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Tuesday, October 16, 2012    /       GUEST BLOG

Guest Blog: 5 Must See Haunts Around the Country

As Halloween draws nearer, the ghosts and monsters begin to emerge and haunted houses, creepy corn mazes, and other scare-inducing attractions open their doors once more to flocks of haunt-hungry goers ready to be frightened. Like being scared? Are you an adrenaline junkie? Can you traverse the halls where zombies roam without batting an eye? Yes? Try these attractions on for size. ...


Monday, October 15, 2012    /       NEWS

The Most Inappropriate Kids Costumes

From the Huffington Post: “When young ones dress up for Halloween (or rather, when their parents dress them) there have been some pretty questionable costume choices made over the years. From outrageous commercial costumes for sale like “Harem Girl” and “Baby Pimp,” homemade costumes like “Baby Hannibal Lector” and “Baby Lil’ Wayne” have us scratching our heads even more (OK though, that lil’ Lil’ Wayne is actually pretty adorable). Check out Huffington Posts 25 of ...


Tuesday, October 09, 2012    /       MERCH

Win a Scary Sounds Halloween Clock (closed)

It’s that time of year when I like to give away FREE Halloween goodies to all the wonderful Oct31st.org fans. The first giveaway this year is a Halloween clock with SCARY sounds. At the top of each hour, a spooky sound plays. Don’t worry about it going off at night, a light sensor deactivates when the room is dark. You can hang it on a wall or use the removable stand for tabletop display. It ...


Wednesday, October 03, 2012    /       TV

Disney Channel Monstober Schedule

Many of you have been asking, “When is Halloweentown going to be on TV?” You can catch the Cromwell gang on Monday (the 8th) with Halloweentown, followed by Halloweentown II on the 9th, and Halloweentown High on the 10th. You can also catch “Don’t Look under the Bed” on the 15th. The full schedule is not yet available, however the schedule goes up to the 16th and more listings will be posted as they become ...

Tuesday, October 02, 2012    /       MOVIES NEWS

More Beetlejuice 2 News

Dread Central was on hand for the Frankenweenie junket held at Disneyland, where we had a chance to speak with many of the voices behind the delightful flick as well as the man himself who first envisioned this tale of a boy and his dog almost 30 years ago now- Tim Burton. During the press day Burton, as well as Beetlejuice alumnae Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara, reflected on the 1988 quirky comedy and briefly ...

Thursday, September 27, 2012    /       TV

ABC Family 13 Nights of Halloween 2012 Schedule

ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween begins Friday, October 19 through October 31! Tons of spooky movies and specials for you and your trick-or-treaters! If you, like me, are a child of the 90’s and prefer a bit more nostalgia in your Halloween films, take a peek at the TV guide page sidebar. On the sidebar you will find various links to Halloween movies and specials you can stream right online! Best of all, they ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012    /       FEATURED SITE UPDATES

Celebrating 10 Years Online!

It seems every year around August, I am always bitten by the Halloween bug, dead smack in the middle of a heat wave! The heat certainly put a damper in my early Halloween spirits. Luckily I can get an early Halloween fix and cool off a bit with a Starbuck’s pumpkin spice frappuccino. I always anticipate the cool weather, pumpkins at the grocery store and the brilliant shades of red and orange leaves. Even ...

Thursday, October 27, 2011    /       FEATURED

Halloweentown: An Interview with Judith Hoag

It’s not any wonder why a Halloween lover like myself, would enjoy the Halloweentown movie series. Halloween is strange, ancient and part of a tradition dating back thousands of years. One can easily get lost in the magic of the Halloweentown series and walk away with a warm feeling. Marnie Cromwell (Kimberly J. Brown) is whole heartedly obsessed with Halloween. Witches, vampires, ghosts – Marnie is attracted to the strange and exciting aspects of Halloween. Like ...