It’s Movember, the only time (besides Mustache March) when men can legally get away with growing out mustaches without being electrocuted in the streets by the roving bands of jackbooted anti-mustache goons. In the United States, Movember raises funds to support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. For more information, including how to raise money by growing a mustache, check out movember.com.
As part of the Movember festivities, I’ve created a Facebook Cover Photo celebrating Movember. Feel free to open the full size file (by clicking on it) and download it for use on your Facebook page.
And I also made one for your twitter feed as well.
My absolute favorite Halloween-themed horror film is “Trick ‘r Treat.” It’s not all that scary, but it perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween and is an absolute treat to watch. In fact, I feel like it should play on a loop all day on Halloween, much like “A Christmas Story” does on December 25. “Trick ‘r Treat” tells four interwoven tales all taking place in a small town on All Hallows Eve. Along the way, we’re treated to a few rules for Halloween, like not smashing jack-o-lanterns and always checking your candy. One of the enforcers of these rules is Sam (at right), who serves as a sort of Halloween mascot. I won’t say anymore, because watching it with no foreknowledge is the best way to see this film. Check it out this weekend if you love funny, spooky, absolutely wonderful Halloween films!
“Look at that ghoul/starin’ at you!” begins the theme song of the short-lived sitcom “The Ghoul.” In it, a family moves into a house only to find it’s already home to a little ghoul who lives in the basement and wanders around howling whenever they’re eating dinner or having family game night. At first they’re scared, but soon, they realize that ghouls need love too and integrate him into their family. In one episode, he learns to play catch with little Timmy; in another, he helps Dad with his taxes. One of the final episodes featured the ghoul helping Timmy deal with a bully problem by transporting the bullies into a dimension where they were eviscerated by hellish fiends. That one was particularly heart-warming. The show produced seven episodes before it was sadly canceled. There are no plans for it to be released on DVD.