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BP Podcast, Episode 20: “Breaking Down Our Favorite Action Movies”

Move over horror, this week we dive into the other bloody genre – ACTION! And for this episode, we each list our top 8 action movies (warning: there is slight overlap). From Stallone and Statham, to Lundgren and Schwarzenegger, we got you covered.

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 ›

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 ›

‘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 ›

‘Freaks and Geeks’ and “Tricks and Treats”

This time every year I am so glad that Freaks and Geeks had the foresight to do a Halloween episode during their first season, before being prematurely cancelled. “Tricks and Treats”, the show’s third ep, aired on October 30, 1999, and is a high point in a way-too-short series of high points. When the episode… Read More ›

Finding the Halloween in ‘High Spirits’

What defines a Halloween movie? Must it ooze haunts and candy from every frame? Or will a casual reference or pumpkin suffice? Well, how about something in the weird middle: High Spirits, the 1988 supernatural comedy by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). The story centers on a soon-to-be repossessed Irish castle-turned-hotel. In a last ditch… Read More ›

Battle of the Heavy Metal Halloween Anthems!

In my mind, heavy metal and horror have always gone hand in hand. You don’t have to like one to like the other, but the aesthetics, themes, ideas and content are so similar in both. So it’s not surprising that there are a good lot o’ metal tunes that are specific to Halloween. Really, just… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 17: “‘Night of the Demons’ ’88 and ’09 Revisited!”

FALL IS HERE! So, this week, we kick-start our celebration with our first Halloween-inspired episode. And here we revisit Night of the Demons ’88 and ’09!