Oct 23, 2012

Underneath the Juniper Tree Needs All of Us

Many of you who have been participating in the Countdown to Halloween the past few years will have noticed that among the past Cryptkeepers absent this year is Underneath The Juniper Tree. While their presence is missed, it's for a good reason. Lovely literary agent, Bree Ogden has pointed out that they are putting together a deliciously dark Children's Anthology of art and stories sure to please everyone who is participating in the Countdown to Halloween, whether as a cryptkeeper, or as a follower.

Underneath the Juniper Tree has a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo. They are just shy of halfway towards making their goal, but I think with all of our help they can go quite a bit further. Ten dollars from everyone participating would allow them to exceed their fundraising goal. I urge everyone to contribute whatever amount they can. Mention the Countdown to Halloween, so they know where all the love is coming from.

Check out the video for the project and the incentives for donating here.

Oct 1, 2012

This Year's Participants


If you want to know which houses are giving out the good candy this year, then look no further than the list below. Remember when you stop by to say thank you by leaving them a comment for all the hard work they've put into making Halloween the greatest holiday of the year.

All sites are listed alphabetically. Keep checking back as updates will be made all month long. It's never too late to join in. Just email me to let us know you  would like to be included and send us a link to your blog(s) that you'd like to have included as well as the name(s) you'd like your blog(s) listed as.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: It's nice to see a lot of new faces this year as long as many returning participants. If you don't see yourself on this list, or would like a blog added, removed, or renamed on this list, or if a link is broken, or incorrect, please leave a note in the comments section below. Every effort was made to contact everyone who participated last year, but a number of last year's participants did not have any contact information attached to their blogs. If you are one of those people then please email me so that I'll have your contact information for last year. 

If I've counted correctly, we have 219 people participating as of this year's launch and anticipate more will be joining us as we go. While we've lost a few participants from Countdown's past, you'll notice quite a number of new participants joining us for the first time this year, and I hope they'll find the experience enjoyable enough to come back next year. 

Now that that's out of the way it's time to put on your masks and start trick or treating. Happy Halloween!

A Field Guide to Doomsday
AEIOU...And Sometimes Why
All Eyes And Ears
Amber Dawn Of The Dead
American Entropy's World Of Halloween
American Scrapbook
and everything else too
Anime Hell
Another Cup of...Caffeinated Joe
Anti-Film School
Arbogast On Film
Armagideon Time
The Astro Lounge
Atom Kid
Bad Ronald
Bat N' Kat
Bathed In The Light From Andromeda
The Big Scare
Bluestocking Farm
The Boo Blog
Book Of Monsters
Bradley's Brain
Branded in the 80s
Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun!
Bunny Sunday
By Land, Sky & Sea
Cabinet Of Curiosities Podcast
Caffeinated Joe
Calvin's Canadian Cave Of Coolness
Caramel Apple Day
Cartoon Holidays
Catalogue Of Curiosities
Categorically Thinking
Cavalcade Of Awesome
Celluloid Terror
Celtic Pumpkin
Christmas TV History
Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
Church Of Halloween
Cinema Du Meep
Cinematic Catharsis
Cool And Collected
Cosmic Catacombs Film Reviews
Count Gregula's Crypt
Crafty Lady Abby
The Crazy Apron
Creepy L.A.
The Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang
Cult Of The Great Pumpkin
The Dark Art Of Chad Savage
Dave Lowe Design
Dead Man Dan's Creepy Crypt Of Terror
Deadpan Flook And The Blog Of Stuff
Die on Set A
Distinctly Jamaican Sounds
Diversions Of The Groovy Kind
Dr. Gangrene's Tales From The Lab
Dr. Terror's Blog Of Horrors
Dr. Theda's Crypt
Doo Wacka Doodles
Dork Forty
Dragon Empress
Earth Station One
Erstwhile Dancefloor Revolution
Eternal Sunshine Of The Logical Mind
Everyday Is Halloween
Family-Friendly Halloween Movie Countdown
Fantasy Ink
A Field Guide To Doomsday
The Film Connoisseur 
Final Girl
Forgotten Films
Frankenstein Forever
Freddy In Space
French Toast Sunday
Frog On The Pumpkin
From The Brain Of John
Generation X
The Ghost Town
The Ghoulie Guide
Glitter In Cornfields
The Good, The Bad, And Godzilla
The Goods
Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks
Gravedigger's Local 16
Green Plastic Squirt Gun
The Grim Gallery
The Grim Reader
Halloween Activities, Costumes And Decoration Ideas
Halloween Addict
Halloween Hits
Hallowe'en Machine!
Halloween Night
Halloween Overkill
Halloween Short Films
Halloween Shows Dot Net
The Halloween Tree
The Haunted Drive-In
Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog
Haunted Wannabe
Highbury Cemetery
Histories Of Things To Come
Holiday Film Reviews
The Holidaze
Horror Shock Lolipop
Horror Writers Association
The Horrors Of It All
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine
Huskatten Emelies Blogg
I-Mockery's Two Months Of Halloween Celebration
I Wear My Snark Upon My Sleeve
Infinite Hollywood
It Came From Beneath My Mind!
It Came From The Man Cave!
Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood
John Rozum
Jon's Random Acts Of Geekery
Just The Stuff Ya Know
Kaedrin Weblog
Kostume Girl's Closet
Kweeny Todd
Lair Of The Dork Horde
The Land Of Cerpts And Honey
The Liberal Dead
The Loquacious Librarian And The Reviews Of DOOM
Lux Umbra Dei
Macabre Drive-In Theater
Macabre Republic
The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mark Harvey's World
Mark's Super Blog
Martha's Journey
Mazmorra Maldita
Me And You And A Blog Named Boo
Michael May's Adventure Blog
Mr. Gable's Reality
Misfit Robot Daydream
Monique's Pretty Dark Art
Monster Cafe Saltillo
Monster Crazy
Monster Magazine World
Monsterfink's Midnight Monster Spookshow
The Moon Is A Dead World
Moongem Comics
Morbid Tales Ärchives
Ms Misantropia
Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
Musty TV
My Ghoul Friday
My Rotting Brain
My Scary Halloween.com
My Two Yen Worth
Nature Trail To Hell In 3D
Neato Coolville
Need Coffee Dot Com - 32 Days of Halloween
Needless Things
Negative Pleasure
never sleeps again
The New Adventures Of Desdinova The Super Villain Of The Ozarks
New World Food
nicht niedlich
Not So Serious
Notchordamnatchoz: 31 Monsters Of Halloween
October Boys
On The Stick
Orange and Black
The Other Side
Pagan Culture
Para Abnormal
Parade of Horrorables
Pensive Pumpkin
Plaid Stallions
Poisoned Beauty
Polish The Stars
Precious Monsters
Punch & Judy Productions
The Queen Of Darkness: Halloween, Haunting And Life
RA for All: Horror
Radiator Heaven
The Rain Causes Pain In My Brain
Rare Halloween Videos
Redecorating Middle-Earth In Early Lovecraft
Reptarella Lives
The Ringmaster's Realm
Rip Jagger's Dojo
The Roadside Revenant's Rot And Roll Revival Show!
Ron's Random Stuff
Russian Nerd
Scare Me On Fridays
2nd Street Cemetery
Secret Fun Blog
Secret Sanctum Of Captain Video
Seeing Things
The Sexy Armpit
Shades Of Gray
She Walks Softly
ShellHawk's Nest
Sherry Lou Toys
Shingle Creek Manor
Shuffle Function
Silent Wierdness
6'+ (Six Foot Plus)
Six Weeks Of Halloween
Slash The Zombie
Something wicKED this way comes...
Son Of Celluloid
Spooky Laboratory
Spooky Scary!
A Spooky Soiree
The Spooky Vegan
A Spoonful Of...
Step Up To The Mike
Stephanie Buscema
Strange Kids Club
Super Haunted Stories
The Surfing Pizza
Swing With Shad
Tea And Top Hats
Team Hellions
Terror Titans
THAT...Was My Foot
Things That Don't Suck
Things to Do in L.A.
13 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Three Bed Semi
Trixie's Treats
Tupa's Treasures
Uncle Ernie's Creature Ink
Unique Unusual Or Interesting
Universal Horror Sounds
Unpopular Culture
The Vault of 3D Sculpts
Vraie Fiction
Weird Hollow
Whatever Happened To the Transylvania Twist?
Whatever I Think Of
Who Is Afraid Of...Miss Lovett?
Who Killed Orrin Grey?
Wicked Crochet
The Windesphere Witch
Wonderful Wonderblog
Working Dead Productions
The Year Of Halloween
The Year Of The Cats