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 ›
2018 Halloween Giveaway!
Holy cow, it’s almost mid-month! Time to announce this year’s Bloody Popcorn Halloween giveaway! **GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** As per usual, we’ve collected an assortment of spooky goodies for this year’s prize pack! Check out all of the details below — What’s in it? First up, we’ve got a piece of original artwork by ash_n_ink… Read More ›
Fuzzed Out 70’s Halloween Stomp: A Playlist
In case you missed it, I posted a 60’s fuzzy garage punk playlist a couple years ago of which I’m quite proud. By 1968 most of the mid-60s garage punks were full-fledged flower power psychedelic weirdos, and the new songs and records reflected that. A lot of that stuff is good, but it lacks the… 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
SCHLUMMPPFF!: A Blood & Gourd Celebration!
When my copies of Blood & Gourd 1 and 2 came in, I posted that flipping through the books was like if Night of the Demons, a Reese’s peanut butter pumpkin, the Garfield Halloween special and that feeling you got when walking home from school in your costume on Halloween were all melted down and… Read More ›
Halloween 2016: Can we start already?
FACT: August signifies the (almost) end of summer. Back to school. Gel pens, Star Wars backpacks, and apple stationary. Last-minute vacations or day-trips to the beach. And the bikinis and floppy hats go on sale. So, do you cling to summer dreams and hot-weather wear? Do you cautiously embrace the small traces of impending seasonal… Read More ›