Sam & Dean Halloween

by meanlouise October 17, 2016 halloween

#selfie #halloween2016 #halloween #plasticskeleton #halloween #delrayva #skeleton #sam&deanhalloween #SamAndDeanHalloween A photo posted by Rebecca (@meanlouise) on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT Instead of spinning the Sam & Dean adventures off to their own Instagram account, I’m going back through and tagging all of the photos in this series #SamAndDeanHalloween. If you haven’t been following […]

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Clowning around

by meanlouise October 3, 2016 halloween

In the middle of writing a post about creepy clown sightings I found an excellent article on the subject at Rolling Stone, so I’m going to save some time and post that instead: ‘Killer Clowns’: Inside the Terrifying Hoax Sweeping America. As campus safety officials in Pennsylvania pointed out in their notice, the “creepy clown” […]

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Happy Halloween (Month)

by meanlouise October 1, 2016 halloween

Like many parents, I have trouble getting the kids off the couch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I’m not above bargaining, so I made these two a deal today: they can play Rise of the Tomb Raider all afternoon, but first they had make plans to go out and play to celebrate for the rest […]

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The Underpass

by meanlouise October 1, 2015 halloween

Happy Halloween! Hang on. I’m being told today isn’t actually the first day of Halloween, it’s the first day of October. Husband is silly before he has coffee! To kick off Halloween and/or October, director David Schmidt (Sword and Cloak Productions) has released a new short horror film. The sound mix is swell, so watch […]

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Urban Legends, Halloween Candy edition

by meanlouise October 31, 2013 academia

My neighborhood gets pretty festive for Christmas, but I find the amount of time and money that goes into Halloween is staggering. Fun, but a bit crazy. I love Halloween and, admittedly, I require vigilant adult supervision in the Halloween aisles so that I don’t cart home every single novelty item pertaining to bones or […]

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Haunted Mansion Fan Art & the costume that wins the Internet

by meanlouise October 29, 2013 culture

It never occurred to me that there would be a world of Haunted Mansion fan art out there! Jill Harness on neatorama: 13 Great Pieces of Haunted Mansion Fan Art. Mind you, I’m posting this while sitting beneath several framed Shag Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary postcards. Meanwhile, over at Reddit you can see a photo […]

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Halloween 2013

by meanlouise October 5, 2013 anthropology

Getting messages asking what this year’s Halloween theme is going to be and when I’m going to start posting. It’s October 5th already, isn’t it? But wait! I’m not 5 days behind! I can make this year’s theme Archaeology & Anthropology in Horror and then I’m actually ahead of the game because I’ve already been […]

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Mockingbird Lane

by meanlouise November 11, 2012 pop culture

[embedded video: Addams Family] Look, I’m an Addams Family girl. Always have been, always will be. This means that I have, since my earliest memories, resented the Munsters. Despised them, even. I thought the Addams clan was charming and funny and their house was fabulous. The Munsters? Lowbrow and tedious, with very uneven direction and […]

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Brothers Grimm: Steaming pile of excrement or the biggest steaming pile of excrement ever?

by meanlouise November 4, 2012 movies

The Brothers Grimm. You know why I didn’t remember that this movie was released? Because it’s terrible. Jesus wept. I don’t even know how to explain to you how terrible this movie is. It’s not capital B bad. It’s not good-bad. It just sucks. (For an example of a good-bad movie, see my review of […]

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Poltergeist 3: The scariest movie ever made

by meanlouise October 31, 2012 true life 2012

Poltergeist 3. 1988. Shoulder pads. Aqua Net. Polo shirts, popped collars, buttoned up to the neck. Enough said. There is no god.

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