S1, E10: Halloween Stories / Q&A Session

Updated: Jan 4

The Ghoul Mates answer fan questions, discuss their favorite Halloween things, and spooky things.

Family with dogs dressed as hot dogs and parents dressed as carhops

Ghoulster 0:01

Welcome Foolish Ghoulster to the podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year through pop culture and nostalgia. And now, it's love at first fright with The Ghoul Mates.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:17

Hi guys, welcome back to The Ghoul Mates! in case you haven't noticed this is our 10th Episode! WHAT!?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:24

Number 10!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:27

Thank you so much for joining us on our spooky adventure Ghoulsters. Since we are approaching the end of our first season, just what, this is, including this one, three more left!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:38

Three more. Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:38

We thought we would take the time to do an episode filled with questions about Halloween, our favorite things. We received lots of feedback that people really enjoyed our q&a session in the first episode so we thought let's give this episode a whole shot at q&a I guess. But to keep things interesting we're breaking this up into two parts. The first part will be more in depth question including some fan submissions. And then we will end the episode with a lightning round. But before we kick things off, you know the drill. It's time for some...

Ghoulster 1:12

Horror Trivia

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:15

We didn't even pass out the cards.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:16

I know I just realized that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:19

What did you, yeah there you go.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:22


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:22

Yeah, toss it over.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:23

Catch. Oh, that one went fast.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:26

Yeah, I got it. Okay.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:27


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:29

Um, do you want me to go?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:30


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:31

Okay, here we go. What insects are closely associated with the urban legend of Candyman?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:41

A Candyman one again?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:43


Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:44


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:45

What insects?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:48


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:49


Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:49

Dang it

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:50

One more

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:57


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:57

No, insects! Mice aren't insects!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:00

Oh, Sorry. I'm not focusing today, insects. I don't know!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:05


Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:06

Oh, I really need to see that movie.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:08

Yeah, there's like a scene where bees come out of his mouth.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:11

Oh, sounds cool. Okay.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:15

All right, my turn!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:16

A group of scientists band together to save the world from a hoard of fruit in what 1988 movie?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:24

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:25


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:27

Yes. I love that movie and cartoon.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:30

It's a cartoon?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:31

Yeah, a cartoon came out on Saturday mornings,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:35

You know about like, all the cool morning cartoons.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:38

Yeah, we should talk about that. There's a lot of them that were really fun to watch.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:42

I agree.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:43

Okay. Next one. What country was the 2000 movie Wolf Creek set in?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:51

Oh my gosh, I'm never gonna get any of these.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:53

You're not, just the..

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:55

Country. I

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:57

I'll tell you that the letter of the country that were talking about starts with an A. I'll give you that. It's not America.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:05

Amsterdam? is that a country? I'm terrible with geography. Oh my god I'm embarrasing myself.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:10

Amsterdamn is a city.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:12


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:13

There you go. Lightning round winner.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:18

Okay, in what movie did mispronouncing klaatu Barada nikto result in a deadite attack? dead ite?deadite? dead ite?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:31


Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:31

Dead it? um I sound really dumb in this horror trivia.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:41

That sounds so familiar Army of Darkness.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:43

How did you know that?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:45

I watched a lot of movies.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:46

So is it deadite or dead eat?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:48

I don't know I just kind of remember that one scene.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:52

Okay, wow that was a really good guess and there's our little monster again

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:59

Our Dracula.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:02

That was it for me, right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:03

I think so yeah

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:04

That was rough.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:05

It was pretty rough

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:06

I should erase that

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:09

It's going in the podcast.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:11

Okay, so we have some Halloween news. You want to kick it off?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:18

Yes, I do. So I was online the other day. And there was a leak of some packaging artwork for the upcoming Godzilla versus King Kong movie that's coming out next summer. And it depicts Godzilla fighting King Kong on an aircraft carrier or the military and the military shooting at them. It's pretty cool. And there was a lot of worry that King Kong wouldn't be the same size as Godzilla cuz King Kong has never been the size of Godzilla because Godzilla is huge. But in the artwork, they show that King Kong is as big as Godzilla now so if you if you watch the movie Skull Island. They talk about how King Kong is a baby. Or he's young. So he's he like grew.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:10

Oh, he's a baby.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:13

Yeah cuz like

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:13

Baby Kong

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:14

Yeah, I think they show King Kong's parents bones like in the movie I thought you were gonna say something else.

What? It's gonna show them making monkey love?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:25

I thought you were gonna say his parents bone! I was like woah!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:28

No, you're a pervert! Spooky pervert

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:36

I apologize. I am not on my a game today.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:39

But that's that's my news. It looks pretty cool. Maybe we'll share it on Instagram but pretty excited to see King Kong take on Godzilla

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:47

Me too. I am very excited about it. I know you're a huge Godzilla fan, but I've just naturally loved Kong more.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:55

Yeah, like King Kong too. He's my second favorite kaiju of the whole time. big monster universe

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:01

Bringing out the fancy words.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:03

Yes I am. I am fancy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:06

Well what is that

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:07


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:07

Explain what you just said

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:09

What kaiju?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:09


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:10

I think I do is a Japanese word. I don't know what it means I just know that they use it to describe like that whole giant monster universe like King Kong would be a guide you Godzilla guide you there's this other giant turtle called gamma. He's also a big monsters. I'm pretty sure it means something I just don't know off the top of my head.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:32

Awesome. Okay,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:34

What else do we got?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:35

Um, it's not necessarily breaking news anymore, but I thought I would share it to add some more Halloween updates to the episode. A spirit Halloween and target have released their upcoming items for the fall. And you can even pre order some of them Spirit is releasing finally a billy butcherson pop figure from Hocus Pocus.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:58

Oh that's cool, He's the one with, is he the kid or the one with the stitches on his mouth?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:03

He is when a friend's ex boyfriend the one with the stitches.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:07

Okay? Yeah, I like that guy cuz he like screws are over right at the end of the movie. Yeah, he ends up helping out. Sure I would too. She's crazy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:17

And actually quick, funny story about that it's not really funny, but I actually met the guy who played Billy butcherson.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:25

Oh, really?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:26

In college, back to my college days.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:28

You went to college with him?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:29

No. I had a press pass to like the first San Antonio Comic Con, I think, okay, and he was there and I got to meet him. And now I regret I met a few people at Comic Con and I kind of wish that I had taken pictures. but I didn't.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:47

So you could be making this up?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:48

No, but I didn't. I met him. And it was really cool because he was more advertising that I think he played the Silver Surfer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:56

Oh ok, I know that guy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:57

I should double check that I'm pretty sure. But yeah, I was like, Oh my god, that's so cool. He's from Hocus Pocus and he apparently he like loves playing roles that involve like extreme special effects. Oh, that's cool. And I also met Lou Ferrigno.

Lou Ferrigs. The Hulk Hulk.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:14

I don't have anything nice to say about that experience.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:17

Oh, that's right you. I was like, I don't care. If you have press passes, you still have to pay to take a picture of me. So I was like...

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:25

Oh, yeah, it's kind of like that at a lot of those conferences.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:29

Okay, so Spirit also has some new products in their Beetlejuice lineup coming up. And also a lot of new crazy animatronics coming out that you can check out a sneak peek on their Instagram but the items are all available on their website SpiritHalloween.com

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:47

I love Spirit

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:48


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:49

I need spirit. Have you seen that? meme? Um, it's kind of dark, but it's also funny, kind of sad, but also still funny. It's like, I think it's like an empty like shopping mall. Mm hmm. And that the caption reads Coronavirus, collateral damage and then right below it is that guy with the yellow suit rubbing his hands and it says, Yeah, it's sad but it's pretty hilarious. I wish you know, it didn't have to be the Coronavirus but I get it you know that it's so random when spirit like pops up in your neighborhood in like a, like a random piece of property.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:29

I know!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:29

It's so weird.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:31

I also

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:32

But I get it because it's not Halloween is not around like all year long.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:36

Yeah, for sure. And another thing too our familiar. He was mentioning that there was like a pop up horror bar in LA and spiritual look into doing that too. Like why don't they have a pop up bar next to their shop?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:52

Right? Well, maybe we can lead the revolution of making

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:57

spirit pap up bars?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:58

No Halloween Like a 365 day a year thing, where they have enough customers where they have actual stores in each city.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:09

I know right there, we always want Halloween year round.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:13


Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:13

And then another thing too, I don't remember if I said this or not, but you can pre order the fall items already for spirit. And target also has some of their items up on their website or app as well. The height and eek line is including like a really cute old school TV looking set that's decorated Halloween style. And then they also have like a really cute Halloween themed Ferris wheel. And we're trying really hard not to preorder all these items because we've just invested a lot on our decorations as it is,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:46

Exactly, plus, we gotta make sure we pre order the part of the 13th box said, Oh, it's important. I don't think that I didn't forgotten that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:54

Okay. Sounds like it's gonna be your birthday.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:00

I think so I think that'll be my birthday gift

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:02


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:02

Which I'll be okay with.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:03

Okay, So that's all the news we have for today. Feel free to check out spirit and target and possibly preorder your fall items because we got to have something to look forward to. Actually, I'm gonna go a little off the cuff here. Talk about the community is like really struggling right now with the idea that Halloween is being canceled this year basically. Right. And for us. I know we've explained recently that it's kind of new for us to be fully embracing Halloween the way we have been, cuz for the first time we're like, letting our black and orange flag fly, right. So I just want to say that Halloween can't be taken away from you. It is definitely a state of mind and we are the people that are celebrating it year round now. So It's not canceled, like it's the spirit of Halloween lives no matter what you do,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:05

It lives inside you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:06

Yeah. Like you don't need to go to a bar or to a party. Is it fun? Yes, but if you really love Halloween, dress up, take amazing photos, have like a Halloween photo session at home, set the scenery, turn on your Spotify Halloween playlist, make a few witch's brew drinks, maybe pirates punch.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:28

Maybe even, Oh, pirates punch. I like that. Or maybe even just, you know, I saw I got a notification on Facebook saying that one of my friends is having a viewing party for some movie randomly. Maybe people should do that. Like, talk to a couple of your spooky friends like hey, we're gonna watch you know, Halloween, one, two and three. We're gonna watch party, we're gonna stream it and we were gonna watch it together. So, you know, do something like that. Do something. You know, everybody's embracing the whole online thing and zoom meetings and stuff of that we should do that, too.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:03

Agreed, which I actually don't think that's too far off our plans. I think we should totally move over to our Facebook and pay a little more attention to it and have a watch party. Yeah, that'd be awesome. Maybe you guys can join us. I know. We spend a lot of time on Instagram, but it wouldn't hurt to kind of move over to Facebook a bit and experiment with that. So

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:23

If we watched the movies together, are we talking during the movies kind of like Mystery Science Theater 3000. And we're like getting little commentaries? Because I would love to do that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:34

I'm not sure how it works, to be honest. Okay. I should know how it works. But I haven't experimented with it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:41

Well, we should figure out a way where we can dress up and do commentary and do like a movie viewing. So people could follow along.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:49

I agree, yes. There is something in the works here.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:52

We are going to get down to it and figure it out.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:54

For sure. And if you're interested in you're like hey, we prefer you to stay on Instagram, then reach out and let us know. But yeah, I don't know we're gonna think about it and we don't want you guys to get down on your luck about it either like Be creative like part of blah blah part of Halloween is the magic of Halloween and you can create your own spooky magic. I've said this before so I definitely love Halloween, but I don't think that we are letting the current situation bring us down yet we're gonna make the best of it. We're gonna push forward and create our own spooky fun. On that note.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:36


Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:39

Do you mean preach?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:40

Preach and praise. I was gonna say Praise the Lawd. But then I was like, I don't know if it's,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:48

Tt's preach free.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:49

Well, I wanted to say Praise the Lord. But I was like also thinking about preach. So I just got mixed up.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:58

I'm sorry, guys. I don't know what is going on with me today.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:02

It's it's a goofy episode right now. Yeah,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:04

For sure. We're not being too serious about anything. And actually, I, before we jump in for sure I wanted to share an update about my sleep paralysis. Do you want to tell them?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:21

No, you tell them.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:22

Okay. So for the first time in my entire life, maybe getting this all out has helped me somehow. I had a funny sleep paralysis moment.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:33

Yeah, that was really weird.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:35

It was like, early in the morning. Very same feeling as like, I knew I was asleep. But then I felt like I was awake and it was real. And a very funny situation happened that I'm not going to get into because I'm gonna sound like a weirdo. But I was laughing so hard. And Rudy heard it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:55

Mm hmm. Yeah, cuz you hold out but you woke up and you're just saying Laughing uncontrollably and I was like, what's going on? Are you okay? But you haven't you didn't like answer me right away because you were still asleep. And then you kept on laughing. And then you kind of sat up and then you're and then you're like..

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:14

I sat up!?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:15

You sat up and you explained to me why you were laughing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:18

Oh my gosh. I remember at one point you were like, Are you awake?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:23

Yeah. Yeah, cuz you've never done that before. You've never laughed in your sleep. And then and then like, gone back to sleep. It's that was really it was brand new, and it was really weird.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:35

Yeah, I remember. I was laughing. And I couldn't stop laughing like for a long time. Even now, when I think about the dream. I'm still laughing. But I remember you going like, Are you awake? Because he thought I was. I guess you thought I was in that weird? Yeah, the paralysis mode where I couldn't wake up cuz I was laughing. And then you were like, it's creepier when you laugh than when you scream.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:01

Even Bruce like, I think he jumped up on the on the bed and he just looking at you like what's going on? And I'm just like, I don't know, dude.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:11

I'm sorry, as I mean, everyone knows it's not a secret that I love to laugh, but I don't know that was odd.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:18

Very odd.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:19

I guess I prefer laughing to being terrified, but it was weird because I couldn't snap out of laughing after either. So yeah, that was a quick little crazy update. Now, Rudy's laughing. He tries to control himself when we're recording because I laugh enough for both of us.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:39

Yeah, I know. I have to cut a lot of laughing out of the podcast because you laugh so much.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:45

I can't control it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:47

I know. just like the sleep paralysis. You can't control it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:49

I know. Alright, so I guess we've let this run long enough. Let's get into the nitty gritty

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:58

The nitty gritty

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:01

So we have two fan submissions, and I figured we'd each answer those questions since they were submitted to us. I don't know if they preferred one of us to answer them, so let's hold on to them for them.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:11

I thought we were gonna keep Halloween alive. How are we?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:16

Oh, ay!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:18


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:18

What is wrong with me today. Oh my gosh

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:21

So let me take over. Mandy, how are you keeping Halloween alive? Let me just jump in there. Go ahead.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:29

I have been already breaking out my Halloween music playlist.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:34


Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:35

Yeah, I've been in a very, I guess since we've been celebrating so much. I'm like, whatever. It's September in my mind. So I've been listening to all of my Halloween and fall vibes playlists.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:46

Yeah, I need to add to that too. Mm hmm. What about you? Um, so we Mandy and I recently started watching the strain on FX.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:59

Oh, That's right.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:02

I started it like when it first came out, but I was so busy I wasn't really able to, like get into it. But we started watching it and it's super creepy. It's really gory, but it's it's pretty good.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:15

It is and to be completely honest, that might that may or may not be the reason I'm all over the place right now,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:22

Because we just finished watching an episode and it was really weird.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:24

We were. So I had a poke a bowl

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:28

Poke bowl

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:29

For dinner. And I was already kind of uneasy about the way the fish looked.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:34

Mm hmm.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:34

And then it didn't help that the episode was like, extremely gory.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:39

And then it showed the little little worms.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:41

Yeah, no, that and then when the brains

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:44

Oh, yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:44

Scene came out So my stomach's kind of like all turnt right now. So that's kind of that's why I'm struggling to focus right now. But I am pushing through because I love this podcast, and I love our audience, and we're gonna do it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:01


Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:02

Um, so yeah. I also wanted to add that we kind of like never brought up Buffy again.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:08

That's true. We haven't watched Buffy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:10

I think we couldn't. I think the episodes are too long, to be honest.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:15

And then they have like, two intros, which is always weird. I don't understand the intros.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:22

Yeah, I don't know. I feel like I want to like it so bad, but so far it hasn't. What's the word?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:28

It hasn't stuck?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:29

Yeah, like it hasn't. What's the word? I don't know. Like, caught me. Not caught me. But like..

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:37

Hook you?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:38

Hooke me! There you go. Hook me there. Oh, my gosh, my vocabulary is all off today. I promise. I'm smart.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:44

Because you're using all your brainpower with on your master's degree right now.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:49

Yes, people are gonna be like se's getting her master's degree? Okay, am I good to move on?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:00

I think you're good to move on. That's the only thing that I have been doing to keep the spark alive.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:05


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:05

What's next?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:06

So back to our fan submissions. We received two questions from our Ghoulsters. So I figured we would start and end the first question portion with a fan submission question. So I actually really loved the two questions we received. The first one is what has been your favorite Halloween?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:28

Um, my favorite Halloween was probably the one where we both dressed up as Freddy vs. Jason because I was like the first time we took Halloween, like super serious. And we like we went all out and like, made really good costumes and we just had so much fun and we went to like multiple parties. We wanted to make sure that people saw us in that costume. Yeah, it was like the best because I i've like dressed up with other friends too, but not to the extent that we did. And it was it was amazing.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:05

Yeah, it was fun because that night, we seemed to be kind of like disappointed with the way the resort dance was, yeah. But then it ended up being like an adventure that night because we just like hopped around, trying to find like the right place to be.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:21

And, and, you know, we went out to get dinner and I was thinking about that too. And I just kind of miss being out and I want to, hopefully at some point, maybe next Halloween, we'll be able to go out and stuff and enjoy are costumes and like jumping to place from place to place. You know, I just want to I want to do that. Like it was really fun when we did that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:44

Yeah. Now that all of this has been happening. I've started to realize that we didn't take advantage.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:50

No, we didn't

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:51

Of going out before.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:52


Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:52

And we're definitely not gonna take that for granted anymore.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:55

Exactly. I think it's gonna get crazy. Once things settle down. Everybody's gonna want to go out and stuff.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:00

I know, it's also kinda like scary.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:02

It's also scary too because they might, you know, bring back the the Rona, but we'll see what happens. So what's your favorite Halloween?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:12

So when I saw this question, I actually had to think about it and I felt kind of lame for my answer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:20


Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:21

Last Halloween, I have to say pretty much sums me up as a person. You are working late and I stayed in wearing like my brand new Hocus Pocus sweater. It's like a ugly Christmas sweater but Hocus Pocus style.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:34

I remember.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:35

And I basically just drink red Moscato, ate popcorn, and watch Hocus Pocus with the dogs. But it was the best night ever. Like I spent the night taking selfies with Lolo, our Min pin chihuahua, our Bruce our cattle dog mix the hyper one the puppy that Yeah, he was crazy. Yeah. He like knocked out I have videos of him snoring. So I will definitely be sharing pictures of this. But I don't know, I just I had worked so hard that week for a special project I had at my job and it was just like one of those nights that like, hit the spot. And of course, everyone knows I love my dog. So it was just like a perfect night and we were just waiting for you to get home. I will say I was very disappointed that we didn't have any trick or treaters. But it was still a very nice night and kind of going off of your, you were like a two for one because it was about your favorite costume to write. Last year's family costume was my favorite of all time.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:42

Hmm, I remember that one that was a good one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:44

Usually that it's like the Bride of Frankenstein. Frankenstein one but I started to think about it and I think we're a family now like we're complete with Bruce and Lolo. And so we dressed up as we dressed the dogs up as hot dogs. And then we dressed up as like the waiter and waitress from a diner.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:05

Yeah, we were, um, I think we're like our hops. Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:09

Um, and so we actually celebrated that earlier the week of home like the Sunday.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:15

Yeah. We went to an event, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:18

Yeah, like a big dark, dark. A big dog. Park festival type thing.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:24

Yeah, it was a Halloween. I was like a.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:26


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:26

There we go. The Halloween party for the dogs.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:28

Yeah. So it was really cool. And I just like loved it because it was like a big family theme. And everyone thought our costumes were so creative. And we really like built them out because there wasn't a perfect, like costume set. Yeah, for the car hop thing we wanted to do. So it was really fun. And the dogs looked so cute.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:49

Yeah, we, I think we were we were a fan favorite. The one thing I regretted was we didn't enter the costume contest.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:56

I know.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:57

We should've becase we could've won.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:59

I agree.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:00

There was some pretty good ones, but I think we would have won because we were pretty cute.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:03

I think ours was just unique. Like a lot of people did, like store bought costumes, right? Yeah. There were some very creative ones. But we definitely felt like, man, we should have entered, because everyone was asking to take pictures of us too.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:17

You know, actually, you know, my favorite costume that that day though was?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:22


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:22

There was a dog. And they they put them in this. It was like a wagon. But they had plexiglass around them and they made him into the Pope.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:32

Oh, yeah, that was a pretty good one. That was one of the creative ones for sure. So yeah, that was I think last year was pretty much like one of those years that everything just kind of came together for me. I had like our nice celebration with the dogs and you and then like Halloween night was just like, super chill, but like perfect, hit the spot kinda night and that's who I am.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:56

That is who you are and kind of bled into me And now I'm just like that just stay home. I was always the one that's like, hey, let's go do this and let's go do that. And I'm just like, yeah, it's gonna stay home and watch some movies, eat some pizza. And that's it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:10

Yeah. Okay, so next question. What's your favorite candy to receive when trick or treating?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:18

I'm gonna have to say Snickers because I love Snickers and everything. I love it in my ice cream. I like it when it melts and then you freeze it back up.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:27

I don't even know why I asked this question because I knew that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:30

Well, yeah, you know me. But other candies that I like to there's these I don't know what they're called. But they're like these little wrapped candies, the hem forever. They're cheap candies like you can get they always like in like those big bulk packs that are super cheap. But they're wrapped in like these black and orange wrappers.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:54

The peanut butter ones.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:55


Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:57

I used to like those a lot too.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:58

Those are really good.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:01

Really good.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:01

Really good. And I also like candy corn. A lot of people don't like it. I don't know why

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:11


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:11

I like candy corn

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:12

You like candy corn?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:13

I love candy corn. Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:15

I didn't know that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:16

Well, now you know i just don't really get a lot of candy corn because I know you don't like it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:22

Wait, you don't get it because you?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:27

I don't get it because you don't like it and I'm gonna end up eating all of it and I don't want to eat all of it. Because it's too much candy corn.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:34

I didn't know you liked it though.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:36

I do.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:38

I feel bad now.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:40

You shouldn't it's fine.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:41

Now I'm gonna make you candy corn themed stuff this fall

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:44

That's fine as long as it's not all candy corn. Like don't bombard me with candy corn everything.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:50

No, but like

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:51

You gonna dress up as a candy corn?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:52

I could!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:53

Hey guys

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:54

Make up for all the year I can't believe you like never had a single candy corn in our entire five years together or more who knows anymore?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:03

I do it behind your back in the bathroom.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:06

There goes your bathroom. You get one per episode. You get one bathroom comment per episode. Please clarify to everyone you're not really eating candy in the bathroom.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:15

I don't eat candy in the bathroom.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:18

Okay, that was it. He made his quota. All right.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:24

That's the only those are the candies that I like, every Halloween.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:29

Okay, I feel so guilty that I've been depriving you of candy corn.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:33

That's fine. We'll be fine.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:35

Okay, it's your turn.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:38

Oh, sorry. I just had a sip of coffee. But let's see next question. Oh, here we go. This one's my question. A zombie outbreak happens in the city. What do you do to survive the zombie outbreak?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:55

Pos ask you.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:57

What if I'm not there? What if I'm a zombie. I just got bitten and I just turned?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:03

Well, the first thing I would do is throw whatever I can quickly into the car with the doggos and drive far away from the main part of the city.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:12

There it is. That's a good, that's a good plan. But what do you do after that? I mean, the spread, it starts spreading, and then you're out of the city, and then it's gonna start moving towards other cities like what do you do?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:27

I don't know, start training so that I can fight. I ain't going down without a fight, that's for sure.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:33

So you're gonna have a training montage where you're like lifting up rocks and stuff?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:36


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:37

And chopping down trees

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:38

And you know exactly what songs I'll be listening to.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:42

What is the what's the first song you listened to? Is that that salute song? Yes, that's a terrible song.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:49

So for those of you who are confused, I've recently been working out in the mornings and the only thing that gets me through a workout is like my power jams. And Rudy can't stand the music that it is. It's like Girl Power pop songs.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:05

They're hard to listen to. I'll tell you that much.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:07

So if you ladies need any inspiration. Listen to salute from Little Mix.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:13

The group is called Little Mix?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:15

I think so.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:16

Okay. What's the other one you listen to? A lot.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:20

You like the MIA song.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:22

Yeah, but it's Mia. She's pretty good. Um,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:26

I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:28

Yeah, there's a lot of Taylor Swift in there. What's that one called? Look what You made me do?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:35

Yeah, that's Taylor.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:36

Yeah, that's the one I always hear. Then once in a while I'll hear like a Ariana Grande a song? Um, I'm surprised you're not listening to Evanescence. When you're

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:45

When I'm working out.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:46


Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:46

I'm getting there. Haven't you noticed this week I've been listening to my emo alternatives.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:50

Yeah, that's true I'm gonna come in here and I'm gonna see you with wooden stakes, throwing out a vampire dummy with Evanescence. playing in the background i

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:59

That's how my zombie outbreak training montage will look.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:03

And then the zombies are gonna be like, I'm a zombie. I'm not a vampire. You don't throw steaks at a zombie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:10

I'll be like, how about this and then use a steak through their *beep* brain. Oops! All right. Next question. What's the funniest Halloween memory you have?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:33

So I'm gonna go into my story. Hopefully it's as funny as the last thing we laughed at. So One of the funniest things that happened to me, not to me but happened at a party. When we had a I was living in central El Paso, Texas. And I was living with this guy, one of my friends and we had a Halloween party, and we had a bunch of close friends. But the thing was, everybody invited other friends. So the party got big. And then we had a lot of the party took place outside. So people that were driving by saw that there was a party so people were just stopping by to join the party. So it got just ridiculously big. My roommate got upset. He's like, why do you invite all those people like I don't even know who half of these people are. I think they just people are just stopping by to join the party. And that was the case. We had like a We had so many people there that there was like a trashcan in the middle of everything with ice and people were putting their drinks in there. And it overflowed with drinks. And I was just kind of hanging out there talking to their friends. And then in the corner of my eye I see a couple of guys come in. In they were it was a guy in a gorilla costume. And his friend was a banana. So, you know, they were a group, like, or they were like a couples costume.

So it was a boy and a girl?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:33

No, I think those two guys, but okay, they were just like, their buds and like, Hey, man, let's you be a banana and I'll be a gorilla, be hilarious. So I think so they they walk in, they don't have anything. And I'm just watching them. And they're just kind of like walking around and stuff being kind of shady. And at some point, I lose both of them. And then I see like I was lose track of them. And then I don't know where I see like both of them run like at each other. And I was like, What the hell?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:06

At each other?