12 Days of Christmas # 4 For my whole adult life I thought I stopped believing in Santa when I was 5. In looking at stuff for this post, I have discovered I was off by a year. See, one Christmas, I really wanted Snake Mountain. I also wanted Castle Grayskull, but I really, really… Read More ›
Way back when, I used to contribute various articles and recaps to Entertainment Weekly‘s Community blog/fan site. While the site is now defunct, the content lives on. Kinda, sorta. So, let’s throwback-Thursday it to last year when I recapped Tales From the Crypt‘s beloved holiday episode, “And All Though the House.”
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 ›
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 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 ›
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 ›
For most people, the Roseanne Halloween episodes are the sitcom tent pole around which this whole season is built. I dig those too, for sure, but my October staple has always been the seasonal episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! A HUGE congrats to James Harris of Doc Terror for winning! WHAT This is one helluva giveaway package — if I do say so myself. So, let’s just get right to it. Here’s what’s included: Two original artworks: Original Bloody Popcorn (!!) paintings by the amazing Murphypop and a Halloween III scene by… Read More ›
Early on, Giles tells Buffy that Halloween is actually supposed to be a supernaturally quiet night. Clearly that’s not the case in Sunnydale. Season Two’s “Halloween” (which first aired on October 27, 1997) introduced us to Giles’ chaos-obsessed former pal Ethan Rayne (RIP Robin Sachs), who sells the Scoobies costumes that turn them into what… Read More ›
I have a rocky relationship with American Horror Story. So, as the mysterious new story gears up for its debut, allow me to recount my generalized thoughts on the past five seasons. The good, the bad, the Jessica Lange.