Boo! It’s Halloween! All through October, HollywoodLife is working The Sound Of Halloween, the place a few of your favourite fiends of music, motion pictures, tv, and popular culture decide songs that ought to be in your Halloween 2022 playlist. As we benefit from the final full week earlier than Halloween, we’re doubling your pleasure by including a full-size deal with of TSOH. Two scream queens – Steffany Unusual and Blair Bathory – hand out some terrifying treats.
Beginning in 2018, The One thing Scary Podcast sees Steffany and Blair inform a unique group of scary tales – ghosts tales, city legends, tales of the paranormal, and past – to deliver a little bit of campfire creepiness to your day by day commute. October 2022’s exhibits have featured “Sacrificial Lambs,” “Killer In Plain Sight,” and “Creatures of the Night time.” The present has additionally constructed fairly a neighborhood of like-minded fiends, with 80% of the tales featured on One thing Scary coming from the podcast’s viewers.
“What I really like about One thing Scary audiences is that it ranges from youngsters to adults,” Steffany Unusual tells HollywoodLife. “And what I discovered via assembly these followers, who’ve been round for the reason that starting of the present, is that they recognize range and inclusivity, love studying about tradition and lore, and naturally, recognize scary tales. It’s particularly loads of robust girls who want to discover illustration in their very own cultures and identities, and I believe that’s very particular concerning the present, alongside the expertise of the animators.
Proving that the way forward for horror is feminine, Blair based the movie manufacturing firm FEAR HAUS, which promotes inclusivity and variety within the horror style. Steffany was additionally featured in YouTube Shorts’ “Latinx YouTubers To Watch” sequence and can be a part of The CW’s Mysteries Decoded Halloween particular.
“Anybody that loves story ought to tune into One thing Scary!” Blair tells HollywoodLife. “We’ve got an unimaginable crew of writers and creatives working each week to not solely create unique content material however acknowledge and share the super quantity of cultural folklore and tales from world wide – I believe that makes our podcasts and movies additional particular. We’re inclusive in that manner and as we ought to be! Worry is a common language we’re all acquainted with, and I believe, albeit morbid, that commonality connects us all.”
Earlier than listening to the most recent episode of One thing Scary (discovered in your favourite podcast app), take a look at Blair and Steffany’s picks for The Sound of Halloween, be taught why nostalgia reigns supreme at Halloween, and what’s subsequent for these two.
Blair Bathory & Steffany Stranger’s Halloween Playlist Picks
Donovan, “Season Of The Witch”
Warren Zevon, “Werewolves Of London”
Blair Bathory: I’m a fan of basic rock, so “Season of the Witch” by Donovan and “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon is all the time on my important Halloween playlist.
Lana Del Rey, “Season Of The Witch”
Michael Jackson, “Thriller”
Scary Tales To Inform In The Darkish, “Bloody Finger”
Rob Zombie, “Dwelling Useless Lady”
Steffany Unusual: “Season of the witch” Lana Del Rey, for all my witches! Additionally, the right soundtrack is from the Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish film, which is nostalgic by itself. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson has the king of pop and king of horror, Vincent Worth‘s voice on it. Additionally, “Thriller” has this contact of storytelling that’s spooky by itself. Rob Zombie’s “Dwelling Useless Lady” is one other nice nostalgic throwback music alongside The Bride of Chucky film. Rob Zombie has so many spooky-themed songs.
HollywoodLife: What’s your most outstanding Halloween reminiscence?
Blair Bathory: I used to be fortunate sufficient to develop up in essentially the most enthusiastic neighborhood when it got here to celebrating holidays – my tiny oceanside city is probably not the primary place you’d affiliate with Halloween, however yearly every home was decked out with essentially the most distinctive decorations and spooky decor. I can vividly bear in mind the thrill I’d have as somewhat woman when October would arrive. I believe loads of the issues I nonetheless love at this time are straight correlated to these early years of trick-or-treating with my dad and mom and the opposite youngsters.
Steffany Unusual: Once I consider Halloween, I take into consideration how there’s so many essential significance to this time of yr, but in addition a time the place folks can come collectively and overcome fears [to] faucet into spirituality. Halloween can also be a time to actually deliver out your self, whether or not it’s via costumes, via Inventive shops, or spirituality, and in methods, I don’t assume some other vacation can deliver out.
For me, it’s additionally my birthday within the month of October, so I have a good time via internet hosting costume birthday events or homicide thriller events. It’s additionally the time of yr when I’ve attended superb séance periods with my mentor and associates.
What do you assume would be the hottest Halloween costume this yr? And What SHOULD or not it’s?
Blair Bathory: Yearly, the preferred Halloween costume is a present popular culture reference – and that’s too straightforward! I all the time recognize creativity, and after I see somebody put on an obscure reference or intelligent gender-bent character. Suppose outdoors the pumpkin!
Steffany Unusual: This can be a exhausting one! I believe this yr has had a tremendous escape with motion pictures and exhibits. Additionally, the Chucky tv present sequence is superb – and Chucky has all the time been a nostalgic one, particularly throughout Halloween. We even have superb costume and character designs with Rings of Energy and the Home of Dragon exhibits. And, final however not least, Hocus Pocus 2. We’ve got a lot nostalgia this yr.
Do you’ve any specific October/Halloween traditions?
Blair Bathory: Now, my traditions are to go to areas everywhere in the world which have a connection to Halloween ultimately – Salem, New Orleans, and Eire to call a couple of.
Steffany Unusual: I don’t assume I’ve a set custom, however one factor I’ve all the time achieved is attend or host seances and throw a homicide thriller get together
What horror film would you star in if given a price range and an opportunity to do no matter you need, You’ll be able to remake any movie of the previous or create your individual.
Blair Bathory: For me, the actual query is, what horror film would I direct if I had an infinite price range? That’s a easy reply – any of the various screenplays I’ve written! I don’t need any extra remakes, however reasonably, would like to see extra unique tales within the style.
Steffany Unusual: I believe I might like to be in any Stephen King film, whilst a background character! Nonetheless, if I had the price range to provide you with my very own film manufacturing concept, I might like to do a psychological horror thriller impressed by the Fox sisters. When you don’t know who they’re, they have been well-known through the spiritualist motion within the 1800s. And though it was confirmed that they have been a hoax (although they tried to refute that they weren’t), folks nonetheless consider that they have been extra than simply that and that they actually did speak to the lifeless.
What’s on faucet for October for you — and the remainder of the yr?
Blair Bathory: Presently, I’m on the second half of a month-long journey all through Europe exploring spooky websites and filming documentaries on what I discover. One in every of my favourite experiences to this point was climbing right into a cave that’s traditionally thought of the “birthplace of Halloween” – the cave of cats in Roscommon, Eire.
Steffany Unusual: I simply acquired achieved selling the Halloween particular on The CW that I co-starred with two different superb paranormal investigators, known as Mysteries Decoded. Additionally, YouTube posted an image of me on their billboard on the YouTube Theater this month, as I used to be featured of their creator highlight sequence “Latinx YouTubers to Watch” by YouTube Shorts. Thanks, YouTube!
I can be posting a horror Halloween particular video/podcast with a particular visitor, on my socials, revolving across the theme of “what made horror motion pictures so nice via the many years.” I can even be internet hosting a seance at a haunted location for the month of October; and the remainder of the yr, I’ll be planning out thematic spooky tales on each One thing Scary and my socials.