Thursday, December 26, 2013

The SnowDay Emergency Kit Giveaway!

So, my goals of wanting to blog more and more these past few months hasn't really been achieved as I would've hoped. Blame it on real life kinda kicking me in the butt and getting in my way of having any motivation to really post things. Oh well. Anyway, I sincerely hope you've had a great Christmas season and forged great memories with your loved ones. I know I did.

So, with that said, my first year of really putting more effort into my blogging has been a success in my mind. I've really put more thought into what I wanted to this blog to represent and what I want people to know about my love of goofy interests and the stuff that fascinates me. It's still a learning process, but I'm having fun with it and I am very thankful for everyone who has supported me in this. And because I've felt so much love and support from those reading my wild posts about flea markets and obscure actors, I want to thank you by giving you a chance to win a fun little package to keep you nice and warm during what will no doubt be a hellish winter!

Presenting the SnowDay Emergency Kit!

Thar she blows! And it could be all yours! Let's run down the contents, shall we?

First up, something to keep your mind stimulated while you lay in bed with a nice cup of soup, the amazing book “Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age” by Matthew Klickenstein. What has proven to be a must read by it's rave reviews, you won't want to put this book down once you start reading!

Need to rest your weary head on the couch? My buddy Johnny at FreddyInSpace has you covered. This “HorrorBalls” pillow depicts a certain Elm Street resident that has stolen the heart of millions and now you can rest easy while you welcome the man of your dreams into YOUR dreams as you relax using this amazingly comfy pillow.

Want to have a fun movie marathon but don't have enough choices? Oh boy, are you in luck! In this special package, you'll be getting 11 movies that should help forget all your worries and just sink into your bed. The famous Lionsgate Horror 8-Pack, featuring 976-Evil 2, Waxwork, The Unholy, Class of 1999: Part 2, and so many other obscure gems. The legendary Mac and Me will also be thrown in for good measure alongside VHS copies of the trashy Rock and Roll High School Forever starring the even trashier Corey Feldman and Child's Play 2! With this much movie goodness, you'll never need to leave the bed. Just make sure you have a jar next to the bed if you do partake in a lengthy marathon!

If there is one person that I feel represents the diverse nature of this blog, it's Hulk Hogan. He represents everything that I love: cheesy movies, pro wrestling, the 80s, and action figures. I feel that no matter what issue I tackle, Hulk Hogan probably has been involved with it one way or another. And when you're all snuggled in your blanket all by yourself, you may need someone to talk to. And no one is easier to blame for all life's problems, like the Hulkster. So I'll be throwing in this Hasbro action figure which shows Hogan showing off the 24 inch pythons, brother!

Tired of movies and books? I'm including an Ewoks puffy stickers and a pack of Rocketeer and Dick Tracy trading cards for an alternative form of entertainment. I don't really see why you can't find a million uses with these. You can make that happen. I believe in you.

Finally, no one really wants to wake up and do a lot of moving around, and with all the movies and reading, you're gonna get hungry from all the awesome imagery of Chucky chasing Christine Ellise and reading about Bobby Budnick. So I'm including a box of Boo Berry. Not just Boo Berry, but the retro box of Boo Berry that was a Target that was a part of the Monster Cereal phenomenon that captured the internet's hearts for the Halloween season(and for the rest of time).

So, I'm sure you're asking yourself...”Chad, how in the world do I win such an award?”. The answer is simple:

     1.)Head over and "like" the growing Horror Movie BBQ Facebook page by clicking here!

     2.) Now the fun part. I just want to know what was the highlight of YOUR year? Was there someone you met that changed your life? Meet your favorite horror actor at a convention? Find that Ninja Turtles figure you've wanted since you were 8? Tell me in the comment section below please! And please don't forget to leave your email address in your comment. I need that for contacting you if you win!

You can enter anytime between now and January 16 at midnight to enter. I'll pick a name at random on Friday January the 17th and you will be notified via the email you provided.

Again, consider this my way of thanking you for inspiring me to blog more and just be generally goofy without a care in the world.

    A very special thank you so much to John Squires of FreddyInSpace and Matthew Klickenstein and Penguin Press for their donations. Please visit them at their respective sites and Facebook  pages.



  1. You had me at Rocketeer cards!

    My highlight would have to be going to DisneyWorld with my family in October and getting a surprise Haunted Mansion hotel room makeover.


  2. This year has been a really tough one for me, but the highlight of my year had to be meeting someone new just recently, someone good. It made me hopeful for 2014.


  3. Man, I have been looking for Child's Play 2 on VHS for so many years!
    2013 has been a different year. I've lost some important people in my life, I've got in touch with some old friends, and had fun times going to the movies with them this year.
    My biggest moment would have to be being able to see Jurassic Park on the big screen. I grew up with it. My parents got it for me when it first came out and it only further fueled my love of dinosaurs and monsters. I have probably watched it more than any other movie. I love it dearly and it was such a great experience to be able to see it on the big screen 20 years later.

  4. My highlight for 2013 was winning Zach Galligan's very own Waxwork II Lost In Time crew shirt at Adam Green's One Fund this past year. I'm from Boston so this meant a big deal to me, bidding on something that went to a good cause, and being able to own a little piece of horror history since the Waxwork movies are my favorites. 2013 was a great year, but getting that shirt was by far the best. Really hope I win this is a great package and that horror movie 8 pack looks amazing and has Waxwork on it! My email is - Stacy

  5. 2013 was a great year for me. The highlight of my nerdom was working on Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th. Earlier in the year, I started Simply Legendary Publicity, a small publicity firm that specializes in independent horror, and as a result I was able to serve as publicist for Crystal Lake Memories. Having my name associated with the Friday the 13th franchise - of which I am huge fan - in some small way pleases me to no end. Seeing my name in the credits alongside the actors whom I've watched for years is exhilarating. If you're a fan of the films and haven't checked out the documentary yet, it's 7 hours of pure bliss.

  6. The highlight of my 2013 was a very simple night but definitely a great night. Started off with ordering a pizza and purchasing some good old fashioned Pabst. The night was concluded with the viewing of WNUF's Halloween Special. This film was the perfect nostalgic kick that myself and my girlfriend needed. I honestly wouldn't trade the amount of fun that was had during the viewing of this film for anything. It also helped that is was viewed during the weekend prior to Halloween.

  7. I met Lisa Marie at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend, and she was just really cool. She had so many great stories from the movies she has done, and was generally a nice person.

  8. Watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation over 50 times!

  9. I'd have to say the highlight of my year was getting to see a WWE live event again. It had been over 10 years since the last time and I never thought they would come around these neck of the woods again. (being I live in rural So. IL.)

  10. Not a whole lot happend in 2013. I think the biggest highlight for me was just seeing a new Evil Dead film.

  11. Definitely some highlights for me in 2013, but the biggest highlight had to be going to Disney world and just screwing around in the World pavilion in epcot for hours.

  12. My highlight was being able to see Silent Night Deadly night on the big screen ...was lucky enough or old enough to see it originally but to actually see it again was a true blessing for this year

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  14. Well, that wasn't the highlight..(posting mishap).
    My highlight would have to be taking my daughter to her first haunted house and hayride this past October. Great night with great friends and family, concluded with "scary stories to tell in the dark" and Nightmare the video boardgame.

  15. Awesome package! The highlights of this year for me, was meeting my fav actor Bill Moseley at a con, saw 2 of my favorites band live, but the best part was stetching hands with Danzig after a show haha

  16. I like you on FB (Keya Millionie)

    The best part of my year? I got to go on a trip all over the East Coast during October. Ren fest and haunts in Ohio, more haunts and horror marathons in NY, Horror themed plays in Baltimore then haunted trail after haunted trail, a horror train (Yes a real train) and some creepy abandoned shacks in North Carolina.


  17. Ahhh! This package is so rad! The highlight of my year was probably the Halloween visit I took to Washington DC to hang with my best friend...during which we primarily had horror movie marathons and ate lots of delicious food. Also, the reboots of Child's Play and Evil Dead that came out this year were just...all I could have ever hoped for and then some.

  18. Highlight: I met Weird Al!! Woot!

  19. The highlight of me year started when I volunteered for Days of the Dead Chicago and was put in the Return of the Living Dead room. I got to meet and become acquainted with the entire cast but I bonded most closely with Don Calfa. The best part of my weekend? When I was running to grab one of them water and on my way back spotted Don at the front desk. When I asked what he needed he said, "Oh honey, I was trying to have you paged. I want to make sure I give you an autograph before I leave today."
    We took care of each other for a couple of days. Seriously a highlight of not just the year, but my life.

  20. High light of the year was finding #120 uncanny X-men signed and in mint condition for super a gift for my brother in law...awesome

  21. Highlight of my year was getting a dream job only to have it snatched away a few months later. Such is life.

  22. There were so many amazing events this past year which I have been discussing at length with the woman who was the second half to the greatest event in my life, my new wife.

    We flew to Hawaii and had a small intimate ceremony on a secluded beach. We had 11 guests; close family and friends, who flew out to share in the beginning of our new life together. For a total of... 13! Our new lucky number.

    After an amazing honeymoon where we drove up a volcano, hiked into the jungle to a secluded hidden 200+ foot waterfall, and other... "things" ;) we went back to New York City to prepare for our Reception.

    Now I proposed to my then girlfriend in San Diego. We went out for SDCC and decided to participate in the Escape the Walking Dead zombie run / obstacle course. After surviving I took out the ring that I had been carrying for weeks and popped the question. So when it came time for our Reception what was our theme? Zombies! Instead of table numbers we had DVDs of our favorite zombie movies. Our place cards had individually painted (by me) mini zombies. Our tables had zombie pins, cans of zombie breath mints, and other cool little zombie items. we had made a slideshow of our Hawaiian wedding but interspersed were clips from, you guessed it, zombie flicks. Our first dance was to Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, and our DJ played a load of zombie inspired songs for our enjoyment.

    Soooo... after that rant the greatest thing that happened last year was marrying my soul mate.

  23. i've had some big highlights this year, but if i had to pick one and have it be mildly horror related, it would probably be the vintage ouija board i got that is supposedly active. not that i'm messing with it, but it's still pretty cool. if i had to pick a horror movie highlight, i would say the conjuring or insidious 2...i was skeptical of both and was pleasantly surprised by how awesome they both were!