With Halloween just around the corner, NASA has released its latest Galaxy of Horrors posters. Styled like horror film advertisements from the 1950s, they feature different exoplanets—planets that orbit stars other than the sun—and highlight what exactly makes them so frightening.
“People are often most interested in finding exoplanets that could resemble Earth or potentially support life as we know it,” Thalia Rivera, an outreach specialist at JPL who led the development of the Galaxy of Horrors posters, said in the same statement.
“But there are so many other amazing, mystifying planets out there that are completely unlike Earth and that show us the huge variety of ways planets can form and evolve,” Rivera added. “My favorite thing about exoplanets is how extreme they can get!”
Rains of Terror: This far-off blue planet may look like a friendly haven – but don’t be deceived! Weather here is deadly. The planet’s cobalt blue color comes from a hazy, blow-torched atmosphere containing clouds laced with glass. Howling winds send the storming glass sideways at 5,400 mph (2km/s), whipping all in a sickening spiral. It’s death by a million cuts on this slasher planet! (NASA-JPL/Caltech) Continue reading »
“Blockheads” is a series of spooky three-dimensional artworks by California-based artist Dave Burke. These acrylic on thick canvas paintings are experimentations in trompe l’oeil, an attempt at depicting dimensional illusion. You can reach out to Dave directly if you’re interested in buying one of his pieces. Continue reading »
Before you set out on a mission to browse the attic for the same Halloween decoration props you reuse every year, let us tell you something. Continue reading »
Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s excited to see some spooky and scary things. There is no exception for all the digital designers and artists out there. Many of them are already participating in Inktober 2021 and doing all kinds of other creepy, cool projects. Continue reading »
“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask”. Such is the case, when you slip on this giant middle finger mask which perfectly captures how most of us feel about 2020 and 2021. Continue reading »
As the World Plunges Into the Flames of The Pandemic, Thousands of People at The Halloween Parade in Wuhan
Halloween revelers flocked to an amusement park in Wuhan, China, to celebrate the spooky holiday less than a year after the deadly coronavirus began infecting people in the city before spreading across the globe. The crowds, dressed in costumes including pirates, superheroes and zombie nurses, celebrated by watching a parade at Happy Valley Wuhan amusement park, photos of the scene show.
Domestic tourists have returned to Wuhan in recent months as China says they’ve turned a corner in their fight against the virus. Continue reading »
Halloween, the high holy day of spooky season, has a sort of Spooky Scale that runs the gamut from the casual black cat, full moon, or harmless jack-o’-lantern to the extremes of disembodied corpses, chainsaw massacre enactments or, even scarier, the thought of paying bills every month under the terror of COVID-19. Continue reading »
This dog muzzle makes your nice and friendly dog look like a snarling werewolf that’s about to take a chomp out of your neighbor’s butt, when in reality your dog is sitting calmly with it’s mouth shut, wondering why everyone around them is freaking out. Continue reading »
Since the Halloween is rapidly approaching, here’s a simple and cheap solution for your dog’s costume. Alternatively: if you are too lazy to make one out of a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls, you can get one on Amazon. Continue reading »
From a dying phone battery to the haunting student loans, these Halloween pumpkin carvings etch deep into the human existence. These jack-o’-lantern faces remind us of the uncomfortable parts of reality and will make you sleep with the light on during the spookiest night of the year. Continue reading »
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Continue reading »
The spookiest time of the year is flying toward us like a bat out of hell, and if there’s one thing that we can’t do without in October, it’s pies. Pumpkin. Apple. It doesn’t matter what’s inside (we’ll eat anything sweet!), as long as it just screams Halloween! Continue reading »
A Los Angeles Artist Is Selling $180 “Karen” Halloween Masks, Calling Them “The Real Monsters of 2020”
Halloween is just around the corner and, as expected, costumes highlighting the most prominent moments of 2020 are sprouting up — including “Karen” masks. Continue reading »
According to Laura Nunez: “Hi there! These are a few of my favorite horror movie characters that I have transformed myself into using the magic of makeup. Just in time for the upcoming spookiest holiday of the season. Thank you for your interest and I hope you will enjoy my work.” Continue reading »
Holly Pollack, 23, and Sophia Levy, 24, were childhood besties who both pursued careers as makeup artists. After struggling to get enough work, the pair headed off to Ibiza where they were inspired to to create their own glitter brand. Whether they’re jetting off to Coachella to get influencers festival-ready or being flown to New York for parties, these girls are set for world domination. Continue reading »
Accrording to Jean Marie Smith:”My name is Jean Marie Smith and I love Halloween! As artist-in-residence at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, every year for the past ten years I’ve created and sculpted/painted hay bale art to bring smiles and joy to children and adults at the Halloween Haunted Hike. Continue reading »
Halloween is a time to dress up as your favorite character and go trick-or-treating. Nowadays, people often dress up as funny or sexy characters, but traditionally, Halloween was a time for the scariest ghouls and creepers to make an appearance. Continue reading »
Halloween isn’t an international holiday, but in the places around the world where it is celebrated, most of us have had pretty similar experiences — the most common shared experience that truly binds us all together is, of course, homemade costumes. Continue reading »
Two years ago, Mark Rober was an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, part of a team that worked on the Curiosity rover. For Halloween, he strapped an iPad to his chest and another to his back. Then he turned them on and used the devices’ cameras and screens to make it appear as if he had a gaping hole in the middle of his torso. Continue reading »
Unfortunately, most trick-or-treat attire of the 1970s and 80s was woefully bad. Generally, costumes consisted of a plastic mask and apron/smock. It was cheap and it came in a box at your local drug store. Continue reading »
Who doesn’t love dressing up for Halloween? For one night you can be whatever you want, whether that is a superhero, villain, monster, or anything in-between. As much fun as it is to dress up for Halloween yourself, it can be even more fun to dress up animals. It is a common sight as people go out trick-or-treating or walk in parades. But have you ever seen a 2,000 pound horse fully dressed as an AT-AT from Star Wars? Continue reading »
It’s a time when all things spooky, scary, and mysterious become the norm, when people embrace the darkness that we horror fans enjoy year round. And what is more iconic during Halloween than costumes? Sure, there are parties throughout the year where people get dressed up – wearing green on Saint Patrick’s Day or putting on a Santa outfit for local children around Christmas – but Halloween is the only time where your imagination can run wild and it’s seen as socially acceptable, even encouraged. Continue reading »
Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film set in the fictional suburban midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween. The original draft of the screenplay was titled The Babysitter Murders and The Night He Came Home. Continue reading »
These wonderful family photos were taken on Halloween, 1963. President Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. all look like they’re having so much fun. It’s so sad to think that just three weeks later he would be killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas, Texas.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., walks into the Oval Office, wearing a Halloween costume. President John F. Kennedy’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, stands in doorway. White House, Washington, D.C. Continue reading »