Recent Posts in Halloween
October 31, 2013
by Wyatt Marshall
The Body at The Acheron in June (more by Fred Pessaro)
It's Halloween, and there's no shortage of fun stuff to do. Let's get to it.
Insanely loud sludge creeps The Body are playing Saint Vitus tonight (10/31) with Sandworm and Blackout, and they'll be screening their spooky new video that came out today, "Shrouded," at the show. They'll also screen the brand new (today) video from Portal, who also kept it spooky and veil-themed with "Curtain." Check out those videos in this post.
If you're looking for more of a straight up rager, thrashers Oozing Wound are playing a warehouse show at 95 Bogart St with Wicked King Wicker, Rozamov and Silicone Sister. The show's a kegger, so come thirsty. Flyer for that below.
As previously mentioned, Liturgy will be teaming up with noted composer Alan Howarth for a Halloween show tonight at 285 Kent. You might not recognize Howarth's name, but you'll recognize his work: Howarth co-wrote the score to Halloween and did sound work for dozens of movies, including Star Trek and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The show will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Halloween.
If you're looking for something dance-y AND dark, you're covered: as previously noted, Vatican Shadow will be playing Output with Raime, Silent Servent, Veronica Vasicka and Becka Diamond. Vatican Shadow just put out a remix of The Field's "Cupid's Head"--listen to it below.
Meanwhile, old school death metal band Necrophagia is giving away a free track, "The Wicked," on their bandcamp. Stream it below, but first, fun fact: Phil Anselmo of Pantera used to play guitar in Necrophagia under the name "Anton Crowley." Speaking of Anselmo, he just had quite a Halloween warm-up down in Austin with horror movie/metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Fest.
Vids, song streams and flyers below...
October 17, 2013
Soundgarden fan accidentally wanders into 2011 parade (more by Chris La Putt)
Not that there was any doubt but the Village Halloween Parade, having suffered Sandy-related setbacks, is officially back, having met it's $50k Kickstarter goal with three days to spare (via Gothamist).
With that settled, what's your prediction for most overdone costume this year?
October 3, 2013
by Doug Moore
Scott Ian in the makeup chair...
Scott Ian -- known by most for his constant presence on VH1, in addition to his contributions to Anthrax -- is a pretty weird-looking dude to begin with. But have you ever wondered what he'd look like if he mutated into a horrible, Lovecraftian fish-man monster? If you have, then congratulations! You're a huge weirdo. But even if you haven't, now's your chance to witness this transformation; it's streaming below.
The video is part of a five-part Nerdist web series called Blood and Guts with Scott Ian. In this particular episode, Hollywood makeup artist Joel Barlow (known for his work on Inception, The Lone Ranger, the Pirates of the Carribbean films, and the new Star Trek films) puts Ian in full-on The Shadow Over Innsmouth makeup. Why? So Ian can sit in a hairdresser's chair and crack wise while he's transformed into a fish-man, presumably.
Here are some more details, from the Blood and Guts presser:
:"Following two successful seasons, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian has returned to the Nerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday in October, leading up to the season finale on Halloween. The Season 3 premiere - which features Johnny Depp's regular makeup designer, Academy Award winner Joel Harlow - can be viewed on the Nerdist Channel.The full episode guide for the third season of Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, as well as the teaser, can be found below. Watch the teaser here.
Blood and Guts is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band Anthax. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at how some of the all-time greatest practical effects artists create the gore and monsters that genre fans love. The series differs from typical behind-the-scenes shows due to Ian's infectious excitement and curiosity, coupled with the clever ways the effects are integrated into each episode. Ian is often the one in the makeup chair, experiencing squibs, gore appliances and complex character makeups with rare enthusiasm.
September 16, 2013
As mentioned, the annual NYC Village Halloween Parade will be back for its 40th Anniversary this year and is in need of some financial help due to last year's 11th hour cancellation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Their Kickstarter went live today which has until October 21 to meet their $50k goal. You can watch the parade's Kickstarter video and read a little bit more about where the money will be going below.
September 12, 2013
Zombie Shari Lewis & Zombie Lambchop at 2011 's parade (more by Chris La Putt)
It was canceled, then it was maybe still happening and then finally canceled for real. The 2012 Village Halloween Parade was among the many event casualties of Hurricane Sandy. The parade will be back this year to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Unfortunately last year's last-minute cancelation took a financial toll on the parade which will launch a Kickstarter to help fund things this year. That launches September 19, so stay tuned for the link when it's live. If you just want to donate to the parade outside of Kickstarter, you can do that too.
Meanwhile, lets all cross our fingers for no hurricane this year.
October 30, 2012
UPDATE: The parade still may happen!
2011 NYC Halloween Parade (more by Chris La Putt)
The really wanted to keep it happening, but...
For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and the NYPD have CANCELLED the Parade.We had a feeling this would happen. Still a bummer.
We hope that everyone who would have come to the Parade is safe and that those who can volunteer to help out at one of the Emergency Outreach Centers near you.
We will surely miss all of you!
The Park Slope Halloween parade is also cancelled.
2011 Halloween Parade (more by Chris La Putt)
It will definitely not be the happiest Halloween New York has ever seen, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, and it's still unclear what Halloween shows are still happening, but we were also wondering about this year's NYC Halloween Parade. Official word seems like it's still on for now. From the @NYCHalloween twitter:
November 3, 2008
Soya Milk & Latte (by Tim Griffin)
A brilliant Halloween swept away the gloom from a city that desperately needed some good tidings. I left my home late Friday afternoon in my old, fat Elvis costume, and the streets of Nolita were packed with children dressed as skunks, pixies, angels, and such. I had to stop to watch this mini-parade of cuteness. Store owners filled the little tykes' pumpkins and bags from their own pumpkins and bags with the requisite sweet stuff. I grabbed a cab to take me to a production meeting over at Webster Hall, where I was to be a judge at the $5,000 costume contest. Adults and teenagers in clown suits and monster masks strolled past at lights, and I asked my Pakistani driver what he thought of Halloween. He told me that he never understood it: "Americans are usually so brash and poorly dressed despite the great wealth of the country. But on this day they go crazy and are suddenly creative and very nice." He concluded that it gave him "a great feeling of optimism about us." [Steve Lewis]More pictures from Friday night's parade below...
November 1, 2008
Michael Jackson Thriler, Greenwich Village, Oct 31, 2008 (by editrrix)
And check out these pics of Zombiecon/Zombiecrawl HERE.
Video of the Thriller part (as seen in the above photo) of the parade below...
October 31, 2008
DOWNLOAD: No Kids - For Halloween (MP3)
This little-known sequel to the much-better-known 1966 hit, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" came out in 1977 as a TV special. It's worth noting that the only mention of Halloween is in the title (indeed, starting in the late 90's, it was released under the name "It's Grinch Night," leaving Halloween out altogether). However, the events portrayed here clearly take place in late autumn. Grinch Night, perhaps, is the Whoville equivalent of Halloween. [Wikipedia]The music for Halloween is Grinch Night was done by Joe Raposo and thanks to YouTube, you can watch the entire obscure cartoon below...