Don't mind us... we're just a couple of monsters... Halloween party monsters that is. Even though Halloween falls on a weekday this year, I hope you all still find the time to celebrate it in style, whether you're going trick-or-treating, attending a costume party, or simply handing out candies and having an awesome horror movie marathon in your home all night long. Just make sure you do something. For me, Halloween is always a huge celebration of my favorite season of the year, and it marks the culmination of two lengthy months of nonstop, obsessive work all about the holiday.
As you know by now, 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 it's always an absolute blast to work on. This year was probably the busiest I've ever been, because not only was I constantly trying to update the site with new Halloween material, but I was also working on my upcoming Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla game every day. As you can imagine, this season has been a complete blur within all that going on at once, so with today being Halloween, now seems like a good time to recap some of the highlights we've covered these past two months:
-We found out that monsters love to party with the classic pop-o-matic bubble Yipes! board game.
-We gave a special book report about a Camp Crystal Lake young adult novel that placed the curse of Jason Voorhees smack dab in the middle of a carnival.
-We witnessed the glorious return of all five Monster Cereals in retro boxes, together for the first time ever.
-We learned about a bizarre creature with a penchant for crooning in Brain Damage.
-We listened to tunes on the Jack-O-Juke - our Halloween music jukebox with over 180 spooky songs and counting.
-We found out that the afterlife is even harder for Beetlejuice on the NES.
-We ate Mummified Cheetos that came in glow-in-the-dark treat bags.
-We learned about how Glo-Bones was an incredible skeleton toy that fit in your pocket.
-We discussed some things that shouldn't be scary but often are.
-We splattered your soul with more Greatest Horror Movie Moments.
-We realized that not only is there a Halloween Hot Sauce set that comes in a coffin, but we also have some awesome people in the community who have great hot sauce label ideas of their own.
-We attended the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights for another fun-filled haunt.
-We watched Doc Mock chat with the likes of Bruce Campbell, Bill Moseley, Calico Cooper and more on the red carpet of the Eyegore Awards about all things horror.
-We tried to understand the chaos behind the classic Dr. Chaos NES game.
-We found out that the King's Dominion Haunt is still filled with all kinds of great Halloween attractions.
-We were invited to the very first Los Angeles Halloween Convention.
-We examined some of the finest examples of Horror Video Game Box Art.
-We put three random Halloween Costumes to the test.
-We realized that it's hard to keep your cool when there's somebody murdering people at a ski resort in Iced.
-We conducted yet another extremely thorough Halloween Candy Taste Test.
-We realized Baby Ghost Ducks are probably the greatest Halloween lawn ornaments ever made.
-We remembered that Zombie Nation is still the best game about a vengeful flying severed head that pukes a lot.
-We unboxed and uncovered the truth about a Halloween Mystery Toy.
-We were baffled as to why the Halloween Cuponk beerless beer pong game even exists.
-We marveled at the insane crop creations found at Scarecrow Alley.
-We learned that not only is C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. a real movie, but it also has some important life lessons to teach us.
-We saw the return of our Halloween Club Pack, which then completely sold out.
-We gave some much needed exposure to the criminally overlooked Monster Squad TV Series from way back in 1976.
-And last but not least, Pee-wee Herman made my Halloween even better by posting a photo my 2010 Halloween costume. Incredible!
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. Please stick around and continue to share the site with your friends, and I'll do my best to keep that tradition going strong for years to come.
I'll likely have some post-Halloween photos up here along with some other big site updates soon, so be sure to check back often. As usual, I must thank Dr. Boogie for his fantastic contributions to our Halloween celebration. Additional thanks to Protoclown for chiming in with a few Halloween bits as well. I also gotta give Re major credit for allowing me to make our home look like it was hit by a Halloween hurricane these past few months.
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 continued feedback definitely helps keep my energy up throughout the season. 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 me know what you thought of the Halloween season and what your favorite articles were. Also, let me 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 have a keen Halloween!
BadServo on 10/31/2013 12:24 pm
Another great year of Halloween coverage, guys. I really do look forward to the unique content every year.
This year, I've really enjoyed the annual candy round-up. I'd been checking local stores for weeks to try and find Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, and never locating them. Your assurances that they kinduv sucked make me feel better about my lack of success.
I also enjoy the i-mock pictorials, such as the Scarecrow Alley. The addition of more video content has also been welcome. I wouldn't dream of having you change anything for next year, but maybe gather stuff for a few extra grab-bags. By the time I got enough free time to check my feeds that day, they were long gone. :(
ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/31/2013 2:58 pm
t'was another great year!
every year i look at those candies and curse the bad selection at stores where I live.
And I'm loving the mini-mausoleum thing, that's a great substitute for the sorely-missed 'look at things' or whatever teh previous series was called. I forget.
monster_movie_night on 10/31/2013 3:55 pm
So Rog decides to go with The Domokun costumes now all the Trick or Treaters will comment about it.
Great Year I'm glad you guys finally added several games thats suitable for Halloween and each time I'm on here I listen to most of the songs on the Jack O Juke .Also You should check out a certain Halloween Attraction that you and people of all ages to try out but maybe next year or never if you want Halloween to be unfulfilled.
Caffeinated Joe (Guest) on 10/31/2013 4:55 pm
Awesome month! Hope you have a very Happy Hallowe'en!
Moomb (Guest) on 10/31/2013 5:37 pm
Thank you for all the awesome Halloween coverage over all these years. I hope that you all have a great one tonight!
A-bomb on 10/31/2013 7:32 pm
Thanks for another great 2 months, Rog! It seems that as I get older and the Halloweens of my childhood are farther away, it gets harder and harder for me to get into the same spirit. Your annual 2 months of Halloween is one of the few things that really help me to remember how much fun the season can be. Thank you, and have a great Halloween!
MasterD on 10/31/2013 10:24 pm
I read your entire article in Doc Mock's voice reading it in my head. I really wish we could give you a little more support. I mean, you put in EVERY-FREAKIN-FREAKY-THING into this. You put your heart and soul in this Rog. Religious or not, you are going to Halloween Heaven after you die.
Bob T (Guest) on 11/01/2013 12:07 am
Thanks for an awesome 2 months of H-Ween! I think you really outdid yourself this year.
Basically all I did for H-ween this year was my annual 2-month VHS/Netflix Horror-Fest (yes I still use magnetic VCR tapes) starting in Sept in honor of I-mockery's Two Months of H, and went with a friend to see "The Shining" in the theater- never saw it on the big screen before!!!
WhiteRoseBrian on 11/01/2013 12:48 pm
I didn't do all that much for Halloween. My main focus is on All Saints' Day (I just came back from mass). I did get those monster cereals, though. I also visited a comic book shop on one weekend for "Halloween Comic Fest"; I even went in costume, had people take pictures, and then put them in an online album.
Poop On A Stick (Guest) on 11/01/2013 6:08 pm
Craziness! I just had a bowl of Fruity Yummy Mummy right before I read your post! Again, thanks for pointing out the return of the monster cereals! Other than watching scary movies during the day, my work schedule precluded me from enjoying nocturnal festivities this year.
Addictedtocountchocula (Guest) on 11/01/2013 6:54 pm
My wife and I stocked up on Count Chocula, knowing it will soon disappear again.
Addictedtocountchocula (Guest) on 11/01/2013 6:57 pm
Thanks for the heads-up that the monster cereals (including the count) were coming back for the season! I-Mockery was how we found out about it!
eL GUAPO on 11/02/2013 10:20 am
Rog, i've been visiting this site since the Ninja Gaiden flash intro. Thanks for all the work you put into making this Halloween season that much better. I visit this site throughout the year even going back to random Halloween related articles. Keep up the amazing job on this site as I feel it has become part of my little online world as i'm sure it has to others. Thanks again!
dextire on 11/03/2013 7:05 pm
This has been the best Halloween Season yet! It seems like you've had more fun this Halloween than before, and it shows in the articles.
-RoG- on 11/04/2013 2:28 pm
Thanks for all the kind words, everybody! It means a lot and I'm glad you enjoyed all the Halloweeny goodness! I definitely had a blast covering everything this year, and there was certainly no shortage of material. I already have a lot of leftovers that I'll likely cover during Halloween 2014. Pretty awesome.
In the meantime, let's move onward with the upcoming winter holiday season! Stick around, cuz I have lots more fun in store for ya!
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