Gothtober fun!
October 26, 2019 6:10 PM   Subscribe

"The Gothtober Countdown Calendarâ„¢ is an annual curated time-release autumnal symposium showcasing 31 works by 31 different contributors. Behind each numbered day waits a new Halloween treat for you!" It's like an Advent calendar except it's spoopy and has videos rather than chocolate. Is thirty one videos not enough? Dig into the archive for sixteen past years of Gothtober!

Most videos contain whimsical Halloween-themed sketches. Most videos only have music and sound effects, Some have speech without captioning. Nearly all videos are between 1 and 2 minutes long. I haven't watched them all yet but so far everything has been family-friendly, scariness approximately at the level of the cool house in the neighborhood that gets the really huge spider web in the front yard but they also leave the porch light on.
posted by ardgedee (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
For the cautious clicker, I can confirm this is a friendly cartoon calendar with one little video link per day. The first three are not at all scary... they're under a minute each, and they are:
1. early-60s muzak accompanies autumn postcards with upbeat slogans
2. slightly cryptic stop-motion animation of odd little characters
3. chairs are in a room and time passes
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:47 PM on October 26, 2019

And they have screenshot previews and a brief little writeup on each video on their blog.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:07 PM on October 26, 2019

I'm Gothtober 14th this year!
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 11:37 PM on October 26, 2019 [3 favorites]

I'm so glad to see this getting some recognition! under_petticoat_rule has done a couple of these. He also did "Toxic MasSkeletony" in 2017.
posted by rednikki at 2:29 AM on October 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

MetaFilter: chairs are in a room and time passes
posted by Wolfdog at 5:32 AM on October 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

Good post, btw.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:54 AM on October 27, 2019

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