Friday, October 31, 2008



You know my favorite part of Halloween? All the good TV. I'm not usually a TV junkie, but during October, I scour the tube for scary movies, great documentaries, and specials.

I spent most of last night watching Biography Channel and the History Channel. There were biographies of Bram Stoker, a look back at the Salem Witch Trials, and other good spooky stuff.

Today I woke up to an all-day marathon of one of my favorite horrible shows, Ghost Hunters!!!! And tonight there's a 7-hour live investigation airing on the Sci-Fi channel. I'll watch whatever's leftover after our trick-or-treaters make the rounds.

Yesterday Netflix sent me a bit of good Halloween programming: Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This is the first I've seen of Sweeney Todd (I know I'm way behind the curve), and I looooove it so far. LOVE. I got sleepy and didn't get to finish, but I'm sure I'll finish it off here in a little while.

I'm costumeless this year, unless I pose as a "nutty professor," but that's everyday really. My mom, the city secretary here in our hometown, is dressed as a "Cereal Killer" today. She left the house adorned with ripped and stabbed miniature cereal boxes (blood drawn on), she dotted her face and mouth with fake blood, and she's got a costume bloody knife in her pocket to wield all day. The court clerk in the office dressed as a dead runaway bride: wedding garb complete with veil, tennis shoes, and a painted dead face. They're having a big time while I'm still in my pjs lazing around with Daisy.

I think I'll go prep the candy bowl soon so I can dip into it on and off all day.

I hope you all have a great day and night! I'll try to gather some pics of the Halloweeny goings-on here tonight.


  1. I'm going to be dressed as a fencer, but that doesn't really have anything to do with Halloween.

  2. Oooohhhh I loved Sweeney Todd. We saw it in the theaters and just got it on Bluray. I had Joanna's song in my head the whole day after we watched again.

    I'm the "crazy mom" in the tee-shirt and jeans with a little lion on my hip and the purple fairy in my wake. ;)

  3. We just finished our (third grade) room party which was fun, BUT...I'm going home to take a couple of Excedrins. Thanks for hints on what to watch tonight; I'm always clueless about TV.

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Dashing indeed, Stu!

    Heatheroo, is our purple fairy all ready to go?? And I'm sure the lion will be ferocious.

    Bellezza, you are a better woman than I. When I was teaching high school parties were exhausting. Enjoy those Excedrin.

  5. I am a HUGE Ghost Hunters fan but this live show is a bit boring right now. I want to go on a real ghost hunt myself. I love the paranormal!

  6. Tammy, yep, I'm pretty bored by it, too! I prefer the edited, hour-long version. hehe

  7. Great pumpkin! sounds like you have a terrific roster of Halloweenie viewing! :-)

  8. Marie, it was excellent Halloween viewing. I finished up Sweeney Todd today, and it was superlative!

  9. I still haven't seen Sweeney Todd, it's on my list, it just hasn't been sent out yet (boo) By Halloween night I managed to come down with a horrific cold and was in bed by 8:30, so I missed all the good stuff. I'm still not feeling well :(

  10. Aww, I hope you're feeling tip top again soon, Michelle. Sweeney Todd was just brilliant. I have no doubt I'll buy it to add to the permanent collection.

  11. Oh, man! I'd love to see a picture of your mom's costume. What a great idea!

  12. Les, she was pretty darn cute. You'd be amazed how many people TOTALLY didn't get the costume. Oy!


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