2014 Guide to NJ Haunted Houses

6 days 
til Halloween 2014
Guide to 
Haunted Houses In New Jersey 
Last Chance
Halloween is just around the corner.  If you're looking for some spooky fun then you've come to the right place. 
HalloweenCostumes4U.com has comprised a short list of the most awesomely scary local New Jersey Haunted Houses, hay rides, spook walks, and more for Halloween 2014!
List of NJ Attractions & Haunted Houses!

Vincentown, NJ


BANE Haunted Attraction
Livingston, NJ
(973) 369-7677

Columbus, NJ

Passaic, NJ
(201) 716-2827

Marlboro, NJ
(732) 946-8885

Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 593-6180

East Windsor, NJ

East Windsor , NJ

Wharton, NJ
(862) 244-4454

Montvale, NJ

Cicconi Farms
Located in Jackson
(732)  703-4198

Robbinsville, NJ

Monroe, NY

Hillsborough, NJ
908-371-COWS (2697)

Frankford, NJ

Brick, NJ
(732) 477-0606

Box Office Final claims 'Guardians' No. 1

Guardians of the Galaxy

Another blockbuster hit from Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy
 as Box Office Final claims 'Guardians' No. 1 with $281M cume as summer closes down!

If you were thrilled by Marvel's exciting blockbusters: Spider Man, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, and Captain America, then hold onto to your hats because you're about to be transported into a galactic adventure as you meet Guardians of the Galaxy.
Director, James Gunn and Marvel Comics, introduces us to newfangled and exciting super hero action in the form of galactic adventure with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Who exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy?  These action-packed Super Heroes are an outlaw team of thieves, bandits, and assassins to life on a mission to save the galaxy from one more villain out for ultimate power.  

Peter Quill (a/k/a Star Lord), our adventurer forced into a truce alongside Rocket, a gun toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly but enigmatic, Gamora and the revenge driven Drax The Destroyer!

www.HalloweenCostumes4u.com wants to help you step into the Marvel Universe. Step inside to discover the power of the orb and find your favorite Guardians of The Galaxy Marvel character.

Guardians of the Galaxy Characters:
  • Peter Quill A/K/A Star Lord
  • Gamora
  • Drax the Destroyer
  • Groot
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Ronan the Accuser
  • Yondu Udonta
  • Nebula
  • Korath

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Is Here!

What started out in 1970 as 'Golden State Comic Book Convention' has spread out and is now a worldwide event attracting more than 130,000 fans to what is now known as the San Diego Comic-Con. The San Diego Convention Center cannot even hold all the people, so there are lots of events, vendors, and fun outside the convention center. Here are just a few highlights of the show.

This year we finally get to see the new Batman suit worn by Ben Affleck in the 2016 Batman movie release of  Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Ben Affleck as Batman

More than ever girls are invading the once primarily dominated male convention
They're doing the whole cosplay thing or inventing their own costumes.

Here is the first look of Gal Godat as
Wonder Woman
in Batman v. Superman

Entrepreneurs are now attending by the thousands.. They realize that buying items such as super hero figurines and selling them on eBay can pay for their entire trip and then some!


Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy plan on making a big presence at 2014's Comic-Con. It will include director James Gun and a host of others from the movie on a panel to answer all your questions. The Guardians of the Galaxy Game by Disney will also be shown and demonstrated. 
Just as a side note, Rubies Costume Company picked up the Marvel licensing this year, so plan on seeing lots of Marvel characters this Halloween. Halloween Costumes 4 U will be carrying their entire line! 

Guardians of the Galaxy

What’s Going on with Batfleck?

by Chris Vegvary

When Ben Affleck was announced as the next Batman in the sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, fans of the Dark Knight were outraged. Only a few people I’ve talked to support the idea of Ben Affleck playing Batman (including myself), but the majority of the movie-going and comic-reading population went on a rampage, telling the world how bad an idea they think this is. Well, now some rumors are starting to spread out there in Internet Land, and I’m curious what is true and what is not.

Firstly, I’ve heard there’s two versions of the Batman suit, and that Kevin Smith and possibly a few select others have already seen Affleck wearing both of them. Comments by Kevin Smith indicate that the suit is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in any of the previous Batman films, and from a piece of concept art floating around out there, it seems to be more inspired by the Batman suit featured in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which would be a little more high-tech and armored. That would make sense, seeing as how Affleck is supposed to be playing an older, wiser Bruce Wayne who has probably made many modifications to the suit over the years.

Next up, there was a rumor a couple weeks ago that Ben Affleck suffered a leg injury (not sure if it had anything to do with the film or not) which caused the release date of Batman vs. Superman (it’s one of the working titles) to be pushed back from 2015 to 2016. If that is the case, Affleck is going to need time to recover, because as we all know, Batman is a very physical character, and it would be pretty cheap of them to just use a stunt double for all the action scenes.

Another rumor from last week states that Ben Affleck is threatening to quit playing Batman. The supposed reason is that WB needs to “get their affairs in order.” If that’s true, that means there’s a lot of bad stuff going on behind the scenes of this movie, which kind of makes me sad. I’m definitely not as big a fan of DC stuff as I am of Marvel, but I am really looking forward to this movie as well as Justice League. Troubled productions always make me sad.

And finally, a rumor started earlier this week (with the source being the tweet of a Brazilian journalist who has been in that profession for about thirty years) that Ben Affleck will no longer be playing Batman, due to fan reactions being too “strong”. The rumor states that in a few months from now, Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck will make an announcement citing creative differences or scheduling conflicts, which will cause Affleck to drop out of the part. Here’s the thing about that: they’ve already dumped a ton of money into this thing and fitted the suits for Affleck’s body. Things are already in motion, and you know what? People bitched about Heath Ledger being the Joker, didn’t they? Yeah, we all know how that turned out, so again, why can’t we all just give Batfleck a chance?

So how about you folks? Do you believe any of these rumors, or hope that they are or aren’t true? I, for one, think that someone’s just spreading rumors out there on the internet (or I hope so, at least) in order to throw the rest of us off track, maybe keep really important things about the film from leaking out while everyone’s attention is focused on whether or not Ben Affleck will actually play the role of Batman.

What Happened to NBC’s “Heroes”?

by Chris Vegvary

Anyone remember back in 2006 when a little television series by the name of Heroes existed? It was inspired by classic comic book storylines like X-Men: Days of Future Past, where superheroes from the future went back to alter the past to keep a devastating event from ever taking place. It started out great; ordinary people were discovering they had extraordinary powers which were genetically bestowed upon them, yet are only just now coming to fruition in their lives. While some had mundane powers like super-hearing or eidetic memory, there were others who had the ability to fly, or phase through solid objects, or even mimic or steal the abilities of others.

The first season saw these individuals discovering their awesome powers, sometimes with the help of a man named Mohinder Suresh, whose father was murdered by one of these people after writing a book about the evolution of some humans into super beings. This murderer, who calls himself Sylar, uses telekinesis to remove part of the brain (as well as the top of the skull) from these gifted individuals in order to somehow consume their special abilities. The “heroes” of the show end up banding together like the Avengers at the end of the first season in order to stop Sylar, and after 23-hour long episodes, the first season left us with questions unanswered, leaving us wanting more. It was one of the most perfect TV series I’ve ever known, and I, like a fool, resisted it at first.
Peter, Nathan, and Matt after Peter catches the virus

The second season was released during the 2007-08 writer’s strike, which caused some pretty crappy things to happen to television shows, as well as seeing the release of horrific movies that were put on the backburner because they were so lame, such as Over Her Dead Body. I still can’t get over that. However, the strike also caused the plans they had for season 2 of Heroes to go straight to hell. For those who remember, the virus vial that Peter Petrelli caught in the last episode of season 2 was supposed to hit the floor and shatter before he caught it, thus causing the nightmarish future shown (also similar to another X-Men comic storyline) throughout the season. I can’t help but imagine that it would have been much more excellent if they’d had the time to show the story the way it was supposed to go.
Arthur Petrelli, villain

The third season started off great. There was a story arc called Villains, where bad guys with super powers started taking over. Sylar was convinced by Peter’s mother that he, Peter, and Nathan are brothers, which would have made so much sense, considering that Peter and Sylar basically have the same power; the only difference is how they acquire their abilities. Unfortunately, about halfway through the season, it’s revealed that Sylar is NOT actually a Petrelli, and he kills the best villain on the show: Arthur Petrelli, Peter and Nathan’s father who was thought dead long ago, and who had just returned at the beginning of the season.
The moment before Sylar kills Nathan Petrelli

While that definitely sucked, I thought that the final episode of season 3 made up for all the nonsense that most of the rest of the season put us through. In it, Nathan Petrelli faces off against Sylar, but Sylar slits his throat and kills him. Unable to accept his death, his mother, Angela Petrelli, makes telepathic cop Matt Parkman brainwash Sylar into believing he is Nathan. In my opinion, when Sylar wakes up believing he IS Nathan, that was a great moment in the series.
The travelling carnival

Then season 4 came out, and the plot was just so ridiculous (a travelling carnival full of people with super powers) that audiences couldn’t get past it. I was one of those who couldn’t bear it, but the way it ended kind of left us hanging. I wouldn’t mind if they finished up this series with a TV movie or something, just to tie up all the loose ends. I want to know how things are working out with Peter and Sylar now that Sylar has remembered who he really is, returned to his evil ways, was trapped in a room in his head with Peter Petrelli for something like 20 years while only hours passed in the waking world, and now the two are best friends, even though Sylar murdered his brother. Good times. Let’s see what became of these people.

FvJvA: The Epic Film That Never Happened

by Chris Vegvary

You guys know the old story: a horrible maniac is stalking the children of the neighborhood, and when he’s finally caught by the police, he is released on a technicality. A group of outraged parents forms a mob and surrounds the maniac in his refuge, burning him alive and watching him die. This is how the dream demon Freddy Krueger came to be, and from then on, he returned in the nightmares of the children of the parents who burned him to torture and kill them, collecting their souls and becoming more powerful. Once his revenge was complete, he was powerful enough to move on to other children whose families had no connection with his past. He is truly a monster.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a mentally unwell and physically deformed boy is treated like crap by the other kids at his local camp that his mother insisted he go to, and while swimming alone one day in the lake, his cries for help are ignored by camp counselors who are too busy having sex. The boy drowns, and his mother goes insane, blaming the counselors and going on a killing spree 21 years later. Once she is beheaded by the last surviving counselor, her son watches on from the woods and decides to take a little vengeance of his own. This is how Jason Voorhees came to be, once a deformed, overpowered hillbilly wearing a potato sack over his head, now a hulking, undead killer with super strength and donning a goalie-style hockey mask. He has been to New York and even space, and was used once as a pawn in Freddy Krueger’s schemes.

Last, but not least, the old story goes something like this: five friends decide to take a trip to a cabin in the woods, where they unwittingly release a force of evil that gradually consumes their souls and possesses their bodies one by one, until there is only one chainsaw-armed hero left standing. He has travelled through time in order to save us from the terrors of the Deadites, and his name is Ashley J. Williams. Clearly, he has what it takes to stop the most evil of beings.

After the success of 2003’s film Freddy vs. Jason, there was, of course, talk of a sequel. It would have involved Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees facing off against Ash Williams after a huge killing spree, with Ash ultimately saving the day in the end and sending Freddy and Jason through a portal summoned by the Necronomicon. Unfortunately, there were disagreements about who should win, and the film never happened. It should be noted, however, that although a movie based on this idea never saw the light of day, there was a comic book with this premise released in 2007, called Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, and it was everything it should have been, but it would have been better as a movie. A sequel was released in 2009, called Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, and it featured the return of many of the survivors from both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th film franchises.

We should have really lobbied to get this movie made, because unfortunately, it’s way too late for all that. Robert Englund, as much as I don’t want to admit it, is too old to play Freddy now, and plus they’ve already remade the film with a different actor playing Freddy, so it wouldn’t be right. If they would just get these remakes right, maybe we could eventually see “Remake Freddy” vs. “Remake Jason” vs. “Remake Ash”. Yeah, let’s have that.

What I Liked About “Thor: The Dark World”

by Chris Vegvary

If you’ve read some of my past blogs, you know that I’m heavily into all things Marvel-related. If you haven’t, then welcome to that knowledge. Either way, the film Thor: The Dark World was released in October 2013, and I went and saw it in the theaters in glorious 3D. While I enjoyed the film, I wasn’t blown away by it, and I wasn’t really that excited to see it. I knew that it would fill in some gaps here and there and let us know what certain characters have been up to, but in truth, I’m pretty much filling the time while I wait for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But like I said, the movie was good, and therefore, here are some of the things I liked about it.

Firstly, although it was another solo film for Thor, it also features an uncredited cameo by Chris Evans when Thor is leading Loki through an Asgardian hallway, and Loki morphs into Captain America and begins spouting optimistic remarks similar to the way Cap would. Very funny stuff, and while unexpected, it was a good moment in the film. It only lasts for a moment, but it also made me feel better to see that Loki can work his magic to look like anyone he wants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the actor that plays the character portrays Loki’s masquerade.

Another thing you may have noticed when you saw the movie is the giant rock-creature that Thor faces early in the film. This is a reference to one of Thor’s earliest battles in the comics, where he faced these rock-creatures and drove them off, causing them to become terrified when in his presence. This rock-creature, called a Kronan, resembles the character Korg the Kronan from the Marvel comics story arc Planet Hulk, where Hulk was shot off into space and landed on a distant world, where he and Korg, among other alien beings, were forced into slavery and combat. They became “Warbound,” or brothers in war, and were allies when Hulk returned to Earth to take his revenge in World War Hulk. Unfortunately for the Kronan in Thor: The Dark World, Thor is able to destroy him with one upward swipe of his hammer.

I won’t spoil the ending in case you haven’t seen in, but I will mention the mid-credits scene, because that doesn’t reflect the ending of this film. In the mid-credits scene, two of the “Warriors Three” go to see The Collector, a being who collects artifacts throughout the galaxy and stores them for safe-keeping. They bring to him an Infinity Gem, which will fit into the Infinity Gauntlet. Once all the Infinity Gems are placed into the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos can then use it to alter reality. This should be a major plot point in the upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy, due to be released in August of 2014. I can’t wait.