We feel that a national crime is undertaken on October 31st. Quite frankly, Halloween isn’t celebrated properly. By the time that All Hallow’s eve rolls on round, most supermarkets have opted for Christmas promotions and all things Santa - rather than Satan.So, to counteract all that premature Christmas stuff, here’s some facts to help develop a proper Halloween mood - without using Michael Myers’ machete technique. After all, Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. It’s time to celebrate!
Speaking of, Myers offers our first fact. Well, his mask does. Due to the tight budget on which John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) was filmed, the killer’s mask had to be the cheapest they could find for the character. As it turned out, this happened to be a William Shatner mask from Star Trek.Shatner initially knew nothing of his likeness being used, but when informed years later, expressed how honored he was to have given his likeness to such a popular horror franchise.
Find Halloween scary? There’s a phobia for that. Samhainophobia is the fear of all things Halloween. You’ve also got phasmophobia (the fear of ghosts), wiccaphobia (the fear of witchcraft), and nyctophobia (the fear of the darkness) to contend with come October 31st.As for us, we also have a fear of Halloween sequels. Don't bother after Halloween II (1981). The plot devices and acting are truly terrifying for all the wrong reasons. Don't believe us? Try this out.
Don't say we didn't warn you...
According to popular belief, witches - or members of the Wicca, a predominantly Western movement, whose followers practice nature worship and ‘witchcraft’ based on pre-Christian traditions - hold one of their two main after-dark meetings on Halloween.
Think about that the next time you find one outside your bedroom window...
Jack tricked the Devil more than once and was therefore forbidden to enter both Heaven and Hell. Doomed to walk the earth for all eternity, he waves his lantern to lead people astray.