Halloween is a holiday with a distinct aesthetic. We all think of witches, pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls, bats, and spiders at the mention of the word. But why? How did our associations with Halloween become, well, associated with Halloween? Keep reading to learn a little more about this fantastically spooky holiday and what makes it so unique.
Honestly, how did we make it this far? This year has been nothing short of a tumultuous roller coaster made of rotting wood with no seatbelt. We approached 2020 with such high aspirations: Valentines: Friday, Cinco de Mayo was on Taco Tuesday, 4th of July: Saturday, Halloween: Saturday, Christmas: Friday.
While I find it so important to focus on the current events in terms of our government at the moment, I also believe it is important to talk about those things that we are looking forward to. I am a huge Halloween fan, growing up I learned that I loved to scare people and to be scared. This was mostly in part to the fact that my Dad's birthday fell on Halloween, so while many people went out trick-or-treating, as I did, I also had something else to look forward to, our annual Halloween party.
This is not a horror story, but one of childhood expectations and fantasy. It took place during the 1960s when I was 8 years old. This was during an era when kids could have real fun, and use their imaginations, playing pretend. Take a trip with me down memory lane and enjoy a blast from the past where the mood was always ripe for the unexplained. I grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains in a town that was named Blue Ridge, in Botetourt County Virginia. The mountain ridges really are blue and our house was about a half-mile from the base of the surrounding mountains.
So, how excited are we that we might get, after all this craziness, some sort of HHN?! HHD (Halloween Horror Days perhaps)
With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve spent countless hours preparing myself for the scariest time of the year. This means pumpkin cookies, hot apple cider and horror movie marathons! And with Halloween looking a little bit different this year with quarantine, I want to share the best and worst horror movies to stream on Hulu to make sure you get in the spooky mood!
With only a little over a month until Halloween, it's crunch time to binge on as many scary things as possible and for me, that means watching as many horror movies as I can before the best time of the year is gone. Before my fellow Halloween lovers can shed a tear for another spooky season almost behind us (especially for this WEIRD 2020), here are five of my favorite classic horror movies for all of you to indulge in now.
Last time, I went through the thirteen movies and TV shows that directed my interest in horror. Well, when my significant other of fifteen years now Ally heard about my plans for that article, she wanted in on it, too! It makes sense since our mutual interests in gaming and horror movies were what got us together in the first place. (Maybe this could've been a Valentine's Day project...)
The best thing to do in Halloween is to choose the right synchronized costume with your group. Which of your friends always wins the best Halloween costume, and you end up silently envying them? Put the odds in your favor, and when you go for Halloween shopping, choose the more comfortable clothes — they'll enhance your style more.
Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I know it's still about two months off, but my projects here and on my gaming channel Cool Media get me planning ahead of time for it. Besides, with the nightmare 2020 has been, preparing for my favorite time is providing a much needed pick-me-up. Yeah, planning stuff about murderous undead fiends to make me feel better...
Make the right decision now. So you don't have to create panic at the end. The best thing about Halloween is that you can go for a look as simple as you want.