I meant to post this sooner but was feeling like I needed to take care of my school responsibilities first. So, to essentially bookmark some of our family favourites to revisit again in the Hallowe’ens to come, here are some of our favourites of the season:

“The Riboflavin song” a.k.a. “Monster Jerk” by Don Hinson & the Rigamorticians

We first heard this song ages ago on some corny Hallowe’en music compilation that we downloaded. Now it just ain’t Hallowe’en unless we all dance dorkily to it!

“The Tailypo: A Ghost Story,”  told by Joanna Galdone


JBot is ever-so-good at reading this old folktale in a super creepy way. It is now family tradition to whisper “taaaaaailypo” in a menacing way to each other.


Thanks a lot, JBot.

The Stop-motion films of Henry Selick & Laika

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012).

When quizzed about what he thought was the scariest movie he had seen, G-Man said without hesitation “Coraline.” Man, TRex was really into it when she was, like, three. It was rather creepy to say the least when she would quote “ba ba buttons” and then giggle manically…

Again, it just ain’t Hallowe’en unless we hear this music:

Yo Gabba Gabba, The Shiny Toy Guns sing “Halloween at the House of Spooks”

Trex was way into this one this year.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

We showed this to G-Man last year. HUGE HIT.