the shiningThe Shining remains a Halloween tradition.  When Stanley Kubrick started a film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining he didn’t set out to make a masterpiece. He was coming off of the release of a film that wasn’t a very big success commercially and he wanted to make a commercially appealing film that would generate some box office cash and hopefully get a little critical acclaim. But the primary motivation was commercial success. Thanks to his relentless attention to detail and his ability to use suspense and other elements he ended up creating one of the scariest films of all time. The film was released 1980 but is still culturally relevant today. References to scenes within the film are everywhere in popular culture. References to “Redrum” and other plot devices are almost universally recognized.

Even though the film is an adaptation of the novel there are some large differences…

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Halloween is one of the few holidays when it’s probably more fun to be an adult than a kid. That may be why so many adults love Halloween and love to go all out for adult-partyHalloween. Throwing an amazing Halloween party for adults can be tough because a party can quickly cross the line from cool to hokey with just a couple missteps. If your party ends up being boring or too predictable people won’t have fun and next year you might find that no one wants to come to your Halloween party. To make sure that doesn’t happen you need to throw the best adult Halloween party that your friends and family have been to in a long time. Here are some tips and inspirations to help you throw an unforgettable Halloween party for adults:

Choose a theme that fits your space: Don’t even think about not having a…

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eyesCostume lenses are a great way to complete a costume. Wearing lenses with a Halloween costume can make your costume look a lot more pulled together, and wearing lenses with a costume built for Cosplay is practically essential to get the right look for a character. Costume lenses are available in a huge range of colors, styles and prices. Theatrical effect lenses can give you alien eyes, anime eyes, or even zombie eyes that look good enough to be an extra on The Walking Dead. But if you have never worn costume lenses before there are some things that you should be aware of.

The first thing you need to know is that you do need a prescription for lenses even if you have perfect vision. The eye doctor will note on your prescription the width of your eyes which will help in assessing what size costume lenses you need.…

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spiderman-costumeIt does not really matter how old you are at the moment and it does not even matter what gender you have – you will always love superheroes. There is an almost limitless fascination most of the people out there develop towards superheroes and the truth is that they can be more then exciting. From Superman to Batman and to the more “exotic” superheroes (such as those with powers that are even more magical), there is a wide array of characters that saved the world on multiple occasions and from multiple types of villains.

Superheroes are naturally loved – in the end, there is no way you will not love the good guys. However, what most of the people out there don’t really know is that most of the nowadays popular superheroes have been created with a deeper meaning as well. For instance, Captain America was created during the World…

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the-purgeEverybody loves Halloween and the truth is that there is no way you cannot love it. It is that time of the year when stories really materialize into reality, when horror movies are better than ever and when kids enjoy playing ghosts and heroes and trick or treating their neighbors. Halloween is amazing and it is worth all your attention indeed.

This season, masks inspired by the movie “The Purge” will be in demand for sure. As a popular movie, it has definitely gathered a lot of fans out there and you or your friends may be interested in actually trying to see how entering the characters’ skin will actually feel. 

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pharrellwPharrell Williiam’s Hat expected to be popular this Halloween

2014 is only halfway through, but for the show business industry, it has truly been a very, very crowded year. There were so many things that happened this year that December will definitely flood you with retrospectives that will make you laugh, that will make you cry and that will make you feel nostalgic.

For starters, some of the most expected movies were released. “The Amazing Spider Man 2”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Transformers 4”, “Maleficent”, “Frozen”- these are just some of the movies that came out this year and that conquered everyone’s hearts (regardless of whether they were fans of the series or if they had just discovered a new movie). Every single one of these movies was thoroughly expected and every single one managed to meet up to the expectations as well. Mind-blowing, interesting, postmodern and cute –…

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halloween-urbanUrban legends are a huge part of Halloween. There have been dozens of urban legends about Halloween that have become a part of Halloween lore. Some are true and some aren’t, but they are all scary. Some of them have shaped the way that Halloween is celebrated.

Others have even been used to pass laws regulating the celebration of Halloween. Even before there was social media these urban legends were passed from family to family and generation to generation and have become as much a part of the holiday as Trick or Treating or carving Jack O’Lanterns. Some of the most well known urban legends are:

Poisoned Candy

If you’re like most people you grew up always giving your Trick or Treat candy to your parents to be checked before you could eat it. You probably check your child’s candy as well, or take it to the hospital to be…

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maleciftLet’s face it…Maleficent costumes are going to be very popular this Halloween!

Disney has always had an amazing ability to put out hit after hit. Many of the classic princesses are still beloved by young girls today, such as Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, and more. Even the boys have Disney inspired characters to look up to. Not only does Disney have the capability to capture young hearts with its animated features, but the company also has a team of amazing and talented individuals that bring cartoons to life in non-animated feature films.

 

This year, comes Maleficent, Disney’s newest feature to their outstanding collection. Set to be released on May 30, this movie takes an interesting twist on a classic Disney fairytale. The story of the film is about Maleficent, the iconic “Mistress of All Evil” that cursed Princess Aurora to death on her sixteenth birthday in Sleeping Beauty.

 

Rather…

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frozen-costumeThere are signs that costumes from the movie “Frozen” will be in big demand this year.  We have noticed many posts around the net like “I want to be Elsa from Frozen”. The Disney company tends to capitalize on this, and this year is looking to be no different than any other. In late November of 2013, Disney premiered its new movie, Frozen, which surpassed all expectations.

Just to highlight some of its major accomplishments, Frozen has become the highest grossing animated film of all time ($1.2 billion in world wide box office revenue, $400 million in the United States and Canada) and the sixth highest grossing film of all time. The film and its soundtrack also won numerous awards. As of May of 2014, the soundtrack has even sold over 2.6 million copies and managed to stay at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart for thirteen…

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pro-carveCarving pumpkins for Halloween is a tradition that families can enjoy together. You don’t have to be an artist to create a beautifully carved pumpkin. But if you want to carve a great looking pumpkin it does help to have a little inside knowledge. If you have always used paper cut out patterns to carve pumpkins and want to try something new or if you want to take your pumpkin carving to the next level these tips are for you. Some of the best pumpkin carvers from around the country have contributed these tips to help you carve elaborate faces and scenes for Halloween this year. Use these tips to get Jack O’Lanterns that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Get the right tools – Household knives are fine for carving simple patterns, but if you want to create works of art in your pumpkins you need to have…

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hallow-catHalloween has been celebrated in many forms but it has been a holiday for over 1000 years.

Halloween has evolved over the years and it has been influenced by different religions and different cultures but originally it was a Celtic Pagan holiday.

At the end of the harvest season as the winter started it was thought that the veil that separated the world of the living from the world of dead would lift for one night, the darkest night of the year. On that night it was thought that the spirits of the dead would return to drag back to the world of the dead people who had wronged them.

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Show Your Love for Zombies by Celebrating Zombie Appreciation Month!  Did you know that zombies have their own appreciation and awareness month? May is Zombie zombieAppreciation Month each year. Even though most people think that October should be Zombie Appreciation Month because Halloween is in October the official month for celebrating all things zombie is May. That’s because May is the month when several very important zombie movies and shows take place, including the original zombie film Night of the Living Dead. During Zombie Appreciation Month people who love zombies should wear a gray awareness ribbon to help raise awareness of zombies and the potential zombie threat to civilization.

Some people don’t think zombies need their own appreciation and awareness month. But when you think about the huge impact that zombies have had on popular culture it does make sense that they have their own month. Zombies have come to…

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