Have you noticed the new badge at the right? The Creature from the Black Lagoon celebrates 60 years since he first surfaced on the silver screen. So this classic Universal monster is this year's mascot for the Countdown to Halloween 2014 blogathon! That's right, it's creeping up on us tomorrow, October 1. I participated in this epic internet event in 2012 and 2013, and I'm horrifically happy to be a "crypt keeper" again this year. Last year almost 200 blogs had tricky Halloween treats, so this Halloween-time there will be plenty of candy corn and popcorn balls for all, as well. (As usual, be aware that some of these blogs sometimes use less-than-family language and content, dealing as they do with the truly "horrific" side of Halloween, so blog-cruiser discretion is advised.) All through October, right up through the 31st itself, I hope to have some fun visuals and interesting info for you along the way, along with a few spooky surprises. Do come by and countdown to Halloween with Tulgey Wood, but as, I noted last year, as Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan) says in the "friendly word of warning" at the start of Frankenstein (1931), "I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you." So don't say you weren't warned. The Countdown to Halloween begins tomorrow—step right up and ring the doorbell by for some Halloween fun, Tulgey Wood-style.