Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Exhumed: 13 Days of Halloween - Rhythm and Boos

Something I rather miss from my childhood is Fox Family's 13 Days of Halloween. Now, you can claim that ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween is the same. But you would be sadly misinformed. Now, I will always claim that 13 days is not enough for Halloween. My emails about changing it to 31 Days of Halloween have not been returned. But there was something so great about the last two weeks of October having so much Halloween programming, that beggars can't be choosers.

I could go on for hours about why the Nights are worse than the Days, but I must admit that they are getting better. Showing Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family numerous times is always a way to get on my good side. Yet today, we discuss nostalgia and this item has it in spades.

Many of you might not remember this, but I hope most of you will. If not, let me explain. This CD was a promotion for the 13 Days of Halloween that was attached to boxes of those delightful Monster Cereals. This was right around the time that I became obsessed with these characters, so naturally, this CD was amongst my collection.

 It wasn't until last year that I finally put down some money and repurchased this item and I was very glad I did. It was a flow of nostalgia from the opening where Count Chocula tells you to eat some cereal to glorious sounds of Halloween. I have long claimed that Halloween was at its prime around this time and this proves my point.

The CD features 9 songs featuring music or characters from shows like Big Wolf on Campus, Digimon, Angela Anaconda, and The Kids from Room 402. I'm not sure the exact reason that this CD was made, but why question a work of art?

You can easily find this CD on eBay for a relatively cheap cost. I'd just urge caution, as it's an old promo CD from a cereal box that you make sure you're not getting a scratched up piece of junk.

I'll leave you with my favorite song from the album. Enjoy!