What defines a Halloween movie? Must it ooze haunts and candy from every frame? Or will a casual reference or pumpkin suffice? Well, how about something in the weird middle: High Spirits, the 1988 supernatural comedy by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). The story centers on a soon-to-be repossessed Irish castle-turned-hotel. In a last ditch… Read More ›
Seven years ago, on Halloween night…or, well actually, it was like in August I think, we watched Halloween II, the sequel to Rob Zombie’s divisive Halloween remake. Both Joanna and I hated it. So, of course, we had to watch it again and see if our initial hatred was warranted or if, with the passage… Read More ›
Aside from gorging on candy corn and pumpkin beer while watching Halloween and/or Trick ‘r Treat, there is no better way to get in the festive mood than by decorating your house, apartment, room, car, office, whatever. Pulling out those orange bins and finding old familiars, while re-discovering those items you bought last year in early November…. Read More ›
I always have a hard time transitioning from summer to fall. It’s not that I don’t love fall (and Halloween), because I do! I just have trouble letting go of summer and also, in today’s global warming-affected world, it’s generally hot (Hot! Hot! Hotter Than Hell!) in September and sometimes into October.
FACT: August signifies the (almost) end of summer. Back to school. Gel pens, Star Wars backpacks, and apple stationary. Last-minute vacations or day-trips to the beach. And the bikinis and floppy hats go on sale. So, do you cling to summer dreams and hot-weather wear? Do you cautiously embrace the small traces of impending seasonal… Read More ›
CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congrats to Zachary M. for winning! Stay tuned for more giveaways… 🙂 The END OF THE SUMMER prize pack included: They Live poster (Urbn Pop); 8-Bit Jason Friday the 13th magnet; candy corn cutie (Horror Knots); Undead Fred cookie cutters; Wet Hot American Summer 7-inch single (Rusted Wave – we ordered this one); and,… Read More ›