We're entering final countdown stage as we head toward Halloween 2016, and for me that means that prime time to start watching the scarier stuff has arrived. For those who may be unaware, I have something of a "horror movie" past. You'd have to do some digging to find it, but I played a supporting role in one that was released in 2009... I used to do some work for a horror mag... and actually penned a few screenplays that were once set to become movies, but ended up spawning comics instead. Having kids changed my focus quite a bit, and with the exception of a few music videos that I've directed in recent years, for the most part I've moved the frights into the "seasonal" category, choosing to enjoy them as part of my annual Halloween rituals. As a writer for the Netflix #StreamTeam, I feel it's my civic duty to share some frightful finds for you to stream & scream in the last week prior to Halloween... but some aren't too scary, as I've got suggestions for the whole family.

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This Sunday, October 23, 2016, it's time for a "Pumpkin Party" with PEPPA PIG! A new Halloween episode of the kid-favorite show, coming to Nick Jr. at 7pm ET.  In this very special extended story, guests will be coming dressed in scary costumes – Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur and Rebecca Rabbit is a carrot...gone bad! Viewers will also join Peppa on exciting new adventures that include participating in a pumpkin competition, taking a trip to a castle and more! Plus, Peppa will meet a new friend at playgroup, Gerald Giraffe! Check out a preview below, and be sure to visit the grownups section of the Peppa Pig website for some Halloween FREE PRINTABLES!

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Vampires. Werewolves. Frankenstein's monsters. Sounds like something I have experience with, but today that explains the inhabitants of a fictional, vibrantly-animated nightclub in "Roll Up," the new video from Los Angeles' FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS. The colorful clip featured adorable plush/stuffed creatures of the night having a fine time from the nightclub to the laundromat and beyond. It's today's entry into 31 Days of Halloween! Check it out...

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It was over a year ago that I first featured SOCK PUPPET PARODY here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and they've kept busy in that time, racking up millions of plays on their send-ups of popular songs. Now comes a very special "Halloween Episode" of the show, and it's a good one, finding the sock puppets taking on the WHITE ZOMBIE classic, "More Human Than Human." Since the album it came from turned 21 this year (Rob Zombie actually performed ASTROCREEP 2000 in its entirety at Riot Fest), it's a track that can be considered timeless at this point. Check it out...

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PJ Masks Official AmbassadorGet ready for a PJ MASKS Halloween!

"It had been a night not unlike any other... a band of brave heroes, heading out into the darkness ready to face off against fiendish villains to stop them from messing with your day. Indeed, while millions enjoyed a night full of restful sleep, three children would once again be responsible for saving the day... proving definitively that night time is the right time to fight crime. Amaya becomes Owlette... Connor becomes Catboy... and Greg becomes Gekko... the colorful trio known as the PJ MASKS hitting the streets in search of adventure, while serving-up swift justice to wrongdoers. After leaving HQ and discovering that Night Ninja had gone missing, the PJ Masks would soon find that their biggest foe, that marvel of mechanical mischief, Romeo, had completed his most impressive creation yet, the Growy Uppy Machine - a tool able to turn any child into an adult for a small bit of time. Slowed by Luna Girl's sinister Moths, Gekko and Catboy had their hands full, leaving Owlette to face Romeo alone, after he had tested the Growy Uppy Machine... on himself!"

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Compiling a collection of episodes from the previously-released first season of SHAUN THE SHEEP into one seasonally-appropriate collection, SHAUN THE SHEEP: LITTLE SHEEP OF HORRORS got a reissue on DVD this month from Lionsgate. This collection lands in the Day 17 slot in 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, showcasing fun fall entertainment for the whole family...

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