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KISS at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Being thankful for KISS’ performance at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Remember when KISS performed during the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? It was awesome. Not because it was a spectacularly good performance or anything. I mean, we’ve all seen them belt out way better versions of “Rock N’ Roll All Nite” than they’re gonna while lip syncing and being dragged along on a float at 11… Read More ›

Can Halloween day save a lost season?

Approximately 31 days ago, I opened a blank Google doc and prepped work on some Halloween content ideas. The season felt fresh and I was jazzed on pumping out some spooky stuff. I had plans for writing about the new Halloween, perfectly topical TV, and even did research for a new video. Plus, we had… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 33: “Witchboard, Ouija & Games.. Oh My!”

On this episode of the Bloody Popcorn Podcast, we dive into the (first two) Witchboard and Ouija movies – as well as “play” a little Ouija ourselves… So, which movies are better? Did Ouija really suck as bad as they say? Did our own talking board session work? Listen to this podcast episode and find… Read More ›

2017 Holiday Cards & Giveaway!

Sign up is CLOSED!  We’re back for our THIRD year of holiday cards! (See previous years: 2016 & 2015) It seems we all could use a little extra cheer in our lives, so let us send you a card! No strings attached. Just an honest-to-goodness, ol’ fashioned Christmas card (poorly designed by us), sent directly… Read More ›

Tales from the Darkside: Is “The Casavin Curse” still scary?

For a lot of us, especially those who were younger, horror in the 80s was wrapped up in Tales from the Darkside as much as it was the video store shelf. The problem was, most of the time the only thing really, truly creepy in the episodes were the opening and closing themes (and those… Read More ›

‘Tales from the Crypt’ nostalgia recap: “For Cryin’ Out Loud”

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Originally Aired May 22, 1990 Written & Directed by Jeffrey Price; co-written by Peter S. Seaman Man, I love a weird episode that goes deep into Bonker Town. And “For Cryin’ Out Loud” does not disappoint as it combines shock, rock, and morality into one colorful, LOUD story. Let’s have… Read More ›

‘Tales from the Crypt’ nostalgia recap: “The Thing from the Grave”

Season 2 | Episode 6 | Originally Aired May 8, 1990 Written & Directed by Fred Dekker Over a year ago, I started putting together nostalgia write-ups for Tales from the Crypt on the now-defunct community website for Entertainment Weekly. The site appears to still be on life support (kinda-sorta) and looks wonky and broken,… Read More ›

Gleaming the Christmas Cube

12 Days of Christmas #8 This post is actually inspired by an episode of the Branded in the 80s podcast (Thrashin’ & Trashin’) that aired over the summer. In the episode, which you should check out whether you dig skateboarding or not,  Shawn dives into his childhood submersion in skate culture, his Mike McGill deck… Read More ›

Ranking The Muppets Holiday Movies/Specials

12 Days of Christmas #5 As a hardcore Muppets fan and all the felt, fuzzy feelings they’ve given me over the past 30+ years, I’m going to take a moment to rank the Henson company’s varied holiday movies/specials. Spoiler: For me, it’s hard to go wrong with The Muppets and Christmas joy. They go hand-in-hand, really…. Read More ›

Halloween Traditions: Yours and Mine

For this year’s Halloween Giveaway, I requested that all entries submit a personal Halloween tradition. From movie marathons and candy to pumpkin patches and old-school memories, reading through these gave me instant holiday warm and fuzzies. THANK YOU. From where I stand, Halloween has always been an essential holiday—as it has for most of you…. Read More ›