Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

From: DavesWorld56

It's Halloween time, and once again Linus spends the evening waiting in the pumpkin patch for "The Great Pumpkin" to show up with gifts.

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Part 4

Friday, October 24, 2008

Paul is Dead?

I don't believe this rumor. But, it is kind of fun to look at for Halloween.

From: TheHappyShow

Originally filmed in 2003, this is a re-edited version of a segment from "The HAPPY SHOW!"

Just in time for Halloween, Matt examines the "Paul is Dead" hoax of Beatles legend!

Producer/Director: Matthew Hawes

www.TheHappyShow.net

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spider Dog

Just in time for Halloween, here's a pug in his Halloween costume.

Photo by *CA*

By the way, there is now a reddit section for Halloween. You can find more Halloween links there.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Big Wheel...Big Kids

You are never too old to ride a big wheel!



Photo by navdog
Many of the racers at the soapbox derby were in character with their rides. The seriously fast ones all had straight faces and were focused on speed. The slower racers with the art cars were all laughing and joking at the starting line. Now, these guys, halfway down the hill, had expressions of childish fun that seemed to match their ride perfectly. You just know they had Big Wheels as kids… and today they were living that childhood dream to be the fastest Big Wheeler on the block.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

World War - 3D Animation

From: uhanimation

World War was created by Vincent Chai for his final degree project whilst studying 3D Animation at the University Of Hertfordshire.

Vincent Chai portfolio:
www.vincentch20.co.uk

Visit www.uhanimation.co.uk to see more films created by the University of Hertfordshire Digital Animation 3D | VFX |2D | Games Art students.

Garfield's Halloween Adventure

A classic Halloween tale.

From: sentientred

Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to cross a river on a boat, Garfield and Odie end up at a haunted house. Horror and hilarity ensue.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Songs

I decided to come up with another list of Halloween songs. This list is not ranked, per se. These songs are in alphabetical order instead.



Photo by foxmusic


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Halloween Songs: 1 - 10

1. The Addams Family Theme Song

I used to what this show as a kid. You can watch the original Addams Family episodes on Hulu.



2. Clap For The Wolfman – The Guess Who

This song is not about just any werewolf, but Wolfman Jack himself.



3. Dark Lady – Cher

A song about a mysterious fortune teller.



4. Don’t Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Death. Fear. It must be Halloween.



5. Frankenstein - Edgar Winters Group

It’s a rocking song. What does it have to do with Halloween? Only the title.



6. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

Who you gonna call?



7. Halloween – Theme song from the movie

It sounds creepy enough.



8. Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Another good Halloween theme.



9. The Munsters Theme Song

This was on TV at the same time as the Addams Family. It is not on Hulu, but a remake of it is. You can find clips on YouTube.



10. Scooby-Doo Where are you? Theme Song

Another TV show. You can find clips from it on YouTube.



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Halloween Songs: 11 - 20

11. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell



12. Spooky - Classics IV



13. Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones



14. Thriller - Michael Jackson



Here’s the full video: www.youtube.com

15. Toccata And Fugue in D Minor - Virgil Fox

It has to be played on an organ to give it that creepy Halloween sound.



16. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon



17. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra



18. X-Files - DJ Dado

A spooky song.



19. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo



20. There’s a Light - Rocky Horror Picture Show



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Sunday, October 12, 2008

An Interactive YouTube game

This is cool! A YouTube game that you can play. You must have Annotations switched to "ON" for the game to work. It only has eight levels, so give it a try.

From: Hexolabs

How to play:

A "Click" button will appear for a quick second, time your click perfectly to advance ahead.

Happy gaming!!

Watch for similar experiments at experiencewii

Top 10 Halloween Pop Songs

It is October, and Halloween will be upon us soon? How about some Halloween music? I found this this list at: www.top40.about.com.


1. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - "Nightmare On My Street" (1988)




2. Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "The Monster Mash" (1962)




3. Michael Jackson - "Thriller" (1982)

Here’s the video, in Legos.



Here’s the orginal version: www.youtube.com


4. Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells Pt. 1" (Theme From 'The Exorcist') (1973)




5. 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Soundtrack - "The Time Warp" (1975)



I’ve written about this movie before.

The Intro is also a good Halloween song: www.youtube.com, along with There’s a Light: www.youtube.com


6. Specials - "Ghost Town" (1981)




7. Squirrel Nut Zippers - "Hell" (1997)




8. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer" (1977)




9. The Who - "Boris the Spider" (1966)




10. White Zombie - I'm Your Boogie Man (1996)



Not all of my favorite Halloween songs are on this list, so I will probably make another list later. In the meanwhile, happy listening!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe had many writings. His "The Raven" is a great poem for Halloween.

compcarp provides a dramatic reading of the poem.



The Simpsons covered The Raven in one of their Halloween specials.

From: comebackata2



And The Alan Parsons Project had a musicial version of the poem.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

50 Years of Popular Music

I decided to compile the top 100 lists for the last 50 years. Since this is 2008, the lists go back every ten years, from 1998 back to 1958. The lists include the videos for the songs.

It is interesting to see how popular music has changed over the years. It also interesting to see which songs are still popular today, and which ones are not.

Here are the lists of the top 100 songs.

1958
1968
1978
1988
1998

Friday, October 03, 2008

Vampire Season


From: Annadriel
I actually like foggy weather... but I hate rain and I miss summer...

On this photo I got the mood that I wanted I think.... Does it suit the topic?

They say the origins of vampires aren't really in Transylvania but in Croatia. (Who knows if its true.) If they exist in Croatia, they must be visiting my country (Slovenia) sometimes as well!

I am also selling this print among with some others on etsy... for the link look in my profile ;)

It is the season for vampires. We should keep our eyes open; they could show up anywhere!

Bioshock Halloween

For you Bioshock fans, the ultimate Halloween costume!

From: chatwithaninja

This is me and my daughter as Big Daddy and Little Sister from Bioshock. Side note: daughter saying Scaaawy is off camera and is the youngest, who was also a little sister.

Disclaimer: no little sisters were harvested in the making of this video or when walking Rapture looking for treats...

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Gloaming

Don't work too late.

From: andrewhu

The Gloaming takes office space to an eerie dimension following the misfortune of a worker ensnared by his cubicle and haunted by sinister visitors during the nightshift. A tale of macabre absurdity, The Gloaming plunges this unwitting protagonist into a cycle of nightmares.

Director: Andrew Huang
Starring Randall Rickert

John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts | School of Cinematic Arts

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Dead Elvi

Looking for Halloween Rock ‘n Roll? Then, you need to go no further than The Dead Elvi.

According to their site TheDeadElvi:

Back in 1993, when the Chiller Theatre convention moved to a larger venue and a ballroom became available, promoter Kevin Clement asked his friend Chris Palmerini if he could help put together a band so Kevin could put on a costume ball. Thus was the birth of the Dead Elvi! Little did they think that twelve years later they'd still be performing, appear in several movie soundtracks, have a cut on a Rob Zombie CD, and appear on at least a dozen 'Something Weird' DVDs. The band consists of Kevin Clement on guitar, Chris Palmerini on lead guitar and vocals, John Kullberg on lead vocals and guitar, Tom Seesselberg on drums, and Steve Geller on bass and vocals. The Dead Elvi have performed with numerous national acts, famous musicians, and celebrities, and have developed a large cult following.

For more information, please visit www.deadelvi.com


From: TheDeadElvi

The Monster Mash (with John Zacherle)

Animation by acclaimed former Disney animator Frank Dietz for "The Monster Mash," featuring the Dead Elvi and Zacherley the Cool Ghoul (the amazing John Zacherle). Catch them all this Halloween weekend at the Chiller Con, the Meadowlands, NJ! www.chillertheatre.com



The Creature Stole My Surfboard

Video from acclaimed former Disney animator Frank Dietz, for the Dead Elvi's "The Creature Stole My Surfboard."



Not Your Stepping Stone (with Micky Dolenz)

Micky Dolenz, formerly of the Monkees, performs "Not Your Stepping Stone" with the Dead Elvi at the May 3, 2008 Chiller party and jam (the Hilton, Parsippany, NJ). Felipe Torres assisted de Bluurrr on drums for this number.



Ghostbusters (with Ray Parker Jr.)

Ray Parker Jr., performing his #1 hit, "Ghostbusters," with the Dead Elvi at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, NJ, on October 6, 2007. Featuring AJ Pero of 'Twisted Sister' on drums!



Little Jack O'Lantern

The Dead Elvi, with Ann-Vira on drums, entertaining the revelers with "Little Jack O'Lantern," at the Chiller Theatre Expo, October 6, 2007, Parsippany, NJ.



The Devil's Ball

The Dead Elvi performing their original song, "The Devil's Ball," at the June 2006 Chiller Theatre Expo Rock and Roll Surf Party. (This song is available on the CD, "Buddy Bought the Farm.")



I Think We're Alone Now (with Tiffany)

Yes, that Tiffany.

The Dead Elvi and Tiffany performing "I Think We're Alone Now" at the October 2004 Chiller Theatre Expo, The Meadowlands, NJ



And if you happen to be in New Jersey, you could attend the Chiller Theatre.