Since the entirety of October is officially Halloween this year (shut up, you!), we at Psycho Drive-In have decided to attempt to fill the month with thirty-one recommendations for horror-related movies, comics, books, TV shows, toys, games, and everything in-between. It’s gonna be a grab-bag of goodies we feel you should be exposed to, whether you like it or not! But don’t expect your standard suggestions for Halloween fun, we’re digging into some stuff that we love in the hopes that you might make this October a little bit weirder than usual.

Weirder in a good way. Not like what’s going on outside in the hellscape of 2020.

This opening salvo is going to be short but sweet.

Do you remember legendary British band Happy Mondays? If you don’t remember the name, you’ll probably remember this:

And if you’re too young for that, maybe you recognize the big head in this video:

Happy Mondays formed in 1980 and broke large early, but really hit the big time with their third studio album, 1990’s Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches. According to critics, this album best captures the zeitgeist that was the Madchester scene. Since then, they’ve had ups and downs, and at least four different incarnations, all while being almost as famous for their drug use as their music.

Ghosthunting With… is a British paranormal television show hosted by Yvette Fielding and broadcast on ITV2 from 2006 through 2011 (usually with only two or three episodes each year). It’s pretty much the nonsense one would expect from a ghost hunting show, but in 2009, Fielding took the Happy Mondays (singer Shaun Ryder, drummer Gary Whelan, singer Julie Gordon, and dancer/percussionist Mark “Bez” Berry) on a night of paranormal fun. Watching this has become a yearly tradition at my house, and hopefully it will become one in yours.

Without further ado, here it is, in its entirety! Ghosthunting With Happy Mondays!

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