Are You Afraid Of the Dark?

Oh how I loved Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"! This topic was recently brought up in one of the other internet circles I run in. I was surprised at the amount of enthusiasm it elicited from me. This was a fabulous program.

BGH Book Club: The Devil in the White City

I've been planning on rolling out the unofficial BGH Book Club for a while, so what better day to kick things off than Halloween.

October Challenge 5 - Casey Goes to Hell

I MADE IT.

It's been a long 31 days, but we've powered through. Here we are at the end of the road. It's been a long and bumpy one but we've covered a wide array of the horror genre and learned a little along the way. There were new movies, there were old favorites. In the end, it was still fun and hopefully enjoyable!

Read on for the final 9 movies of the October Challenge!


Day 22

Comics Creepshow 13: Hellboy

There were quite a few books to choose from for this week’s column. First off, you had Steve Niles’ newest mini-series starting up called SAVAGE. I would give you a small description of it, but I couldn’t really tell what the hell was going on in that first issue. A new stand alone story, based on a Frank Frazetta painting called THE SWAMP DEMON, was another possibility, but I have already covered Frazetta inspired comics in this column. I toyed with the idea of reviewing a super hero comic called FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS.

Horror Headlines: Halloween, 2008!

Happy Halloween everyone. Whatever you end up doing tonight, we here at BGH hope you have a fun and safe holiday. And while you're at it, try scaring some kids in the process. That's the way we would want it.

Here are some totally useless pics of teenagers from the "Friday the 13th" remake. I would complain, but I know that pretty much every film has been filled with annoying stereotypes since the beginning, so I guess I don't really have a leg to stand on here.

Pics from Clive Barker's "Dread" adaptation, about a student who uses his own dreams as inspiration for his sick and twisted experiments in what scares people the most... namely, axe murdering clowns.

Check out the extended, 5 minute trailer for the remake of "The Day The Earth Stood Still", starring Keanu Reeves as a robot (natch) and Jennifer Connelly as (basically) his human love interest. I have to say, they're definitely going the Michael Bay route with this one, but since I'm not a devotee of the original, I'm excited to see how it turns out. And hey, look on the bright side, at least it doesn't have Will Smith in it.

Rob Schmidt's "Alphabet Killer" will actually have an advance screening in Rochester New York on November 7th, before going on a limited theatrical run. And of all the random places on earth, we actually have a writer there (hi, Mark!). So expect a review some time next week.

In Real People News: 

According to Corey Haim's official site, he has proposed to horror actress Tiffany Shepis, and she said yes. I'm just as baffled by this story as you are folks.

It's bad enough that a guy got caught banging a cow in this village in Jakarta, but the residents are also so uninformed on science that they think the guy knocked it up... so they killed it. Poor, defenseless cow, if you were American I'd be eating you right now.

A guy named Jesus Jihad has been sentenced in an Oakland courtroom for stabbing his wife. This is really surprising for a guy with such a peaceful name, don't you think?

Ever want to see a bird eat a rabbit? This is usually where I say "me neither", but this time I kind of did. You won't be disappointed.

On this day in history: 

1926: Illusionist Harry Houdini dies in room 401 of Grace Hospital in Detroit. The escape artist was killed by diffuse peritonitis, after having undergone an emergency appendectomy. Contrary to popular belief, the fatal appendicitis could not have been caused by a punch to the stomach.

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