Missing Links: Halloween 2012 Edition

Posted 1 year ago by Missing Links

Missing Links Halloween

The 31 DVDs of Halloween [Complete List] | ShezCrafti
It’s been fun following Jaime’s list of Halloween DVDs the past month. Even though I don’t like horror movies there were a ton of things on her list that I love and it helped me remember what I needed to watch this month.

NBC’s ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Is Morbidly Delightful New Vision Of ‘The Munsters’ | Strange Kids Club
I had zero interest in this reboot until the reviews started coming in, and now I need to track down the episode and check it out. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Podcast #51 – Ghosts, Ghouls, & Good Times (Halloween 2.0) | UnderScoopFire!
You can’t go wrong with Halloween podcasts.

[Weirdo Toys Guest Post] The Cryptkeeper! (Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Ace Novelty) | PoeGhostal
Spoiler Alert: He’s wearing flip-flops. Justin from Weirdo Toys guest posts at Poe Ghostal and reviews a Cryptkeeper toy. If that doesn’t get you in the Halloween spirit I don’t know what will.

 

Happy Halloween! Share Your Best Retro Costume Photos!

Posted 1 year ago by Stuff

Halloween

Happy Halloween to all my favorite geeks. You guys make the holidays so much more fun. I dug up this old photo of me sporting my generic emblem-less Batman costume, and thought I’d open this up and make it the official post-your-old-Halloween-costume-photos-here thread. Did you have a killer Ewok costume as a kid? A homemade Ninja Turtle outfit? Post your photos in the comments!

 

Cool Stuff: Dinosaur Dracula’s Halloween Print

Posted 1 year ago by Art

Dinosaur Dracula

If you’re a fan of this site, chances are you’re familiar with X-Entertainment, the holy grail of nostalgia/pop culture blogs. Matt posted awesome content for years and just recently rebooted with a new site, Dinosaur Dracula. His mascot is awesome, now is available in the form of a ‘Halloween Countdown 2012′ art print.

Illustrated by Jason Week, the print is available for $20, a small price to pay to support Matt and the years of blogotainment he’s provided us. Hopefully this is the first in a long series of Dinosaur Dracula merchandise. I want a t-shirt!

Head over to Dinosaur Dracula and pick up a copy before Halloween gets here.

 

‘Toy Story of Terror’ TV Special Coming Next Year

Posted 1 year ago by Television

Toy Story of Terror

With a perfect trilogy of movies and a handful of charming animated shorts under their belt, the Toy Story gang will be making the transition to TV Special territory next year with Toy Story of Terror. I think TV Specials are a great idea for this group of characters, and I’m excited to see them tackling Halloween first. Here’s the official synopsis:

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

I don’t know who’s directing this, but Lee Unkrich is a self-proclaimed The Shining junkie, so it sounds like he was involved to some extent. Regardless, I’ll be tuning in this time next year to check it out.

Via Pixar Planet

 

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania

Posted 1 year ago by Movies

A wise, fresh prince once said, “Take it from me, parents just don’t understand.”  I have a feeling that Count Dracula’s princess, Mavis, would have to agree, in the new release, Hotel Transylvania.  It’s Mavis’ 118th birthday, and her father is throwing yet another party at his titular resort castle in the countryside, where all the werewolves, mummies, Frankensteins, gremlins, and even big foots (big feet?) can come to relax, safe from being pitchforked or torched by intolerant humans.

However, this year, Mavis’ birthday is supposed to be different: this is the day that her father promised she could finally leave the hotel and venture out into the dangerous world beyond the 400 acres of haunted forest and zombie graveyard that surrounds the castle.  The danger outside doesn’t lie with other monsters or even the burning rays of daylight, but the humans who, the Count believes, will never understand Mavis, and will only respond with violence.  Admittedly, the Count has good reason for his bias, as Mavis’ mother, the Count’s one true love, was killed by intolerant villagers over 100 years ago.
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