Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Halloween Movies At The Library

The Akron-Summit County Public Library shows free movies every Thursday night. During October they are Halloween related. Here's this year's free movies.

October 9 THE UNINVITED
A brother and sister purchase an abandoned seaside mansion and soon discover it is haunted. Classic supernatural tale starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell and Donald Crisp. 99 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.


October 23 GODZILLA
Godzilla’s back and we got him! Reboot of the ginormous monster yarn. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Rated PG-13. 123 min

October 30 HAPPY HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE:
TOY STORY OF TERROR!
While on a road trip, the Toy Story gang travel to a mysterious roadside motel. With the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. 22 min

HOCUS POCUS
Three wicked witches are resurrected on Halloween night and it’s up to three teens to save the day! Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Rated PG. 96 min









Halloween Cutout #1

© The Beistle Co. 1983

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Countdown To Halloween Starts Tomorrow!


Make sure you come back tomorrow for the beginning of The Countdown to Halloween!

I think I have some cool stuff planned this year. I have a pretty good collection of old Halloween paper cutout decorations. Some of them belonged to my parents in the 60s and 70s. Some I bought myself in the 80s and 90s. And a bunch of them I've found at thrift stores and flea markets. I'm going to share photos of 31 different cutouts during October.

Plus I'll have a bunch of random Halloween posts all month long.

I hope you enjoy my 2014 Countdown to Halloween!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Box From Brian Lapsley

Remember the giveaway I had back in July? The winner was Brian Lapsley from the blog Awake Oh Sleeper. After he received the box of stuff I sent him, he turned around and sent me a box of stuff. Isn't that cool? Thanks Brian, I really appreciate it!

Here's what was in the box:

The Frankenstein head will be added to my Halloween decorations, the Heir to the Empire audio cassette will go with my Star Wars stuff and the DVD will go to my son.

A stack of 1994 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. I have a bunch of these, but I don't remember if I have a set or not. I'll have to sort them out some day.

 COMIC BOOKS! I'll keep some and give some to my brother.

The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion. This is a really nice book, but it just doesn't fit in my collection. Look for this book to be a giveaway in October. I talked to Brian about it and he's ok with that. I'd like to see it go to someone who would appreciate it more than me.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Who's On Facebook Or Twitter?

This post is mainly for bloggers who are participating in the Countdown to Halloween. Does your blog have a Facebook page or Twitter? If it does, I wanna follow you. I can never keep up with all of the October blog posts and since I'm on Facebook all the time (and occasionally Twitter) I thought I'd have a better chance of seeing posts on there. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Countdown to Halloween 2014

Hey kids! It's almost that time again! Time for the annual Countdown to Halloween!

I've been doing a Halloween blog-a-thon for as long as I've been blogging. It's my favorite time of the year. I think I've got it covered this year for at least one post a day during October.

If you're holding a month-long blogging marathon in honor of the Halloween season and would like to be included on the list, see this post here. Though there aren't any official rules, we do suggest trying to post frequently about some aspect of the Halloween season during the month of October, as well as spreading the word about the countdown.


Monday, September 01, 2014

The Quarter Box

It's been almost six months since my last Quarter Box post. I figured it was time for another one. Here's what I've picked up for 25¢ since then.