Halloween is a week away and there’s so much to do between now and the 31st. Being a part of the scaremaker family, I’ve been trying to think of some fun crafts and ideas to share with my son this season as well as party plans. Whether you’re hitting the streets to Trick-or-Treat, throwing down with a Halloween party, or just staying in for a quiet, spooky night there are plenty of things you can do to make All Hallow’s Eve a little more fun. Soundtrack Music is important and
Is a monster frightening because it can physically kill you or is it more terrifying when it robs you of your individual humanity? I’ve often wondered what makes a monster truly terrifying to me. Some monsters are relentless stalkers, hunting their prey the way a werewolf or vampire might. Others are relentless forces of nature in the vein of Godzilla and other kaiju who wipe out entire cities like volcanic eruptions before disappearing into the nothing. But these are monster
Watching any movie by Stanley Kubrick, one gets the feeling of a lot of depth in each shot – more than even the eye can perceive. Kubrick was obsessed with detail and that obsession has led people to look at his movies, frame by frame, backwards and forwards to find hidden messages and meanings and none have been examined more closely than The Shining. This enigmatic horror piece is like the maze just outside the Overlook Hotel; it seems straightforward, but once you get in,
Bloody Cuts Films has released Suckablood the 5th film in its horror anthology. This Gothic bedtime story was written and directed by Ben Tillett and Jake Cuddihy. The horrifying tale is about an evil step mother (is there any other in fairy tale stories?) who places a curse on her stepdaughter after she tries to stop her from sucking her thumbs. This curse calls forth the monster known as the Suckablood. I’ll leave the ending for you to see, but this visually striking film
When is comes to scary Holidays, most will cite Halloween as the time of year when the ghosts and goblins haunt the streets and terrify the bejeezus out of the normal folks. I, for one, disagree.with this assesment. First, I know it's coming. Walk into most stores and you'll see the latex masks piled high, and hear the occasional question, "what are you dressing up as?" No, for me the scarriest holiday is Easter. Think of it, walk through your local mall or department store
Let’s be honest, public service announcements rarely strike terror into anyone. Not to say that it’s never happened; there was, a few years ago, an anti-drinking ad that featured a mutated, Tim Burton-esq bunny that still gives me the chills. However, South Africa has picked up the baton, revved the engine and taken this PSA to a new level of horror. The Western Cape department of Transportation and Public Works has released a road safety campaign titled “The first Kiss.” '