Nathan Hamilton, of the great Son of Celluloid, asked me to contribute to his annual "What Halloween Means To Me" theme this year for his blog. It's not exciting as you'd think. But both Nathan and I would appreciate it if you took the time to read my thoughts on this very topic. Thanks!
"So the question still stands: "What does Halloween mean to me?" Horror movies, simple as that. It's the one time of year where I'm not looked at as a freak for liking violent movies where masked killers butcher stupid victims for doing drugs, having sex, and being ignorant to the situation they're in. It's the one time of year where networks will unleashed all kinds of horror films on their networks, overwhelming me in multiple choices when it comes to what to watch. From classic Universal Monsters, to zombies, to Hitchcock, to slashers, to vampires, to werewolves, to everything in between - Halloween is the one time of year where I feel "normal" by those around me. Sure, some folks get my love for all things horror. But they are few-and-far between."