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SHUTTERBUG: At the Desperados Halloween Night in Dublin

Monique Araujo, Patricia Vitorio & Aline Molnar

No spine was left un-chilled this All Hallows’ Eve as the Desperados Tribe terrified and thrilled club goers in Dublin city at the Desperados Halloween Night event. The Desperados Tribe rose from their graves and descended with zombie like stealth on not one, but two of Dublin’s hottest nightclubs for one massive party spread across the city. Both Everleigh Garden & Madison Nightclub … [Read more...]

A SCARE BEFORE BEDTIME: Spooky Halloween Stories

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The witching hour is nearly upon us, and what would Halloween be without a good scare, or two! The following tales are three of our favourite spooky short stories. Be warned, these are not for the faint-hearted... Axe Murder Hollow Susan and Ned were driving through a wooded empty section of the highway. Lightning flashed, thunder roared, the sky went dark in the torrential downpour. “We’d … [Read more...]

THROWBACK: Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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As spooky music videos go, there is really only one option for a Halloween-themed Throwback Thursday and it comes in the form of music legend Michael Jackson's eerie Thriller video. The title track from one of the most successful albums of all time (110 million sold to date!), Thriller is still considered to be one of the best music videos ever made. Enjoy! [youtube hG6oy46qKE4]   … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN PAST: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite Costumes from the Fashion Pack

Heidi Klum 2008

From supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, to designers John Galliano and Marc Jacobs, today we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite Halloween costumes. Believe it or not, the picture above is Heidi Klum as Hindu goddess Kali in 2008. Every year Heidi - the 'Queen of Halloween' - gets decked out like nobody's business for Halloween and throws a huge costume party. Click on … [Read more...]

ON A BUDGET: Halloween Party and Decoration Essentials at Dealz

Dealz Halloween Lighting

Earlier this week I took part in the Dealz Halloween challenge, in which I was tasked with purchasing everything I needed to throw a Halloween party for under €50. When nearly everything is priced at €1.49 you would think that €50 is more than enough, but with so many spooky Halloween decorations, treats and surprises to choose from it soon adds up! Top of the picks for me are the … [Read more...]

GET SPOOKED: Halloween at the Tayto Park House of Horrors – Review

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A Tayto Park virgin, last night I took a spooky trip out to Navan, Co. Meath to experience the Halloween offerings available at the popular family amusement park. My evening began with a climb up to a 20 metre platform where I was to experience one of Ireland’s longest and fastest zip lines. This exhilarating free fall sends you soaring 212 metres through the air to a landing bay where, in … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH TALENT: Exclusive Halloween Photo Shoot by Rara Doyle

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In the past I’ve spoken about the wealth of talent we have in this country. Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons – including the economic downturn – this talent doesn’t always get a chance to shine; which is why from time to time we like to point our spotlight on Irish talent and make some noise about those we feel deserve to be shouted about. I was really excited earlier this week … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE MOVIES: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 REVIEW

Paranormal Activity 4 scene

Directed by: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost Starring: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Brady Allen, Matt Shively In cinemas now This may be the fourth instalment in the Paranormal Activity franchise but the story here actually follows on from Paranormal Activity 2. In case you missed that one it ended with a seemingly possessed Katie Featherstone killing her sister and brother-in-law and … [Read more...]

BEWITCHING BEAUTY: THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SELECTION AT LUSH

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Each year, Lush Cosmetics brings out a range of fun Halloween-inspired face and body beauty treats. Apart from smelling divine, Lush products are packed with skin nourishing goodies and relaxing essentials oils. We’ve selected some of our favourites. Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt, €5.60 A spell-binding concoction of walnut, tangerine, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense and rose to … [Read more...]

EVENT GUIDE: WHAT’S ON IN DUBLIN THIS HALLOWEEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH DUBLINTOWN.IE

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Our Halloween-themed rundown of the best events in the capital, brought to us by DublinTown.ie Tuesdays With Morrie: 22nd – 27th October The stage adaptation of the No. 1 International bestseller is directed and produced by Breda Cashe and performed by Terry Byrne as Morrie Schwartz and Andy Murray as Mitch Albom. Tuesdays with Morrie, written for the stage by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey … [Read more...]