‘Tis the Season
The Halloween season that is.
Like many of you out there, I am a huge fan of the Halloween season. The movies, the candy, the costumes. There are so many reasons to embrace the spooky season. And the fall weather definitely helps with the ambiance. With the exception of the last few days, it has been the perfect weather for the time that’s upon us. So, we’ll take a look at a few things that tie into my most favorite holiday.
If you’re around my age, there should be no reason that you don’t know who this is. This is Jason Voorhees from the end of the first Friday the 13th film. This is the first glimpse we got to see of our favorite machete-wielding maniac.
This post card was sent to me courtesy of Shawn Robare from Branded in the Eighties. Shawn is a Halloween fanatic, and he recently came across these horror post cards in an old Fangoria magazine. As he has several times in the past, Shawn sent these to some of his readers(all you had to do was send an e-mail).
As Shawn states on the back, this would be (in comic terms), Jason’s first appearance. Do magazines do stuff like this these days? I think it’s awesome! Here’s a funny story…
My wife thought this was a piece of mail depicting a child in some third world country. I laughed my ass off when she asked me what the post card was, and even harder after she told me what she thought it was. She has seen most of the movies(with me, of course), but she hasn’t seen them so many times that she would recognize this, so she gets a pass. Thanks again, Shawn!
I also bought a Friday the 13th t-shirt this past Friday, at Wal-Mart of all places. The reason I mention this is because, I found these right next to the register.
Yes! I love it when I find shit that I’m not looking for! Boo-Berry is my favorite of the monster cereals. And this is coming from someone who ate his fair share of Fruity Yummy Mummy back in the eighties(it was good, but nothin’ special). There were also Frankenberry ones, but they didn’t grab me the way these did. Halloween has the greatest tie-ins ans seasonal products.
They’re pretty tasty to boot. They’re sweet, but no overly sweet. It’s hard to make it out in the picture, but there are a couple of Boo-Berry related graphics printed on the roll-up. So they’re not just left over blue ones they had lying around(plus they taste closer to the cereal than the normal blue ones would). For $2.50 you get 12 roll-ups, meaning they cost you less than 25 cents each. And these are oh so worth it.