Oct 15, 2018

Headless HorseMonday - Roblox

Being a 40-something geek, I'm only passingly familiar with Roblox. I know kids are about as addicted to it as Minecraft and I've seen the toys in stores. They have some fun looking figures like Bigfoot Boarder and Circuit Breaker so I always browse to see what weird things they have going on. 

Imagine my surprise on finding a Headless Horseman figure! A while back, I found a Headless Horseman Scooby-Doo set in TRU and passed on it. It's now very hard to find and people are asking crazy money for it so I made sure this one wasn't getting away from me.


He's dressed in a purple and black uniform with a tricorn hat. His 'headless"-ness is accomplished with a translucent featureless head. That makes it a little difficult to tell where he's "looking" but the hat does turn so you can point his head in the right direction.


He's also got a wicked little hand axe for when he's out looking for a top to chop! I'm not sure why there's a bandage wrapped around his head. I think the figure would look a bit more striking without it.

The grinning Jack-O-Lantern he comes with isn't just a Halloween decoration.


You can swap out his ghostly head for it! Sadly the hat doesn't fit on the pumpkin head. 
How fun would that have been?

Overall, this is a cool little figure. The transparent head and swap option really make it worth picking up. The only thing that would have made it better is if it was a 2-pack and came with a creepy looking horse for him.

If you want to pick one up, you should be able to find him in Target or similar stores. Failing that, you can order from Amazon. Just check the prices and don't pay over $8.

Headless Fact of the Day
The Horseman may be the most well known spirit without a skull but he's by no means the only one. In 1978, Warren Zevon wrote “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” about a merc fighting in Africa who was murdered by his comrades and returns seeking revenge.
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Oct 14, 2018

Creepy Comic Ads

It's kind of a lazy Sunday but the Countdown must go on!
Enjoy this random group of comic book ads.


95 cents for a horror album? Yes, please!
I really like the use of color in this one especially that dude on the right who's got some kind of psychedelic thing going on.


Pre-Snap into a Slim Jim era



I like this ad so much I printed it out so I could hang it on my wall.


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Oct 13, 2018

Vincent Price - A Hornbook for Witches

What would Halloween be without a visit from Vincent Price?


Before we go any further, I have to stop for a sec to talk about this amazing album cover. It looks like something right out of a D&D manual.

Turn up the volume. And turn down the lights - If you dare!

Suspense-master Vincent Price presents a hair-raising, bone-chilling collection of classic horror tales featuring a ghastly brew of witches, ghosts and goblins. Edgar Allan Poe's eerie Dreamland, John Collier's offbeat Thus I Refute Beezly, and MariaĆŸs Leech's practical but frightful How to See Ghosts or Surely Bring Them to You, are just a few of the tales stirring up fear in this chilling concoction of horror. These stories, sounds, spells, and incantations will send shivers up you spine

 This album features four poems from the original work, A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy, that was released in 1950. It is likely the rarest book published by Arkham House as only 553 copies were printed and 300 of those went to the author!

You can read the book online if you wish.
 If you prefer portable audio, click on the album cover to drop it in your treat bag.
Alternatively, you can listen to it on YouTube.


If you're asking yourself what exactly a Hornbook is, click here and feel good about yourself for learning something new (and useless) today!

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