Sep 30, 2019

This Year's Participants - Cryptkeepers 2019

Welcome foolish mortals. 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.

13 Visions
2019 Halloween Music Mix
Abe R. Rant's Guide To Petrifying Podcasts on Roku
Action Figure Barbecue's 31 Days of Toy Terror
AEIOU and Sometimes Why
And Everything Else Too
ART by GB - Giuseppe Balestra (Facebook)
ART by GB - Giuseppe Balestra (Instagram)
B-Movie Star
Bat N' Kat
Byron Fenris' Terrortorium
Camera Viscera
Caramel Apple Day
Cavalcade of Awesome
Cheers! with Chelsea
Cinema Crazed
Cinematic Catharsis
Classic Horrors Club
Count Gregula - The Official Site
Count Gregula's Crypt - ChicagoNow
Cult of the Great Pumpkin
The Dark Art of Chad Savage
Dave Lowe Design
Deadpan Flook And The Blog Of Stuff!
DI Treasures
Dinosaur Dracula
Dwrayger Dungeon - Where it's 13 O'Clock on the 13th Floor!
Eldritch Hobbit (tumblr)
Eldritch Hobbit (Dreamwidth)
Euclid Boo Blog
Garage Sale Finds
The Ghoulie Guide
The Grim Gallery
Halloween Hits
Halloween Holler
Halloween Thing
Hallow-Holics Anonymous Blog
Hallow-Holics Anonymous (Wordpress)
Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog
Haunted Eve's Halloween Photo Albums
The Haunted Library
Hellowe'en Horror
Hero Histories
Highbury Cemetery
Holiday Film Reviews
Horror Comics of the 1950s
The Horrors of Halloween
The Horrors Of It All
Horrors Online
I-Mockery's Two Months of Halloween 
In Poor Taste
Into The Cauldron - Halloween Miscellany of Malevolent Mirth
It Came From The Man Cave
Jackie's Bookbytes
Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood
John Rozum
Kaedrin Weblog Six Weeks of Halloween 
Kansas City Cinephile
Lady M's Haunted Parlor
The Land of Cerpts and Honey
LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop - Dragons, Halloween, Puppets and Sharks
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mark Harvey's World
Masked Ephemera
Me and You and a Blog Named Boo
Me and You Too
Michael May
Michael May's Tumblr
Monster Movie Kid
Moongem Comics
Mr. and Mrs. Halloween 
Musings & Merriment with Michelle
Musty TV
My Two Yen Worth
New Adventures of Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks
Nightmare City Halloween 2019 - 40th Anniversary
OTIS - Odd Things I've Seen
The Rain Causes Pain In My Brain
Rare Halloween Videos, Cartoons, Specials and Movies
Reading Authors Network
Rip Jagger's Dojo
Scare Me On Fridays
Secret Sanctum of Captain Video
Seduction of the Innocent
Señor Scary
Señor Scary's Halloween
Shades of Gray
She Walks Softly
ShellHawk's Nest
Silent Wierdness
Something wicKED this way comes...
Spooky Little Halloween
Spooky Moon
Swing With Shad
Terror Titans
Things To Do In LA Halloween Posts
Toys of My Past
True Love Comics Tales
Unique Unusual or Interesting II
Vraie Fiction
Weird Christmas (but we do Halloween, too!)
Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist?
Who Killed Orrin Grey?
The Windesphere Witch
Wonderful Wonderblog
Xmas Dolly
Zombie Crossings

Sep 11, 2019

2019 Cryptkeeper Badges

In celebration of Disneyland's theHaunted Mansion's 50th Anniversary, here are this year's badges created by Daphne Rozum. Use as you will. Simply copy the line of HTML code from beneath the descriptive title for the badge of your choice and paste it into a gadget on your page layout in blogger.

Sep 2, 2019

Calling All Cryptkeepers 2019

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 (the above image will give you a big hint to this year's theme). If you have been away, there was an issue last year with  the domain which was unsolvable. This site can be found at 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 wound up with a large amount of mail marked  MAILER DAEMON unable to deliver 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. 


If you haven't heard from me, that means I don't have a current email address for you. Please email me at 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, 2019.

Badges will be up soon.

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