Of the many social activities that covid has taken from us this year, Halloween is an especially bitter pill to swallow. If you're looking for virus-free thrills from the safety of your couch this weekend, the folks at Filmbot have put together an excellent Halloween movie marathon. The line-up features Wes Craven's classic The Hills Have Eyes (loosely based on the legend of cannibal Sawney Bean), followed by Dario Argento's Deep Red (with awesome soundtrack by Goblin), and wraps up with the creepiest cult movie ever to feature a flying orb, Phantasm. Fantasy artist Skinner gives Svengoolie a run for his money as the host of this triple feature, offering Elvira-worthy skits and one-liners in between shows.
This is why Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Because people really let their creativity go wild like the guy behind this light show, Tom BetGeorge. To be fair, this guy has done many of these light shows and not just for Halloween. And he gets paid to make them for other people.… READ THE REST
According the National Retail Federation, US shoppers will spend $10 billion on Halloween crap this year. A big chunk of that will go into the coffers of Spirit Halloween, operators of more than 1400 pop-up shops in the US and Canada. The Hustle informs me of how little I know about these ubiquitous holiday stores… READ THE REST
This video of the creepiest vintage costumes reveals how Halloween costumes have become much less scary over time. The photographs of the costumes in this video range from the 1800s to the 1950s, and they're all far creepier than anything I see today. Interestingly, there's no gore involved, like so many supposedly scary costumes today.… READ THE REST
We're currently at the forefront of a gaming console revolution. Video games are becoming more advanced, more interactive, more lifelike, and more community-based than ever before. Additionally, the consoles themselves are becoming so much more than just for games. They're designed to be your all-in-one home entertainment unit. Leading the charge into the new generation… READ THE REST
Whether you love to sketch figures now and then or can't do much more than "paint by numbers," there's no denying the therapeutic effect drawing and creating art has on your mind and soul. But if you're looking to take your drawing skills up a few pegs, whether it's for fun or to strengthen your… READ THE REST
Why do some people experience incredible sleep while others suffer? The Allergy Institute has answers, noting that allergies are triggered by nasal congestion. It's harder to breathe when you're congested, which is why many people either wake up frequently or feel as if they aren't fully rested. Eliminating those nasty allergens is an easy way… READ THE REST