There are two very different approaches to the modern day, America-centric concept of Halloween. There’s the cute, family friendly, arts ‘n crafts, bobbing for apples Halloween – what I call Better Homes & Gardens Halloween – and the gory, pitch black, acknowledging-its-Pagan-origins “goth” Halloween. The small area where those two pictures overlap is what I consider the purest essence of Halloween.
Halloween is playful, but mischievous. It’s fun, but macabre. It’s darkly comic. Like the best commercial haunted houses, it scares you, then makes you laugh. I Remember Halloween is a tribute to that essence.Bonfires burning bright pumpkin faces in the night I remember Halloween dead cats hanging from poles the dead are out in droves I remember Halloween Brown leaf vertigo where skeletal life is known I remember Halloween this day anything goes burning bodies hanging from poles I remember Halloween Candy apples and razor blades little dead are soon in graves I remember Halloween this day anything goes burning bodies hanging from poles I remember Halloween
The Misfits – Halloween