Wednesday, October 23, 2013

'Tis The Season For Fear

by Megan S.



It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween around my house. The creepy doll is placed by the chimney with care in hopes the Great Pumpkin will be there and the jack-o-lanterns are all snug and been fed with visions of murder and mayhem going on in their heads. Soon my very favorite holiday will be upon us and I want to know what you're doing to get into the mood.

I've already watched the best Halloween movie of our generation, Hocus Pocus, and will soon be digging out a copy of Lost Boys to play in the background as I finish Lilly's costume for this year.  I might even try to scare up a copy of Beetlejuice, but I've still been having a hard time getting in the mood for thrills and chills.  Maybe it's because San Francisco has been having a bit of a warm spell or there hasn't been nearly enough of wolves howling at the moon, but things certainly haven't been creepy enough lately for my tastes.

I need some inspiration from you all, something to help set the mood.  What are your Halloween traditions?

Meghan has already made her resolutions and Sara's carved Night Vale pumpkins (with accompanying stencils for you!), what are you doing to get ready? Have you read any good spooky books lately?  Worked on any crafts you want to share?  Planned any delicious treats? How about your favorite movies?  Share 'em and the links in the comments!


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4 comments:

  1. I am loving ravens this year. Decorated the door with them. Just finished getting the kids costumes together. Still need to make glitter spiders.

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    1. I can't wait to see how the door AND the spiders turned out!

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  2. I like to read Coraline by Neil Gaiman and it's not Halloween until I've watched The Nightmare Before Christmas a couple times!

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    1. Ha! I almost mentioned Coraline. It's definitely one of the scariest books I've ever read. The movie made it so much more family-friendly, but the original book was disturbing.

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