Halloween

Halloween-Themed Movies, Ranked

By

Spookiness abounds during the Halloween season, and our horror Blu-rays are getting a real workout this month. Hollywood’s take on the creepy season has been mixed, but there are plenty of fun Halloween-inspired tales to watch this holiday. We’ve ranked some of the best for your viewing pleasure. With just two more weeks left until Halloween, watch a new one each day leading up to October 31.
…Read More

25 Kids in Awesome Literary Costumes

By

I don’t know about you, but every year on Halloween, my favorite costumes seem to fall into two categories: literary costumes, and whatever costumes little kids are wearing (because awwww). So show me a kid wearing a literary costume and I’ll be the happiest girl on earth. Here you’ll find, 25 kids who are rocking bookish costumes, from Edgar Allan Poe to Tintin to, er, Christian Grey.
…Read More

Our Favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2014

By

They can hide behind publicists and stylists to invent a compelling persona, but the true test of celebrity creativity, individuality, and personality is the Halloween costume. After a long night of sugary, boozy celebrations, we perused the Internet to see how our pop culture favorites made out during this year’s spooky season. See who channeled the fashion world, wore wings, went meta, and made us scratch our heads, below. We’ll be adding to the list as more pics come to light on this post-Halloween morn.
…Read More

Happy Halloween! J.K. Rowling Wrote a New Thing: Links You Need to See

By

There are two things you, internet dweller, should know about today — unless you live exclusively on a series of Wiki sites. First, it’s Halloween, dummy! (Okay, if you’re outside of the U.S., you’re excused.) But, still, it’s Halloween! Look at this photo of a dog dressed up like Ira Glass. (He’s ready to bark and bark and bark until he’s a master barker, guys!) Also, check out this whole list of costumes that Vox uses to explain the news:
…Read More

7 Totally Lame Movie Sequel Plot Twists

By

Entertainment Weekly’s big new cover story on the upcoming Terminator: Genisys (yes, that’s actually spelling it, this is not a gag) has got fans of the series plenty riled up — and for good reason. It seems that the geniuses behind the flick have gone and screwed up the story’s mythology in a pretty major way, creating an epic “ret-con”/continuity issue that would be shocking, were it not so common among sequels to beloved movies. You’ll find the spoiler after the jump, along with a few other examples of sequels that asked us to swallow some pretty strange reveals.
…Read More

50 Visually Stunning Horror Movies for Twisted Aesthetes

By

Lumbering weirdos in hockey masks and pizza-faced serial killers have their place in the world of horror, but body-count movies can quickly wear out their welcome if you aren’t a slasher-film lover. Sometimes the greatest menace is something we can really get lost in, visually — like the atmospheric halls of a haunted house and the unexplained dangers lurking in the dark. In celebration of those films that lure us closer with their breathtaking set designs, rich palettes, and captivating images, here is a visual chronicle of horror cinema’s most stunning …Read More

13 Spooky Vintage Board Games

By

The verdict is in: films about possessed board games sell a lot of movie tickets. The Michael Bay-produced horror movie Ouija, about a group of friends who confront a dark supernatural force after playing with an ancient spirit board, topped the box office this weekend. As anyone who has frequented slumber parties or had a lonely high school goth existence knows, the Hasbro game — which uses a plastic planchette to spell out messages from the afterlife — has scared curious players since it was first introduced in 1890. In the spirit of all things spooky and vintage, here are other horror-themed board games to satisfy your inner Halloween geek.
…Read More