Showing posts from 2019

The Joys of Black Friday!

We're officially in the home stretch of the Thanksgiving season. It's been a pretty busy few weeks for me and I'm sure you as well but in just a matter of hours, it'll be worth all the effort. I can feel the excitement creeping up more and more! Of course after a long day of Parades, food, and family telling the same stories over, I'll have Black Friday to look forward to!

Good thing I have Monster to help me recreate the mood for this one...

Oh yeah. The only time lining up at 3 am for 20 dollars off a 4K tv seems somewhat sane and...logical? I don't know. I feel like I can always find better deals on Mercari or even used on Amazon, but that weird comradely with other psychos in line makes it somewhat comforting. Besides, it's just not a Thanksgiving evening without about 600 flyers and circulars on your dinner table. It's a weirdly comforting feeling.

Black Friday actually holds a lot of positive memories for me. The first one I ever did was in 2003 a…

He-Man at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!

Now, I've written about our pal He-Man before, but this is one subject I've been wanting to cover since I started blogging. In the words of Blade from the live action Masters of the Universe movie "I've been waiting a long time for this!"

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: Garfield's Thanksgiving!

It was bound to happen. And after ranting and raving about it online, I finally took the plunge and called my friend Jayme to join me for a discussion about...GARFIELD'S THANKSGIVING!

I wrote about my love of this special 2 years ago, but one writeup just doesn't do it justice.  If you really wanna hear how great it is and get a couple laughs in, you gotta check out this episode. And with the 30th anniversary of this special upon us, it just felt right to do this one!

In today's episode, Jayme and I discuss:

Previous Garfield specialsIs Jon a moron?Holy crap, he really is.Dr. Liz.GRANDMA ARBUCKLEThe Mount Rushmore of Thanksgiving IconsLou Rawls The greatest Thanksgiving Special of All Time? So check it out and let us know what you thought. Where do you rank this one?

You can also check out Jayme's great artwork and shirts.


Review: A Flock of Milk Chocolate Turkeys!

It's a pretty well known fact that Trader Joe's goes all out when it comes to their holiday offerings. If you've never had one of their famous Christmas advent calendars, you're really missing out. No holiday is left untouched and if you need any further proof, check out these amazing chocolate turkeys!

A Flock of Milk Chocolate Turkeys! Maybe a better description is The 4 Turkeymen? I'll alert Ole Anderson immediately, I'm sure he has a new gig waiting for him as the enforcer of these bad boys!

Check out this amazing box! Add a little of Trader Joe's trademark retro packaging and some old fashioned attitude, you got a treat you don't even wanna mess with, let alone eat!

What's this? A new favorite Thanksgiving character? NAY! ICON:

He may be a turkey, but there's no arguing that he's no jive turkey.

Make no mistake here, these may be basic hollow milk chocolate treats to some, but the attention to detail can't be denied. This is some …

Thanksgiving Celebration 2019: Thankisgiving Playlist!


Now normally I start this a week before Thanksgiving but there's so much going on this season that I wanted to get a few extra weeks in. I'm sure you don't mind. Besides, it's not like Thanksgiving gets a lot of hype and buildup by the mainstream anyhow, so I guess I'll spend the next three weeks doing what I normally do all over social media and in real life: shouting about all things Thanksgiving as loudly and obnoxiously as I can until people understand just how great and exciting this holiday truly is. It'll be a fun time filled with lots of fall/turkey flavored goodness...with gravy!

So to start you off with the season, I'm going to give you just a small sampling of my famous Thanksgiving Playlist so you too can get in the fun spirit of the special season! Of course there's not a lot of Thanksgiving themed songs, so I had to get a little creative with my picks but there's some sp…

Review: Chiller Theatre October 2019

So it's come to this. After 14 years of missing out, I decided to head to Parsippany for what's considered to be the best horror convention of the season and dig into the guts and g(l)ory known as...Chiller Theatre.

Backstory: I first attended my first horror convention, Chiller Theatre, in 2004 and was instantly hooked. I proceeded to attend many other conventions but I never found my way back to the one that started it all for me. The last Chiller I did was in 2005 and it was one of the most enjoyable conventions ever. So naturally I wanted to go back to but something always stopped me. Car issues, medical, money, family, whatever. I just wasn't meant to attend just yet. But not this show. I was determined to get to it no matter what. It had to happen. It was either or now or never. Well, after all the roadblocks for the last 14 years, I finally did it. I was here. I couldn't believe it.

Well, it didn't take me long to feel comfortable. The atmosphere in the lo…

The HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast: The Real Ghostbusters!

Strap on your gear! Cross those streams and hop in your Ecto1! Because it's time to chat about the legendary REAL GHOSTBUSTERS!

Of course, earlier this year, I discussed my love of Ghostbusters 2 on a previous episode, but I've been waiting to discuss this iconic toyline and cartoon that so many people still hold so near and dear to their Ecto colored hearts! Joining me on the episode is my TPIF cohost and 9lovable scamp Tommy "TC" Coombs and from the Toys That Made Us, Richard Mayerik. In this episode we discuss:

Our introductions to the seriesOur favorite episodesBest figuresFavorite vehiclesFilmation Ghostbusters...?
And so much more! So pop open that box of Ecto Cooler, enjoy a Twinkie, put your feet up and enjoy!


Review: DinoDrac Spooky September 2019 FunPack!

It's not Halloween without the presence of certain things: Candy Corn, pumpkin candles, horror movie marathons on tv, and of course DinosaurDracula, the amazing Halloween icon who has been entertaining us with some spooky goodness for almost 20 years now and in those years, he's also offered us some great maildays with his iconic FunPacks. I don't normally purchase FunPacks or subscription boxes as much as I used to, but Matt's FunPacks are usually the lone exception. This months subscription box may be his best yet...

So if I'm going to review this, I'll need a little assistance from a mini Dinosaur Dracula himself...

Thems the goods right there. So much Halloween goodness in one small package! Coming home to this after a long work day really helped turn my mood around. It's almost like that same feeling as when you were a kid and that mailaway toy finally arrived! I've ordered a few packs before, but this was one I couldn't turn down for multiple …

Interview: Bill Moseley

Bill Moseley has done it all in film. He's played lovable goofballs, sadistic murderers, even cartoon characters.

Well, ok, maybe that's just Otis Driftwood, but if you call yourself a horror fan, you've no doubt have seen him in your favorite movies. And it thrills me to borrow a moment of his time to chat with him about his time with Rob Zombie AND Cannon films. Ever wonder what Bill was doing on the set of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2? How did he come up with Otis' iconic look? And did Charles Manson have any inspiration on Otis? Check it out and enjoy his answers and don't forget to check out 3 From Hell, which opens today and stars Bill, Sherri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig and Richard Brake!


5 More Rad VHS!

Well, summer vacation is over and it's time to get ready for all the fun Halloween will present us. It was a decent summer, but I'm ready for hoodies, cold wind, apple cider and lots of orange and black goodness around every corner! Now, that's still a ways away, so until then, I wanted to get some blog rust off.

Recently I got to go VHS hunting with some friends with the goal to find some gold. They found some great gems for their collections, but me? Well...let's take a peak at what I added to my ancient vhs cabinet...


Oh of course I'd pick this. It's so typical of me to add a Bronson-Cannon film that I'll probably never watch to my collection. I mean, they're not awful movies, they're just all the same. I've seen at least 67 of these Bronson movies come through my collection, but never really watched them. To me they're all the same but I still can't turn them down. Especially with all these amazing rental stickers all …