Photo: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN
It being the magical time of year that it is -- when the dead rise -- we've been lying in wait for Wacko Jacko to make his Halloween resurrection. Our sleepless nights and expert reconnaissance skills finally paid off when we spotted him at the Salem carnival, whooping it up on the merry-go-round.
Go ahead, pick any character, any person (even this guy); put them in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, and you've got a recipe for serious badassery. Case in point: Infinite Santa 8000.This weekly web series by a crew of Boston-based artists, animators, musicians, and voice actors (including occasional Phoenix contributor Mike Neel) tells the story of a renegade Santa Claus (not this one) who, in order to survive the desert wasteland that is earth in the year 8000, must brutally butcher deformed mutants for food
As our slideshow would attest, plenty of wonderfully oozy ghouls made it out to the Somerville Theatre for J. Cannibal's "Feast of Flesh X," the crowning event of TerrorThon '10, last weekend. But just in case you missed Zombie Spock, here's a little midnight moment of illogical zombie zen for you all.
"It ... is ... later ... than ... you ... think ... "Chances are, you're already blitzed with plans for the evening. Lord knows there's enough groovy ghoulishness to go around tonight. But if you're stuck at home handing out candy to the kiddies (or if you're just too overwhelmed by the options, or too shiftless to even THINK about getting a costume together), here's a little treat for you.
In honor of Halloween, the Laser Orgy team has compiled a list of ten terrifying moments in video-games. Here’s the catch: all of these moments are from games that were not supposed to be scary. We’ll be baring it all and admitting which games made us shriek and fling the controller across the room when we were kids (okay, maybe as adults, too), so try not to make fun of us too much.
You can festoon your apartment with all the dollar-store cobwebbing you want, but it's atmosphere that'll make or break a good Halloween party. Over-the-top decor and a spot-on music playlists are, obviously, crucial. But we'd argue a few carefully chosen background visuals go a long way. After all, nothing makes a better conversation piece than an out-of-context, deeply WTF-inducing video clip caught out of the corner of your eye.
As an angry eldritch god pelts Worcester with foul globs of sleet, we thread our way through the DCU Center -- and what we find ain't pretty. The arcane items littering the tables in the dealers' row are slicked in blood and ichor (mostly the injection-molded plastic kind) or are emblazoned with phrases like "Tongue-Fucking A Torch-Melted Snatch" and "Killer Klown Lazer Katastrophe."
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