Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pet Care on Halloween

Hey... Halloween is just two and a half months away! I know it's not the time yet to give a start on it, but what's the harm starting discussing about it a bit in advance!

Halloween may be a fun for you but may turn out to be really traumatic for your pets. If you are a pet lover and is a owner of a pet, I'm sure tend to take immense care for your pet. The ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- has come up with some tips regarding protection of pets on Halloween.

Read on:
Do not leave your pet out in the yard alone on the Halloween eve.
Do give those 'Trick-o-treat' candies to your pets. Those are not for them. Remember that chocolates are highly hazardous to the pets.

Do not take your pets near a lit pumpkin. Your opet may knock it down and cause accident.

Too many strangers in a group with weired dress may be scary for a dog. Large dogs can attack directly in the rage of fear.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Halloween jack O Lantern Flash cards

It's time again for the smiling Jack O' Lanterns to light up your Halloween ! Wish your friends/ family/ acquaintances all the happiness that this night of magic can bring with our Halloween Jack O' Lantern ecards. Send them your spookiest wishes with these glowing ecards 'n brighten up their Halloween night with lotsa spine-tingling fun

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Best of Halloween Movies

Scary Movies for Halloween

I've listed very few films made after the 80s, but it's hard to avoid the breakthrough sci-fi and horror films made during the late 70s and early 80s. There are also some special horror/sci-fi sites listed in the Classic Films Horror/Sci-Fi Movies list. I've added many new ones to the list this year. Your suggestions, of course, are always appreciated -- just don't ask me to include anything made in the past few years!

  • Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
    First on the list alphabetically, but shouldn't be the first one you see, because much of the humor is in knowing something about the various monsters and watching how the boys play off them. Very funny, and even scary.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    Before "Seven," there was "nine" -- the nine biblical plagues, which Dr. Phibes visits upon his victim in one of the best of the Vincent Price horror movies.

  • Alien (1979)
    In my opinion, this movie has one of the most frightening alien monsters ever created. Sigourney Weaver is a great heroine, smashing the mold of the helpless damsals in distress of the traditional gothic horror films.

  • The Birds (1963)
    Leave it to The Master to turn a flock of birds into malevolent monsters.

  • The Black Cat (1934)
    A psychological horror film based on a Poe story, the first joint effort for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Read the review by Tim Dirks of The Greatest Films site.

  • Bride of FrankensteinBride of Frankenstein (1935)
    Considered even better than the original, the movie boasts a great campy performance by Elsa Lanchester.
    Review by Tim Dirks.

  • Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
    A very nice little low budget, black and white horror film based on Fritz Leiber's novel Conjure Wife. Known as Night of the Eagle in the UK.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
    A stunning experiment in cinematic surrealism and psychological horror that set the tone for many later works. Werner Krauss stars as the hypnotist/showman who travels through a weirdly distorted German countryside and unleashes Cesare, his somnambulist slave, on the townspeople.

  • Carnival Of Souls (1962)
    A car plunges off a bridge, and a young woman emerges, apparently unscathed. Wandering off, her odyssey takes her to a strange small town and a carnival pavilion whose patrons walk the line between the living and the dead. Director Herk Harvey's atmospheric low-budget chiller has achieved a cult following. (Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions.)

  • Curse Of The Demon (1956)
    A psychologist and occult "debunker" played by Dana Andrews finds himself up against a centuries-old blood cult attempting to bring a demon to Earth, and must use lots of skills to pass the runes. Directed by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People). (Includes both the American version and the complete, restored British version, alternately titled Night of the Demon.)

  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    George Romero's popular follow-up to his seminal 1968 zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead.

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
    This breakthrough film set the tone for many sci-fi flics which followed. Its intelligence and theory that humans are more of a threat to the universe than vice-versa were refreshing for the times.

  • Dead of Night (1945)
    This British film consists of five interwoven stories, all of which have been ripped off more than once, particularly the one about the ventriloquist dummy.

  • Dracula (1931)
    Bela Lugosi's signature performance as the great vampire.

  • Dracula (1979)
    Frank Langella did such a great job in this film, based on his Broadway performance, that he was almost typecast in the role. Olivier's in it, too, but the play was better, or so they say.

  • The Exorcist (1973)
    Recently chosen by TV Guide as the scariest movie of all time. The religious element made it a big draw in the mid-seventies.

  • The Fly (1958)
    Half man, half fly, with Vincent Price thrown into the mix. Pretty scary at the time.

  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
    This was the first great sci-fi movie I ever saw, and the ending still packs a punch, despite some of the "Lost in Space" aspects at the beginning.

  • FrankensteinFrankenstein (1931)
    The acknowledged king of horror films may look like a cliche today, but it created most of those cliches.

  • Freaks (1932)
    Tod Browning's disturbing story of circus "freaks" and their special form of revenge on a "normal" woman was and is a cult favorite, banned in many places when it was first released.

  • Halloween (1978)
    This early John Carpenter effort set the tone for many slasher flicks to come. None of the sequels measured up. 25th Anniversary DVD

  • The Haunting (1963)
    One of the greatest of all haunted house movies makes its point without ever really showing us a ghost. Avoid the recent remake at all costs.

  • Horror of Dracula (1958)
    The first of the Hammer horror films, with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee together for the first time, is thought by some to be the best vampire movie of the classic era.

  • Horror Hotel (1960)
    A curious co-ed in pursuit of her history studies visits a ramshackle Massachusetts town that had been the site of witch burnings... and lands in the clutches of a coven that has risen from the ashes. Starring Christopher Lee.

  • House On Haunted Hill (1959)
    A sinister host, played by Vincent Price offers a group of people $10,000 each if they'll spend the night in his macabre mansion, then does his best to see that no one collects. Directed by the legendary William Castle. (B&W and colorized versions)

  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
    The best of the "teenage" movies starred Michael Landon as the scary pubescent lycanthrope.

  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Richard Matheson wrote the novel and the screenplay for this film in which common cats and spiders become frightening monsters, thanks to a man's exposure to nuclear radiation.

  • Invasion of the Body SnatchersInvasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    When I was a kid, this was the first horror/sci-fi film that I was forbidden to see (probably had something to do with the word "body" in the title). The 1978 remake wasn't bad, either.

  • Island of Lost Souls (1933)
    The original version of H.G. Wells' novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. Charles Laughton makes a very creepy Dr. Moreau, and Bela Lugosi is equally creepy as The Sayer of the Law. If you've seen later versions, particularly the recent Brando remake, be sure to catch this one if you can.

  • The Invisible Man (1933)
    Directed by the legendary James Whale (Frankenstein), this original version of the H.G. Wells tale stars Claude Rains, who is a scary character, even though he's rarely seen in the flesh. The film also stars Gloria Stuart, of Titanic fame.

  • Jaws (1975)
    Not to be outdone by Hitchcock, Spielberg managed to make people afraid of a fish. In a totally different class from the sequels.

  • King Kong (1933)
    Excellent special effects for its day, a beautiful heroine, and a sympathetic monster make this one a keeper.

  • The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    Roddy McDowall and Pamela Franklin star in this haunted house film that's a somewhat weaker version of "The Haunting," though still plenty scary and entertaining.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1958)
    One of the scariest Disney animations ever created. I still have childhood memories of the scene where the Headless Horseman threw his pumpkin head at poor Ichabod! It's not Alien, but it's not a Mickey Mouse cartoon, either.

  • Val Lewton Horror CollectionThe Val Lewton Horror Collection
    Along with Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, and Bedlam, this five-disc boxed set also includes two exclusive double features. First, a remote New Mexico town is filled with fear when a killer jungle cat is on the loose and a series of savage murders follows in The Leopard Man (1943), with Dennis O'Keefe and Jean Brooks; and the new third mate of a ship discovers his captain is a sadistic maniac in The Ghost Ship (1943), starring Richard Dix and Russell Wade. Next, a young woman comes to New York City to look for her missing sister and uncovers a deadly devil-worshipping cult in The Seventh Victim, starring Kim Hunter, Tom Conway and Jean Brooks; followed by Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy, a documentary look at how the producer's '40s RKO tenure changed the face of screen horror.

  • Mad Love (1935)
    Peter Lorre as Dr. Gogol, who grafts the hands of a murderer onto the arms of a great pianist, whose wife Dr. Gogol happens to be in love with.

  • Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Roger Corman and Vincent Price combined for this classy but low-budget version of the Edgar Allen Poe story.

  • The Mummy (1932)
    It may look a little creaky after more than 70 years, especially compared to the 1999 remake, but Boris Karloff and the Mummy make a pretty scary combination, nevertheless.
    DVD Legacy Collection

  • Night of the Demon (1957)
    Given the highest rating by voters in the Internet Movie Database poll among all English-language horror movies made before 1982. Starring Dana Andrews.

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    George Romero's seminal but low-budget 1968 zombie flick is still about as scary as they get, because in spite of the black and white, it looks real. 1978 sequel was better, but this was the first.

  • Nosferatu (1922)
    F.W. Murnau's masterpiece is thought by many to be the greatest vampire movie of all time.

  • The Old Dark House (1932)
    Six travelers seek refuge from a storm in a decrepit mansion in Wales, inhabited by a creepy, eccentric family (especially hideously scarred butler Boris Karloff). A classic mix of thrills, scares and laughs from Frankenstein director James Whale. With Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Ernest Thesiger, Gloria Stuart.

  • The Omen (1976)
    Great stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this story of a little boy discovered by his father to be the Antichrist. Though the movie was actually listed in the book 50 Worst Movies Of All Time, many feel it is one of the best horror movies ever made, and almost Hitchcockian in some of its shots. Hollywood thought enough of it to remake it recently.

  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
    One of Vincent Price's best classic horror vehicles, based loosely on the Poe story.

  • Poltergeist (1982)
    A very scary film, with an excruciating climactic final scene taking place in a muddy pit full of decomposed corpses. Read the review From The Greatest Films.

  • PsychoPsycho (1960)
    Hitchcock might not be happy to hear that he started the slasher flick craze, but this is still his most popular film, and one which influenced generations of filmmakers.

  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Roman Polanski scared moviegoers in the late sixties with this tale of a woman, played by Mia Farrow, who gives birth to the Devil's child.

  • The Shining (1980)
    We couldn't forget this one by Stanley Kubrick, who teams up with Jack Nicholson for a gothic tale with a difference.
    Reviewed by Tim Dirks.

  • The Spiral Staircase (1946)
    Dorothy McGuire is a servant left mute by a childhood trauma, caring for invalid Ethel Barrymore in a spooky Victorian New England mansion with a killer of handicapped women on the loose. "Don't go down the cellar!"

  • The Uninvited (1944)
    Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey star in one of the classic haunted house films, set in an old house on the English coast that holds a terrible secret.

  • The Wolf Man (1941)
    One of a handful of the most remarkable horror films. Lon Chaney, Jr.'s best-known role. The rest of the cast is excellent, as well.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Happy Halloween Wishes Cards

Send these amazing halloween Wishes cards and Greetings to your Friends and Buddies and wish them a horrific happy Halloween . All halloween wishes cards are free to send and receive

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Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decoration

Halloween decorations are on everyone's minds as October 31st draws near and host and hostesses want to throw the perfect party. Mothers and children make costumes and plan fun festivals. Doors are garnished with black cats or a window might have a spooky ghost welcoming guests. Outside the front door there might be a mysterious black witch's hat atop a boiling pot of spell binding brew. Students spend much of October making one kind of Halloween decoration or another, and even Sunday school classes will have a Halloween craft time. This fall event and season seem to bring out the creative side of just about everybody.

But, when crafting cats and witch's black hats, is there really much thought given to what this celebration truly signifies? Halloween decorations seem innocent enough, but there is an underlying message or association that Christians should be made aware of. Witchcraft is a major theme with this festival fun and a very popular Halloween decoration is the witch image. Witchcraft has been around since the Middle Ages and continues today. Witchcraft practices include the belief that October 31 is the day that the dead are allowed to roam about the earth. Witches believe in reincarnation and in the power to cast spells, and witches practice various divinations. Scripture strictly forbids these practices. "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch." (Deuteronomy 18:10) The black cat is also a popular symbol of the day, and the black cat is associated with witchcraft and reincarnation. Click this link for a cool Halloween Quiz.

Another popular symbol is the jack-o-lantern. To the ancient Irish, the jack-o-lantern, originally a carved turnip, was an image of the damned soul. The carved faces in the turnips, and later pumpkins, were used to frighten away evil spirits that roamed through the streets on the night of the dead, an ancient Celtic belief. While Halloween decorations seem perfectly innocent, Christian believers must be willing to ask themselves to what degree does even a few harmless decorations affect their Christianity. The truth is that all Christians are called to be salt and light to the world, not merely existing beside unbelievers, but salting the wounds and shedding the light of truth in all circumstances. "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22) The Christian purpose is to glorify God, "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him." (Isaiah 43:7) Could a Halloween decorations be as innocent as it truly seems?

Many of the religions glorified on this day are in direct opposition with Christ. This is even a day used by Satanic cults as prime for sacrifices. The questions should be: what is a symbol that represents opposing religious activities doing on my door? What are these black and orange decorations teaching those who visit my house about my spiritual walk with Christ? Whom do the Halloween decoration crafts in my Sunday school classroom glorify?

Choosing to celebrate the beautiful fall color and crisp autumn breezes that God has created is a wonderful way to usher in the fall season. Perhaps a fall theme would be a nice alternative to a Halloween decoration theme. Christians can carefully consider what God would have them celebrate by researching scripture and researching the origins of this questionable festival or recognized date. Take this quiz for more information

People just love Halloween and it is easy to understand why, Halloween allows people to show their creativity in a variety of fun and exciting ways. This holiday season instead of purchasing a costume from your local shopping center why not have some fun and create your own unique one of a kind costume! If your really feeling ambitious you might consider throwing Halloween party for the adults or creeping out the kids by creating your own haunted house, complete with props and decorations. Our online article on creating a super scary sound effects CD will be of use for both a hunted house or Halloween party. Celebrate the spooky season with fun cell phone wallpaper for Halloween, then each time you answer your cell phone you can view fun Halloween pumpkin wallpaper. Those into mail order shopping for Halloween items can find a listing of Halloween catalog retailers here.

Of course Halloween would not be complete without a cool jack o lantern, learn how to get the job done with our article how to carve a pumpkin. When your carving out your pumpkin don't forget to save the fleshy inside as well as the seeds, both are important ingredients in Halloween recipes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Halloween Horror Wishes

Its Halloween fright night ! Rise up to the horrors that Halloween holds for you. Beware of the darkness of halloween and Wish your friends and your acquaintances a halloween horror night with these scary Halloween Horror flash and animated ecards. Don't be afraid... send your dear ones these horror-i-fic wishes that'll chill their spine 'n curdle their blood on Halloween.

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Halloween Flash Cards

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History and Origin of Halloween

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

Halloween originates from the he Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.

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