Am I becoming a Halloweenie?

Over the past few years my thoughts on Halloween have been changing some.   When I was a kid I was a fan of the Halloween candy but somewhere along the line I just didn’t enjoy Halloween.   At one time I would even say I was ANTI HALLOWEEN!

But now I kind of enjoy Halloween time.  Why?  Ghoul 103.9   Several years ago we at KOOL thought it would be fun to supply the soundtrack for Halloween.   At 4pm the transformation begins and KOOL becomes Ghoul with 5 hours of music, comedy and sounds about all hallows eve.  As I started to put the show together I started to see the fun side of Halloween.   The costume are amazing especially the kids when they come by trick or treating.

I am not much on dressing for the Holiday but I did last year.  Dressing like a Pro Wrestler no speedo’s no Latex but a  Mask and  a Lucha Underground shirt and I was ready for trick or treaters.

One quick story from last year.  Some friends came by with their kids and I had just taken the mask off because it was HOT.  We let the kids have a little extra candy because they were so dang cute. The family left to visit more homes in the area and in about 15 minutes they were walking by our house once again.  I had put on the Mask again and said Hi to the family again.  The little toddler who I had been playing with a few minutes before was awestruck as I called out his name “PETER”

He knew my voice but now I had on the Mask.  Peter froze on the sidewalk and didn’t take his eyes off of me, He didn’t scream he just stared as I talked to him through the mask.  His look was priceless as I imagined his little mind trying to figure out who this was.  Yes it was Dave’s voice but Dave looked different.

It was one of the funniest things I had seen.  So I took off the mask and believe it or not Peter still had that look in his eye like “who is this dude”  “he gave me candy so he must be cool”

Here is a list of Halloween movies you might consider.  1st Scary movies.   I am not a fan of slasher movies and scary movies so I think I have only seen one on this list from Society19.com

Movies they recommend.  A quite place… Truth or dare…  Before I wake…. The 1st purge …Predator.

Now I have seen the original Predator with Arnold and Jesse the Body Ventura. I really liked it.  (I ain’t got time to bleed)

But there are also a lot of movies that are fun and scary , I call them Halloween lite.  Some movies you might consider.   Fright night…. The Adams family… The monster squad… Shaun of the dead… this movie has a cult following and I tried to watch it, notice the word tried…. Ghostbusters…. Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein and the one I have to watch every year is Young Frankenstein.   Honestly one of the best movies of any genre every made.

One other movie that you might consider is not really a scary or a funny Halloween movie but it is a Bio movie called ED WOOD.   Johnny Deep as a real life movie writer and director who was more than a little out there.  He was the king of the old B movies and directed what a lot of movie critics say is the ‘Worst movie ever made” Plan 9 from outer space.   As bad as Plan 9 was Ed Wood was the opposite.   This is one quirky movie that to me is a must see.   I would probably put it on a personal Top 10 list.

So as we get closer and closer to Halloween maybe I will try a few scary movies… Nah, but I will watch the fun ones.   Maybe I will become more of a Halloweenie

 

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