Inside the Theme: Things That Go Bump (Collaboration with Fanmail Box)

//Inside the Theme: Things That Go Bump (Collaboration with Fanmail Box)

Inside the Theme: Things That Go Bump (Collaboration with Fanmail Box)

Inside the Theme October 2016

It’s October! Not just the home of the PSL and related near religious fervor of Starbucks patrons, but also the month where we revel in sugar highs and the creative process of costuming. As we countdown the days to Halloween, let’s savor that lovely new chill in the morning air by chatting about the things that give us those little frissons of spooky delight!

Sign up for a Pen Pal early! Speaking of the magic of Halloween – you can sign up for a Pen Pal right now! We’re testing out opening the round all month long, so sign up for a Pen Pal here to get your spook on with a friend from far away.

Fanmail Box Halloween Collaboration! You can’t have a proper Halloween party without friends, so we’re teaming up with our friends from Fanmail Box to do a few extra special things this October. For this month, they tried their hand at answering our Inside the Theme questions. See how they answered here!

We’ll also be doing an extra hilarious Halloween movie watch-along with them on October 30 at 6:00 PM EST. We’re watching Young Frankenstein, a strangely classic Halloween movie that you’re all sure to love! Join us at that time on Twitter using #IgglesWatch to join in on the conversation with us! You can find it in our 24-hour Halloween Party Schedule.

Be sure to sign up for the “Things that go bump” Fanmail Box as soon as you can! Sign-ups are open until October 15. It’s going to include an exclusive and collectible IGGPPC postcard! You can use code PENPAL for $2 off your first box!

Now, let’s go Inside the Theme for October, 2016.

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?

Joanna


1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
Sugar Cookie

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
Dracula, the Christopher Lee variety. I feel like there’s something so eerie and fascinating about his portrayal of the Victorian-era villain.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
I’ve never been afraid of fairy tales or campfire yarns (though I’m pretty good at telling them), but I will say that the Silence from Doctor Who occasionally make me look over my shoulder….

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
Dressing it in a silly costume, a la Neville with Professor Snape. No, I’m not going to tell you what it is.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
Peeps, green ones. And Pixi Stix. And tea.

Rosa

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
The very obvious answer would be a gingerbread man, although I’d prefer it to be a giant cinnamon roll. (Y’know, if the ectoplasmic monster were to take my wishes into consideration, before attacking me.)

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
My favorite classic horror movie is Frankenstein from 1931, and while it’s mostly because it’s a darn beautiful film (I live for German Expressionism, and everything inspired thereof), there is no denying that Boris Karloff does an amazing job with Frankenstein’s Monster, and really makes it come alive so to speak (he he).

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
Any ghost story ever told in the history of forever. (Although I doesn’t stop me from seeking them out, and regretting it afterwards, when I can’t sleep..)

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
Give it a polite british overclass accent, and make it say stuff like “would you care for some biscuits, dear?” and “how positively ghastly I am.”

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
A friend and I actually used to write and publish our own newspaper for vampires and other monsters (although we only had human subscribers, for some reason), so I’d send a stack of those, and some (morally acceptable) nom noms to snack on while reading. And a blanket, so the lil monster don’t get cold.

Farquharson

mti0odc0mze1ndg0mtezntm51) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
I am gonna go with Garth’s donut man from Wayne’s World

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
I grew up on Hammer Horror so it has got to be Christopher Lee’s Dracula, both mesmerising and terrifying!

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
The “Humans Can Lick Too” urban legend about the girl who lives alone with her dog – if you don’t know it, google it. Gives me the shivers every time!

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
I would skip the ridiculous and blow it up, the only way it would be any less scary is if it were in a million tiny pieces!

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
Some roast bones (that you would normally buy for dogs) to chew on so it doesn’t chew on mine.

Sumsy

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
Macaron Man! I love those tasty French treats!

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
I’m actually a fan of the swamp monster. So campy, much slimy.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
Um, I don’t know. Not a huge fan of scary things in general!

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
Like Molly Weasley, my bogart would probably be all the people I love dead. So I’d probably stand there and cry until someone came and took care of it for me.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
I’m gonna make it some banana bread. Cause banana bread is delicious.

Jen

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters? 
I’m cheating and going with another marshmallow treat – a Peep! Any monster made of marshmallow just isn’t as scary and I’d be able to handle it.

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
I’ll go with vampires. I grew up watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie and I was completely convinced vampires were real. Once I realized they weren’t, I was then onto watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. Either way, vampires have been my introduction into horror things.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
Most still give me the creeps since I’m a bit of a baby with scary things. The Bloody Mary story still makes my heart race. The Supernatural episode that covers that story had me turning all the lights on in my house.

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
I’d have to turn it into a cat or puppy or something equally as adorable. Because I could easily be frightened of every other option.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
All the food! Maybe with some sort of poison mixed in because how the heck do you get rid of monsters in your bedroom?! *checks under the bed and in closets with a baseball bat*

Stewie

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
Cotton Candy!! Cotton candy is the most whimsical and glamorous of all the candies, and it would be an adorable large blob of it that would be my main antagonist in my own personal Ghostbusters film. I’d go all mermaid on it and blast it with some water to destroy it!

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
My heart goes out to Frankenstein’s monster, in all his incarnations, but definitely the classic monster. His story is so sad, because he didn’t choose to be created in the form he was made in… an abomination of so many recycled corpse parts, forced to come back to life and be tormented by the town. So sad! I always wanted to hug and befriend him. We’d get coffee or something.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
Pan’s Labyrinth has always had a lasting haunting effect on me. Eyeball hand man is just a big ole nope from me. Nope nope nope.

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
I would dance. That bogart would be so horrified of my Elaine-esque dancing, circa Seinfeld, it would run screaming away.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
Probably like a People magazine or something… he doesn’t get out much, since he doesn’t like the light. And he probably likes Celebrity Gossip, because who doesn’t? He is probably hungry from hiding in the closet for so long… so I’d definitely include some packets of ramen. Everyone loves ramen! And finally, a mirror – so he can appreciate the handsome way he looks, because monster or not, he needs to love himself in all his horrifying glory.

Em

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
A dessert pizza version of Pizza the Hutt from Spaceballs. With goopy marshmallows and melty chocolate buttons and a sexy slimy exterior.

teenwolfdad2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
Um. Teen Wolf’s Dad. Because I love Michael J. Fox more than anything..except for his Wolf Dad.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
Anything that involves looking in a mirror and seeing someone behind you. I want to cry even thinking about it.

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
Assless Chaps for sure.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
For the record, he lives in the crawl space under my old house in Australia, and we are best friends. I’m sending him nudie magazines and Twinkies.

Kimberlee

1) Just empty your mind! What kind of sugar coated treat or mascot would form the giant ectoplasmic monster if you were in ghostbusters?
Biscoff. It would be a giant monster made of delicious crispy cookies.

2) It came from the swamp! What classic Halloween or vintage horror monster is your favourite and why?
Bella Lugosi’s Dracula, from the 1931 film by Tod Browning. Considering how much Lugosi’s portrayal has influenced much of pop culture and even in his own time spawned countless parodies in other films (many of which he played himself) I think he set the classic standard for what a movie monster should be.

3) What spooky fairy tale, or campfire ghost story still makes you jump?!
I still get totally creeped out by the story of Rawhead and Bloody Bones.

4) Box of horrors. The closet door rattles… But we all know a great wizard can make the scariest things ridiculous! How would you diffuse your bogart?
A full Village People wardrobe along with a choreographed dance.

5) Send a care package to the monster under your bed, in your closet or wherever he is. What do you include in yours?
Biscoff cookies (don’t judge me, they’re delicious), a nice cup of tea, some finger sammiches, and a dust buster. Frankly, if he’s going to loaf about under my bed the least he can do is vacuum under there because I always miss something when I do.


Don’t forget to answer the questions on your own blog or on our Forum, and use #IGGPPC when sharing on social media. We can’t wait to read your answers. Remember, we’ll be doing an Halloween movie watch-along with Fanmail Box on October 30 at 6:00 PM EST. We’re watching Young Frankenstein, so join in on the fun using #IggleFlicks at that time!

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