The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Happy Halloween!!!


Halloween Half-Pagers: 8) House of the Jack-o-lantern


Brady, Archie, and Dan stood before the last house on the street. Brady tried to motivate his friends, promising that after the frustrating, freaky night they had experienced, this last home was sure to have the mother lode of candy. This last house they stood before was unremarkable except for the giant carved jack-o-lantern that sat out in front. It was easily the size of a small car, with an evil leering face and sickly blue flame burning from inside.

As the boys approached the front door to the house, the pumpkin spoke with a deep voice, “You three are very brave to be on this street. Fearlessly in search of candy I presume.

“Candy?” Archie said looking excited.

Oh lots of candy, see…

Suddenly there was a rumbling noise coming from the house and the front door burst open. Piles and piles of candy poured out, just about every sweet imaginable.

The boys shouted out with joy and began scooping up the candy.

Now my friends I see that you are enjoying your rewards for your bravery. How would you like to have Halloween never end?” The pumpkin named Hallowone asked.

“Yeah!” All three boys shouted out together, already starting to eat the candy.

Well now, there is a place, a Halloween planet, where every day is Halloween, and I need brave souls to enjoy it. Come now and step inside.” The jack-o-lantern opened his mouth wide and inside a gateway opened to his world. The boys didn’t even hesitate. Scooping up as much candy as they could carry they entered the jack-o-lantern’s mouth and passed through the gateway.

Once the kids were gone, Hallowone mused to himself. Soon he would have streets like this all over the world so he could find other brave souls to come back to his world to become warriors. In a world of fear, bravery was the greatest weapon. He had learned that from a boy named Jason and he would not be defenseless. Then he would have many Happy Halloweens…

The End

….John Kohlbrenner……

Grimmgraves’s Gallery: Best of SoCal Valley’s Haunts & Displays

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Beware the Dark Realm, Coffinwood Cemetery, Rotten Apple 907, The Backwoods Maze, Haunted Groundz, Spooky Hollows, Gothic Hills, Boney Island, Spooky Saloma

Halloween Half-Pagers: 7) House of the Flesh Eater


Looking along Blackbird Street, Brady, Archie, and Dan saw that they were down to only a few more houses. Brady’s frustration at their lack of finding any Halloween treasures on the neglected street had made him blind to the horrors they had just encountered. He was determined to hit every house.

Stepping up to a rundown two story Victorian, the boys noticed that the front door was open with a man standing in the doorway. He looked more like a corpse.

“Cool makeup, mister.” Brady said, holding up his bag for candy.

In reply, the corpse moaned and grabbed the boy’s bag. The zombie pulled Brady toward him and tried to bite the boy. Shocked at seeing their friend in danger, Archie and Dan rushed forward and slammed into the corpse. Stumbling backwards, the zombie cried out in pain.

“Kids, can’t you take a joke. You know, trick or treat.”

The three boys looked confused as they watched the zombie get up and brush himself off. Then he reached over to a large bowl and brought it over to the kids. “Here you go, have some Halloween treats.”

Approaching the bowl the kids cried out in shock at what they saw, human fingers, eyeballs, and other body parts.

“No thanks!” the three boys shouted as they ran off.

“Hey guys, the candy is still fresh!” The zombie said, as he started nibbling on a finger. This was not the Halloween treasure the boys were looking for.

….John Kohlbrenner……


100th Halloween Half-Pager…  Yeah!!!!

Grimmgraves’s Gallery: The Dungeon of Doom at the Hollywood Museum

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Horrifying Hollywood at its Halloween Best…

Halloween Half-Pagers: 6) House of the Bloodless


The next house that Brady, Archie, and Dan approached in their Halloween quest for candy looked almost like a very small castle. It had a round stone tower in the front with battlements up top. Rubber bats hung from the top bouncing up in down, mist rose up from the ground, and the sound of a wolf howl filled the air.

“This ought to be good, they actually made an effort to decorate the place.” Brady commented.

As they reached the front door at the base of the tower, it open and out stepped a pale man dressed in a suite and cap with red lining.

“Ah, my treats have arrived.” The man said with a thick foreign accent.

The three boys just looked at him confused.

“Is this not Halloween, when children come to my door, to offer up their blood to me?”

Trying to sound tough, Dan answered, “Buddy I think you have it backwards, you’re supposed to give us candy so that we won’t trash your place. You know, trick or treat.”

“Kids, they are so hard to deal with these days. How about if I give each of you some candy, may I then have a bite of each of you in return?” The pale man said smiling, revealing long fangs.

Brady shook his head no as he backed away, with his friends. Before he turned to run, he blurted out, “sorry, my mom said to never feed strangers!”

Cursing in an ancient language, the pale man turned into a puff of smoke. The rubber bats weren’t really rubber and chased the kids until they got out onto the street.

After watching the bats return to the castle, Archie confronted Brady, “Why’d we run away? I would gladly have given some blood for candy. I donate my blood all the time, just to get the free cookie and OJ.”

“In a blood bank you don’t leave the place as one of the undead!” Brady fired back.

“Oh.” Archie whispered, looking quite pale.

….John Kohlbrenner……

Grimmgraves’s Gallery: Sugar Plum Halloween Festival

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Some creepy cool crafts, perfect for any haunted mansion.

Halloween Half-Pagers: 5) House of the Cauldron


Brady, Archie, and Dan stood before the next house on Blackbird Street debating whether to treat there. The place was a dump, a little bit bigger than a shack, made up with wooden boards and a small metal chimney. The only decorations were stick figures strung up along the place. Wanting to hit all the house on the street, Brady strolled forward without even waiting for his friends. As he reached the front door, small old ugly lady dressed in a ragged skirt stood in the doorway. Cackling, she waved at him to come in. Determined to get some candy, Brady entered the house. Inside, he saw that the place comprised of only one large room and sitting prominently in the middle of it was a huge boiling cauldron. Pointing to it, the old lady then handed Brady a large wooden spoon. Approaching the cauldron, he could see what looked like bubbling chocolate pudding inside. Reaching in with the spoon, Brady scooped some of the chocolate goo up and tasted it.

It was the best pudding he had ever had!

The old lady went into another cackling fit, and then said, “now that you have tasted my pudding, the pudding wants to taste you!”

Suddenly a giant mouth formed on the top of the pudding and rose up toward Brady, chocolate fangs bared at him. In response the boy swung his spoon at the mouth, splashing pudding left and right.

“You are wasting my pudding you nasty boy!” The witch cried out.

In response, Brady threw the spoon at the old lady and ran out the door. He stopped running when he reached his two friends that waited out in front of the house.

“What happened in there?” Dan asked.

“I had the best pudding of my life,” Brady replied.

“Awe man I want some pudding,” Archie complained.

“It was almost the last pudding in my life, the treat had teeth.”

Dan and Archie where ready to move onto the next house.

….John Kohlbrenner……

Grimmgraves’s Gallery: Halloween Costume Stores

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Time to get a costume! Spirit Halloween, Phantom Halloween, Halloween Planet, Party City, and Aahs.

Countdown To Halloween 2016!!!