Since we all need things to keep our mind preoccupied, I just wanted to remind you guys quickly that we have two Halloween contests that are ending really soon, so you had better get to work!
First up, we have the "Turn Your Own Damn Groceries Into Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns Contest" in which the title pretty much says it all. Just head out to your local grocery store and find some kind of food product to carve up for Halloween. You can carve fruits, vegetables, hot dogs... whatever you want really. If you need some inspiration, just take a look at the excellent entries that some people have already submitted. You can also check out the "Let's Make Lime-O-Lanterns" article which was the inspiration for this contest. There are some great prizes for this contest including the full "A Nightmare on Elm Street" box set and all kinds of I-Mockery merchandise, so be sure to get your entries posted in the official contest thread soon. This contest ends on Wednesday, October 7th.
In the other contest, for those of you who missed the last episode of Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum, we're having people draw one or all of the characters from the show (Doc Mock, Miss Diagnosis, Licky, Smiley) in a circus / carnival scene of some sort. We'll be showcasing the entries on the next episode of Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum which airs Friday, October 9th, so you'll need to have your entries submitted before then. You don't need to be an artist or anything, as many of the entries will likely be done in MS Paint or crayon... just have fun with it. The winning entry will receive the Killjoy toy which we featured on the last episode! Post your entries in the official contest thread, which already has some crazy entries.
Looking forward to seeing some more crazy entries in both contests from you guys!
In other news, I was at SC3 the other weekend, which is basically a huge gathering of classic gamers in southern California that takes place twice a year in some guy's back yard. They truck in a boatload of vintage arcade cabinets and console systems and it's all free for people to play into the wee hours of the night. Truly a fun time and I even won the grand prize in the raffle this year (a full ColecoVision system with some games 'n extra controllers) which was awesome even though I have no idea where to keep it since I have no space left in my place. I also donated some of our Pixel Posters to the raffle which turned out to be really popular with everybody. While I was there, I did a little interview with Crix Lee from GirlGamer and the video is now up online (starts around the 2:16 mark):
Alright, that's all for now. I have a big photo gallery from Knott's Scary Farm's 2009 Haunt that should be going up later this weekend, and tonight I'm heading out to Universal Studios to cover their Eyegore Awards ceremony and Halloween Horror Nights. You can expect to hear more about that next week.
October is definitely starting off in grand fashion, so let's hear about some of the things you guys are planning on doing this month! Going to see any haunted houses? How about any horror movie marathons? What be your plans this Halloween season?
Julio on 10/02/2009 2:09 pm
I think I will have no choice but to gear myself up with some airgun and patrol my house for any firesquad of candy-seeking kids that might otherwise possess egg-grenades to throw at the front door.
Bob (Guest) on 10/02/2009 3:56 pm
Well, RoG, I gave the tip last year but I think it was too late... the BEST haunted house on any coast has to be Eastern State Penitentiary here in Philadelphia. Set in an abandoned prison from the 1800s, it is a genuine terrifying time... you guys should cover it on here ;)
TNT724 on 10/02/2009 5:07 pm
Definitely looking forward to going to a haunted house or two. Always a tough choice because there are so many of them in Kansas and not enough time.
Brunbb on 10/02/2009 8:23 pm
wait so no doc mock tonight?
Vault Master on 10/03/2009 1:23 am
Ok, first, that box set is so gonna be mine.
As for Hallowe'en, I'll be re-digging out my zombie grave from last year and putting the fear of the undead back into this small North Carolina town.
Basically, I zombie up, lie in a two foot deep hole in the ground, cover myself with loose soil and leaves, and when people come to the door, I'll rise from the ground and shamble toward them, collecting all the delicious candies they leave behind in their mad fleeing.
Then we usually get drunk and go to some haunted houses. :)
-RoG- on 10/03/2009 4:42 am
Julio, good luck fighting off the house-egging bastards!
Bob, yeah I remember you telling me about that. If Protoclown is ever around there, I'll tell him to check it out cuz I'm way out here on the West coast and can't. Of course, if you ever go and wanna send me some photos of it, I'd love to check 'em out!
TNT724, definitely let us know which ones you end up going to. Wanna hear what they were like, and just like with Bob, if you can get any pictures of it, I'd love to see 'em!
Brunbb, yeah we were at Universal Studios tonight for the Eyegore Awards and Universal's Halloween Horror Nights so there was no new Doc Mock episode. On the plus side, I was on the red carpet in the full Doc Mock outfit interviewing everybody, so you can expect to see a fun segment from that hopefully on the next episode of Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum!
Vault Master, good luck with the contest! As for your Halloween plans, I wanna see some pics of you in your zombie grave. Make sure you get somebody to take a few photos of ya working your murderous mojo!
Vault Master on 10/03/2009 1:51 pm
I'll certainly try, -RoG-, I just hope I have enough lighting. We tried to make a video last year and it all just came out too dark. :(
Hmmm, maybe some floodlights strategically placed...
/goes to Home Depot website to price some light fixtures
nirvana_infinity on 10/06/2009 10:29 pm
My yearly Halloween traditions go as follows: Decorate the crap out of my apartment; hillbilly lady next door with the crap-ass scarecrows be damned! Costume construction: this year involves making latex prosthetic-type masks- AWESOME! The carving of the jack o'lanterns, which I take as a hostess gift to my favorite party. And of course, my annual viewing of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Worst movie ever made.
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