Thursday, October 29, 2009

More fun Halloween movies

We are decorating our office at work as the Devil's Bakery. You'll have to wait to see pics of it later but I was reminded of the Forbidden Zone by Richard Elfman (Danny Elfman's brother). It is sooo wacky but so great. My favorite scene is Danny Elfman playing the devil and singing and Minnie the Moocher. Love it!

Forbidden Zone (Minnie The Moocher)
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Terrible Treats Wednesday

I just came across this amazing terrible treat and had to share it with y'all before Halloween! Let's see if you have the guts to make this for your Halloween party. The photos are protected so there is no image to share but you Must, you MUST check out the MEAT HAND!!

I love the little spider web pumpkin pancake at the end too. So, so cute!!

Wicked Words Wednesday

Alison and I apologize for the lack of posts lately. We are prepping our office for our annual Halloween competition that happens at work. But be sure to stay tuned as our blog will soon be filled with tons of photos of our costumes and Halloween adventures!

Before Sookie and Bill, before Edward and Bella, there were many other great novels incorporating your now very friendly"Veggie" fanged friends. If you are tired of sappy vampire romance try some of these books.

I am Legend is actually one of the best novels I have ever read. It is a quick read and NOTHING like the awful Will Smith movie, which I refuse to go see. I actually always envisioned this story being made into a one-man play with Johnny Depp.

The Last Vampire. I was obsessed with Christopher Pike as a kid. OBSESSED! His Last Vampire series was one of the best and has a female vampire as the main character. If you haven't noticed, most of our wordly vamps are men. It is a young adult series but the story is still pretty good. Definitely worth checking out.

Let The Right One In. I haven't finished this book but I have to say that there is a lot more going on so far in the book than in the movie. I didn't enjoy the film. Not sure why.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Terrible Treats Tuesday- Evil Elixirs

No party is complete without some tasty beverages. Here are some of my favorite ideas. Enjoy.

This Shrunken Head Cider is amazing. I love apple cider and am so excited to be making this recipe for my party at work!!
Pumpkin Shake?!? Yes please!

Grape juice isn't the most appealing thing to drink, but spice it up a little and it will taste scrumptious!
Orange Hot Chocolate! Amazing!!
Click HERE for some Classic Midori recipes.
These Eyeballs are made out of radishes and olives. Genuis!

This is called the Dracula Drink. Not sure why, but I love candy corn. Wonder how it would taste with alcohol?

I'm a little hesitant about the whole weird stuff floating in your drinks, but these Creepy Bubble Drinks could be fun to make.

Here are a few punch bowl ideas. I love the fish bowl. I don't know about the trash can or whatever that container is at the bottom left. This website also has some other great punch recipes and wicked ideas. Check it out HERE.
Would someone please buy me this amazing punch bowl for my birthday? Pretty Please . . . .
And don't forget about the Black Vodka Martini we mentioned a few weeks ago.
Or the Butterbeer Brew. There is a non-alcoholic recipe for this beer as well. Just browse the website.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Top Ten Lists

I was hoping to come up with a top ten movie list today, but as you can imagine, it is really hard finalizing the best top ten movies you have ever seen! I was able to narrow it down to two lists.

Top Ten Fun Halloween Movies:

10.Earnest Scared Stupid. A great cheesy kids movie. Who wouldn't want to watch Earnest being attacked by a crazy troll? And this is one scary lookin' troll.

9. The Addam's Family. So many great actors in this film. The Sequel isn't too shabby either.

8. Sleepy Hollow. One of Johnny Depp's best roles. Love the costumes and the macabre feeling.

7. Shadow of the Vampire. Such a great film. So funny and clever. William Dafoe is amazing in this role.

6. Shaun of the Dead. Rent this tonight if you have not seen this yet.

5. Beetlejuice. I will never get sick of watching this movie.

4. Fido. Bill Connolly is brillant. Another must see.

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The return of Paul Reubens . . . sort of.

2. Army of Darkness. I don't know why but this is my favorite movie out of the Evil Dead series. Might have something to do with the line, "This is my boomstick!"

1. Elvira. Who doesn't love the Mistress of the Dark?

Top Ten Creepy Movies to Watch in October:

10. Arachnophobia. If you have a serious problem with spiders don't watch this. But do watch this if you like John Goodman.

9. Devil's Backbone. Best ghost story ever.

8. Lost Boys. Santa Cruz hasn't changed much. ;)

7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I actually really enjoy Rob Zombie's version minus Jessica Biel.

6. 28 Days Later. I don't think there is anything scarier than a post-apocalyptic world and the sense of loneliness that comes along with it.

5. Suspira. We've already mentioned this movie. My favorite part has got to be the soundtrack by Ohgre.

4. Watcher in the Woods. This is a disney movie that used to scare the shit out of me as a kid. It still creeps me out.

3. Blair Witch Project. I was so excited when this movie came out.

2. The Shining. This was one of my favorite movies when I was kid. Is that wrong?

1. The Thing. John Carpenter's best movie. MUST MUST SEE.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Witchiest Witch That Ever Was

I just came across this article about a recent art exhibition in San Francisco called "Toil & Trouble" at Space Gallery on Polk Street. The exhibition was put on in tribute to and in collaboration with a recent film titled, Story About a Witch. Among the various artistic portrayals of aspects of the film, the costume for the witch caught my eye. This amazing costume was a collaboration between two wonderful artists, a special effects expert named, Jared Guenther and a costume/clothing designer named Laura Grant. As stunning and realistic as this costume is it was the tip of the iceberg. The exhibition also featured the photography of Sungjib Kim, who took beautiful still shots from the set of the film.

Another one of Lara Grant's costume designs for the movie.

Crazy and magical.

More photos of the Exhibition, Toil & Trouble can be found HERE at James Sime's photostream on Flickr.

Freaky Fashion Friday: More vintage costumes

I know I have already shared a number of old vintage costumes but I came across the most amazing Halloween book the other night. Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes & Masquerade by Phyllis Galembo is a great visual catalog of a variety of vintage costumes, some dating all the way back to the 1800's. Here are a few excerpts from the book:

I want this mask. It reminds me of a B-52's skeleton.
What a great Big Bad Wolf costume. The mask is painted buckram.

This beatnik costume is right up there in weirdness with the Hippie mask I found a couple weeks ago.

I love how simple this bat mask is.

This is more of a masquerade gown. My favorite part are the hearts hanging from ribbon.

Who would want to be this?