Category Archives: Halloween News

The latest updates and info related to our favorite holiday.

Halloween Night Event: The Walking Dead

AMC wants to be on your Halloween night schedule, hoping folks will follow the evening’s celebration in front of the TV, for the premiere of the long-awaited “Walking Dead” series at 10:00 PM.

Click to Watch the Official HQ Walking Dead Trailer!

My initial reaction, honestly, was that October 31st seems kind of late. I was hoping the show would launch earlier in the month, though I’m not sure where I got the idea that it would. Then the question: is the target demo going to be home in front the TV on Halloween night? The show is anticipated enough that a lot of people will make sure to be now, but it’s not on everyone’s radar yet. Of course, I say that before they’ve blitzed the trailer during “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”

In any event, it’s a Sunday night; the biggest parties will be going on Friday and Saturday. Actually, the more I think about it, the timing sounds just about right: prepare the feast, do trick-or-treats, visit the neighborhood haunted house, and cap off the night with “The Walking Dead” premiere. Not bad!

Of course, this is all the more reason to have a zombie theme this year–and naturally Fright Catalog has all sorts of props, costumes, and zombie accessories for the big day!

Alligators in the Sewers

Not so fast, Snopes — the New York Daily News reported yesterday that a 2-foot baby alligator was found under a car after a storm in Astoria, Queens, followed by another larger alligator found in Brooklyn. An Argentine tegu and a “very large” iguana were also found in the NYC area within the same 24 hour period.

Baby Alligator Costume

Coincidence, or evil reptilian aliens attempting to take over New York? Only time will tell.

Zombie Beauty Pageant

Beauty pageants. A couple of things come to mind here.

1. 8 year olds made up to look like Dolly Parton by overzealous pageant moms living vicariously through their children.

2. Rediculously airbrushed tan women starving themselves for weeks to strut a stage in clear heels and a bikini to win more than a few dollar bills, but a crown and some flowers too.

Blah. Blah. Blah. Been there, done that (actually, yes. your very own Halloween Harlot has competed in a few pageants… complete with clear heels and a sequins dress and a huge fake smile to boot… Don’t ask.)

Now a few piercings and skull beads later… I wonder what is out there to cater to awesome girls like me. In my random internet search for pics of hot half dead chicks, I discovered one *hell* of a beauty pageant.

CLICK TO WATCH highlights of the Miss Zombie Queen UK 2010 beauty pageant

In the fantastical world of the UK, comes the Miss Zombie Queen 2010 Pageant. After watching the video (more than once… mmmm) I can only conclude that instead of the needless evening gown and interview sessions which are the staple of most pageants, this one cuts straight to the chase. Talent competition: roll around in blood and shake your pasties. I dig it. I mean… I wouldn’t run away if these hot zombies wanted to eat me….

Substitute the big hair and spray tans for white contacts and pale dead skin and you got yourself a Zombie Queen!

Your Halloween Harlot- Miss Cara Maria

May I suggest that this contest happens in in my area in the near future? Someone needs to bring this undead sex fetish over my way ASAP. In the meantime, you can gear up for when the madness eventually arises by stocking up on all things zombie at Frightcatalog.

I’m going to go ahead and watch that video again… in slow motion.

Oh- and no disclaimers on this one. Undead blood covered chicks in pasties are hot. I really don’t care what you think. Speaking of *blood covered*, you should probably make sure you have some of that red stuff hanging around your house somewhere. It can come in handy in so many ways. Shove some up your nose to get out of work early or toss some in a plastic tub and have chicks in bikinis wrestle in it… I mean the possibilities are endless.

UK Reports “SuperBug” Infections — Is the end nigh?

BBC News reports that a new “superbug” infection has been identified in UK hospitals, potentially fulfilling the prophecies of “28 Days Later,” without the monkeys. Although they didn’t specifically say there weren’t monkeys.

Zombie Infection (Dramatization)

UK doctors reportedly fear that “Ultimately, [the NDM-1 virus] could produce dangerous infections that would spread rapidly from person to person and be almost impossible to treat” and that “it will go global.”

How to stop it? Quarantine, or “to rapidly identify and isolate any hospital patients who are affected.”

Hello. We can quarantine an entire island nation. We’ve done it before in the movies.

In other news, the H1N1 pandemic is officially over, and no one even talks about SARS anymore, so… will NDM-1 be the one? Who knows.

Happy Friday the 13th!

White House Gatecrashers and Other Stupid Costume Ideas

Remember that wacky couple who crashed a state dinner at the White House last November, then went around like they were actually famous or something? It’s been reported that they somehow think the world gives enough of a shit about them to dress up in costumes of them for Halloween. I can’t be bothered to find a picture of these narcissists, so here’s a picture of a cool fountain instead, which sort of illustrates my reaction to the story:

Possessed Wall Fountain

But hey, if you think the White House Gatecrashers is a great and hilarious costume idea, here are some others you’ll probably like:

  • Some teenybopper who, like, totally snuck backstage at the Justin Bieber concert!
  • That 28-year-old dude who hooks the high school parties with beer as an excuse to hang out at them.
  • The kid who ran on the field at that Phillies game and got tasered (unless people can use real tasers on him).
  • Sparkly vampires (unless people can use real tasers on them).
  • Cardboard.

Parlay!

Pirates. Awesome.

South Park’s recent Fat Beard episode has inspired me to give ye an article worth plunderin for treasure.

If ye haven’t seen this adventure filled episode, well, shiver me timbers! Ye best be viewin’ it here:

Click to Watch! South Park: Fat Beard

Now for ye entertainment, Pirate Jokes!

Q: What is a Pirate’s favorite letter in the alphabet?

A: Ya think it’s the RRRRRR but it’s really the C!

– check out more jokes at www.piratejokes.net

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Captain Jack Sparrow Prestige Adult Costume

Now ye sorry sprogs, ye need to be brushin up on yer pirate speak so you can talk to the souls of the damned aboard this cursed vessel we call the internet. Here be some startin’ rules on how to be speakin like a true buccaneer:

  • Double up on all your adjectives and you’ll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of “a big ship”, they call it a “great, grand ship!” They never say never, they say “No nay ne’er!”
  • Drop all your “g”‘s when you speak and you’ll get words like “rowin'”, “sailin'” and “fightin'”. Dropping all of your “v”‘s will get you words like “ne’er”, “e’er” and “o’er”.
  • Instead of saying “I am”, sailors say, “I be”. Instead of saying “You are”, sailors say, “You be”. Instead of saying, “They are”, sailors say, “They be”. Ne’er speak in anythin’ but the present tense!

Elegant Pirate Lady Adult Costume

The above rules be commandeered from the fine website yarr.org. Ye best be viewin the rest of the website to brush up on all yer vocabulary. Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on the date of September 19th. Ye know I will be quizzin ye on your A…B…and Seas.

Once ye master the basics, turn ye Facebook into ye own furner. Scroll to the bottom left of ye Facebook homepage to where it says “English”. Change the writings to “English (Pirate)” and Avast! Ye are on ye way to a whole new adventure.

Now keep an eye on the horizon and a hand on the sail. I have one final treasure for ye. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is in the makin. This time Captain Jack Sparrow faces a wench from his past and also encounters the infamous Black Beard all while on a journey to find the booty of all booties, the fountain of youth. This ship be sailin in 2011.

Be sure to visit FrightCatalog.com for all of ye pirate needs. Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!

Pirate Beer Mug

Want to Play a Game?

 

SawJigsaw Tobin Bell Mask Adult

Tobin Bell aka “Jigsaw” of the Saw movies is perhaps one of my favorite of all movie killers. He never really directly killed anyone or took a completely “innocent” victim. His victims were people with shady pasts who didn’t full appreciate life as they should. Jigsaw’s mission was to teach a lesson, and he did so but putting victims in sadistic torture games that they could get out of if they made the right move. Jigsaw is a smart and calculating man. His games are deliciously twisted.

What originally started as a low budget horror movie has turned into a multimillion dollar franchise. There has been a new Saw movie every year since the original Saw came out in theaters in 2004. There are costumes, video games, books, and even theme park attractions dedicated to the followers of the movies. Now with the 3D movie craze sweeping the nation, you can be on the look out for the seventh installment of the Saw series set to come out in theaters October, 2010. As long as the Saw movies keep coming, I will keep paying to get my fix of mind bending torture.

Click to Watch: Saw 3D Teaser Trailer

Saw Puppet Mask

If you can’t hold off another month, play this free online game to keep you occupied in the meantime. It’s harder then you think, but the code can be cracked. Don’t get discouraged if your victims have to die a few times before you get it right. After all, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

Still want more? Great! I saved the best for last. It’s one thing to let two strangers suffer and die, but it’s another game when it’s your own life on the line.  Play JigSaw’s Game and put yourself in the torture chair. Stare yourself in the face as you sit in pure fear for your life. Are you smart enough and quick enough to get out alive? I wasn’t.

Resident Evil Afterlife=3D Milla Jovovich

Click to watch the cast talk about the movie at Comic Con 2010.

Our favorite string of zombie movies, Resident Evil, is back and better then ever…

Zombie 3-D Adult Costume

What could be more awesome then another round of sexy Milla Jovovich beating the crap out of zombies and other twisted Umbrella Corp science experiment creatures? Watching her do it in 3D of course!

Resident Evil Afterlife takes place in a world of the undead, plagued by the Umbrella Corp’s manufactured T-virus. Alice (Milla) is back on track collecting survivors and trying to bring people to a safe location…kicking zombie ass along the way. She is joined and aided by some familiar faces. Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and K-Mart (Spencer Locke).

For some reason the search for safety takes them to Los Angeles. LA was never safe even when people weren’t walking around as blood thirsty zombies…. so I’m not quite sure what they were thinking but hey, it’s a movie. Nonetheless the group is LA bound. They may be heading into a trap before you can say “Zombie Snack!”.

Creeping Zombie

As far as the cast of characters growing, Milla Jovovich is like Batman. She is willing and more then capable of working alone. However, the more movies come out, the more Robin’s and Batgirls seem to be added. Eventually, the Resident Evil franchise may go back to their roots where Milla kicked ass all on her own without the help of sidekicks. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy the 3D zombie killing action.

Look out for this movie coming out to a theater near you September 10th.

Shark Week

It’s my favorite time of year- Shark Week. In celebration, I’ve decided to compile my favorite shark-related facts. Let’s do this:

1. Up until the 16th century, sharks were known simply as “sea dogs”. It wasn’t until 1569 that the word “shark” came into use. The word is derived from the Yucatan Mayan word, xok, which means “he who wears sunglasses”.

2. Out of 440 species, only 4 species are dangerous to humans: the great white (as seen in the movie “Jaws”), oceanic whitetip, tiger, and bull sharks.

3. The Megalodon, an ancient shark, is proposed to have reached a sizeof 20.3 meters, or 67 feet. The largest living shark, the whale shark, only reaches 12.65 meters, or 41.50 feet in length. Thankfully, the Megalodon went extinct during the last ice age (or did it?).

4. When sharks sleep, half of their brain is left awake. This means that they can still hunt, even when resting.

5. Unlike other fish, sharks give birth to live young, instead of laying eggs.

6. Not all sharks are meat-eaters. The largest shark, the whale shark is a vegetarian.

7. Sharks are capable of virgin births. That is, a female can fertilize their own eggs without the help of a male. How’s that for feminism!

8. Every shark attack is kept in the International Shark Attack File, which can be read here.

9. Sharks replace their teeth, on average, every 8-10 days.

10. Over the course of 12 days in 1916, there was a series of shark attacks along the Jersey Shore. No word on whether fistpumping was involved.

Eddie Munster Engaged to Biggest Fan

Most of us remember growing up watching The Munsters on TV. Well, our littlest Munster, Eddie (Butch Patrick) is all grown up. He’s 57, to be exact, and ready to settle down with one of his long time fans, Donna McCall. Donna wrote him fan letters in the 60’s to which he responded. They lost track over the years but have since reconnected with her perseverance. Once they met in person, the romance went full fire and the engagement came soon after. Love at first fright! (full story at TheExaminer.com)

This just goes to show you, stalking and stroking egos could eventually land you a marriage to a D list celeb. A happy and dedicated fan will surely make up for the lack of attention and dead career of a former celeb. So go through your history books and find your favorite 60’s and 70’s TV show stars and write them a fan letter. They are just about ripe for the pickin’! You never know, you could end up hook, line, and D-list sinker!

Your Halloween Harlot- Miss Cara Maria