Labor Day has come and gone but Morgan’s Pier is keeping things interesting down on the Delaware River. The bar and restaurant remains open through Halloween and is adding some new programming to keep people heading to the riverfront.
Chef-in-residence Nick Elmi is creating a new fall menu; the venue will also be hosting Popeapalooza while Pope Francis is in town; Philadelphia chefs will be making appearances as part of a guest chef series; and after a transformation of the space into Fall Fest, the outdoor season will end with a Halloween bash on Saturday, October 31st.
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HorrorOnScreen.com has drawn up an infographic that shows, state-by-state, the setting of 250 popular horror movies. Creators of the image point out that the image details where movies actually take place, not where they’re filmed. Can you name all nine that are listed in Pennsylvania? Close your eyes and take a stab, then see if you’re right in the map below:
The ones that are underlined represent the films that are pictured on the map. To see a higher-res image, click here.
(h/t Reddit, of course)
Stories of poisoned candy and caramel apples stuffed with razor blades have mostly been debunked as Halloween myths, but police in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, say they are investigating a razor blade found wrapped in a candy bar package during Halloween trick-or-treating on Friday. Read more »
Dom Streater in the world’s cutest cap.
I ran into the lovely Dom Streater at Timberland’s opening party earlier this week, and she had on the best accessory of the night. I’d noticed her cute little bunny ears sticking up over the crowd—she’s one of the few who can pull off such a whimsical cap on a non-Halloween night.
See where she got it here.
It being Halloween and all, we couldn’t not do a Halloween-esque playlist. But at the same time, I’m pretty darn sure you’re going to get your fill of “Monster Mash” and “Thriller” tonight wherever your Halloween revelry takes you. So we’re thinking a bit outside the box for this one, with songs about darkness (or played by The Darkness, because duh), magic, ghosts, psychos and more. In some cases, you may not even want to puzzle through our logic—just go with it.
This is the un-Halloween Halloween Playlist you’ve been hoping someone would put together.
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For years, I have had the honor of DJing on Gay Christmas (aka Halloween, aka the holiday that gives masculine fellas the excuse to put on heels). The most fun part for me is bringing out some of my favorite classic spooky tunes to create the perfect soundtrack for the night of all nights.
Here are just a few of the songs to add to your Halloween party playlist, or to blare in the car on your way to your favorite nightclub or party. Merry Gay Christmas!
You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump.
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There’s a Halloween costume that’s trending in Pennsylvania, and it’s not a ghost or witch or goblin or Sexy Fan Fiction
Claude Giroux (that’s who I was last year). It’s … Slender Man!
Slender Man is part of a weird piece of collaborative Internet horror fiction called creepypasta. It began as a thread on the Something Awful Forums, as part of a “paranormal pictures” Photoshop thread, and evolved into a tall, thin man with tentacles wearing a suit. (There’s no set description, per the nature of the collaborative creepypasta — the word evolved from “copy and paste.”) Slender Man has actually been blamed for inspiring many attacks, including a horrifying stabbing of a 12-year-old girl by two of her classmates.
So, yeah, that’s the most-searched Halloween costume in Pennsylvania according to the blog of SumoCoupon, which is not a blog where you get discounts on mawashi.
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UPDATED: Oh, yeah. It’s Halloween. And what does Halloween mean around Foobooz World HQ? A fresh update to the list of the best and worst restaurants in Philadelphia for witnessing (and surviving) the inevitable zombie apocalypse. For the past couple years, we’ve occasionally trotted this one out as a helpful guide for those of you who plan on weathering the horde from the comfort of a bar stool. And so, without further ado, Philly’s most (and least) zombie-proof restaurants.
So I’ve been thinking (as I often do) about the inevitable zombie apocalypse. And when I get to thinking about the inevitable zombie apocalypse, my thoughts often turn to practical questions like: When the worst finally happens, where would I hole up for a final drink? Or, when feeling somewhat less fatalistic, what restaurants in Philadelphia would be best for weathering an invasion of the undead?
True, none of the poor saps in World War Z seemed to fare very well during the zombie-related destruction of Philadelphia (except Brad Pitt, who had access to a helicopter and the phone number of a dude who could, you know, call him a motherf#@&ing helicopter), but that doesn’t matter. World War Z was not a good movie (which is a shame, because the book was awesome), and I have more faith in the drunks and fun-hogs in the City of Brotherly Love than the director did. Thus, as a public service, the Foobooz Zombie Defense Working Group has come up with a list of the
six seven best restaurants in Philadelphia for witnessing (and possibly surviving) a zombie attack–plus a list of the places you definitely do NOT want to find yourself when the walkers come.
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