“Hocus Pocus” is 20 years old this year! And even though I was a kid when the film originally came out — before Sarah Jessica Parker had even stepped foot in Carrie’s Manolos — I’m not ashamed to admit that rewatching the Halloween classic is still one of my favorite Fall rituals. The Sanderson Sisters were more naughty than nice, but if there’s anything they taught us, it’s that we’re all a little witchy. I’ve rounded up some of the most bewitching GIFs from the film to illustrate how we have more in common with the broom-wielding women than we might admit. What are you waiting for? Work, witch. Read more on Tres Sugar…
Mahat the Magician Prankster is Internet famous (to the tune of about 2.4 million YouTube followers) for his seemingly endless stream of prank videos. Some of his very best are part of the Drive Thru Magic Prank Series, which documents Rahat, or in some cases no Rahat (we’ll get to that later), playin’ tricks on fast food drive-through employees. The reactions, while certainly a heart attack liability, are almost always excellent. Just in time for the Halloween season to begin, Rahat cast a moving, driving skeleton in his latest video … [via Gawker]
Ami subscribes to a religion of her own creation called Spiritual Eclecticism. You are all welcome to join, by the way. Winona is a recent convert. It’s a non-denominational and free-form cult of one. The only requirement is that you regularly engage in rituals of your choosing for guidance and comfort. They can be adapted from New Age practices, religious ceremony or something funny you saw on “South Park.” The only caveat is that you feel a genuine connection with them. No need to wait for Halloween to stand out in the woods and summon the spirits of your ancestors — or whatever gets you there. In Spiritual Eclecticism, you practice your unique rituals year-round. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started. Feel free to rip them off or invent your own. It’s your world. Keep reading »
It’s that time of year again! With Halloween just around the corner, Nightmare Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, NY, considered to be one of the more legitimately scary haunted house attractions in the country, is back to scare the shit out anyone who dares walk through its doors — and to capture their ridiculously, hilariously frightened faces on film for our amusement. Click through for 18 of my favorites so far! [All photos via Nightmare Fear Factory]
I, for one, would never even begin to entertain the idea of venturing naked into a haunted house. I’m scared enough being naked in my own bedroom by myself, let alone in the vicinity of strangers, and also while in a FUCKING HAUNTED HOUSE. Thanks but no thanks, Sinking Spring, PA, and your Naked and Scared Challenge. This is one challenge I am just not game for. Not now, and probably not ever. Unfortunately (for some), because of the “worldwide attention” the attraction … attracted, the township officials requested that the “nude” option no longer be presented to Shocktoberfest-goers. Underwear, on the other hand? Totally fine. Great, even. Participants stripped down to their skivvies, and Disney News blog Inside the Magic took a camera-wielding peek at the revamped challenge. So! If the Naked and Scared Challenge was something that intrigued you from the get-go, it’s your lucky day, and you even get to keep your pants on. [via Gawker]
Every Halloween, The Frisky goes buck wild creating costume inspiration boards, many of which are inspired by the pop culture headlines from the past year. This year, we’d like to hear which costumes you would be interested in seeing us tackle. Vote for your three favorites from the selections above and share any additional costume suggestions you have in the comments!