Get blazed. Great Jack O’Lantern Blazed that is! Every year the Van Courtlandt Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York hosts its outdoor Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Literally thousands of pumpkins are carved by volunteer artists and are put on display throughout the landscape. I mean, I like pumpkins but these carvers reallyyyy like pumpkins….… Continue reading Gettin’ Blazed in New York
Halloween is by far the best holiday of the year. No worrying about which divorced parent will be more offended if you don’t go to their dinner, or wondering what the heck to buy your grandma who doesn’t like movies, eat sweets, or leave the house. All you have to do is get drunk… Continue reading Which Way Do You Swing on Halloween?
“The first monster that an audience has to be scared of is the filmmaker. They have to feel in the presence of someone not confined by the normal rules of propriety and decency.” Wes Craven It is with this quote that Jason Zinoman opens his book, Shock Value: How a few eccentric outsiders gave… Continue reading Book Review: Shock Value
I have a vivid memory of trick-or-treating as a kid. It must have been late 70’s early 80’s (yes, I’m that old) and apparently there was a lot of hoopla going on about razor blades in candy. Of course we didn’t have Snopes.com back then — we had the telephone game and you know how… Continue reading Grown-Up Halloween Treats