It’s Halloween, the time of year when all sorts of things keep us peering wide-eyed into the night: things that go bump, scary movies, and too much candy. But don’t feel bad if all that frightful fun keeps you awake. In the words of Edgar Allan Poe, ?Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.?
The French don’t celebrate it; the Austrians leave bread, water, and a lighted lamp on the table to welcome returning spirits; and in Korea, an occasion similar to Halloween is marked in August. Now if only I could remember the words to the Punkie Night Song.
If You’re looking for some classic movie creepiness this Halloween, look no further than where it all started. Some great (and probably forgotten) films are here, from the 1922 classic Nosferatu to The Shining. Run, don’t walk, to the dusty shelves in the back of your video store.
Some of these have already done the email rounds, but they’re somehow even funnier with “Tubthumping” playing in the background. That poor, poor Weimaraner.
There are a lot of Halloween recipes offered online, but these ghoulish treats from Hershey’s are probably one of the safest bets. If you don’t think your kids will score enough sugar in their plastic pumpkins, you can add to the fun with everything from Spooktacular Chocolate Cupcakes to Eerie Eyeball Cookies. Yum.
No pumpkins were harmed in the making of these Photoshop jack-o?-lanterns.