Happy Halloween, Cinematical readers! We know you've got lots to do, what with digging through that bowl of candy for the trick-or-treaters to hunt out all the Snickers and peanut butter cups, carving those last minute jack-o-lanterns, and, of course, putting the finishing touches on your costume so you can enter our spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest. You don't have time to poke around the internet hunting out all the cool Halloween stuff out there. But we do! Just for you, to help you get in that Halloween spirit, here's a roundup of some of the coolest Halloween tricks and treats we could dig up for you. Happy Halloween!
Who doesn't love a good vampire flick? Get out your garlic necklace, because over at the Film Experience Blog, they've got more vampire posts than you can wave a bottle of holy water at with their Vampire Blog-a-Thon. In addition to a blood-tastic rundown of his own fave vampire flicks, Nathaniel has compiled a list of other blogs with vampire-related posts ranging from Eddie Copeland's piece on why Fright Night is the best vampire film ever, to Modern Fabulosity's tribute to Klaus Kinski as Nosferatu, to The Boob Tubers pondering something I myself have spend many a sleepless night contemplating: Spike -- or Angel? (Actually, it's not much of a contest for me -- Angel is hot, but he's such a goody-two-shoes -- and I'd definitely pay to go see a good Spike movie on the big screen). Want more? Get thee over to Film Experience and check out the full list of entries in the Blog-a-Thon.
More after the jump ... Bloody Disgusting has a Halloween treat for you horror fans: An interview with Masters of Horror Maestro Mick Garris. Garris talks about season two of Masters of Horror, speculates on what a third season of MOH might look like (keep your fingers crossed for that, folks, because Garris mentions names like Guillermo del Toro, Rob Zombie, and George Romero!), and hints at what the next Stephen King made-for-tv adaptation might be.
Over at The Horror Blog, Progressive Ruin's Mike has a guest post up on his five favorite Scary Superman Moments. If you never thought of goody-goody SuperGuy (as my three-year-old calls the Man in Blue Tights) as scary, Mike might just change your mind. No, it's not movie-related, per se, but it's still cool. And while you're there, you can check out Steven's entry in the Vampire Blog-A-Thon, which you'll find just below the Superman piece.
What horror fan doesn't love George Romero? A link on The Horror Blog took me to this fascinating Toronto Star interview with the horror master on the set of his newest film, the low-budget faux-documentary Diary of the Dead, where, among other things, Romero says, "And as far as what's new and trendy, I honestly don't give a damn. I've been disappointed for a long time that very few people do anything interesting with this genre except just, y'know, `cut 'em up.' That's been a sore point forever with me and it's something I've always attempted to rectify."
Who cares about Miss America when you can have Miss Horrorfest? Via Fangoria: The finalists of the Miss Horrorfest competition are up on YouTube! Voting started yesterday, so go watch the videos and vote for your fave. Apparently there was some sort of protest when the finalists were in NYC -- no idea what that was about, but if any of you New Yorkers know what's up with that, let us know. You can also hop over to the Horrorfest site and check out the eight films that will be showing at the After Dark Horrorfest November 17-19, and see if all the blood, gore and screams are coming to a theater near you.
There's nothing that says "I love you" on Halloween quite like a pair of front row tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical, which is finally playing off-Broadway at New York's New World Stages. The first two rows of the orchestra section are the "Splatter Zone" -- if you get tickets there, you'll want to dress accordingly for a "bloody good time," so be sure to get your sweetie a poncho to cover the nice outfit she wore for your date to the theater -- or not! Muahahahahah! See, this is one of those times when, much as I love Seattle, I wish I still lived in New York City. I mean, c'mon -- Evil Dead: The Musical? Splatter Zone? Hell, yeah. I don't even love horror movies, but I would SO be there for this. [ via Fangoria ]