Another Not So Scary Halloween

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Oh man, it’s the time of year again! The world is slowing letting go of summer and the holiest season of our 365 days is fast approaching. . .  I’m talking Halloween people!

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I just got back from visiting one of the first mass chain Halloween stores to open in Hampton Roads. . .  Every year around this time these stores are filled with gruesome goodies for me to ohh and ahhh over. . . . or at least that used to be the case.

In recent years, it seems that the stores just get worse and worse. The amputated limbs look sadder and cheaper. The fake rats,and bats look more like rat fink cartoons. Over stylized to the point of having no style at all. The masks look as if they’re made out of latex about the same thickness of tissue paper. . . . . What happened?

Now, I know that some of it has to do with getting older and actually paying attention to the details of the crap around me, but that can’t be all of it. When I asked the manager of the store about their Halloween music, she handed me a CD of “Disco Party Classics” WTF?
I guess I should have known when I heard Ryan Seacrest’s radio show playing when I walked in. But still . . .
World, what has happened to us? Where has the style of Halloween gone?

There are now more isles in the store dedicated to “sexy shoes” then fake blood, masks and fog machines. This my friends is a tragedy, a travesty. . .  a bunch . . .  of . . . of . . bad stuff.

While, there are still a few small stores that carry nice artistic Halloween designs and items, they seem to be getting harder and harder to find. So, if you know of any in your area, please let Zombie Popcorn know. . .  and we will do like wise.

Best wishes for the upcoming Halloween Season. . . .  RIP?
-Paul

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