So, I've just started doing some articles for Blumhouse, which is a real treat for me, as I've always been a fan of their work. My first piece just went live and it's all about reasons why I think everyone should love Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. I had a lot of fun writing this piece and have more on the way, so I hope you enjoy it. Lemme know what you think, and feel free to share your favorite things about Part V in the comments section below. As always, thanks for reading!
So Halloween has come and gone once again, and while it's always sad to see it go, I gotta remind myself that it wouldn't feel nearly as special if it lasted all year long. Besides, I ended things on a high note by dressing up in my homemade Jack Burton Pork Chop Express truck costume and drove it straight into the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival! Gimme your best candy, pal... I can take it!
Thanks again to all of you who stuck around for I-Mockery's 2015 "Two Months of Halloween" celebration! Writing so many lengthy articles for the site during that time is always exhausting, but it's also an absolute blast knowing that it's a part of your annual Halloween traditions. As always, I like to share a recap of the many updates that were posted to the site between September 1st and October 31st in case you missed any of it. November is usually a slow month anyway, so what better time to catch up on some good reading? Here's a handy recap of some of the highlights you may have missed:
-We realized that kids in Japan were extremely lucky to see the Ma-Ba Zombies Mad Scientist toys released in their country.
-We saw that some b-movie aliens use Deadly Starfish to kill their prey.
-We saw what it was like when horror movie action figures became roommates, stopped being polite, and started getting real.
-We learned that all holidays can be horrific at the Field of Screams haunt.
-We were invited to the largest Los Angeles Halloween Convention to date and had an awesome time.
-We saw Ash and Xena Warrior Princess team up against the Army of Darkness.
-My stomach somehow endured another massive Halloween Candy Taste Test.
-We learned that Bill the grocery store killer really deserves to be ranked right up there with Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
-We listened to more tunes on the Jack-O-Juke - our Halloween music jukebox with over 215 spooky songs and counting!
-We visited one of the best haunts on the east coast, The Headless Horseman Hayride & Haunted Houses.
-We learned all about the obscure Super Monstruos horror figures line from Spain.
-We saw that Huey Lewis and The News once made one of the greatest Halloween monster music videos.
-We winced at the memory of all the monsters from the Ghosts 'n Goblins NES game that killed us time and time again.
-We sold out of our Halloween Club Packs once again, so huge thanks to all of you who purchased one!
-We saw that one Slumber Party Massacre was more like Slumber Party Musical.
-We laughed at how seriously Morbius takes his vampire cosplay.
-We discovered that Personal Nightmare really had nothing to do with Elvira.
-We looked at another batch of classic horror-themed pinball machines.
-We were amazed at just how great Amazon's Monster Bucket turned out to be.
-We obeyed the wishes of The Gatekeeper in the old VHS board game, Nightmare.
-General Mills had me on their Monster Cereals Podcast to talk about Boo Berry.
-We saw that people were made of silly putty in the movie Society.
-We paid tribute to an unsung set of glorious monster vehicle trading cards called Weird Wheels.
-We walked through Michael Myers' home and gorged on Dippin' Dots at Halloween Horror Nights.
-We saw the many ridiculous ways one can die in the 1992 horror game, Waxworks.
-We indeed felt quite lucky and happy upon opening this mystery can.
-We were dazzled by thousands of carved pumpkin masterpieces at Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns.
-And lastly, we had some awesome entries in our Trick 'r Treat Animated Sam contest. Congrats to James and Joel3K for being our two lucky winners!
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. As always, I must thank Dr. Boogie and Protoclown for their fantastic contributions to our Halloween celebration. I also gotta give Re major credit for basically turning our home into a Halloween junkyard 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 follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram. 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... it helps more than you could imagine!
Please drop a comment below (whether you're logged in or not) and lemme know what you thought of the Halloween season and what your favorite articles were. Also, let me know what you did for Halloween and feel free to post photos of your costumes (if you dressed up), your decorations, or any other Halloweeny things you like!
Thanks again, and stick around, because I'll be updating the site with some new articles soon enough. After all, the holidays are coming up next!
I've reviewed a variety of Halloween novelties from Morbid Enterprises over the years, as they produce the kind of items that anybody would drool over. Whether it's a floating Slimer with exaggerated butt cheeks, or a giant inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, they never seem to disappoint. One of their most recent October offerings is also one of my favorites to date, and I'm going to be giving two of them away to some lucky winners. But first, let's take look at the subject of today's entry:
Behold the Trick 'r Treat Animated Sam plush toy! I was really excited when I first saw this thing promoted, not just because I have an ever-growing collection of Sam toys, but because it's probably the most adorable one I've seen so far. The best representation of Sam will always be the original Sideshow Collectibles figure, but considering that one was extremely limited in release and it now goes for $500+, you'll probably want to find an alternative. I suggest this fella. (more...)
I was recently invited by the nice folks at General Mills to join in on their special Halloween season Monster Cereals podcast and discuss my long history with Boo Berry cereal. It's a really fun podcast featuring talks with a variety of Monster Cereal fans, the artists behind some of your favorite boxes, and even the guy who's been doing the voice of Count Chocula since the late seventies. You can listen to it in the player below:
It's also available to listen to on iTunes. Hope you enjoy it, and big thanks to General Mills for having me be a part of the talk!
Last year, we decided to go visit some family back in New York and make a fun Halloween season trip out of it. You may recall my article from last season about the Monster Mini Golf course we visited while on Long Island. Well, that was just one of our spooky seasonal stops last October, and since I didn't have enough time to cover our other excursions back then, I wanted to tell you about a special haunt we paid a visit to that's well known to people throughout New York state: The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Houses!
I had read about this haunt on numerous occasions, and everything I had read made it sound like Headless Horseman was the greatest independent haunt on the east coast. Naturally, I had to check it out. So, after spending some time in upstate New York, we made plans to stop by their location in Ulster Park on our drive back down to Long Island. And I gotta say, pulling up to their huge 250-year-old family farm had me really excited from the get-go.
I mean, come on... how could you not get excited by seeing that sign at the entrance? It even has 666 in the phone number and spells out "boo". Excellent. (more...)
"I got a rock." It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown taught us all that trick-or-treating can sometimes be a disappointing endeavor. Fortunately for you, I-Mockery's Halloween Club Packs have returned for the 2015 season, and they're so full of spooky goodness that they'd even make Charlie Brown himself smile through one of the many holes in his ghost sheet costume. Once again, I've scoured the globe in search of the finest random Halloween goodies to make these limited packs one of the most awesome things you'll ever find in your mailbox. And I gotta say, I honestly think I've topped myself this year! Behold!
I'm sure your eyes are crying tears of bloody joy at the mere sight of this spectacle, but I assure you this is just a mere sampling of what you can expect to find in one of our new Halloween Club Packs. So dry your eyes and let's take a closer look at some of the bigger things you'll receive in this year's pack. We begin with my personal favorite item: (more...)
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