At Playboy, Jake Rossen writes about the story behind the filming and the restoration of Manos: The Hands of Fate. “For a long time no one wanted to see it unless it was accompanied by MST3K’s taunts. Then, in 2011, a collector of film prints uncovered the original negative of Manos and embarked on an inexplicable project to restore the film with all the white-glove attention archivists give to Hollywood classics. His efforts would incur the wrath of a mysterious man with a fake New Zealand accent named Rupert, as well as Joe Warren, Hal Warren’s embittered son, who intends to preserve the Manos legacy at all costs.” (Thanks, Ed!)
Rosie Cima writes a little bit about the history of Halloween including a look at seasonal stores, sexy costumes and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. (Thanks, Paula!)
Happy Dreams Daycare is a daycare for children from horror movies. It offers a welcoming environment regardless of any person or supernatural issues at home.
At Die Danger Die Die Kill, friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman shares a list of fine films to enjoy this Spookoween season! “Halloween movie lists have become a staple of the season. But one has to admit that there’s a numbing amount of overlap between them. I mean, does one really need to cram […]
For someone with a well-documented history of cowardice, I really like Hallowe’en. Yes, the holiday comes replete with ghosts and ghoulies, and a porous boundary between the living and the dead. It produces scads of creepy costumes, and an endless supply of horrible slasher films. But to all that I say: candy! There’s more to it, of […]
At Comics Alliance, Kate Leth provides, “Roll With It”–an interactive tool for deciding on your Halloween costume this year.
Just in time for Halloween, The Gutter’s own Keith Allison explores haunted history in New York City; Louisville, KY; Centralia, PA; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia at his website, Teleport City.
BBC Radio has several horror and ghost stories available right now, including the series, “Algernon Blackwood’s Ghost Stories,” “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The House of Doctor Dee.” Each segment expires after seven days.
“Even if we were to discount the element of Southern small town prejudice and the ugly courtroom trial that occupies the film’s center, this adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee is just plain spooky… and it is my feeling that it has bestowed upon us a legacy of horror that we […]
I’ve missed the spooky month of October by one day, and probably rotted my brain on too much Rifftrax. In lieu of coherent thoughts, here is a compilation of recent observations.
At Funny Or Die, John Carpenter presents, “John Carpenter’s Halloween!”
(No, I don’t mean that kind of bump. Sheesh. You people.) Given the timing of this column, and its proximity to Halloween, it seemed logical to write about the spooky side of Romance. But it was a little harder than I thought to put together a reading list. I wanted to concentrate on books that […]
A gallery of pictures of Ray Villafane’s incredible zombie pumpkin sculpture for the New York Botanical Garden.
The Internet Archive has a collection of the old time radio show, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, sure to spookify any All Hallow’s Eve.
John Carpenter presents a series of Halloween videos on Funny or Die, from a short about a Cat-Thrower to one about Charlie Brown, Blockhead.
Enjoy this year’s Gothtober video advent calendar set in “W.T.F’s Gothtober.”
“Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula” isn’t old time radio, but its old timey and fun to listen to before Halloween. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio collection has more, including Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.
Misery Bear encounters a zombie apocalypse.
Gothtober 2010 has begun. Every day this month, there’s a new short put up. It’s the best advent calendar ever.
Dread Central has pulled together a bunch of Halloween fun from “Attack of the Show” including an interview with Robert Englund and the animated Slasher School series, written by Fresh Ink’s Blair Butler.
October is HP Lovecraft month at Teleport City. Read reviews of mindless, gibbering movies that destroy all ability to reason (some in a good way)!keep looking »