Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween-town....?

The title of this post refers to my wife's favorite Halloween themed movie....right up there with Hocus Pocus.

As for me, I'm more partial to the old Universal Monster films like Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolfman, and Boris Karloff's Frankenstein.

Needless to say, we both enjoy the fun that Halloween can bring and, since this is our first year in an honest-to-gosh home and not a gated community rental, we decided to take advantage. The neighbors have told us that tons of kids prowl this small neighborhood in search of sugary sweets so, while it's not quite Halloweentown,  we have to be ready.

To that point:

Multiple (at least 10) bags of candy have been bought and prepared.

We have the porch all ghastly and spooky....in a disco sort of way....

The ghost looks he's doing The Hustle

The projector to run old Halloween movies (such as the above mentioned Halloween Town, Hotel Transylvania and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein....my pick, of course) has been purchased and tested on our makeshift screen. We plan on hanging the screen in front of the garage so kids coming up the driveway will get the best view.

The fog machine to put behind the projector screen, for that added bit of eeriness, has been purchased....still needs testing.

We even put our front yard palm and oak trees to work...

I told my wife's sisters "My wife's sister ran into the tree.." I'll let them decide which witch is which :)





We'll see if Bartlebee's arms make it another week



































The guy up the street has his place decked out to the hilt. It looks very cool and I'll try to snap a picture tonight if I get a chance. There's no way we can 'compete' (meant in the most good natured way possible, of course) this year....but there's always.....next year. <insert Vincent Price laughter here>

So, what sort of decorations, if any, do you like to put up on Halloween? Do you get lots of 'trick or treaters'? If not, does that bother you?

More updates to come......hopefully <again, insert Vincent Price laughter here>




4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Halloween at the disco!
Hope you don't get so many kids that there isn't some candy left over.
We don't decorate or anything, but we usually get a few kids.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats on the house! That is great! There us nothing like your own home to do as you please ESPECIALLY during all the holidays, and Halloween is a great kick start.

You decorations are GREAT! The kids will love them!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Julie Flanders said...

Great decorations! I miss giving out candy on Halloween - I live in a condo with a security door so kids never come around. Hope you guys have fun!

Misha Gericke said...

Playing horror movies is a great idea! I hope you had fun on Halloween. :-)

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