Tag Archives: Halloween

A Halloween Costume for the Ages

Redditor Eternalrefuge86 has posted a video of the Best Halloween Costume of 2019.

I can’t embed it here, so you’ll have to click the link to see it.  I promise you won’t be sorry.

Best viewed in full screen.

No rush. You can watch it from now through next Easter, and it will still be timely.

Look Out, Jamie Lee! He’s Back!

Forty years after the release of John Carpenter’s Halloween, Michael Myers is heading home. A new Halloween, which will be the 11th film in the franchise, retcons away all but the first two films in the series and takes place four decades after the events in those two movies.

Carpenter is the executive producer of the new episode.  Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode, now a grandmother. And, for the first time since the original movie. Nick Castle will reprise his role as Michael Myers.

It’s scheduled for release on 19 October 2018, just in time for…oh, you know.

Another Halloween with the Harris-Burtka Family

As you can tell from the above photo, the Harris-Burtka family are very into Halloween.  Their annual Halloween picture routinely out-cutes everything else on Instagram.

This year’s image, with a classic Hollywood theme, continues a six-year string of irresistible tableaux. For 2016, we have daddies Neil Patrick Harris as Groucho Marx and David Burtka as Charlie Chaplin.  The twins, of course, are as adorable as ever.   Harper is Marilyn Monroe, in a replica of the “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Gideon is a great James Dean, wearing a red jacket like the one in Rebel without a Cause.

Images of Halloweens Past

The Boy — First Official Trailer


I know Halloween is over, and this will be the last Halloween-type posting until—I don’t know, let’s say after Christmas—unless something really cool comes up.

The “living doll” plot reminds me of one of the great stories in film horror.  No, not the Chucky movies.*  I’m thinking of a 1945 British film called Dead of Night.

Dead of Night was an anthology film made by Ealing Studios, the company that released Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Ladykillers. and many other classic British comedies in the decade after WWII.  Here’s a New York Times description of the film:

The standout episode of the five stories-within-a-story is the last one, in which Michael Redgrave plays a ventriloquist who is being slowly driven insane by his dummy.   It’s been copied many times, but the original is simply unforgettable.

Michael Redgrave and Friend

The Boy is scheduled to be released on 22 January 2016.

*Child’s Play, aka the first Chucky movie, came out 27 years ago, in 1988.  Chucky 7 is apparently “heading into development.”  The success of this franchise is one of those things that neither scientists nor theologians have ever been able to explain.

‘Tis the Season: 364 More Days ’til Halloween

It’s time to start thinking about a costume for Halloween 2016.

But first, one last look at Halloween 2015.  Nobody does the holiday better than the Harris-Burtka family.  Here’s this year’s version of their traditional Halloween picture, with David Burtka as Han Solo, Neil Patrick Harris as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the twins as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.

I posted pictures of their earlier Halloween celebrations a few days ago.