Hocus Pocus 2 is on the Way! In 1993, three witches played by Bette Midler, Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy were accidentally resurrected in the movie Hocus Pocus. The Disney Halloween comedy was a theatrical flop and lost the studio millions. But since then, a couple of generations of children have regularly seen Hocus Pocus during the Halloween season and grew up loving it. Now, 29 years later, the Sanderson sisters get resurrected again in Hocus Pocus 2! The three actresses may look a little older, but certainly not all that much older. The sequel will star the three original witches, plus Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, and more. Hocus Pocus 2 will begin streaming on Disney+ September 30. -via Digg​#witch #movie #HocusPocus #HocusPocus2 #trailer
How to Make Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls​Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November first and second. The traditions surrounding the day are somewhat of a combination of Halloween and All Soul's Day, as families gather to joyously celebrate their dearly departed relatives. Calaveras, or sugar skulls, are the symbol of the holiday most recognizable outside of Mexican communities. And you can make your own! While professionals take months to fashion and decorate sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos decorations, a recipe from Hungry Happenings whips them up in a day or so, and they are completely edible, as long as you don't add non-food decorations.
The 2022 Midwest Haunters ConventionThe annual Midwest Haunters Convention was held this past weekend in Chicago. That's where creative filks, vendors, and Halloween fans of all kinds get together to network, tell stories, bump heads, and generally wallow in Halloween months before the holiday gets here. Conventions like this are a great way to get a jump on the latest costumes, makeup, decorations, and ideas for 2022. Since we didn't go, the next best thing is to relive the convention through the eyes of Jaimie and Jay of Wicked Makers. They found everyday folks with awesome costumes, professional visual effects, horror props, masks and costumes for sale, and inspiration for their own DIY projects. Oh yeah, and a haunted house attraction right there on site! If you like, you might want to bookmark the convention's website so you can attend next year. #convention #HauntersConvention
A First Look at Lowe's Halloween Decorations for 2022Lowe's home improvement store has been really getting into Halloween in a big way the last few years. They usually start stocking the larger outdoor decorations and inflatables in July, as they begin to sell off their summer items. But the folks at Halloween Daily News somehow got hold of some in-house pictures of the Halloween gear that will be new for 2022. They include a giant Jack Skellington and a giant mummy, plus a full line of animatronics for your haunted front yard. These will include slasher icons Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger, which you can see more of here.​#decorations #animatronic #inflatable #Lowes
Sweet and Savory Cheese Ball RatsSurely you'll want to serve rat at your Halloween party! Hungry Happenings shows us how to make a cheese ball rat. The rat pictured is a sweet concoction of cream cheese and crushed Oreo cookies, with a pink cream cheese tail. The rat's "hair" is Oreo cookie crumbs! The recipe is simple, but the magic is in the shape. The complete instructions for making your cheese ball rat are here. You can serve this as a spread for graham crackers or shortbread cookies, or sliced up by itself if it's refrigerated. If you prefer a savory cheese ball rat, you can make one using the same technique andthis recipe that consists of mixing cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon, rolled in poppy seeds for the hair. Who knew rats could be so delicious? The biggest problem I see is knowing when to stop eating. #food #rat #cheeseball
The Conjuring House: Home That Inspired "The Conjuring" Horror Movie Sold for $1.5 MillionThe haunted house that became the inspiration for the 2013 movie “The Conjuring” just scared up $1.5 million in sales. The 18th century Burrillville home was once the home of the family whose experience in the 70s made it into the storyline of the film. It was not where the movie was shot, but various horror-related activities are still being hosted there by its previous owners, Cory and Jennifer Heinzen.The couple sold the house to Jacqueline Nunez of WonderGroup LLC. Nunez and the Heinzens jointly announced the purchase on Facebook. She said she planned to continue the nightly paranormal investigations, day tours, and live streamed events that the Heinzens have conducted during their tenure. From The Boston Globe:... one of the conditions that the Heinzens set was that the new owner not live in the house year-round, “because the energy is so powerful,” Nuñez told the Globe later. “They put it in there as protection for the buyer.”Images: Barry Chin/Boston Globe#hauntedhouse #TheConjuring #horrormovies #ConjuringHouse #paranormal