John Schneider’s Andersen Bench

Your friendly neighborhood Scarydad was invited to prescreen and review the upcoming movie from filmmaker John Schneider.

Yes, that John Schneider. He makes horror films now. But that’s not all. He owns the studio, writes the scripts, and directs the films. And he’s about to release one that’s pretty damn good.

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Scarydad’s Haunted Market

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Happy New Year my good and faithful minions! I trust you survived 2016 if you’re reading this right now so it’s time to get scary! Last night I spent hours cultiviating some of the finest books, films, apparel, and haunter’s supplies available and compiled them into our new Amazon Store. Click on Frank’s face above or on any of the red words in this post to be whisked away to a magickal world of pure awesome.

How does it work? We are an Amazon associate. That means we get a small commission if you click through our site and buy Amazon stuff through our store front. Our store is full of wonderfully frightening things, but you can buy anything you want on Amazon and we’ll get a commission as long as you clicked through us first. 

In addition, our newest feature on the blog is going to be a featured item of the week where either Swampy or I will extoll the virtues of something we love. These will be personal endorsements of products we either own or have firsthand experience using so you know they’re good.

Thank you so much for supporting us now and in the future. Now click on Frank’s face and get to shopping!


Scarydad’s December Wishbook

Ah, it’s that time of the year when I accept offerings from my beloved minions. Every item in this holiday wishbook is something Scarydad would like to own. But in the rare case that you aren’t shopping for me, you can help keep it scary by clicking on one of the links and do your Amazon shopping as normal. If you buy anything at all on Amazon after clicking through, Scarydad receives a commission. It doesn’t cost you any more than normal, I just get a few coins for patching you through. Merry Krampus!!!

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Swamp Thang and I discussed the Masters of the Universe in our Devil Music episode. Today I was playing on the computer and saw all these great old commercials. I love how the kids are playing with their dads in the first few. You can watch them run from awesome great ideas at the beginning to just another crap to sell at the end. Oh well. This was my childhood.

Poe’s “The Raven” read by Neil Gaiman

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A Podcast Primer


Since we started the Scarydad Podcast, I’ve had several people as me what a podcast is and how they can listen to it. So, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you all about this newfangled podcast thing.

A podcast is an online radio show. Your host(s) record an episode, add music and effects afterward, then upload the file to a server. You the listeners can access it in several different ways:

  • You can listen directly on the site.

If you go to our Podcasts page and choose an episode, you can click the Play button and stream it. Or you can push the Download button and save it to your computer or mobile device. Podcasts are in mp3 format and are compatible with just about any music player.

  • You can listen to ours and other podcasts on Spreaker

Spreaker is a website that hosts podcasts. You can find endless free content on literally every subject imaginable.

Listen to “Scarydad Podcast” on Spreaker.

  • You can subscribe to the show on iTunes

If you have an Apple device (iPod, iPad, Macbook, iPhone, etc.), then iTunes is perhaps the easiest way to get our podcast. If you are already using iTunes to manage your music and movie libraries, just go to iTunes, and  subscribe to the show. iTunes will automatically download new episodes, and delete the ones you’ve already listened to. All you have to do is press play.

Well everyone, I hope this has been informative. I’ve been listening to podcasts for years and I guess I just assumed everyone else did too. Now you too can discover the world of many interesting things that are not the same 12 songs played over and over again on the radio.

Have a great weekend and keep it scary!!!


Masters of the Universe


In Episode 6 of the Podcast, we told you about the preacher guy who had too much fun playing with Snake Mountain and Skeletor. Well folks, it was too funny not to share. It’s short but sweet. Enjoy!!!



Wednesday Weirdness Returns!!!


And we are back my good and faithful Minions. If some of you had lost faith that old Scarydad was going to pull it together, you were pretty close to correct. It’s been one hell of a busy-ass year. But listening to me gripe about stuff is not why you came to my little cabin in the woods, now, is it? Here I present you with your long awaited midweek Weirdness. Stay tuned for some news and updates as well as some freshly-minted movie reviews. But all that is still to come. For now, enjoy the strange…

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I’ve always been a reader. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a book or two or more in “currently reading” status with another bunch on Mount To-Be-Read. Since the minions came around, a large part of my reading has moved formats to audio books or podcasts, but nevertheless, I still consume a tremendous amount of story on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, high school English did a really good job of making me hate what could be called “literature.” To this day I have an unrelenting distaste for Dickens. It was also in high school that I actually got into trouble for enjoying Beowulf. I could read and understand the story without listening to the teacher fail to explain the importance of meter and rhyme. This, an ancient story carried through the generations by people who couldn’t read, and I got a verbal reprimand for being able to read it. Go figure Continue reading