Nov 1, 2017

Thank You!




Whether you were handing out the candy as one of the Cryptkeepers, or trick or treating by visiting all of the participating blogs, I want to thank everyone for another successful year.  Other than some hiccups with the badges, this year ran so smoothly it was pretty close to perfect.

Hopefully everyone will be returning next year, and please feel free to recruit anyone you think would want to participate, or pass on to me any blogs you think I should invite in. Enjoy the well deserved rest, and see you next Fall.

Oct 4, 2017

Contest #1







AEIOU and Sometimes Why is holding a contest. Called "October Awfulness" it's a bracket battle contest revolving around things no one wants to find in their trick or treat bag. The prize? It's a surprise, but we're guessing that unlike the contest theme, it will be a treat. For details visit the contest announcement here.

Oct 1, 2017

This Year's Participants - Cryptkeepers 2017










Enter, if you dare! Each link below leads into its own chamber of horrors. Dare you visit them all? Be sure to comment at the blogs you visit so that they know you appreciate all their hard work, otherwise I won't be responsible for what may happen.


2017 Halloween Music Mix
AEIOU and Sometimes Why
Action Figure Barbecue
Alexis' 31 Days of Halloween
AllHallowSteve the Halloween Addict
The Altered Paper
And Everything Else Too
Armagideon Time
ART by GB Giuseppe Balestra
The Art of CSR
Author CSR
Awesome Horror Streams for Hallowe'en Screams on Roku
Bat N Kat
Battyville
The Big Scare
Blood and Black Rum Podcast
Bogleech.com
Byron Fenris' Terrortorium
Camera Viscera
Caramel Apple Day
Catalogue of Curiosities
Cavalcade of Awesome
Celluloid Terror
Celluloid Terror (YouTube channel)
Celtic Pumpkin
Cersei Marie's Halloween Cosplay Blog
Cheers! with Chelsea
Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
Cinema Crazed
Cinema 4: Cel Bloc
The Cinema 4 Pylon
Cinematic Catharsis
Classic Horrors Club
CollectingCandy.com
Count Gregula - The Official Site
Count Gregula's Crypt - ChicagoNow
Creepy LA
Cult of the Great Pumpkin
Cultsploitation
Culturally Significant!
DI Treasures
The Dark Art of Chad Savage
Dave Lowe Design
Deadpan Flook and the Blog of Stuff!
Deadpan Flook's Gruesome Games
Dwräyger Dungeon
Empty Birdhouses
The EOFFTV Review
Euclid Boo
Forgotten Films
Frankenstein Forever
Frankensteinia, the Frankenstein Blog
Garage Sale Finds
The Ghost Town
The Goods
Gravediggers Local 16
The Grim Gallery
Hallow-Holies Anonymous / (mirror site)
Halloween Hits
Halloween Holler
Halloween Short Films
Halloween Special
HalloweenOverkill
The Haunted Drive-In
Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog
Haunted Eve's Halloween Yard Haunt
Hellowe'en Horror
Herban Lovespells
Highbury Cemetery
HISTORIES OF THINGS TO COME
The Horrors of Halloween
The Horrors of it All
Horrors Online
I-Mockery's Two Months of Halloween Celebration
Incense & Cookies
Incipient Wings
Into the Cauldron
It Came From The Man Cave!
Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood
John Rozum
Kaedrin Weblog
Lady M's Haunted Parlor
The Land of Cerpts and Honey
LeighSBDesigns
LimerWrecks
The Man Hole
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mark Harvey's World
Me and You and a Blog Named Boo
Me and You Too
Michael May
The Mixed Up Monster Club
Monster Crazy
Monster Movie Kid
The Moon is a Dead World
Moongem Comics
Mr. and Mrs. Halloween
Musings and Merriments with Michelle
Musty TV
My Two Yen Worth
The Necro Nom-nom-nomicon
Negative Pleasure
The New Adventures of Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks
Nightmare City Halloween
Nightmare City Halloween 2017
NUELOW Games
OTIS - Odd Things I've Seen
Pumpkinrot
Radiator Heaven
the rain causes pain in my brain
Rare Halloween Cartoons, Movies and Videos
Reading Authors
Redecorating Middle-Earth in Early Lovecraft
Russian Nerd
Scare Me On Fridays
Secret Fun Spot
Shades of Gray
The Shark Film Office
@she_walks_softly
Shellhawk's Nest
Silent Weirdness
Six Foot Plus
SIYS Radio
The Skeleton Key
Something Got Me Started
Something WicKED This Way Comes
Spooky Little Halloween
Spooky Moon
Spooky Vegan
Step Up to the Mike
Strange Kids Club
Swing with Shad
Terror Titans
Toys of My Past
Uncle Ernie's Creature Ink
Unique Unusual or Interesting II
Vraie Fiction
We Who Watch Behind the Rows
Weird Christmas
Weird Christmas (main)
WeirdCrest
Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist?
Who Killed Orrin Grey?
WhoYaGonnaCollect
The Windesphere Witch
Wonderful Wonderblog
Working Dead Productions
YargCade
Your Final Answer

Sep 30, 2017

Badges 2017

Here are this year's badges, created by Daphne Rozum. Use as you will.



















Sep 3, 2017

Calling All Cryptkeepers 2017




It's that time of year again. The Countdown to Halloween is only a few weeks away. We have a new banner, and new badges will be here by the end of the week. If you have been away, there was an issue last year with  the domain which was unsolvable. This site can be found at http://countdowntohalloween.blogspot.com. Please pass that along to anyone you think will be interested.

Now for the official part that should make your life, and mine, easier, and insure that everyone wanting to participate is one the list with the launch at Midnight, October 1st. Please read the following. 

If you plan on participating in this year's Halloween Countdown, please read this post in its entirety in order to assure your place on the list of participants. 

So far, this year's Countdown has gone smoothly, as each year gets us closer to working out all of the bumps and obstacles revealed in year's past. 

Everyone that I have contact information for should have received an email from me by this time. If you've emailed me back already, you've been added to the list of cryptkeepers for this year. I thank all of you for your quick responses, and for providing links and so forth making this process easier than it has ever been. You are all excused from reading the rest of this email. 

If you haven't, please check your email. I did wind up with a few mailer demons infiltrating my inbox pertaining to old, outdated email addresses that could no longer have mail delivered to. If anything has changed, please let me know. 

IMPORTANT: 

If you haven't heard from me, that means I don't have a current email address for you. Please email me at universalrobots@aol.com. Put Halloween Countdown in the subject line. In the content of the letter please include a link to your blog(s) and the name you would like to see it listed under (since this is often different). You will not hear back from me unless there's a question I have. Once I receive an email from you I will automatically add you to this year's list. Also, inform me that you did not receive an email from me. Having an email from you also means I'll be contacting you directly next year, hopefully making the whole process even smoother.

If you are planning to participate as a cryptkeeper this year, DO NOT simply leave a message in the comments box. Please email me. There are so many participants now, that it's easy for someone to get overlooked in the comments box, especially when I am trying to keep everything up to speed, manage my own blogs, and my everyday life. This is a one person operation. There are occasions where I am unable to check the comments box for several days in a row. I don't want to keep anyone waiting, or put them through the stress of wondering why they haven't been added to the list yet. By emailing me directly, you can be certain that I'll get you added asap, probably within just a few hours.

Also, if you only contact me through the comment box, we have no way to reach you directly if there's an issue with your link, or any other matter.  As October proceeds, we will be posting other things at this site, and things get lost when left in the various comment boxes, especially when those boxes don't have anything to do with the participant list.

The goal here is to make everything run as smoothly as possible and for everyone to have fun.

Please use the comments box for any questions or comments you might have as to this year's countdown otherwise.

Finally, the Countdown to Halloween is not an invite only sort of thing. If you know of other blogs that might want to be part of this, please let them know, and direct them to this post.

The list of participants will post at Midnight, October 1, 2016.

Badges are done, except for the coding, and should be up by the end of the week. 

I look forward to seeing all of the goodies each of you bring to this event. Have fun!

Oct 1, 2016

This Year's Participants - Cryptkeepers 2016




Step this way if you dare. The following list contains all of the blogs which are participating in this year's Countdown to Halloween. Each is offering their own distinctive month long celebration of this chilling holiday we all hold dear. If you would like to see your own mausoleum added to the list find out how here.





Action Figure Barbecue's Hokey Halloween Horror
AEIOU and Sometimes Why
AllHallowSteve's Halloween Addict Twitter Feed
The Altered Paper
An Adventure a Day
And Everything Else Too
Apetoes
Armagideon Time
Art by GB Giuseppe Balestra
The Art of C.S.R.   // C.S.R. (Facebook)
B-Movie Star
Bat N' Kat
Bats In The Hollow
Blood and Black Rum Podcast
Byron Fenris' Terrortorium
Camera Viscera
Caramel Apple Day
Catalogue of Curiosities
The Catty Mermaid
Cavalcade of Awesome
Celluloid Terror blog
Celluloid Terror - Youtube channel
Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
Cinema Crazed
The Cinema 4 Cel Bloc
The Cinema 4 Pylon
Cinematic Catharsis
A Cinematic History of Horror for Halloween on Roku
Classic Horrors Club
CollectingCandy.com
Comics2Film
Count Gregula - The Official Site
Cult of the Great Pumpkin
Culturally Significant!
DI Treasures
The Dark Art of Chad Savage
Dave Lowe Design
Deadpan Flook and The Blog of Stuff!
Destroy//Exist
Distinctly Jamaican Sounds
DOCTERROR.COM
Euclid Boo
Forgotten Films
Frankenstein Forever
Frankensteinia
Frog on the Pumpkin
Garage Sale Finds
The Ghost Town
The Ghoulie Guide
The Goods
Gravedigger's Local 16
Great Pumpkin, Where Are You?
The Grim Gallery
Hallow-Holics Anonymous // Hallow-Holics Anonymous (wordpress)
Halloween Hits
Halloween Holler
Halloween Mix 2016
HalloweenOverkill
Halloween Short Films
Halloween Special
Hallucination Horrors
The Haunted Drive-In
Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog
Haunted Eve's Halloween Yard Haunt
Highbury Cemetery
Histories of Things to Come
Horror Screams and Music Dreams
The Horrors of Halloween
The Horrors of it All
Horrors Online
I-Mocker's Two Months of Halloween Celebration
Incipient Wings
Infinite Hollywood
Into the Cauldron
It Came From The Man Cave!
It's Almost Halloween
Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood
John Rozum
Journeys in Classic Film
Just the Stuff Ya Know
Kostume Girl's Closet
Lady M's Haunted Parlor
Leaves and Cobwebs
LimerWrecks
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mark Harvey's World
Mark's Super Blog
Me and You and a Blog Named Boo
Me and You Too
Michael May's Adventure Blog
Misfit Robot Daydream
Monster Crazy
MONSTERJONES
MonsterMartha.com
The Moon is a Dead World
Moongem Comics
Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
Musty TV
My Two Yen Worth
Negative Pleasure
The New Adventures of Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks
Nighthawk
NUELOW Games
On the Stick
One Dark Halloween Night
OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen
Professor Ravensdeath
Professor Ravensdeath's Monster Rally
Pumpkinrot
Punch & Judy Productions
Radiator Heaven
The Rain Causes Pain in My Brain
Rare Halloween Cartoons, Movies and Videos
Reading Authors
Redecorating Middle-earth in Early Lovecraft
Scare Me On Fridays
Secret Mountain Laboratory
Seduction of the Innocent!
Shades of Gray
She Walks Softly
ShellHawk's Nest
Sideshow Cinema
Silent Wierdness
Six Foot Plus
The Skeleton Key
Slash The Zombie
Something Got Me Started
Something WicKED This Way Comes
Spock's Record Round-Up
Spooky Little Halloween 
Spooky Moon
The Spooky Vegan
Strange Kids Club
Swing with Shad
Terror Titans
13 - The Dwrayger Dungeon
Toyriffic
Toys of My Past
True Love Comics Tales
Unique Unusual or Interesting
Vraie Fiction
WeirdCrest
Western Comics Adventures
Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist?
Who Killed Orrin Grey?
The Windesphere Witch
Wonderful Wonderblog
The Year of Halloween
X-Mas Dolly

Sep 28, 2016

2016 Badges

Here are this years badges, design and code courtesy of my daughter, Daphne Rozum. Sorry they are so late, we had some issues with the HTML of this post and just got it sorted.
Update 9/29 : the error with the .png code has been fixed!