The Olive Reading List: October 29, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

10 Halloween Marketing Campaigns that blew our minds away

The holidays are prime marketing opportunities. From funny to freaky, check out these brands that took advantage of this spooky time of year to bring you some of the most memorable Halloween commercials and marketing campaigns to date.
— Leah Gauquie

Photos: City Dogs Strut Their Stuff At Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

One of the most entertaining aspects of Halloween is seeing what hilarious and creative costumes others come up with. In New York City last weekend, the chance to spot an inventive costume was at an all time high thanks to a parade dedicated to the dogs. Prepare yourself for a gallery entirely of cuteness.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

The Hateful Life and Spiteful Death of The Man Who Was Vigo The Carpathian 

There’s a truly fascinating story behind the man who played the terrifying villain in ​Ghostbusters II​. ​An eerie read.
— Eliza Green (@ElizaAnneGreen)

The 100 best horror films: how many have you seen?

I have to admit, I thought I’d score much higher than a 40 on this list. Looks like I’ve got some work to do this Halloween.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

10 Supposedly Haunted Objects Never, Ever to Bring Into Your Home (Especially Around Halloween)

Some people can be very superstitious when it comes to objects.  True story, when I was purchasing my first home I was told at the closing that a neighbor had come over and asked if she could perform some sort of ritual to cleanse the sprits of my house…she even left a cross in a little duct in the basement, which I discovered after I had moved in.  Doesn’t help that I have three cemeteries nearby either..  Needless to say, objects can be very creepy, as illustrated in this spooky article!
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg)

How Many “Star Wars” Costumes Can You Expect At Your Halloween Party?

When it comes to Halloween costumes, I pride myself on originality and creativity. Google’s new Frightgeist is an awesome way to check costume popularity–and an interesting interactive experience to boot.
— Jessie Reagen

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