Trick R' Treat is a horror film about a sack headed boy named Sam who seems kinda cute on the outside, but is actually a rather devlish little fellow who shows his neighborhood the dark side of Halloween through the usual murder-and-mayhem formula.
Sam's blank button eyes and odd mannerisms make him the perfect subject for a Halloween costume, and we're sure to see more people dressing as Sam, for Halloween or otherwise, in the coming years.
In the meantime we've got a frightfully good example by cosplayer Straywind, who decided to trade in her cute cosplay outfits for one that's a bit creepier.
First there was the goat that yelled like a man, then came the screaming sheep and now these disciples of the primal yell have come to take over the top spot as the most hysterical animals on YouTube. You'd scream bloody murder too if they came after you with shears!
Comedian Brent Black, aka Brentalfloss, created this puppet video tribute to the Final Fantasy video game franchise, and once you watch it you'll never be able to get the downright catchy tune out of your head!
Singing puppets don't exactly enhance the Final Fantasy gaming experience, but they do make for a good distraction when you're not playing through all the games in the series.
The folks behind Craigslist are no strangers to weirdness, and each year they gather up the most memorable posts as part of their Best of Craigslist, many of which are chosen by readers via flagging.
2012 was a year of dire prophecy, presidential election and some totally kooky Craigslist posts, like this listing for the Morrissey shrine pictured above:
My unemployment benefits ran out and I have to downsize, so I won't be able to take the shrine with me. No more reeling around the fountain, indeed. Comes from a home where smoking was previously allowed and 2 cats lived but they both died this summer. And I might as well tell you that I had to exchange all the stuff my ex-fiancee and I had at each other's places this morning, since he ended our relationship just as things were looking most grim for me, so I might be sobbing when you come by.
Citizens of Gotham City were expecting Batman to save them when they turned on the Bat Signal, but the creature that showed up didn't care about being a hero- he was too busy collecting skull trophies!
DeviantARTist uzaakkhan captured the galaxy's most notorious big game hunter all dressed up for Halloween.
Here's a gal who isn't content with being the damsel-in-distress, she'd rather go down fighting. The piece was digitally painted by Will Murai, and will be used as the cover art for ImagineFX magazine issue 86. Somebody's having squid soup tonight!
It's hard to come up with a good Sims costume that doesn't involve simply placing a green diamond above your head, because the Sims look like normal people.
That's why the young lady in this pic gets bonus points for her Sim-in-the-shower costume, although she would probably look pretty silly walking around in public wearing nothing but pixelated sandwich boards!
A clever Chinese worker smuggled the note above into a Halloween decoration which was later bought at a K-Mart store in Oregon, and the woman who discovered the note felt compelled to share it with the world.
Whether this note is a fake or not is still being debated, but Sophie Richardson from the Human Rights Watch claims:
We’re in no position to confirm the veracity or origin of this….
I think it is fair to say the conditions described in the letter certainly conform to what we know about conditions in…labor camps….
If this thing is the real deal, that’s somebody saying, “Please help me, please know about me, please react.” That’s our job.
New York's Times Square is a street performing mascot mecca that, not surprisingly, attracts some sickos alongside the well-meaning.
Costumed characters in Times Square are getting handsy, racist violent and downright dirty, and one man (who dresses like a giant white robot) has had enough.
He's reported that nearly every mascot he's met in the four years he's been working Times Square has been a "degenerate alcoholic crackhead", and he thinks the city should be unmasking these oddballs and handing them their walking papers.
But what of the children that expect to see a drunken Smurf stumbling around when they visit NYC?
Do you know why the world didn't end in 2012? Because of these WTF inducing animal pics, that's why!
Even the most jaded perusers of the interwebs will find themselves muttering WTF under their breath as they traverse these fifty insane images, and less experienced net travellers may experience WTF overload.
I would totally buy into the whole "Gotta Catch Em All!" thing if every Pokeball contained a critter as cute as this fuzzy little kitten. The only problem would be sending something so adorable into battle, because I couldn't live with myself if he ever got hurt!
We've all heard of therapy dogs and therapy cats, but a therapy llama is something we've never seen before. Who wouldn't want these long necked fuzzlers to give you wet kisses and a little spit in your eye when they're feeling ornery?
They didn't just wander in from the wild:
The nursing home patients at Washington’s Bellingham Health and Rehabilitation Center are visited every few months by two llamas, Marisco and N.H. Flight of the Eagle, who are registered therapists.
Head to the link below if you want to watch a video showing these licensed llamas at work, it's all about the llama love!
Video game themed snowmen don't come much more obscure, or creepy looking, than this thing.
It's based on the Dead Hand mini boss from the Legend of Zelda game The Ocarina of Time, and somehow he looks better when constructed out of hi-rez snow particles. Remember when video game graphics were that bad?
Cosplayers really stepped up their game in 2012, and showed us lots of great examples of why they take pride in their costume arts.
Maybe the threat of a Mayan apocalypse filled them with a sense of urgency, or maybe they've been saving up all their top looks for this year, but whatever the reason here's hoping we see lots more amazing costumes in 2013!