I have the honor of being added to the spectacular Halloween-themed blog-a-thon Countdown to Halloween 2012, hosted by John Rozum. My official "Cryptkeeper"badge is at the top of this blog and pays tribute to one of my favorite classic-style horror, The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958). This annual marathon of bloggers focusing on any and every aspect of Halloween features over 220 varied blogs of every spooky size and shivery shape, including a few of my usual recommendations here on the right. Be sure and visit the Countdown's main page and check out the many choices open to you. (Some of the participating blogs are devoted to the gorier, more horrific side of Halloween with occasional less-than-family-friendly language so reader discretion is advised.) And be sure and check back here often as we continue the Countdown to Halloween 2012!