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Awesome Stuff My Parents Left for the Trash Collection: I Vant to Bite Your Finger

I Vant To Bite Your Finger

I love my parents, I really do … But you CANNOT trust them around collectibles and cool stuff! When I was in my early 20s I moved to the London area for about 18 months. It was a very spur of the moment thing, I decided to do it almost overnight … so my bedroom and all of its contents were left exactly as they had always been. I simply didn’t have time to pack. I neatly stripped my bed, got everything clean and tidy and assumed they would preserve it as a little shrine, a place to visit and think of me on my grand adventure in the big city.


I was probably still on the train heading out of Devon when my dear old Mum decided it would be a perfect opportunity to ‘thin out’ my collection of childhood toys, games and awesome stuff … most of it linked to horror in some way.

In these short articles I’m going to pay tribute to the items I lost forever. Of course they could be replaced by spending a fortune on ebay but they would never be the same. NEVER!!

Today I remember an item that was single-handedly responsible for making me obsessed with Dracula for 2-3 years during my childhood, ‘I Vant to Bite Your Finger’!

As a game it was rubbish. The board was tiny and uninteresting with very little to do. But NONE of that mattered, because at the end of the board was a huge plastic Dracula holding his cape up to his face and just looking awesome! Every time you had a turn you would move the clock beneath him waiting to see if he would throw open his cloak with a strange mechanical ‘groan’. If he did you would have to put your finger in his mouth and press his head, sometimes he would bite you leaving two red felt-tip marker dots on your skin, sometimes he would spare you … It was all very tense and really rather wonderful.

I don’t think I actually played it properly all that much. I just displayed Drac’ and kept everything in perfect condition… and talked to him sometimes … and would occasionally put my fingers in his mouth. Just for fun …

Now he’s gone forever. I VANT it Back!!

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