Hello! We’re Ream and Patrick from THE NOSTALGIC FRONT PODCAST (or THE GHOSTALGIC FRIGHT PODCAST)! On Mondays we sit down with comedian guests (like Myq Kaplan, Kate Willett, Shane Torres, or Yedoye Travis) and talk about the best parts of growing up in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (Note: this is the one time I will permit mention of the 2000s on here, at least until a few years from now -1999 cutoff John). Things like movies, TV, games, junk food and cartoons. You know, forgotten things. Then, every Thursday we do a Fun Size episode where we do a deep dive (kinda) into a specific topic from growing up. This can be anything, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Cereal to TGIF.
After nearly three years, the topic of spooky stuff has come up a lot, so to get ready for Halloween this week, our friends at 80s Baby have let us share our nine favorite Fun Size episodes about Halloween (and spooky stuff)! Please enjoy, and check out Fun Size #128 where we talk all about the Halloween film franchise, which comes out Halloween day (this Thursday, October 31st).
Fun Size #23 – Halloween!
Originally Released 10/26/2017
On our first ever Halloween themed episode we talk about the best costumes, candy, TV shows, horror movies, and we share our favorite Trick Or Treating stories! Also, check out that horrible early episode art!
Fun Size #60 – Friday The 13th!
Originally Released 07/12/2018
On this episode, released on a Thursday the 12th, we talk all about the Friday the 13th film franchise and Ream tells Patrick all about his favorite sequels. Also, we’re joined by star Jason Voorhees LIVE in the studio!
Fun Size #72 – Treehouse of Horror!
Originally Released 10/04/2018
As huge fans of The Simpsons, we did a little deep dive on our favorite “Treehouse of Horror” episodes!
Fun Size #73 – A Nightmare On Elm Street!
Originally Released 10/11/2018
On this episode, which was a requested episode from one of our Patreon supporters, we talk about the lovable scamp with the finger blades and the sweaters!
Fun Size #74 – It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Originally Released 10/18/2018
We talk all about the Halloween classic It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! We cover why we love it, why we love all Peanuts specials, and more!
Fun Size #75 – Vampires!
Originally Released 10/25/2018
On this episode we talk all about those classic scary blood sucking vampires! We cover Dracula, Count Von Count from Sesame Street, Count Chocula, Blade, What We Do In The Shadows and more!
Fun Size #125 – Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Originally Released 10/10/2019
On our first Halloween episode of 2019, we talk about and watch an episode of the classic Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark? Also, if you become a Patreon subscriber you can watch the episode while we talk about it. This one was wild, fun and spooky.
(Also check out this 80s Baby article on Are You Afraid of the Dark? written by Amy Bilancini)
Fun Size #126 – Zombies!
Originally Released 10/17/2019
In one of the most fun Fun Size episodes we’d had in a while, we talk all about Zombies! We disucss all of the Romero zombie movies, The Walking Dead, Zombieland, 28 Days Later, Shaun Of The Dead, The Max Brooks books and so much more. We also shout out Des Moines Zombie Themed restaurant Zombie Burger!
Fun Size #127 – Ghost Stories!
Released on 10/24/2019
For this Fun Size episode we headed into the woods, started a campfire, and told some good ol’ ghost stories! It was really fun and we scared each other a few times.
We hope that you enjoy the episodes and they put you in the mood for Halloween!
Patrick Hastie and Brandon Ream are Brooklyn based stand up comedians, both originally from Iowa. You can follow them on Twitter at the links below.