Tag Archives: Halloween

Full On YouTube – The Midnight Hour

Did you know you can see some of the best movies from our childhoods on YouTube in their entirety? They are When I told you about the Smart Aleck’s Guide To Halloween Specials at the beginning of the month, I … Continue reading


Hip Hop Halloween Songs

What would Halloween be without some rap music? Well, pretty much Halloween as usual. Just in case you need to add the street to your trick or treat, I bring you two Halloween-ish hip hop songs: Whodini’s “Haunted House of … Continue reading


The Beach Boys Perform Monster Mash

The Beach Boys became famous for their songs about cars, surfin’, and girls, but in 1964 the group covered a couple of novelty hits from 1962, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” and “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” by the Rivingtons (who quickly followed this … Continue reading


The Better Days Vintage Halloween Reader

The Better Days Book Vintage Halloween Reader is a collection of older Halloween writings. It contains Ruth Edna Kelley’s The Book of Halloween, as well as another set of what look to be magazine articles about the history and/or practices … Continue reading


Woolworth’s Halloween Costumes

I used to love going to our local grocery store and looking at all the Halloween costumes. My mom was pretty good at making costumes for my sister and me, but every now and then she would let us buy … Continue reading


The Book of Halloween

Many books have been written about Halloween. The first of these books was called The Book of Halloween by Ruth Edna Kelley. Kelley, a librarian, originally published this book in 1919. In it, she first tries to give an account … Continue reading


Playskool’s “Big Frank”

I always have one eye open in thrift stores for cool Halloween decorations, so I was as happy as Dracula in a blood bank when I recently discovered this Big Frank doll by Playskool. Poor Frankie seems to be missing … Continue reading