You hear a creature creepin’ up behind; she had dumps like a truck, truck, truck. DJ Cummerbund pulls out all the stops for his sublime Halloween 2023 remix. The unholy offspring of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Sisqó’s Thong Song is not like other songs – and that’s a good thing.
Trick or treating is for kids, but these decadent Halloween treats are not. For its limited-edition Kraken Dark Donuts, NYC’s Dough Donuts spiked its cream filling with Kraken Black Spiced Rum, and decorated the dark chocolate icing with a purple beast from the deep. Available through October 31 at Dough Donuts locations and via Goldbelly shipments.
We’ve always enjoyed musician Jared Halley and his multi-track a cappella performances. To celebrate Halloween 2023, Jared performed a fun cover of Bobby Pickett’s spooky classic Monster Mash, with backing vocals and dance moves performed by his 10-year-old son, Noah.
Add an extra scare factor to your Halloween decorations this year by filling your picture frames with some creepy compositions of your own. The photo experts at COOPH are here with a series of tricks you can pull off with simple props and some basic Photoshop skills.
We can always rely on lighting designer Tom BetGeorge for the best Halloween light shows. For his 2023 show, he kicks things off with a brilliantly illuminated performance of System of a Down’s Toxicity, complete with singing pumpkins, light-up spiders, gravestones, and fire cannons. Tom’s got more videos on the way, so subscribe to his YouTube channel.
Any day is a good day to enjoy a bowl of Count Chocula or Franken Berry cereal. It’s part of a complete breakfast! Dan Larson of Toy Galaxy looks at the strange and sometimes controversial history of General Mills’ spooky and sugary Monster Cereals, including the elusive Yummy Mummy. Since this video was released, Carmella Creeper was added to the mix.
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? North of the Border takes us to the town of Halloween with a little Nightmare Before Christmas goodness. His latest sculpture does a great job capturing the look of Ken Page’s villainous Oogie Boogie, complete with glow-in-the-dark abilities.
How can you make your Jack-o’-lantern creepier? Well, if you do what Bobby Duke did, you’ll buy a white pumpkin to make a skull inside an orange pumpkin. It’s a fun idea, but after he was done with the build, things went really off the rails for Bobby – so perform this pumpkin surgery at your own risk.
Even on our best Halloween, our pumpkin carving skills rate about a two on sculptor James Hall’s 13-level scale. The Halloween Wars two-time champ sat down with Wired to demonstrate how much more you can do with a Jack-o’-lantern than just saw out some triangular eyes and chunky teeth with a kitchen knife.
Candy corn cocktails should not be a thing. Scare away bad spirits this Halloween with a Ghost Margarita made with top-shelf 1800 Tequila and impress 21+ boys and ghouls with smoky flavors and ghostly mixologist magic. It’s our kind of treat, whether it’s 1800 Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Coconut, or ultra-premium 1800 Cristalino.
Bob “Rocketman” Maddox is obsessed with building dangerous jet-powered karts and racing them across the desert. To get into the holiday spirit, he built a coffin-shaped pulsejet car he dubbed the Halloween Machine. It doesn’t look quite as slick as The Munsters’ coffin car, Dragula, but Bob’s is much, much faster.
When it comes to Halloween candy, we hand out full-size Hershey bars and Reese’s – because that’s how we roll. But some people offer more trick than treat, giving out circus peanuts, candy corn, or black licorice. The History Guy delves deep into these divisive candies and where they came from.
Swiss watchmaker Swatch loves Halloween. This festive orange-and-black watch is part of their playful and ghoulish Halloween collection. What makes it so special are the red and green googly eyeballs that spin around inside of its skull. Features a quartz movement, a bioceramic case, and a silicone strap.
Looking for a fun Halloween decoration that encourages recycling? Off the Grid Makes shows us how you can transform plastic milk bottles into plastic skulls. You’ll need a heat gun and a resin skull to mold the plastic around, but then the only limit is time and how many milk jugs you have lying around.
Raphaël from Epic Cardboard Props shows off another awe-inspiring build – a replica of a Predator’s head made almost entirely from Amazon boxes, craft paper, and toilet paper. You can purchase the template to make your own Predator mask from his website, and you could be donning those dreadlocks in time for Halloween.
The Halloween franchise is really, truly, finally coming to an end. To celebrate the end of the road for Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, maromaro1337 performed John Carpenter’s intense electronic theme on a Stylophone. The driving, repetitive melody seems perfectly suited to the monophonic analog synthesizer.
We’ve been following Tom BetGeorge’s Halloween light shows for more than a decade. Now that he’s moved to a new neighborhood, he’s got room for an even bigger spectacle. His 2022 show tops them all with new lighting effects and an army of illuminated drones displaying colorful images over his house.
JGVision Media used AI image-generation technology to create the haunting scenes in this video, set to the music and lyrics of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To add to the mood, they incorporated stretching and warping effects. If you’d like to hang any of these creepy images on your wall, you can order prints from RedBubble.
Sugar Lab’s mad scientists went batty for Halloween, using 3D printers to make edible sweets in seasonal shapes like Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Apple Covered Caramels turn the classic inside out with a caramel and apple butter filling, while Day of the Dead Glitter Skulls dissolve into edible glitter when plopped into cocktails.
Despite many people despising the fake, sugary flavor of candy corn, it’s still a wildly popular Halloween treat. Mental Floss explores the history of this divisive, tri-colored candy and why it’s so closely associated with the holiday. We never thought about it before, but candy corn has real corn in it, sorta.
Harpist Kristan Toczko offers up an early Halloween treat with this seamless medley of music from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Halloween, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. Then she finishes things off with a little bit of Still Dre. We also love her cover of The Simpsons theme.
Devon of MechanicalFiend is an expert at making detailed models and dioramas. She builds them from paperboard, cardstock, foam board, and popsicle sticks. To get us in the mood for her amazing miniature of Jack Skellington’s house from The Nightmare Before Christmas, she kicks things off with a little musical number.
Halloween may be over, but we’re still discovering some of the many awesome costumes that people wore for the holiday. Among the best ones we’ve seen is from Genevra Collier (aka tragopandemonium) who created an incredible outfit that turned her into a human lava lamp. See how she made it on YouTube.