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Halloween 2017 Programming: Here’s What To Watch
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A lot of networks have been running Halloween and horror-themed programming all through October. And since Halloween is only days away, the next few days are packed with great movies and TV shows to watch for the season.

Below are a few standout selections to watch this weekend and leading up to Halloween this Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations
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All Hallows Read 2017

Fall is here and Halloween is only days away, which means it’s time once again for All Hallows Read! That means “sharing the joy and spreading the terror” of giving and receiving some scary books this Halloween season.

As usual, my book-loving counterparts here at GoD, Olympus Athens and Waerloga69, helped me pull together some reading recommendations for this year’s list. We have titles from Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more, along with some Audiobook picks as well.

See below for our All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations…

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Heavy Metal Halloween: Baadasssss’ Top 5 Favorite Headbanger Horror Movies
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Two days before Christmas in 1985, a pair of young Judas Priest fans from Reno, NV went to a Lutheran church playground and attempted suicide with a 12-gauge shotgun under the chin. One of them died instantly while the other survived with facial disfigurement but died from an overdose of painkillers three years later. Their parents brought a civil action suit against the members of Judas Priest, alleging that their sons had been compelled to kill themselves after hearing what they believed to be a subliminal message hidden in a cover of Spooky Tooth’s 1969 song “Better by You, Better than Me” that Priest recorded for their 1978 album Stained Class.

Since the origins of rock & roll, any music that wasn’t family-friendly sock-hop fodder sung by Bing Crosby or Peggy Lee was considered to be the work of agents of the dark lord Satan, and groups of self-righteous religious nuts and power-mad authority figures assembled protests and burned thousands upon thousands of copies of these records in effigy. Horror filmmakers in the latter half of that narcissism-fueled decade cashed in on the raging hysteria by producing several low or medium-budget features with hard rock and/or heavy metal tunes not just occupying space on the soundtrack albums, but actually figuring prominently in the plots.

Horror and metal have always enjoyed a cozy relationship that endures to this day. Since no celebration of Halloween is complete without a juicy fright flick marathon to enjoy with that bag of candy you pilfered from your nieces and nephews, here’s my list of the 5 best heavy metal horror classics to ever grace a theater screen or the shelves at your neighborhood mom & pop video store that closed down ages ago and was replaced with a Verizon Wireless retailer.

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CATaclysm: Wicked Kitty Movie Marathon Coming To Comet TV This Weekend
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Comet TV CATaclysm: Wicked Kitty Movie Marathon 2017

“You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right. If you know what I mean.” – Mrs. Plunkett, Cat People

This weekend, COMET TV, the FREE scifi and horror network, will be running a CATaclysm: Wicked Kitty Movie Marathon, showing a host of classic feline feature films.

Beginning at 10am ET on Sunday, October 29, 2017, the marathon will include the 1989 Bette Davis witch tale Wicked Stepmother; at noon is the 1964 Roger Corman classic Tomb Of Ligeia, starring Vincent Price; at 2pm is 1942’s Cat People, followed up by its 1944 sequel Curse Of The Cat People at 4pm; and finishing up the day at 6pm will be Cat’s Eye, the 1985 film written by Stephen King starring Drew Barrymore and James Woods.

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Huluween 2017: Here’s What’s Streaming On Hulu This Halloween Week
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Halloween week has begun, and with it comes this year’s Huluween programming event, where the streaming network Hulu offers up horror-themed original shorts, television shows, and classic films, along with behind-the-scenes interviews, haunted scenics, and more.

See below for a list of some of what’s streaming the week of October 24 – 31 on Hulu for Huluween, including movie favorites like The Silence Of The Lambs, Fright Night, An American Werewolf In London, The Amityville Horror, and Shaun Of The Dead, as well as Season 1 of IFC’s Stan Against Evil television series.

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Video: How To Make Your Own ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Mjolnir Candy Apples This Halloween
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Thor: The Dark World starring Chris Hemsworth

Making caramel and candy apples is never more popular than it is this time of year. But if you enjoy making them, you don’t always need to make them the traditional way.

For one example, instead of making normal candy apples you could make some Thor: Ragnarok-themed candy apples that look like little replicas of the mighty Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Marvel Entertainment has released a video showing you how to make these little treats.

Click on over to the other side for the recipe and to watch the video.

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‘The Shining’ Coming To Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights
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The Shining Halloween Horror Nights

Summer might be just rolling in, but for many of us it’s just the final stretch of time to pass before fall and the Halloween season returns to us once again.

While we wait, dreaming of falling leaves and scary flicks on a chilly night, Universal has revealed that Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining will be a part of their Halloween Horror Nights festivities this year.

More on the news and a brief announcement video can be found below.

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Must See: Tim Burton’s ‘Corpse Bride’ Cake (Video)
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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Anyone who has watched some Food Network in their day has likely seen some kind of competition in which a variety of amazing cake creations are made. Zoe’s Fancy Cakes is someone who would likely do well in competitions such as those.

For this Halloween season, the cake maker’s YouTube channel has been sharing some fitting tutorial videos. One of the videos shows you how to make a cake version of the Bride from Tim Burton‘s stop-motion feature Corpse Bride. Though I’m going to go ahead and assume most mortal beings such as you and I would not fare well in trying to pull the cake off, as it is a truly impressive piece of work.

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Happy Halloween! Dr. Zaius’s Top 10 Horror Sequels
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No genre produces more sequels than horror. And let’s face it, most of these horror sequels are cheaply made, easily produced, and generally terrible. It has become customary in the last thirty years that whenever horror hits a home run, to rush to replicate the process as many times as possible. In the 80s, slashers were the thing, and by decade’s end there were eight Friday the 13th films, five for the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, and five for the Halloween franchise. In recent years, the Saw and Paranormal Activity franchises have spit out a sequel a year. Because of this, it is genuinely surprising when a horror sequel comes along that receives both critical and fan praise. After seeing one of those shockingly great horror sequels last week with Ouija: Origin of Evil, I’ve dug up the Top 10 Horror Movie Sequels, right in time for Halloween.

Check out the list below.

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Must See: Aladdin On His Magic Carpet Costume (Video)
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Aladdin characters

The YouTube channel PrankvsPrank has posted a new video that’s not so much a prank as it is just an awesome costume in action this Halloween season. The video shows a man dressed as the title character from the classic Disney animated movie Aladdin, and better yet, he’s making his way around New York City on his very own magic carpet much to the delight of those who see it.

You can check out the video as well as a second making of video below.

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