Finally it seems summer's grip is loosening. Autumn is here, and with it is coming one of our more popular traditions, Halloween.
I see that Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is returning with her Movie Macabre. That's cool. I always got a kick out of her. Well, that's just a personal observation. Lots of folks could probably care less. But Cassandra Peterson has been doing this Elvira thing for three decades and is pushing 60 herself. What can I say? The older I get the more attractive older women seem to become (I think she's hot out of character too).
Enough of that nonsense!
On a more serious note, I see that Halloween spending is expected to reach 5.8 billion bucks this season. Our ailing economy needs any shot in the arm it can get. Even here in the God-intoxicated Bible Belt Halloween is popular. A lot of Christians find creative ways of taking the "Devil's holiday" away from him. Usually this means a party with fun, games and lots of good food without any of the spooky elements.
Personally, I'm waiting for It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to make it's annual appearance. Not a bad way at all to burn half an hour.
Speaking of killing time in front of the tube, last summer I got a great price on the History Channel's Haunted History mega set on dvd. I will celebrate the season by watching these ghostly documentaries. I especially look forward to seeing again their excellent A Haunted History of Halloween.
Oh, and I plan on doing what I did last year here at my blog. Posting some of the spooky and unusual stories I've collected from people I know, and maybe a few of my own. Hey, it wouldn't be Halloween without ghost stories!