halloween

It’s Halloween time again kids and we here at Bloody Good Horror have decided to grab the holiday by the lips and yank.

It’s that time of year again kids and I couldn’t be more excited. For us horror geeks it’s a time where we crack open all of our favorite flicks and go nutty for a full month. For beer geeks it’s the time of year when some of the best seasonal beers hit the shelves and everyone straps on some lederhosen to celebrate Oktoberfest. All in all for a guy like me it’s pretty much heaven for 31 days. It's also a great time to sound like a obnoxious prick by repeatedly pointing out that Oktoberfest is actually in September, but that's a different post.

As Andy Williams once sang, "It's the most wonderful time of the year"! Sure, he was talking about a different holiday, but I think you'll all agree with me that the statement is just as fitting for Halloween! It's a time to get spooky, a time to get scary. A time to transform yourself into a wholly different character that resembles nothing of your true self and be somebody else for a night!

And who doesn't love that?

Zombieland? No, STAKE LAND, you dumb bitch! With the exception of the stupid tagline-- “A road movie...with teeth!” -- I think this might be cool. But, seriously, what is the deal with vampire film promotions and the use of the cliches “...with teeth!” or “...with bite!” Do you think that, the PR people, when sitting around in their offices, shooting wads of paper into a waste-basket with a basketball hoop over it, stumbling over one tagline after another that doesn't work, when they hit upon the “teeth” thing they high-five each other and snort coke off each other's balls in a celebratory circle-jerk because they think that they are the first ones to come up with it? They probably do.

Amy Heckerling, the has-been director of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Clueless” and some other shit, has signed on to direct the vampire romantic comedy “Vamps”, about “two young female vampires living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immort....”, oh shit, sorry, I just got my period all over the place. And on the day I chose to wear white pants!

Notorious schillers Bloody Disgusting have proclaimed that no-hit wonder Richard Kelly's “The Box” is “sure to deliver in more ways than one”. I learned this after trying to figure out how to close the annoying, full-screen roll-over ad for the damn movie, with absolutely no success. I ended up just opening another window to look at another site as the trailer continued to screen without any hope of skipping it. I think that, right now, we should all get on our knees and thank Eric and Mark for creating a website with no roll-over ads, pop-up ads or reviews based on how much the advertisers pay us. On the other hand, DRINK PEPSI, THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION!

Okay folks. In case you didn't know it...IT'S HALLOWEEN!

With this most excellent of holidays comes parties and costumes and honestly, who doesn't love dressing up just a little bit? Especially for us horror fans! So to celebrate the season I propose that all of us, staff and readers alike, share your alternate personality here on BGH!

If you follow me on Twitter, you saw this last night. For you new comers though, I present to you my own costume for Halloween revelrie.... The Swine Flu Survivalist.

Everybody does it. Autumn hits, the leaves die off and turn pretty colors and little ghosts and goblins come knocking at your door to beg for sweet stuff. It's Halloween, that time of year that requires, dare I say demands, thrills and chills.

I love Halloween. Love it. Although I haven't been able to properly celebrate this creepy little holiday in several years, it still holds a special place in the deepest, darkest chamber of my inky black heart. Besides, it's a great excuse to sit around, stuff your face full of high-calorie candy, and watch an endless stream of genre-related motion pictures.

The 30-Second Remakes by Bunnies internet meme is all grown up, with "seasons" on NetFlix Instant and everything. (Remember, folks - sign up for NetFlix through us!) The question remains...can they do a better Halloween remake than goth-rocker turned Hollywood egomaniac Rob Zombie? Even further, can the Bunnies do a Halloween reboot that the BGH crew will like?
I think they can!

Let's get this out of the way up top, shall we? "Halloween 2" is bad. In fact, it's quite bad. I'll even go so far as to say that "Halloween 2" may be one of the most aggressively bad horror films made in the last ten years.