks, I created a guest list to my dream Halloween party. And who are the guests, you say? Movie and TV characters/personalities with a penchant for Halloween fun, respect, and entertainment. Take a gander at my list below — and be sure to let me know who YOU would add to your perfect party…. Read More ›

Ranking the ‘Roseanne’ Halloween Episodes!

Everyone knows Roseanne is the self-proclaimed Queen of Halloween. Beginning with the show’s second season, Roseanne set the standard for Halloween TV entertainment. The episodes are gruesome, funny, and full of unbelievable pranks, props and parties—all of which would realistically set the Conner family back a pretty penny (and most likely did). So, let’s celebrate… Read More ›

Halloween Playlist: 60s Garage Punk

Today’s Halloween playlist is not entirely a beast of my own creation. In 2014, Rockbeat Records released the seasonally essential three-disc Halloween Nuggets: Monsters Sixties A Go-Go set. This set is a hodge podge of spooky tracks from the 50s and 60s, featuring surf tunes, novelty songs, rockabilly stuff, and, most importantly to me, garage… Read More ›

Danzig’s Skeletons: A one-year-later review

Skeletons, the all covers album from Glenn Danzig and crew, was released almost a year ago. And between this record and the recent Misfits reunion shows,  it seems like Glenn is happy for the first time in his life. On Skeletons, eternal sad boy Danzig actually sounds like he is having…fun? Initially, the cover art… Read More ›

Night of the Living Dead Volume 1: Sins of the Father

It says right on the back of this graphic novel that it is a “retelling” of the original film. So much has been done and remade and reused from this film that nothing really seems like a great offense at this point, so that statement does nothing to add or takeaway from the book. The… Read More ›

‘Square Pegs’: Spend a little Halloween (XII) in Weemawee

Halloween episodic television output can be really great. You know the ones. Roseanne, The Office, Tales from the Darkside, Beverly Hills, 90210, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Freaks and Geeks. Hell, I even have a season three Halloween episode of Cheers playing in the background right now. So, what about the lesser-known ones?  We all have… Read More ›