Let the Halloween insanity begin!


By Shawn Robare

Oh my god, time is flying.  I took an unofficial break from blogging this past month in the hopes of recharging my batteries (and giving a little more time for the day job which has been hectic) and getting ready for the Halloween season.  Well it’s here way sooner than my internal clock expected.

Anyway, here’s my up to the minute announcement of my month-long Halloween-y blog-a-thon dealy, or what ever you want to call it.  I plan on keeping a weekday posting schedule, taking the weekends off to catch up or to possibly do some movie commentary podcasts (80s creepy flicks that I love, and no, not full commentaries, but just my thoughts on the flicks.)  Also, as I mention in the podcast attached to this post, I’m going to try and concentrate on some 80s-esque Halloween fun for this year’s countdown.  I’ve got some themed weeks planned coming up as well as some miscellaneous odds and ends.  Hopefully it’ll be a blast.

I’m going to try my darnedest to be back this evening for a more official post in this years countdown, so break out last years candy corn, dust off your formal-wear cape, dredge up that cackling witch laugh, and get ready for some spooky Branded fun!

By the by, there are about 6 million others participating in this year’s Halloween blog craziness, and these are just a few (swiped with permission from the great John Rozum, feel free to pass it along!):

All Eyes and Ears
Azathoth’s Abode on the Plateau of Leng
Azathoth’s Abode on the Plateau of Leng:The Dungeon
Branded in the 80s
Bubba Shelby
Cavalcade of Awesome
Cool-Mo-Dee
Creepy Los Angeles
Dave Lowe Design!
Distinctly Jamaican Sounds
Diversions of the Groovy Kind
Dr. K’s 100-Page Super Spectacular
Dr. Squids Smorgasbord of Terror
Drunken Severed Head
Frankensteinia
Franklin Mint
Halloween Addict
Harvey’s Midnight Hour
The Holiday Queen
The Horrors of it All
Houses of Wax
I-Mockery
John Rozum
Monster Crazy
Monster Memories
Monster Rally
Monsters and More
Mostly Ghostly
Music From the Monster Movies 1950-69
Music You (Possibly) Won’t Hear Anywhere Else
Neato Coolville
Negative Pleasure
Nostalgia Factory
A Nostalgic Halloween
Oh the Horror
Orange and Black
Para Abnormal
Plaid Stallions
Plastic Pumpkins
Pumpkin Hollow
Pumpkinrot
Random Acts of Geekery
The Retropolitan (?!?)
The Sexy Armpit
Sweet Skulls
13 Visions
Tikiranch
Trixie’s Treats
Universal Horror Sounds
Valhella
Vinnie Ratolle’s Records
Weird Hollow
Wonderful Wonderblog
X Entertainment

  • Belle Dee

    I’m so excited!! Halloween Overload!!

  • John Rozum

    Hey Shawn, I’m looking forward to what treats you drop in my bucket this year. I think we’re all feeling the burn still from last year, so no apologies needed for not committing to posts every single day. If I hadn’t pre-prepped so many of my own in advance, there’s no way I’d be able to do it myself.

  • Azathoth

    Looking forward to seeing Halloween from the 80′s!

  • Dane

    I feel ya too – I take pictures all year to post during October, if I didn’t, keeping up would be impossible!

  • Jay

    welcome back Shawn! thanks for the mention on the halloween countdown list. love the banner you’re using! those were the best books.

  • Plaid Stallions

    OK, gold star for using the crestwood book header.

  • Patrick

    Add me too please? http://www.Retroween.com Thanks, Top Hat Cat