Friday, December 16, 2022

UPDATE: Monster Cereal Figurines

I got my Monster Cereal figurines today! They're pretty cool, even with the changes by "artist" KAWS.

Friday, October 28, 2022

7-Inch Halloween Records

I apologize for not posting much during this year's Countdown to Halloween. I started off the month really excited about posting, but then I just didn't. I'm not sure why. Maybe my blogging days are behind me. There are still a few days left, let's see what I can do. :) 

Here are the 7-inch Spooky records in my collection.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

R.I.P. Ted White

From Bloody Disgusting -- 

Best known to horror fans for playing Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, we’ve learned the sad news tonight that actor/stuntman Ted White has passed away.

Ted White was 96 years old.

Convention All Stars owner Sean Clark writes on social media tonight, “As I’m here setting up at Monsterpalooza I just got hit with the news that my dear friend Ted White has passed away. I was told he passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him for close to 20 years. He was my adopted grandpa and hands down the best storyteller you could have ever met. If you haven’t read it yet check out his book Cast a Giant Shadow where many of those stories are told. I was honored to be mentioned in the book when he wrote about his time in the convention world. I am going to miss you immensely and those steak dinners we always had. Also teasing you about your red, white & blue banner that made you look like you were running for President.

“My heart goes out to his wife Jeri and his sons. It was an absolute honor my friend. Rest easy. Love you Ted.”

Ted White doubled for everyone from Clark Gable to John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and many horror fans consider his Jason Voorhees to be the definitive depiction of the character.

In addition to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Ted White also did stunt work for countless films including Creature from the Black Lagoon, Giant, Rio Bravo, Planet of the Apes, King Kong, The Manitou, Escape from New York, Road House, and Gone in 60 Seconds, and as an actor he appeared in TRON, Romancing the Stone, Starman, The Hidden, and “The X-Files.”

All of us here at BD send our deepest condolences to Ted’s family, friends, and colleagues.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Dungeons & Dragons Little Golden Book

This is not really Halloween related, but I just found out about this book. Two of my favorite things, the D&D cartoon and LGB. You can pre-order it with this Amazon link.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

R.I.P. Don Wescott

This article was written by Brian AR Washington from the Facebook group Power Records (Children's Records, Books and Tapes)

Another voice is now silent.
Don Wescott has left us; he was one of the many voice talents of Power Records (and Peter Pan during and after the former’s activity).

Born in Massachusetts in 1940, he went into broadcasting in the 1960s and became a voice artist among his many accomplishments.
He narrated the majority of the stories on the labels, including Planet of the ApesWonder WomanMonster Christmas Mash, and the second Superman album.
For the 12” comic read-along LP A Story of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman, he was not only the narrator; he voiced several characters, including Dracula and Torc, the latter being one of the gypsies.
Among his versatility, he also voiced Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Mr. Mxyztplk, Cornelius, Galen, and Lex Luthor.
Godspeed, Don. May your voice live on in our memories and hearts, especially as long as we spin the records that shaped our childhood.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Orson Wells' War of the Worlds (Longines Symphonette Society Records)(1968)

The next record in my collection is Orson Wells' War of the Worlds on Longines Symphonette Society Records from1968.

Released by arrangement with Manheim Fox Entreprises,Inc.

The original broadcast that panicked the nation.

The actual broadcast by The Mercury Theatre On The Air as heard over the Columbia Broadcasting System, October 30 1938. The most thrilling drama ever broadcast from the famed Howard Koch script!

An authentic first edition...never before released! Complete, not a dramatic word cut! Script by Howard Koch from the famous H.G. Wells novel...featuring the most famous performance from The Mercury Theatre On The Air!

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Ghostbusters Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets

Ohio hasn't had a Halloween scratch-off ticket since 2014. So, I was really surprised to see these this year. I posted Halloween scratch-offs from 2008 until 2014. You can see all of those here

Does your state have Halloween lottery tickets? If you're a content creator, go buy some and post them on your blog. Let me know in the comments what you have.

By the way, all of my tickets were losers. :(

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Lennon Cartoons

I recently discovered Lennon Cartoons on Facebook and thought they were pretty funny. He has a bunch of cartoons featuring monsters or Halloween but that's not all he does. I recommend you check out his page. Below are some of my favorites.

Sorry, I had to include this one because I'm a huge Hulk fan.


Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror! by Arch Oboler

I have a fair amount of Halloween/monster/horror vinyl records in my collection. Some of them I've had since I was a kid in the 1970s. So, I thought I'd take some pictures and share them during the Countdown. If possible, I will add a YouTube video at the bottom of each post.

Up first is Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror! by Arch Oboler (1962).

This YouTube video is a playlist that contains the full album.

Monday, October 03, 2022

Monster Cereal Figurines Designed by KAWS


Hey! Everyone knows about these figures, right?
You can win a set of them by entering the contest on the back of the Monster Cereals box.
Well, guess what? I got the email below today. I won!!!
I only sent in one entry. Anyone else win?