Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween traditions

So what are your Halloween traditions? I'm particularly interested in what my foreign friends do for this time, if anything, but I'm talking about more than just jack'o'lanterns and trick-or-treating.

If my 360 wasn't shipped off for repair, I'd play Dead Space tonight. What other games are good for a scare?

My main Halloween tradition is listening to a handful of creepy tunes. Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain is excellent, as is the pencil-art accompaniment Disney included in Fantasia. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is another classic, particularly good when played on an organ. But my favorite Halloween music is the Astro-Creep 2000 by White Zombie! Wonderfully dark and creepy.

As for movies... Unfortunately, the only horror DVD I own is Frailty. It's a good one, but I wish I had more. I do own The Ghost and The Darkness, which is creepy for some but not for others. Some other random horror movies I like: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Event Horizon, Alien .... It's hard to think of good ones. There are so few.

Anyway, what do you do for Halloween?


  1. Had to work this Halloween, so nothing special for me :(

    Normally would get a pumpkin etc but seemed little point this year.

  2. I like Halloween because it's right before my birthday (November 1st). So, we usually decorate up a bit and wear costumes. Although, the last few years I haven't been super-inspired with costuming.

    One fairly scary movie you might like is Pumpkinhead. It's a bit cheezy, but the story is pretty interesting. It stars Lance Hendrickson (Bishop from the Alien movies). There have been some sequels, but I don't remember them being quite so good.

  3. Yeah, I've seen Pumpkinhead and liked it, though it's been a long time. The creature was actually designed by the same artist who designed the monsters in the Alien films.


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