There’s lots to be scared about this Halloween no? At least here in America. A vast majority of US peeps are dukeing it out over which candidate they want for president. I’ve already voted and it wasn’t for either of the two headliners – I voted for real change based on facts, not on rhetoric. Thus anyone who thinks my vote was wasted because it wasn’t for their candidate deserves a slug in eye.
Then there’s a california issue called proposition 8 that is getting a lot of attention. The beauty of this is that many of the radio and advertisements for voting yes on prop 8 are playing the misrepresent the bill game. Painting it to be something about teaching gay marriage in schools. Reality is, it’s a way for some crafty religious zealots to remove gay’s right to marry and be miserable like hetero types. I voted no on prop 8. I’m not a huge proponent of marriage for anyone as it is, but since they have to the right to right now, by all means, let them marry. It’s not going to affect me.
Then there’s the financial meltdown. Has it hit bottom? Is it still on it’s way down? That is the crystal ball question.
On the brighter side, there is another new horror movie – actually two – that are opening today. I may very well hit the matinee on one of them, Splinter. That looks like a really fun B movie in the style of The Mist. The other is the Haunting of Molly Hartley, that I will likely attend tomorrow. Yes, I know that Halloween will be over by then. But I’ve got a party to attend this evening, then there’s talk of going to Santa Monica to watch the lunacy until the wee hours of the morning.
So I’ll leave you with one of the scariest themes of all time – Halloween. It’s instantly recognizable. It’s can instill fear in moments even without the images from the movies to go with it. That is why music is the greatest of all the fine arts. It’s so powerful on emotions without any visual stimulation and yet it can invoke powerful visual feel and memories at any time.
Have you not experienced the truth of Halloween? Do you not know this theme? Go now, rent the movie. Buy the music. We all need a little scare once in a while and what better day/night combo to have it on!