The Origins of Halloween
"The following video provides a brief introduction to how Celtic, Roman, and Catholic traditions merged and evolved into the current holiday we know as Halloween.
It discusses the Celtic holiday of Samhain and the Roman celebration of Pomona."
6ème Halloween - Video created by Isabelle Boresy(Ac. Amiens)- 8 October 2017
How to Recognise a Witch
"An instructional video created for Saints & Poets 2013 theatrical production of Roald Dahl's The Witches.
This video was accompanied by live dialog during the performance."
Bond inspires Day of the Dead parade - VIDEO - 30 October 2016
"Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, which tourism officials say was inspired by the opening scenes in last year's James Bond film."
Mexico City stages first Day of the Dead parade- Article + Pictures + Video - 29 October 2016
"Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant marionettes and hundreds of dancers and performers."
Halloween: Celebrations from Tokyo to Florida - VIDEO - 01 November 2015
"People have been dressing up and celebrating Halloween around the world.
Traditional activities including trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving have been taking place from Tokyo to Florida." More videos on the right of the BBC page.
"Mark Wahlberg as a Werewolf. Because Halloween..." (YouTube)
"Mark Werewahlfberg introduces us to all the iconic characters of the season,
with plenty of almost-puns that you’ll have to supply the punchline for yourself."
New York's Halloween parade - for dogs - VIDEO - 25 October 2015
"Thousands of New York's best-dressed dogs have taken part in the 25th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.
The costumed canines took part in a runway competition, hoping to earn thousands of dollars in prize money.
Creative costumes on display included Batman, a cone of 'pom frites' and an host of other animals, including New York's notorious 'Pizza Rat'."
100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes ★ Mode.com
"Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may all be indicative of Halloween, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than dressing up. For centuries, people have celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time, and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet."
Dia de los Muertos | Film School Shorts - 3:41
"A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special to her."
"A little girl visits the land of the dead and finds that Dia de los Muertos is a fun festival to celebrate the dead,
which makes her feel a little closer to her departed mother.
This wordless animation was produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre of the Ringling College of Art and Design.
It won the 2013 Student Academy Award."
Which Halloween Candy Is Worse For You?
"Not all Halloween candy is created equal. This year, before you indiscriminately devour your entire candy haul, watch this short video that compares candy nutrition facts. Your waistline will thank you." (YouTube)
Halloween party snacks - Video + Transcript + Activities
"Are you doing anything for Halloween this year? Do you like cooking for friends?
Watch this video to get some ideas for some crazy Halloween party snacks you can make." (learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)
White House turns spooky for Halloween- 1 November 2013
"Giant black spiders, webs and pumpkins transformed the White House for Halloween, as US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, dressed in orange and black, handed out gifts to children." (BBC)
Spell Block Tango by Todrick Hall "Todrick Hall teamed up with Marlon Wayans' new company "What The Funny" to produce a viral Halloween video." (YouTube)
"Oh, you haven't lived until you've seen this group of Disney villains in a Broadway-style production number!
Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Ursula, the Queen of Hearts, Scar, and Malificent sing about their nefarious deeds that weren't addressed in the animated movies.
The song is a reworking of "Cell Block Tango (he had it coming)" from the Broadway musical Chicago.
Watch closely and you'll see Adam Lambert appearing as Captain Hook. Created by Todrick Hall (previously at Neatorama), who also played Scar. Hall also has a hilarious cameo at the end as Tinkerbell!" (Neatorama)
Pumpkins carved into zombies for Hallowe'en
"The result was a display of terrifying vegetables with some zombies having pumpkin seeds resembling intestines falling out of their stomachs...
The short video features half-man, half-Labrador Retriever Dudley going through a morning routine familiar to millions..." (telegraph.co.uk)
Reuters Video: Trick or treats as big business+ TRANSCRIPT
"Despite signs of a pick-up, it is still a spooky time for the U.S. economy, but a trip to the scary suburban town of Fairfield, Connecticut
shows Americans are ready to spend more for a ghostly Halloween time." (englishblog.com)
Gerry Mooney is the creator of the Flash animation "Sister Mary Dracula".
He says : " I've created a graphic novel about the same characters and as a special treat the whole story is posted online just for the Halloween season.
It's 103 pages and expands the story that I began in the animation."