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31 Days of Spoooktacular: The Halloween Spirit

For a few years between middle school and college, I’d have to say that my attitude toward Halloween could be considered…”normal”. Ok, maybe a little more than normal. I’d watch horror movies and try to get worked up, but, for the most part, Halloween was an anxiety filled night where I would have to deal with strangers constantly knocking on our door or ringing our doorbell begging for candy. Candy that I wanted.

But then I read about a website called X-Entertainment. It was a site that, for the most part, dealt with pop culture from the 80’s and early 90’s. But….once Fall started to show up on the leaves and there was a chill in the air, Matt, the site’s creator, would transform the site into a Shrine to Halloween. There was the Halloween Countdown, where each day he would bring up some new Halloweeny thing. There was the Halloween jukebox, where you could listen to Halloween themed music while you read the articles about candy, spooky decorations and creepy masks. In a lot of ways, X-Entertainment revitalized my Halloween spirit. It made me remember how much fun the holiday could be. It’s the reason why I’m listening to my own version of the Halloween Jukebox as I write this.

And then he closed down the site.

And then opened a new site that’s beginning its first Halloween Countdown.

If you love Halloween and all that it stands for, you need to go to Dinosaur Dracula now and witness someone who will love the holiday more than you possibly could and bask in the joy of creepy candy and dollar store masks and haunted commercials and everything that brings that warm, horror glow to your heart.


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Hallowed Days

In ye days of old, I did something terrific and scary and awesome to celebrate Halloween all month: I would write a short story every single day and post it on my old blog. I called it Thirty-One Days of Horror and the last time I did it, I raised the roof and brought down the house at the same time. Nowadays, I’m too old to do that and too worried about my stories wandering off of my site and onto other sites.

But I want to try something like that again. I want to do something epic. I want to do something crazy. I want people to sing songs about my Halloween Celebration. I want this to be a painful, horrible slog and I want to come out the other side changed.

I hereby promise, on an oath shaped by the very forces of Halloween itself, an oath bound up in black cats, bats, witches and pumpkins with scary faces carved in them, to write a blog entry EVERY DAY IN OCTOBER.

Thirty-one blog entries, one after the other, until Halloween’s bloodred moon rises and I, at last, can rest for the entire month of November.

I’ll come up with the some cool, kitschy name for it later.

But it’s coming.

And I promise to not drop the ball this time ON AN OATH OF HALLOWEEN ITSELF.


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