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Halloween is right around the corner and, if you've been traveling a lot or just plain lazy, you probably are just now trying to brainstorm costume ideas.
Jaunted to the rescue!
Below we've rounded up a few of our favorite travel-themed get-ups, all easily DIY-ed and definitely doable, from a day of preparation to a few minutes before you really have to head to that party.
Have any suggestions of your own? Pop 'em in the comments for all to see, and Happy Trick-or-Treating!
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Filmmakers love Florida for romantic beach scenes and car chases, but the state has been featured in plenty of scary movies, too. Here are three Florida filming locations that might seem scary on the big screen, but in reality they couldn't be more serene.
· Florida has a long history on film. One of the state's first appearances in a horror movie was back in 1954 when producers used Wakulla Springs in Florida's Panhandle for underwater shots in Creature from the Black Lagoon. Wakulla Springs, one of the world's largest fresh water springs, is now a state park open daily for hiking, biking, and fishing.
For every enchanting mountaintop resort, riveting extreme sports adventure or breathtaking spa in the middle of nowhere that we write about, there are many places and experiences in this world that we would absolutely NOT use our vacation time (or work time) to explore.
For instance, we don't recommend wingsuit diving into an active volcano on the ice cap of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. Just not a good idea.
We have, however, come to realize that, sometimes people are morbid and weird and sometimes those people like to travel. Following up on our creepiest haunted prisons and asylums tour, we now have a handful of cemeteries that you have to be incredibly
unstable brave to visit.
Psst...you might want to keep the lights on for this.
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If you're a scary movie fan you know October is the most wonderful time of the year. And, a few of the country's remaining Drive-In theaters have special events and screenings planned all month long just for you. Check out what three of the best Drive-Ins are doing to celebrate Halloween.
Electric Dusk Drive-In
Electric Dusk Drive-In in downtown Los Angeles is one of the only Drive-Ins where you can watch your favorite movies against a major city skyline. Tickets are $11 per person. If you'd rather be out under the stars, Astroturf tickets are $9. VIP tickets with admission for four people plus snacks is $50. Next weekend the theater is getting into the spirit with Two Nights of Halloween featuring Rosemary's Baby and Friday The 13th.
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2014 brings the 24th annual Halloween Horror Nights to Universal Studios Orlando. You know the drilleach fall crowds converge on the park to experience the transformation; by day Universal Studios welcomes guests of all ages to experience the new Despicable Me ride, ET's bike, and pose for photos with Spongebob, while at night the park turns itself into a giant live action horror movie suited for teenagers and adults.
A gaggle of writers work year-round to come up with the themes and schemes that inhabit Universal's annual Halloween Horror Nights. For this, the 24th incarnation of fright, Universal went heavy on the intellectual property, AMC's Walking Dead is back again, with Dracula, Halloween, Alien Vs Predator and From Dusk Till Dawn comprising 5 of the 8 houses. Furthermore, "scare zones" are back, there are four of them, but overarching themes are still a thing of the past — tag lines rule the day, and this year’s line is “You’ve Been Warned”.
We toured each of the eight haunted houses and the four scare zones, and while all the houses had plenty to offer, here are this year’s rankings:
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This week Hollywood is going to get a little scarier.
Screamfest, the world's biggest horror film festival, kicks off tonight at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and will feature up and coming horror directors while also honoring the best in the biz.
The festival has earned a reputation for finding the next best next thing in horror. Back in 2007 they showcased the then little known independent movie Paranormal Activity which went on the earn more than $60 million at the box office in its first month.
In case you haven’t finished your Halloween shopping just yet—note that there’s only 17 days until the big day. Southwest Airlines is very much aware of the timeline, as the carrier is looking for suggestions on how to dress up their CEO.
Over on the Nuts About Southwest blog they’re entertaining offerings on Halloween costumes for the big boss. As a reminder, the airline really LUVs—ha—Halloween, and each year CEO Gary Kelly dons a costume. Last year he went as Phil from Duck Dynasty, the year before he dressed up as Woody from Toy Story, and who could forget the time he was Frankenstein?
In case you’ve missed it—fall is finally here. Pumpkins are out, the leaves are changing color, and it’s time to officially celebrate the season. Sure there are plenty of places to take in all the oranges, reds, and yellows, but one city is hell bent on partying the hardest this season, and it's Keene, New Hampshire.
The Keene Pumpkin Festival keeps getting bigger and better pretty much each and every year. Yes, there are pumpkins#&151;we’ll get to that in a secondbut there’s also food, arts and crafts, and even a pumpkin road race.
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Most cities across the U.S. have some type of haunted attraction that pops up this time of year, but some stand out above the rest. Sadly, one of the best over-the-top, scare your pants off haunted houses is closing for good next month.
Co-founder Ross Karpelman has confirmed this will be the last season for The House of Shock in New Orleans. "We were trendsetters without trying to be," Karpelman said. "We made our mark. Now I'm seeing others doing the same thing. We invented the idea of the interactive haunted house. It's time to call it quits."
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Claims of paranormal activity are stories that stick; pair a spooky history with brutal architecture, and you have a winning setting for ghost tours.
Beyond the usual prison tours is true Thanatourism, or tourism of places associated with great grief or violence. Asylums are a popular option, owing to their histories as buildings originally erected to serve only one purpose, to house and treat patients with mental illness. Despite their dark reputations, asylums provided food, shelter, and at least some hygiene. Unfortunately, because mental illness was considered un-curable, most of the patients were forced to live out their life in asylums such as these, while others could have been the victims of barbaric experimental treatments and surgeries.
Accessing the hushed, forbidding structures of these strict institutions is a modern fascination, one which flares up in autumn around the coming of Halloween.
Here are 4 of the most haunted institutions open to the public:
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If Zombiegeddon were upon us, would you rather be among the hordes of zombies, the living insane, or those running for their lives? The Redrun II – A Zombie Sequel lets you decide exactly where you think you'd belong.
The second annual horror run will take place in Virginia City, Nevada, thought to be one of the most haunted cities in America.
During the event, zombies will chase runners through Virginia City's train tunnels, haunted buildings, the Comstock Gold Mill, train graveyard and more. The total course covers six miles including six dead zones and six obstacles where runners will have to work together to survive.
Runners can regroup along the way at Revive Stations where there will be plenty of beer, water and, most importantly, safety.
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Had enough of Pumpkin Spice Lattes? It's only just officially turned autumn, and there's still many weeks ahead for enjoying homemade pies, the coziness of your favorite hoodie, the colors of foliage, and harvest festivals. Speaking of...here are three of our favorite autumn harvest festivals in October: