Monday, October 31, 2011


Bloodcount: I am a vampire!
Bugs: Oh, yeah? Well, abacadabra! I'm an umpire!

Cocaine Princess here.

I love Halloween! How can anyone not love this day? For me October 31st and Christmas are the only time out of the year where I get to feel like a little girl again. Decorations went up the same time as Harvest including the skeleton wrapped in chains that's attached to the lamp post, the severed hand covered in blood that's firmly planted in the urn on the porch and of course the gigantic lighted plastic pumpkin sitting in the middle of our front lawn that glows brightly with the flick of a switch.

I'm not sure what's more fun? The days leading up to Halloween or Halloween itself? The entire month of October has made me giddy with excitement. One thing I love doing this time of year is scaring myself silly by watching horror movies that have invaded the airwaves during these last few weeks. We all have that one favorite horror movie that regardless of how many times we may have seen it and even though we know precisely what's going to happen next, it still can make the hair on the back of our neck stand up and make us want to scream out~loud.

Last week I saw 2 awesome horror movies:

From the creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity, "Insidious" is a story that centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension.

An ominous-looking small boy  stares at the viewer as the credits are listed below.

"Insidious" isn't filled with blood or gore but instead with scenes that will "scare the crap out of you." It's like being in a haunted house-- you feel your muscles get tense, you breath a little faster as your heart races not knowing what's lurking around the corner. I haven't been left this scared since watching "The Strangers." My only mistake was watching it at night. If you love horror movies you'll definitely enjoy this one.

I'm a fan of HBO's True Blood Anna Paquin but had no idea she made a film in 2007 called "Trick 'r Treat."

"Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater."

I loved this film! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with this one. This DVD is now on my "Movies I Must Watch On Every Halloween" list.

Of course one can't write about Halloween without mentioning chocolates. The bite sized chocolates are the best. I recently came across this bag full of heaven.

We bought a few bags including one for the pantry. Ohhh baby! Do you have any idea how hard it is to find Baby Ruth here? Hmm, I wonder how many bite sized Baby Ruth I would have to eat in order for it to equal one whole chocolate bar? Unless I enter The Twilight Zone I won't be finding out anytime soon. 

While I'm on the subject of Halloween treats, I'll never understood why some folks give out "healthy snacks" on Halloween: raisins, fruit related items and even frigging dental floss. Hmm, I wonder if these are people who think going to the dentist is considered a good time? Good grief, tell me what little child enjoys receiving that?! If any of you insist on handing out the above mentioned items then you are begging and most certainly deserve getting your windows egged and your house toilet papered. You've been warned.

As soon as the sun sets tonight the neighborhood will be flooded with children in costumes darting from one house to the next and I'll be on candy dispensing duty. I'm looking forward to see what the little ones will be wearing. According to my sister {as told by her students} the most popular costume this year is anything zombie related and for us that even includes a zombie hockey player after all we are a hockey nation. 

One thing I find interesting is when we are young we love Halloween but then during our teen years {I wasn't one of them} Halloween suddenly isn't cool anymore but when we turn into adults that thrill of Halloween we felt when we were young returns back to us. With that being said it's not like we don't get teens who come around trick or treating because we do, I just wish they'd put more imagination into their costumes. They're dressed in regular clothes and when I question "what they're suppose to be?" I always get the same answer: "I've decided to be myself for Halloween." Gee, how long did it take you to come up with that brilliant idea?

Of course there are some folks in this world who believe Halloween is evil and demonic and therefore it should not be celebrated. I have 3 little words for you folks: Get A Life. 

So my Lovely Ones, what are some of your favorite Halloween movies and candies?


My Loyal and Dear Readers,

Happy Halloween. May your Day Be A Bewitching One. Boo!~x

Cocaine Princess


Red Shoes said...

I LOVE this post!!!!

Especially the Wizard of Oz~reference one... 'if he only had a brain!!!!'


Of course, since I tend to spend a great deal of time in the gutter, I mis-read one of your sentences... I thought it said, "You bought a few bags of panties...", but alas, it said 'for the pantry...' :o(

I loved Hallowe'en SO much when i was a kid... I do love treating the lil demons and imps when they come to the door though!!!

Happy Hallowe'en to you!!!


Cocaine Princess said...

Red Shoes at 5:12,

Thank you so much.

Happy Halloween to you too!

P.S. Panties, Pantry- I can see how you confused the two.

Slyde said...

insidious rocked!

and 2 pts to you for liking trick or treat. I saw it last year, and thought it was an awesome throwback to old 80's slasher movies...