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Halloween is rapidly approaching, and many will spend the month of October watching some scary flicks. Even though people eagerly scour through movies to find that perfect film for the night, everyone has a different opinion on what makes the best horror movie. There are key differences between watching a gory horror movie and picking out a psychological thriller for the evening.
Scariness and Realism
While plenty of people do believe in ghosts, there’s still a handful who don’t. For this group, watching a scary movie with ghosts is missing one factor. They don’t believe that the situation could actually ever happen, so they aren’t watching their backs for the rest of the week. Putting a psychological thriller in the DVD player can often be more chilling because these situations are ones that could potentially happen in real life.
Making You Think
On top of thinking about how the situation might really happen, psychological thrillers have another effect that’s different from bloody horror movies. Usually, movies filled with gore don’t make you think too much about what’s going on, and they often don’t require you to solve a puzzle or put together some evidence. As you can see, the type of movie you should watch tonight depends on how much detective work you’d like to do.
Consider the Audience
When the movie was in production, the director and the rest of the production team probably put a lot of energy into considering the audience and figuring out what the best fit for the movie. You should be doing the same when deciding what to watch tonight. If you have a group of friends coming over who are generally not into a great deal of violence, don’t pick a movie with lots of graphic killings. You should also think about whether or not children are going to be watching the film as well.
‘Tis the Season
Halloween is coming soon so consider that when making your choice. Any time there is holiday, you can try and incorporate a film with a similar theme. Remember, plenty of people dress as ghosts and witches for the season, but they don’t necessarily dress up as characters from psychological thrillers. Those movies tend to be more appropriate at all times of the year while you might want to get your fix for true Halloween slasher movies now. If you’re a person who loves to be seasonally appropriate and keep in tune with the time of the year, then you might want to lean a little bit more toward those classic Halloween films that people have been watching for decades.
Going through all of your scary movies, you probably realize that you have a great deal of options from which to choose. While it’s great that you’re not pushed into a corner with your movie selections, you probably don’t know which ones you want to watch. These tips will help you to decide if a gory classic or a psychological thriller is best for the occasion.
Jacklyn Rodriguez writes about all things related to pop culture and psychology. Her recent work is on the Top 10 Best Online Masters in Psychology Degree Programs.
(PCM) Bet you didn’t guess it, but licorice flavored Good & Plenty is the oldest candy brand in America. Good & Plenty have been in existence since the 19th century created in Philadelphia, PA in 1893. Too funny that another yummy Halloween treat, candy corn, was also first created in Philadelphia, PA as well.
No worries if you get too many Good & Plenty this Halloween season and think they might go stale. You can pop these little gems in the microwave for a few seconds and they will soften right back up. Another fun fact about Good & Plenty is that according to scientist David Sugarman (seriously, that’s his real last name) and writer Judy Dutton, the smell of this candy is said to be one of the top captivating smells to women.
One of the more icky facts about Good & Plenty and the reason you may want to skip this treat if you are a vegetarian, is that one of the candy’s recognizable pink colors is derived from cochineal extract, which is crafted from dead insects. However, that is just the color, the candy’s signature flavor is blend of anise and molasses.
There you have it! The history of America’s oldest candy!
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(PCM) More and more couples are opting to choose their special day closer to Halloween and incorporate many aspects of the fall season into their ceremonies, rather than the typical mid-spring to early summer themes that are so over-done at this point.
We have scoured the web and brought you our top ten picks for adding a bit of the fun of the season into your upcoming ceremony.
1. Use Pumpkin colored and scented candles to decorate your space
9. Add some ethereal wings to your dress for a haunting touch
(PCM) Toothpaste makers Crest pulled quite the Halloween prank on a group of children by replacing their normal Halloween treats with some absolutely horrible sounding “healthy” alternatives. The reaction from these kids is priceless.
It is Crest’s hope that after trying the healthy treats, kids will be more prone to remember to brush and care for their teeth after gathering the real treats this Halloween.
Remember, nothing is more horrifying than Halloween without candy! So brush away!
(PCM) Halloween is right around the corner and if you are planning some tricks and treats with your special someone, we’ve complied a list of some of the most creative and clever costumes for couples.
1. The Lightning Strike
9. What Does The Fox Say
(PCM) Maybe candy corn is not everyone’s favorite Halloween candy, but there is a pretty good chance that you will see this delightful little treat pop up quite a few times as we enter the Halloween season. Have you ever been curious as to where the origins of candy corn began or just why it has become the every popular Halloween treat, well, look no further because we are here to shed some light on the somewhat surprising history of these sweet little tri-colored nuggets.
The candy corn was first created by an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, PA by the name of George Renniger. The Wunderlee Comany was the first company to sell candy corn commercially, however it was the Goelitz Confectionery Company that is attributed to really having the product take off in 1898. The Goelitz Confectionery Company later changed their name to Jelly Belly, a company any candy lover is certainly sure to recognize.
Candy Corn is a variation of mellow creme and the recipe is really quite simple. Sugar, corn syrup, water, and other ingredients were put into gigantic kettles that could hold up to 45lbs of mixture.This mixture is melted into liquid candy, called slurry, and is colored and run through a cornstarch molding process to create each kernel. Wooden trays filled with cornstarch are imprinted with rows of candy corn molds where the layers are individually deposited from bottom to top. So candy corn is actually created from bottom to top!
Candy corn was originally called “chicken feed”, however that name was not incredibly enticing to consumers, so it was later changed to the candy corn we all know and love today. While it used to be that candy corn was only available during Halloween, now due to its’ rise in popularity you can purchase variations of candy corn for other holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter, each with corresponding colors to match, for example red, green and white for Christmas, and pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day.
A serving size of candy corn is about 22 pieces and contains 140 calories with zero fat. While it is made up of about all sugar, candy corn can still be a better choice than a couple of mini candy bars or other Halloween favorites that are high in both calories and in fat.
(PCM) Each year, North America’s largest Halloween retailer, Party City, analyzes pop culture, the latest fashion crazes and Hollywood blockbusters to determine the year’s biggest costume trends. Together with “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” which will be broadcast Saturday, Oct. 26, 8–10 p.m. on the Hub Network, they are bringing you the top 13 costume and holiday-related facts for a spooktacular Halloween in 2013.
Read on…if you dare:
1. According to Party City, princesses and flutter fairies are among the top most popular costumes for the 2013 season. Coordinating accessories at Party City and www.partycity.com allows consumers to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind costume look.
2. Halloween spending in the United States this year is estimated to reach $8 billion, up significantly from 2011′s $6.86 billion.*
3. Consumers are projected to spend $79.82 per person on Halloween, with an average of $28.65 on costumes. An estimated $1.04 billion will be spent on children’s costumes, and $1.22 billion on adult costumes.*
4. 15.1% of the country will dress up their pets. Top pet costumes include: pumpkin, devil, hot dog, cat and bee.*
5. When it comes to inspiration for costume ideas, one-third (32.9%) will search for costume ideas online; another third (32.8%) will look for new ideas in a store, and one-fifth (20.8%) will seek advice from friends or family. Additionally, 14.1% will check Facebook for inspiration and 3.8% will review blogs.*
7. In 2011, there were just under 2,000 costume rental and formal wear establishments selling Halloween costumes. Party City has more than 800 stores across the country. (via U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 County Business Patterns)
8. An estimated 51.4% of Americans will decorate their home or yard this year, and 45% will wear a costume.*
9. More than 47,800 acres of pumpkins were harvested in the United States last year, with a total estimate production value of $148.9 million. (via U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service)
10. The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2012 (ages 5 to 14) across the US, was 41.1 million. (via U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates)
11. A few of the places across the nation that may put you in a Halloween mood, are: Tombstone, Arizona; Sleepy Hollow, IL; Kill Devil Hill, NC; Casper, WY and Scarville, IA.
12. Americans will buy more than 600 million pounds of candy this year, adding up to $2.4 billion spent on sweets in the weeks leading up to Oct. 31. The most popular candy is Snickers. (via National Confectioners Association)
13. The word Halloween is an abbreviated version of the phrases All Hallows’ Eve and All Hallows’ Evening. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
*via National Retail Federation
Hosted by Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), the “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” will feature the first-ever nationwide Halloween costume competition. Fifty semi-finalists representing each state in America will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of the televised costume competition to be judged by Halloween-expert Martha Stewart, actor Hal Sparks (“Spider Man 2″), and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones (“Holla at the DJ”). One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” The star-studded, two-hour special also includes a performance by pop-star Cody Simpson and teen-girl pop-group Fifth Harmony. Presenters include Bailee Madison (“Trophy Wife”), Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”), Zachary Gordon (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”), Keean Johnson (“Spooksville”) and Todd Newton (“Family Game Night”), among others.
The “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash” will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Bob Bain serves as executive producer and Paul Flattery is producer for Bob Bain Productions. Viewers can visit hubworld.com/halloween to view all of the Halloween-costume submissions and learn more about the special.
(PCM) Halloween is almost upon us and we have the perfect costume for fans of the A&E hit series Duck Dynasty!
Since its Season Four Premiere this August, Ducky Dynasty has become the biggest unscripted show in cable history. Across the country, millions upon millions of viewers tune in each week for the latest exploits of the Robertson Clan and, now, this Halloween, fans of the series can walk in their shoes — almost literally — with all-new costumes available nationwide.
A+E Networks Consumer Products and In Character Costumes invite trick or treaters to release the quackin’ with three all-new, family certified, redneck approved costumes from A&E’s record-busting smash series, “Duck Dynasty”!
The “Willie” and “Phil” adult costumes (one size fits most, ages 14+) includes a special “Duck Dynasty” camouflage vest, a beard and patriotic bandana with an attached wig. The “Uncle Si” (one size fits most, ages 14+) includes a “Duck Dynasty” camouflage vest and cap with an attached wig, beard and glasses.
You may not be able to run a bayou-based duck hunting empire, have southern charm or a sharp sense of humor, but this Halloween, you can join the Robertson clan – in costume only – for some down home hijincks!
The costumes are currently available nationally in stores and online at Wal-Mart, Party City and Buycostumes.com. Retail pricing will range from $29.98 to $39.98srp.
We are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a “Willie” costume of their very own! To enter, just tell us your favorite Ducky Dynasty family member and why you want to be a part of Duck Nation?
Contest open to all entries and winners will be chosen at random! Contest ends on 10/28! Be sure to include your full name and mailing address, so we can ship your costume!
If You Are In The California Area This Halloween, Be Sure To Visit Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare!
Various rock bands and actors joined Rob Zombie, his wife, actress Sheri Moon Zombie, and bandmates John 5, Ginger Fish and Piggy D for opening week of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare at the FEARPlex in Pomona, CA. Among others in attendance were Tommy Lee, Kerry King (Slayer), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), and Rusty Coones, Michael Ornstein and Niko Nicotera (Sons Of Anarchy).
Here’s what some celebrity guests are saying about their experience:
“That was twisted!”
“We go to Halloween Horror Nights every year and this is by far beyond that…the best! They nailed it.”
–Dino Cazares, Fear Factory
“We’ve been to this kind of stuff all over the world and this was great…top notch!”
–Johnny Plague, Winds Of Plague
“It was amazing. Your head was totally covered. And the 3D experience (in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto) was so trippy.”
–actress Olivia Alexander (OLD 37)
“It smelled like dead bodies.”
–Evan Seinfeld, Attika7
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10-November 2, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience combines the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. Please visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for the full list of music performances by date.
In addition to nightly music performances, the fully immersive haunted house experience features three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.
The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard offers outdoor screenings of classic horror films including The Phantom of the Opera, Horror Hotel, The Last Man On Earth, Carnival Of Souls, House On Haunted Hill, White Zombie, Nosferatu and The Lords of Salem. The area also features a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. VIP packages are available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.