I Put A Spell On You

Although Nina Simone's hit "I Put a Spell on You" real purpose of the song was to inspire black women to define beauty and identity for themselves without the influence of societal impositions during the civil rights movement. The song's power filled with sadness has become a Halloween staple many years later.

As with most great songs, many have covered this classic but none have captured the deep sadness as the original. Probably the most famous cover would be Screamin Jay Hawkins from 1956.

You will never have a problem finding a 70's version of mostly covers from the 50's so here is CCR's version.

And probably the sexiest version by Robyn Adele ft Darcy Wright and Sarah Krauss

With all those covers and much more out there nothing is better than the sultry voice of Nina. Her version will always on my Halloween playlist.

Jack O'Lantern

Jack O'Lantern
1972 | Color | 25 Min | Family | G | Rankin Bass

Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writer:  William J. Keenan (adaptation)

Stars:  Carl Banas Len Birman Bernard Cowan

A leprechaun, who had changed himself into a pumpkin seed to hibernate for the winter, comes to life as Mr. Jack O' Lantern, who then uses his pumpkin shell to help scare away Zelda the Witch and Archibald the Warlock.

So after putting up some Halloween decorations the other day we thought why not watch one of the many DVD specials we have. I settled on one I picked up a few years ago and never watched called Mad Mad Mad Monsters.  But first being the goof that I am I checked the special features because that is what you do right? Lo and behold it was one simple short called Jack O'Lantern. *Gasp* I never heard of this one let's check it out!

Immediately you could tell we were in for a treat as (for me anyway not my 9-year-old) the familiar artwork of Rankin Bass popped onto the scre…

He's in the middle of a mystery. Without a clue.

The Ghost And Mr. Chicken
1966 | Color | 90 Minutes | 1.37.1 | G | Family | Mono | Universal

Directed by
Alan Rafkin 

Writing Credits James Fritzell
Everett Greenbaum
Andy Griffith (uncredited)
Cast  Don Knot Joan Staley
Liam Redmond
Dick Sargent

Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but due to the fact that the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel aiming to tear the mansion down. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer.

This 1966 horror-comedy is a favorite of so many people- including ou…

Foul mouth. Foul temper.

Curse of Chucky 2013 | Color | 1 Hr 37 Min | Horror | R | Universal

Don Mancini

Don Mancini

Stars: Chantal Quesnelle Fiona Dourif Jordan Gavaris

After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll.
With a Five Millon dollar budget, Don Mancini nailed it this time around! The beloved foul-mouthed doll Chucky makes his sixth appearance and one of the best in years! Gone is the silly love story and it is replaced by a much needed darker tone. Don't get me wrong Seed of Chucky was great but the series was turning to comedy more than scares. This time around we also get a nice little backstory …

Cry for Puddles

Ok, maybe not so Creepy today but when we first saw Puddles Pity Party on America's Got Talent we just had to keep voting for the guy. So if you have never seen this clown you owe it to yourself to check him out.

Ok is your mind blown yet? I can not get enough of the Blink 182 Cover it's awesome.

This guy has been around awhile doing his show so make sure to check out his website for tour dates!
Puddles Pity Party

Proof We Never Grow Up

Who can resist an animated Disney Halloween special narrated by a talking pumpkin that teaches you about Druids? Not me! This famous educational short discusses the origins of Halloween and various superstitions and traditions associated with the best day of the year: October 31. You’ll recognize several classic cartoon skits featured in the eight-minute clip and revisit some of Disney’s greatest villains.

Disney’s Haunted Halloween (1984)

Man, in my opinion, the Seventy's had some of the best Halloween/Christmas specials ever. Most of them are now lost gems that you have to dig up, Well thanks to youtube and all those other streaming sites we get to live out our childhood once again. 
After How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, there was this dark 1977 musical (that’s kind of a prequel), which replaces Halloween with an evening known as “Grinch Night.” It’s filled with the usual Dr. Seuss imagery and puns, but the real nightmare happens when the Grinch opens up his “paraphernalia wago…

8 Bit Halloween

Even tho Cinefix calls this an 8-Bit video it seems to be more along the lines of 16. But who cares we never received a Halloween inspired game (Other than Charles Bands cash grab on the Atari) this is a fun video of what could have been.

Get ready for Halloween with a digital dose of Michael Myers in glorious 8-bit arcade form. Who would have thought that all of the killing in the classic horror film "Halloween" could be interpreted as "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!"

So here is a quick video of Wizards Halloween

Can you live through the night HE came home? The Boogeyman will get you if you don't watch out! Pulse-pounding paranoia screams in your skull as you run for your life. Every step may be your last as you flee from the things that go bump in the night! Feverish with fear, cold sweat clings to your flesh! How real can an electronic nightmare be? Find out!
Those of you that have lingered on my site in the past know I love Full Moon Video aka Empire aka Wiz…

Season Of The Witch

"Season of the Witch" is an early example of psychedelic rock, written and performed by Donovan and was first released in September 1966 on Donovan's album, Sunshine Superman. With the hauntingly eerie guitar riff provided by none other than Jimmy Page. "Season of the Witch" has become a staple on Halloween mixtapes everywhere!

This classic Halloween song has been covered by many including Hole, Lou Rawls and Terry Reid but here are a few others that I enjoy.

We all need a little Joan Jett in our life.

This version by Suck is amazing drawn out version that has no other purpose in life but to smoke a little joint to maybe?

Probably the most popular on this list would be Vanilla Fudge. Yet not my favorite version. So I ask what version makes your cut? Let me know in the comments below.

No More Tricks? No More Treats? No More Halloween?

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't
1979 | Color |  30 Min | Family | G | ABC TV
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers:  Liz Argo  Coleman Jacoby

Stars:  Judd Hirsch Mariette Hartley Henry Gibson
Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image or leave his Transylvania castle forever.

I grew up watching this special that was resurrected by Disney in the 80's and 90's as part of their Halloween lineup and almost forgot all about it. Sadly this special cannot be found on DVD or Blu yet and the old VHS tapes are highly sought after in the collector world. But thanks to the powers to be *cough, cough* YouTube this classic can live on for now.

From the Twilight Zone to the Brady Bunch director Bruce Bilson does TV right and deliveries a fun-filled Halloween special that should still be shared with Pumpkin Heads today! 

Judd Hirsch plays are wacky leader Count Dracula out to stop the…

Terror in your rear view mirror.

The Duel
1971 | Color | 1 Hr 30 Min | Action | PG | Universal

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Richard Matheson

Dennis Weaver
Jacqueline Scott Eddie Firestone
Mr. Typical Everyday Salesman, David Mann, while on his way to a Business appointment, driving through secluded California Desert Highways, passes a Rusty ramshackle 18 wheeler gasoline transport truck. The driver of the truck obviously is seen as someone with low self-esteem judging by the condition of his truck. When the truck driver sees David's automobile, he recognizes the make and model are the same as a vehicle from his past, in which some terrible atrocity was perpetrated on him. This is not a case of road rage, but, rather a psychotic break, upon seeing the vehicle. In order to "settle the score", the truck driver decides to kill the car. Mr. Mann is just a hapless innocent victim.

Spielberg has always done a great job of scaring the crap out of us! I mean come on Jaws, Poltergeist, and Close Enc…

Clown Sightings In America

So honestly this was not meant to be political but I was looking for inspiration the other day and googled Creepy Clown comic strips. I was shocked not shocked by the response I guess as everything turned up political. So enjoy or just skip and come back tomorrow lol.

No Clowning Around

Ah, clowns.... they are everywhere right? So what has you down in the dumps young whippersnapper? Oh, I see you can not head to the cineplex and shell out $50 bucks to see "IT" I get it so guess what today I will give you a small list of Free Killer Clown movies to watch today. Most can be watched on your computer or laptop and smartphones. All should be available on your Apple Tv or Roku style devices so pop some corn put your feet up and enjoy a few of these.

Frist up TubiTV 

Kevin Smith and gang were making low-budget flicks before they made low-budget flicks cool! So Brian O'Halloran and buddy Bryan Johnson got together with other buddies after Kevin and Jason left them in the dust to make one hell of a messed up clown flick Vulgar!

A loser with a crummy apartment, an odious mother, and a job that isn't taking him anywhere (kid's clown) gets a new idea. He decides that he's going to be a clown for bachelor parties. He will dress up like a woman clown and …

16 Bit Mummy Glory

Despite the Mummy movie this past summer that stunk up the box office developer WayForward is movie forward on their game The Mummy Demastered.  The game will give us an original story that will be loosely based on the movie. Why Demastered you ask well it is done in a rather cool looking 16-bit style. 

“A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure. As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and mysterious artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet.

Your Prodigium unit is already on the scene, but HQ lost contact with them hours ago. Only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will you discover the fate of your allies. But beware – Ahmanet commands legions of undead, insects, plague-ridden …