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Happy Halloween 2014!

Halloween snuck up on me this year. I truly love Halloween, from the traditions all the way to the decorations.

It’s really not Halloween until I start drinking out of this cup.

One thing we did last week for Halloween was go to Krispy Kreme and get some Ghostbusters-themed donuts.

Morgan and I ran into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man there. It was very scary.

At 9:30 p.m. on the night before Halloween, Morgan told us she needed a “Lorax” t-shirt for school on Friday. Susan dug out a t-shirt and I got out the paints and I whipped this up in about an hour. Between the shirt and a pipe cleaner mustache, she was satisfied.

For Halloween, Morgan dressed up as a zombie, Mason dressed up as an FBI Agent, and Susan dressed up as a vampire. (I dressed up as Dad.) The newspaper said that trick-or-treating begins at 6 p.m., but the sun was still up then and no other kids were outside. We headed back to the house and started again around 6:45 p.m. and by then houses had their porch lights on and were handing out candy.

It was cold last night. According to our car, it was 52 degrees when we started trick-or-treating at 6:45 p.m., and when we got home around 9:30 p.m. it was 42 degrees. Because we took the kids around we left a bowl of candy on the front porch and set up Hallowindow again before we left.

Here is a short video of Hallowindow in action. I recorded this from the front yard using my phone. I documented my Hallowindow setup last year, and used the exact same configuration this year.

The kids walked the streets for about an hour before we piled in the car to stop by a few family houses. Like always the kids made out like bandits. Mason seemed largely disinterested in his candy haul this year (he’s already tried to give it all away to Morgan a couple of times) so this might be his last year to trick-or-treat. Morgan on the other hand was still sitting in the living room floor counting and sorting her bounty into piles when I fell asleep in the recliner.

Another thing I did this year for Halloween was watched and reviewed a bunch of Halloween movies. I started with the letter A and made it all the way through T. Here is a list of all the movies I watched and reviewed this month:

Alligator (1980)
Black Christmas (1974)
Child’s Play (1988)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Evil Dead (2013)
Flesh Eaters from Outer Space (2005)
Ghoulies (1984)
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
Idle Hands (1999)
Jack Frost (1997)
Kottentail (2007)
Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane, The (1976)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Nightmares (1983)
Omen, The (1976)
Poltergeist (1982)
Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
Ricky 6 (2000)
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974)

If you click on this link you can find all of them. They were all also placed in the WordPress category MOVIES, so you can see them all there as well.

I ran out of time before I ran out of movies. The ones I didn’t get to were Unlucky Charms, VHS, WNUF, Xtro, Yellowbrickroad, and Zombie Cheerleading Camp. I still want to watch WNUF, but the others will probably wait until next year. For now, the blog returns to non-Halloween posts.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween this year!

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