Its Halloween Everybody!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:20 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Halloween is hands down my favorite time of year. It also happens to be my wife's birthday, which just adds to the fun.

Remember when we were growing up, all the shows would roll out their Halloween episodes? The Cosby Show....Roseanne...Simpsons (mid-1990's Simpsons)...etc....those always ended being my favorite episodes of those shows.

We tried to watch all the original Friday the 13ths about 4 years ago, but only made it to about the 5th or so...after that they simply became unwatchable. I love to pull out the classics...Halloween (original) of course, the first Nightmare on Elm Street...

No one mentioned The Exorcist. Not "Halloween" per se, but still the scariest movie ever made in my opinion.

About 5 years ago, we ended up getting the PERFECT Halloweekends night at Cedar Point. It was a Friday, and we almost did not go because of some humid, rainy weather forecast, but am I glad we did. Real, thick fog rolled in at about 8:00 pm, and lingered and got thicker the whole night. They could have turned off the fog machines, and it would have been incredible just naturally...so you can imagine the foggy glory we got to experience that night everywhere you turned.

For all I get on Cedar Point about their lack of attention to detail and poor theming, I really have to hand it to them for Halloweekends. It really does get better every year.

What is everyone's favorite Halloween park? It would be fun to venture out.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:31 PM

No votes for "Carnival of Souls?" The undead chasing a young woman through a shutdown amusement park.

Maybe by today's standards it's a bit corny, she does have all of her clothes on when being chased, and the ending probably isn't that much of a surprise. But it scared the bejeebers out of me when I first saw it on Dr. Shock's Horror Theater when I was a kid.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:51 PM
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A good childhood friend is the first to get killed in the movie Creature, in theaters now. I still need to go see it. It is getting really bad reviews, but I don't care. This is her first feature film on the big screen!

I don't know why Rob Zombie's Halloween films get a bad rap. Part 2 was really scary, in my opinion. Nothing tops the first, old Halloween though.

The Exorcist is probably my favorite horror movie of all time!

And Carnival of Souls is pretty good, but not very scary, in my opinion. I only saw the old black and white one. I think I have it on DVD somewhere around here.

Last edited by LostKause, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:54 PM
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:20 AM
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LostKause said:
A good childhood friend is the first to get killed in the movie Creature, in theaters now. I still need to go see it. It is getting really bad reviews, but I don't care. This is her first feature film on the big screen!

Creature had one of the worst movie opening of all time for movies opening in wide release.

If you do the math it literally showed to empty theatres in places on it's opening weekend.

Not trying to be negative, just a fun fact.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:33 AM
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I know. It was self-distributed (which means that producers paid theaters to show the movie), and didn't make it to some theaters until the second week. I'm not saying it's a good movie, but I am saying that she is in it, and I love supporting her acting career.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:48 AM

I was a big fan of Rob Zombie's first Halloween remake, but not so much a fan of the second one.


And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:19 AM
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I'm so excited now for Halloween, I was pretty checked out of it last year. The new Fright Night was surprisingly good.

Blondie finally has a zombie video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXX8rUV4p9A&feature=player_embedded
(Not nearly as good as the Misfits', Josh)

Gwar plays Chicago on Halloween, again.
A coaster zombie couldn't be happier.

CREATURE is dumpy but a hell of a lot better than most 'horror' movies today. "Superstition" was on tv last night - can't make stuff like that anymore.

Did anyone see "House of the Devil" with the fake Cars' song intro?


Billy
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:14 AM

OhioStater said:
Halloween is hands down my favorite time of year. It also happens to be my wife's birthday, which just adds to the fun.

Remember when we were growing up, all the shows would roll out their Halloween episodes? The Cosby Show....Roseanne...Simpsons (mid-1990's Simpsons)...etc....those always ended being my favorite episodes of those shows.

We tried to watch all the original Friday the 13ths about 4 years ago, but only made it to about the 5th or so...after that they simply became unwatchable. I love to pull out the classics...Halloween (original) of course, the first Nightmare on Elm Street...

No one mentioned The Exorcist. Not "Halloween" per se, but still the scariest movie ever made in my opinion.

About 5 years ago, we ended up getting the PERFECT Halloweekends night at Cedar Point. It was a Friday, and we almost did not go because of some humid, rainy weather forecast, but am I glad we did. Real, thick fog rolled in at about 8:00 pm, and lingered and got thicker the whole night. They could have turned off the fog machines, and it would have been incredible just naturally...so you can imagine the foggy glory we got to experience that night everywhere you turned.

For all I get on Cedar Point about their lack of attention to detail and poor theming, I really have to hand it to them for Halloweekends. It really does get better every year.

What is everyone's favorite Halloween park? It would be fun to venture out.

When I was in college in the 80's, I used to review movies and records for the school paper. I tried to get an invite to a press screening of F13 Part V. They weren't having a stand-alone screening, but I got invited to a marathon of all five. Great night (and early morning)

Halloween's always been my favorite day of the year. I often did something with my mom, as it was her birthday. I like Halloween in the amusement parks, but my favorite time to go is now..the lull between the end of the summer season and the start of the Halloween celebrations. SFA and KD were pretty empty last weekend, and I'm hoping GAdv will be this Sunday. That said, of the parks I've been to for Halloween doings, I'd rank Dorney best for haunts and Hershey for overall atmos-"fear".


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:16 AM
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Creature had one of the worst movie opening of all time for movies opening in wide release.

If you do the math it literally showed to empty theatres in places on it's opening weekend.

Not trying to be negative, just a fun fact.

The actors were sure nice to look at though. Golly!!!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:53 AM
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Warning gay people: The straight people are trying to steal your holiday...fight back now, or Halloween is in danger of losing its fabulosity.

You HAVE been warned! ;)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 PM
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rollergator said:
Warning gay people: The straight people are trying to steal your holiday...fight back now, or Halloween is in danger of losing its fabulosity.

You HAVE been warned! ;)

You can keep it..

We want Father's Day at the parks instead...


Just another Mike..

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 PM

Edit: D'oh! Dodge snaked in there ahead of me.

Hey, that's not fair. You guys already had New Year's Eve. And Mardi Gras. And Father's Day...

;)

Last edited by Ensign Smith, Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:01 PM

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:08 PM
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rollergator said:
Warning gay people: The straight people are trying to steal your holiday...fight back now, or Halloween is in danger of losing its fabulosity.

You HAVE been warned! ;)

Sorry - but when millions of folks get the opportunity to dress in drag and outrageous costumes with a formal excuse, I don't think it will EVER be in danger....

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:01 PM
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I always thought that Christmas was the gayest holiday of them all.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:54 PM

No, it's just the hap- happiest season of all. With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:45 PM

Since I have the Platinum Pass, I'll be hitting the ones at Sea World Orlando and Busch Garden's Tampa. ;)

BTW I look forward to the cooler weather as well. :)


Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:51 PM

CoasterDemon said:


Gwar plays Chicago on Halloween, again.
A coaster zombie couldn't be happier.

They always play at Harpos in Detroit the weekend before halloween, I think this will be my first time in 4 years missing them :(

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:01 PM
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jonnytips said:

They always play at Harpos in Detroit the weekend before halloween, I think this will be my first time in 4 years missing them :(

Awww :( In all reality, I probably won't go myself. I did for years, done it all. I'm different now, and had so many great experiences at shows. Besides, I'd rather be in better shape; it's too tough in the mosh these days!


Billy
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:11 PM
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Live GWAR is crazy. I quit listening to GWAR near the same time that Oderus Urungus and his "cuddlefish" ejaculated blue crap all over me one time. I think I still have the stain on my scalp to prove it. lol


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:16 PM
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The best GWAR souvenir I have is a plain tee I wore to a show that has not been washed :) It's full of stains.


Billy
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