Cast of ABC's "Modern Family" got spooky for Halloween
Dressing up in an outrageous or ingenious costume is one of the things that makes Halloween so much fun. And the celebrities of film, television and sports are often on the cutting edge of Halloween costume chic. With unlimited budgets and fashion designers on call, the stars often come up with amazing Halloween costumes. This creates lots of media attention and we get to enjoy the photos.
At hollywoodgossip.com there are photos of Kim Kardashian with four different Halloween looks as well as pics of Snooki, JWOWW and Pauly D of Jersey Shore.
MTV posted some amazing Halloween costume photos including Heidi Klum as a purple Hindu deity. MTV Movie Blog’s Twitter-Wood also has some interesting photos of celebrity Halloween costume photos that were sent with Twitter.
The prize for the most pictures however goes to celebuzz.com. Their paparazzi found Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Holly Madison, Kate Beckinsale, Matthew Morrison, Gwen Stefani, Rachel Zoe, Kimora Lee Simmons, AnnaLynne McCord, Tori Spelling, Brooke Burke and many, many more at Hollywood and Las Vegas parties and fundraisers.
2010 was a truly banner year of exciting and interesting costumes. The costume designers seem to come up more terrific new costumes each year. You don’t have to wait until next Halloween to dress up either. Any time is a good time to host a costume party!
If you are still looking for a place to go on Halloween night, the folks at the Home Haunters Association have created a web site with a listing of “haunted homes” in the U.S. arranged by state. And some Canadian and international locations too. Included are descriptions, directions, and in many cases, links to the web site that features the haunted home.
These are folks that truly enjoy turning their homes into extreme Halloween Haunts and they invite the public to come and enjoy all the fun and inventiveness that goes into their creations. Many of the haunted homes are very elaborate with lighting and sound effects and even animated ghouls.
You can find the full list of haunted homes at http://homehauntersassociation.com/
Have fun and tell them Gasper sent you.
The Halloween Season is the time to let yourself feel some of the old-fashioned, stomach-wrenching fear that only movies can create.
Entertainment Weekly has created their list of the 20 Scariest Movies of All Time. The list consists of modern-day masterpieces of horror. Most of the choices are not “gore” movies- the ones that don’t keep you on the edge of your seat, as much as gross you out with bloody body parts.
The movies absent from the list however, are the old-time horror classics. They may seem tame by today’s standards, but they were the movies that started the entire genre. Here is Entertainment Weekly’s list:
THE SHINING (1980)
THE EXORCIST (1973
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
THE RING (2002)
Reportedly Haunted mirror within Myrtles Plantation
The Zillow Blog has an article on the Top 10 Haunted Homes in the U.S.
These are famous homes notorious for their haunted history and for the spirits who like to visit.
Here is the list:
- Winchester House
- Lizzie Borden House
- LaLaurie Mansion
- White House
- Franklin Castle
- Sprague Mansion
- Chambers Mansion
- Myrtles Plantation
- Stranahan House
- Whaley House
Bonus haunted house: Amityville Horror House
Details can be found at:
One of the reasons Halloween is so popular with both kids and adults is that we love to be scared. We go to horror movies and ride the fastest rides in the amusement park to give ourselves a scary thrill. Haunted houses are popular on Halloween for the same reason. An unexpected fright gets our hearts racing and we can laugh at ourselves, because we know the danger is not real.
But keeping our kids safe is no laughing matter and Halloween can present some real danger to our children. We want them to have fun and create fond memories and maybe get a little scare, but we also want to do everything we can to protect them from the real danger that a mixture of cars, crowds, and costumes, creates. And that takes a little planning and some common sense.
Make a Trick-or-treating Plan
- Create a plan with your children, so you know where they are going and when they will be home.
- Choose a trick-or-treating route together; know which streets they will be on and when.
- For older children, agree on a time when they will be home.
Trick-or-treating Safety Tips
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Haunted Bay has lots of information on fun things to do this Halloween both for adults and children. Everything from pumpkin festivals and pumpkin patches, Halloween museum activities, kid focused Halloween events, haunted castles and even a ghost train ride are described in detail.
Resources are also listed to help you discover even more fun Halloween events.
Find out more
If you are looking forhaunted houses to visit, click here to learn about the one voted scariest in California.
The Bay area is known as one of the Halloween capitals of the country, so prepare to get your ghoul on with some spooktacular celebrations guaranteed to put you in a bloody good frame of mind and spirit. The following list is a sampling of haunting experiences. For more, go to sfgate.com/events and search “Halloween.”
What’s more fun than dressing up your pooch and parading them around? At Dogtoberfest 2012 you can do just that. It is coming right up at Upper Douglass Dog Park on October 20, 2012.
Halloween events are happening all over the Bay Area. Enjoy one or enjoy them all!
How Jack-o’-Lanterns Fit into Halloween
Ever wonder why on Halloween we carve pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns as Halloween Deocrations? The story of the Jack-o’-lantern goes back hundreds of years. In Europe, (especially Ireland and Scotland) a jack-o’-lantern is usually a carved Turnip, and unlike it’s American counterpart, is actually carried as a lantern, hung from a string or stick on Halloween night.
The mythology behind jack-o’-lanterns is rich and varied. Many of the stories are set on Halloween and are often associated with the evils of drink.
The Most Famous Jack-o’-lantern story
One Halloween night, Jack, a notorious drunk, has one too many drinks at the local pub and his soul begins to slip from his body. The Devil appears to claim it, but Jack suggests they have one drink together before going. The Devil tells jack he has no money, and Jack suggests that he change himself into a sixpence, then change back after paying. The Devil transforms into the coin, and Jack snatches the sixpence and puts it in his change purse, which has a silver catch in the shape of a cross, trapping the Devil.
Halloween is only weeks away. Time to start thinking of costume ideas, finding the boxes of Halloween Decorations and making your party plans. Better start scouting out who has the best deals on pumpkins too.
It’s going to be fun!