It’s Halloween, a holiday beloved by aficionados of candy, costumes, and… well, a third thing isn’t really necessary when you have candy and costumes. So if you’re sitting at home and waiting for trick-or-treaters to show up, out with friends and want to show them some neat videos, or just on the computer for whatever reason, we’ve compiled a list of some great geeky videos to watch today!
RiffTrax Meets The Great Pumpkin
Everyone remembers the Peanuts tradition of Linus going to a pumpkin patch, awaiting the Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown gets nothing but rocks, right? Well, RiffTrax certainly does, and not even the most beloved of Halloween specials can escape. It was originally riffed for Mashable last year, but now’s a great time to watch it again. While it’s just a four-minute clip, you can also check out RiffTrax.com for more of their Halloween-themed riffs, including their most recent one, “The Night That Dracula Saved The World,” or the live-riffed short, “Halloween Party.”
Potter Puppet Pals: HARRYWEEN
Potter Puppet Pals is back with a new Halloween video. See as Harry deals with the trauma of his parents being murdered on Halloween, look in awe at Ron’s unicorn costume, and generally enjoy the puppety goodness that Potter Puppet Pals is known for.
PelleK: Come Little Children
PelleK is known online for his rock and metal covers of a range of songs, and each year has a Halloween special for his viewers and listeners. This year, it’s “Come Little Children,” which you can check out below. But nothing beats the Halloween classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (also sometimes a Christmas classic, I suppose), so you can also check out his covers of “This Is Halloween” and “What’s This.”
Glove and Boots: Dream a Little Dream ft. Freddy Krueger
Ever since Glove and Boots came out with their Zombie University video in 2011, they’ve had some great Halloween-themed videos each year. Check out previous ones, like last year’s Headless Horseman Blog or any of their many zombie-themed videos, then watch Freddy Krueger show off his musical chops, along with a few other horror icons.
Hogwarts Black Magic
On another Harry Potter-related note, a group of cosplayers recently made a music video set to the song “Black Magic.” After all, witchcraft and costumes are a big part of Halloween, so what better way to enjoy it than with some of the most noteworthy witches from Hogwarts?
Those are just a few of the great videos out there to check out on Halloween. Take a look around, and if you have any favorites you’d like us to see, let us know in the comments!