Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween 2022 from your friends at
El Rancho De La Tex!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Only two days left for this year's SPOOKTOBER.
Hey "Man or Beast" at Halloween Express!
Let's show 'em how we feel about that!
10/4 good buddy. Great job.
Let's do carry on.

Get your Star Wars on with this Tuscan Raider
mask, or as we rebel scum call them, Sand People.
(Spirit Store)

Halloween Express has pitchforks o' plenty.
Playing with the pitchforks is
a big Halloween Express no-no.

And the last one for today, an
Oversized Clown at the Spirit Store.

It's been a fun month here at The Ranch and
tomorrow is the BIG DAY. Have a FANTASTIC time
out there boys and girls!
Be safe.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

There's nothing like a good ol' fashioned Serial Killer
mask and this one at Halloween Express is GHOULISH!

I hung up the Camp Crystal Lake sign that I
bought at the Spirit Store this year. It looks good
with my previous year's purchases I'm thinkin'.
I like it!

Thanks buddy!
(celebrity endorsement not 100% official)

Friday, October 28, 2022

"Sorry, we're DEAD," says the sign.

"Not YET we ain't," says the rat.

"Heyyyyyyy. How'd YOU get in here?!
My monkey, such a ham," says I.

Sign is at Halloween Express.
Rat is at the Spirit Store.
Monkey is at home.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

SpongeBob SquarePants is pretty popular
this year. Everybody loves SpongeBob
(and Patrick).
See the look on that kids face?
Yeah, that's love, man.

This Krusty Krab windbreaker would be cool
year-round, IF... it were made for that,
and I am sure it is not.

Both of the today's items are at the Spirit Store, which I think
is actually called Spirit Halloween, but it will always be
the Spirit Store to me.

There are only 3 nights until Halloween.
Spooktober is going by WAY too fast.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

This is an Official Fun World Ghost Face
Collector Set. Steep price, but hey... Fun World.
(Halloween Express)

Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives
onscreen at Borden Cinema!

I'm a teenage Frankenstein,
The local freak with the twisted mind.
I'm a teenage Frankenstein,
These ain't my hands,
And these legs ain't mine.*

*Alice Cooper / Robert William Athis

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Spirit Store
presents Ben Affleck as Batman.

Monday, October 24, 2022

A 100 years ago some kid's mom made him a homemade costume
so he could finally go trick or treating, but a bunch of brats made fun
of him for that costume. As a final insult they locked him away in a barn
not knowing that it was haunted by a family who starved one winter and
perished there. The poor kid died in that barn and became the seven foot
Possessed Pumpkin! Now he TORTURES neighborhood
kids every Halloween. Hole-eee cow! other news.
This is what I used my 20% Spirit coupon on. It was between this
Camp Crystal Lake sign and the SCREAM knife that I showed on
Friday, October 7, 2022. And like I wrote then, it was kind of a no brainer
considering how much of a fan I am of the Friday the 13th movie series.

I will show a photo of it when I hang it up. I really like this sign.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Mr. Dark at the Spirit Store.
He jumps to NINE FEET TALL. Wo.
But he spends most of his time sitting back down.
And again, all of the buzzing sounds you hear
in the background are guests being electrocuted in
the stone hallway.
(See Thursday, October 13, 2022)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

I really like this little bat hovering over us
at Halloween Express. He doesn't look all
that menacing here in the store, but I imagine
if he were flying around in my bedroom
it would be a different story.

File this under "Things Not Predicted".

Cheetos costumes.
Son of a gun.
The Spirit Store does it again.

Friday, October 21, 2022

I don't know who Dr. J. Reaper is, but
right underneath his Monster Laboratory
sign at the Spirit Store... this guy.

And shouldn't it be Dr. G. Reaper?

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Because walking bats are weird and not really scary.
(Spirit Store)

We think that it would be fun to pass these out
to your friends at work, the friends who are not
wearing costumes. Guffaws galore!
(Halloween Express)

I have been waiting for "FALL" to come out for
months. It's finally here and I can finally see it. I am
excited. REALLY excited. I bought the DVD and not
the Blu-ray because when my paycheck is thin, I do
what I gotta do.

If I were in the position the two girls in this movie
apparently find themselves in, it would be horrific.
Therefore, I am counting this movie as horror and will be
watching it tomorrow night. Tonight I am finishing
up my 976-EVIL Two Night Film Fest.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Meanwhile, during our crawl we made our usual highly
looked forward to stop at the Indian Store. When we
arrived we noticed that Chief Tawonka was missing in
action from his usual spot in front of the store. He had
been there for I don't know HOW long.

As it turns out, he was in the back room receiving a
makeover. He looks grand if'n ya ask me. We can't
wait to see him out in front again.

I spotted this doorknocker(?) on the wall and contemplated
bringing it home. It was I think $15.00. I didn't though. I am
saving my money for Halloween goodies.

The Indian Store is LOADED with beautiful items from
jewelry to cultural artifacts and they are not inexpensive. $15.00
is my speed. I did splurge one time though, on Monday,
June 20, 2016 and bought a cover for my Bic lighter.
I did make a post about it then and it shows the cover
brand new. The above picture shows that it is pretty
tarnished now, but I am good with it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Behind old Shorty the Killer Klown you can
see part of the theming for this year at the
Spirit Store. Big bubbling tubes. It looks
like mad doctor lab stuff to me.

Here is a very short video
of the tubes in action.
(If you play it 15 times in a row
it will be longer.)

Monday, October 17, 2022

The babies are back at the Spirit Store.

And it seems that they are hungry...

...VERY hungry!

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Happy Witch Day 2022!
Another Witch Day! This is awesome!

What the devil is this witch at
Halloween Express up to?

Oh, making young girls cry.

Holy cow. This is almost as evil as LAST
years Witch Day.

I ponder...
What will NEXT year bring?
* shudder *

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Michael Myers is still alive and kicking,
Or IS he?


Friday, October 14, 2022

These Vintage Masks at the Spirit Store are great.

Just the right amount of creepy...

...and scary.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The theming at the Spirit Store this year is... well....
You walk into this hallway built of "stone" and as soon
as you are to the point of no return, you notice all the
wires hanging from above, and they are electrified and
about to FRY you and everybody around you.

And the steel plate that you and your fellow soon
to be well done burgers are standing on is buzzing and
vibrating like a Magic Fingers bed in some motel
room. It is LOUD and it is SHOCKING!

The view looking straight up into a dome
when you are in the middle of the stone hallway.
I'm not really sure how to even describe
a lot of this.

The Spirit Store electricity in action.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

He had gone to the big city to be GQ model! 
An actor!  A sensation! A STAR!
However it didn't pan out and you can see the
anguish in his eyes. But hey, it was an honest
afternoon's work and a cool costume.


I had no room for the really great large Camp Crystal
Lake sign, but I always have room for a really great
magnet! And this is one great magnet right here.
Another awesome Spirit Store score.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Monty the animatronic at the Spirit store is 6 feet tall. He is apparently
upset at having to entertain children at will... for years and years. So
when one child wishes him to come to life, he does and gets his revenge.

Since I am a slacker and did not get a picture of the
full Monty, here is an image from the Spirit Store website.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Our tradition for my son's birthday is to go play a round
of miniature golf and then go out for a steak dinner. We
did that again this year. Yes, tradition is big in our family.

And we love pirate themes!

It is always nice to see the golf course getting into
the spirit of the season. They don't always do this.
It is really nice (and fun) when it happens.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

WOW! Look at all the COOL WEAPONS

Every. single. YEAR.

That's okay. I will instead enjoy the cool little
Michael Myers plastic shot glass that I bought
over at the Spirit Store for 4 quarters.