After a night of snow/rain/slush pellets and wind of Dust Bowl proportions, it’s snow wonder that we want to go out tonight and celebrate the return to October (just in time for November to come sweeping around the corner). Whiskey Republic is celebrating Halloween tonight with drinks, dancing, costumes, and $4 cover. You’d think they owe us after dropping the ball on Wednesday night. Let’s celebrate Snowtoberfest with our very own Drunktoberfest!
We needz your photoz, bitchez.
Tonight, when you’re pregaming to Ke$ha (…other people do that too, right??…), whip out that camera and get one of your friends to take a picture of your rad costume. Email it to us at email@example.com along with your first name, first initial of your last name, class year and a brief description of your costume.
If you win, your costume photo will be featured in every single one of our posts on Monday. So, something like this:
Here at BlogDH, we like to provide you with fun, quick, insightful and/or useful time-wasters. Today’s selection is none of the above. It’s 89 minutes long. It boasts an 11% rating on the Tomatometer. And it stars Tyra Banks and Kevin from American Pie, so insight is, by default, impossible. What are you left with? Arguably the worst Halloween movie in the franchise, available on Netflix Watch Instantly from the comfort of your underheated dorm room. It’s not that Halloween Resurrection sucks, but more that it still sucks in the realm of slasher films, in which its namesake is honored as one of the masterworks and even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has some clout. In this
laughably bad comedy horror film, a web-based reality show producer decides to send a group of attractive young people to the Strode house to experience terror incarnate (aka Busta Rhymes’ acting skills), but then a masked murderer shows up. Continuing a (not very) long tradition of sequels including the word “Resurrection” that absolutely suck, Halloween Resurrection is so bad it’s good, and since it’s peaking out at 41 degrees today, what else are you going to do?
Brace yourselves, Brunonia: Halloweekend is fast approaching. That means it’s time to stop planning and start partying. We’ve already helped out you Halloween party throwers and goers quite a bit, but so far one thing has been missing: da muzik. It’s what makes or breaks any party, and Halloween bashes are no exception. Here’s a rock-steady playlist of spooky classics that you’re sure to hear a lot of this weekend.
Ahh, Ghostbusters. The timeless flick that produced a classic costume choice and an even more classic song. If you’re like me and haven’t given the theme a good listen in a while, you’ll be surprised at its danceability. Even Ol’ Billy could get down to this one. [Read more →]
College is all about juxtaposing the old with the new, combining the rights of adulthood with childhood nostalgia. Those songs you loved in middle school are even more fun to sing while drunk! What better way to procrastinate writing your thesis than by watching old cartoons and playing Pokémon on your Gameboy? Sometimes, you just have to feel like a kid again, and you can do that on Halloween in the midst of all the more “mature” antics.
Yes, there are some of us who still like to go trick-or-treating. We’ve all heard about how weird it is that Halloween is on a Monday, but honestly, that’s the perfect excuse. You can still celebrate Halloween on the actual day without impeding your ability to write that paper due Tuesday at noon, and you get free candy out of it! Here are some tips to get the most out of being the oldest trick-or-treater on the block:
Happy Halloween, Netflix. Stock is plummeting like never before, down 75% from July, before its infamous price-hike announcement. “Fundamentals are eroding, management credibility is shot, international growth is deteriorating, and margins are imploding,” says market analyst Toby Wible. Deadline has deemed it Netflix’s Nuclear Winter.
Upon first glance at the “Horror” genre page, one might mistake the streaming service’s collection as lacking. The featured films are mostly low-rated straight-to-DVD fare with titles like Mask Maker, Bloodlust Zombies and Vampires in Havana. However, further inspection into the depths of the Netflix archives reveals a relatively impressive library.
Our Top Ten picks for your holiday viewing, in alphabetical order:
Bride of the Monster – Witness the masterpiece of Edward D. Wood, Jr., deemed “the world’s worst director” by TIME Magazine (and the eponymous subject of an excellent Tim Burton film). Features a washed-up Bela Lugosi and some truly awful special effects. The best in schlock.
The Exorcist – Often cited as the scariest movie of all time. A little girl is possessed by a demon and spews obscenities at her helpless mother. Traumatic, controversial and likely to keep you awake for a long, long time–even if it might be a tad cheesy by today’s standards. More after the jump. [Read more →]
It’s that time of year again—the season when it’s socially acceptable to drink cider and chai and hot chocolate (!) at least once a day. Scarfs and boots are once again the accessories of choice, and students prefer sitting inside at a coffee shop to reading lounging outside on the Main Green. Now is as good a time as any to start taking advantage of the plentitude of winter vegetables available, well, everywhere. Activities revolving around pumpkins and squashes are fun and cheap ways to decorate your home and cook for the masses. Literally every part of the pumpkin has a different use and can be taken advantage of for optimal seasonal shenanigans.
Almost as soon as pumpkins started making their way into markets, my roommates and I started decorating. Most likely, we wanted an excuse to roast pumpkin seeds because they’re so damn delicious, so if we had to spend an afternoon carving pumpkins to make the effort worthwhile, it was a necessary step we were willing to take. Pumpkins are relatively cheap commodities this time of year, especially the tiny ones sold exclusively for decorating. If getting to a grocery store is difficult for you, GET UP NOW AND GO to the final farmers market on Wriston Field and take advantage of its closeness while it lasts! They have a number of gourds and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for your painting and eating pleasure. [Read more →]
This new blog asks an important (and seasonally relevant) question: Halloween or Williamsburg?
Sometimes it IS hard to tell.
During Halloweek, colleges nationwide are alive with cornucopias of costumes (Get it? Fall harvest? No?). The spirit of cross-dressing and slut-ifying yourself lies thick in the air. More likely than not, if you have any friends at all, you’ve been brainstorming possible group or partner costume ideas for days or even weeks.
But what do these costumes say about you?
Yes, at one point (cough freshmanyear cough) we all thought being the cast of Gossip Girl would be ‘classic,’ ‘hilarious’ or ‘ironic,’ but it’s time to face the fact that it has been done before — and often. Regardless of the motivation behind any costume decision, the end aesthetic result will generally be pretty uniform. To everyone else, your plan of mocking the culture of reality television by dressing up as Pauly D means that you are secretly in love with him and his muscles. You probably are.
So, for your edification, we present our psychoanalysis of your group Hallloween costume:
Sexy/Slutty/Va-Va-Voom Disney Princesses: You feel torn between still feeling like a little kid and wanting to be a sex kitten. You probably have some Daddy Issues. You still love the Disney Channel, but are too embarrassed to admit it to others for fear this fact will diminish their opinions of you and your intelligence.
The Seven Deadly Sins: You grew up in a relatively religious household and therefore actually know what these are. You probably brought up the idea hoping you could be Lust.
So it’s Wednesday — Halloweek Wednesday, to be exact — and you realize you don’t have a costume yet. You’re low on cash, you’re running out of time and the creative juices just aren’t flowin’. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you. Here are five easy, breezy, beautiful (Covergirl) costume ideas we put together at the Salvation Army on Pitman Street to inspire you to drag your ass to WhiskCo tonight (and submit a picture of your amazing costume to the BlogDH costume contest)!
1. The Tacky Tourist
Throw up those peace signs and tell everyone how much you love America! Don’t forget the fanny pack and every vertigo-inducing print you can find. Top it off with a tacky visor, and you’re good to go. You get extra points if you can wear any sort of camera around your neck, especially disposable. [Read more →]