Halloween Humor: Tricks and Treats
Ten chillers with chuckles, serious horror films with some smiles along the way.
Ten spooky spoofs, films of laughter in frightful settings.
We all have our Halloween memories and secrets. Your Guide answers the tough questions in this fearsome query from Humor Boy's Blog.
From your About Guide, Halloween confessions of a troubled man, whose dastardly demons and pent-up horrors make all his days nightmares. Warning: mitten modeling.
Sinisterly silly sites: "Scary, Scary Sounds for Halloween: A New CD from Martha Stewart Living," "Pumpkin Carver III," "Book of Spells," "Rott-O-Lantern," "Stress Relief Aquarium 6.66" and "Elvira Monster Smash."
"Frequently Asked Questions: Halloween," "Turning Tricks," "Scary Jokes," "Scooby-Doo Games," and "Melvin and Jenkin's Guide to Halloween."
Early 20th century Halloween greetings and party invitations are presented in a curious gallery of photographs.
''Unspeakable horrors rise from the pumpkin patch to paralyze the living! ... They come with a bloodthirsty lust for human flesh and candy corn!'' Read more...
Demented pumpkins are overtaking the world. Bash them in this Halloween Flash game from Kewlbox.
Make a skeleton with the online Bone Idol toy.
Great game for kids and goblins of all ages!
A throwaway tricks-or-treats challenge. (10/07/04)
Cheapie Creepy Costume Generator
A massive, ghastly gallery of goons, extra creepy for Halloween. (10/12/04)
Play ping-pong against a monster opponent.
Cartoon Network candy!
A new Halloween game for your trick-or-treat computer. (10/14/04)
Spooky and silly jack-o'-lantern carvings are shown in photos and patterns.
Print masks of celebrities from the annual collection.
Tongue-in-cheek answers to your trick-or-treat interrogatives.
Our favorite scaredy-fatso-cat sneaks snacks. Read more...
Thirty-one Halloween-themed visual treats and tricks pop-up on this ghoulish adventure calendar, some squirmy scary and some silly screwy. Read more, mostly for adults...
Snapshots of trick-or-treating pups in their Halloween duds.
You think I'm peculiar? About Guide Shirlie Sharpe has made trick-or-treat costumes for her fish! (We may need a bigger net for Shirlie.)
Dodge possessed jack-o-lanterns for candy. I'd do it.
Hear the classic song and read the behind-the-scenes story of the making. It's a graveyard smash, by the way.
Liquid Generation explains step-by-step instructions, leading to a surprising conclusion.
Kookin' Kidz Game
Dr. Elmo spoofs Halloween and the Monster Mash in this spooky Webtoon music video, kids.
A documentary filmmaker travels to Alabama to interview a good ol' bloodsucker. See the trailer. (06/22/04)
Visit the dark underworld cribs of scary babies for an amazing series of photographs.
You're dressed-up as Guffy the Ghost to fight vampires in the Halloween Flash game.
From About Animated TV: "'South Park' fans have more ways to celebrate Halloween than a Succubus has husbands. Enjoy these spooky downloads for Halloween." There are pictures, sounds, screen savers and email postcards.
Carve a spooky or wacky jack-o'-lantern with TheoWorld's Halloween tool. Add a personal message and share as a free email greeting card.
Help poor ol' Vampy outsmart the mean villagers who don't understand vampires in this sequel game to Transylmania.
Uncle Pigors Spookhouse is a bizarre cartoon world of strange animations and sketches.
Play Whack-a-Ghoul, Scoop Snatchers, Boogie Bones, and Virtual Pumpkin.
Actual pop culture costumes from past return from the dead to vie for The Worst Halloween Costumes of All Time. Look great with white socks!
Dozens of schlocky, seasonal pop culture items are sampled and reviewed. This material is not kid-friendly.
Fight the Zombie Cluster Pumpkins of Doom in this Flash game
From David Emery, About's Guide to Urban Legends and Folklore, no joking here, but wickedly fascinating background links on traditions and more recent legends.
Three simple games for all ages, from Halloween Kids. There's a match game, memory game, and puzzler.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks, the latest costumes, respirators, from "Modern Humorist."
"Use Halloween tricks to trap Jack-O-Lantern's horde of rotten pumpkin monsters!" instructs Cartoon Network in this spooky online game for most audiences.
Can't find a pencil or a clean sheet of paper? Here's a solution, from Engine.Digital, where there's always a writing utensil handy. Send free email notes, chop-chop. View other's penmanship, too. You'll need Flash and a wound.
"Highest quality fresh brains ... We do the dirty deed so you can spend more time ... well ... doing whatever the hell it is you zombies do when you're not ripping open people's heads," says the online shopping maul, a service of Goats, a parody of Amazon.com. Categories: Brains, Other Brains, Celebrity Brains, RAH, GRRAH, RARGRAHA, Brains, RAR, AGHRAGRAGH, Business & Investing. Also, Zombie Chat.
The Flash game at Grab, takes the standard rules of bowling and applies them to kitties and pumpkins, substituted for pins and balls. The more cats you knock down, the more you score.
Hanttula presents shocking images of tragic fuzzy animals, scary anytime!
Hours of Halloween stand-up comedy by major artists like Bob Newhart, Jonathan Winters, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Spike Jones, and Jerry Clower -- plus thematic music. Packaged by Music Sojourn, these audio programs are available to play on demand.
Some young punk sneaks to your door, setting fire to an oozing paper bag o' poo. There's only one thing to do: Stomp it! Here's a silly, gooey, interactive Webtoon from Mondo Mini Shows.
"Cap'n Wacky's Boatload of Evil" digs up some actual holiday greeting cards which are spooky for the wrong reasons.
"Gummy-worm Jello, Spaghetti and Eyeballs, Pig Knuckles on Toothpicks," and a nice dip recipe are among the vile, nasty eats cooked up by Boston Phoenix.
Not exactly jack-o-lanterns, but certainly must-see sculptures in pumpkins by Patrick Moser. The bizarre, smile-inducing fruit carvings on display include The Grinch, Felix Grackles, and Wilford Grumbly. Interesting sidebars show the artist's tools and process.
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Non-stop vampires, werewolves, and ghosts in an eclectic format, from Radio@Netscape, including creepy music and tales. Among the hits and the dead: "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr., "The Raven" by Christopher Walken, "The Addams Family Theme" by Vic Mizzy, "The Blob" by The Five Blobs, and "That Old Black Magic" by Ella Fitzgerald.
Squeaky clean to racy funnies from Jokes.com.
A collection of material with an adult edge, from HalloweenJokes.com. Plus, there are handy links to related seasonal comedy, activities and downloads.
Cap'n Wacky tells you how to "Get All the Candy You Can," how to "Have the Best Costume," and how to "Exact Revenge." Plus, "Safety First" hints. Hey, kids, it's all a joke!
Real life horrors are dissected at "Cap'n Wacky's Boatload of Evil."
The comedy routine which inspired his "Halloween" children's book. Hear it in two parts at the publisher, Time Warner Bookmark. Need RealAudio?
A neat place to look for something different to inflict on large, round, orange-yellow gourds of your choice. Clever computer print-outs from www.jack-o-lantern.com.
Catch Wild "Bones" Johnson performing in the Dungeon Lounge via CleverMedia's Shockwave site.
Salivate over these Yuckiest Site on the Internet treats: Chef Andy's Mutilated Meathead Centerpiece, Arachnid Attack, Swamp Chomp, and Evil Egg Eyeballs.
The Adult Swim program spoofs what might be the final day of the Peanuts gang. Watch it at YouTube. Strong Language.
Chris Farley, Christian Slater, Phil Hartman, and David Spade in a holiday sketch from the TV show. See it at IFILM.
Homer's out of control in this short parody video clip, available at IFILM.
Not affiliated with the musical artists, this NStorm Flash game tests your skill to whack jack-o-lanterns. See how many pumpkins you can smash in one minute. I'll go tie-up Linus....
That Tickle-Me-Elmo toy was a monster, creating several copycats like this one, which is a, um, Munster. Visit this Haunted TV Land page and click the black box in the lower corner. Send giggly Herman to friends, too.
Whether you believe in the existence of rednecks or not, this spooky paranormal phenomena is worth investigating. "Signs Your Mobile Home Is Haunted," Ghost in the Trailer automobile graveyard game, Shocking Multimedia, and Satisfied Customer testimonials are among the nightmares from comedian Larry "The Dream" Weaver, but the ghost stories revealed are as suspect as an '03 Camaro.
Two sinister shorts by Todd Gallina follow a trio of children on their Halloween rounds. Poop alert! Need Flash?
Those bizarre, spooky, silly, nattily-attired, cheesy movie hosts from the 1950s through the present are spotlighted in this loving collection. TV boys and ghouls included: Elvira, Zacherley, Morgus, Svengoolie, Joe Bob Briggs, Vampira, and Al "Grampa" Lewis.
Those pesky little trick-or-treaters could be monsters in disguise, so "Boneland" offers these demonstrations on how to protect your home. Prepare with a trap door, ejection device, cannon, flamer, laser -- even an Ewok defense. Animated cartoon violence.
A shocking report by Bob From Accounting.
Retrocrush presents "Brian Zalkin's incredible collection of Halloween costumes," hundreds of authentic outfits from our past, categorized and largely "what were we kids thinking?"
During my happ'nin' curly-haired, mustachioed youth, imagine my chagrin when folks mistook me for TV's Gabe Kaplan and I wasn't wearing a costume. Now you can feel my pain with an actual "Welcome Back Kotter" kit. Or be Chuck "Gong Show" Barris, Robert "Baretta" Blake, "Tattoo," the Village People biker, Atari's Asteroid Game, Rubik's Cube and others. Thanks to RetroCRUSH for reopening my wounds.
"What did the Zombie Mommy say to the Zombie Baby? 'You have your Father's eyes ... in your fists behind your back!'" -- Okay, so these quick gags from The ComedyLab aren't that gross, but they are strange and gruesome -- and oddly amusing once you realize the jokes are meant for Zombie knuckleheads, not us.
An instructional video demonstrates how to save your life in a zombie attack, presented at YouTube.