The canonical Igor of pop-culture — Dr. Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant — does not exist in the original novel and isn’t named Igor in the movie.
I wonder if Foseti will be inviting unsuspecting bourgeois friends over for another vibrant Halloween this year.
Horror sci-fi classic Alien was originally going to involve gremlins on a B-17 bomber.
No child has ever been killed by poisoned candy — at least not yet.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead — but with birds instead of zombies.
Children believe in Santa, because they have plenty of evidence that Santa exists. They’ll also believe in the Candy Witch if she comes and replaces their candy with toys.
I still love Calvin’s Snowman House of Horror.
A few years ago I read Poe’s Some Words with a Mummy for Halloween, and it turned out to make for excellent election-year reading.
I don’t recommend Frankenstein, either the novel or the film, but do note that the two are very, very different.
If you’re looking for Halloween reading, I might recommend The Circus of Dr. Lao — but pass on the movie adaptation, Seven Faces of Dr. Lao.
If you want to read some good, classic, ghost stories — for Halloween, or for Christmas, which was the tradition when he wrote them — I recommend M.R. James’ Collected Ghost Stories.