September 24, 2012 — Like a Jack-o-lantern, the Halloween season has its holes, those moments of Autumn downtime around the activities and events and moments that we look forward to the entire year. Maybe it’s at work. Maybe it’s during a random bad mood. Probably it’s going to be at church. Fortunately, these days, we’ve got a candle to fill those Halloween in-betweens.
The Internet is always there for you.
I always try to put together one or two posts every season full of links that will at least offer a virtual Halloween. So, after sifting the Internet here and there over the past week or so, I’ve handpicked and hand-copy-pasted 25 pages of instant Halloween gratification from across the web to make your Monday less productive.
Also, I was looking at my analytics from the past two Halloween Season blogs, and these posts seem to be some of the more popular ones that I do…which means you like everybody else’s content better than mine. You bastards. Hope you don't find any razors in these apples.
1. John Carpenter's Halloween is going to be re-released in theaters nationwide for a week in October. Here's the schedule, including a re-cut trailer for the event.
2. Rue Morgue Magazine's 15th Anniversary Halloween issue focuses on the Universal horror classics and streets in October.
3. Mummy-themed recipes. Make me the mummy meatloaf.
4. An interview with Tim Burton about a bunch of stuff and not just Frankenweenie.
5. A look at the long-lost journal of Bram Stoker on the centenary of his death.
6. Smithsonian Magazine examines New England's colonial vampire panic.
7. While we've been trying to pick a president, there's been an exorcism boom in Poland.
8. Behind-the-scenes footage of some of the monsters from Cabin in the Woods, including ones that didn't make it into the movie.
9. The cool, and expensive, Lego Haunted House play set, including a video interview and walk-through from its designer.
10. L.A. names one of its downtown intersections after its universally beloved resident Ray Bradbury.
11. This year is the 20th anniversary of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. This is his website.
12. Halloween Man: The Fragrance. Goes good with the smell of latex masks.
13. Turner Classic Movies is sponsoring a one-night-only double-bill showing of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein on October 24 in theaters across the country.
14. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's The Scream is coming to the New York Met for six months starting in late October.
15. This is William Shatner reciting Edgar Allan Poe. Repeat. William Shatner reciting Edgar Allan Poe.
16. I-Mockery's massive pixel art Halloween poster, featuring more than 150 classic characters connected to horror and the holiday.
17. Candy skulls and tarantula cookies at the Eccleston Cake Company.
18. Watch Friday the 13th Part VII live with Kane Hodder on October 21 at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery in Salem, MA.
19. A look at some of the creepiest ghosts in literature.
20. Pics from a Halloween-themed wedding.
21. This is what happens for the Halloween season at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania.
22. A walk-through of The Walking Dead maze at Universal Studios.
23. Artist Janne Parviainen's light skeletons.
24. This guy drives around in a white hearse in Iowa. So he gets interviewed (badly) by the local paper.
25. The Art of Frankenweenie on display at Disneyland throughout October.