Some say cop out, some say resurrection of a grand site tradition! The truth, is probably in the middle, but either way, here’s some internet goodness to get you in the holiday spirit.
-Over at X-Entertainment.com, it’s the site’s yearly Halloween Countdown, which has been going on for a few weeks now. Matt reviews all manner of things Halloween-ish, from candy, to cocktails, to ridiculous toys. It’s always a great read, it’s always entertaining, and as I’ve said before, X-Entertainment was a big influence on this site, so go show him some love.
-It’s time to learn what Halloween means to Steven Lynch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImnMucno1ew
-I tend to focus on all the creepy aspects of the Halloween season, but there’s one I tend to overlook; candy. Luckily, Jerry Seinfeld has me covered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MarBVyZVe9s
– If you’re like me, you go out for the occasional ghost hunt. I realize it’s far more likely that you’re not like me. However, if you ghost hunting is your thing, and you’re looking for a place to check out, look no further than the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. A massive index of haunted places for every state in the U.S. and some other countries as well. Far warning, some of them are quite a bit sensationalized.
-Let’s all learn about the History of Halloween
– Poorly made old Halloween costumes + poor quality photography= Surprisingly creepy pictures
– Cracked is actually really great for getting you into a creepy, unsettled mood, so settle in and read about The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 1) (Part 2) and some Creepy Urban Legends, That Just So Happen to be True! (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)
– How about some old, free horror movies to get you in the Halloween Spirit? Youtube has a large selection and I recommend The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari White Zombie Nosferatu and of course Night of the Living Dead
– Watch as Mr. Show examines if Monster Parties are Fact or Fiction (probably a bit NSFW)
– If you’re trying to get into watching horror movies this year, and want some suggestions, IGN’s list of the Top 25 Horror Movies of All Time is a good place to start.
– Finally, here’s something that always gets me in the Halloween spirit; my favorite Halloween episode of any television show ever. (besides The Simpsons) It’s the Adventures of Pete and Pete episode “Halloweenie”