Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Animal Planet Celebrates Halloween with Pups on the Runway

November 1, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Animal Planet LobsterThis Halloween, even our furriest friends got in on the holiday  fun.

Last week, Animal Planet joined forces with other animal-loving organizations for the 3rd Annual Pups on the Runway Halloween Costume Ball to benefit The Sato Project, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused animals in Puerto Rico.

Animal Planet outfitted the pooches in spooktacular Animal Planet Halloween costumes that were then judged by doggie fashion designers and celebrity guests in categories such as ‘Glamour’, ‘Hilarious’ and ‘Scariest’. Adding to the festivities, Animal Planet also built a haunted pet house out of Animal Planet treats, now sold at, for pets to wander with their pawrents.

Ready to say ‘awww’? Check out the events’ photos below, and happy (belated) Halloween!

Animal Planet Pups on the Runway Dog Treats

Animal Planet’s Dog Treat House

Animal Planet Pup on the Runway Winner

Animal Planet Pups on the Runway Skeleton

Spooktacular Fun: The Hub Celebrates Halloween with ‘Halloween Bash’

October 23, 2013 | by akowalczyk

The Hub's Halloween BashAs pumpkins find their ways onto porches, we’re jumping into our countdown to the Halloween party of the year – The Hub Halloween Bash, premiering this Saturday at 8pm ET/7pm PT on The Hub.

Hosted by Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live, The Hub’s First Annual Halloween Bash is a star-studded, two-hour special that includes performances by pop-stars Cody Simpson and Fifth Harmony, and illusionist Nathan Burton. In addition, Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight, Tamera Mowry-Housley of The Real, Candace Cameron Bure of Make It or Break It, and Gina Rodriguez of Filly Brown (along with their furry pets in paw-stume) will all join the fun.

Fans joining the spooktacular party will also be treated to celebrity presenters including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nolan Gould of Modern Family and Zachary Gordon of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Earlier in the season, The Hub asked fans to submit photos of their best Halloween costumes in a variety of categories, and this past Sunday, the panel of celebrity judges, including Martha Stewart, Hal Sparks and Coco Jones, awarded “The Jackie” for the best Halloween costume of the year to Bill Freitag from Arizona for his costume as “Invisible Cowboy” in the “Blast from the Past” category (picture below!). Freitag wins the $25,000 grand prize and has a chance at a walk-on role on the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

Ready to jump into Halloween early? Martha Stewart shares her own Halloween ideas, from creepy crafts to spoooky treats, and The Hub has shared a gallery of costume submissions to inspire yours! Happy Haunting!

Winner of the Hub Halloween Bash

Destination America Shows NYC What Happens ‘When Ghosts Attack’

October 11, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Destination AmericaOn Tuesday night as the temperatures dropped in New York City, Destination America kicked off Halloween season with a spooky sneak peek screening of its new series, When Ghosts Attack, premiering Saturday, October 20 at 10PM ET/PT.

General Manager Marc Etkind kicked off the evening of frightful fun, which began with a spooktacular screening of the series’ premiere episode before an audience that included members of the press, ad sales clients, and Discovery executives like Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Military Channel. Several lucky Destination America fans were also chosen via social media sweepstakes to be treated to the night’s festivities.

In the premiere episode of When Ghosts Attack, Lori Settle and her family encounter strange occurrences in their home. But when the incidents become physical confrontations, they start to fear that a deadly force is on the loose and looking for blood. Following the screening, a panel discussion with the Settle family, Sirens Media producer Bethany McMahon, and paranormal reporter Aaron Sagers left guests with a lingering sense that life after death is much more powerful – and sometimes more possessive – than they could have possibly imagined.

The evening was full of bumps and chills, not least of all because it was held at New York’s historic restaurant One If By Land, Two If By Sea, which is rumored to be haunted by at least 20 ghosts, including that of former Vice President Aaron Burr. Employees at the West Village institution have experienced flying plates, flickering lights, and the occasional push from an invisible force. Between “Bloody Murder” themed cocktails, tarot card and palm readers, and the venue’s moody decor, guests were treated to a haunting experience that they won’t soon forget.

When Ghosts Attack exposes what happens when an unseen, evil entity not only reveals itself to the living but strikes with terrifying force. In the eight-episode first season, travel to the dark side of the paranormal world, where poltergeist activity – like objects moving on their own – is child’s play compared to the torment of a malevolent demon. Hear first-hand what went through the victim’s mind as their experience escalated from threatening whispers and dark omens to scratches, shoves, and the anguish of having to live alongside their invisible enemy.

Want to join in on the spooky fun? Check out the series sneak peek and event photos below – BOO!


Palm Read

Palm Reading

One If By Land, Two If By Sea Bar

One If By Land, Two If By Sea Bar

Paranormal Panel

Paranormal reporter Aaron Sager moderates a panel consisting of Lori and Beverly Settle and Sirens Media series producer Bethany McMahon

The Hub Network Hosts ‘First Annual Halloween Bash’

September 18, 2013 | by akowalczyk

When the temperature drops and leaves staHub Halloween Bashrt to change, we all know a favorite holiday is around the corner – Halloween. This year, The Hub Network is celebrating in spooktacular style with its fans by kicking off the “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash.” Airing on October 26, from 8 to 10 PM ET/ 5 to 7 PM PT; the Bash will feature a 50-state costume competition judged by a panel of celebrity presenters, including Martha Stewart, as well as musical performances and entertaining tricks and treats for the family fans. Adding to the star-studded line-up, actor and comedian Kenan Thompson will serve as host.

Think you have what it takes to scare away the competition? Fifty semi-finalists representing each state in America will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of the special, and one lucky winner will take home the gold prize of $25,000 and a chance at a walk-on role in R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series. To enter, visit for a two-minute tutorial and all details regarding the nationwide costume competition – don’t forget, the final deadline is September 29!

Good luck – we can’t wait to see all the creative costumes!

Celebrate Halloween with Science & ‘Oddities’

October 29, 2012 | by aharris

Oddities Syringe and TeethAs those of us in the northeast part of the U.S. are huddled indoors waiting for Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm) to pass, we look toward Halloween (perhaps its just that bowl of candy that could turn into storm rations). And what better way to spend the holiday than with Mike, Evan, Audra and everyone from Oddities and Oddities: San Francisco?

Science has an all-day marathon of both Oddities franchises planned beginning at 9am ET, so indulge your curiosity about the unusual and rare (and meet personalities like the beloved Edgar — vintage clip below)!

‘Ghost Lab’ Takes a Scary Look at Lizzie Borden Tonight

October 28, 2010 | by gweiswasser

With Halloween weekend almost upon here, are you looking for a good ghost story to get you in the mood? Tonight’s episode of Ghost Lab at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel takes paranormal investigators Barry and Brad Klinge to the scene of the brutal 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother. The Everyday Paranormal team uses unconventional methods to try to find out if Lizzie was truly guilty. How much do you know about Lizzie Borden? Take a quiz on to find out.

During tonight’s east coast premiere at 10pm ET, Barry and Brad will be participating in an online chat about Ghost Lab — tune in if you dare! Here’s a sneak peek of tonight’s Lizzie Borden episode: