Welcome to the 5th Annual Halloween Countdown. Everyday throughout the month of October I will be posting a variety of tricks and treats for your enjoyment.
Things here will be a bit different than they were last year. The riddle of the day which was a popular feature here for the past three years will not be returning. The reason is that I've simply gone through all of the Halloween and monster related riddles I know. I had also intended to continue with last year's theme of a daily cut paper collage portrait of a different movie monster each day. Unfortunately I did not have time to make even one single new collage for this year. In fact the last collage I made was back in February.
My daily movie viewing posts will return, and the main posts will revert back to the more or less random assortment that they were back in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Hopefully there will be enough for everyone to enjoy and no one will feel like I've dropped a toothbrush into their trick-or-treat bag. Additionally, I'll be carrying my countdown over to facebook where I'll be posting a season appropriate short film each day. If you're interested in joining me there for these, there's a facebook link at the lower right on this blog. Make sure to mention the Halloween Countdown, and the name of your blog.
For your first treat, I direct your attention to Tim a short film by Ken Turner which is an ode to both Tim Burton and Tim Burton's short film, Vincent, itself an ode to Vincent Price.
On the upper right of this page you will see a button for the Countdown to Halloween. Clicking that will take you to the home page for the expanded online countdown with links to all of this year's participants who number more than 150 with, no doubt, many more to be added as we go. So there's plenty of virtual candy to be tossed in your bucket if you stroll through that neighborhood ringing doorbells. Be sure to say thank you to all the participants by leaving comments in their comment boxes.