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8 Low-Budget Films That Delivered Big

Money isn't everything, although in filmmaking it counts for a lot. These eight films defied their minuscule budgets.

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Clowns Are Up to a Different Kind of Funny Business, These Days

"Creepy clowns" have become the rule, not the exception. How and when did clowns change from entertainers to tormentors?

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'Ghosts: A Haunted History' Is Sure to Grip the Believer and the Skeptic Alike

Comprehensive, fascinating, and eye-catching, Lisa Morton's Ghosts: A Haunted History is the only book you'll ever need about the world's most notable supernatural entity.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Spends Halloween with 'The Music Machine'

The Music Machine tells a story about evil, both of an intentional nature and of more awful, more accidental kind.

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The Narrative of the 'Halloween' Saga Gets Confused Over Time

The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point.

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New York City's Village Halloween Parade 2014 Photos

Cute and cuddly or grim and gorey, all can revel at the Halloween Parade.

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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: 31 October 2012 - San Diego, CA

Potter is sort of a sonic bridge between pop rock and jam rock, a relatively unique place to reside.

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Memory Tapes – "Walk Me Home 2" Minimix (MP3)

Memory Tapes have kindly dropped a new Halloween mix on us right in time for the spooky festivities. This comes in advance of their new LP, 'Grace/Confusion', releasing 4 December on Carpark Records.

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The Hellbilly Comes Clean: An Interview With Rob Zombie

When not releasing a new remix album, starting a co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson, or working on his fifth full-length feature film, Rob Zombie sits down with PopMatters, talking about all of his projects as well as revealing, rather interestingly, just how much he hates clutter ...

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'Poltergeist': Home Sweet Hell

James Kahn’s version of Poltergeist is a rare example of a book written after a movie is released, which results in a riveting read.

Film

Does the Suit Make the Iron Man, or Vice-versa?

Tony Stark has a big personality that far outsizes his Iron Man 2 suit of armor, but sometimes our movie men are "made" by their suits.

Film

A Ghost Story of Dubious Origins

No matter the vercity of the tale, The Haunting in Connecticut has just enough creep quotient to keep me engaged, especially since I grew up a few miles from the house.

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Making Mix Discs for Halloween? Pick from These Creepy Best

There are way more than 50 songs contained on our three lists -- one of perennial classics, one filled with rock staples and a final 20 comprised of offbeat and lesser-known gems. Load up your MP3 player of choice, hit shuffle ... and let the spooking begin.

Ben Wener and Kelli Skye Fadroski
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Halloween

In Carpenter's film, evil shows up right where you think you'd be safe. No one imagines he's safe in whitetrashland -- especially the section inhabited by a heavily inked up William Forsythe.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Halloween, Alaska: Too Tall to Hide

Humble Minneapolis schmoes land on The O.C., add a final nail to the indie rock coffin.

Maura McAndrew
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