A personal inventory resulted in the following conclusions:
1) I don’t like fun.
2) I don’t understand dressing up
3) I don’t like candy
Put these three things together and there’s only one conclusion to be reached. I don’t like Halloween. To be honest, I don’t even think it’s in my top 10. Think of 10 holidays… we’re getting into the territory of furniture sales and Canadian Thanksgiving.
Without going off the deep end into the role of various blends of horror in society, I’m just going to skim across the surface. From a mental perspective I’m more of the “go into dark places and poke and prod” than the effigy/simulacra/catharsis blend of horror. And for whatever reason, this makes me a little less inclined for the fun variety of horror.