If you’re further up the age scale than my thirty-two years you’ll remember a time when nothing happened on Halloween. Despite being a celebration as old as Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and the rest October 31st was a wasted opportunity. It was super frustrating for the film fan, the one day of the year when a library of genres and sub-genres were going to waste, horror and thriller films stuck on the shelf with nary a pumpkin or polystyrene tombstone in sight.
There was a turning point though. In 1992 the BBC took a gamble on a prime time television "play” called Ghostwatch
. This brilliant mockumentary caused the sort of public stir not seen since Orson Welles scared America shitless with his War of the Worlds
radio play. Once the brouhaha had died down and people had time to change their underwear, busi
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