The more I think about my childhood experiences, the more I think I would probably be the inspiration for the A Christmas Carol
of Halloween movies.
I wasn't into Halloween as a kid, because when I did trick or treat I got minimal lollies/candy for my efforts because nobody in Australia knew what Halloween was when I was younger, my attempts at bringing Halloween to the masses were in vain, and as a result I felt angry and bitter when newer, younger trick or treaters came to my door and I ended up giving them candy with a sigh, along with a dire warning about "how Halloween used to be". (that actually happened, none of this is exaggerated other than the style at hand)
So when I went into Go-Lo today, I felt weird, like a Halloween Grinch whose Tell-Tale Heart grew three sizes that day. Halloween decorations are becoming mainstream, like some kind of New Christmas for adults. I like the idea of Halloween as an adult more than I did as a kid because I am now old enough to buy/rent horror movies and there was always more to Halloween as a concept than just sugar and diabetic comas and costumes.
Which brings me to the idea that I should begin writing some kind of Halloween special that's my generation's Charlie Brown Christmas.
What are you guys doing for Halloween?