Monday, December 9, 2019

The Snowman 1940

I was watching an old Christmas tape and this was one of the featured cartoons:


I LOVE this music video using the creepy old cartoon!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

ET Christmas

This is totally not creepy, and who doesn't love Xfinity?

I really want to make some Reese's Pieces cupcakes now for the holidays.  Maybe I can catch an ET?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tree of Life and The Tree of Death

Every year at the Draper City Park in Utah, a large tree is decked out in thousands of strands of Christmas string lights.  It has been dubbed "Tree of Life".  A few nights ago I was driving around with the family in search of a car wash near by and I noticed that the graveyard/mortuary was all decked out in Christmas lights, so I decided to drive through and check it out.  It is here I discovered what I now lovingly call "The Tree of Death".  It's actually quite beautiful, and they actually give out free hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows at the cemetary.  Plus I am willing to bet there won't be droves of onlookers surrounding The Tree of Death.  Lastly, the Tree of Life is clear down in Draper, where as the crematory is just up the road.  Where would you go?

I also notice that the Tree of Death has a beautiful white glow, whereas the Tree of Life appears to have more yellowish lights.  Now that I think of it, I wonder if I should actually call it "The Tree of The Knowledge of Good & Evil" instead of The Tree of Death.  What do you think?

The Tree of Life as featured on the Utah Adventure Family blog:

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Creepmas Mix Tape 2019

Freeze your ears off listening to CREEPMAS MIX TAPE 2019!!!

Creepmas Mix Tapes of Creepmas Past:

Creepmas Mix Tape 2016

Creepmas Mix Tape 2017

Creepmas Mix Tape 2018

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Self-Indulgent Birthday Wish List # 36

Nintendo VHS gamer guide video

Unreleased Sonic Movie 2019 action figures
Starroid Raiders
Giant sized Frogaccuda @lastresorttoys
My Pet Monster
Warpo’s Krampus prototype
Inhumanoids big 3
LEGO Blacktron base
Mr. Bumpy + Squishington
Gizmo Furby

Write thank you letters for gifts:
  1. Dusty & Jerica package
  2. Hiking shoes 
  3. Texas Roadhouse date night
  4. Mr Bumpy bendy toy
  5. GB Wicked Wheelie
  6. Nerd cave & basement tidied up
  7. Birthday letter from Ava

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Shopping at The DI is A Waste of Time

I was going to post some pics of a vintage Slimer puppet I fouund; but my spouse taught me today that shopping at the DI is a waste of time.  I will rebrand this blog into a sports blog, like a normal.  No more money and time wasted at the stupid DI, garage sales, or thrift stores!  I will definitely plan a Super Bowl party this year, and enlist my son in peewee league football.  I will need to buy one of them Rokus to watch all the football, baseball, and everything else that's ends with "balls" games.

This year, I predict, my boys (The Browns), will take the Super Bowel LIII!!!  The final score will be 59-0 against the Raiders.  See me analysis below.

(place holder football strats)

Wait, I think my wife probably wants me to turn this into a cleaning, cooking, parenting, relationships, and home decor/improvement blog.

What's your vote, home decor, or sports?

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Mortal Mansion

Saturday night bedtime story for the kids.  Found this awesome pop-up book for cheap at Savers.  I was going to post this to Instagram, but the app keeps crashing on my phone.  Maybe it's for the best.

So much to look at on each page, and so much blood!  Which page is your favorite?  I actually noticed there is a ghost that looks exactly like the ghost on the cover of Ghosts & Ghouls.

Friday, October 11, 2019

All My Pumpkins

Over the years I have been collecting plug-in plastic and plaster Jack o' Lanterns.  There is just something very satisfying seeing a window full of these spooky guys!  I paid $1 each for these!  All found at the DI.  Let's have a look see.

  1. M&Ms Red Mascot, East Corp Toys Co, 2001
  2. Blow-mold with no markings.  Who knows when this was made?  It's very flat.  I can send more pictures if you need to ID this Jack.
  3. Trendmaster, 1993
  4. Jakks Pacific Inc, 2003
  5. Square Teeth, The Paper Magic Group, 1998
  6. 4-in-a-row, Trendmaster, 1995
  7. Sharp TeethThe Paper Magic Group, 1998
  8. Stack o' Jacks, Gemmy Industries Corp, no date stamp

Was this a light-up blow-mold?  Does anyone have info on this one?

Do you have some of these at home?  Which ones are your favorite?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Local Utah Haunts: Ghosts of Camp Floyd and Troll 2

This is a Utah State Park event that our local Boy Scout Troop plans to attend:

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, four sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $7 per person and reservations are required.
Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during the day light beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flash lights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.
A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation, and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. 
Camp Floyd was a short-lived U.S. Army post in the Cedar Valley, Utah, United States. The Stagecoach Inn was a nearby hotel which also served as a stagecoach stop and, during 1860-1861, a Pony Express stop.
You can bet I will return and report our findings!  Do you believe in ghosts?  Have you ever investigated paranormal activity?

I also discovered that Trolls 2 was filmed right in in the beehive state, Morgan, UT!  I plan to watch the movie, and then the documentary about the movie's production, "The Best Worst Movie Ever".

Have you seen Troll 2?  What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Squirmy Wormy Donuts

These are amazingly good, I was surprised!  They are the October donut of the month this year at my local Smith's Food & Drug (Kroger) grocery stores.  If there is a Smith's in your area check and see if your bakery has these!

They're just chocolate donuts, topped with Oreo crumbles, and apple flavored gummy worms.  10/10 must try this month!

Do you have a Smith's nearby?  Have you tried these?  Are there any junk foods you gotta have this time of year?

Monday, October 7, 2019

Bobble Beasts

I acquired these awesome bobble heads from the designer himself!  Check out his Instagram account @andraculoid.  He currently designs and re-produces some wicked awesome masks, busts, and props from horror films.

I love the character profiles on these guys!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

October 2019 General Conference Saturday Session & General Women's Session

Taking a little break for next few days for General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Arctic Circle's Square Pumpkin 2019

They're back again this year!  Not sure how many years they have done the Square Pumpkin, but we're talking 35+ years now!  I really wish they would run a new local commercial.  TV is all but dead these days.  Arctic Circle has ditched the "Square Pumpkin" title it seems, and now just offers a spooky Halloween themed kids meal box.  It's not as cool as in years past, but I'll take it.  The food is the same, the only difference is the box, and the annual Halloween "flashlights".  Gotta keep them safe for Tricks and Treats! 

This boy is also obsessed with cheese burgers right now! 

Milen got the Franky, and Ava got the Eyeball.  The flashlights don't change much from year to year, but they are a fun little tradition.  One year they had robot flashlights, which was stranger than aliens for Halloween.  Like I said, I'll take it.  (They're better than the flashlights featured in the above commercial .  I wish I knew when that commercial aired.  I wanna say late 90's, early 2000's?)  McDonald's is lame now and doesn't offer Halloween Happy Meals, and BK is totally out to lunch when it comes to their kid's meals.  The Burger King Kid's Club is dead.

Milen got creative with the lights and used them to light up the ghost shelf

Anyways, I got my usual Pumpkin Pie shake.  This time I added chocolate, which made it kind of taste like pumpkin chocolate chip cookie ice cream.  And for some reason they topped it off with a Nilla Waffer.

Any other Utahns out there?  What do you think of the Square Pumpkin meals?  If you're not from Utah, do you have any local eateries that offer Halloween themed kids meals?  If you do know of any other fast food joints with halloween offerings this year then please let me know!  and show me pictures!

Past Square Pumpkins:

1981 Square Pumpkin!!! <--AWESOME 80's Halloween commercial!!!
2009 Square Pumpkin
2012 Square Pumpkin?
2013 Square Pumpkin
2015 Square Pumpkin

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ream's: Halloween Time Machine 2019

If you live in Utah and love Halloween, then you need to check out Ream's!  For the past few years I have found some awesome stuff.  Incredible selection for a grocery store, and super cheap!  If you are not familiar with Ream's, it is a local grocery store chain here in the beehive state.  There is a scotish mascot, and the stores are pretty run down.  I still have fond memories roller balding to reams to see what tapes and video games they had for rent.

Between two Ream's location, checkout what I found this year.  It's like stepping into a time machine!

Look at this!  You ever see a full page of Halloween in the newspaper mailer, for a grocery store!? Beautiful.

 I had to have one of each of the purple, green, white, and & orange ghosts.  Just 99 cents each!

Sadly, I only found the orange and purple (with eyes) windups.

Where is your secret Halloween honey hole?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ernest Scared Stupid - Opening Credits Movie Challenge

It's no secret that I love Ernest, and Ernest Scared Stupid is my favorite movie from the series.  The opening credits sequence is fantastic!  It features Ernest reacting to various classic, open source, sci-fi and horror film clips.  As a kid I always wondered what movies these clips were from.  Now I know, and I want to watch them all before Halloween 2019!  Won't you join me?

Videos featured:
1. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) -WATCHED
2. White Zombie (1932)
3. Phantom from Space (1953) WATCHED
4. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
5. The Screaming Skull (1958) - WATCHED
6. Missile to the Moon (1958)
7. The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)
8. The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - WATCHED
9. The Killer Shrews (1959) - WATCHED
10. Nebo Zovyot (1960)
11. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - WATCHED Some of these I may watch the SM3K versions, if available on Netflix or somewhere else, and call it good. I have seen Nosferatu, though it has been a while. Have you seen any of these films? What did you think of them? Are there any films featured here that I forgot to mention? Who's the random guy at 1:07?

Update: I am updating this post as I watch the movies. So far Nosferatu is the best by far, followed by Little Shop of Horrors. I doubt the rest will dethrone Nosferatu as my favorite, but we shall see what the sci-fi horror movie are like.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Halloween in April

I have moved some things out of storage and into our family room, where my kids have full access to my nerdy toys and junk. So far, no major incidents and I have been able to enjoy things with my cute loveable little rascals.