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2014 Lemax Spookytown Preview‏

One of the highlights and early kickoff of each Halloween season is the release of Lemax Spooky Town items that arrive in Michael’s stores nationwide in August each year. In the Spring the preview for each new annual release of pieces is made available, but this year we are in for a treat in that […]

Halloween and Fantastic Art by Grayson Fogg at The Autumnlands

From time to time this blog has explored art related to genre and Halloween, and with this post I want to promote the work of an artist I just discovered. This piece is titled “Halloween Frolics,” found at Etsy.com by Grayson Fogg of The Autumlands, a great piece for this holiday season. Here is the […]

Genre of the Dead – An Infographic from Halloween.com

Infographic Created by HalloweenCostumes.com

Guillermo del Toro and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV

Guillermo del Toro has taken the reins in providing the opening credits and extended couch gag for the 2013 installment of The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” that airs this weekend. How many horror icons can you identify? It airs October 6 on FOX.

Midnight Syndicate’s Latest Album Available – “MONSTERS OF LEGEND”

I just received the latest CD from Midnight Syndicate and it’s great. The title is Monsters of Legend, and it represents something of a homage to the classic Universal Studios and Hammer Films monsters from the past. One of the tracks, “It Lives!,” can be previewed from their YouTube page. This album will have great […]

La Santa Muerte: Mexico’s Saint of Sacred Death

This morning I was catching up on various essays at Religion Dispatches and I came across one that especially caught my attention. It was titled “Death Couture: Not for Halloween Only,” with the byline “De-exoticizing Mexico’s patron saint of death,” by Stephen Andes. This fascinating essay describes La Santa Muerte, translated as “Holy Death” or […]

Interview with Lesley Pratt Bannatyne on Halloween Nation

We are kicking off the Halloween season today with this post, an interview with Lesley Bannatyne, author of a number of great books related to this great holiday. In this interview, Lesley discusses her most recent book, Halloween Nation (Pelican Publishing, 2011). If you want to explore the various ways in which fans are enjoying […]

The Haunted History of Halloween

This is the week leading up to Halloween, and in honor of this great holiday TheoFantastique is pleased to present this documentary look at Halloween from The History Channel. In addition, below are links to previous discussions of Halloween on this blog that are worth revisiting this time of year. Related posts: Jack Santino: Halloween, […]

Let’s Get the Party Started: Carnival Arcane and Dreadful Hallowgreen Special

As of the writing of this post there are only 25 days until Halloween. For many of us the party has already started as decorations are already up, horror movie viewing has begun, and we eagerly await horror television as well. With this in mind TheoFantastique begins its own Halloween celebration with the enthusiastic mention […]

Guest Post at The Vault of Horror on The Shadow of Samhain

It was my privilege to be one of a handful of guest bloggers at The Vault of Horror as part of the series “The Shadow of Samhain.” My post titled “Putting the Christ in…Halloween?” went up today. I appreciate the invitation and opportunity, and encourage readers to take a look at the series running this […]

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