Elections? Pfft! Frankenstorms? Pshaw! We are all here to celebrate the most important holiday in history, and nothing is going to prevent us from doing so... not even having the holiday take place smack dab in the middle of the work week! This is the time when we toss aside those brains of ours that are constantly trying to grow up. This is the time when we pay complete strangers a visit and demand they give us all the sugary treats in their possession or face the wrath of having their property adorned with eggs and toilet paper! This is the time when we watch countless horror films, because they may not always scare us, but they feel like a familiar old friend returning home to keep us company. This is Halloween.
I already went out in costume with Re and some friends this past weekend to various Halloween yard haunts and gatherings, and we still plan on going trick-or-treating tonight. This year, I am Keytar Commander (yes, Cobra Commander with a keytar) and Re created her own interpretation of a red devil with a Venetian carnival mask. It wasn't planned, but I love how our red and blue outfits really seem to go together... it must be the keytar. Yeah, I'm gonna credit the keytar for being the glue that makes our costumes work. Once again, I have to send a big thank you to 80sTees for sending me the Cobra Commander costume. As you can see, it's the only official costume out there that features him with his hood instead of his traditional mirror mask helmet. If you grew up playing with G.I. Joe toys like I did, this version of the Commander was your most cherished one because he was only available for a limited time via a mail-away offer. Sadly, he was never available with a keytar.
As you probably know, I dedicate an entire two months to Halloween every year. It's a huge undertaking that swallows my life from September 1st - October 31st, but I have an incredible amount of fun doing it. This year, I feel like I wrote more "big" feature articles than I have in quite a while. Not sure what it is, but my energy and excitement for Halloween this season just has not waned at all over the past two months. We've covered a ton of ghoulish ground, and I hope you've all enjoyed every macabre minute of it. Here's a recap of some of the highlights this season:
-We were reminded that Hausu is an absolutely insane Japanese horror film.
-We learned never to take a cat on a yacht.
-We looked back at Supernaturals Ghostlings and realized they just might be the greatest holographic Halloween ghost toys ever made. Okay, they're also the only ones.
-We unveiled the Jack-O-Juke - a Halloween music jukebox with over 180 spooky songs and counting.
-We learned some important life lessons from Beetlejuice.
-We realized that the Ghoul Log is pretty much the worst thing ever made.
-We battered your brains with more Greatest Horror Movie Moments.
-We made the case for Halloween Doritos and expect the Frito-Lay company to deliver next year when we remind them about it again and again.
-We visited Knott's Scary Farm for their 40th annual Halloween Haunt.
-We laughed once again at what some people try to pass off as sexy Halloween costumes.
-We were hypnotized by the glitter blood in the Michael Myers Halloween Snow Globe from the special 20th anniversary VHS set.
-We saw a Blaxploitation ripoff of the Exorcist called Abby.
-We saw the construction of a Haunted Gingerbread Mansion.
-We remembered that Vintage Halloween Cards are far creepier than any modern horrors.
-We found that no sticker collection is complete without some Monstickers.
-We were even traumatized by Scary Moments in non-horror films too.
-We conducted another thorough Halloween Candy Taste Test.
-We battled our way through all the glorious 8-bit gore in Abadox: The Deadly Inner War.
-We viewed some amazing Foreign Horror Movie Posters.
-We were reminded by Chopping Mall that nobody should ever let robots handle their security.
-We learned that some of our readers are incredible Halloween Toothpaste Artists.
You know there is no time I enjoy more than Halloween each year, and having so many of you making I-Mockery your online Halloween home truly makes it all the better. I really try to give you guys the best and widest variety of Halloween coverage you'll find anywhere online every season - from visiting haunts and reviewing movies, to taste testing candies and tracking down the most absurd novelties and more, I always try to make every season special and filled with surprises. If you continue to stick with me, I'll do my best to keep that tradition going strong for years to come.
I'll have some post-Halloween photos and videos to put up on I-Mockery soon too, so don't go anywhere. Once more, I must thank Dr. Boogie and Protoclown for their awesome contributions to our Halloween celebration. Also, a huge thanks to Re for putting up with me as I turned our home into something that looked like a special Halloween episode of Hoarders.
Of course, a huge thanks again to you for sticking with us during our annual "Two Months of Halloween" celebration. It's a lot of work to put all this content together, but it's a lot of fun too, and your feedback definitely helps keep our bloody brains going. If you haven't already, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and uh... tumble us on Tumblr. This is a completely independent web site, and we rely entirely on people like YOU to spread the word about it, so please do so if you can!
Please drop a comment (whether you're logged in or not) in the blog here and let us know what you thought of the Halloween season and what your favorite articles were. Also, let us know what your Halloween plans are and feel free to post photos of your costumes if you're dressing up or your decorations or any other Halloweeny things you like!
Thanks again everyone and Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!
saturnknight on 10/31/2012 2:00 pm
As always, I loved the Candy reviews. and the horror movie reviews, and the great moments in horror movie history. keep up the good work!
Cybernetic on 10/31/2012 4:05 pm
The horror movie reviews are a highlight for me - everything has been brilliant this year and it's awesome seeing your enthusiasm via this site. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Number6 (Guest) on 10/31/2012 4:27 pm
This year's I-Mockery celebration was really fun! It totally spiced up my two boring months of college classes. Totally loved seeing Count Pop again, too! :D
And I'm glad to see I'm not the only over-20 adult trick or treatin' tonight. And both your and Re's costumes are AMAZING! Happy Halloween!!
John (Guest) on 10/31/2012 4:36 pm
Yeah, I was really impressed this Halloween. I'm not sure what I can say to help you guys understand how much your readers enjoyed it.
Oh and be careful, don't eat every candy.
Ulttimo (Guest) on 10/31/2012 4:38 pm
Awesome two months of Halloween goodness. The only thing missing was a new Doc Mock, sigh. Nice keytar btw. I've got a real one gathering dust in the closet. Same color too, heh.
Al Boondy (Guest) on 10/31/2012 9:52 pm
Re's costume just made me think of Bioshock ...
JEB (Guest) on 11/01/2012 12:16 am
Just wanted to say that this was one of the best Two Months O' Hallowe'en in a long while here.
Cheers, good folk, you've earned a hearty salute.
(Also, Re's costume also made me think of Bioshock)
ColdFusion (Guest) on 11/01/2012 12:26 am
i swear it goes by faster every year. cheers guys!
A-bomb on 11/01/2012 7:03 am
Keytar Commander is the most '80s (and therefore greatest) costume idea I've ever seen. I'm appalled that he doesn't already have his own cartoon series and video game.
Thanks for another great 2 months of Halloween! I think this year was one of the best, and I'm already looking forward to next year's.
Jason (Guest) on 11/01/2012 10:25 am
Excellent countdown, as always Rog! I-Mockery is one of only a handful of my favorite Halloween spots. Keep it up, and I'll keep coming back! Thanks again!
Brad! (Guest) on 11/01/2012 2:08 pm
I LOVE 2 Months of Halloweeeen!
Highlights for me were the vintage Halloween cards! (love that old stuff), Also the candy taste test is one of my favorites! Halloween Doritos is a million dollar idea that you essential gave to them! ANd finally; the sexy halloween costumes!
Keep it up!
Pandajuice on 11/01/2012 5:32 pm
I-Mockery's Halloween celebration has become a major holiday tradition for many people including myself and I sincerely hope your enthusiasm for it never wanes.
Lovin' you Rog!
dextire on 11/01/2012 5:55 pm
Amazing coverage of all things Halloween this year!
The vintage cards always seem to be my favorite, but I'd be hard pressed to actually choose it over all of the other awesome articles this season.
Thanks for making my Halloween feel so much more Halloweeny.
WhiteRoseBrian on 11/01/2012 7:55 pm
I also wish you a blessed All Saints' Day and All Souls Day.
dr i fragem on 11/01/2012 10:55 pm
Great costumes...i think RE is supposed to be a splicer from bioshock,right?
Helen (Guest) on 11/04/2012 12:02 pm
Hi, I love the costumes. Do you ever make your own? My daughter makes her daughters costumes - this year a peacock! So creative.
-RoG- on 11/04/2012 4:13 pm
Thanks all, glad you enjoyed the constant Halloweeny updates these past two months. Lots more fun still to come.
As for Re's costume, it's not a reference to Bioshock actually. She's never even played the game. It's a masquerade devil costume that she made.
DarkestAngel (Guest) on 12/03/2012 10:37 pm
just now saw this blog entry. im a huge fan of this site normally, but halloween is when it really shows. 2 months of halloween is something i always look forward to. cant wait to see whats in store next year
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