THE GREAT 2013 EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS & READER’S CHOICE AWARDS!

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The winners of the annual EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST  have been announced!  Now it’s your turn to go vote for your favorites for Readers’ Choice!  Visit any of the sites below to see who has won so far and to vote for your favorites in the comments. Each site will be picking a Readers’ Choice, so feel free to vote on all three!

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THE YEAR OF HALLOWEEN

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THE WINNERS!

Best Costume: Gina P, Zombie (#15)

Best Group Costume: Liam P, Wreck it Ralph and Fix it Felix (#18)

Best Makeup: Beth R, Calavara Catrina (#22)

Second Place Best Costume: Ani, Ood and Dr. Who Crab Monster (#24)

Second Place Group Costume: Jess L and Matthew H. (#13)

Second Place Best Makeup: Timothy B, Captain Spaulding (#21)

Best Appeal to a Corrupt Judge: Sophia, Luchadors (#32)

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To see the prizes go here and congrats!

For those of you who didn’t win the main prizes, don’t fret, we’re also offering a READER’S CHOICE AWARD for each site. Basically, the rules are thus: Check out the photos below on this site, The Year Of Halloween, & Superficial Gallery and leave a comment on each site of your favorite entry from the gallery below. There will be an (as of now, secret) Reader’s Choice prize for each site, so feel free to vote on each site and remember to leave your votes listing the number and why you think the costume is so friggin’ sweet in the comment sections.

Readers’ Choice Contestants – vote for your favorite in the comments!

 

DETAILS REVEALED FOR THE SCREAM FACTORY RELEASE OF KEVIN TENNEY’S WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

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I think it’s fairly obvious that we here at BackwoodsHorror are huge SCREAM FACTORY fans. A division of SHOUT! Factory, this company has been putting out some of the finest blu-ray editions of fan favorites for some time, reminding me of the glory days of Anchor Bay…perhaps even better. And now they’re releasing two of my favorite Kevin Tenney films: Witchboard, and perhaps my favorite, Night of the Demons on Blu-ray on February 4th, 2014. Check out the cover art and full specs after the break!

CONTINUE READING FOR THE COVER ART AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS!

TRICK ‘R TREAT 2 IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

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That’s right boils ‘n ghouls. Perhaps one of the greatest Halloween Horror films to come our way in decades, TRICK ‘r TREAT  is finally getting a sequel. While I think the film is one of those masterpieces that doesn’t necessarily need a sequel, with the right people involved, I think we, the fans, may very well have another masterpiece on our hands!

From HorrorMovies.ca:

[Recently, at the] Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, there was a special screening of Trick ‘r Treat for Beyond Fest.  This screening was also live streamed and featured a Q&A with Bryan Singer and stars of the film.  It was during the Q&A that the subject of “Trick ‘r Treat 2? was brought up.  Michael Dougherty, the film’s director, said it was out of his hands.  That’s when a representative from Legendary Pictures stood up and shouted “Let’s make a sequel!” and then the screen behind the Q&A participants lit up with the Trick ‘r Treat 2 logo.  It was also revealed that Dougherty would be directing the new film.

HAWT DAYUM!

CHECK OUT THE Q&A VIDEO AFTER THE BREAK AND A BIT MORE FROM DOUGHERTY ABOUT WHAT WE MAY HAVE IN STORE FOR TRICK ‘R TREAT 2!

HAUNTED AIR: A NEW HARDCOVER BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS CELEBRATING THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

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Source: BoingBoing

“Ossian Brown was a member of the dark, magical electronic music group Coil and is currently in Cyclobe, a duo with his partner Stephen Thrower. Ossian is a strange attractor. Weird things find him. Like his exquisite collection of antique vernacular photographs of Halloweens past. Brown compiled his favorites of the freaky found photos, all dating between 1875 and 1955, into a lovely new book titled Haunted Air. David Lynch wrote the introduction and Geoff Cox the afterword. Here is a glimpse of how the old, weird America celebrated All-Hallows Eve.”

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CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON OSSIAN BROWN’S HAUNTED AIR, A NEW PHOTO BOOK CELEBRATING ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN PAST!

PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS FROM ELVIRA & THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF JACK-O-LANTERNS!

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It’s the Halloween Season, boils ‘n ghouls, and for those of you out there wracking your (or someone else’s) brain when it comes to the delicate art of pumpkin carving, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark & The Hostess With The Mostest, has come to your rescue. I came across this little clip that should help any Jack-O-Lantern newbies get into the, er, spirit of the season. So take it from a pro and get to it because before you know it, all manner of ghosts ‘n goblins will be wandering the earth and who knows what will happen if you’re caught without the protection of a glowing, grinning visage of ‘ol Jack sitting upon your front steps.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LITTLE HAUNTED HISTORY ON THE TRADITION OF JACK-O-LANTERNS!

OCTOBER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

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It’s that time of year again boils ‘n ghouls.  That time of year when the air becomes cool and crisp.  When dusk brings a brilliant orange hue and long, mysterious shadows.  That time of year when the smell of woodsmoke drifts upon the brisk night wind.  When the leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.  It is that time of year when a Jack ‘o Lantern, so carefully carved, sits glowing upon the steps of homes everywhere.  When children stalk the night to trick or treat.  It is a time of monsters, of werewolves, vampires, witches and ghosts.  It is time…for Halloween!

If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that, like me, you’ve waited all year for this as the entire month of October is Halloween for me (hell, I could say it’s Halloween all year round here at BackwoodsHorror). And the day itself?  I’m not yet certain what I’ll be doing, but I’m for DAMN sure it’s going to be memorable (IF I can remember it…heh…).  So dust off your costumes, or make or buy new ones, because it’s time to get out there and celebrate the time of year when Horror in every form imaginable is brought to the forefront of every heart and mind.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

-Aaron-

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JAMIE LEE CURTIS & STEVE MINER COLLABORATING ON NEW ‘FINAL GIRLS’ TV SHOW

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Source: Deadline

ABC Family has closed a deal for a high-profile horror spec script by writer Jeff Dixon, which has Jamie Lee Curtis attached to star and Steve Miner to direct and executive produce if the project goes to pilot. That would mark a reunion and return to the horror genre for the Halloween H2O star Curtis and its director Miner. While there is no green light yet for the project, I hear it is being put on a fast track.

Titled THE FINAL GIRLS, the drama revolves around a group of girls who have, in essence, survived their own personal horror stories and are brought together by a mysterious older woman (Curtis) to channel the stress and scars of their experience for some greater good. Horror launched Curtis’ feature career with the Halloween movies, starting with the original 1978 franchise-starter Halloween. Miner also helmed the second and third installment of another popular horror movie franchise, Friday The 13th.

In addition to Halloween H20, Miner directed Curtis in Forever Young. He recently has been working mostly at ABC Family, directing the pilots and multiple episodes of the network’s Make It Or Break It and Switched At Birth. If The Final Girls gets the green light, it would mark Curtis’ first series regular role since 1989?s Anything But Love. She recently did an arc on NCIS and guest starred on New Girl. Curtis is with CAA, Miner and Dixon with Gersh.”

CORPSE-LIKE RUM-FILLED CHOCOLATE HANDS AND FEET

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Source: LaughingSquid

Miss Cakehead will soon host her annual Eat Your Heart Out pop-up Halloween cake shop from October 25th-27th, 2013 in London. This year’s event is titled “Feed The Beast” and will feature gory treats like these macabre hand-painted life-sized chocolate hands and feet flavored with Kraken Rum (the event’s sponsor) by the food artists at All Mine Patisserie. She says, “We’re pretty confident in laying down the gauntlet and saying that these will be the best liqueur chocolates you will ever see, plus of course being made with a dark spiced rum means they taste amazing.”

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT MORE OF THE DREADFULLY DELICIOUS TREATS!

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE NEEDS $50K FOR SANDY RECOVERY

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UPDATE: GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE HAS SET UP A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO HELP RAISE THE $50K NEEDED FOR THIS YEAR’S PARADE!

Source: DNAInfo New York

Organizers of the 40th annual Village Halloween parade say they must raise at least $50,000 to make up for the financial hit they took when Hurricane Sandy forced the parade to be canceled at the last minute last year — or else scale back the number of puppets and bands at this year’s festivities.

Started by Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee in 1974, the Parade began as a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. After the second year of this local promenade, Theater for the New City stepped in and produced the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. That year the Parade went through many more streets in

Greenwich Village and attracted larger participation because of the involvement of the Theater. After the third year, the Parade formed itself into a not-for-profit organization, discontinued its association with Theater for the New City and produced the Parade on its own.

Today the Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as “The Best Event in the World” for October 31.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON THE 40TH ANNUAL GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE!