Ah, Halloween. I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite times of the year. For one thing, it’s fall, and after what is usually a seemingly endless series of hot Texas days the weather finally turns cooler. Oh, and Candy Corn, lots of Candy Corn. Halloween is also a perfect excuse to read-up on old favorites like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, play old-school Castlevania games, and watch horror movies. My only real problem with the holiday is that it seems too short. It’s tough to hit all of those nostalgia buttons in a few short weeks (unlike Christmas, where that holiday is observed for nearly 120 days straight).
I remember trick-or-treating as all sorts of stuff growing-up: C3PO, Dracula, Captain N: The Game Master, Werewolf, and many others. More than anything, Halloween reminds me of a simpler time. OK, maybe it wasn’t always as rosy as I remember. I’m sure there were years I had some looming homework assignment or the hideous costume I really wanted was too dang expensive, but all-in-all I remember being a kid and letting my imagination run wild with thoughts of ghosts, vampires and all the things that go bump in the night!
So, to share that Halloween spirit here are some clips I hope you enjoy that get me in the Halloween mood.