Halloween On Hulu

This just in…… Hulu has added a whole section for Halloween! They have several different categories one can chose from and we are here to break them down and give some examples of what they have to offer.

                        Halloween Episodes 

This section consists of Halloweenish/ horror themed tv shows, (excluding Roseanne because they don’t have that show there.) 

Some of our favorites made the list such as

 Hush (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


Well this isn’t a “Halloween” episode it’s one of the fan faves from the show and the creepiest episode of you ask us. 

“In “Hush”, a group of fairytale ghouls named “The Gentlemen” come to town and steal everyone’s voices, leaving them unable to scream when The Gentlemen cut out their hearts. Buffy and her friends must communicate with one another silently as they try to discover why no one can speak and find whoever is murdering the townspeople. They must also find ways to express their feelings about each other and keep some semblance of control as the town descends into chaos.” 

Halloween, Addams Style


During Trick Or Treating a neighbor informs Wednesday Witches aren’t real and she returns home upset.  

                       Spooky Not Scary 

This section is for the kids and those who are still young at heart. Their is a mix of tv episodes live action and cartoons and made for tv films. 

Figaro Pho

A boy has too many phobias, 26 of them to be exact one for each letter of the alphabet. Each episode is one minute long and covers one of his fears. S is for Spiders would be mine! 
Twitches Two


The sisters have to join forces to go against Thantos and save their kingdom and everyone they love. 

Yes I did add this here and I am not ashamed to say I loved this growing up also the twins were also on Are you afraid of the dark so they have a place in this black heart. 
                     High School Horror

If being a teen and going to high school wasn’t already a nightmare imagine if you had to fight zombies or become a wolf one every month. 
 Ginger Snaps


If getting your first period wasn’t a drag neither is being attacked by a wild creature. Ginger is getting more than she bargained for and she will find out what it is next month. 
Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse


It’s up to three Boy Scouts to save the day against the undead who have taken over their town. 
                         Dark & Deranged 

Freeway

Told in the little red riding hood fashion, Reese Witherspoon takes a ride with an unsavory character, Keifer Sutherland. This film is dark and has become a cult classic. 

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

On vacation Tucker and Dale get mistaken as murderous hillbillies by some college students and things go awry. 
                      Animated Realms

They offer a mix of anime and cartoons for some light hearted fun. 
Extreme Ghostbusters

The Simpsons


                      Otherworldly Horror
Visit the unexplainable from a list of choices old and new.

The Twilight Zone


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)


One of the many versions adapted from Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers this one stars Leonard Nimoy and Donald Sutherland. 

                     Supernatural Survival

Cronos

A 400 year old scarab latches on an antique dealer and he gains your hand eternal life.

From Dusk Til Dawn


Two bank robbers kidnap a family and run to the border themselves to a topless bar that happens to be a base for vampire gang.

                              Scary as Hell
The Exorcist (Tv Show)

Angela Rance believes one of her daughters is possessed and in need of some spiritual help. 

This is one of our favorite shows on tv right now, at first we were super spectacle now we are glad we gave it a chance. 

Day of the Dead (1985)


Zombies have overrun the world and humans are hiding out trying to find a cure. 

There is a little bit of Halloween and horror for everyone in each category. We hope you find something you’ve never had a chance to see or something you wanted to revisit. 

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

#horortv #halloween #horror

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Halloween Nostalgia On Film

Many people could not appreciate Joe Dante’s film Burying the Ex, overall it’s an engaging film with some flaws. What made me grow fond of it were the B movie Easter eggs, the love for the genre shown throughout the film, and the nostalgia of Halloween as a kid. 


The film follows Max (Anton Yelchin) who works in a horror shop named Bloody Mary’s, with hopes to open his own horror memorabilia shop one day. Bloody Mary’s is a tribute to B movies, posters, films shown on tv in the background, and memorabilia is distributed throughout the film. It also has a nostalgic feel of the mom and pop shops some of us were lucky to grow up with.


The store is covered with B film favorites, like Edward D. Wood Jr.‘s Bride of the Monster (1955), Sam Newfield’s The Monster Maker (1944), and Bill Warren’s book Keep Watching the Skies, a book about the American sci-fi movies of the 50s to name a few. Even in the background The House on Haunted Hill is playing to add ambience to the shoppers overall experience. 

Seeing this shop took me back to the good ole days of living in NYC and shopping for costumes with my mother. 


I remember entering a Rubies shop in upstate NY when I was a little girl, it’s one of my many favorite memories. I was fortunate to grow up in a time where slutty costumes weren’t the norm, where one can visit a shop like Rubies , and buy a mask that has artistry. 

The Rubies shop was quaint but full of wonders. Hundreds of masks donned the walls and boxes of Collegeville and Ben Cooper costumes scattered about the store. It had been years since I entered a store like Rubies until recently. I heard there was a store named The Holiday Store in Winter Haven and decided to give pay it a visit. Upon entering the same wave of excitement came over me and I was a kid again. 


 Just like Bloody Mary’s, the store has many Halloween goodies to offer. All of their masks are categorized on the walls making it easier to find if you are looking for a specific kind. They have all sorts of decor and animatronics, stuff you won’t find at a big chain store. There are prob tons of stores like it in California, the location the film was set in, but here in Florida it’s a rarity. 


Every corner took our breathe away and bought on a wave of nostalgia. Working in a shop like the one in the film or at The Holiday shop would be a treat or any Halloween addict. 


The love for the horror genre or Halloween doesn’t stop there in the film. It also depicts a malt shop called I-Scream that was run by the lovely Alexandria Daddario (This shop is open year round and customers could order flavors like Warlock Walnut or Tombstone Toffee. The store is also riddled in horror and Halloween decor, the walls are covered in stickers and posters. 


Two of the characters also attend a screening of Night Of The Living Dead at the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Halloween. The living surrounded by the dead while watching a zombie film, priceless. Which one of us wouldn’t love to attend such an event on All Hallow’s Eve? 


We have added Burying the Ex to our Halloween films for the season. It makes us want to live in California so that we can visit locations like this all year long. 


We have thought about creating a game while watching it to see who can point out the most B movie Easter eggs in the film. If any of this strikes your fancy check it out on Netflix. 


Have a Happy Halloween! 

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Classic Horror Film Marquees

There was a time time time… When movie theaters had marquees. For those of you who have no idea what that is, 

“It’s a rooftop projection over the entrance to a theater, hotel, or building.”

 Now granted there are still some movie theaters that have them but they aren’t very common.

Here are some marquees with classic horror films on them.

The Night of the Living Dead premiere at Pittsburgh’s Fulton Theater (now the Byham Theater) on October 1, 1968.


The Exorcist UK premiere at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on March 13, 1974.

Somewhere in California, the girl in the photo is wearing a Dawn Of the Dead tee.
Evil Dead at the Prince Charles Cinema in London.


The Warner Cinerama Theatre in New York, originally The Strand Theatre, opened in 1914. It was demolished in the late 80’s. 

Do you have any theaters in your area that still have marquees?

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Halloween King, Save the Holiday Store! 

Before we visited the haunted house experience of The Shallow Grave in Winter Haven, we went to check out The Holiday Store.  


 

Words cannot express how amazingly fantastic this store is, so I will let the pictures show you. It is located in a warehouse up the road from The Shallow Grave and is full of Halloween treats.


Upon entering we were in awe of what wonders this store had to offer. The prices of everything was beyond fair and we often found ourselves saying “Do we have to pay the rent this month?”


When talking to the owner Tom we were disheartened to hear this might be the last hoorah for his store. So we felt inclined to write a blog about our experience and wanted to showcase what everyone is missing. We Floridians who are Halloween addicts always wonder why there aren’t more Halloween shops like this one and then when there is one we don’t give it our support. 

Some pictures from the front of the store.


The store has a mix of FX makeup, vintage decor, animatronics, and masks. I couldn’t imagine someone going in and not purchasing an item. 

There was a murderous setup full of props for dismemberment.


And this sweet little girl in the mix.

Above this section is a pleather of masks, categorized by the different types.


Here are some of the witch masks they had on the witch and demon section.

These were only $120 and the picture doesn’t do them justice.


We could have been here all day taking pictures of all these works of art.



We hope they are able to stay open because we can’t wait to visit them again!


Visit their online shop here: http://theholidaystore.com%5D 

Their FB Page!

https://m.facebook.com/ExtremeHalloween/%5D

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ChristmasWeen Gift Ideas

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Even though Halloween is over it doesn’t mean we can’t incorporate some horror into the holiday season. We have decided to rename the season ChristmasWeen for those of us who incorporate Halloween into the upcoming holiday. Here are this week’s picks of gifts we feel would be perfect for the lovers of the genre in your lives, or let’s be honest for yourself.

  1. Our first pick is a pin by DarkMindToys from the 1984 film Silent Night Deadly Night. The pin is $10.00 and comes with a pine scented air freshener for free. http://darkmindtoys.storenvy.com/products/15083016-chrsitmas-pin

2. We enjoy this mash up of F13 and National Lampoon Christmas Vacation tee shirt by BigTimeTeez on Etsy. It retails for $14.95 https://www.etsy.com/listing/211982950/clarks-christmas-trees-t-shirt

3.  The 40th anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre on blu ray is a killer edition to any fan, currently on Amazon for $44.99

• Limited Edition packaging (built as a replica of the famous Black Maria semi-truck from the film)

• Includes a blood-spattered Leatherface apron, the official theatrical mini poster, as well as a 5th bonus disc exclusive to this release

• All-new 4K High Definition Scan & 7.1 surround audio. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras

http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Chain-Saw-Massacre-Anniversary/dp/B00LTKTI1W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1447558790&sr=8-3&keywords=texas+chainsaw+massacre+blu+ray

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Welcome to the Horror Society of Orlando

Welcome to the official website of the Horror Society of Orlando.

Within this blog and these pages will be everything you’ll be dying to know about what horror-filled things are happening in Orlando. From photos to a detailed event calendar, we’ve got you covered. Please subscribe to this blog so you can be updated whenever a post is made.

We’ll be lurking for you!

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