Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween countdown: 1

Part 5 of 5. The Halloween Party

OK CORRAL is a wild west theme park situated near to Marseille, France. Each year for the two-week autumn school holiday they transform the park into a Halloween theme. It was quite a ball for the editor and family… enjoying the darkest and spookiest celebration of the year in the sunshine of sth France!



Thanks for counting down with us! See you next year for more Halloween fun!

Halloween countdown: 2

Part 4 of 5. I am the Queen of Halloween

Art and poem by the editor

I had a dream, a wondrous dream, that I was the Queen of Halloween

Oh sweet that dream, oh sweet that dream

When I ruled all of Halloween

Went shopping for Converse, tee-hee-shirts and jeans

Got inked, had some drinks and made friends with an owl

Sang songs with the dolphins and tumbled some crystals –

A-tishoo, a-tishoo, we all fell down

On Hollywood boulevard, Halloween Town

Jump around, jump around, jump up and get down

And the skellygogs danced and the ravens preened


And the cats read Mary Shelley out loud to their fleas


And the poltergoosts crooned and the moonsters cheered


And the glibgoblins giggled and the phantooms agreed

That I was the best, the best they’d seen –

The bestest Queen of Halloween

Oh sweet that dream, oh sweet that dream

When I ruled all of Halloween!

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Halloween countdown: 3

Question: When is the Doctor not the Doctor? Answer: When he’s a werelok!

Part 3 of 5. Introducing a selection of panels and the cover of Doctor Who Weekly, 7th May, 1980, Dogs of Doom by Pat Mills, John Wagner and Dave Gibbons.

1980 advert for the story The Dogs of Doom.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

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Halloween countdown: 4

Part 2 of 5. I want my 80s horror!

Greg Hildebrandt poster. Starlog. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

US. Swamp Thing. 1989.

Little Shop of Horrors. Colan and Hunt. 1986.

UK. Starburst. 1987.

Starburst. 1988.

Zeira Urshurak starlog 37 1980

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Halloween countdown: 5

TVTA has been busy preparing for this year’s Halloween. Costumes are ready, the pumpkin tools have been sharpened, the scanning room has been dimly lit, and Wooof has been busily reading his new pop-up book: Hey cats, how to turn into bats and back again in five easy steps!

Five. Fine. Let’s use that number to begin our Halloween countdown as TVTA presents five spooky posts oozing scare-tastic scans of the frightful and fiendish all the way up to October 31!


We begin our creepy countdown with scans from a 1982 issue of UK magazine Starburst which paid homage to zombies in cinema and TV.

Starburst 48, 1982. Cover. This special issue was devoted to screen zombies, and featured interviews with George A Romero, Lucio Fulci and Jean Rollin.

Starburst 48, 1982. Le lac des morts vivants (Zombie Lake). Jean Rollin pictured top right.

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