Halloween is right around the corner, so why not dedicate October’s MarvelOoous Mashup to bloggers getting into the spirit with some spooky and festive posts?
We start with one of the most familiar crafts this time of year, pumpkin carving and decorations. Luckily for us, Angela R. Wallace walks us through some fun ideas in It’s Pumpkin Time!
Keeping with crafts, Tameri Etherton talks about the art of taxidermy (now that’s kind of a creepy conversation for Halloween, right?) and shows off her new front porch skeleton friends in her Wednesday Whimsy post. Be sure to check out the link she provides to teach all of us how to make our own skeleton buddy.
Kate MacNicol teaches us a bit of Celtic and Wiccan history, as well as provides a healthy soup recipe in her post, What’s Cookin’ in Your Cauldron?
Do people really poison Halloween candy or is it urban legend? Catie Rhodes investigates and provides some food for thought in her edition of Bad Candy.
Is chocolate really dangerous for our dogs? Amy Shojai, my pet-guru, offers her expertise in her Howl-oween Spook-tacular and provides helpful first aid tips just in case man’s best friend bites into our chocolate Halloween treats.
Zombies are taking over the world, at least on TV. Sonia G. Medeiros talks AMC’s The Walking Dead and announces the poll results to best and worst zombie movies ever in The Zombies Have Arrived!
Who can think Halloween without thinking about witches? Personally, I’m a big fan of witches, which is why when Jess Witkins published A Wicked Review of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked (prequel to The Wizard of Oz), I was wickedly intrigued.
While we’re discussing wicked witches, click over to Jillian Dodd’s Halloween special and tell her which of these sexy warlocks can cast a spell on you in her MANday: Warlocks Edition.
How about some television to get us in the mood for Halloween? Besides horror, science fiction provides many haunting stories and far-out costume possibilities, as well as keeps the creatures crawling around the screens spooking us. Not sure what sci-fi to watch? Check out Amanda Rudd’s series: Top 10 SciFi Television Shows Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Skeptical that sci-fi and Halloween go hand-in-hand? Michael Myer’s mask in the Halloween movies was adapted from a Captain Kirk Halloween mask. No joke.
Speaking of haunting TV, who’s watching FX’s new show, American Horror Story? Creepy….check out Lauralynn Elliot’s thoughts on her blog post of the same name, American Horror Story.
Do you believe in vampires? They’re fictional, eh? Read Stacy Green’s post The Vampire of Sacramento and tell me if you change your mind.
Speaking of vampires, visit Jillian Dodd’s blog and vote for which of these hot television and cinematic bad boys with bite can snuggle up and take a nibble out of your neck on her MANday: Vampire Edition.
Finally, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a few hauntings….
Was the home of one of the sexiest men in Hollywood haunted? Check out Errol Flynn’s Ghost by Catie Rhodes – would you stay the night in Mulholland Farm if the house hadn’t been destroyed?
What are two of the creepiest establishments associated with hauntings? Insane Asylums and Prisons. Stacy Green educates us on America’s Most Haunted Prison, and it’s not Alcatraz.
What does Halloween mean to you? Do you dress up in costume and go trick or treating? What are some of your favorite Halloween pastimes and crafts? Do you have any favorite Halloween recipes or ghost stories to share? I’d love to hear from you!
Come back next week for a Friday FaBOOolousness Boo Factor installment –Halloween.