Archive for the Halloween Junk Category

Halloween Cocktails

Posted in Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , on October 21, 2016 by ranranami

As the end of the month grows closer, and you’re panicking about exactly which recipe to choose for that perfect punch, or how on earth you’re going to figure out ways to incorporate as much variety as you can into some spooky delights, have no fear. These awesome youtubers are there to help you out.


And by the way, if you’re under 21…you can still make some awesome spooky drinks without liquor. In fact, some of them actually tend to taste better that way, anyway. IF you’re still absolutely convinced you need that flavor in some of your drinks, talk to your parents about rum extract for the cocktails involving rum. It will impart the same taste without the side effects. Cheers, and as always…Happy Halloween.

Filming Day: Don’t Feed the Scarecrow

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , on October 17, 2016 by ranranami

You may be wondering ‘hey, where’s the flick of the week? It’s October! You’ve got a blog-a-thon to be doing!’

Well, I just got done filming for my Halloween short I’ll be posting on none other than Halloween called ‘Don’t Feed the Scarecrow’, and I just couldn’t resist sharing some clips and pictures with you, my awesome readers. So…look forward to this very silly short, coming on Halloween to a blog entry near you!

 

More Superstitions, Bad Omens, and Old Wives Tales for Halloween

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2016 by ranranami

Halfway through the spook month already, and my how time flies. Let’s get a bit more into the spirit with some superstitious safety tips to keep you safe from ghosts, umbrellas, witches, vampires, and moths.

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C’mon, bra! Lemme in!

– Close a dead man or woman’s eyes immediately, or they’ll find someone to take with them.

– Keep moths out of the house if it looks like they want in, and keep them in if they want out…they’re looking for a soul to steal.

– Never take a photo with only 3 people, and if you do…make sure you’re not the one in the middle, because you may di-…uh-oh…

– Poirot probably would have known this little tidbit, but keep an eye on all umbrellas in the house. If one of them falls, there very well may be a murder!

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Don’t let those innocent smiles fool you. Nose-eaters, every last one of them!

– Ancient Romans believed witches and vampires liked to come into dead people’s homes to do funny things with their bodies (like robbing, mutilating, and especially nose-eating.)

– A rooster crowing during the day, and not the appointed ‘too early for any normal human being to wake up’ time, is a sign of terrible luck. Maybe even approaching death.

– Numbers really piss ghosts off. Walk around one of them 9 times to get rid of the jerks.

Selections from Calling all Girls Magazine, Issue #64

Posted in Books, Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, MAgazines, Media with tags , , , , , , , on October 10, 2016 by ranranami

Today I’m going to do something kid-friendly. I was digging through old magazines and comics online while I finished polishing up the last few pages of the remainder of Man in Black I’ll be posting, when I stumbled on ‘Calling all Girls’, a magazine for young girls back in the late 50s and early 60s with a delightful style I couldn’t help but be charmed by. There’s definitely something enchanting about an old magazine with more hand-drawn pictures than actual photographs.

There’s also something equally enchanting about the idea of having your kid actually organize their own Halloween party and put everything together, though I don’t doubt you’ll still have a little hand in helping them along the way. It’s very self-sufficient, isn’t it? And the ideas in the first article I selected to show off are absolutely adorable, though I would say be careful about how old your kid is before you let them bob for balloons…just in case they weren’t aware that you probably shouldn’t swallow the rubber bits.

I also picked out a spooky story in the magazine, though there was another mystery I had considered. This one had a spooky cabin, though, so I went with it. Can you imagine, though, if teenagers in modern horror were as resourceful as these two girls? I think the body counts would be pretty much 0. Warning, there may be some animal casualties in this story, read at your own risk.

Halloween Playlist 2016

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2016 by ranranami

This year I’m going to try something a little different for the Halloween party playlist. Instead of music, I decided to bring you all back to your childhoods, or perhaps give the kids something to pass the time after their late night trick-or-treating festivities are over, and they’re far too tired to sort their candy out before bed. This list contains cartoons, classic tv shows, and even commercials that I’ve gleaned from Youtube.

Alas and alack, they may eventually be taken down, but certainly not before this year’s Spooky celebrations. So, without further ado, I give you…My Halloween 2016 Party Playlist!

Some of the videos may not play on the blog, but don’t worry. You can find the direct playlist here!

Vintage Halloween Paper Dolls

Posted in Comics, Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 2, 2016 by ranranami

Children, small and big, arguably even adults…can be destructive. Which is why, when you find yourself a vintage Halloween magazine or game book…you may want to reconsider cutting out the paper dolls inside for a one-time spooky game of house. Fear not, those beautiful images can be appreciated outside of their antique setting, thanks to modern technology…google…and your printer.

The following dolls were some of my favorites I found browsing the web, and they’re absolutely perfect for the Halloween season.

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Charlotte Ware, 1939-40

 

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Newspaper Doll Series, 1926

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Joan Walsh Anglund, 1987

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Dolly Dingle by Grace Drayton, 1916

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Children’s Playmate Magazine, 1958

 

October Treats

Posted in Food, Halloween Junk with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2015 by ranranami

Oh no. Halloween is almost here…you’ve got a party planned, and just about everything ready to go…except…what the heck are you guys gonna eat? Ordering out is too boring, and you can’t just throw regular party foods together with the word ‘boo!’ scrawled on the tablecloth…you need something cool…something spooky. Well, thanks to some talented people on youtube, you might just be able to pull off that party without a hitch.

As always, remember to check out the other videos on these people’s channels if you enjoyed what they had to offer, because there’s much more delicious stuff to find.