Archive | August, 2010

The Movie:

Directed by Vittorio Rambaldi and written by none other than Umberto Lenzi (the man who gave us Cannibal Ferox among countless other Italian horror and crime movie classics), 1988′s Primal Rage was an Italian/American co-production made during the end of the Italian horror boom of the seventies and eighties. The film was available on VHS during that format’s heyday but has remained unavailable on DVD until now, thanks to the efforts of Code Red.

The film is set at a Florida college campus where unbeknownst to most of the student body a scientist named Ethridge (Bo Svenson, decked out in a white lab coat and sporting the world’s most pathetic ponytail) conducts experiments on baboons. What exactly he’s up to isn’t really made all that clear, but it’s got something to do with brain surgery of some sort. Regardless, the baboon in question is injected with something that makes him very grumpy and prone to biting people, which is a lesson learned the hard way by a pair of would be ‘gonzo journalists’ working for the school paper, Sam (Patrick Lowe) and Duffy (Mitch Watson) when the dastardly baboon chomps down on Duffy’s flesh.

As the movie plays out, dopey Duffy starts to show signs of infection. His skins starts to become sickly and his veins show through, and his behavior becomes increasingly primal and enraged in nature. Go figure. Sam, who rides around town on a red motor-scooter, sets the two of them up on a date with two girls – Lauren (Cheryl Arutt) and an unusually pro-abortion chick named Debbie (Sarah Buxton), but romance is not to be for soon he starts to lose his faculties and goes on a rampage across the campus. Of course, Duffy’s condition is communicable, and with this being a college campus and girls being readily available, he winds up spreading it. Before you know it, there are all manner of infected students running around causing trouble, much to the dismay of Ethridge and the local police force.

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Hosting a Haunted Halloween Party

No one says that you have to go out to have a good time on Halloween. Parties are one way to spend the evening at home and still have fun. Guests have fun and also find safety. Maybe this year you will host a Halloween party of your very own.

Send out invitations well in advance of the event. We know the date of the party so that is not a problem. Most people will either be attending another party, going trick or treating with the kids or attending your party. Let’s hope they attend your party.

Come up with a menu for the event. Ghoulish treats such as witch’s fingers or Jell-O eyeballs floating in the punch may be great for kids but a bit too macabre for some adults. In that case, stick with spooky decorations and normal looking food.

The best thing about Halloween parties is that they can be planned for both adults and children. Careful planning will give the adults time to unwind while the children are otherwise occupied. Tend to the children first.

In the early evening take the kids for a little door to door fun. While they are going through their snacks and eating finger foods that you prepared in advance, the rest of the work for the adult part of the party can begin.

If you want to serve drinks, keep it simple. Beer and wine involves less work than an open bar. Anyone drinking can’t drive home. Designate a driver or walk from home to the party. Neighborhood Halloween parties have the convenience of close proximity.

Have a few age appropriate Halloween videos for the kids to watch in the family room or living room when the guests retire to the patio or backyard for fun. Host a costume contest or a pumpkin carving contest. A little Halloween karaoke might break a few noise ordinances, but it will thrill the guests. Who knows all the words to “Monster Mash”?

Since the kids are a consideration, hosts can ask each invited guest to bring a dish to the party. This way, cleanup is faster and the host doesn’t have to do so much hard labor. They will appreciate the help.
Any types of games that are planned should be played before drinks are served. Too many accidents occur when someone’s judgment is impaired by alcohol.

Want to host a Halloween party? Grab the most frightening decorations, some eats, and creepy music, mix with a few friends and you’re sure to have a great time!

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(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) – Halloween might still be more than two months away, but it seems the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has inspired a creepy new costume for the spookiest night of the year.

Known for creating the eerie mask for the “Scream” costume, New York costume supplier Fun World has come up with a 2010 BP oil spill Halloween costume that will no doubt make that real-life nightmare come to life again for many.

According to AOL News , the costumer tailored a oil rigger outfit equipped with an oiled jump suit, a wrench and a dead fish and it is available for pre-order online at Anytime Costumes.

But rather than standing for British Petroleum, BP stands for “Bad Planning” on this clever costume label.

And while the costume may be considered to be in bad taste by many, it is reportedly perfectly legal.

The costume could also end up actually helping the cleanup effort in the Gulf of Mexico, since Fun World plans to donate part of the profit from the sales of the outfits to the relief effort.

It doesn’t look like Halloween will be a time for sensitivity, as other potentially offensive costumes are available.

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The BP Oil Spill Halloween Costume Available

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TIS’ the bewitching month, and the fans of the fanged ones boldly surface in broad daylight to reclaim their place among the living dead.

Passion for all things vampire rose to a fever pitch this month as Eclipse opened in theaters across the world, and True Blood and Vampire Diaries stake their claim on the small screen.

Although the status of vampires in pop culture is nothing new, it seems in recent years they’ve become the greatest thing since milk and cheese, or for want of a local context, nasi lemak.

If in the past, vampires were thought to be sensuous and deadly predators, now thanks to Twilight’s Edward Cullen, vampires are seen to be moody and darkly brooding, but respectable and emotional creatures with a healthy sex drive to boot.

It was even reported in Entertainment Weekly that when Twilight was first introduced two years ago, some women became so obsessed that they quit their jobs to sell homemade T-shirts and jewelery inspired by the books.

Every few years, Goth rears its dark head and given the current amp on vampire chic, its resurgence is understandable. At one stage, people used black eyeliner for lip-liner and red lipstick over that to give that very deep blood-red lips, observed Dior Beauty’s Ricky Wilson in 2008.

On the runways, dark, black, smoky eyes and dark, rich blood-red lips on pale skinned skeletal models are commonly seen in Fashion Weeks every once in a while.

However, this lifeless beauty trend have taken on more romanticism and appeal this year as Goth-likeness comes off looking more subtle and less heavy-handed.

A whole new meaning has been given to the word “vamp”, the look best illustrated in the Georges Chakra Fall 2010 fashion show. M.A.C make-up artist Gregory Arlt kept models’ faces very pale and focused on a dark lip using M.A.C Diva lipstick, which he dubbed “glampire beauty”. The models at the Doo Ri Fall 2010 fashion show had blood red lips topped with glitter, bringing the glampire theme to new heights.

Style Black make-up by M.A.C made its dark debut last year.

What do dead people know about fashion, right? Well, plenty it seems, as creatures of the night couture place emphasis on vampy and gothic aesthetics. Ah, but wait … Vampires dress like normal civilians in this day and age to help them blend in, so look to Vampire Diaries for your fashion aspiration.

The favorite look of vampires on the show is strong leather pieces, as is the color red, often seen on the lead, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Outfits are paired with leather pieces such as jackets while leggings, graphic Ts and cropped jackets enhance the look.

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Once bitten, twice hooked

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If you want to make your own funny costumes, scary costumes, costumes that look like your favorite celebrities, or totally unique costumes, these Halloween costume ideas will help get you started. You can make costumes for everyone in …

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Halloween Costume Ideas and Patterns

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New horror, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, and drama movies provide great inspiration for this year’s best costumes .

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By 2010 Movies

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The REAL trailer for Rob Zombie’s Halloween that was released today (April 6th)

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Rob Zombie’s Halloween trailer

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Tim Burton’s ‘The Nighmare Before Christmas’ re-cut with Marilyn Manson’s version of ‘This Is Halloween’ for the re-release of the film in Disney Digital 3-D and 2-Disc Special Edition Soundtrack.

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MARILYN MANSON :: This Is Halloween

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This Is Halloween

This Is Halloween from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

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This Is Halloween

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Do you have a spouse or friend whom you’d love to share a costume with this year, but just can’t quite put your finger on the right one? Maybe you’re looking for cute paired costumes for the kids? Here is a partial list of some ideas that you might consider. Use these to decide on your own

Little Bo Peep & Her Sheep (This is especially cute for moms and baby)
Rich Boy and Poor Girl
Cookies and Milk
Fisherman and Fish
Babe and His Blue Ox
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Adam and Eve
Grapes and Bananas (or any other variety of fruit/veggie combos)
Ball and Chain
Toilet and Seat
Sonny and Cher
Republican and Democrat
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Card and Dice
Cat and Mouse
King and Queen
Dog and Cat
Bat and Ball
Salt and Pepper
Batman and Robin
Jack and Jill
Howie Mandel and a Suitcase Girl
Dora and Diego
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Danny and Sandy (from the movie Grease)
Cheerleader and Football Player
Twins (This one will be especially easy if you have actual twins) ;)
Frankenstein and His Bride
Baby Bottle and Rattle
Ketchup and Mustard Bottles
Nut and Bolt
Grim Reaper and Victim
Doctor and Nurse
Beast and Belle
Buzz and Woody
Captain Hook and Wendy
Peter Pan and a Lost Boy
Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone
Pebbles and BamBam
SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick
Desi and Lucy
David and Goliath
Pen and Pencil
Soccer Mom and Her Player (This can be done with various sports)
Tom and Jerry
Southern Gentleman and his Belle
Caveman and Cave Girl
Cleopatra and Pharaoh (King)
Harry Potter and Hermione
King & Queen of Hearts
Prince Charming and Princess
Shrek and Princess Fiona
Vampire and Dracula
Hansel and Gretel
Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe
Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth (from Pirates of the Caribbean)
Pilgrim Man & Woman
Pilgrim & Indian
George and Martha Washington
Priest and Nun
Pink Lady and ThunderBird Guy from Grease
Race Car Driver and Pit Crew Member
Cowboy and Cowgirl
Plug and Socket
Austin Powers & Felicity Shagwell

While coming up with the idea maybe the easiest part, putting the two together may not be as simple. If you want to make your own costumes, you can find templates online or at your local craft store that will definitely make the process easier. Looking to purchase your costumes? Make sure wherever you choose to buy from has both costumes in stock before purchasing. Don’t forget you can always go through your own clothes, any dress up clothes the kids may have and previous years’ costumes and put two of them together as well.

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