Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Recently got a pack of various animated horror/Halloween related specials. Never heard of this VHS before.But after googling the cover and seeing it had 3 cartoons I enjoyed on it I threw it in to watch.
Up first was Rugrats. Never seen this episode before,in it Angela is telling the babies about Halloween and how they can get Reptar candy bars. The Pickles have set up a tent in their backyard. And trick or treaters go into it to get candy. So the babies see this and of course misunderstand it. Overall it was a pretty entertaining episode.
The second cartoon was Doug.Which is one of the Nicktoons I watched every episode of. In this one Skeeter and Doug go trick or treating. Then end up at a haunted house attraction. Overall the episode was neat but nothing special.
To wrap it up we get the episode of Ren and STimpy with the haunted house. Pretty sure this is one of the last episodes before John K got kicked off the show. And for me it is one of the worst of the run with him at the helm.
Now if this tape was just those three episodes I wouldn't bother tracking it down. But inbetween each episode we get to see lots of horror/Halloween based Nick Bumpers. Most of which I haven't seen since the early 90s.
Nickelodeon Frightfest gets a B+.
This collection of the first 4 issues of Boom's Nightbreed series turned out way better than I expected. The art is damn good and the writing is well done.
The head of Mideon is giving Boone a tour and history lesson. Through this we learn the backstory of Peloquin,the porcupine lady and a handful of others.
I only read an issue or 2 of the old Epic published Nightbreed series. And really it wasn't that good. This series seems to be more connected to the film and novella than the old series .
Clive Barker's Nightbreed Vol #01 gets a buy.