September 12, 2008

HA: Become the Envy of Everyone with a Cool Couples' Costume

Couples costumes are becoming more impressive and popular with each passing year. From funny to frightening and from sexy to sensational, couples' costumes are becoming some of the most sought-after costumes of all time.

If you and your date want to express your feelings for each other and make it known that you're off limits to others, a couples costume may be perfect for you.

Take a look at some of this year's cool couples costumes to find one that perfectly represents your relationship! Simply click on the links below or visit's Couples Costume department.

If yours is a love that's groovy and whimsical, then you'll love our "I Got You, Babe" couple's costume. Sonny and Cher were, at one time, the hottest Hollywood couple and you can capture their magic this Halloween when you and your date dress as this classic duo.

Is yours the love of a lifetime? Do other couples fashion their relationships to resemble yours? Then prove to the world that love didn't exist before the two of you found each other when you wear our Adam and Eve couples costume. A love as eternal as theirs is waiting for the two of you this Halloween.

Is yours a sizzling, delectable love? Do you perfectly compliment each other? Then show the world that the two of you are meant for each other in our Bacon and Eggs couples costume. Turn up the heat together this Halloween!

Is yours an electrifying love? Do the sparks fly every time you're around each other? Then prove it with our Plug and Socket couples costume. Keep things current and complete the circuit of love this Halloween!

Is yours a nutty kind of love? Do you fit together perfectly? Then you're sure to love expressing yourselves in our Nuts and Bolts couples costume. The longer these two stay together, the harder it is to separate them.'s impressive selection of couples Halloween costumes are designed to be as comfortable as they are appealing. We carry couples costumes to meet almost every need and fit almost every budget. And the best part of it all is that when you purchase a couples costume from, you're getting two costumes for the price you'd expect to pay for just one costume at any other costume retailer.

So, what are you waiting for? The hottest couples costumes are just a click away!

Make this Halloween a romantic adventure with

HA: Spider-Man is the Man this Season!

Peter Parker may not be an impressive man but give him a spider suit and an adventure and he becomes a superheroic kind of guy. Spider-Man is one of the hottest superheroes of all time. He's fast, dexterous, and trustworthy--what more could you ask for in a superhero?

This year's Spider-Man costumes are better than ever before. From adults to children and infants to your favorite furry companion, carries sensational Spidey costumes for every member of your family.

Check out this season's coolest Spider-Man costumes. Simply click on the links below or visit's Spider-Man costume department.

Help your pampered pooch tap into his Spidey sense this Halloween in our Spiderman Comic Cartoon Pet costume. This officially licensed Spider-Man costume is sure to make your pup the coolest superpooch in town!

Keep the youngest member of your household comfy and cozy in our Spiderman Infant costume. This precious costume is designed to keep your baby warm without being constricting or uncomfortably bulky. Use the included mask or paint your baby's face to complete the look!

Help your little one pay homage to his favorite superhero this Halloween. If he loves showing his muscles, he's sure to enjoy the new "manly" physique the Spiderman Muscle Chest costume gives him. This cool Spider-Man costume comes in a wide variety of sizes and features built-in Spidey muscles to give your little guy a cool "masculine" edge.

Your adventurous teen will be ready to save the city in style when she wears our incredibly impressive Spider-Girl Teen costume. This form fitting, but comfortable, lightweight costume is perfect for the younger wall crawler. Complete with a trendy, jeweled eye mask, this costume is designed to turn heads.

And adults can join in on the Spidey fun this Halloween too in our ultra cool, adult Spider-Man costumes. We carry adult Spider-Man costumes in a wide array of standard and plus sizes and styles to help you recapture the magic of Saturday morning cartoons and today's modern Spidey films and comic books. From the traditional, red Spider-Man suit to the new, black Venom and Anti-Venom suits, knows Spidey costumes like no other costume retailer.

If you're looking for the perfect Spider-Man costume, look no further than We carry one of the largest and most impressive lines of officially licensed Spider-Man costumes available anywhere. And with our quick and easy, no hassle return policy, you're sure to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make from our massive, state-of-the-art website.

When you need high quality, affordable Spider-Man costumes, delivers.

For more information about Spider-Man Halloween costumes or Halloween costumes in general, please visit

The Top Ten Halloween Novelties of All Time

Halloween isn't just about dressing up and collecting treats. It's the one night of the year when it's perfectly normal to carry eggs and toilet paper on your person in the hopes of using them up before the night is over.

But if you're too young to partake in Halloween vandalism or if you're hoping to relive the fun you had as a kid and you want something cool to torment your friends and family at this year's party without causing them too much stress, you're in luck. presents the coolest gags and novelties of all time for your viewing and tormenting pleasure. Check them out by clicking the links below!

10. No Tear Toilet Paper: There's just nothing worse than being "indisposed" with a roll of toilet paper that you just don't have the strength to tear. (Don't ask us how we know this, we just do.) This cool novelty won't tear no matter how much your embarrassed and frustrated friends try. Pull, tug, sweat, grunt, and pop a gut, but it's just no use.

9. Bloody Razor: Scare the crap out of Grandma when you use our novelty razor to slice through your skin (just be sure to leave the No Tear Toilet Paper in the bathroom before you do.) This cool novelty features a liquid-filled bulb that will spurt red liquid onto your skin as you "slice" your way to the bone.

8. Dog Doo: Ah, what could be more refreshing and exhilarating than freaking everyone out with fake dog poo? Place in beside the toilet, in the refrigerator, or in the neighbor's swimming pool. Either way, make the most of the poo!

7. Puff Puff Cigarette: Imagine the look on Mom's face when her 12-year-old comes in "smoking" a cigarette. This fake cigarette is realistic in appearance and features fake smoke to get you into all kinds of trouble this Halloween.

6. Shock Pen: Keep this cool gag handy for anyone needing a pen. When the pen is clicked, it shocks whoever is holding it. Not recommended for persons with health conditions or the elderly but it's hilarious for everyone else!

5. Hot Pops: Treat your friends to something yummy this Halloween. Just be prepared to run when they actually put these ultra-hot lollipops in their mouths. Spice up the evening and seek delicious revenge at the same time!

4. Money Snatcher: Who can resist picking up cold, hard cash from the floor? Imagine the frustration they'll experience when your younger siblings can't quite grab that dough!

3. Hand Buzzer: An old classic is still a gag favorite. Simply place the buzzer in your hand and shake hands with everyone you meet!

2. Fake Vomit: Sprinkle this cool gag with water for a more realistic effect and place it in the car, on the toilet, or on your clothes for a gross surprise!

And finally, the coolest cheap thrill of all time:

1. The Remote Controlled Fart Machine: Featured on The Howard Stern Show, this cool noise maker emits five realistic fart sounds and is activated by remote control. Works up to 50 feet away and through walls to torment your more modest guests!

And there you have it. The hilarious novelty toys that you used to pick up at local carnivals and from the back of comic books are now at Your parents despised them, your grandma was appalled by them, and your children will love them!

Are these gags a little too tame for your tormenting pleasure? No problem! carries a wide array of decorations, props, and gags that are sure to tickle your fancy this Halloween.

So, what are you waiting for? Halloween is just around the corner and the coolest novelties are only a click away!

September 9, 2008

Jazz it Up This Halloween With Cool Costume Accessories

Whether you've chosen a simplistic costume or one that's more elaborate, one thing is for certain--your costume isn't complete without accessories. Even if you've ordered a deluxe costume this season, some of the important accessories may not have been included and you'll need to choose your own to give the attire a more genuine, authentic look.

If you haven't started thinking about accessories, now is the time to do it. With Halloween just around the corner, costume retailers are going to be bombarded with orders for today's hottest costumes and accessories and unless you order your accessories early, you may miss out.

Not sure where to start looking for the perfect accessories to make your costume the best it can be? No problem--that's where we come in! We've taken the liberty of compiling a list of must-have accessories for a few of our hottest costume categories to ensure that your costume is "Hall of Fame" worthy this Halloween!

Superheroes Costumes: Whether your favorite superhero is Wonder Woman or Spider-Man, all superhero costumes need the same basic accessories to make them sensational. Without a utility belt and a few trusty weapons, your superhero costume is just another costume.

Sexy Costumes: From the seductively mild to the sinfully wild, all sexy costumes need stockings, sexy shoes and jewelry. In order to be a vicious vixen, you'll need to dress like one. Wanna really glam it up this season? Forget the beauty salon and instead grab a cool costume wig. Turn dull, lifeless hair into shimmering locks of sexy sophistication, instantly.

Elegant Costumes: Elaborate royalty and masquerade costumes will often require costume gloves, tiaras, shoes, and costume jewelry in order to look their best. Depending on just how elaborate your costume is, you might want to take a look at the costume wig section of in order to garner the appropriate hairstyle without a visit to the salon.

Regardless of the costume you have chosen for this season, you're sure to find the perfect accessories for it at From wigs, makeup, clothing accessories, shoes, boots, gloves, and hats to jewelry, badges, sunglasses and more, NewYorkCostumes carries accessories for every costume you see on our website.

And because we only stock costumes and accessories from the most reputable manufacturers in the business, you can be sure that you're getting only the highest quality merchandise when you purchase from

The perfect Halloween costume accessories are waiting for you. From glam to goth, period to plus size, and superhero to super sexy, all costumes need coordinating, fashionable, and appropriate costume accessories to make the grade this Halloween.

When you need affordable accessories, wigs, or makeup, you need to let the Masters of Masquerade answer the call!

September 4, 2008

New York Costumes a Mystifying Shopping Experience

If you're ready for the shopping experience of a lifetime, you're ready to stop by New York Costumes in the heart of New York City! Boasting two entrances at 104 4th Street and 808 Broadway at 11th Street, this massive Halloween superstore spans an entire city block!

New York Costumes is the hottest place to be in New York City during the Halloween shopping season. From the most impressive costumes and props imaginable, to bizarre and wonderous novelty items that you won't find anywhere else, New York Costumes literally has it all!

Even today's hottest celebrities know that New York Costumes is the most mystifying place for all things horrorific, sexy, humorous, and weird! We've served some of the most popular celebrities in the world and we promise to treat you like a star as well from the moment you walk into our incredible mega-store until the moment you leave.

And we'll entertain you each step of the way! While browsing through our massive inventory of costumes, wigs, accessories, props and decorations, shoes, mascots and more, stop by and take a makeup lesson from our professional makeup artist, or let our magician show you how to add a little magic to your life. Try not to blush as you look through our massive selection of mind-blowingly sexy costumes and or simply try to find yourself in our remarkable masquerade mask section. Either way, you're sure to love every moment of your visit to New York Costumes!

There is a world of adventure awaiting you around every corner of our 14,000 square foot Halloween superstore and we can't wait to see you here! From special effects and decorations to movie magic props and more, New York Costumes aims to please like no other Halloween shop.

Just ask anyone who has visited our incredible store and they'll tell you that we are one of New York's finest attractions. New York Costumes is the only Halloween costume and prop shop in the city and we've been proud to call New York City home for the last 26 years!

Whether you're looking for the perfect costume, the perfect prop, or the perfect afternoon getaway, you're sure to love New York Costumes! Stop by, take a look, and let us captivate you as we have millions of others in the past!

We are conveniently located in the heart of the city at 104 4th Street and 808 Broadway. And our store hours are:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Not familiar with the city? No problem! Get a map to our location by clicking here!
Not sure if it's worth the drive? Let our virtual tour prove to you that it is! Click here to view our video tour.

If you're looking for an adventure, you need to let the Masters of Masquerade guide you! New York Costumes: The world's best and New York's only Halloween costume and prop shop!

New York Costume Rentals

If you want the hottest costumes and the most realistic Halloween props, you'll need to check out's incredible selection of rentals!

From theatrical quality superhero costumes to movie quality Halloween props, allows you to rent the finest Halloween props and costumes imaginable!

Shock the crowd and get ready for the superheroic adventure of a lifetime when you wear our deluxe Spiderman rental costume! Even Peter Parker himself would find this little gem to be an incredible addition to his costume wardrobe. You shouldn't have to settle for anything less than the best and with this incredible rental costume from, you don't have to!

Not a fan of the wall crawler? No, problem! New York Costumes offers rentals to help you pay tribute to other larger-than-life superheroes as well! Take Gotham back and prepare to win the heart heart of the leading lady in our incredibly impressive Batman rental costume! New York Costume's Batman rental costume comes complete with everything you need to take the Joker down in style. Watch out Joker, the tables have turned and Batman holds the cards now!

From superheroes to sexy seductresses, has Halloween costume and prop rentals down to an art!

If you want only the most impressive Halloween props incorporated into your Halloween decor, you're ready to take advantage of's Halloween prop rentals!

From the moderately disturbing to the down-right nightmarish, New York Costumes delivers Halloween prop rentals like no one else!

Put the class back in Halloween and count on raking in the compliments when you use our Count Dracula rental prop. Reminiscent of the Lon Chaney version of Dracula, this impressive prop is sure to make you the talk of the town! Complete with his own crypt, the Count has never looked so good!

Prefer something a little more animated? Then you'll love New York Costume's Shivering Mummy rental prop! This spooky guy is sure to shake things up a bit this Halloween! You can incorporate him into your typical Halloween decorations or let him watch over an entire room for you while you're away. Either way, New York Costumes' Shivering Mummy rental is sure to please!
Whether you need something impressive for a day, a week, or a month, you're sure to appreciate the massive selection of rental props and rental costumes at New York Costumes! Renting props from New York Costumes is easy and affordable and you're sure to find something perfect each time you visit the massive website.
To inquire about New York Costumes' rental costumes and props, please call 212-673-4546. Representatives will be able to happy to help you with the rental arrangements!
Make this Halloween sizzle with only the best costume and prop rentals from!

August 28, 2008

Which Political Character Are You?

Barack has won the nomination of the Democratic Party and already the bashing ad campaigns have begun. As Election Day draws near, we’ll begin seeing more lawn signs, t-shirts, buttons, flags, and posters in the hopes of swaying votes toward McCain and Obama.

Whether you’re a die-hard Obama fan or a no-holds-barred McCain fan, you can show your support for your favorite presidential candidate this year with a cool Political Character Mask. Influence votes, confuse the media and risk excruciating physical harm all for the sheer fun of it this Halloween.

Not sure which candidate best represents your personality? Are you not impressed with either candidate but want to join in on the political party pleasure anyway? No problem! We’re here to help. Just take the “Which Political Character Are You?” quiz to find out which government leader you can identify with.

1. Do you love the limelight? Do you impress people with your charming smile? Do you construct your sentences to sound like Captain Kirk? Then you may identify with presidential hopeful, Senator Barack Obama. He’s an American guy with a foreign sounding name but the media loves him and you’ll be loved too in the Obama Political Character Mask.

2. Are you a highly honored veteran? Do you believe in fighting for your country regardless of the cost involved? Are you old enough to remember when Moses parted the Red Sea? Then you may identify with Senator John McCain. He’s old, wealthy, and remarkably confused but Republicans love him and you can emulate him with the McCain Political Character Mask.

3. Do you enjoy a good quail hunt? Are you rarely seen in public and even less likely to be discussed in conversation? Do you suffer heart attacks on a weekly basis? If so, you may identify with Vice President Dick Cheney. He’s old, clumsy, and living on borrowed time and no one really likes him but everyone will love you in the Dick Cheney Political Character Mask.

4. Have you singlehandedly managed to alienate almost everyone in the country? Are you pleased with yourself every time you say something even remotely intelligent? Is fighting your solution for everything? If so, you may identify with President George Bush. His popularity soars and plummets with the stock market and he’s a few apples short of a bushel, but some really like him and you can emulate him in the George Bush Political Character Mask.

5. Are you a real go-getter? Are you willing to forgive and forget your spouse’s indiscretions despite the public humiliation and grief you’ve suffered? Do you look great in a pantsuit? Then you may identify with Senator Hillary Clinton. She’s direct, forceful, and willing to tell you exactly what you want to hear and many people love her. Emulate her this year in the Hillary Clinton Political Character Mask.

So get out there and support your local government, kiss babies, and have sit-down dinners with the elderly—your country is counting on you!

August 27, 2008

Do it Yourself Killer Cauldron Halloween Prop

If you love Halloween as much as we do, decorating is probably on the top of your to-do list around the end of September. If you find yourself scouring online Halloween retailers for the latest in creepy Halloween décor ideas, you’re going to love this inexpensive, fun, and trendy Halloween prop idea that will wow your friends and add a little more oomph to your already impressive Halloween prop collection.

Witches are synonymous with Halloween and you probably have a few of them stored away with your decorations. Why not get them out, jazz them up a bit and impress your friends with this killer cauldron prop? The Killer Cauldron Halloween decoration is easy and inexpensive to make but the results are incredibly impressive.

Simply place a small strand of purple or orange Halloween lights into a plastic cauldron, stretch a generous amount of cotton webbing until it’s almost translucent, place it inside the cauldron and turn the lights on.

When placed in a darkened room, the lights will glow through the cotton webbing and give the impression of bubbling witches’ brew. You may have to work with the cotton webbing to achieve the perfect effect, but the results will be amazing! Place a few spooky witches around the cauldron or use it as a centerpiece. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the simplicity of this cool idea.

Looking for something spooktacular to add to your haunted house this year? has an incredible selection of impressive, affordable, and fun Halloween decorations and props to make your home the spookiest hotspot on the block. Just one look at our incredible Halloween decorations will prove to you that is the only logical choice for everything Halloween.

August 26, 2008

Relive the Crazy Eighties with a Retro Costume Party

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to head back to school. As we send our children out toward the school busses, armloads of homework, and bad cafeteria food, we can’t help but think back to our school days.

The eighties were some of the coolest years to be alive. When you coupled big hair, pleather pants, spiked rings, and long, sleek Trans Ams with skating rinks, Poison, Bon Jovi, and Cinderella, you were guaranteed to have an awesome time.

So, as you think back to that wild decade of decadence, you probably can’t help but feel a tug at your heart strings as you realize, like the rest of us, that your youth is slowly waning. But never fear!

We have an incredible party idea to share with you that will, like totally, blow you away, man! Take the kids to the sitter, break out your killer 80’s CDs, and invite your friends to your backyard, rockin’ 80’s bash.

Take the time to set the night on fire just as you did in high school! Take your favorite acid washed jeans out of the attic, throw on a black concert t-shirt, cake on the makeup, tease your hair until it touches the ceiling, and prepare to be blown back to the days when Bret Michaels and Vince Neil were cool.

Like, everybody’s doing it, man! And you won’t be, like totally, cool if you don’t, dude!
Didn’t save those acid washed jeans or black concert t-shirts? No problem! As with all totally awesome eras in history, costume retailers, like, carry a huge selection of wickedly wild costumes, man! Is your hair not long enough to tease or are you completely out of blue temporary dye? It’s like totally okay, man! carries a large selection of retro 80’s wigs as well!

Relax, let the pressure drift away, and party like it’s 1989 when you throw the wildest retro 80’s bash your town has seen since the ball dropped on 1990!

August 25, 2008

Let the Magic of Cartoons Animate Your World Again

From children and teens to adults and seniors, everybody loves cartoons. From the outrageous antics of Mr. Magoo to the more adult themed Family Guy, everyone has a favorite cartoon program or character that speaks to them. Don’t believe us? Just go to your local department store and take a look at the wide array cartoon inspired t-shirts, bags, and sweatshirts available in adult sizes.

It seems as though no matter how old we get and no matter how many adult responsibilities we’re bombarded with, we never lose the love we have for our favorite cartoon characters. You may spend your week closing corporate deals and managing employees with an iron fist, but the minute you hear the Popeye or Pink Panther theme song, you’re like a kid again.

Somehow, all of the worries of the world slip away if only for a few brief moments while you watch Superman save the world from Lex Luthor or Jerry outwit Tom for the thousandth time. You’re not concerned with money or stress, work or home when you’re basking in the magical nostalgia of your favorite childhood cartoon.

The lively orchestrated music, the brilliant colors, and the hilarious antics draw us in like a moth to a flame. We delight in knowing that no matter how many times Wile E. Coyote blows himself up with some monstrous contraption he’s purchased from Acme, he’ll be as good as new in the next scene. And no matter how many times Gargamel tries, he’ll never be able to capture the Smurfs. There’s just something about the predictability of our favorite animated programs that offers a safety net for us when life gets to be a little too real for our liking.

So take the time to animate your world and let your favorite cartoon character whisk you away to a simpler time. Or, if you’re really inspired, throw a cartoon costume party for your friends and colleagues. They’re sure to enjoy the brief escape from the real world just as much as you will.

August 22, 2008

Choosing the Perfect Costume

From costume contests to elaborate masquerade parties, the costume you choose this year gives others a glimpse into your personal life: your dreams, your tastes, and your aspirations.

So, what makes a great costume? Does it matter how popular the costume is? Does it matter how much it costs or how elaborate it is?

A great Halloween costume is put together with much thought and consideration for the overall appearance and the end result. A great costume makes people think, inspires emotion, or leaves a lasting impression.

Halloween is the one night of the year when it’s perfectly normal to put your inhibitions aside and become someone or something other than whom or what you are during the remaining 364 days of the year. It’s the one night when it’s okay to express yourself without worrying about what others will think or how others will perceive you the next day. It’s like a free-for-all, do-what-you-will event that is somehow completely washed away the next morning.

So, who or what do you want to be this Halloween? Are you prepared to involve yourself completely in your costume, or will you simply wear something you’ve thrown together at the last minute? Are you willing to buy the costume but not the necessary accessories to make the costume the best it can be?

A great costume can be popular or unique, plain or elaborate, cheap or expensive, old or new; it really doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel when you wear it and the emotional response it inspires in others when they see you in it. Does it scare them, make them laugh, appeal to their sexual interests, or remind them of something from the past?

To have a great costume, you only need to follow three easy steps:

1. Chooose a costume that "speaks" to you.
2. Determine what emotion the costume will spark in others.
3. Use accessories to compliment your costume and make it the best it can be.

Now, start looking for that great costume and make this Halloween an adventure!

August 20, 2008

Disaster Movie Slated to Open August 29th

From the makers of other “Movie” movies, the brand new spoof, Disaster Movie, is sure to be a wild ride just like its predecessors. Opening August 29th and starring Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian, Disaster Movie promises to keep audiences rolling in the aisle with its blatant jabs at some of our favorite movie characters and pop-culture icons.

This new “Movie” movie follows a group of sexy twenty-somethings as they try to make their way to safety while every catastrophe known to man strikes their city. Their lot is simple; carefully solve a series of mysteries to end the chaos.

So, as Disaster Movie places its satirical twist on the most popular movies of our time, we can learn to appreciate the subtle corniness of our favorite films that might have otherwise gone unnoticed had we not had the “Movie” movies to point them out to us.

The list of parodies in Disaster Movie is almost endless. From Dr. Phil to Amy Winehouse, Hannah Montana to Hellboy, The Incredible Hulk to Indiana Jones, and The Dark Knight to Alvin and the Chipmunks, it seems that no movie is safe from “Movie” movie spoofs.

Disaster Movie follows a long line of Scary Movies, Epic Movies and Date Movies and promises to be just as hilarious and heavily quoted as its big brothers. With its crude humor and gratuitously sexy screen shots, Disaster Movie is sure to be a must-see film for movie spoof fans.

August 19, 2008

Get Wiggy With It

Instead of spending hours working on your hair, you need to chose a costume wig that will fit your costume and your personality and leave the hairspray and temporary dye at home.

So how do you chose the perfect costume wig this Halloween? Well, you could take your costume into consideration or you could just throw caution to the wind and go with what you know.

So, to help you capture your true essence this Halloween, we've decided to show you how to chose the perfect costume wig based on your personality. Just take our "Gettin' Wiggy With It Quiz" and you'll be on your way to a perfectly personalized do in no time.

Are you an exhibitionist? Do you enjoy dancing for strangers just to earn a few bucks for cigarettes and beer? If so, you need the Showgirls Wig. The Showgirls Wig will make you a major-money-maker at this year's costume ball.

Do you enjoy singing slow songs that make it easy for you to hide your British accent? And do you make so much money that you have nothing better to do than stand around while screaming girls fall at your feet? If so, you need the 60's Mod Wig. The 60's Mod Wig will make everyone "Love you, yeah, yeah, yeah."

Do you enjoy riding around in your Trans-Am and kicking it with the fellas at the skating rink? Do you find it easy to score chicks when you show them your Poison tat? If so, you need the 80's Glam Wig. The 80's Glam Wig is sure to help you kick it old school.

Do you love big hair that's natural and unyielding? Do you find that you can disco dance better when the ends of your hair stand eighteen inches from your head? If so, you need the 1970's Afro Wig. The 1970's Afro Wig is sure to make you a ladies man when you couple it with your groovy new platform shoes.

Do you enjoy saying outlandish things just to shock the world. Do you enjoy wearing your hair
long and stringy to detract from your ugly mug? If so, you need the Howard Wig. The Howard Wig is sure to make you the "talk" of the town this Halloween.

Do you like rainbows? Do you look for an excuse to get a tight perm every chance you get? Then you need the Rainbow Clown Wig. The Rainbow Clown Wig will allow you to clown around and frighten innocent children for no good reason.

Do you like your music loud and indiscernible? Do you enjoy the occasional drug-induced demolition of innocent hotel rooms? Then you need the Heavy Metal Wig. The Heavy Metal Wig will give you luscious locks that would make any 1980's hair band drool.

So, have you found your perfect personality wig yet? If not, stop by to find the perfect costume wig and express yourself in style this Halloween.

August 18, 2008

The Greatest Zombie Flick of All Time

You know you just can’t get enough of those decaying monsters that feast on the flesh of the living. Sure, they’re slow and clumsy and they reek like dead—eh hmm—well you know what they smell like. Nonetheless, we just can’t get enough of those zombies. They’re not at all cute and they don’t have the cuddle factor but somehow they’ve managed to find a place in our hearts.

Among the hordes of deadhead zombie flicks—the B movies that are hard to stomach—there are a few gems that have become staples of the undead world. So, while Zombie Strippers and Wanted Undead or Alive may not have been your idea of classical works of zombie movie art, they, like all the other zombie flicks, were spawned from an incredible movie that will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.

George Romero called his flesh-eating freaks “ghouls” instead of zombies in his 1968 release of Night of the Living Dead. Regardless of what you call them, those hungry hordes of ravenous dead are as frightening now as they were back in 1968 when this terrifying flick was new.

Set in a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania and shot entirely in black and white despite the advent of color film the in 1960’s, Night of the Living Dead was an intense thrill ride even by today’s standards. From the first grisly chomp from zombie jaws to the last fatal gunshot, this sensational horror film is sure to inspire nightmares for months to come.

While most movies of the time dealt more with psychological horrors with the occasional subject of witchcraft thrown in for good measure, Night of the Living Dead answered the call for true, bone-chilling horror. As America watched each shocking event unfold on the big screen, they soon began to realize that this was no ordinary horror movie. This movie broke the mold and carved a path for other, more grisly, gruesome, and gory films that would change the way we think about horror flicks.

So, if you haven’t had the chance to see this supreme scream, you need to. Don’t think you can enjoy a black and white movie? No problem! The movie was later colorized and though the colors are muted, the frightening ambience is as vibrant as any new shocker you’ll ever see.

August 15, 2008

Disney Costumes For the Entire Family at

If you’re interested in making this Halloween as G-rated and kid friendly as possible, you may want to take a look at’s incredible selection of Disney™ movie inspired Halloween costumes. carries a wide selection of some of the most impressive officially licensed Disney™ Halloween costumes available anywhere. From our favorite TV programs to beloved animated classics, knows Disney™ costumes like no other Halloween costume retailer.

We carry a wide variety of Disney™ costumes for men, women, teens, children, and infants to help you keep this Halloween family-friendly. Just take a look at some of the incredible G-rated Disney™ costumes we have available this year:

Mom, you’ll be a princess worthy of a crown in this beautiful Cinderella costume. This enchanting costume looks just like the one worn by Cinderella in Disney’s animated classic. The Deluxe Cinderella Adult Halloween Costume includes a beautiful, baby blue and white gown with attached peplum, black choker, white glovettes and a satiny headband to match the gown. Priced at just under $50.00, this incredible costume is a remarkable find.

Dad, you’ll be ready for a night out on the town with Mom when you wear the Prince Charming Prestige Adult Halloween Costume. This sophisticated costume includes burgundy slacks, an ornately decorated jacket, epaulettes, and a belt. Priced under $120.00, you’re sure to be treated like a prince in this gorgeous costume.

If you like your costumes a bit furrier, you’ll be pleased with the Disney™ classic character Halloween costumes available from From everyone’s favorite mouse couple, Mickey and Minnie to that loveable chubby cubby, Winnie the Pooh, has Disney costumes to meet the demands of die-hard Disney™ classic TV and movie fans.

Regardless of your Halloween costume needs, is your one-stop-shop for all things Halloween this year. Our massive selection of Halloween costumes, costume accessories, wigs, makeup, and Halloween décor is priced right to be easy on your wallet. Just one visit will prove to you that is the only logical choice for all of your costume needs this Halloween.

August 14, 2008

Send Summer Out in Style With a Hot Costume Party

Soon, school will begin again, September will sneak up on us, and the leaves will begin to change. Soon, we’ll say goodbye to the lazy days of summer as we reluctantly trudge forward into the latter quarter of the year and prepare to settle in for winter. It seems as if summer is just never long enough.

So, we’ve decided to help you send summer out with a bang and welcome the cooler months in style this year. Costume theme parties aren’t just for Halloween anymore. In fact, you can use any excuse in the world to throw a costume party and we want to give you some ideas for throwing a wild end-of-summer bash that your friends and family won’t soon forget.

Luau Parties: Luau parties are becoming a favorite end-of-summer tradition all over country. These days countless partygoers are getting leid in their own back yards. Sound like fun? carries a massive selection of everything you need to throw the hottest luau party in the lower 48. From party décor to authentic Hawaiian attire and outrageous Hawaiian costumes, let help you throw a backyard bash that will have the neighbors talking until St. Patrick’s Day.

Sexy Costume Parties: There is no better time of the year for throwing a sizzling hot sexy costume party than in the already sultry months of summer. carries one of the largest selections of sexy adult costumes available anywhere. From sweet and spicy to naughty and raunchy, has just what you need to throw a sexy party that will make you the talk of the town.

Political Parties: As summer draws to a close, election day begins to loom over us like a heavy government-issued blanket. What better way is there to sway votes in your presidential pick’s favor than by throwing a preppy political party? carries a nice selection of political masks including John McCain masks, Barack Obama masks, Bill Clinton masks, George Bush masks, and even Hilary Clinton, JFK, and Condoleeza Rice masks. Let help you plan the political party to end all political parties this year.

Retro Parties: From 1950’s greasers to 1960’s hippies and from 1970’s disco divas to 1980’s punk rockers, carries everything you need to throw an awesome retro party that will transport you back in time to your favorite decade. Gather your friends, pop in an 8-track and prepare to party like it’s 1979.

Send summer out with a bang and throw a theme party worthy of the history books when you shop at offers thousands upon thousands of costumes and accessories to help you throw the wildest party in town. Just one click of the mouse will prove to you why is your one-stop-end-of-summer-party-shop.

August 13, 2008

The Most Authentic Looking Superhero Costumes Are at

Superheroes, their archenemies, and their faithful sidekicks have been favorite choices for Halloween costumes since the 1960s. But in the last 40 years, Halloween costume manufactures have improved the appearance of superhero costumes significantly as they have succeeded in keeping up with the ever-changing image of our favorite good guys on the big screen and in cartoons.

No longer do the plastic “painted garbage bag” costumes cut it with loyal superhero and comic book fans. Not only do Halloween costume manufacturers have to keep up with the almost constantly changing images, they have to produce costumes that are comfortable, affordable, and pleasing to die-hard superhero fans who won’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to their costumes.

2008 is as big a year for superhero costumes as ever. The huge box office successes of Batman: The Dark Knight and The Hulk have faithful fans of the films flocking to online costume shops in droves looking for that perfect costume to emulate their favorite heroes and villains. carries a huge selection of Superhero costumes to meet the needs of Superhero enthusiasts. And this year, we want to show you some of the incredible Superhero costumes available.

From long-time favorites such as Superman and Spiderman to relatively new animated heroes such as Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Halloween is sure to be a treat this year when one factors in the enormous selection of Superhero costumes available at incredibly low prices at carries costumes and accessories to help you emulate Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, The Incredibles, The Thing, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, and many others. With superhero costumes available for adults, teens, children, toddlers, infants, and even pets, is your one-stop-superhero-costume-shop for all things super this Halloween.

August 12, 2008

Get Replacement Body Parts at

Ah, Halloween; the one night of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to decorate your home in severed human body parts just for the fun of it. When else can you have two or three decapitated heads in the front yard without getting arrested?

So, if you’re looking for body parts, big ones, small ones, short ones, tall ones, (you get the idea) is the place to be this Halloween.

The Decoration and Props department of is chock full of tantalizing terror-inducing trinkets to help you make your home the spookiest house on the block. If you’re not into body parts—don’t worry— is sure to have something you’ll find ghastly enough to incorporate into your Halloween holiday décor.

From terrifyingly realistic tombstones to slithery snakes and from giant rodents to laboratory skeletons, has it all.

Like your body parts but hate the annoying skin that gets in the way? No problem! has skinned arms and legs to meet your fancy. Are spiders and roaches your idea of the frighteningly freaky nightmare? has you covered in that respect as well. When you visit the Decoration and Props department of, you’ll find creepy insects galore to scare even the bravest of souls.

Whatever spooky décor you have in mind for this Halloween, is sure to please. Their huge selection of affordable Halloween props and decorations is sure to fit almost any budget and you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for when you stop by.

August 11, 2008

Incredible Clearance Deals at

At ,we carry a wide array of Halloween costumes and accessories for just about every budget. While you’ll find most of our prices comparable to or lower than those of other online costume retailers, if this has been a financially difficult year for your family, you may be worried that you’ll have to put Halloween on the back burner this year. Don’t worry! has you covered with our incredible clearance section.

We’ve added new inventory to our already vast selection of clearance items and we just couldn’t wait to show you a few of our purse and wallet friendly, price-slashing deals.

Make your little one the most feared rogue on the high seas when you dress him in this ultra-cute, ultra-comfortable Cutthroat Pirate Costume. This dashing swashbuckler costume comes complete with a poly shirt with lace treatment, double knit poly pants, head tie, boot covers, belt and wrist cuffs. And it’s available in sizes: X-Small 4-6X, Small 6-8, Medium 8-10, and Large 10-12. Priced just under $30.00 you’ll have a hard time finding a more durable costume at this price anywhere else.

Your little one with be the best-looking ogre in the swamp in the Deluxe Shrek costume. Gather Donkey, Princess Fiona, and the gang and take over the land of fairytales in this durable costume. The Deluxe Shrek costume comes complete with the mask, jumpsuit, and hand and shoe covers. And it’s available in child sizes: Small 4-6, Medium 8-10, Large 12-14. At under $35.00, this is one of the least expensive Shrek costumes available anywhere this season.

Moms, we have you covered too. has a nice selection of classic and sexy women’s costumes to make you the belle of the ball this Halloween. Live out your dreams of stardom in the Movie Star costume, complete with velveteen dress, matching belt, and white gloves or let them know they’re in the presence of royalty when you wear the Queen Ann Medieval Renaissance costume. Both of these costumes are priced right at under $40.00 to help you express yourself this Halloween without breaking the bank.

Dads, you’ll find a nice selection of costumes in the clearance section of too! Show off your spicy side when you wear the Chili Pepper costume or cease the moment in the Julius Caesar Halloween costume. These impressive costumes are value priced under $60.00 to make Halloween especially hot this year.

Stop by to take a look at our incredible, price-slashing deals. You’ll find costumes for infants, children, teens, and adults in our clearance section to help make this Halloween a memorable event without spending a small fortune on high priced costumes from other retailers. is your one-stop-shop for low-priced Halloween costumes, wigs, makeup, and accessories .

August 7, 2008

The Most Dysfunctional Families of All Time

We all have a few skeletons in our closets but if you have a family of skeletons taking over the house, it may encourage you to know that you’re not the only one. We’ve searched for the most dysfunctional, bizarre, and insane families of all time to help you realize that your dysfunctional family could be a lot worse.

Imagine a mother who smokes insistently, a father who spends his time blowing up trains, and an uncle who enjoys his naps on a bed of nails and you have one of the first dysfunctional TV families. The Addams Family was so dysfunctional that by the time the show ended its two-year run, their essentric mannerisms had rubbed off on the nation and we started viewing them as relatively normal. Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, MaaMaa, Pugsley, Wednesday, Lurch and Cousin Itt made up one of the most dysfunctional families of all time.

Imagine a bumbling Frankenstein, his attractive wife, an aging vampire, a werewolf son, and a beautiful blond hottie and you have one of the most hilarious TV sitcoms of the 1960s. The Munsters had problems that resembled those of normal families and they seemed pleasant enough but they just couldn’t gain the trust of others due to their bizarre looks. Herman, Lilly, Grandpa, Eddie, and Marilyn made up the zany Munster family we all know and love.

An overweight, unintelligent toy maker, his oblivous wife, his zany kids, and his alcoholic, talking dog make up this animated sitcom that has kept audiences in stitches since the late 1990s. Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris and Stewie Griffin just can’t seem to get ahead in life. Stewie’s diabolical plan to kill his mother has consistently failed and the evil monkey living in Chris’ closet has influenced many of Chris’ decisions for years. Couple this with Peter’s stupidity and you have the most dysfunctional family of the decade. Family Guy will make you realize just how lucky you are.

A grumpy shoe salesman, his lazy wife, his promiscuous teen daughter, and his sex-crazed son make up the most dysfunctional family of the 1980s. The Bundys kept fans of Married with Children on the edge of their seats as they wondered just which taboo subject would be addressed in each weekly installment. The Bundys broke the mold and presented the average American family in a heavily exaggerated, but relatively honest, light.

How does your family stack up against the most dysfunctional TV families of all time? Our list kind of makes you thankful that your last name isn’t Addams, Munster, Griffin, or Bundy; doesn’t it?

Throw a Killer Costume Party

Theme parties are becoming popular all over the country. From superhero theme parties to TV character costume parties, everyone is taking advantage of the vast array of Halloween costumes on the market to help them express themselves.

The choices are virtually endless when it comes to Halloween costumes and many feel that organized theme parties are the only way to celebrate. So, while you may be thinking along the lines of a sexy costume party or a funny costume party, we’re going to challenge you to think outside the box this year.

Why not throw a killer Halloween party this year and pay homage to the most prolific big screen murderers of all time? Encourage your friends to come to your “killer” party dressed as their favorite on-screen, blood-thirsty bad boy.

A multitude of costumes are available this year to help you and your friends plan the perfect Halloween party. From 80’s slasher films like Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street, to jump-out-of-your-seat modern thrillers, there are costumes to suit any horror or action movie lover’s taste.

“Nooormaaan!” You know you still hate to shower alone after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s intense psychological thriller, “Psycho”. While Norman Bates was a seemingly normal Mamma’s boy, he held a dark secret; he was a transvestite who enjoyed a good blood bath every now and then. Now you can step into the role of “Mother” when you wear the Psycho Mother dress and wig set. Add a larger-than-life butcher knife and you have the makings for an intense shower scene.

“Say ‘hello’ to my little friend.” If you’re thinking you want something more along the lines of a sexy Cuban this year, forget about Ricky Ricardo and opt for the sexy bad-boy that Al Pacino made famous in “Scarface”. Grab a machine gun and prepare to become the hottest Cuban drug lord in southern Florida.

“Do you like scary movies?” You would have to in order to wear the Scream Horror Movie Costume. Grab your cell phone, a crafty voice changer, and a butcher knife and prepare to track down the people who’ve made you miserable.

Become one of the hottest cannibals of all time when you wear the Leatherface Butcher Costume. Those kids should have known not to drive by your place in that rusty old VW van. You were only doing what you do best and now you have an awesome lampshade to show for it.

Looking for more “killer” costumes? has a broad selection of Halloween costumes to meet almost every budget and preference.

August 6, 2008

Hilarious Halloween Attire

Whether you're looking for a hysterically funny Halloween costume or if you just want a little something to encourage a few chuckles, has answered the call.

With thousands of high-quality Halloween costumes available, you're sure to find just what you need to tickle your funny bone at

For the sake of simplicity, we've taken the liberty of showcasing our funniest Halloween costumes in two sections; the Modestly Mild and the Wickedly Wild. If by some crazy freak-of- nature chance you don't find what you're looking for here, you can find thousands upon thousands of other great costumes at

Modestly Mild

Super-size this Halloween when you wear the Super-Sized Afro. Just because the 70's are over, it doesn't mean that the Afro isn't a fashionable hairstyle. In fact, you may even start a new fashion trend when you couple your new Afro with a pair of mirrored shades and groovy platform shoes.

No one will bat an eye if you make fart sounds all night long when you dress in the Whoopie Cushion Halloween Costume. This awesome costume is sure to gain you a spot in the Halloween costume hall of fame.

Show off your freshness when you wear the Wonder Bread Costume. Carry a toaster and a bottle of jam for added effect or spend the night mingling with the ketchup and mustard bottles. Either way, you'll be the best thing since sliced bread.

Don't put up with any lip from your friends, make them talk to the hand when you wear the Talk to the Hand Halloween Costume. This costume also works great for copping a cheap feel because you really are all hands.

Make the love you have for your spouse apparent to everyone when the two of you show up at the party dressed in the Ball and Chain Couple's Costume. Don't worry about picking the lock, it takes a lot of cash and at least two lawyers to break these chains.

Wickedly Wild

You know you just can't get enough of those shamelessly blatant, in-your-face costumes that would make even an adult film star blush and can't, either.

Let everyone know that you err on the side of safety when you show up dressed as a condom to this year's Halloween party. Make it a couple's night when you ask a friend to dress in a sperm costume and you'll win instant acclaim as the Halloween Costume Master.

Show everyone how it's done on the farm when you show up wearing the hilariously hideous Country Lovin' Halloween Costume. This costume depicts a rather naughty farmer getting more than a little intimate with his livestock. Farmers all over the country are sure to take offense to this side-splitting costume.

If your figure could use a bit of improvement, don't spend thousands of dollars on dangerous cosmetic surgery, dirty gym socks, or flimsy water balloons. Instead, opt for a Halloween costume that gives you added fluff where you need it; when you need it. The Boobs and Booty Set will improve your physique in seconds and give you a sexy body that will make others envious.

Show off your powers of deduction when you dress in the No $#!% Sherlock Halloween Costume. You know you hate it when others state the blatantly obvious in an attempt to sound intelligent. Why not show them how you feel and encourage them to keep their pointless remarks to themselves?

Pay homage to aging strippers everywhere when you wear the Tassel Twirling Tessie Halloween Costume. Poor Tessie's been working hard and gravity has taken it's toll on her aging body. Couple her failing physique with her bad hair and you've got a dancer who can barely afford the gas to get to work. Either way, she deserves respect and you can pay tribute to her by dressing just like her this year.

The Sexiest Women's Costumes of the Season

If you're ready to take advantage of your favorite holiday and make a bold statement that will leave others drooling, you'll need to check out the sexiest costumes of the season. From tame fairytale characters to down-and-dirty naughty girls, women's Halloween costumes are getting sexier by the season and as always, you'll have to see them to believe them.

Luckily, you don't have to wait any longer. Below you will find some of the wildest, most arousing Halloween costumes on the market. Regardless of the shape or size of your body, these ultra-sexy costumes were designed to make you look great this Halloween.

(Warning Guys: clicking the links below may cause severe perspiration, rapid heartbeat, excessive drooling, numbness of the lower extremities, and the inability to remove your eyes from the screen. You have been warned.)

1. 3 Piece Vinyl Chaps: Ladies this extremely sexy costume is sure to get you arrested if you even think of wearing it in public. But don't despair. This wild cowgirl costume is sure to become a big hit in the bedroom and on the stage.

2. 5 Piece Sexy Cop: Become a dirty cop and prepare to break all the rules when you wear this lawlessly naughty little number. This sexy police officer costume comes complete with a baton and handcuffs (and you'll probably get to use them before the night is over).

3. Gangsta Lady : Even a real mafia princess will have nothing on you when you wear this provocative gangster costume.

4. Sexy Firewoman : You'll be setting off fire alarms all over the city when you wear this luscious firefighter's costume. Prepare to battle 4 alarm blazes and drooling guys all night long.

5. Scandalous Pirate : You'll be the one surrendering the booty in this beautiful pirate costume. Just be sure to keep a close eye on your treasure chest while wearing this one.

6. Teacher's Pet : Show off your beauty and your brains with this spicy schoolgirl costume. Who knew being the teacher's pet could be so much fun?

7. Cherry Pie : Prove to everyone that you can be sweet and sexy at the same time with this delicious Halloween costume.

8. Cupless, Crotchless Halloween Costume : Prepare to stay in bed until Christmas when you wear this barely-there costume.

9. Genie in A Bottle : No need to rub this genie's bottle too hard to get her ready for a wild night.

10. Head Nurse Sexy Costume : Show 'em your bedside manner and prepare to restart a few hearts when you show up wearing this naughty nurse costume.

11. Magician : Even if your slight-of-hand is less than impressive, no one will notice when you wear this magnificent magician's costume. Pull a rabbit out of your hat, saw someone in half, or just stand there and watch the sparks fly when everyone sees you!

12. Little Red Riding Hood : No one will give a flying flip about Grandma when they see you in this sexy costume.

13. Sexy Bunny : Expect a call from Hef when you show your softer side in this beautiful bunny suit.

14. Racy Referee : You'll be the one calling the shots and throwing the game in this raunchy referee Halloween costume.

15. Lucky Charms : Everyone will want to know what's at the end the rainbow when you show off your lucky charms in this incredible costume.

Kind of makes you wonder what next season will bring, doesn't it?

Pay Homage to Your Favorite Celebrities This Halloween

With new Halloween costumes hitting online costume shop shelves every day, you may have a difficult time choosing the right costume to help you express yourself this year. If you’re ready for the latest trend in Halloween attire, you need to check out the incredible selection of celebrity inspired Halloween costumes on

Hey, Ya’ll, you know you want to poke fun of Britney this year as only you can. That poor girl is finally getting her life straightened out; but not before Halloween costume manufacturers could cash-in on her wild antics. If you’re ready to jump on the Britney Bashing Bandwagon, you need the Oops, I Ate It Again Adult Halloween Costume. This not-so-sexy adult costume pays homage to Britney’s fluffier physique from last year.

You won’t recognize the Man in the Mirror while sporting the Wacko Jacko Halloween Mask. Pay a couple of kids to follow you around in veils and fedoras and you’ve got the makings for a great Halloween.

Grab your shotgun and take a few of your best friends quail hunting in the Dick Cheney Political Character Mask. Afterwards, you can go into hiding for a few weeks and reemerge when everyone has forgotten about it.

Change your name from something nerdy to something trendy just by using your initials and know that it’s all okay because you’re a celebrity when you wear the White Rapper Famous Faces Mask. Don’t worry about being the only decent Caucasian rapper in the world because you paid your dues on the tough streets of upper-middle-class suburban Detroit.

Whatever your celebrity Halloween costume preferences, has everything you need to make this Halloween a big hit. From sexy to scary and everything in between, is your one-stop-shop for everything Halloween.

The Best Horror Movies of All Time

These horror movies have that ever-so-important jump-out-of-your-seat, nightmare inducing appeal that we all look for in a scary movie. We’ve chosen some of the most popular horror flicks of the past 40 years to jog your memory with some great classics you may have forgotten and to introduce you to some incredible films you may not have had the chance to see.

1. Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero, is a classic zombie movie that has single-handedly spawned a multitude of other dead, flesh-eater flicks. Shot in black and white despite the advent of color film in the 1960’s, the film featured mediocre actors and a simple plot, but the theatrics and makeup were remarkable for the time and the fright factor was impressive even by today’s standards. (Night of the Living Dead, 1968)

2. Nightmare on Elm Street, written and directed by Wes Craven, is as a much a psychological thriller as it is a campy teenage slasher film. We all have to sleep sometime and there’s just something about a killer that can only get us in our dreams that’s made this movie worthy of a spot on our list. Freddy Krueger joined Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees as one of the most horrific slasher movie psychos of all time. The acting was rather bland but the premise and theatrics were good. (Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984)

3. Cabin Fever, directed by Eli Roth and starring Ryder Strong, is reminiscent of the naughty-teenagers-getting-their-just-deserves movies of the 1980’s . In an age when the fear of bioterrorism and deadly flesh eating viruses was ever-present, Cabin Fever spoke to our psyche and made us wonder “what-if”. The movie was, at times, light hearted and comical but the overall atmosphere was horrifying. (Cabin Fever, 2003)

4. Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anthony Perkins is an intense psychological horror that still manages to make us nervous in the shower. This film went down in history as being one of the first in which a main character was killed in the middle of the movie. When moviegoers first saw Janet Leigh murdered in the shower, they knew this Hitchcock film would break all the rules. It became an instant classic that spawned several sequels but none could measure up to the original. (Psycho, 1960)

5. The Exorcist, based on a novel by William Peter Blatty and starring Linda Blair, sent shivers up the spines of faithful churchgoers and ho-hum heathens alike. The Exorcist follows the demonic possession of a young girl, her mother’s frustrations and fears, and the seemingly fruitless attempts of two priests who try to rid the girl of her demons. The movie is dark and disturbing and a must-see horror movie classic. (The Exorcist, 1973)

August 5, 2008

The Dark Knight: A Dark Tragedy or A Welcome Change?

With critics hailing the most anticipated movie of the year as “an engrossing tragedy” (Roger Ebert) and a “powerfully disturbing” film (Kenneth Turan), Batman: The Dark Knight has broken the mold and betrayed the more lighthearted Batman films we’ve all come to appreciate. This darker, more sinister film has become a huge hit at the box office and many critics have called for a posthumous Oscar nomination for the late Heath Ledger for his unforgettable portrayal of the Joker.

Fans of the movie are coming out of theaters in droves proclaiming that the flick lives up to the hype and that Heath Ledger’s rendition of the Joker stole the show. Many fans are adamant that Batman: The Dark Knight is, by far, the best Batman movie ever made and some of these enthusiastic fans are even calling the movie the best film of the century.

While die-hard fans of the original Batman TV series may find The Dark Knight a bit too dark, younger Batman fans may view this new twist on the old Batman characters as a welcome change.

Many have reported that the Joker’s new, spine-chilling image is more suitable for a movie villain than that of the Jokers of the past and that the movie has just kept up with the ever-changing demand for more true-to-form characters and intriguing storylines.

A few reviewers have reported that the movie wasn’t worthy of the hype and that more enthusiastic fans are simply paying homage to Ledger with their over-the-top reviews and acclamations about the film’s staying power and ability to become a classic masterpiece. These individuals note that when one takes Ledger’s death out of the equation, the movie is mediocre at best. But these naysayers are few and far between and most Internet reviewers have given the movie a five star rating for storyline, acting and direction.

While Batman: The Dark Knight is not for the faint of heart or younger children, the movie is jammed packed with stunning visuals, non-stop action, gripping plot twists, and astonishing performances by Ledger and Bale.

Running a bit longer than most modern movies, The Dark Knight is worth every second of the 2 hours and 21 minutes it plays on the big screen. Its heart-pounding twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you begging for more when it’s over. And whether you factor in the untimely death of the star of the movie or not, you’re sure to enjoy Heath Ledger's stunning performance as the Joker.

25 Ways to Become the Most Hated Individual in Your Neighborhood This Halloween

1. Unwrap Baby Ruth ™ candy bars and place them in your neighbor’s pool. Throw in a few pieces of toilet paper for added effect.

2. Dress like a fish and flop around in the front yard.

3. Give out toothpicks instead of candy.

4. When you see your neighbor outside say something like, “Mary, have people been ringing your doorbell all night, begging for candy too?”

5. Rub mayonnaise in everyone’s hair.

6. Play loud music all night and frequently call your elderly neighbors asking them to turn that $#%@ music down before you call the police.

7. Wear a sexy Halloween costume that’s two sizes too small and ask everyone if it makes you look fat.

8. Critique everyone’s costume.

9. Dress like Superman and ask if anyone knows where your loyal sidekick, Robin, is.

10. Dress like Indiana Jones and hit everyone with your whip.

11. Wear a hula skirt and ask your neighbors if they want to get leid.

12. Ask trick-or-treaters what in the &#%@ they want.

13. Dress as Santa and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

14. Dress like a bum and ask your neighbors if they mind if you dig through their trash.

15. Dress like a dog and bark at everyone who passes by.

16. Dress in a sperm costume and bump into everyone you see.

17. Throw boiled eggs at people’s houses when someone is watching and proclaim, “Well, that’s just no fun at all!”

18. When trick-or-treaters come to your door, say, “Gee, thanks man!” and take their candy.

19. Dress as a loaf of bread and swear the toaster is after you.

20. Don’t shower for a few days and tell everyone you’re going to the Halloween party as a fart.

21. Dress as Chewbacca and make loud Wookiee sounds all night.

22. Dress as a farmer and ask if anyone has seen your cow. (Come back later dressed as the cow.)

23. Dress as a fireman and squirt everyone with water.

24. Dress as the Grim Reaper and chase your neighbors as you scream, “You can’t run forever!”

25. Offer to be your hot next door neighbor's Halloween costume.