Slezak and I thought it was only appropriate to begin this spooky Halloween weekend list with a terrifying yet captivating game called Cockroach Dreams. Now, I didn’t bother turning iTunes down for my first round. “Milk” by Garbage was playing, so I got to imagine that the digitized cadaver (with impressive 18-pack abs) was actually the one singing “I’m waiting, I’m waiting… for you” to the cockroaches. Dreamy, indeed. Warning: This game will cause shortness of breath. Tip: I was way better at it after drinking an enormous latte.
Bill O’Reilly and David Letterman (pictured) will duke it out on tonight’s Late Show (CBS, 11:35 p.m.). Like the cockroaches, this’ll also be really uncomfortable, and entirely worth watching, according to Page Six’s scoop from this week’s taping. O’Reilly’s quoted as saying “We’re a bad country. Bush is an evil liar.” Out of context? Well, that is the man’s specialty. Watch and see.
A bunch of spooky flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street, The Old Dark House, 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and various Chucky movies (the “Killer” collection) are out on DVD and received A or B grades from EW.
While you’re at home all day Sunday, sewing costumes specifically designed to freak children out, why not watch six hours of Stephen King’s Rose Red? (Sci Fi, 1-7 p.m.)
What else? Scarface was scary. Try its video game.
The gory-chic Battle of the Album Covers video is on this week’s EW Must List.
Just to wrap up with something extra-freaky: The awesome geeks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (it would be so cool if this was an office park right off the highway) constructed a Robotic Dalek Pumpkin. Nothing will ever measure up to that for the rest of time, but they did also make a Cylon Jack-O’-Lantern.
What’s your pumpkin? Mine’s The Swan.