Posts by Jimm McShane
Jimm McShane

Jimm is a web developer for HalloweenCostumes.com by day and a Halloween and horror enthusiast by night. When he's not writing for his own blog and ours, he spends his time with his wife and his brother, watches Ghostbusters for the millionth time, and dresses his dog Bela (named for Lugosi, not Twilight) in various costumes. He studied film in college, but uses that knowledge to analyze lowbrow schlock like Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Minimalist Horror Movie Posters

 

Do you want to play a game? These minimalist movie posters are inspired by ten horror films. Each one features a pair of objects from a key moment in the movie, but it's up to you to figure out the name of the film they represent. There's also a hint below each poster, just in case the title is on the tip of your tongue. How many movies do you recognize?

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You probably have a friend that swears they once summoned Bloody Mary. You may even say so yourself. The story goes that if you say her name in a mirror three times, Bloody Mary will appear. Is the legend true? That's easy enough to find out, isn't it? Unless you're scared...

 

DIY Bloody Mary Costume

 

The Legend

The legend of Bloody Mary has its roots in a Halloween divination ritual, where a mirror and a candle could be used to see your future. Mary I of England was...

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Dracula Untold, which stars Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as the legendary vampire, makes a hero out of the classic villain. Being reimagined is nothing new for the character, who has been depicted as everything from a gothic bloodsucker to a hopeless romantic. Every actor brings something new to the role, but perhaps none have made as much of an impact on Dracula as Bram Stoker did when first writing the character.

 

Dracula Retold: From Gothic Horror to Tragic Hero

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Rev up your chainsaw, sharpen your meathooks, and get out your sewing kit...we're celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a visual guide dedicated to Leatherface: the man of many faces.

 

Leatherface: Man of Many Faces

 

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was first released forty years ago in 1974. What nobody knew at the time was just how influential the independent film with a miniscule budget would be, or what lasting effects it would have on the horror genre. The original was followed...

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Mad Monster Party

 

You may already have a movie that you watch every Halloween. If not, it's a tradition we suggest you start. No matter your age or favorite film genre, there is a perfect Halloween movie out there just for you. Here are the top 5 best movies for Halloween in 5 different categories to help you find the perfect fit for your new tradition!

Whether you're looking for a classic that made an impact on the horror genre, something animated and spooky, a comedy that's equal parts laughs and...

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