Monday, October 31, 2011

Macabre Melodies

There are far more than 10 songs that are spooky, so here are a few more that you can hopefully add to your playlist for tonight!

Halloween (She Get So Mean) by Rob Zombie - Rob Zombie has every right to sing about Halloween, but I think that is where the line should be drawn (Sorry if you liked his remake of Halloween...). It's catchy and delightful and you can catch me humming it sometimes.

Low Red Moon by Belly - I won't lie...don't exactly know the whole meaning behind this song, but I absolutely love it. Then again...any song about the moon is one I enjoy listening to. It's got a very spooky melody to it. A must listen.

Laurie (Strange Things Happen) by Dickey Lee - As I stated in my blog about Are You Afraid of the Dark?, I love stories about hitchhiking ghosts like Resurrection Mary. This whole song is similar to the urban legend and it is kind of spooky to listen to.

Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo - A perfect '80s Halloween song. You really can't go wrong with it. It's catchy, upbeat and all around fun to listen to. I would dance to this at a Halloween party...or at least attempt to dance...

Everyday is Halloween by Ministry - A song all about me. Haha. But really...don't you wish that everyday would be like Halloween? I know I do. this song is stuck in my head...

Any songs you think should be on my playlist?

Scary Soda...

I am going to be playing a little catch up on here today.

I am quite a fan of displays created out of 12-packs of soda. Unfortunately...they mostly deal with football and such, which really isn't my thing. Although, around this time of year, you can find some excellent displays that are Halloween styled.

Last year, I found this excellent jack o'lantern at Safeway and I have kept the picture on my phone since.
It's simple, but that's what is so great about it. I wouldn't have minded yellow instead of black for the face, but black works just as well.

Wal-Mart has really been the hero of these displays this year. I have found three different displays this season and I love each and every one of them.
Still simple, but effective. The black works here much better. It's not my favorite of the three, but you can't help but smile when you see that face.
I rather enjoy the sinisterness of this one. Not to mention the black cat, spider and scarecrow. I found this one at a Wal-Mart I don't usually frequent, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw it. I couldn't resist snapping a picture, even if it was at three in the morning.

This one...might...blow...your...mind...

WHAT! HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!? A Frankenstein Monster made entirely out of 12-packs of soda...I was delighted, excited...and things of the like. Different kinds of soda and even using tape to make a can't beat that. I dare you to Next Halloween...I want to see something that will make me feel even more giddy than this one did. Your move Wal-Mart...

Happy Halloween!

It's finally here folks! The day we have all been waiting for. As a pumpkin pie cools on the rack and my quarts of Trick Oreo Treat are keeping cold in my freezer, I feel I am ready for the events of the day. What happens, could be a mystery, but I know that I today will be a great day for all. Hopefully it involves carving pumpkins, watching movies on VHS and munching on assorted types of candy.

Hopefully I haven't let you down over the course of these two months. If I have, I am sorry for this. Need to get some day of laughs/enjoyment, I strongly urge you to check out X-Entertainment and I-Mockery. Two of my favorite websites of all time.

Stick around...I have a few more posts that I will post today, then a wrap up of things tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Universal Horror

In my Top 13 list, you will no doubt notice I didn't include any of the classic Universal monster movies. I did that more because I could never really pick just one that I love and leave the others in the dust, as there is so much history there. I was also very surprised that no Universal Horror films showed up on the list of fan submitted horror films. Are these classics getting the love they deserve? I personally don't think so. With such history ranging from the unforgettable performance of Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera to the hopeful performance of Benicio Del Toro in the remake of The Wolfman. Maybe Universal should have rereleased Dracula and Frankenstein this year for their 80th anniversary? At least a new DVD set would have been nice, as it has been five years since the Universal Legacy sets of those two.

So, please, for at least one Universal Horror film this Halloween. It will make me very happy.

My Top 13 List

Today, one of my go-to sites for horror movie news,, posted a list of 13 Horror movies that fans would watch during a marathon this month. I don't exactly enjoy this list, so I have taken it upon myself to craft a new list. Will it be a better list? I am not certain. So here are the Top 13 films that I would watch during a horror movie marathon that are not on the Shock list.

13. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (I love this poster so freakin' much.)
12. The Amityville Horror (1979)
11. The Changeling (1980)
10. Child's Play (1988)
9. The Fly (1986)
8. The Fog (1980)
7. The Frighteners (1996)
6. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
5. The Lost Boys (1987)
4. The Omen (1976)
3. Poltergeist (1982)
2. Psycho (1960)
1. The Wicker Man (1973)
It's a little crazy to see that certain titles were missed. I can't believe Psycho and The Omen didn't end up on the Shock list. Oh well. You can't win them all.

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Back!

Sorry for the absence...hopefully over the next ten days I can make it up to you!

If you might remember last month, I did an article about Baskin-Robbins Halloween flavors. One particular flavor sounded very tasty...and it's back!

Trick Oreo Treat! WHAT!?!? I can't believe I missed this. I am going tomorrow to get a scoop. I recommend you do the same!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Horror According To Dan

About a month ago, I had lunch with actor Dan Aykroyd. Without a doubt one of the greatest moments of my life. During the lunch, he and I had a conversation about horror films. Coming from someone like him, if he recommends a movie, you certainly can't go wrong. Here are a few of the titles we discussed in detail.
An American Werewolf in London - Dan called this film the sign of a true horror fan. With every reason to, as it's one of the best horror films of all time. I know it's in my Top 10 Horror Films of All Time. I'd highly recommend it.
The Bad Seed (1956) - A shocking film to be sure. Then again, aren't most films involving bad kids terrifying? This one actually comes out on Blu-ray next week. Certainly worth picking up.
The Uninvited (1944) - The first film to use ghosts as a real phenomenon as opposed to a comedic device. I was actually rather proud that I had just watched this a few weeks before, so I could discuss it. I don't believe that this is available on DVD in the US, but I know it's on VHS.
Blithe Spirit - More of a comedy than horror, Blithe Spirit was a film Dan had a lot to say about. I hadn't seen it at that point, but I have since. It's quite a good movie and great for a laugh.

Hopefully all of these films can find a spot in your monthly viewing. I know they are on mine.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spooky Scents!

I recently discovered that my sister is starting her own company for selling soaps, lotions, candles and various other items. Needless to say, I told her she needed a pumpkin scented candles and such to which she responded that she was already working on them and had made some soaps in the shape of jack o'lanterns. She also told me that she is naming all of the pumpkin stuff after me! My excitement cannot be contained! Here is a picture of her soaps and I will keep you updated on any other spooky products she makes this Halloween season.
Yeah...those are called Zach O'Lanterns...BOOM!

To see more of her products, like her company on Facebook here. Beth's Beauty Bar


Here we are folks. It's finally October! So a Happy October to you. Halloween will be here before you know it, so you better enjoy as much Halloween as you possibly can this month! I know I am going to. And keep checking back, as I plan to blog quite a bit until then (and the week or so of my withdrawal afterwards).