Halloween is just around the corner, and these zombie chia pets are the perfect finishing touch to all your spooky decor. You can choose from an arm reaching up out of the grave, Lifeless Lisa, or Creepy Holden. Better yet, buy all three and you’ll have the makings a a zombie chia family.

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Japanese collectible maker Kotobukiya makes figures from lots of fandoms, but this time it’s two iconic horror characters that have been turned into disturbingly sexy anime women. First, there’s a 7″ Freddie Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street due out in October. From the official description:

Since 1984, Freddy has been scaring people in the Nightmare on Elm Street films as a razor-gloved killer who terrorizes his victims in their dreams, and in 2003 he crossed over with Mr. Voorhees of the Friday the 13th series in Freddy vs. Jason. This new Freddy may wear the same iconic striped sweater, hat, and bladed glove, but that’s where the similarities end. A blonde vixen, this Krueger is a beauty with torn clothing, mismatched stockings, and even lacy undergarments peeking out from under her sweater!

Next up is an 8.5″ Jason from Halloween due out in November:

Yamashita and Kotobukiya’s version of the slasher takes its inspiration from Jason’s on screen look but mixes in a beautiful girl in the bishoujo style. Voorhees stands in a relaxed pose in her tattered pants, top, and jacket with the iconic machete in one hand and an axe held over her shoulder. The scraps of her clothing reveal quite a bit of skin and her muscular physique, while her cute face is partly obscured by the nightmarish hockey mask strapped to the side of her head!

Turning these mass murders into sexy women might actually make them scarier than they were in the movies.

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We’ve seen a lot of a cappella vocal tracks over the years, but this impressive performance by Dan Buckley is about reproducing voices—66 of them to be exact—as part of his cover for “This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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This iPhone video prank is devious, hilarious and all-around pretty clever: Jack Vale asked random strangers to take a picture of him with his cellphone. But what the people didn’t know is that he’d installed a pre-recorded video of a fake “ghost girl” walking through the camera frame. So when they pick up the camera to take the picture, said ghost girl drifts by mysteriously. Scary stuff, right?

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Renaissance faires are loud and bright and full of people having fun, but the buildings of the abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire are the stuff of nightmares. The faire ran from 1996 to 1999 and since then it’s been slowly decaying. It would make the perfect location for a haunted Halloween adventure, if you were brave enough to wander on the grounds after dark.

Photographs: Sean Toler Photo

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Youtuber and innovative decorator treehorn89 is pulling out all of the stops this Halloween: He’s created an impressive light show outside of his home that’s synchronized to Awolnation’s killer song “Sail.”

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Guillermo del Toro directed the opening sequence to this year’s Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episode and it’s as brilliant and epic as you would expect. Check out the video after the break and see how many horror movie references you can find.

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are infamous. I’m too much of a wimp to check out the event, but fans of horror and being scared seem to love attending every fall. This year they’re going for an extra special twist by working with director Drew Goddard to create a maze based on his film The Cabin in the Woods. It’s a smart marketing move. Universal recently spoke to Zap2it about the plan:

“We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story,” Universal Orlando Entertainment Team member Michael Aiello tells Zap2it. “You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks.”

Guests entering the maze will be inserted into the story. Plot points will be incorporated, and it will definitely be like a movie walk through of sorts. They’ll change some parts – the final scene definitely won’t be the same. Goddard and team are still developing the script, but you can bet whatever they create for fans will be incredibly memorable.

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