Saturday, October 29, 2011

Deck the Halls with Orange & Black

The first Halloween decorations went up in our household in late August. I’d like to take credit for the jump-start but it goes to my husband and his motion-activated spider with red-glowing eyes that dropped from the ceiling every time someone walked by. Yep, that got turned off pretty quickly.

Then came the indoor lights – multi-colored ghosts, orange pumpkins and spiders dangling in the dining nook. On Oct. 1, we put out the countdown calendar. You know, similar to the ones that lead up to Christmas? Ours moves an icon each day until the Great Pumpkin visits. By the time mid-October hit, the 20-foot tall Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas haunted the front lawn, and assorted other decorations hung around the house.

For my birthday on Oct. 12, one friend gave me a Worm’s Wart cookie jar, inspired by Sally’s in the above film, and two others joined together to gift a black Christmas tree with a dozen Nightmare bulbs.

What’s the spooky point? Can you tell that we like Halloween? So dish! Do you decorate? Do you turn the lights off and hide from trick-or-treaters? Do you throw mad raging parties? I’ve only been to a few in my lifetime. Maybe when the kids get older. (That’s what I keep telling myself.) Finding babysitters on “holiday” weekends, including Valentine’s Day, is a drag …

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The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf 2: Chains of Silver

Adopted at birth, Silver Ashe discovers her blood-brother Trevor Pack is a werewolf, with a vampire and witch for lovers. All her teachings about the evils of the paranormal Others come into question. She runs to a family friend, Nick, for help.

Nick Stake takes his hobby as a vampire hunter personally. He strives to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers. When his best friend’s “kid” sister comes to him for advice, Nick discovers Silver’s more than grown up. He battles his growing desire for Silver and blindly holds true to his convictions.

Once Silver reaches her sexual maturity, she’ll inherit her full genetic heritage and turn into a werewolf. When death comes calling, Silver and Nick must face their darkest fears in order to break free from the chains that bind.

Happy Halloween!

Louisa Bacio


Jean P said...

I admire people who go all out with Halloween decorating, we are pretty boring in our house, we just hand out candy.

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Na said...

Some of the houses in my area look amazing. It's what I like about Halloween seeing people go all out unlike my house which is pretty boring ;)

Louisa Bacio said...

There's always time to start! Just get one thing a year ... and soon enough! Boom! lol. We don't go all "haunted house." We have a few of those in our neighborhood, too. One street over, they blast the scary music and strobe light outside on Halloween!