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Happy National Pizza Day

10:06 am | Mike Hanttula writes:


Undiscovered Deathly Hallows Easter Egg

10:06 am | Mike Hanttula writes:

I noted this subtle reference to the Deathly Hallows when we first saw FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, but haven’t heard or seen it mentioned anywhere online. So, I made this helpful graphic.

Did anyone else spot this Easter Egg of the Deathly Hallows symbols attached to Newt Scamander’s shed (in the form of various tools)? You can catch this during the scene between Newton Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) while they’re chatting outside of the shed inside of Newt’s magic suitcase.


Crumpkin’s Pumpkins Halloween Special

9:48 am | Mike Hanttula writes:

Crumpkin’s Pumpkins, friend of this site and long-running item in the Phenomethon of Halloween Links, has just kicked off an Indiegogo campaign to fund turning the famous “Crumpkin’s Pumpkins Pumpkin Song” & Crumpkin’s Pumpkins website into a HALLOWEEN SPECIAL for TV. Watch the short video they’ve produced to announce the campaign and then head to their Indiegogo page to lend your support… if you dare!



Halloween Slot Machine Game

10:54 am | Mike Hanttula writes:

There weren’t enough Halloween-themed games popping up this year, so I put together a only-ever-so-slightly-horrifying slot machine. But, BEWARE: unlike regular slot machine games, some of the symbols in this game DRAIN money from your jackpot!

Play now & see if fate is with you!



More B-Movie Titles for YOU

6:46 pm | Mike Hanttula writes:


The B-MOVIE TITLE GENERATOR has been updated with new title possibilities & graphics. The generator can now come up with over 1.4 MILLION title combinations!


Halloween Phenomethon of Links 2016

9:38 am | Mike Hanttula writes:

Hanttula Halloween 2014

It’s back again for 2016! The endlessly-popular Phenomethon of Halloween Links. Visit the PHENOMETHON now and find all manner of GAMES, INSPIRATION and ENTERTAINMENTS for your Halloween enjoyment.


Ready to Monday

2:05 pm | Mike Hanttula writes:

Believe it or not, there are stirrings in Hanttula HQ of *something* new. But, for now, I’ll just leave this VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO for you to watch & absorb:


Thanksgiving Clock 2015

9:36 am | Mike Hanttula writes:

Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING!



Popcorn Garage

12:06 pm | Mike Hanttula writes:

Visit the Popcorn Garage: 66 film references hidden within one visual puzzle. Can YOU find them all?




11:03 am | Mike Hanttula writes:


People keep sending me the pizza lanyard link/story and, while I appreciate ANY & ALL PIZZA-RELATED NEWS across my desk, the lanyard itself has some serious flaws.

In short: I don’t understand the design. There’s no way a slice of pizza could be that close to my mouth without getting consumed. So, there’d always just be an empty, greasy plastic pouch around my neck. What I require is a Pizza TARDIS that can hold a billion billion slices inside and dispense them to me throughout time and space. I recall many’a frightful occasions in my life when I was PIZZA DEFICIENT and only an inter-dimensional pizza deployment device will resolve this issue.

Pizza T.A.R.D.I.S.

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