Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween 2019!
- From Lizzy Tex Borden -

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It's good to see that Ghostface is still a favorite.
The SCREAM movie franchise is a LOT of fun.

Cheer up Mr. Lincoln from The Purge...

...because tomorrow is Halloween!
Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pennywise is weak.

The Collector is not.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The sun is starting to set as we enter the last
Spirit Store of our Annual Halloween Crawl.

As with most years, the body parts are pretty
much lacking in number and any sort of realism.

 But the giant scissors
are in GREAT form.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Cthulhu? A Cthulhu skeleton?
I just don't know.

But I know who wears THIS.

Four nights until Halloween.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

"What gives? Take a picture why
don't ya. It lasts longer."

I DID take a picture. Thanks.

(Party City)

Friday, October 25, 2019

~ Dead and Breakfast ~
Another pretty cool sign at Spirit.
Not our favorite type of sign though. We at The Ranch
like the kind that could be something you might see in
real life if this stuff were to HAPPEN in real life...

...kind of like this sign that I bought five years ago
that I still have not found a place for. I can imagine
coming upon this sign posted on a chain
link fence somewhere.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Mr. Cataract.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Is it Sam Lollipops or is it Sam's Lollipops?
I suppose if they were Sam's Lollipops they would
CUT YOU BAD. These won't. So, Sam it is.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Watch your fingers around Annie.

Bubba likes to show his face and Bubba WILL
 make you jump. Bubba is major grouchy.

Nine more nights until Halloween.

Monday, October 21, 2019

The "Menacing Creep" is back this year.
You hang this guy outside your window
with a suction cup, facing in of course.

I think that this would be a good way
to give somebody a heart attack.

In other words, leave this guy at the store.

Too much rum.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

This is Laughing Jack and holy cow, there is a
story behind THIS guy too. It is pretty disgusting.

Worse than yesterday's J. The Killer if'n ya ask me.

I guess this is why there are so many clowns at the Spirit
Halloween store this year. The circus is coming to town!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

J. The Killer.
There is a story behind this mask.
Search it out... if you dare.

Friday, October 18, 2019

This skull looks like it was taken from Frankenstein's
monster, but the Spirit store calls it "Lab Monster Skull".
Probably a copyright thing.

In my mind I kind of remembered that it might also be
Bart Simpson's skull, but looking at it again, I expect not.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rob Zombie's "Halloween" display made
it back to Spirit this year, much to the dismay
of some folks I imagine. Me? I'm good with it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

First their was "House of a 1000 Corpses".
Then came "The Devil's Rejects".
And now.... "3 From Hell".

No spoilers.

This is the Walmart edition that comes with a
T-shirt. "Disco Sucks" is printed on the front of it.
I have no interest in the shirt at all but I will keep it
with the Blu-ray/DVD because that's how I roll.

It was a beautiful day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

* chainsaw sounds *

Monday, October 14, 2019

She is back again this year.
- hashtag awkward -

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Free Hugz at the Spirit Store!

"I'll get ya next time!"

(Spirit Store)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Party City knows just what we want.

This skull over at the Spirit Store has real personality.
Those teeth are a-w-e-s-o-m-e. I have not seen this guy
before. If I had the extra money and the room and not
20,000 skulls already, he would have been coming
home with me.

Friday, October 11, 2019

In the twelve or so years that I have been visiting
Halloween stores annually, this is the best Jason
Voorhees hockey mask that they have ever had. That
is actually not saying much, but this one isn't bad
as fake Friday the 13th masks go.

I bought this flimsy foamy thing at Spirit in 2007.
It was all they had. Like I wrote before, Spirit
stepped up their game a little bit this year when
it comes to F13, Elm Street and Halloween.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

 It seems a long time ago now. August 24th was National
Knife Day. I didn't know that then and I wanted to make up for it
here. Today I was finally able to dig out a knife to commemorate
the day. The above knife is a Cold Steel Recon Tanto. Many years
ago the Great Western Gun Show that took place at the L.A. County
Fairgrounds would usually have a table that featured Cold Steel
"seconds", or knives that were imperfect in sometimes just the
slightest way.

I would pick up some of these knives for practicality pennies on the
dollar (I exaggerate... a little). I cannot remember how much I paid
for this but it was next to nothing. I don't believe the sheath is the
correct one. I think they just threw this one in. But the knife fits
well and is held in securely.

This knife is SHARP. It has never touched a stone. I have
never used it. It's just a fun knife to have.

If I remember right, the imperfection on this knife was the logo. It was
not stamped correctly. It bothered Cold Steel but it doesn't bother me.

Blade length - 7"
Overall length - 11 3/4"

Happy belated National Knife Day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This clown opened the door for us today.
What a nice jester.

Okay, so there are no original clown jokes.

This guy at Spirit is creepy.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I almost died when I saw this Camp Crystal Lake sign
at the Spirit Halloween store. Normally they have this
not so great plastic thing... THIS sign is on press-board.
I think that is what it is called. It is a far cry from the
plastic thing (that we were still grateful to have offered).

I wanted it bad. But I had to be a grown up for once. This sign
was $30.00. I COULD have afforded it, but it was slightly
too much for me. I also would have had a little problem
finding space for it. I COULD have found space, but not easily.

After much hemming and hawing, I passed.

But I DID find THIS sign which is ALSO very awesome. It was
$9.99 and I have just the spot for it. I will post a picture after
I hang it. I do love the colors and I made the right choice.

Monday, October 7, 2019

I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart.

- Patsy Montana -

Sunday, October 6, 2019

OWIE! Why man?! WHY??

Saturday, October 5, 2019


 Tom's burgers is totally down with Halloween, which is cool.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Here are some police costumes at the Spirit store,
or as my son says, the stripper supply section.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oh man... That is awful. What a bummer.
Don't let him in!
 (Spirit Store)

During our Annual Halloween Crawl we had lunch at
Tom's Burgers. Our table number was 13. Perfect!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

This clown was at the Spirit Halloween
store. He is about 8 feet tall!

I left this picture pretty darn big.
I would not want to wake up to THIS guy
looking down at me.

!!! Bonus Picture !!!
I went to see "Rambo: Last Blood". No spoilers. I didn't love it.
I liked it. It is worth seeing in the theater. Short movie though.
When it comes out on Blu-ray I will buy it. Most likely when
the price drops, but I have said that before.

I rate "Rambo: Last Blood" 7 out of 7 "Guys Whose
Asses You Want To See Kicked Big Time".

It was good to see John Rambo after 11 years.

Fun thing to watch out for: His knife from the last movie.