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Watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Free on Hulu

Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” the classic Peanuts Halloween television special free online on Hulu.

Did you know?

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was the third Peanuts animated television special.
  •  It aired for the first time 45 years ago on CBS on October 27, 1966, and thereafter was aired on television annually through 2000.
  • The director, Bill Melendez, also plays the part of Snoopy.
  • The theme music is by Vince Guaraldi (who also did the theme music for A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • The 10 year old child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown is now 55 and has a dog named Snoopy.
  • Children all over America felt sorry that Charlie Brown got a rock in his trick or treat bag and actually mailed in candy.



Friday Night Cinema: The Wolf Man (1941)

The first and best of all the werewolf movies, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.,  Claude Rains, and the inimitable Maria Oupspenskaya.  This and Dracula (1931) are my all time spooky favorites.


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Friday Night Cinema: Brides of Dracula (1960)

Sexy, campy, over-the-top Hammer horror films.  Gotta love ’em.




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Friday Night Cinema: Dracula (1931)

The mother of all vampire movies.  Not the first, not the last, but certainly the best. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

If you have the opportunity, check out the Spanish version, which was filmed each night on the same sets, with entirely different casts, and some different approaches.

The final line of this film was a mystery to me until I saw the Spanish version, in which Van Helsing explains that he will remain behind to administer the final cure to Renfield.  In the English version, Van Helsing hurries Mina and Dr. Harker along with a delicate promise to follow “presently.”



Fall Market Fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm Oct 14 – 15

Enjoy a fun day outside surrounded by costumed interpreters (1771 historical period), entertainers, demonstrations, children’s activities, and lots of delicious foods.

You can purchase a variety of items, from handcrafted soaps to plants.

Food for sale includes savory meat pies, roast chicken on the spit, cooked over an open fire, bread and cheese, pie, and mulled wine and ciders.

Learn to dip candles, make potpourri, or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter’s lathe.  The farm is also open during the Market Fair.

This is a great, low-key, non-crowded event for kids and adults.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and seniors. Use your AAA card to get a discount on admission.


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Friday Night Cinema: Plan 9 From Outer Space


I can’t help it.  I love this movie.  Ed Wood’s finest film.



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Howl-O-Scream opens today at Busch Gardens

Ready to get your Halloween on?  Busch Gardens‘ Howl-O-Scream in Williamsburg, Virginia begins Sept. 23 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30.

Howl-O-Scream is rising to a whole new horrifying level in honor of its 13th anniversary, with new scare zones, shows and gruesome creatures lurking around the park.

The park’s younger guests will be treated to Halloween happenings with their favorite characters at Sesame Street Forest of Fun.

For more information, visit or call (800) 343-7946.

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Friday Night Cinema: The Vampire Bat (1933) VIDEO

Bela Lugosi circa 1920 Source http://www.docto...

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The Vampire Bat stars Bela Lugosi , Fay Wray (King Kong) and Melvyn Douglas (Ninotchka). The story: the city of Kleinschloss is infected with a dark scourge from the past. A Legion of bloodsucking creatures who can assume human form have returned to prey upon the unsuspecting citizens. Detective Karl Brettschneider begins investigating numerous gory deaths at the request of the burgomaster. Despite the obvious evidence, he refuses to accept the existence of vampiric human bats, but soon their existence proves all too real.

This film is in the public domain.


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Toon Tuesday: Lonesome Ghosts (Disney, 1937)

Mickey Mouse and his friends go ghost-busting.

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Halloween Nail Art (VIDEO): Pumpkins!

Check out these super-cute nails…


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