S2, E10: No Tricks, Just Treats

It's the first Halloween episode...and anything could happen!

Ghoulster 0:01

Welcome to foolish Ghoulsters 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.

The Ghoul Mates 0:17

Trick or treat!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:19

We have been waiting half a year to say this. Ready, Rudy? 1 2 3

The Ghoul Mates 0:27

Happy Halloween Ghoulsters!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:30

We hope this episode finds you feeling spooktacular we have an episode filled with tricks and treats today. So grab some witch's brew, grab a little pumpkin to carve or whatever spooky thing you are up to on this terrifying day. Because first we have

Ghoulster 0:49

Horro Trivia.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:51

What Duffer Brothers TV show takes place in Hawkins, Indiana and features a young boy's disappearance.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:03

Stranger Things?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:04

Stranger Things. Yes.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:06

Oh my gosh. Okay. Let's see. In the movie, Aliens. Why did Ripley not want to bring bishop on the mission?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:19

Because he's an Android?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:21

Dang, it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:22

She doesn't trust Androids.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:23


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:24

That was an easy one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:26

I've never seen Aliens.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:28

They do not entice me. It's pretty. It's scary. It's kind of gross too the aliens look so gross.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:33

Isn't there a bunch of movies?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:36

Yeah, I think there's like maybe six of them. I think

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:41

That's a lot.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:41

There's a lot of them.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:43

But if you guys want us to do it, we will do it. Okay, ready for some haunted housekeeping. Okay, so first things first, I wanted to personally thank each and every one of you who reached out to me after last week's episode, it was not easy for me to record my story. But I'm really glad to hear that so many of you resonated with it and could take something positive from it, another learning and growing experience for me. Okay, On another note, I'm gonna get a little technical with you guys here. So for those of you who don't know, our podcast has transcripts, which means that on our website, and pretty much on the host, the podcasting host website, you can access the entire transcript to the episodes. This is done for multiple reasons. As far as like if people are looking for a Halloween podcast with the things we talked about, they're more likely to find it. And also for people who may have hearing disabilities, they can come back and look at the transcripts for more information. However, these transcripts are very time consuming for our Familiar god bless him, or Sam bless him, we should say on here, it takes him sometimes four hours to fix the transcriptions even though we're paying for a service. So we are hoping in season three to move away from the transcripts and turn them into detailed show notes. But we care a lot about you Ghoulsters. So if there's anyone out there who uses these transcripts or needs them, please reach out to us before the end of the season to let us know so that we can continue to do them. Deal?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:26


Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:26

Okay, do you know more technical stuff, but on Friday the 13th we are having our season two finale wrap party and we made a little boo boo or should I say I because I plan these things. We are not going to be on YouTube live where you're going on Instagram Live because it turns out we need 1000 subscribers to go live on YouTube. Help us! Subscribe. But in the meantime, not to worry. We're keeping the spirit of Halloween alive on Friday the 13th of November at 6:30 Pacific Standard Time that is 1:30 for out UK Ghoulsters in the morning, the night of Friday the 13th on Instagram Live @theghoulmates. And finally, the entire Tales from the Tent Trilogy is now available on YouTube. We have a bonus episode on Tuesday coming out. We actually had a guest join us from the actual Hat Man story on the series to tell us her firsthand experience and reaction to the retelling of her story. We are also sharing some of the behind the scenes madness behind the series. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out the latest episode so you can enjoy all the spooky details from our guest. Oh, okay, that's enough.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 4:47

That's a mouthful.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 4:49

Okay, so I think it goes without saying we have tried putting out a lot of content this spooky season for you guys. And on the down low. We have actually been crazy. a ton more that you haven't seen to keep the spirit of Halloween alive for you all year. So I hate to admit it, but I think it has caught up to us a little bit. We had this grand plan to do a crazy Halloween episode, but things are kind of Cray. So for those of you who know me by now, this is the scariest thing I can do for you this Halloween. For one night only, I am conceding to an off the cuff episode. So beware conversations going off the railsahead.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 5:36

My kinda party.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:39

All jokes aside, I'm super excited about today's show. It's like a Halloween party because we have tons of fun questions our Familiar put together for us a few questions you our listeners asked. And well who knows what other spooky conversations might arise from all this. I think these kind of episodes are where you guys really get to hear more about our actual spooky love story. And of course we have a spooky

Ghoulster 6:04

Fables from our Familiar

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to send you off with.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:05

So exciting.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:08

Yes, I'm sure you're so ready to go off so many rails. Okay, so I was thinking, I'm not gonna lie. I it's been like a pumpkin guts filled couple of months. And now that I'm coming up for air. And I think you are too with Tales from the Tent finally being out. I'm kind of missing our segment about how we're keeping this book alive. And I feel like that was our time to geek out on personal interests that weren't always tied to the show's topic.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:35


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:36

So maybe we should touch that a little bit. Since this is like our free for all episode.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:41

My life is a whole free for all episode.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:46

Well, why don't you tell us about that, Rudy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:51

So my birthday was recently, I'm getting older now. But I still have the heart of a child or a kid. My beautiful wife got me the box set to Friday the 13th. So I'm pretty excited about that. The artwork on the box is like insane. And like it's really detailed. And it kind of tells the story of Jason's whole epic story. So it's just really cool. And I want to kind of do like a little photoshoot with all that stuff, and maybe even talk about it in the future. But yeah, that was that was really cool. I also like we've been like going non stop, like 100 miles an hour. So I didn't haven't really had time to do a lot of things. But I kept on getting texts from like, one of my best friends, Ryan and my brother. Adrian is like, hey, like there's a new update for Call of Duty. When the pandemic started, like, I started gaming a lot more. And someone suggested to meet to play Call of Duty. And recently, they had an update for October and it was like a spooky update. So they had like all these maps that are like Halloween centric. They had all these different skins like I bought the leather face skin. So I'm running around shooting people with my machine gun, but it's just as leatherface. So that was fun. One of the things that was funny is that they have a couple of maps, and one of them had like a zombie mode.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:30


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:30

And that was pretty cool. Because you jump into there. And if you get killed, you come back. But as a zombie, you can continue playing like trying to kill players.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:38

Are you slow?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:39

No, you're one of the fast ones too. And it's weird, because like you're running around as a zombie, but you can also like do like a super jump. It's really crazy. They're not like traditional zombies, but their zombie-esque. But one of the cool things too, was when you're on in the map, it's like a battle royale type of map kind of like Fortnite.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:59

Mm hmm.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:00

And you have to go collect these little crates or stuff from these crates. And some of them have, like booby traps in them. So when you're opening them, they like jumpscare you

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:14


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:14

and I didn't know this, I just knew that it was like a Halloween set of like updates, but I didn't know that these like crates were gonna like scare you. Right? So I think you were asleep and I was playing by myself and I had my headphones on. I opened one of these boxes and it like, you know, yelled at me and like this, like, Ghost comes on the screen and I like scare the crap out of me. It was like, like, I had a table in front of me with my drink and I was knocked it over.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:45

Oh my gosh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:46

But other than that, like those are the kind of like I shared a couple of pictures of all that stuff. But yeah, like everything's kind of getting spooky and stuff and it's been pretty good. good feeling. It's It feels good to like have all that stuff while you're like at home and stuff and enjoy Halloween throughout your whole, like, life, I guess. I don't know where I'm going with this. But yeah, that's what I've been doing to keep the spook alive.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:12

Yeah, I am. So for a little background for you guys, I'm sure you guys know Rudy's been working hard on Tales from the Tent. And so both of us have just been gogogo. Since what June?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:25


Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:27

And my last class finished about a month ago, I'm still working on my thesis. But finishing that class kind of gave me room to breathe and come up for air. And so I've been like, Okay, what is all this spooky stuff I can fit in before I need to, like really cram and work on my thesis. And so it's been interesting, because each of us have had like, more free time lately. But we're each like, we have so many things we want to do, like from our personal interests. We're just like, Okay, you go play Call of Duty. I'm gonna come over here and watch spooky, cute movies.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:01

It's hard for me too cuz there's, there's been a couple of times where I had to stop myself from trying to, like, shoot something or, you know, talk to you about an idea for The Ghoul Mates because, you know, you have to like stop for a little bit.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:14


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:15

Otherwise you're gonna burn yourself out and then you're just not gonna want to do it. And it's not gonna be fun anymore. But yeah, there was a bunch of times where I'm just like, No, you just sit here, watch TV, watch The Office. And like, just turn it off for a little bit tomorrow. You can get back on it. So yeah, but then I ended up watching like, the Halloween episode of The Office or something.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:34


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:34

Halloween centric.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:35

Yes, for sure. So I'm with my free time I have been watching. Oscar got me hooked on Dragula. So for those of you who don't know, Dracula was a YouTube series by the Boulet Brothers. I don't know if it's Boulet or Boulet? Sorry, I think it's Boulet.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:54

I don't know, I'd have to take a look at it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:56

Um, so it started out as this like, total run of the mill is that? Uh, no, that's not the right term. Right. I think I think low budget production.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:06

Yeah, run of the mill, like YouTube series on YouTube, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:10

Yes. It was like a passion project. The way Tales from the Tent is right. So that's what piqued my interest because I told Oscar, like, what are you looking forward to? And he told me, oh, I'm looking forward to the Dragula Resurrection show on Shudder. And I was like, What is that? And so he told me and he was like, don't watch the YouTube series, because it's like, really bad. You need to skip to season three. And he was like, No, like coming from a content creator perspective. I was like, No, I want to go back and see the roots and see how it progressed. Because that could be us one day if you help us. So I tried watching part of the first season on YouTube. And he was right, it didn't go so well for me. So I skipped to season two on Netflix, and I pretty much like disappeared from Rudy's life for like three days. Right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:57

Yeah, pretty much.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:59

He'd be like editing something in one room, and I'd like start an episode or he'd be like, I'm gonna go to the restroom. It'd be like, start another episode.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:07

I would have my headphones on and I could hear like cat fights between the contestants.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:11


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:12

Like, it was weird, because at the beginning, everybody was pretty civil, like in the first episode, and then it got like, progressively more dramatic.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:22


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:23

And like, I'm like, Why are these guys so mad at each other? They just met each other. But I think it's just like the feeling that everybody needs to be the center of attention in the show.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:34

Hmm, that makes sense.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:36

I think that a lot of reality shows are kind of like that. Everybody wants to be the crazy wild one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:40

Yeah. And it's a competition.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:42

Yeah, it is a competition. Yeah, it was. I saw some of it look pretty cool. Like, I like the costumes and the things they were doing as far as like Horror is concerned. It was it was it's a good show.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:55

Yeah. So for those of you who don't know, um, Dragula is a like a drag race, but for Super monsters. So I'm so sorry if I'm getting the terminology wrong. Please let me know. I'm sure Oscar will correct me. But these super monsters are like drag queens, but they have to be scary super monsters. And they get a like a prompt every week, like an assignment. And they'll say like, Oh, this week, you need to create a character from a John Carpenter series. Like that's not correct. But that's an example. And then the lowest performing ones have to complete a spooky challenge. And I don't mean spooky, cute, like terrifying. Like some of them had to get tattoos or get like needles pierced through their skin.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:43

Didn't some get buried too?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:46

Yes some got buried alive. So they put them through some crazy things, but some of the costumes they put together are like, holy Wow, like I wish I had those kinds of skills. So yes, that was my life for a few days. And I'm really glad that I checked it out. I'm waiting till I have a bit more time to get through season three, and then I will watch Resurrection. Oh, what else I've been doing a few other things too, like anytime I get a few minutes, or some time to myself, even just driving I've also been trying to catch up on the Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast 31 Days of Horror, with our girl Tess who was on our Monster Mash episode. She's done some really cool spooky episodes that I wasn't expecting. Like she did all of the Addams Family movies. What else did she do? I really, really enjoyed the Monster Hunter episode. It was just a coincidence that that was the one we talked about on our last show. But I just loved the whole, like feminist take on that one. So I don't know, I've just been squeezing in so many things. And on that note, I kind of wanted to also bring up that I think you guys are gonna start to see a little bit more of our personal interests showing up in our content. I know a lot of you guys love our relationship. But our relationship isn't just the things we share in common, like the things we talk about on our episodes, but it's also things that we each love, like, I love Gilmore Girls, and Rudy doesn't pretty loves Call of Duty and I don't. So we each really want to start creating our own little passion projects for this major passion project of The Ghoul Mates. And so I'm hoping that you guys will be along for that ride, because we really, really want to start sharing some of our more personal interests with you guys.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:41

Yeah, I mean, a lot of people don't know this, but I like to put my fingers in between my toes. It's very comforting. I know there's like, I've seen pictures of people do it. And those are my people. So maybe I'll share something like that. One of the days. I'm kind of a weirdo.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:01

I thought you were gonna make up something like put my fingers between sockets or something spooky, but he went like a real direction.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:09

Well when I did it. It was spooky for you. Because you're like, what are you doing? as like, this is comforting to me.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:15

I cannot believe we're about to talk about this, but I didn't say off the cuff. Okay. He's not describing this accurately. Like when you CUSP your two hands with your fingers between each other.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:27

Like when you pray, you put your hands together?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:29

No, no, like you put your hands together. But then you like grab, grasp your hands together. He does that with his foot and his hand like his fingers fit between his toes. And that in itself is spooky? Because I have tried to do it and I cannot stretch my toes out like that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:50

She showed me how much he loved me one time though by grabbing my foot. So we held hands with my foot.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:56

Oh my gosh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:57

It was awesome.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:59

And that's the end of our off the cuff series today. Okay, but you're okay, again, you're trying to what's the word? Deflect?

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Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:12


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:13

Deflect, what?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:14

Um, or not deflect? But diverge? Oh, um, you're like, you know, you have been like crazy with all of this equipment you've been getting and you're like, excited to vlog for the first time.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:26

Yeah, I mean, I like stuff. That's not exactly spooky. So I kind of want to explore a different world out there.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 18:34

The nerdy world

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:36

The nerdy world. I have a lot of weird stuff in my head that I want to kind of get out of like, for example, do we live in a simulation? I wouldn't mind exploring that.

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Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:52

Or, you know, which is the best Back to the Future. For me, it's a toss up like I love all three of them.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:00

I would love to see you create that video, because I know how much you love it. So I'm excited to see like where that idea goes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:08

Yeah, sometimes, depending on the mood. Sometimes it's part three. Sometimes it's part two, sometimes it's part one, but they're all good. They're there. They're my children and I love them equally.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:20

Like your children.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:22

So yeah, that's I'm looking forward to talking about other things too. Besides spooky stuff. I'm like, exhausted from being scared all the time.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:33

I know.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:33

Tales from the Tent put me through the wringer. Because I knew I wasn't the right track when I was creating, like the look of the I guess monsters when they would freak me out. I'm like, okay, that's freaking me out. I think this will work.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:49

Yeah. Yeah, I will talk more about that on Tuesday because I have like some stuff I want to add to that. Okay, we're gonna hold on to that. Um, but yeah, okay. Is there anything other Halloween updates you want to bring up before we move on to these questions?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 20:06

So I, I do some editing for, for a news program. And they did a story about this, I think it was the Mayo Clinic and they were talking about, you know, Halloween and like the whole virus thing. And I just want to let people know, like, if you're going to celebrate Halloween, you know, just be careful. Like, I know, we are all missing Halloween, but we should, you know, be careful and work. And you know, when we come back next year, we're gonna have an even better Halloween. So, you know, take precautions, still have fun, you know, maybe do something at home watch Tales from the Tent and scare yourself and it's gonna be okay, we're all in this together. But you know, keep it safe, be safe.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 20:51

You know, on that note, I don't want to get so serious so soon. But on that note, I also want to say that I have been seeing a lot of you already talking about the post Halloween blues. And you guys are like sad before Halloween is even here. Don't do this to yourselves. Like enjoy the holiday embrace quarantine, Halloween, carve pumpkins, big spooky goodies, watch scary movies. And I promise that we are going to do our absolute best to bring you guys the spirit of Halloween all year like trust us. We have been working so hard around the clock to make sure we have content for you guys like year round. So I hope you're ready.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:34

Through pop culture and nostalgia.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:36

Yeah. Oh, there he is. He finally said it. Okay, so should we move on to questions?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:43

Let's move on to questions.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 21:46

All right. First question is from our Ghoulster Rebecca, aka dirtyghoul. She asked Do you have any Halloween traditions?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 21:59

Do you want to take this one? You want me to take this one?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:02

Oh, do we have traditions you and I?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:06

Like us as a couple or just in general?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:11

I guess things we still do would be traditions, right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:14

Yeah, I guess I mean, one tradition that I still have is that I I dress up for work. Oh yeah. Like I'm going to dress up on Friday, probably. I'm usually when I go to work, nobody presses up. But I still do it anyway. And I always give out candy. And I kind of am continuing the tradition that my dad kind of kicked off because he's always he's, he Well, he's not at work right now. But if he was at work, he probably dress up and give out candies and stuff. Trying to get everybody hyped about Halloween because he loves Halloween and I love Halloween. So yeah, that's I'm probably one of the traditions that I have left is dressing up for Halloween at work.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:59

Yeah, I agree. I remember one year you told me I wouldn't wear my hotdog costume to work and I was like, no one's even gonna dress up. And you were like, that's the point. That's about it. I was like, okay, that's my boo.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:13

It was funny because with that costume. Um, I had like, like a cut off shirt. And then I wore really short shorts. So it looked like I was naked.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:24

I didn't take that to work. Did you go to work like that?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:28

I Yeah, I did.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:29

I thought your jeans.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:30

No, I didn't wear jeans I took them off.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:32

You lied to me. That's terrible. You could have gotten fired that day.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:38

No, I couldnt've be like, Look, I got shorts on.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:41

Oh my god, you would have been like, let me take my wiener off. Alright, um, let's see traditions. Do we have any traditions as a couple? Before we do that, I will say I do have one tradition that I also keep, which is my mom's cooking on Halloween. I think I've said this before, but I cannot have not have hot dogs and Frito pie on Halloween. She also used to make spaghetti which I also tried to keep a tradition

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:16


Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:16

But if that's not possible, then I always make sure we have hot dogs and Frito pie on Halloween.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:22

Right. Yeah, I saw you he brought some marinara sauce.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:26

I know but I didn't find the meatballs.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:29

Okay, I can't make some meatballs.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:31

Well, then the contest. Well, then the

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:34

old tradition continues

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:36

that tradition continues My goodness. And

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:38

you know what? The funny thing is? I love spaghetti meatballs.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:42

And I don't.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:43

And she doesn't so I'm like looking forward to this.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:47

the one night I will gladly eat them.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:49

who doesn't like noodles with sauce?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:52

I don't like marinara.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:54

Well, I mean noodles in general, though. noodles are delicious.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:57

I don't think I've ever met anyone who loves noodles as much as you.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:01

She doesn't even like mac and cheese, which is

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:06

Nudy Rudy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:07

Nudy Rudy? I was nudey Rudy under that costume.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:11

Oh my gosh, stop it. You're embarrasing me. Okay, and we do have I did ask our Familiar the questions we receive because he is a very much big part of our TGM team. So for this question he said, usually my actual Halloween nights are very calm and don't really have Halloween night traditions. I just go out to dinner or watch a movie. the weeks leading up to Halloween weekend are the most fun. I always sew my costume attend a gay Halloween party in Weho or more recently, I have been going to the Dragula party. OMG jealous Oscar. He also goes to Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland. And he goes to haunts like, Knott's scary farm and Queen Mary.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:05

Jeez, that's a lot of stuff.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:07

I know. He's a spooky ghoul. And then we got a question from Tess over at OCD. And she asked why are you guys so awesome?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:20

I don't know. I just, I'm just awesome.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:23

We ask you Tess. Why are you so awesome?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:25

Whoa, I didn't say that. I'm saying that. I'm awesome. I'm not jumping on that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:31

She's okay. I think you're just jealous because she didn't ask you on her podcast.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:36

I was very hurt. That I wasn't asked to be part of the podcast.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:42

We haven't even said what it is. Oops.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:47

I'm gonna bleep that part out. But I have so much to say about that. And I wasn't invited.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:55

We'll have to have a episode on here. All right, I guess it's time for us to move on to the Would you rather questions that our Familiar put together for us. So I don't know how to do this. Should we do like a whole set each of us and then go back to the other person for it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:20

Now we can jump around.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:21

Oh, okay. So the first half of it looks like it's Halloween centric. And then there's a horror centric one.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:32

Oh, you mean you want to do one section and then go to the next one.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:35

Yeah, but like, see off the cuff here. Should you do a whole set? Yeah, I'll do take turns each question

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:43

We'll do

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:44

A whole set.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:45

A whole set Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:45

Okay. I'll ask you first, then. Okay, would you rather live in Salem, Massachusetts, or Roswell, New Mexico?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:58

Well, um, I've lived in the desert my whole life. So I would not live in Roswell, New Mexico. And I don't like the Patriots. But I do like the cold weather. So it's, I would live in Salem, Massachusetts.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:16

You answered that like a beauty pageant queen. I love

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:20


Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:20

How you gave a a response for it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:23

Well on but I thought that's what we're supposed to do.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:27

No, it was cute.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:28

Wouldn't it be boring? Salem, Massachusetts.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:31

Yes, you're right. Okay, so you have set the standard. Now I have explain my answers.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:34

That's the way that's the way it's gonna

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:36

go. Okay. Would you rather be chased by zombies or by werewolves?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:42

What kind of zombies?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:45

What kind of zombies spook you the most?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:48

The ones that can run?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:49

Okay, so would you rather be chased by running zombies or werewolves?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:55

I don't know. If I kind of wish that. It would be. I would think maybe werewolves only because if I lived through it, I'll become a werewolf. And I would love to be a werewolf.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:10

That was gonna be my answer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:13

So I would say werewolves.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:16

Okay. Oh, I love this one. Would you rather have your sleep over crashed by Voldemort or by Darth Vader?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:25

Hmm. I would say Darth Vader um because he's cool. He's cooler than Voldemort Voldemort kind of weird. It's like what's up with that nose? Is it like it's just like a flat face and then these two little little holes I don't get his I don't get his his look. At least Vader gets like covers his face with a helmet. Sorry,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:56

His burnt face.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:57

His burnt old face.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:59

It's burnt right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:00

Yeah, he's all burnt.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:01

Okay. Why are you pronouncing everything? Oh, weird burn it up. Okay. Would you rather have all your pumpkins smashed or get your house egged?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:12

Ooh, I would say, pumpkin smashed because I've had my truck egged and it was not fun cleaning that mess.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:20

What did you do to get your truck egged?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:22

Um, I Okay, so this is my theory, I think what happened was, um, so I was in a fraternity in college. And I was the rush chair at the at that time. So I was kind of a mean, one of the main persons that was handling all the new pledges. And we ended up kind of like, playfully hazing them. And they kind of banded together and retaliated and I think they egged my truck. But the funny part is, my actual brother my blood brother was part of that class. I'm pretty sure he egg my truck.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:05

Oh my gosh, but it was good. Did they get in trouble for doing that if they were pledging?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:12

No, I was all in good fun. I kind of like, made a big deal out of it. But I didn't. I was just like, okay, and I just cleaned it. I mean, it was hard to clean, but I they banded together. And that was the whole point of, you know, getting haze is to stick together and like, you know, do things together. So, I guess.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:33

Alright, um, let's see what else it's, I feel like we're gonna have the same answers on all of these. Okay? Would you rather visit a haunted trail or haunt people on a trail?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:48

Oh, definitely harm people on trail. Like, even if I wasn't a ghost, and I live next to a trail I'd be like, messing with people the whole time. Yeah, like putting sticks in the middle of the trails for people to run over them and fall.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:06

I mean, after what I've been through.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:09

I was thinking as soon as it came out of my mouth, I knew it was wrong

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:13

Oh my gosh. Okay, would you rather create a monster like Frankenstein or be or become a monster like Dr. Jekyll?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:23

Well, you know me. And I've had my Dr. Jekyll moments, but I would rather create a monster. And I would create that monster monster. Monster cheese. Like, I would create this monster to be a version of me. That could do all the editing that I don't like to do.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:47

Oh my gosh.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:49

But yeah, I would create a monster.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:51

But what if you can't make it beat like do advanced things like that?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:56

Then I would make a tiny baby version of you so I can hold you around.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:03

A little spooky me?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:05


Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:05

That's funny. Okay, would you rather eat a live cockroach or play a game of Ouija.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:15

Um that's a good one. I don't know. I don't want to do either of us. I would say I guess play Ouija because I supposedly don't believe in ghosts. So play Ouija.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 33:37

You're starrting to sound less confident in that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:39

Yeah, my. I'm at like 70%. Now at the beginning of this whole thing I was at 100% ghosts don't exist. But that's slowly chipping away every time I do something with The Ghoul Mates. So I think that my beauty pageant answers kind of ate up a lot of time. So I think what we should do is I'll ask you some horror questions. What about that? What do you think about that?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:04

That works for me. Okay.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:08

What is your ideal date? I'm just kidding. Okay. Would you rather v wait? I was reading my questions. Okay. Stay at the Bates Motel. or stay at the Overlook Hotel.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:26

Oh, overlook for sure.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:28

And why that?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:29

Okay. Honestly, I think all my answers are gonna be based on like, which movie i think is cooler. Okay. Because a if it's not a supernatural movie, then I'm gonna think it's cool.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:40

Right? Okay.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:41

So we'll see if my theory is correct of how my answers are gonna go.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 34:45

Your theory. Okay. Would you rather spend your summer at Camp Crystal Lake or swim at Amity Island.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:56

That's a tough one. Because I used to not fear Jason, but because of you. I understand. However, I think I'm gonna go with camp Crystal Lake because I don't think that I could out swim jaws but I could possibly either fight Jason or run from him.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:15

He does run a couple of times. Remember? Did he run some of the movie?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:19

I think he runs in the newest one.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:22

Yeah, that's right. He's all quick like a fat zombie.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:26

Yeah, but I could I could take him

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:29

take one girl chopped his mom's head off. So

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:32

yeah, we'll take him definitely would not go down without a fight.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:38

Okay, would you rather visit the house in Blair Witch or visit cabin in the woods?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:46

Oh, man, I haven't seen Blair Witch. But I love cabin in the woods. So sign me up for that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:54

I'm gonna give you a little treat. I have never seen The Blair Witch Project.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:02

You haven't seen it either?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:03

I haven't seen it. Only because it always like scared the crap out of me

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:08


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:09

Well, because of the way it's put together.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:12


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:13

It scares me. So I think we should watch that together.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:16


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:17

I think that'd be really cool. And do like a, a review on it. I heard that there's a second one. And I heard it's pretty lame. But it's also it doesn't it's not the same formula either. So I'm just like, Okay.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:30

I remember it was like a huge deal when it first came out the way they promoted it

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:34

The Blair Witch? Yeah, it was I remember when it first came out and the way they the campaign like it was like a like it was one of those found footage movies.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:44


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:45

And it was kind of like one of the first ones and then after that everybody started doing found footage movies.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:52

Okay, hear me out. I think we need to do either an episode or a video about horror movie campaigns like that, like that one. And Cloverfield had an amazing campaign too.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:02

Cloverfield campaign is kind of ongoing too, because there's like, all these websites that have let the has like the Cloverfield universe.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:02


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:12

There's also another found footage, horror movie that I kind of want to see. And it's called the Pough- Poughkeepsie Tapes. And it's like, it's about the serial killer that documents his whole like, reign of terror and the police find it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:28


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:28

Supposed to be a documentary about all the killings and stuff. It looks really messed up. So yeah, found footage stuff. Spooky.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:35

I love it because it's spooky and it's marketing, so I'm gonna make it happen.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:40

Okay, sneak into the Addams Family mansion, or sneak into the Munsters mansion. Oh, or the Haunted Mansion. Curveball.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:54

They're unrelated.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:56

Well, if the haunted mansion was real,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:59

okay, I think I'm gonna still go with Addams Family mansion on that one. Because it's so like iconic. She's sneaky and she's spooky. She'll get into the mansion.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:15

I remember when the Addams Family movie came out. I did love the mansion though. Because it had like all these trapdoors and stuff. So that made it pretty cool. Like when was the brother's name? Um, fester comes back?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:31


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:32

And he's trying to look for that. Yeah, funny stuff when he had to go through all those like mazes. And so yeah, that was pretty awesome that all right. Would you rather be chased by Ghosts Face in real life? Or chased in your dreams by Freddy Krueger?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 38:50

Oh, Ghost Face for sure. I don't do dreams. Remember? I have real nightmares. I will not take that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 38:59

I'm not a huge fan of Ghostface I've never been a huge fan.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:02

I like him because he's not scary.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:04

Yeah, he isn't scary. We got my mic just scared me. Okay, would you have. like my screen is super bright and it's dark in here. So I hit my nose and it scared me. Okay. Would you rather have dinner with Leather Face or Hannibal Lecter?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:34

Leather face? Did I tell this story already about how I used to dream that I was his like person that would calm him down?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:41

Yes, like the hulk right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:44

Yes. I think it's in our Halloween stories episode on season one. If you guys are listening and haven't heard it, because that's a treat. I'm a little weirdo.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:54

Okay, what's the next one? Would you rather own the Annabel doll or a Chucky doll?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:00

Chucky for sure Annabel is creepy.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:04

I wouldn't want to have a Chucky doll too, because he just wants to protect his owner too.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:09


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:10

He's kind of like a dog.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:12

Like Lolo.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:14

So somebody is messing with you. He'll find out and he'll just kill that person.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:20

You don't mess around boo.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:21

You doon't mess around with Chucky. Okay. Would you rather move into the Amityville Horror house? Or the American Horror Story house?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:33

Oh, okay. Well, we're currently watching American Horror Story for our bonus episodes. And, well, yeah, I think I'm gonna go with American Horror Story. It's pretty cool. I don't know what happens yet. So nobody reached out with spoilers. But

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:51

yeah, that's what you got to move in. Yeah, you have to move in.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:55

They're both creepy. Okay, I'm gonna stick with my answer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:00

Okay, I think that's the end of our would you rather questions.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:05

Okay, I think we have two more quotation fan submissions. I'm Ready to Retro sent in a question our buddies over at the Ready to Retro podcast. They said Where's your favorite place to go for discount Halloween decorations?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:25

Discount? Like-

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:28

Like clearance?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:29

Like after Halloween? Oh. Where do you like?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:32

Okay, so are Familiar answered this one, too. And he said, Michaels, because there are miniature Halloween Town stuff gets so cheap.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:41

I know we're going after Halloween.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:44

And then my recommendation would be Target, be cut. But there's a little tricky trick to it. Because and this is with all of their seasonal items. The day after they'll start like at 75% off. No, no, no, no, sorry, opposite 25% off. And then they'll like wait a couple days, and then they'll bring it up to 50%. And then it gets to 75%. But it's a gamble.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:08

Because all good stuff might be gone.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:10

Yes. So take that as you will. And then or I could get like really stingy and say like, Well, you could buy the stuff. And then return it the day it goes on 75. I haven't done that. But I'm kind of surprised. I haven't.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:28

How would that work, though? You would buy it and then return it? And then buy it back from them?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:33

Yeah, right there at the counter. I mean, depending on who you get, oh, you could try that. I used to work at Old Navy. And like, depending what cashier you got, like some of us were really cool. And what do you saw it like that? Like there are people. And by that, I mean, I have done it since I learned. But like at Old Navy, if you buy something one day, and the next day it goes on sale. You can take the receipt and they'll credit you back the sale price.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:59

I remember that. I remember that happening to us a couple of times Old Navy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:02

Yeah. So I don't know. But I mean, it's worth a try if you're really trying to get a big spook for your buck. Oh, and I'll also say, I have actually never gone to Spirit after Halloween. This might be my first year. But we were out there, not even a week ago. And they already had sale signs up for like their actual decor.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:27

Yeah, that's right.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:27

So they might have some big sales. We'll have to check it out. Okay, and our last question is from our Ghoulster Sierra, and she asked, What are your thoughts on trick or treating as one gets older?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 43:42

Um, I mean, it's hard to because like, people when you when people are handing out candy, they're expecting kids. So be weird if an adult came up to your door. And ask for candies. Maybe we should just have a kid just for that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:58

I know I've thought about that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:00

A kid for the Halloween. And we'll put them in the in the box with the other Halloween decorations once we don't need him or her.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:07

oh my gosh, that's terrible.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:11

But I mean, I guess like when you get older and you go to parties and stuff, you know, it's still kind of like trick or treating because you get snacks and drinks and stuff and you're dressed up and having a good time. So it kind of doesn't really leave unless you wanted to leave.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:28

I you know, I kind of disagree on that. And I wish that it was socially acceptable for adults to go trick or treating.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:35


Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:36

I feel like what does it matter how old the person is asking for candy is if Hey, if someone puts on a costume for Halloween and knocks on our door then I will be like two for you Glen Coco.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:51

You go Glen Coco.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:52

Two for you spooky Coco. You go spooky Coco because I don't know Just like, why is it just kids that get candy? I don't understand that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:05

I don't know. I have no idea. I just had a brilliant idea, but I'm not gonna say it on air.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:13

I feel like I know what you're thinking. Okay, and then our Familiar response was I'm over 30 and still go Trick or Treatoing at Mickey's Halloween party lol. I want to go trick or treating at Mickey's Halloween party.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:29

Me too.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:31

All right, so this Halloween episode was a mixture of a ton of topics. We weren't sure what to do our

Ghoulster 45:41

Fables from our Familiar.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:43

on, but you'll hear more about this on Tuesday's bonus episode. But there were a few stories that didn't make it on to Tales from the Tent. So I decided to pull one of the ones I thought was really spooky that didn't make it into the video series. So this

Ghoulster 46:00

Fables from our Familiar.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 46:02

Is called the urban legend El Silbon. This urban legend originated in Valenzuela, and starts with a spoiled little boy. The boy lived with his parents and his grandfather, his parents gave him anything he asked for. So one day the boy really wanted deer for dinner, his father agreed and went out to hunt for a deer. Unfortunately, after hours of searching, the father returned empty handed. This angered the boy and he took his father's hunting knife and murdered his father. Depending on where you hear the story, some version say that he cut his father's organs and had his mother cook them for dinner. After the mother found out the origins belong to the boy's father, the family curse the son, his grandfather tied him up to a tree and whipped him until he bled. The grandfather then rub the lemon and hot peppers on the wound as punishment. When he let the boy free he gave him a sack filled with his father's remains and ordered his dog to chase him in the woods. As the boy ran crying his father's remains. As the boy ran carrying his father's remains, his grandfather cursed him chanting. "Eso no se le hace a su padre...Maldito eres, pa´ toa´ la vida!" This meant you should not have done that to your father, you will be damned for the rest of your life. As the dog's chased him, the boy whistled in a very distinct manner. Following the traditional musical scale of do re mi fa so lo ti do until the dogs finally caught up to him. The boy or now El Silbon is said to wonder the land at night killing anyone he comes across. He is viewed as the Grim Reaper in some cultures. If he catches anyone wandering in the night, he stalks them from afar and tricks you to run towards him. When you hear his whistling very close, you are actually far from him. hearing his whistle from a distance means he is very close. He wears a big old farming hat. He is extremely tall and very skinny. He carries a large sack filled with his father's bones that can be heard clicking against each other as he hunts you down.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 48:17

What's with all the stories and hats?