Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I mean, yes, you tend to get lots of candy to eat, I'm not knocking that, and given the appropriate opportunity to really dress up can be enjoyable....and also a pain. But it wasn't until I was running some errands the other day that it hit me, how much I really don't like Halloween. It has much to do with the endless array of ghoulish characters you see everywhere. They are scary looking and fake, which curiously enough is more freaky to me than if they were real. I was at the grocery store and had the beginnings of three separate little panic attacks when these things suddenly decided to invade my personal space. Or I practically ran into them, since they don't move. But don't get me started on the moving ones! That start cackling and moaning and flashing lights and moving when you walk by? Cruel intentions comes to mind. And this goes as well for singing happy jolly dancing santas at Christmas. If you aren't flesh and blood buddy, don't want to see pretending to be. So if it's of any interest to anyone, didnt like the movie AI either.
Besides which, it's all just dark and spooky and gross stuff you see. The cute and creative costumes, that I can grasp, but not the looming Dementors that chase you across the institute of halloweens past. Not cool. Needless to say, not a fan of haunted houses, I spook way too easily (which is fun for others to watch, but not for your's truly). And when a coworker asked if I would be seeing the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, my answer was a resounding no.