Beyond the usual creepy weirdness

On October first, the big off-brand Rubbermaid style buckets get dragged up from the basement so that the children can scatter bats and skulls and assorted Halloween decorations all over the house. When November arrives and it is time to pack it away, a few favorites will become part of the permanent house decor. We’re […]

Hocus Pocus

I may have watched Hocus Pocus excessively over Halloween weekend, but… 1. Since there’s no sequel, can we at least get a new Winifred song? Pretty please. 2. Also, it’s time for a picture of adult Max and Dani as Peter Pan and Wendy. 3. Did the parents and other adults die on the dance […]

more trick than treat

The evening before Halloween, Doug attempted to stop a fight between one neighbor’s cat and another neighbor’s dog. It ended tragically for both animals. Tommy and I cried ourselves to sleep. I couldn’t bring myself to tell the two youngest children who didn’t witness the horror. Halloween morning, I awoke with a migraine. The kind […]

Halloween Movies

Ghosts: Ghost Story The Lady in White The Frighteners Poltergeist House Beetlejuice Ghostbusters Zombies: Shaun of the Dead Night of the Comet Vampires: Fright Night – both versions Lost Boys Buffy the Vampire Slayer Love at First Bite Witches: Witches of Eastwick Practical Magic Matilda Bell, Book and Candle Monsters: Tremors Gremlins The Mummy Everything […]

parent homework

Schools in our area are averse to allowing students to wear their Halloween costumes to school. Their brilliant solution to children with costumes and treats on the brains is to have students dress as a book character or a dead author or a career that interests them. This might be a fun assignment if parents […]