Paying Tribute to the Power of Tools in Horror Films

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Remember the good ole days when all you needed was a kitchen knife or chainsaw in order to hack off the limbs of some screaming teen who had wandered into a dark forest in the middle of the night?

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San Francisco is the Best City to Trick-or-Treat

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Gathering the goods

Once again, San Francisco is tops when it comes to scoring full sized candy bars on Halloween.

Zillow is out with its annual list of best cities in the U.S. for trick-or-treaters, and for those looking to drag home heavy pillow cases, the real estate site breaks down the list further -- into the best neighborhoods to hit on October 31. Check out the list so you can make your plans now:


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Peek-a-Boo: 5 Haunted Places in San Francisco

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Mamma Mia

You should think twice the next time you decide to litter in Stow Lake or sneak a handful of unpaid chocolate raisins from the candy aisle at Safeway. The ghosts of San Francisco's past might be watching and it's probably best not to upset them.

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San Francisco Events for Halloween and Día de Los Muertos 2013

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Halloween season is already in full swing, and aside from the eventual candy overload expected on All Hallow's Eve, you may be still trying to figure out plans for both Halloween and Día de los Muertos. To make your search easier than trying to find the cherry-flavored Starburst packet in the bottom of a pillow-case bag, we have outlined here some notable events worth checking out. Happy hunting!

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Top 10 Halloween Pet Costumes of 2013

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This year's pet costumes are out of this galaxy in cuteness!
While dressing up humans for this time of year can prove to be either spooky or silly, our companions in the animal kingdom can get away with almost anything. From being able to pull off looks so deliciously edible to our favorite films and music stars, these looks may look trite on us, but go to a whole other level of cuteness once our four-legged friends strut their stuff. So take a look and be prepared: Can you get through this post without saying "awwwww" or "ERMAGAWD?"

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Video of the Day: The Silent Era's Best Horror Movie

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They're watching you.

The uninitiated moviegoer might toss out a dig at silent films, and be heard speaking dismissively of black-and-white movies. It's a juvenile offense. But nobody jokes about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Weine's 1920 horror film and an early gem of German Expressionism. That influential movement sought to convey mood, emotion, and psychology through the lighting and sets, an approach that directors of film noir copied a couple decades later.

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Top 10 "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

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We're not the type of person to harp on slutty Halloween costumes. We frankly don't give a damn about whether you think wearing a silver bikini makes you an "astronaut" because, let's be honest, Halloween is a holiday about getting laid, just like New Year's Eve, and National Feral Cat Day. If slutting up Big Bird helps you accomplish that, then, well, we can't say we applaud it, but we do understand. With that in mind, we present to you the most downright laughable "sexy" Halloween costumes this year. Because now we have uncomfortable images of Sesame Street characters in our head and we don't want to be the only ones.

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Our slideshow on the sexiest (and most ridiculous) costumes

Dating advice from a zombie

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Video of the Day: A Musical Slasher Parody ... in Drag

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In his Halloween! The Ballad of Michele Myers, drag performer Raya Light brings a bunch of people to their deaths, but, more importantly, he brings the 1980s back to life. Dunn cherishes the glory decade for its music, sitcoms, slasher flicks, political incorrectness, and its San Francisco Halloween spirit, which has changed for the worse, he says, now that "so many people come in to gawk."

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The Sexiest (and Most Ridiculous) Halloween Costumes of 2012

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Dating Advice from a Zombie

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In the spirit of Halloween, we present to you life advice from a zombie, who may not have all the answers, but he's definitely got the brains.

I used to have the most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world. I feel like I have too high of a standard now with who I choose to date. I've been single for two years. What do I do?

Beauty is important in a relationship because it is what originally attracts us to each other. It can also help keep the flame lit during those rough times (all relationships have them). So physical appearance does have some importance. But honestly, all that really matters is a girl's brains.

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Video of the Day: Love in the Time of Zombies

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Zombie mine!

Did the season premiere of The Walking Dead leave you with a craving? Not to worry. The fine folks of San Francisco Theater Pub have your back. Over the last couple years they've done an amazing job filling the theater week's dark nights with cold pints and footlights, interpreting the works of Václav Havel, Alfred Jarry, Euripides, Sophocles, and the Bard in an atmosphere that makes all that sophistication pretty easy to swallow. And we're not just talking about the tasty victuals from their rotating pop-up kitchens.

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The Walking Dead Returns: More Gore, Guts, and Glory

Shocktoberfest 13: The Bride of Death Is a Shocking, Gory Good Time

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