Welcome to the 2021 OTIS Halloween Season

My house doesn't look like this yet...but soon!

September 3, 2021 — Halloween…2021. Feels weird, right? I mean, Halloween 1985 sounds great. So does Halloween 1977. Or Halloween 1993. Halloween 2004 even feels somewhat evocative. But Halloween 2021? How do you celebrate ancient monsters and old graveyards and orange-tinted nostalgia in such a futuristic year as 2021?

Well, let’s find out together.

Quick recap if this is your first OTIS Halloween Season. For the next two months, OTIS resurrects like a mad scientist stuck a lightning rod in its chest. I’m talking daily articles that detail my life celebrating Halloween—spooky road trips, creepy activities, strange pop culture ephemera, mundane moments of joy, autumn-shaded thoughts and memories, all interspersed with ooky oddity visits past and present. It’s a Halloween party that I don’t have clean up afterward, and you’re all invited. No RSVPs needed, arrive when you want, leave when you want. I’ve got a revolving door policy.

To really kick this season off, check out this brand-new post about my Sleepy Hollow-themed bathroom that I decorated a few months back. 

A few other things to note:

1) I have a new spooky novel that just came out two weeks ago, The Smashed Man of Dread End. It’s a monster in a basement story…but a very unique monster. If you’re looking for a spooky story for yourself or to share with your kids this season, you’d make my skeleton smile if it were this one.

2) The weekly OTIS Club Newsletter also goes full Halloween for the next two months. In fact, Sundays are a day of rest here on the OTIS Halloween Blog as I dedicate the time to writing the newsletter. I run that through Patreon, and for five bucks in September and five bucks in October, you can get all the issues this season (plus a lot of back issues), as well as other perks. And you can cancel anytime (or you can join for a full year for a big discount). It’s the perfect time to sample whether you belong in the OTIS Club (mild spoiler—if you're here, you do).

3) I’m doing it all on the socials, too, so follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and OnlyFans if you’re over 18.

4) Don’t sleep on the OTIS Halloween archives. If you’re looking for something to peruse that’ll get you in the mood (besides my OnlyFans), the archive has hundreds of Halloween adventures over the past decade, with tons of photos. I live in that archive more than I should admit.

So get ready. We're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Halloween since Tim Curry flap-danced against a green f’n screen.

Holy shit, where’s the candy corn.