Halloween

Will there be a ‘Halloween 2’? Here’s what its director told us

WARNING: There are SPOILERS ahead for Halloween. So if you’re yet to see David Gordon Green’s take on the 1978 John Carpenter classic then you should right that wrong before heading back to read what the director has to say about a possible follow-up.  While David Gordon Green...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:41pm

What happens at the end of ‘Halloween’? Director David Gordon Green talks us through it

WARNING: There are huge SPOILERS ahead for Halloween. So if you’re yet to see David Gordon Green’s sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic the please do just that, get satisfyingly terrified, and return to read what the filmmaker had to say about its conclusion.  The...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:49pm

Was John Carpenter involved in the new ‘Halloween’ movie? Here's what its director told us

Another Halloween film without the involvement of John Carpenter would almost certainly have been dismissed by critics and audiences. As the creator, co-writer, director and composer behind the iconic 1978 original, Carpenter is rightfully regarded as the godfather to the franchise.  So when...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:44pm

Why does ‘Halloween’ ignore the other sequels? Here's what its director told us

Halloween director David Gordon Green and his fellow writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley ignored the nine other installments to the franchise and just made a direct a sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original simply to make their narrative much more straightforward. That's exactly what...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:43pm

Do you need to have seen ‘Halloween’ to see ‘Halloween’ 2018? Here's what its director told us

Halloween’s co-writer and director David Gordon Green has explained exactly why you don’t need to have seen John Carpente's iconic original film to enjoy the 2018 sequel.  Although, when I originally asked that very question to Green, he did admit, “I mean hopefully...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:43pm

The Cheesecake Factory is giving out free cheesecake this Halloween

There’s nothing scary about free food, even on Halloween. To help satisfy your sweet tooth this year, The Cheesecake Factory is giving away free cheesecake (yes, free) to loyal customers as part of their DoorDash "Treat or Treat" collaboration. The point? Get your treat...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:38pm

The best family-friendly Halloween events for kids in NYC

Halloween events for kids in NYC: The biggest pumpkins come to the Bronx We’re big fans of the New York Botanical Garden’s family-friendly Spooky Pumpkin Garden filled with more than 100 jack-o-lantern scarecrows. There’s no better time to see them than Giant Pumpkin Weekend,...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:09pm

Brooklyn's L Train Shutdown Nightmare haunted house is real horror

If you took a poll of what scares New Yorkers most, chances are they’d say getting on the subway — indoor waterfalls, surprise shutdowns, hating on dogs. But the worst is yet to come, and it’s inspired the city’s scariest event of Halloween 2018: The L Train...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:14pm

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade 2018 is back on

Pet owners and adorers alike can rejoice, for an iconic New York City event has been saved: the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade 2018 is back on. The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is a beloved tradition in which costumed pups march around the East Village park as a fundraiser for the...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:03pm

Burger King says its Halloween burger gives you nightmares

Everyone’s in the Halloween spirit this month, especially big restaurant chains — because nothing screams "buy me" like a dinner or drink that plays off All Hallows' Eve. Take, for instance, Applebee’s bright blue Zombie cocktail with a gummy brain garnish. Now...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:46pm

15 fun things to do in Salem for Halloween 2018 and beyond

As the site of the infamous 1692 witch trials, it's no surprise that thousands of revelers take over the streets of Salem each year to celebrate the Halloween season. While Witch City is the perfect place to enjoy scary attractions, there's more to the Massachusetts town than just...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:31pm

Here's how many Americans believe in ghosts, and why

Are ghosts real? It's a fair question to ask as the haunt-happy Halloween season descends on skeptics and believers alike.  But the number of people who'd answer "yes" may surprise you. Maybe your opinion even spooks yourself. A HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:48am

Why making 'Halloween' in 2018 was such a tricky process

40 years after its release, John Carpenter’s Halloween is actually even more terrifying than it was back in 1978.  That’s not just because of Carpenter’s hypnotic score, his patient yet brutal direction, and Jamie Lee Curtis’ iconic performance, to name but a few of...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:09pm

I got NSFW at The Blind Man’s Ball and, yes, there are photos

Halloween might be behind us, but we can’t get these images out of our heads! Metro has exclusive (very NSFW) photos taken by Rodrigo Lizarraga for Brooklyn’s New Society for Wellness (NSFW). NSFW was invited to the Blind Man’s Ball in Yonkers, New York, and I was invited to play...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:13pm

PHOTOS: Looking back at Heidi Klum's best Halloween costumes

There's nothing quite like a Heidi Klum Halloween party and we're waiting to see what she has in store for everyone in 2018.  It’s that time of year and just about everyone is anxious to see what costume Heidi Klum will wear to her 19th annual Halloween party. Heidi Klum...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:06pm

Tickets for Gracie Mansion Halloween now available

Just about everyone loves autumn in New York City, and one the most beloved events of the season is, obviously, Halloween. New Yorkers of all ages love dressing up, including the city’s first couple, who will once again host their annual Gracie Mansion Halloween celebration. The 2018 Gracie...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:50pm

PHOTOS: Nightmare Machine, the haunted house for millennials

What started as Brooklyn’s sweet dreamscape Dream Machine has turned into the millennial haunted house Nightmare Machine, an Instagram-ready gallery of horrors plucked straight from the imaginations of the 22-37 set. “I grew up with Halloween as a really big deal in my family,”...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:05pm

Get your freak on with Applebee's Dollar Zombie drinks all month long

Last year, Applebee’s offered $1 Dollaritas the entire month of October (and these margs were brought back the following spring). This time around, they’ve upped the ante with a killer drink they’re dubbing the Dollar Zombie, and it's the stuff that Halloween movies are made...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:08pm

Here's every Halloween movie you can catch during Huluween

Hulu’s completely changing the game for binge-watching scary movies for Halloween. They’ve launched their own fear fest, dubbed Huluween, that’s a much more expansive version of the 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform or the Syfy 31 Days of Halloween. This lineup not only includes...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:32pm

31 Days of Halloween: Everything you need to know about Syfy's fear fest

The start of October has come to mean Halloween, and for Syfy that means an entire month of some seriously scary movies. Unlike the 31 Nights of Christmas on Freeform that features mostly family-friendly fall favorites, Syfy has packed their lineup with things that go bump in the night. Think you...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:47pm