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Halloween things: help me get into it..?

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    October 15, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

    I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas.  It's both my favorite Halloween movie and my favorite Christmas movie.

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    October 15, 2015 11:53 AM EDT

    Well to be fair, it's pretty popular around my area of Scotland.

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    October 15, 2015 11:56 AM EDT


    I'm fan of scary movies too. I have a small list of ones to catch up on this year, but I've been in such a Halloween funk that I haven't even started yet and we're already half way through October! Guess I better hop to it. What are your favorite Halloween/scary movies to watch?

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    October 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

    I loooooove Nightmare.  I love a lot of Burton, actually. But the point you raise is an interesting one. I'm never quite sure when I'm supposed to watch it!  

    I think I normally go with Nightmare for Halloween and Scissorhands for Christmas...?

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    October 15, 2015 12:03 PM EDT

    It's funny that you're not really into Halloween.. and yet this totally sounds the premise of a Halloween flick to me:

    let's just say that if I start ditributing candy it will probably be coated in solutions of different concentrations of toxic proteins (possibly lethal) I got from the local flora. 

    Maybe you're more in the spirit of it than you think?? 

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    October 15, 2015 12:05 PM EDT

    Is it weird to say my favourite scary movies are movies I have only watched once or twice and never watched again? The first horror movies I remember watching are Halloween and Candyman when I was around 8 or 9 (far too young ) and they scared the crap out of me and I didn't want to watch them again for a long time and then when I got older I felt like if I watched them again it might ruin them beacuse they wouldn't be as scary as I thought they were. So far that weirdly paradoxical reason they are my favourites.

    By the way have you played\watched Until Dawn? 

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    October 15, 2015 12:23 PM EDT
    Halloween's never really been a thing around my parts. And I'm at a weird age where there's nothing to do - to old to trick or treat, to young to go clubbing. So pretty much I just play Skyrim!
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    October 15, 2015 12:27 PM EDT

    No, that can't be true. If I want to honor the death I'll be having a good old sacrificial barbecue (the greek way, where you eat the sacrificed meat after you grilled it) in a cemetary. I wouldn't go around poisoning kids... Even if that sounds like fun.

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    October 15, 2015 12:28 PM EDT

    I think that makes perfect sense. I'm sort of the same way actually. I had a similar thing with The Shining. Same deal as you, watched it way too young when I spent the night at a friend's house (I was also about 8 or 9) and it terrified me. I was I think 25 before I watched it again, and it definitely did lose some of the mystique. But then again, I also felt like it was a classic that I couldn't justify not watching as an adult either.

    I have yet to upgrade to the next gen console  but it's at the top of my list for when I do, which will likely happen on Cyber Monday. I've watched a few Let's Play vids on it... though not tooooo much. Don't wanna spoil anything. But it would be PERFECT to play leading up to Halloween though!!

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    October 15, 2015 12:31 PM EDT

    That´s sick, man, you know that? 

    Then why in the Oblivion I´m laughing? 

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    October 15, 2015 12:33 PM EDT

     Haha, he totally does. I fully support this as a costume idea. 

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    October 15, 2015 12:40 PM EDT

    What the Barbecue or the poisoning?

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    October 15, 2015 12:49 PM EDT

    I´m doing sacrifcial BBQ every Friday, so that´s not special.

    But poisoning kids sounds like fun.  Shame that we don´t have "Trick or Treat" in my country.

    We actually don´t have a Halloween. We call it - sorry, but it can´t be translated precisely - Souls Day. More or less.

    Sure, we have pumpkins, but they´re only for the right "atmosphere". But what we actually do is that we go to cemetery and light candles on the graves of our loved ones and people we knew. It has christian origin, but Czech people are doing that even if they don´t believe in god. That´s how we revere our dead.

    Only thing I don´t understand is why so many people talk to that grave. After I lit a candle I usually go the pub and have drink for all the dead. 

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    October 15, 2015 12:57 PM EDT

    You could split the difference and go with Thanksgiving

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    October 15, 2015 1:24 PM EDT

    I like how you celebate "Souls day".

    I may just do something similar this year, I'll just have to discover where the cemetary is where I live. As for the pubs, I've got that one covered.

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    October 15, 2015 2:58 PM EDT

    All Soul's Day

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    October 15, 2015 3:12 PM EDT

    Been using the same sheet for almost that long.

    Don't know where my wife got the idea, but this site is pretty instructive. The skeletons look something like this:

  • October 15, 2015 4:42 PM EDT

    My friends and I had a tradition where we'd get dressed up in costume, go out to eat, hit up a few spook houses,  then go home to drink and play board/video games. Haven't been able to do that as much the last few yew with new babies and conflicting work schedules though.

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    October 15, 2015 5:00 PM EDT

    We're just going to one of our local apartment parking lots to do it, I think; probably just 8 or 9 cars worth of people. We're not a loud bunch, so it should bother management XD

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    October 15, 2015 6:27 PM EDT

    Sadly where I live, trick or treating or halloween in general aren't a big thing. Didn't keep me from going trick or treating a few years.

    Then there was  a time I did nothing. And now I watch horror movies on halloween. It started with the old Dracula, the wolf man and the invisible man. Then I watched Halloween. This year I plan on watching friday the 13th.

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    October 15, 2015 6:44 PM EDT

    Giving out candy, costume up in school on Halloween. 

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    October 15, 2015 6:47 PM EDT

    1) I usually get into the Halloween spirit by watching some classic horror movies (black and white), such as Dracula with Bela Lugosi or the original Body Snatchers.

      SoulLess, stick with the classics!  Believe me, the black and white horror movies are better because they actually focus on entertaining as opposed to gore, blood, dead people, etc.

    2) My plans for Halloween are to go to my sister's house and help her pass out candy (I live with my parents in a gated retirement community, so not much happens here for Halloween.)

    3) I purchased a Riddler costume for ComiCon earlier this year, and had a great time wearing it!  I plan to wear it again for Halloween this year.

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    October 15, 2015 6:48 PM EDT

    To get in the spirit maybe you could watch a few really old school horror films. Not scary ones like the shining etc. But older Gothic horror such as Vincent Price films. I find they help set the mood

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    October 15, 2015 6:56 PM EDT

    I just watch them cause I didn't before.

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    October 15, 2015 7:25 PM EDT
    Halloween isn't really big in Indonesia, but i still love celebrating it in spirit. A few of my best memories were from October 31st. If I could dress as anyone, Id be Itachi Uchiha or at least a zombie ghost (So it'd be like, "You thought I was a ghost but it was actually me, a zombie!")

    I really want to put in my will that my slowly rotting corpse should be used aa a Halloween prop.