The Best Halloween-Themed Articles, Photos, and Roundups on the Web
Looking for a good read this Halloween? Try these spooky articles from ’round the Web
By Marisa LaScala
Sure, you’ve read the classic tales, from The Lottery to The Tell-Tale Heart — but those are nothing compared to what the Internet can come up with. Here are some of the best Halloween round-ups on the Web.
The Cut’s “Forty-five Dogs in Cute Costumes”
The only thing that could possibly rival the cuteness of kids in pop-culture costumes is dogs in pop-culture costumes. Here, Halloween hounds are dressed as E.T., Mr. T, Miss Piggy, and our own Bedford neighbor Donald Trump.
Scariest pumpkin ever?
Photograph courtesy of redwingx
Extreme Pumpkin’s “2012 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners”
Every year, this site finds people who, unlike me, do more than carve triangle eyes and a mouth into their Jack O’Lanterns. My personal favorite of the 2012 crop is the pumpkin that looks like Richard Pryor. (When lit, it looks like his hair is on fire.) There’s also a pretty great Death Star pumpkin in there. (And, if you’re looking for more pumpkin inspiration, the Zombie Pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden is pretty terrifying.)
Flavorwire’s “10 Classic Halloween Cartoons You Can Watch Right Now”
Flavorwire’s round-up of Halloween cartoons has entries dating back to 1929 (Disney’s “Skeleton Dance”), but, of course, our favorite is a later Disney entry: 1949’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow adaptation, with Bing Crosby narrating. For those of you who scoff at the old stuff, there’s a Jem cartoon in there for you, too.
Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.