Mythmere wrote:We also had more trick or treaters than in past years. I think our neighborhood is cycling back to younger parents. Lots of little ones who enjoyed popping the bubbles and seeing the pop of fog-machine-fog inside. Moreover, the neighborhood is starting to have more houses with their porch lights on, giving away candy again. I cannot comprehend people who turn off their porch lights and hunker down on Halloween, ignoring the fact that the USA's only real neighborhood-based holiday is taking place outside and that every dark house is a disappointment to children. It baffles me, although I know some of them are fundamentalist Christians who think Halloween is about devil-worship. I think that's silly, but at least it's based on a principle instead of being someone who doesn't want the bother of participating.
Eisenmann wrote:We got one whole trick or treater. We were surprised. We live on the side of a hill so one would have to "work" to get the candy.
chgowiz wrote: Shame. I'd love to do caroling at Christmas or something similar.
Munafik wrote:First of all, I hope everyone on these boards had a happy Halloween. Sadly, I didn't receive a single trick-or-treater this year. Such is disheartening because Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and I am still a kid at heart. Say what you will, but I still have much the same interests as I did when I was 12 years old. I even got myself in the mood for the event the night before by watching my favorite horror film of all time, Clive Barker's masterpiece Hellraiser. Hellraiser, in my humble opinion, was the last great horror film, everything released since then paling in comparison. I must say, however, that the first sequel to Hellraiser was mighty fine, indeed, albeit nowhere near as good as the original.
As an aside, this past Halloween has given me an itching to write a pulp fantasy haunted house adventure module, perhaps something along the lines of William Hope Hodgson's House on the Borderland.
Thanks for reading,
Mythmere wrote:My wife also thinks Hellraiser is the most frightening horror movie of all time. I'm not a horror movie fan (anxiety disorder severely multiplies suspense, to an unpleasant degree), but she's quite the connoisseur, and she's in agreement with you.
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