A few days ago at work a client had the TV on and they were talking about the scariest movies ever. I have never enjoyed being scared and I loathe scary movies. With one exception. The Shining. That is one messed up movie. Jack Nicholson is steller. I mean, it’s Jack. He is a brilliant actor. But he wasn’t scary in The Shining. He is just an asshole. Olive Oil is okay. She is tall and gangly and looking ever bit the part of Olive Oil.
Those twins. They are unnerving but you don’t see them much. I will admit to looking for them whenever I stay at a hotel. They are the reason I lock the door.
Am I a bad person for saying what I would do if he were my kid? If my kid started talking to his finger in that demon voice I would put him on Craigslist. You are damn rights Danny isn’t here Mrs. Torrance.
Anyway, I have absolutely nothing else going on in my life so I will repost my annual I Hate Halloween post.
Here it is. My deep dark secret. I know I will disappoint some of you. Some will despise me and never read my blog again but I must tell you the truth. I hate Halloween.
I hate everything about it. When my kids were small I dressed them up and took them out, hating it the entire time. Now that they are older I still hate it. Why? Here are some of the reasons.
My brother and his friends saw to it that I would be traumatized every Halloween by scaring me all throughout October. I would walk around in a perpetually terrified state knowing they were going to do something horrible. My adrenals were constantly on high alert. They told me every year that they were going to put Neet in my hair. I also hate loud noises so I hated the screechers and fire crackers. I hated going out into our rainy October nights. Once I went through a haunted house where a man in a coffin jumped out at me. I hated it because Ian J. won the prize for best costume every year. He dressed as the same robot every year. Tin foil on a cardboard box. Every year. I hate that Halloween scares animals. So, I hate it.
PS- Please keep loving me even though I hate Halloween. It is the only holiday I hate.