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32 Days of Halloween XV, Day 2: The Hardy Boys and The Haunted House!

Well, you know, we gotta pay the bills. So we need to pause for a word from our sponsor.

Honestly, that’s what I call a quality rip. When you can see what movie broadcast the commercial was interrupting.

So it’s no secret that I’m a fan of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s actually never been a secret. I was such a known Poe fanatic that, in my senior year of high school, when the English teacher was assigning famous writers for people to write papers about…she called out Poe and nobody raised their hand. They just all turned and looked at me. This is a true story. And testament to how most of the people in my senior class in high school were decent human beings, bless them.

All of that to say being a fan of Poe and being a fan of Neil Gaiman…I have no idea how the hell I haven’t seen this before. I actually searched the site to make sure I hadn’t used it for a previous 32 Days but posted it in some sort of fugue state. But no. So here’s The Neil.

And lastly, the first episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. I think the best bit in here is the opening credits, we’re they’ve sort of adapted classic book covers for the show’s stars.

If you’re unfamiliar with this show, you might watch this and think, “Okay, yeah, there’s Hardy Boys…but where the hell was Nancy?” Well, this was the 1970s. (Kids, ask your parents.) The Hardy Boys would have more success with TV (apparently there were a few cancelled attempts at a Nancy show over the years), but Nancy Drew would eventually win with feature film adaptations. So you win some, you lose Pamela Sue Martin. Enjoy.