The Scariest Haunted Houses in the U.S. + How To Find Haunted Attractions Near You


I may not be fond of roller coasters, skydiving, or other adventurous activities -- but one type of thrill that is right up my alley is getting the wits scared out of me by visiting a haunted house during Halloween season. Much like the way I watch horror movies, I like to see if anything can really scare me. And I like to watch others' reactions, too. (Priceless.) With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to check out the the best real haunted houses AND the scariest haunted … [Read more...]

Zombie Party Ideas: Here’s Everything You Need To Throw A Zombie Apocalypse Party


Throwing a zombie invasion party -- for Halloween or any time of year -- is the perfect way to infect your friends with a little undead fun! I encourage you to go beyond simply asking your party guests to wear zombie-themed costumes though. Instead, take it to the next level and zombify your party with: Zombie party invitations Zombie party food Zombie party decorations Zombie party favors Here are some fun ideas for planning your very own Zombie Apocalypse … [Read more...]

How To Make A Pinata: Paper Mache Pinata Instructions + Tips + Videos


A pinata brings life to a party -- especially an outdoor party! If you're going to hang a traditional pinata indoors, then make sure that you have lots of wide open space -- such as a basement -- otherwise, your home decor could get in the way when your party guests are swinging away. Pinatas aren't that expensive to buy, but it's a lot more fun to make your own. You can also involve the kids in this fun craft project. Following are step-by-step instructions for making a variety of … [Read more...]

VIDEOS: How To Carve A Radioactive Glowing Pumpkin For Halloween

A radioactive pumpkin made with glow sticks and artistically carved by Tom Nardone

Have you ever wanted to carve a pumpkin that looks super-psychedelic and radioactive with glowing green goo spewing out of it? The following 4 videos and instructions by Tom Nardone of show you how to do just that!   What you need: One ugly, odd-shaped pumpkin Several non-toxic glow sticks (at least 5) Drywall saw Heavy-duty scissors or garden shears Ice cream scoop Pumpkin carving tools (or a jigsaw) Dry erase markers   How to do … [Read more...]

Top Halloween Costumes For Adults & Kids This Year According To The Experts

One of the many Angry Birds costumes available this year!

I've spent a good deal of time chatting with the folks at I asked what they thought the most popular Halloween costumes were going to be this year. I definitely learned a lot from them. There's no doubt about it, these guys are experts in the field. I was impressed by their knowledge of current trends and pop culture, as well as the criteria they use to ultimately determine the popularity of Halloween costumes. Plus, the quality of their costumes is top … [Read more...]

Top Adult And Kids Halloween Costumes ~ Current Trends


After perusing various lists of the top Halloween costumes for this year from a number of sources (including the National Retail Federation), I've compiled the best of the best costume trends here for you. So, if you haven't decided on your Halloween costume yet, you're in luck. There's still time. Choosing one of these costumes might give you an edge in the Halloween costume contest this year! More people plan to dress up for the holiday than ever before — 40.1% compared with 33.4% last … [Read more...]

Photos + Videos Of The Worst Halloween Costumes Ever!

These first few were rated among the worst Halloween costumes by Threadbanger (as seen in the video below): Leaf Blower - simply attach a leave on a string to your hat. Human Maxi Pad & Tampons - too weird. (Here's another version.) Wolverine - tape knives and forks to your fingers. (Here are 20 more Wolverine costumes that don't make the cut.) Magazine Face Mask - cut out a full-page face of someone else and adhere it in pieces to your face. Human Turd - could be used as part of … [Read more...]