Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Time to Start Thinking About a Costume..

Trick or treat! One tell-tale sign that fall is here: Halloween resumes its place on the Lycos 50. This week, Halloween has achieved its highest position on the Lycos 50 since last autumn at #22.

In addition to the excitement of the upcoming holiday (and is there any holiday more fun than Halloween?), Rob Zombie's remake of the 1978 horror film, "Halloween," set a Labor Day weekend box office record, earning $31 million over four days. "Superbad" came in second at the box office, earning $15.6 while "Balls of Fury" only took in only $1.38 million. Looks like it was a good idea after all for the studios to release the horror flick on Labor Day weekend rather than October 31.

As for Halloween itself, I am already experiencing existential angst over what my costume selection. Any guesses as to what sorts of characters will frequent Halloween parties this year? Some will no doubt be inspired by the summer blockbusters; we will surely see a plethora of Captain Jack Sparrows, Hogwarts denizens, and Transformers. In fact, I fully anticipate seeing at least nine people cursing their Transformer costumes when they discover that they are totally unable to move freely while wearing them.

Celebrities and top performers on the Lycos 50 generally make appearances as Halloween costumes. Dressing as Paris Hilton in her jail garb seems a little too easy, doesn't it? Britney Spears, however, is an excellent costume choice, but the requisite head-shaving requires some major commitment (which I totally respect - I take Halloween much more seriously than most people).

Make sure you check back for our annual list of the most searched Halloween costumes coming soon!

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