BOO! It's October 31! I hope your entire day is filled with all of the unexpected thrills and magic of the season. On Halloween, life takes on a different tone. You spot a plastic skull in a window, a fake spider web tangled around a shrub, a little dish of mini Snickers on someone's desk. You … Continue reading Happy Halloween!!!
Please allow me to unabashedly fangirl for a moment here. I know you all can relate to what I'm about to say. I'd like to devote a few appreciative words in praise of the King of Halloween, Pumpkinrot. I wish I could remember what first led me to his blog, way back around ten years … Continue reading The Pumpkin That Never Rots
We attended the annual Halloween Extravaganza at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Harlem, NYC, last night. I've written about it before: For one night in late October, the huge gothic church, which takes up an entire city block and has a nave tall enough to fit the Statue of Liberty, opens its … Continue reading Absolutely Divine
As in many previous years, I've created a playlist of creepy Halloween songs for your listening pleasure. Just click this YouTube link, crank up your speakers, and hit "play all." The songs were chosen for their audio, not their videos, so no need to watch anything as you listen. Though I highly recommend viewing the video … Continue reading Terrifying Tunes
Last November, the Center, a famous Hong Kong skyscraper used as a backdrop for the Dark Knight, was sold to a firm in cahoots with China's Communist Party for $5.15 billion. It was largest real-estate deal ever. The Hong Kong tourism site says the building is 80 stories high, but it's actually only 73 stories … Continue reading Quadrophobia
There have been so many outstanding original songs written for horror film soundtracks over the years (just think of the Exorcist theme or the Sleepy Hollow score). But sometimes scary movies use radio songs to create an interesting juxtaposition between fiction and reality, and to great effect. Here are a few of my favorite examples. … Continue reading Hip to Be … Scared?
Amount of money the average American will spend on Halloween this year: $185.50 Amount of money he or she will spend on Halloween candy in the month of October: $61.80 Amount of money he or she will spend on broccoli in an average month: $1.07 Total number of minutes in the film Beetlejuice: 92 Total number … Continue reading Halloween by the Numbers