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Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan Starts Now!

You may have heard that I’m teaming up with mental_floss and TrivWorks to put on The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Bell House on October 29. But we couldn’t wait to start in on the fun, so we’re holding an online trivia contest on mental_floss, right here, right now. Here’s how it works: [...]

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

Bunny Krueger Will Give You Adorable Nightmares

One two bunny’s coming for you.Three, four better lock his door.Five, six grab some carrot sticks.Seven, Eight better stay up late.Nine, Ten never hop again. Michelle Coffee made this plush that will hopefully inspire the creation of a children’s version of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Link -via Super Punch

Film Map

From Dorothy Collective, it’s the followup to their Song Map project: a map featuring places gleaned from your favorite movies. A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown. Yes, [...]

10 Bloody, Gory, and Delectably Evil Horror-Themed Cakes

Between the scorching hot ovens and easy-to-mess-up chemical reactions, many people find baking to be simply horrifying. While experienced bakers may not be afraid of these challenges, they still understand that cakes can be the things of nightmares, particularly around Halloween. Here are some of the most wonderfully creepy Halloween cakes ever baked. Thorax This thorax cake [...]

10 Strange and Wonderful Plush Toys

There should probably be a rule #34 for toys: “If it exists, someone will make a plush doll of it.” In a couple of previous posts, we found roadkill, monsters, germs, food, and internet memes rendered in cuddly toy forms. We have yet to tax the supply of available plush. 1. Patients Paraplush is a German toy [...]

10 Controversial Horror Movies For Halloween

If you’re looking to ramp up for Halloween by watching some horror flicks, you could go the typical route of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street marathons, but if you’re really looking for a spooky movie fest, why not go the extra mile. The films on this list are all so violent [...]