31 Days of Monsters: #19, Eww, just ew…


By Shawn Robare




Welcome back to my 31 Days of Monsters Halloween countdown!  I can’t believe it’s already day 19.  Well, as I’ve been saying, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Ghostbusters franchise, not to mention my love of 80s animation, I’m counting down 31 of my favorite monsters from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.  These animation cels are culled from my personal collection, and my wife and I tried our best to put them in a not-so-scary to really-freaking-creepy kind of order with the creepiest falling on All Hallows Eve.


So what’s more frightening than a 8 legged brown hairy spider crawling on the wall next to you while you watch TV?  How about a half ton purple and green spider with 10 appendages (two of which end in tiny pinching crab claws)…





I hate spiders.  I mean I REALLY hate spiders.  Hates them so.  I think the day I run across a brown recluse I’m going to stroke out on the spot.  To make matters worse, we’ve been getting these super creepy red spiders in the apartment lately that have slick hard bodies (my wife loved me enough to describe the crunching sound it makes when you kill one with a tissue), and honestly that was one of my worst nightmares.  Red spiders means that I’ll almost always be able to pick them out when they’re slinking around as we have beige carpeting and white walls.  At least some of the lighter brown ones blend in.  Out of sight, out of mind you know.   Anyway, I always hate having to sit through giant spider scenes in flicks like Return of the King or the MistArachnophobia and Kingdom of the Spiders, for some reason, I can handle.





Once again, if you’re enjoying these daily Real Ghostbusters monster posts, make sure to come back tomorrow for another installment and tell a friend about the 31 Days of Monsters.  If you’d like to read more Halloween-y goodness, you can also click on the Halloween Archive link to the left (the banner with King Kong), as well as heading on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event…

  • Rick

    Oh, I’m right there with you. I knew someone up there didn’t like me when I had to deal with spiders that jumped. Big fun. Enjoyed reading here during the season. Thanks.