Tag: Halloween

Iman Shumpert’s Us-Inspired Dance Routine May Have Actually Gotten Us in the Mood for Halloween

Iman Shumpert’s ‘Us’-Inspired Dance Routine Got Us in the Mood for Halloween Hard to believe that was nearly three years ago (time flies when you’re in a global pandemic), but on Monday, Shumpert brought that old thing back with DWTS dancer Daniella Karagach and a strategically-used pair of scissors, performing a tether-tastic routine choreographed to […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘At the Halloween Party, Anxious to Go Home’

‘A Very Happy Devil’ A shy, uncomfortable Devil fidgeted at the Halloween party, anxious to go home. Newly out at 38, Devil believed a monkish life would be her future. Suddenly, a beautiful blond dressed in black jumped into view. “Who am I?” she asked, black gloves framing her face. (The only lesbian in the […]

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Behold, The Return of the Halloween Superfan

Steve Biodrowski, who runs the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy blog Hollywood Gothique, takes a photo at the Icons of Darkness exhibition in Hollywood. “We do stuff all year round, but Halloween is definitely the busiest time of year,” said Biodrowski, who thinks he’ll visit “around three dozen” Halloween attractions over the season.

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Behind the ‘Boo!’: How Haunted House Actors Scare Guests

Surfacing What does it take to scare the candy corn out of someone? Performers at two of New York’s hallowed haunted attractions explain the secrets behind the shocks. Angie Hansen knows what she wants: energy, professionalism, a gift for ad-lib. “And then somebody that really likes to scare people,” she said cheerfully. As the creative […]

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Haunted Houses Need to Terrify You More Than Ever This Halloween

Greg DeFatta needed the exorcism bed. So this spring, he maxed out his line of credit at $200,000, bought the bed that shook as if possessed, bought the clown costumes stained with blood and added hundreds of other items to his online cart. Maybe that would draw crowds to his two haunted attractions in San […]

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What Does Horror Taste Like? ‘Carnage Asada’ and Bloody Cocktails

There are many ways restaurant décor can say welcome: fresh flowers, linen tablecloths, soft lighting. At Terror Tacos in St. Louis, the welcome is rendered in blood — actually, lurid red paint that covers one wall in long drips, like the macabre drapery that Satan’s gnarled hand might pull back to usher the damned into […]

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Five Horror Films to Stream Now

This taut Canadian horror-thriller, about hotel guests attacked by a deadly virus, never mentions Covid. But — and maybe this is the fate of contagion films now — it’s hard to read a movie about viral spread that turns people into gasping ghouls as being about anything else. The film opens on Naomi (Yumiko Shaku), […]

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Beyond Chucky: Frightening Alternatives for Halloween TV

The approach of Halloween brings an influx of horror to television and streaming, and this year the offerings have a classic appeal: reboots of “Chucky” on Syfy and USA, “Day of the Dead” on Syfy and of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” on Amazon Prime Video. But if the familiar delights of those […]

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OK, Fine: Here’s What You Need for a ‘Squid Game’ Halloween Costume

In case you’ve been living under a box full of dildos, the dystopian Korean series Squid Game has captured the imaginations of millions on Netflix—and not just because it found a way to make the wealth gap even scarier, and tug-of-war even more stressful for those of us who have repressed playground trauma. No, Squid […]

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‘Squid Game’ Has Made Tracksuits Hot

“Squid Game,” the dystopian South Korean drama that is poised to become Netflix’s most-watched show, is, at first glance, an unlikely new entrant into the fashion-tainment complex. Unlike previous hits for the streaming giant, such as “Bridgerton” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” it is not full of characters wearing glamorous and ever-changing wardrobes steeped in romance […]

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What is a Szn? And Why Does October Have So Many?

October marks the start of myriad unofficial seasons: spooky season, pumpkin spice season, cuffing season, cozy season, hoodie season and, of course, decorative gourd season. (Or “szn,” for those inclined to abbreviate.) But this fall season feels, somehow, even more seasonal than in years past. Google searches for “season” are at a high, with users […]

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12 Celebrity Halloween Costume’s To Get You Ready For Spooky Season

NewsOne Featured Video Source: GORC / Getty Brace yourselves…Spooky season is approaching! Yes, it’s that time of year where we scramble to put together a good costume just in time for Halloween. If you’re looking for a costume that packs the perfect amount of fright, HelloBeautiful has got you covered. We’re taking a look at some […]

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The Absolute Gnarliest Halloween Masks We Could Find

Putting the “Hell” in “hello!” today are these Halloween masks, which are so unhinged—no, really, some of the jaws unhinge—that we’ve completely dissociated our brains from our bodies to bring them to your humble, spooky fall porch.  We already feel like a human clam, so why not dress up like one? What better way to […]

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The Best Pet Halloween Costumes, From Cute to Weird to Terrifying

It’s Spooky Season, which is our annual time for bonding with Jamie Lee Curtis (who never quits), pounding down pumpkin Reese’s, and figuring out the best Halloween costumes for our pets that will one-up every other bunny-eared schnauzer at the dog park. (Amateur hour, man.) We’re here to turn our furry friends into 10-legged spiders, […]

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It’s Looking Like ‘Squid Game’ Will Be The Most Popular Halloween Costume This Year

Squid Game is a worldwide sensation. The addictive South Korean series is on its way to becoming the most-watched Netflix show ever; it’s so popular that the streaming service is being sued for hogging too much internet traffic, and Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, completely missed the point of the show when praising its […]

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15 Black Leading Women In Horror Films You Need To Watch This Halloween Season

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE Source: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty As spooky season creeps into the atmosphere for the month of October, many people are excitedly getting ready for all the ghoulish festivities leading up to Halloween. One tradition that will always be on the schedule is a good horror movie marathon, and of course we […]

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