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Put On A Monster Mask! I-Mockery’s 2016 Halloween Season Has Begun!

Greetings, ghosts 'n goblins! Welcome to I-Mockery's 2016 Halloween season!
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There's a chill in the air. The leaves are crunching beneath your feet. The summer has succumbed to the spookiest of seasons.

So here we are. I-Mockery's "Two Months of Halloween" celebration has arrived once again, and I couldn't be more excited to have you guys along for the spooktacular ride. The Halloween tunes in the Jack-O-Juke may keep me company during those long writing sessions, but it's hearing from all of you throughout the season that's the lightning bolt to my Frankenstein.

And I gotta say, I need this Halloween. It's been a trying year for many reasons that I won't bore your bones with, but suffice to say, I can't wait to celebrate all things haunted, undead, pumpkin spice, and more. We've had some amazing seasons in recent years, and I think Halloween 2016 is going to be no exception - just look at what's already happened this summer! Whether you enjoyed it or not, we saw a new Ghostbusters movie released, which also resulted in the glorious return of Ecto Cooler. Netflix surprised all of us with their new show, Stranger Things, that had all of us saying "dem-oh-gore-gon" a thousand times a day until our best friends wanted to stomp on our throats. Mr. Robot unveiled a faux horror movie within one of their episodes that was a nearly perfect homage to 80s slashers. And the General Mills decided to give us a Monster Cereal Election we could all be excited about. All this before September even showed up to shove cardboard skeleton decorations and plastic pumpkin buckets in our faces at every turn? Are you kidding me?

My friends... this is gonna be goooood. Like you're-the-last-person-to-go-trick-or-treating-at-that-rich-person's-house-on-Halloween-so-they-give-you-the-rest-of-their-full-sized-candy-bars kind of good.

While I never officially celebrate Halloween until September 1st - I consider these two months to be a sacred tradition - I've certainly experienced a boatload of Halloweeny things so far this year. In addition to the aforementioned anomalies, I've gone to not one, but three Halloween conventions so far this year (which you'll see coverage of soon enough), we released a game called Godball where you hurl giant monster balls at helpless towns, and I've even been freelancing for two of my favorite horror sites, Dread Central and Blumhouse. It's like Halloween has been inside of me like a ferocious Xenomorph since last October and I've been struggling to keep it from bursting out of my chest until today.

Well, it's time to let the monster out. It's time for all of us to let our monsters out.

Dance in a graveyard, for I-Mockery's annual 'Two Months of Halloween' celebration has arrived!
(this will be you shortly)

This is the season of all things spooky, and it's our deadly duty to spread the word about anything we see related to Halloween. Remember, Halloween isn't a single day... it's a season. It's a season we're going to have a lot of fun talking about together. We're going to talk about Halloween toys, Halloween cereals, Halloween costumes, Halloween Candies, Halloween games, Halloween movies, Halloween TV specials, Halloween drinks, Halloween soap bottles, Halloween paper towels, and anything else that proudly displays the visage of a ghost, goblin, or other creepy creatures of the night.

I've always have and continue to treat what I do from September 1st - October 31st every year as an honor. Having worked on I-Mockery for a few years shy of two decades, I can't tell you how much it means to know that so many of you include this site in your Halloween traditions. It really is an awesome privilege to know you're all reading along on this site while sipping on hot apple cider and listening to Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" for the thousandth time. So once again, I think you all for allowing me to be your petrifying pied piper, leading you into the spooky annual abyss that is the Two Months of Halloween on I-Mockery.

For those of you not in the know, September 1st marks the beginning of I-Mockery's annual "Two Months of Halloween" celebration. Every single update you see on this site from now until October 31st will be Halloween-related in one way or another. No matter where you live - whether it's a shining beacon of Halloween goodness, or a barren land with barely a flickering matchstick to make things a little spookier - please think of this site as your official Halloween home. The next two months are going to rule, for there is no greater time of the year.

Alright, let's get into the details of what you can expect to see on I-Mockery in the coming months. As you probably already know, we pride ourselves on going crazier over this holiday than just about any other place has in our 18+ year history, so we've got all sorts o' spine-shocking surprises planned for the 2016 Halloween season. We'll have coverage of various haunted Halloween attractions, horrific novelties, my huge annual round-up of the best & worst Halloween candies, horror movie reviews, new videos, craft projects, scary toy features, contests, and all the other wonderfully random oddities we stumble upon over the next two months.

If any of you have suggestions for Halloweeny things you'd like to see covered this season, or you have something you'd like to donate for us to review, please let me know here in the blog thread or shoot me an email. It doesn't matter if it's a Halloween event taking place in your area, a horror movie, an independent seasonal costume shop, some new candy, or some completely bizarro new Halloween novelty... I wanna see and hear all about it, so please get in touch!

Put on your Halloween Funglasses for I-Mockery's annual 'Two Months of Halloween' celebration is here!
(to quote Roddy Piper: "Put on the glasses!")

To those of you who aren't well acquainted with our annual Halloween celebration here on I-Mockery, I always suggest checking out some of our main Halloween attractions. We have a huge archive of Halloween material on this site from previous years, so while you wait for our newest pieces to go up, I highly recommend checking out those older things to get in the spirit of the season.

-I-Mockery's Halloween Collection: Here you'll find quick 'n easy access to most of our Halloween material from the past. Extremely in-depth horror movie and candy articles, product reviews, and of course the boppin' Halloween adventures of Count Pop himself along with many other oddities. Also, be sure to check back right here on the homepage every day for the very latest Halloween updates as well.

-The Halloween Grab Bag: Much like our "Shorts" section, this is a place where you'll find our smaller Halloween articles, but often covering some of the weirdest stuff we've ever stumbled upon.

-The Greatest Horror Movie Moments: Another fan favorite is our ongoing quest to document some of the finest moments in horror movies. Sometimes they're moments you're well aware of, other times, it's stuff you probably never knew existed. Either way, if you're looking for some horror movies to check out this season, this is a great place to start.

-The Halloween Jack-O-Juke: Here be our Halloween music jukebox, filled with over 218 hand-picked horrifying songs and counting to keep your decaying ears bleeding with ghoulish glee all season long. Feel free to keep the Jack-O-Juke open in a separate window so you can listen to all of the hand-picked tunes while still checking out the latest article offerings here on I-Mockery. I'm hoping to add some more spooky tunes to it during the next two months. If there's a song you think should be added to the jukebox, be sure to let me know by dropping a comment in this thread and I'll try to add it before the end of October if time permits!

-Trick-Or-Treat Adventure: One of the largest classic Flash games we ever made... and it's all about Halloween. If you're a fan of classic adventure games such as Secret of Monkey Island and Space Quest, you'll feel right at home with this one as you go on an adventure to build a Halloween costume and then collect enough candies before you battle the ultimate evil! It even auto-saves your progress as you go play, so you don't have to beat the game all in one sitting.

-Haunted House Candy Hunt: In this Halloween game, we pay tribute to the games of the Atari 2600 by creating an all new one in the same style. You must guide two buddies (who just so happen to be from a galaxy far, far away) through all the treacherous rooms of a spooky haunted house as they hold hands. Should you reach the end of the game, you'll have a showdown with the ultimate candy hoarder - The Grim Reaper himself! I've also heard from a reliable source (ie: myself) that there's a secret level select hidden somewhere in the game. But you don't need that anyway, right? Cheater!

-MonsterTime: With our most recent Halloween game, we pay tribute to another favorite arcade classic, BurgerTime. Only difference is, instead of building burgers, you're a mad scientist named Doc Mock who is building classic monsters to save you from the modern slasher monsters who are out for your blood!

-Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum: Doc Mock, I-Mockery's official horror host is looking for a new home to shoot his original show at, but we have over 30 archived episodes you can still watch online. If you're looking for a good cheesy b-movie flick, check out all of the Doc's episodes that are archived on iTunes (some were archived on YouTube as well), including his Halloween specials! You can also find some of Doc Mock's special "Mini Mausoleum" videos here.

In addition to a ton of new feature articles, you can still expect our regular site updates to the Blog (don't forget the archived Halloween blog entries from years past). We've also got some great Halloween contests in store for you to participate in as well. Please show your support for all the hard work we put into our Halloween celebration by following I-Mockery us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest updates.

HALLOWEEN SURVEY: Share in the comments section below *three* horror movies you're going to make a point to watch this season. Are they ones you've seen a bajillion times before? Are they frightful flicks you've been putting off for far too long? Drop a comment below (you don't even have to register!) and let's get this Halloweeny discussion going!

ONE FINAL NOTE: As a writer, the best compliment you can pay me is to chime in with your comments on all the articles I post, and to share them with your friends on various social networks. I don't pay to advertise the site or my work, it simply gets out there via word-of-mouth, so please make sure your skull jawbones ready to start moving and help spread the word. I can't even begin to tell you just how much of my life gets swallowed up by Halloween for two months out of every year, and the workload is pretty tremendous; so it's the little things like your comments that which keep me motivated and going full-steam ahead on my Munster Koach from now through October 31st.

All right, in the words of the dearly departed, great Gene Wilder: "Tonight, we shall hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of death itself. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens. We shall mock the earthquake. We shall command the thunders, and penetrate into the very womb of impervious nature herself."

In other words... let's get this Halloween party started!



Bill Brasky (Guest) on 09/01/2016 11:26 am

IT HAS BEGUN! Thanks for doing such a great job each year. Skinned Deep, Santa's Slay, and The Burbs are all on my Halloween queue this year.


Chris Clark (Guest) on 09/01/2016 11:34 am

YAY!!!! I look forward to this every year!
My wife and I have three we make sure to watch every year:
The Blair Witch Project (and going to see the new one in the theater) ((my pick))
Trick R Treat ((our pick))
Halloween (original one) ((her pick))


Josh Castro (Guest) on 09/01/2016 12:00 pm

Always wait for this on the 1st! lets see,

spit on your grave
drag me to hell
final destination #3


Kristy Domnanovich (Guest) on 09/01/2016 12:29 pm

So.freaking.excited! I have been counting down for this two months and already have a candy jar full of mellowcreme pumpkins to ring in the season. My husband and I always have to work in the original Halloween (my favorite) and the John Carpenter version of the Thing (his favorite). We watch a ton of horror movies this time of year and always add in horror comedy as well. In honor of Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein will definitely make an appearance this year.


Misery (Guest) on 09/01/2016 1:08 pm

I always look forward to haunting this place each year. Thanks for putting this together for us!

Movies? you gotta have suspiria on halloween. season of the witch is great too, and since seeing last year's article on slumber party massacre it's become something of a classic among my friends.

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GoodnightMoon on 09/01/2016 3:44 pm

You always do an awesome job with these September 1st posts. Just as the October 31st ones always give me a bittersweet sentimentality every year, this one always jacks me up.

Anyway, must watches are Creepshow.
One I recommend that seems perfect for review is the DVD Monsters Crash the Pajama Party. I experience it every Halloween.
And I have a good handful I'm watching for the first time this year, one of which is Witchboard. Been saving it for the season.


Chris Striegel/@ChrisIsHCFest (Guest) on 09/01/2016 4:01 pm

I plan on watching no less than 100 horror movies in the month of October(both ones I've seen before and first time viewings) - essential viewing includes Halloween III-Season of the Witch, Prince of Darkness, and Neon Maniacs.


Shane Skekel (Guest) on 09/01/2016 4:30 pm

Happy Halloween Season, RoG! By the way, I was wondering if you guys would be interested in Shumway, an alternative Flash player that should work with Trick-or-treat Adventure, Monster Time, and Abobo's Big Adventure. Plus, Shumway is free and open-source.


Chuck (Guest) on 09/01/2016 4:33 pm

It's that time again! This season I'll re-watch Ringu and Ju-On and then I plan to check out Sadako vs Kayako near halloween.


Pump’kin (Guest) on 09/01/2016 7:08 pm

I always watch trick r treat, sinister, and evil dead for halloween

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Autrach Sejanoz on 09/01/2016 11:35 pm

I'll be watching The Lost Boys as always, but I'm going to try and check out Halloween 3: Season of The Witch and John Carpenter's The Thing as well.


Roland G (Guest) on 09/01/2016 11:40 pm

I haven't been by here in a decade, but you're not the only one who needs a seriously awesome Halloween this year.

Halloween has always been and will always be the best holiday because there's no relatives to deal with, no obligations to fulfill, just fun times to be had.

I'm looking forward to shaving 30 years off and being a kid again for a few hours. Even if i-Mockery is the only one joining me in two months.


Billy Cripps (Guest) on 09/02/2016 12:07 am

I've always loved reading the two months of Halloween stuff on here. Though for guys like myself we celebrate Halloween year round.

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JohnnyQuest on 09/02/2016 12:41 am

Hey, RoG! Great to be back for another Two Months of Halloween!
This is always a highlight of my Halloween season, and I really appreciate all the great articles you produce.
This year I'll definitely be watching Young Frankenstein again. Trick R Treat is also a favorite, and Dawn of the Dead is a must.
I bought the season's first box of Count Chocula today, so now I'm gonna go celebrate with a bowl (of cereal)!


necrosadist (Guest) on 09/02/2016 4:55 am

I've been looking forward to this, my three are Trick 'r Treat, the Rob Zombie versions of Halloween and I'm also going to give Tales of Halloween another watch, it came out last year so I don't know if it'll hold up to repeated viewings yet. I know the second choice is controversial, but I like it.


Choco (Guest) on 09/02/2016 2:23 pm

AHHHH!!! I'm so excited!!! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year has begun!! This site is most definitely part of my annual traditions! Also, I'll be doing my usual October Ironman challenge of trying to watch as many new-to-me horror films as I can (ie horror films I've never watched before) and hopefully I can top myself, as I always try to do. Last year I hit 60 new films, let's hope I can break that number!


anon (Guest) on 09/02/2016 3:02 pm

yay, another two months of halloween and then ten months of doing jack shit.


Red Miles (Guest) on 09/02/2016 6:12 pm

I binged the Halloween stuff on this site earlier this year, and I've been waiting for this day!

I intend to watch Pumpkinhead and The Evil Dead; and while it's not strictly a horror movie, I intend to buy Until Dawn on the cheap and give it a shot, since I've heard it's practically a 90s horror movie script they accidentally made a game out of instead.


Chris (Guest) on 09/02/2016 6:43 pm

It's not September 'til I see Pickleman with a pumpkin on his head. Much love!

I'll re-watch Nightmare on Elm Street 5, try The Babadook, and crowbar in Young Frankenstein.


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Kate (Guest) on 09/02/2016 9:52 pm

Woot! My favorite time of year. We always watch Halloween, Monster Squad, and the cheesiest new scary movie we can find on Netflix. Can't wait for your candy review, Rog, you always find the best treats :)


ColdFusion (Guest) on 09/03/2016 2:57 am

I'm gettin diabeetus just thinkin' about it!


baronterror (Guest) on 09/03/2016 9:15 pm

This will be the third year in a row where i continue a new tradition I started for myself. I am a huge horror afficianodo. I've watched everything. Well not everything but enough. So anyway I decided I watch a horror movie every day during October. I try to make sure it is one I have not seen before and I mostly am successful. I think I am going to allow in some I have seen but only maybe once or twice very very long ago. I find myself struggling with whether movies are good or bad, worthy of my time, etc. Unlike when I was younger I have limited free time and am watching these things alone and I always loved viewing with a group or sharing. So this bypasses this. I have literally wasted an hour and a half (or more) just trying to decide what to watch so now I have to pick something and it has brought alot of great things to me that I maybe would not have watched otherwise. Did you know that Zombeavers is a weirdly compelling movie? Anyway between Hulu & Netflix I have some choices and I have actually been saving movies all year on Hulu that I have not been able to find elsewhere. This is the first year I'll have Hulu to augment my choices. Also a few questionable rips on Youtube (a few last year worked out well enough I made a list. Some great old 80's & 70's Choices on there) So yeah, that's a thing.

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A-bomb on 09/04/2016 6:35 am

Yes! I look forward to this every year. This is my favorite season and your annual 2 months of Halloween is one of my favorite traditions.

I have a few suggestions for your Jack-o-Juke:
Weird Al Yankovic - Nature Trail to Hell
Wierd Al Yankovic - Slime Creatures From Outer Space
Ray Stevens - Sittin' Up With the Dead

As far as 3 movies I really want to see, I'm not sure they count as horror but I'd love to watch these again:
Young Frankenstein
Transylvania 6-5000
Once Bitten


Rezimx (Guest) on 09/04/2016 10:10 am


This year I'll be watching:
Young Frankenstein (In honor of Gene Wilder)
The Witch (Since I haven't seen it yet)
The Thing. I have never seen The Thing. Yes I know.


Erin (Guest) on 09/04/2016 7:53 pm

Hooray for Halloween!!

Too many movies to watch, but three in particular are: "Beetlejuice," which my local movie theater is showing (I also highly recommend finding the first draft script online for an interesting read), Rifftrax "Carnival of Souls," and "Young Frankenstein." (Funny how comedy and horror both rely on the element of surprise).


Billy (Guest) on 09/04/2016 8:19 pm

I look forward to this every year!! I'll be watching more than just 3 horror movies this Halloween season, but 3 that I will make to watch are Re-Animator,
Trick 'r Treat, and Halloweenie from The Adventures of Pete & Pete.


door (Guest) on 09/04/2016 9:25 pm

I-mockery's two months of Halloween are always a treat. The three movies that I plan to watch this season are:

Hausu (House)
Army of Darkness


Fuck Liefeld, Give Me Chew (Guest) on 09/05/2016 8:00 pm

May we please get a Choose Your Destiny story? Those are fun and you have not done one in quite a while.


Fuck Liefeld, Give Me Chew (Guest) on 09/05/2016 8:12 pm

Wikipedia says Ash versus the Evil Dead is coming back on October 2. It is an excellent tribute to the first two movies, nothing like the boring third one.

One horror movie I might watch this season is Maniac: The Cinema Snob said it was a great movie, and he is hilarious. He told me about a number of great to excellent movies that I had not heard of: Victor Frankenstein, Krampus--two great choices for recent horror movies--Zootopia, The Revenant, The Martian and Tsman: The Secret Service.


Fuck Liefeld, Give Me Chew (Guest) on 09/05/2016 8:23 pm

More horror movies I have not seen and might try now:

Freaks: Repeatedly referenced in The Simpsons, and I want to see what appeals to those writers.
It Follows and 10 Cloverfield Lane I heard a lot of great things about these.
Twilight Zone: The Movie: I love the show, and these sketches are famous.
Rear Window Hitchcock did quite well in Psycho and Vertigo, so what about this horror film?

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Billy Chapman’s Friend on 09/05/2016 9:27 pm

Hey RoG, A VERY (2 Months) of Happy Halloween to you. I know this is you favorite holiday and hop it is the best one for you and Re!

The (3) or more movies/series I am aiming for are:

Nightmare on Elm Street (series)
I Spit on Your Grave (Remake)
Friday The 13th (series)
The Rock Horror Picture Show (a classic for Halloween))

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shimwood on 09/09/2016 7:26 pm

I can't wait to get the season started!

If I'm fortunate enough, I hope to pick up at least two packs of the new Riot Fest Garbage Pail Kids sets next week so I can send you one as a "thank you" for all that you do.

Also looking forward to getting in on the Halloween Grab Bag this year!

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shimwood on 09/09/2016 7:48 pm

Oops, not Grab Bag, but whatever that package deal was. I don't know if you're doing it again this year, but I've been saving up my money just in case because I love all of the random stuff you happen to find throughout the year.


Tony (Guest) on 09/10/2016 1:18 am

Thanks for making my Halloweens for this millennium extra horrific, RoG. Sorry, don't have any horror movies that I plan to see. I'm not much of a movie guy nor am I much of a planner. But I'm looking very forward to the Halloween season, thanks in part to your antics.

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sonicteam3000 on 09/11/2016 12:36 pm

Happy 2 months of Halloween Rog, I FINALLY watched Hausu after five years of wanting to. Its on Hulu. Very strange but thats Japan for ya :D 2 months of Halloween is the highlight of my year. Been a big i-mockery fan for 10 years now


Matt (Guest) on 09/13/2016 2:58 am

Hey fella! Ready to enjoy another "2 Months of Halloween"! As for what movies I'll be watching, it's REAL tough to pick only three for your list so I'll hit the broad strokes. There'll be:

1) Several Universal Monsters flicks. And every year for certain a viewing of "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein".

2) A smattering of John Carpenter, with at the very least the first 2 "Halloween" films, "The Thing" and "The Fog".

3) Anything else enjoyable that I've seen before. From William Castle's "The Tingler" to 1977's "The Sentinel" to recent treats like "Late Phases", "I Sell The Dead" or "House of the Devil". Unless I hear really great things about a new movie I usually don't waste much time searching for new gems during this season so I won't risk disappointment in my quest for quality Halloween joy.

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-RoG- on 09/13/2016 4:25 pm

Thanks all! Glad you're as excited for these Two Months of Halloween as I am! I really enjoyed reading through which horror movies you're planning on watching too. Lotta nice variety in there!

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