Sure we're all bummed about the lack of new 'Community' on NBC... And particularly since we won't get to see the gang journey into the spooky confines of Pierce's haunted mansion until maybe Valentine's Day or so, as the season has been pushed back indefinitely. But that doesn't mean the Peacock isn't trying to push out "new" Community content whenever possible.

Last week, we got a mocking video about how October 19th - the previous launch date of Community Season 4 - was a "state of mind," and not actually a day of the year. This week, we've got the "Community Horror Picture Show!" Basically, it's a choose your own adventure style video, with compilation clips from the previous season's Halloween episodes - mostly from "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps." Read More...

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How to effectively sum up David Wong's (not his real name) 2007 novel about a pair of slackers' epic battles against the forces of darkness. Or, you know, whatever.

Encapsulating John Dies At the End in those broad Reaper/Clerks-meets-the apocalypse terms might provide a broad outline of what writer Jason Pargin is able to achieve here. This book might not make you keep the lights on at night, but in considering a possible confrontation with ultimate evil with a shrug, it's both funny and sad, and memorable.

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"The dead are not quiet in Hill House."

- Mrs. Sanderson (Fay Compton)

I wanted to use this post to celebrate Robert Wise's black and white classic, but also to take the time to tear down some of the sad successors that have come in its wake (for instance, the ill-conceived, obnoxious, loud, and plain silly 1999 remake). Horror is tricky and haunted house movies are trickier still, mostly owing to the fact that many filmmakers have to get over the hurdle of pacing the movie around the "why" of the movie's potential victims sticking around when confronted with supernatural menace.

In addition to a steady, unsettling build-up that overcomes this particular hurdle, The Haunting is also a masterpiece of sound design and minimal effects work which has been hard to match in the 50 years since it was made.

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The Letter Of The Day is "S," boys and girls. S, for "Sesame Street". And "sue."

How the online costume company Yandy.com thought they were going to get away with such numbers as "Sexy Big Bird," "Sexy Cookie Monster," and the perennial favorite "Sexy Bert and Ernie" -- and not get at least a "cease and desist" -- was beyond my comprehension. For example, here is "Sexy Bert and Ernie":

 

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MTV Geek LOVES Halloween -- so we've decided to share our fave frightful movies, TV shows, comics, and books with you all month long!

"Remember girls, show the world--let them know it's... Halloween!"

- The Grand Wizard (Tim Curry)

Charlotte Rae in dual roles teaching everything but The Facts of Life. A former Avenger turned witch. Tim Curry belting out a post-disco dance tune about Halloween. Fairuza Balk honing her Craft a little early.

Most of the titles in our Frightful Faves series have been aimed squarely at older viewers, but this time, we wanted to take a look at something a little lighter than you might be interested in sharing with the junior Halloween fans in your house: the 1986 TV movie adaptation of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch novels.

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Last week we talked about how easy your Halloween get-up would be if you snagged one of these awesome Transformers hoodies, but we may have stumbled across something even better today. What you see above are a couple of the coolest hoodies in the galaxy, effectively turning you into R2D2 or Chewbacca from "Star Wars" with the simple pull of a hoodie zipper.

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MTV Geek LOVES Halloween -- so we've decided to share our fave frightful movies, TV shows, comics, and books with you all month long!

Pre-dating Christianity, the Celtic holiday was celebrated on the one night between autumn and winter when the barrier between the living and the dead was thinnest, and often involved rituals that included human sacrifice.

- Rhonda (Samm Todd), "Trick 'R Treat"

Still playing catchup on those two missed days of Frightful Faves posts, I thought I'd make today's a double-bill: two movies which represent the platonic ideal for a horror anthology: funny, smartly-woven together, with some nasty thrills and chills. I bring you George A. Romero's 1982 omnibus collaboration with Stephen King, "Creepshow" along with 2007's mistreated anthology from "X2" screenwriter, Michael Dougherty, "Trick 'R Treat."

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With the crush of New York Comic Con on us, we missed a couple of days in what was intended to be a daily feature here at MTV Geek. By way of apology, I present to you today's offering, 2007's X-Cross, from Battle Royale II director Kenta Fukasaku. X-Cross (aka XX gives you two--count 'em two--horror stories in one, as two girls head out to an isolated hot spring only to find themselves threatened by two entirely separately murderous threats.

Aimed squarely at the teen girl set, this split narrative is nonetheless a clever homage to modern splatter horror with its own J-horror bent. Long-haired ghosts need not apply!

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You didn't think Halloween would roll around without Mondo finding something new for you to put on your walls.

Mondo has announced a collection of posters based on Universal Pictures' classic stable of monsters featuring art by a trio of Mondo regulars which will be hosted at a show Mondo Gallery show which runs from October 19 through November 10.

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NBC's for the cancelled "Mockingbird Lane" is more "Addams Family" than "The Munsters," although it's hard to get a read on exactly how funny it is--especially since we only get to hear stars Eddie Izzard (Grandpa) and Mason Cook (Eddie) with any dialog (and Izzard's line is... not great).

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All of Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the real problem with stories--if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.

- Sandman #6, Neil Gaiman

In a small-town diner, a group of locals finds themselves unable to leave and victims of the whims of the shabby, sad, dried-up old man in the overcoat. He's John Dee, formerly the Justice League villain Dr. Destiny, and more recently a resident of Arkham Asylum. The massive ruby that he clutches greedily in his fist allows him to change reality, and is quickly driving the world mad. And in "24 Hours," we get to see what a man like John Dee will do when he has access to the hopes, dreams, and desires of his doomed captives.

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Following yesterday's news that NBC would be airing the pilot for its canceled Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane on October 26th, the network has dropped a batch of stills to either whet your appetite or satisfy your morbid curiosity.

You can check them out after the jump, along with the official synopsis for the show.

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I should start this piece off by saying that I've only ever seen the pop culture-heavy ADV English dubs of 20-episode anime, Ghost Stories (Gakk? no Kaidan). The series aired here in the U.S. on Cartoon Network and had a DVD run from the now divided and conquered publisher, so the only version I've ever seen is the one that its creators didn't necessarily intend to be seen.

Still, in spite of some humor that was stale as soon as it hit the recording booth (did you know Paris Hilton has a bad reputation), this animated series from Bleach and Emma - A Victorian Romance Studio Pierrot still has a few chills and scares that peek through the hokey humor.

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NBC isn't going to let the $10 million they spent on the Mockingbird Lane pilot go to waste. According to THR, the cancelled Munsters reboot starry Jerry O'Connell is returning from the grave a few days before Halloween--presumably before being tossed off into an abyss of digital repeats.

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First-time Dorff. A dead dog. Dead moms. Puppet monsters. What does your hand see? Punching dad in the face.

Home alone with little monsters, The Gate is one of those 80's horror movies that traumatized a generation of junior horror fans thanks to some excellent stop-motion effects and a tightly-packed scenario.

You've been baaaaaaaaaaaaad if you haven't seen this horror classic from director Tibor Takács and writer Michael Nankin.

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