Halloween finds a way…
To me, humor and horror are just two sides of the same emotion, so the best “horror” movies have to have a healthy dose of funny. Those that are just scary without moments of release feel empty, hence why modern gore-filled torture porn are mostly garbage… Here’s my personal top Halloweeny movies (since if I said “horror” people would get mad):
9. The Frighteners
8. Little Shop of Horrors
7. Cabin in the Woods
6. Evil Dead 2
4. American Werewolf in London
3. The Shining
note: Nightmare before Christmas and Gremlins are Christmas movies in my family.
Walking out of Maker tonight, I wished Annie “Happy Mischief Night!” and was greeted with confusion. Apparently in the area of California she grew up in nothing like that exists?
In the area of New Jersey where I grew up the night before Halloween was called “Cabbage Night”, but when I went to college I learned in other towns it was mostly called “Mischief Night” or Gate Night.
Is this just a Northeast thing? New Jersey?
In this new special episode of Laughing Historically, we are joined by special guest Maven of the Eventide to tell the tragic story of Bram Stoker and how he created Dracula from shady gypsy tales and historic party-animal Vlad The Impaler.
It may be a little Halloweeny as we intended to release it weeks ago, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy taking my internet and power away, here it is. Its still fresh, I swear!
My favorite picture of Zara and my Ghostbusters II costumes!
Full post about how I made the glowy Proton Pack with lots of pictures here. Posted it later last night, so I don’t know how many actually saw it…
This year for Halloween, Zara and I decided to do Ghostbusters II, which gave me the perfect excuse to finally build a proton pack and googles. Built over about four days on and off out of mostly dollar store items and foam core, I think I finally out did myself in Halloween costume construction. The internet pulled through with countless plans and tips, but I’m pretty proud of figuring out how to make the “cyclotron”(red lights) “power cell” (blue light), and neutona wand (gun) all glow/flash. The internet also taught me that many things have names.
Walking around in the hordes last night was also a blast. I have never been yelled at more in my life. Some of the best moments:
And people doubt the popularity for a third movie…
- Geek Crash Course - it’s Horror Month!
- Onion Talks - The Onion spoofs TED talks!
- Office Batman - need we say more?
Plus news you can use about Daily Candy and Wolf Blitzer. We also herald the return of the “What’s in Your Bag?” segment!
ITS ALIVE! ALIVE!I I dare you all to play “spot the reference.” I think I packed nods to horror movies in every spot possible…The Blip Blog
I don’t know if @blip’s new hire is going to work out. (My current view) #batman (Taken with Instagram)
It says volumes that the first thing I thought when seeing this ad was:
"the Proton-Pack is upside down!!!!"
The thing I realized this morning is that commuting into work in NYC dressed as the 11th Doctor, I could just as easily be just any massive hipster going to work in a bow tie, tweed jacket, rolled jeans. Full/better pics coming soon.
This Halloween, be sure to check out the spookiest episodes of Laughing Historically…
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