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You’ll be able to walk through a frightening Cabin in the Woods this fall

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Movies,

Universal Orlando Cabin in the Woods

When Universal Orlando busts out the Halloween Horror Nights, it gets serious. Horror fans descend upon the theme park in droves each year to experience in-your-face scares each fall. This year? The park is working with director Drew Goddard to bring The Cabin in the Woods to life. Like, for real.

"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."

As guests make their way through the cabin maze, they'll be a part of the story with plot points from the movie being incorporated. You know that merman is gonna be ridiculopus. This is gonna be intensely awesome.

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Cinecast: Emma Roberts Honors Julia, Wally Pfister Casts Johnny Depp

Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone+ Emma Roberts donned a blonde wig and mini skirt this Halloween, a nod to her famous aunt Julia's most iconic role from Pretty Woman.

+ Zoe Saldana was photographed on the set of her upcoming film Nina, a biopic of the famous jazz singer Nina Simone. Complete in a headwrap and beige shift dress, the actress also appears to be wearing makeup to darken her skin (many, including Simone's daughter, were upset that the light-colored actress Saldana was chosen to portray the dark-skinned legendary songstress).

+ Johnny Depp has been cast as the lead role in Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, which will see him play a man who will be sucked into an evil computer he created.

+ Michael Fassbender will take on the lead role in the film adaptation of the popular video game Assasin's Creed, where he plays a time traveler who operates around significant historical events.

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Katy Perry Mends Friendship with Kristen Stewart

Katy Perry and Kristen StewartKaty Perry appears to have mended her friendship with Kristen Stewart.

The "Part of Me" singer - who reportedly supported close pal Robert Pattinson and encouraged him to move on after the Twilight Saga hunk was left devastated when Kristen cheated on him with married director Rupert Sanders - was spotted celebrating her birthday with the Snow White And The Huntsman actress on Friday night.

A source told gossip website Just Jared that the popstar donned a Twilight style vampire costume to celebrate with Kristen and a number of other friends including on-again boyfriend John Mayer at a Los Angeles costume party in The Magic Castle ahead of her 28th birthday on Thursday.

The event marked the first time Katy and 22-year-old Kristen have been spotted together in public since the cheating scandal broke in August and reports hinted that Katy had sided with Robert prior to his and Kristen's reconciliation.

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Here’s how to build your own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: DC Comics, Marvel Comics,

LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Over on our sister site Gear Live, we've got an article up that breaks down the steps required for your to build your very own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume. Since it's obviously comic book-related (just look at those Batman, Spider-Man, and Supergirl costumes up there!), we wanted to be sure and share it with our Comix411 readers as well. Anyone have any other cool and unique comic book costumes to share? Hit us in the comments!

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How to make your own LEGO Superhero Halloween costume

Posted by Taylor Peterson Categories: Design, Features, Household, Misc. Tech,

LEGO Superhero Halloween Costumes

It's October, and that means that there are many people looking for a great Halloween costume. Rather than buying a cheap costume-in-a-bag, why not get creative and build something awesome? That's what we did when we became LEGO Superheroes last year, and we ended up getting non-stop compliments when it was time for tick-or-treating. Wanna know how we did it? Read on!

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DIY LEGO Superhero Halloween costumes gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, Misc. Tech,

LEGO Superhero Halloween costumes

Last year, my family took the time to build our own Halloween costumes from scratch. We chose LEGO Superheroes, and It was a daunting task. We put in the time, though, and in the end, we had some amazing costumes when it was time to party. We're working on our full tutorial of how you can build your own LEGO Superhero costume like ours, and you don't even have to be Batman, Spider-Man, or Supergirl--this works for any character you can think of! While we put the finishing touches on that one, why not check out our LEGO Superhero Halloween costume gallery, where we captures each step of the process?

Has anyone else tried anything like this? Hit us in the comments!

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Trick or Treat! Redbox DVD Rentals now cost $1.20 rather than $1

Redbox price increase

It's Halloween, and with that, Redbox responds to the trick-or-treat question with a 20% price increase at its 34,000 movie rental kiosks that starts today.

So what's the reason for the 20-cent price hike?

Congress. Specifically, Coinstar cites the recent passage of the Durbin Amendment as the reason why it has to jump its rates (in addition to any other increased operating expenses the company's faced). For those uninformed, the Durbin Amendment comes with two major provisions with which consumers have likely come into contact.

The first provision slapped a limit on the interchange fees that banks are allowed to charge – essentially, the money that they make from retailers whenever a consumer uses a debit card to make a purchase. In response, banks have started to scramble to cover the lost revenue, including going so far as to tell customers that they will soon be assessed a fee for using their debit cards to purchase items.

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Fashion Police: Anne Hathaway Gets Catty For Halloween

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, News,

Much to my eyes' dismay, it seems like catsuits aren't leaving the red (or pink) carpets anytime soon. First was Kelly Osbourne, and now Anne Hathaway wore a more flattering leopard printed version for the Lanvin Halloween/H&M party.

Regularly listed at the top of best dressed lists, it's almost painful to look at the photos of Anne from the party. While it was Halloween, perhaps she could have put more effort into the costume (is it too much to ask that the mask match the color of the rest of her outfit?) or ditched the mask altogether.

Let her off the hook for having fun, or is this simply unforgivable?

(Check out more questionable fashion looks here.)

Read More | Talk TV World

Someone invite Frank the invisible homeless dude to a Halloween party

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design,

Invisible homeless costume

Frank here seems to be down on his luck, what with his homelessness and invisiblemanitus afflicting him. You may not have any cash to spare after decking yourself out in a ridiculously elaborate Halloween costume for work today, but he'd sure make a fun guest at your party this weekend, no?


Android is…dead?

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Toys,

Vampire Android

No, this has nothing to do with our Windows Phone 7 review, so don’t go selling your Google stock just yet. What we have here is a three inch limited edition vinyl collectible in the form an undead vampire Android mascot. This collectible will have a rotating head as well as movable arms, and a Halloween-themed window box. A vampire Android desktop wallpaper can also be downloaded for free to get you in the blood sucking mood this 31st. Get your hands on a dead Android this Halloween at 2pm EST.

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