July 29, 2013

Here’s One Reason Why You Can Buy Plastic Skeletons In July

Reader Caiyyd wants to point something out regarding the Halloween Creep phenomenon that might make you feel better when you see plastic skeletons in July. Those decorations aren’t really for civilians: they’re for professional or semi-pro creators of haunted attractions. [More]

July 29, 2013

Halloween Started Creeping Up On Us In July

“Halloween Creep,” observes reader Jay. “It almost sounds like a dance some ghouls might do after the Monster Mash.” That’s not what the Halloween Creep is, though. It would be so much better if it were. Instead, it’s what happens when Consumerist readers are out enjoying their summer and stop in their tracks when they see Halloween merch out on store shelves. [More]

Rabid Dead Bat Discovered In Jo-Ann Fabric's Halloween Aisle

Rabid Dead Bat Discovered In Jo-Ann Fabric's Halloween Aisle

Cleanup needed, aisle three, Halloween decorations! What’s that? It’s a bat? A real, dead one? Oh, and it’s rabid. Gross, Jo-Ann Fabric. Just nasty. [More]