It’s that time of year again! I don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone that Halloween is my favorite holiday. Sure, Hanukkah has presents and Valentine’s Day is romantic, but come on. Halloween is all about ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! It’s the one day of the year when everyone loves horror as much as I do all year ’round!
I’m a little bummed, though. I was too busy this October finishing up some writing projects and promoting Dying Is My Business to partake in any of my usual Halloween traditions. There was no visit to Blood Manor with my good friend David Wellington this year (the first year we’ve missed since we started going in 2006), no Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of Ghouls at St. John the Divine. I didn’t even have the time for my annual viewing of Ken Russell’s Gothic. (Oh my God, that Thomas Dolby soundtrack!)
Regardless, the big day is finally upon us! This evening, Alexa and I will be handing out candy to neighborhood kids with our friends Mark and Dalila in Kensington. I didn’t have time to put together a costume, and I don’t feel like wearing the werewolf costume I wore last time I did this, so I’ll just be wearing my devil horns. But who cares what I wear? Halloween is about getting to see everyone else’s costumes! And jack o’lanterns on doorsteps! And homes decorated as haunted houses!
It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!