Staten Island-local Mike Giannelli is best known for playing the creepy Art The Clown -- who terrorizes, tortures and murders young people on a VHS tape -- in the 2013 killer clown film "All Hallows' Eve."
Mike Giannelli is cemented into the ranks of classic homicidal clown movies including "Killer Klowns From Outer Space," "Poltergeist," 2019's "Joker" and of course Stephen King's "IT."
Freaky fact: Mike Giannelli did not take on the role of Art The Clown in the 2016 fright follow-up, "Terrifier," instead the clown was played by David Howard Thorton.
The famous house used in the first "Scream" slasher film is going out with a bang ... with a Halloween party offering die-hard fans their last chance to get scared by Ghostface ... for a price.
Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon are the masterminds behind Screamoween -- located near Santa Rosa, CA -- and they're hosting one last recreation of the rager at the actual home where the movie's classic ending went down.
The party's set for Halloween night, and fans can drop $199 for a ticket to the shindig ... but you better move fast, there's only 150 tickets available. We're told the owners of the property want their privacy, so the upcoming party will be it.
Dustin May's fastball is scary as hell ... but his costume at the Dodgers' dress-up party on Thursday was even more terrifying -- 'cause he made for an UNREAL Pennywise!!!
For some reason, L.A. decided to celebrate Halloween about a month early this year after their win over the Padres ... and we're all grateful for it.
May's Pennywise fit stole the show -- seriously, don't let your kids see it (get it!) -- but his teammates had some pretty incredible costumes as well.
Florida Sec. of State Michael Ertel is learning the same lesson Megyn Kelly learned about blackface, but in a much harsher way -- he's stepping down after offensive Halloween pics of him emerged online.
Ertel had the audacity to wear blackface 14 years ago when he dressed up as a female Hurricane Katrina victim. His costume also included a headscarf and fake boobs.
Newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis, who appointed Ertel, got wind of the pics Thursday morning after the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper obtained them. Shortly thereafter, Ertel resigned his post.
The photos were taken in 2005, 2 months after Katrina ripped through Louisiana, and while Ertel was serving as Seminole County's supervisor of elections.
Worth noting, Gov. DeSantis had his own racial controversy during his hotly contested campaign against Andrew Gillum. You might recall his "don't monkey this up" comment. If ya don't, here it is ...
Jenna was spotted out Thursday near Palm Springs with her boyfriend, Steve Kazee, holding hands and enjoying a mid-day walk. She had a grin on her face while chatting on the phone -- and, honestly, couldn't look happier.
Meanwhile, Channing took their daughter, Everly, to Jessie J's concert in L.A. later that night. He's been dating the pop star for at least a couple months after splitting from Jenna earlier this year.
Speaking of Everly, her mom and dad DID link up on Halloween to go trick-or-treating with her.
Both Channing and Jenna are clearly moving on, but they also don't seem bitter over the breakup -- especially since they each have their own new relationship.
Here's the scariest thing we've seen this Halloween -- O.J. Simpson.
Oh, also he's dressed up as a gynecologist ... which is way scarier than run of the mill O.J..
The ex-con spent his Halloween evening at the Blue Martini Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada -- one of his fave haunts -- dressed up as an OB/GYN ... with the name Dr. Seymour Bush written on his doctor's coat lapel.
GET IT? SEYMOUR BUSH!!! Juice got jokes, y'all.
As usual, there were no lack of fans lining up to take photos with O.J., despite ... you know.
As far as we know, no one was stabbed to death at the bar that night. Only 2 questions remain: Where did O.J. get that jacket, and has anyone seen the real Dr. Bush?
The freshly divorced duo, along with Katherine Schwarzenegger and Michael Barrett, took Jack out for Halloween in full couples costumes too. Chris and Katherine were Vikings, while Anna was Snow White and Michael took a shot at Khaleesi from 'GoT.' Jack was cool as ever as a ninja.
Costumes aside ... ya gotta check out the gallery, because not only are Chris and Anna getting along -- but Anna and Katherine were chummy and laughing. Bonus for Chris! Always better when the ex and the GF get along.
The modern fam was so NOT awkward, Chris and Kat were even sucking face during the outing.
As we reported ... Chris and Anna officially finalized their divorce two weeks ago.
9:50 AM PT -- Kim has apologized for using the word, telling us, "I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community. I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times. Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry."
Another huge star has offended the special needs community -- this time, it's Kim Kardashian West who used the r-word to insult Halloween party guests who couldn't guess her costume.
Kim dressed up as Pam Anderson to attend Kendall Jenner's Halloween bash Wednesday night -- but was jokingly irritated when she quizzed guests about her costume and they couldn't figure it out.
But, in a video Kim posted -- and has since deleted -- on Instagram to her 120 MILLION followers, Kim used the word "r******d" to describe guests who were too dumb to decipher her Halloween character.
Of course, the problem ... tons of special needs groups have spoken out about the dangers of using the r-word because it essentially uses a serious condition as an insult.
Bottom line -- special needs people are not punchlines, insults or Halloween costumes and people like Kim and Shaun should be more understanding.
Kim deleted the video off her IG page, but the internet backlash was immediate. Some comments about the clip ...
"@KimKardashian using the R word on her IG story from yesterday is disgusting. And I really liked her. Watched, followed, bought shit, spent like 3 grand on her game. My brother is an ANGEL sent from Heaven and if you use it generally, you use it ALL THE TIME. Done."
"It's 2018, we don't say the r word anymore."
"Ughh @KimKardashian saying the R word in her IG story made me cringe."
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Klum used a team of makeup artists and prosthetics experts to put together a super detailed Princess Fiona getup ... and after hours and hours of prep, the big reveal TOTALLY DELIVERED!
Of course, Heidi's boyfriend, Tom Kaulitz, went as Shrek -- and when Mike Myers (the VOICE of Shrek) turned up, they had to bring him in for a photo.
The party was a huge hit -- with some guests even copping a feel of Fiona's giant fake boobs (with consent).
There were sexy people. Scary people. And, funny people.
And, while we LOVE Daymond John, dude went in a simple skeleton jumpsuit -- COME ON, MAN!!!!
Gotta try harder next year!
Bradley and Kate teamed up on Halloween in Brentwood for a little trick-or-treating ... with Kate's BF, Danny Fujikawa, also in tow. Bradley sure got in the spirit with a bear costume as he happily carried his 1-year-old daughter, Lea, on his shoulders.
Hard to tell what Kate and Danny were going for -- comfy PJs maybe? Anyway, their daughter, Rani, is only a month old -- too young for candy hunting -- but they ushered some other kids ... probably relatives. Knocking on a door with 2 huge movie stars behind ya has to help score better candy, right?
Hopefully no candy corn. #WorstHalloweenCandyEver
Cute pics, and a reminder of simpler times ... when Halloween was for kids.
It's kinda terrifying ... Halloween's officially behind us but luckily these celebs went all out for one last scary ass bash in 2018.
Halsey, Rihanna and Emily Ratajkowski are just a few of the celebs who brought their best on Halloween night. Halsey was a spooky, but very sexy, cheerleader when she hit up Delilah in WeHo. Emily was also there ... and give her a damn hand 'cause she knocked it outta the park channeling her very sexy Raquel Welch.
RiRi was across the pond doing her thing ... busting out Catwoman gear at Annabel's in London. Did we mention it was very sexy? The Weeknd and Bella Hadid killed with their couples outfit, and Fergie went full Pink Ranger.
The stars of "Flipping Vegas" got someone flippin' pissed at their Halloween stunt -- riding horses on the beach -- and they ended having a run-in with Johnny Law.
Scott and Amie Yancey hit Malibu Tuesday evening on horseback while in costume -- Scott was the Headless Horseman, and Amie looked like Daenerys from "Game of Thrones." As you can see in the video ... onlookers at the Sunset Restaurant were in awe, but eventually ... the party on hooves was stopped in its tracks.
Scott's rep tells us cops arrived shortly after the couple trotted their steads down Westward Beach Road and told them they couldn't ride on the street.
Their costumes must have impressed the officers, because they were merely escorted to the trailers where the horses were stowed. Their show's been off the air since 2014, but seems like they still have fans in law enforcement -- Amie and Scott were allowed to go on their way ... on foot.
Nice Halloween treat for 'em.
If the calendar says Oct. 31, TMZ staffers are dressing to the nines to honor the best (and sometimes worst) pop culture moments -- and these costumes slayed, if we do say so ourselves. And we do.
We had everyone from Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson (pre-split), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ... and Tonya Harding and her ma, LaVona Golden.
These were just a few standouts, but check out the gallery to see the rest -- including Bert and Ernie, Freddie Mercury (guess who dared), Tekashi69, bruised Cardi B and a very realistic Grinch and Cindy Lou Who.
Until next year ... Happy Halloween!!!
Hollywood knows how to do Halloween ... it's like they've got a sixth sense for this based on the outlandish 2018 costumes.
Celebs were in the mood to throw on their best getups for tons of Halloween parties this year ... like Christina Milian getting decked out in pink Hello Kitty gear for the Galore Magazine party. Ciara repped Wakanda well with an elaborate "Black Panther" costume at a Bacardi bash in NYC.
Meanwhile, Bella Thorne nailed Chucky's bride Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
If the horror's too much to swallow ... check out the gallery for Elsa Pataky and her kids trick-or-treating or Cristiano Ronaldo getting his fam in the spirit. 'Memba when Halloween was for kids?
And, of course, ya gotta see Kylie Jenner's ... it's required.
If you've got love for Marlon and Shawn Wayans going full whiteface, then feel free to do the same on Halloween ... according to their nephew, who is hysterically tiptoeing around the subject of race and costumes.
We got Damien Dante Wayans outside L.A.'s Sunset Plaza and asked him about 2 specific costume ideas -- "White Chicks" and "Black Panther." DW told us he appreciates people paying homage to his uncles' cult classic flick, but you gotta see his reaction when we brought up "Black Panther."
As our photog put it ... the Marvel movie was huge this year, and lots of people -- black, white and otherwise -- are feeling inspired. Well, Damien seems to be giving Panther costumes a thumbs-up too ... verrrry nervously, though.
Just watch. The takeaway -- put whatever on your face today, but do it respectfully.
And, don't blame Damien when you catch s**t!