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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2017, 07:41:49 PM »
I'm spending the month watching all my favorite creepy movies.  Watched "The Uninvited" with Ray Milland just the other day, and am now watching "The Haunting", the original one with Julie Harris and Claire Bloom.  I love Liam Neeson, but that remake he participated in was crap.

I've never seen the original. Might be why I thought the new one wasn't that bad?

Other than using the same character names, it was an entirely different movie and completely lacking in subtlety.  The original is excellent psychological horror, and faithful to Jackson's novel.
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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2017, 07:46:48 PM »
Jackson as in Shirley Jackson?
 

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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2017, 12:21:50 AM »
Just to clear things up a bit regarding the Christian holiday of Halloween/All Saints' Day. This is an example of Christians co-opting pagan celebrations as their own. Another is the Christian adoption of December 25 as a holy day. Christians also occasionally took pagan gods and goddesses and transformed them into Christian saints, as for instance St Brigid.

This practice of syncretism characterized the Christian church for much of its early history, and was a clever way of helping to consolidate the spread Christianity into pagan lands.

As for my personal celebration of October 31, I'll probably just have a wee dram of single malt.

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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2017, 09:20:33 AM »
My Halloween plans: call up some evil spirits with my Ouija board and then have an orgy with my BFFs.  And then we will take the kids trick or treating. And then maybe drink some alcohol and smoke some cigarettes.
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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2017, 04:32:47 PM »
Jackson as in Shirley Jackson?

That's the one.
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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 04:33:11 PM »
Vetrnaetr? I'd love to say that I'll be participating in or facilitating a proper feast and offering to Odin in the fields but it's on a weekday, Tyr's day to be exact.

I'll be in bed early to get up and tackle hump day at 0530.  It's also my first gym day of the week. So, I'll have to turn out the light and disappoint all the folks running around from house to house shaking them down for goodies.

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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2017, 04:33:48 PM »
My Halloween plans: call up some evil spirits with my Ouija board and then have an orgy with my BFFs.  And then we will take the kids trick or treating. And then maybe drink some alcohol and smoke some cigarettes.

Bring the kids around my place, I plan to enchant some apples.
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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2017, 05:01:37 PM »
My Halloween plans: call up some evil spirits with my Ouija board and then have an orgy with my BFFs.  And then we will take the kids trick or treating. And then maybe drink some alcohol and smoke some cigarettes.

Bring the kids around my place, I plan to enchant some apples.

Sounds wonderful.  :tellmemore:


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Re: What are you doing for Halloween?
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2017, 09:04:22 AM »
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