Mad Monster Party on DVD, and you’re all invited!

By StrangeWork.com: The Laughing Squid crew posted the trailer for Mad Monster Party tonight. It just so happens I picked up a copy of the DVD at the local super market the other day. How can you not love this?

Mad Monster Party DVD Cover
Nice little pick-up for $9.99, and yes that’s Boris Karloff as the voice of Baron Boris von Frankenstein! Mad Monster Party is from Rankin/Bass who also created the classics Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman! Good memories.

Make sure to get your scary movie collection up to par before Halloween hits!

Fright Gauge: Are You Scared?

By StrangeWork.com: My web buddy Jeff sent me a great link the other day, Fright Gauge! Halloween Fright Gauge

Fright Gauge is designed to measure your visual acuity. Studies have shown that sight plays a major role in our ability to sense the weird, strange, and supernatural.

People with higher-than-average perception skills studies show, are more likely to notice paranormal phenomena.

Are you scared? BOO! Test your visual acuity.

Win a Bloody Wii in the Rockstar Manhunt 2 Sweepstakes

By StrangeWork.com: Rockstar has just announced a new Manhunt 2 Sweepstakes giving you a chance to win a 50″ Plasma TV and a Manhunt 2 Branded Bloody Wii! The contest is free to enter, but you do have to provide name, email, and mailing address. I have to be honest, if they sold this Wii in stores I would go buy one today! But sadly they do not so I will just have to enter this contest and hope for the best.

The entry deadline for the contest is November 20, 2007 so get entered today!

Win A Bloody Wii from Rockstar Games

Find Local Halloween Events at GooGhoul.com

By StrangeWork.com: Staying with the Halloween theme, I’d like to introduce GooGhoul.com (pronounced Google, clever right?). GooGhoul.com is an easy way to search for local Halloween events in your area.
Visit GooGhoul.com
Just enter your zipcode and away you go! GooGhoul.com also offers an advanced search allowing you to filter your results by different event types including Haunted House, Haunted Maze, Hayride, Festival, and more!

GooGhoul.com allows readers to submit reviews of the events listed and allows anyone to submit new events. Overall GooGhoul.com is a simple yet easy way of finding that perfect Halloween event you were looking for!

Top Halloween Related Web 2.0 Sites

By StrangeWork.com: As many of you know Halloween is my favorite holiday. The weather is perfectly chilled out, the fall leaves are coming down, and Jack-O-Lanterns are beginning to show up on doorsteps. I decided to set out on a mission to find the top Halloween related Web 2.0 sites.

I’ve followed Halloween.com for many years hoping that someone with any kind of web sense would buy that domain and make something of it. This hasn’t happened yet as you can see, so I began my search for other sites.

Top Social Network – Sinister Space (sinisterspace.com)
Visit SinisterSpace.comSinisterSpace.com is an online social networking community geared towards those interested in horror and goth. Similar to MySpace and Friendster, the site is targeted to Halloween enthusiasts and does not allow members under 18 years of age. SinisterSpace.com is still very new, having launched just 2 months ago, but they seem to have a strong user base already.

Top Message Board – Halloween Forum (halloweenforum.com)
Visit HalloweenForum.comHalloweenForum.com is the largest Halloween related Message Board with 6,000 members and over 230,000 posts. General Halloween and Props appear to be the more active sections of the forum. Where else could you create a post requesting 4 sets of small hands?

Top Mashup – Halloween Mashup (halloweenmashup.com)
Visit HalloweenMashup.com
HalloweenMashup.com launched last year just before Halloween and that appears to be the last time it was updated. There isn’t much to this site, but it is a mashup none the less. HalloweenMashup.com uses Google Maps to plot local Halloween parties, displays Yahoo Halloween related news headlines, and displays Flickr photos tagged as Halloween Costumes. I would love to see this site expand as there is so much more that could be plugged into the mashup.

Top Halloween Blog – Ghost Droppings (ghostdroppings.com)
Visit GhostDroppings.comGhostDroppings.com posts are as unique as their name. Recent topics have ranged from Brain-Eating Amoebas to installing a window in your coffin. Be sure to view their Devil’s Almanac containing an archive of interesting horror related dates and events. Updated frequently with bizarre and interesting stories.

Hopefully the above sites will fill your need for Halloween Communities during this Spooky Halloween Season. If you know of any great sites that I’ve missed please share in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

Halloween by Rob Zombie

Friday, August 31st marks the date the new Halloween movie reaches theaters. Halloween is easily my favorite movie series of all time, so you can image the excitement I have about the new film.
Halloween movie poster
I also happen to be a pretty big Rob Zombie fan as well! I’ve seen Rob perform twice live and enjoyed both of the horror films he has released to date.

I’m really anxious to see a horror classic like Halloween get the Rob Zombie treatment in a remake. I’m sure it will live up to the hype and my expectations. Michael Myers started this genre of horror film and he is still going stronger than ever. Freddy and Jason take notes, this is how it’s done.

I highly recommend everyone see this movie over the long Labor Day weekend! I’m sure you will not be disappointed. I know I won’t be!