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Yard haunt in Pasadena - Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 9:58 AM
I just got an e-mail from a couple in Pasadena who decorate their home for Halloween every other year - on the odd-numbered years, to be precise. This is a one-night-only haunt,...
Halloween is tricky for pets - Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 9:52 AM
Here is an interesting article with some advice for pet owners regarding Halloween. The article warns that pets can be easily frightened by the noise and confusion of Halloween,...
10th and last year for Boney Island - Monday, October 22nd 2007 10:47 PM
Just ran out to the Boney Island yard haunt this evening to shoot some video of proprietor Rick Polizzi. Sadly, he confirmed a rumor we had heard: 2007 - the 10th...
Long Live the Queen Mary Shipwreck - review - Monday, October 22nd 2007 10:51 AM
It has been three years since last we posted a review (on October 9, 2004, to be exact) of the Queen Mary Terror Fest. During that time, Shipwreck Productions, the company...
Last-minute Halloween costumes - Monday, October 22nd 2007 8:32 AM
FamilyFun.Com has tips on throwing together last-minute costumes assembled from stuff lying around the house. Use their search function to find instructions for Retro Robot...
Screamfest Wrap-Up - Monday, October 22nd 2007 1:26 AM
I’ve been so busy attending films at Screamfest that it has been difficult to keep up writing about them. Now that the screenings are over, I have time to pick over the bloody...
Shriekfest winners - Sunday, October 21st 2007 11:30 AM
The Screamfest horror film festival will be winding up with its awards dinner later today. Meanwhile, rival Shriekfest has announced the winners from its festival, which took...
Halloween in Korea - Sunday, October 21st 2007 11:21 AM
Apparently, the influence of Western culture extends to Korea, which is jumping on the Halloween bandwagon. Although there may be no trick-or-treating there, Korean Times has an...
Costume contact lenses can cause eye problems - Sunday, October 21st 2007 10:42 AM
The Kansas City Star has a helpful article warning about the dangers of costume contact lenses. According to reporter Paul Wenske, all contact lenses - even decorative ones that...
Sophisticated scene for Halloween - Sunday, October 21st 2007 10:37 AM
Scripps Howard News Service writer Mary Carol Garrity asked two designers from a home furnishings store to provide a sophisticated adult look for her Halloween party. Many of...
Sew your own costume for Halloween - Sunday, October 21st 2007 10:29 AM
Interested in sewing your own Halloween costume? A sewing machine company offers a handful of useful tips here.
Molar Manor review - Friday, October 19th 2007 5:41 PM
Hey there, horror fans - we've got some good news for you! It's October, and all of us are rushing to as many haunts as we can: Knott's Scary Farm, Universal's Halloween...
Screamfest: French film turns INSIDE out, and zombies are WASTING AWAY - Friday, October 19th 2007 2:59 PM
Wednesday was a day of disappointments at Screamfest, as two films unspooled that displayed plenty of promise before devolving down the drain. The first seemed to be a case of...
30 Days of Night at Screamfest - Thursday, October 18th 2007 4:49 PM
Screamfest continued as usual on Tuesday, with a screening of TOOTH AND NAIL in the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, but the main event was half a block away at the original Grauman’s...
County Council approves of Halloween - UPDATED - Thursday, October 18th 2007 11:15 AM
The Washington Post has an article about a County Council that unanimously passed a resolution calling for" uniform celebration of Halloween in County public schools." The...
More Halloween Horror Events! - Thursday, October 18th 2007 11:08 AM
I just added a bunch of events to the calendar listing on the home page of the Hollywood Gothique website. Since some of you are allergic to clicking through links, I'll list...
Hollywood Horror Film Festival - Thursday, October 18th 2007 10:50 AM
This week I've been so busy with Screamfest that I almost forgot to mention the Hollywood Horror Film Festival, which takes places this weekend, October 19-21. This is part of...
Screamfest: DVD Day - Tuesday, October 16th 2007 6:15 PM
Monday, October 15 was DVD and home video day at Screamfest, with screenings of two full-length movies slated for release on Tuesday, plus a short-subject shot for FEARnet.Com....
Knott's Scary Farm - Tuesday, October 16th 2007 4:23 PM
We reviewed Knott's Scary Farm back on October 5, but we shot so much video that it is taking us weeks to plow through it all. Here is the first part of our video journey...
Screamfest: things that go bump in the night - Monday, October 15th 2007 5:31 PM
It was a good day for ghosts at Screamfest. A film festival can be a real crapshoot – you watch lots of low-budget independent films, and you lower your standards to wishing...
Scary Halloween for Hollywood? - Monday, October 15th 2007 8:43 AM
Here's something really scary: The Hollywood Reporter points out that the current Writers Guild of America contract runs out on Halloween. If no new deal is reached, there could...
Hollywood dresses up Halloween - Monday, October 15th 2007 8:38 AM
The Salt Lake Tribute has an article called "Hollywood dresses up Halloween," which remarks on the extent to which Hollywood-inspired costumes (Harry Potter, Spider-Man) have...
Halloween Safety tips - Monday, October 15th 2007 8:30 AM
WBKO.com - the website for a Kentucky TV station - has a post about entitled "Police and Parents Emphasize Halloween Safety." The general premise - that this is a dangerous...
Screamfest: Friday the 13th Part III - 25th anniversary reunion - Monday, October 15th 2007 1:02 AM
After launching with the West Coast premiere of George A. Romero’s DIARY OF THE DEAD on Friday, Hollywood's Screamfest horror film festival continued on Saturday with a...
Halloween Horror Nights 2007, Part 2 - Saturday, October 13th 2007 1:16 AM
Here is the second half of Hollywood Gothique's video journey through the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood: