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Art Cures: Halloween Edition

Art Cures, our new series, offers a themed list of music, films, books, events and other cool stuff in hopes of supplying you with a sufficient art fix, as well as the cures you didn’t know you needed. So whether you’re reeling from a recent break-up, seeking inspiration for your creative block, or just needing a change of scenery, these lists will help raise your spirits and remedy your ills. 

It’s the best time of the year, y’all! Halloween is arguably the greatest holiday — it comes with the shameless party/hookup culture of New Year’s Eve, and the candy and decoration displays of winter holidays along with fun costumes! Plus, it celebrates horror and all things spooky, and everybody knows spooky things are the best things. This year’s Halloween will be extra special as it falls on a Saturday, the weather is supposed to be decent, *fingers crossed* and everyone gets an extra hour of debauchery since daylight savings falls on November 1st. So, let’s get weird.



  • Watch, or re-watch all of the Halloween-themed episodes of Bob’s Burgers! Halloween episodes are obviously the most wonderful episodes, and since Bob’s Burgers is a wonderful TV show, it makes sense that BB’s Halloween episodes are worth watching over and over. The most recent one was amazing and aired last Sunday, and two from previous seasons are on Netflix.



  • Rest up for your weekend shenanigans by staying in and watching some of ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween. The films playing this week include everyone’s favorites: Sleepy Hollow, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Poltergeist and many more.


  • Take a break from browsing all the Hotline Bling gifs and revisit Edgar Allen Poe’s horror classic, The Tell-Tale Heart. For best results, read it on your morning  commute to ensure that your whole day is filled with ominous vibes. If you’re more of a visual media-consumer, then head over to Dangerous Minds and view the “cartoon” version. Interestingly, this creepy animation was the first to ever receive an X-rating. So you know it’s good.


  • Before heading out for the night, stop into Videology as it will be transformed into the Winchester Tavern AKA the pub from Shaun of the Dead. There will be a photobooth and drinks specials, and the film will play on a loop beginning at noon.


  • Experience “An Evening of Terrifying Music” on Saturday, the 31st. What better place to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve than the dark and dive-y local favorite, Palisades? There will be a whole bunch of awesome bands and tickets are only $12. ($15 if you buy them on Saturday) More info here.

Article by Nicole Woszcyzna. Follow her on Twitter @nicolewosz.

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