Tis the Season, This is Halloween Open Thread

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  1. lyn says:

    I’m watching Christmas movies on Netflix.

  2. lyn says:

    Democrats and their spam media can spin until their heads come off.

  3. Dora says:

    Remember This? 🙂

  4. Dora says:

    Just one more. 🙂

  5. Miranda says:

    Scariest movie I ever saw: Blair Witch Project. Yes, I bought the hype. Yes, that movie scared the crap out of me.

    Scariest book: Dreadful Skin by Cherie Priest.

    If anyone still has Netflix, the documentary on haunted attractions is pretty cool. I feel that one guy should really be checked out by the FBI.

    • elliesmom says:

      I haven’t had a really good scare as an adult, but as a kid the scariest movie I ever saw was “The Uninvited” with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey. It was scary because it was believable. No wild special effects. Just a really good ghost story.

    • Somebody says:

      The scariest movie I saw was the original “When a Stranger calls”, because that evening I had my 1st babysitting job. The man I babysat for was an electrical engineer, he had his house rigged in the 70’s like a smart home. Lights go on and off, TV’s on and off, the fucking blender went on and off, stereo on and off 😲 This was their first time out without the kids he forgot to disable the “smart home” stuff he had rigged.

      Meanwhile, the friends I went to school with had a British neighbor calling and terrorizing me….ring, ring, have you checked the children? I want your blood all over me…..😱😱😱 I called my dad, he came and sat with me with a gun in the hallway between the two little girls bedrooms until the parents returned. Even when dad answered the phone they kept calling back.

      It wasn’t so much the movie as the babysitting job 😂 Beyond that the Exorcist probably or Jaws since I live at beach…..movies or books saw them and read them.

    • John Denney says:

      Scariest movie as a kid was “Darby O’Gill and The Little People”, which, BTW, was Sean Connery’s first movie. The banshee scene was terrifying!

      Scary book experience: On military duty in the middle of the night, alone in a cinder block building 10 miles back in the woods of the Florida panhandle, I was in the middle of reading The Exorcist, in a thunderstorm, when a lightning bolt struck just outside the heavy steel military doors with the wire reinforced glass panes and pneumatic closures that were just 20 feet from where I was sitting. It blew both doors open, and a cloud of smoke came rolling in.
      Yeah, that was creepy.

  6. helenk3 says:

    the scariest movie I ever saw was The Bedford Incident. scary because it could happen

    • helenk3 says:

      step by step

      • Anthony says:

        Trying so hard not to hate. To be civil. To be the better person.

        Never mind. I can’t WAIT unti Brennan’s bitch ass gets locked up! I feel like I died and went to gay heaven. Or won Lotto. Or died, went to gay heaven AND won Lotto.

      • swanspirit says:

        I hope some people are shaking in their shoes, and others are shopping for Depends. I doubt, the Obamas will spend a nanosecond incarcerated, but it would make me happy to see their reputation deeply and irretrievably tarnished.

        • Mothy67 says:

          You are much kinder than I. I want to make popcorn and watch several bleed out from paper cuts. Hillary first.

          • lateblum says:

            No. Obama first followed by Hillary followed by Brennan, Clapper, Comey.

          • Mothy67 says:

            I have a much bigger problem with killary than obama. I knew what zero was from day one. The hildebitch lied to me and I fell for it. I seethe when I think about 2008. She begged us to help her. I did all I could and two months later she caved. One thing I will never forget. Trans was not a big deal in 2008. There was a pronoun unknown person waiting for the butcher from Arkansas. She/he had roses. I saw hillary’s face right after shim handed her the flowers. It was mocking and cruel. It was St Patrick’s Day. Those of us supporting that scrunt where there at 5 am. The trans person was so excited. I am not the most giving person but I am not cruel. All she had to do was say thank you. I think mean people have limited imaginations. She was a bitch. I was stunned. If you want to know if a guy or a girl is a decent person go out to dinner in a diner with them. See how they respond to an over worked middle aged woman with a pencil behind her ear. I have not been shocked at all about Robert De Niro. He was an alarmingly rude person person to me. In my experience most celebrities are very decent. You sometimes need to give them a reminder. Linda Lavin was doing Ann Frank. She only smoked one cigarette after dinner. Every day she would ask me for a Marlboro Light. You could still smoke inside in New York in 1999. I became tired of her asking everyday. I said why don’t you buy a carton and I will mete them out . She came in the next day with 20 cartons. I worked in some of Manhattan’s most trendy eateries De Niro and Christy Turlington are the worst people I have ever met. He is so tacky. He came into Boulley one night and demanded a table. There were no tables. I could not do anything to seat him. The Cardinal and a bishop had come in earlier. There was no physical table to give him. Boulley had gotten four stars. We always kept a few tables for the monied. The highest ranking Catholic came in that night. There were no tables. I could do nothing. He screamed at me and called me all sorts of pretty names. I said dude bring it. He cowered.
            Other end of the spectrum. I was working at this family style place on the Upper West Side. Kelly Ripa came in. We were kicking back the free desert wine. I think we had killed a few bottles. I said fuck me I have to clear that table. I was drunk. Kelli said hold my beer. We both got fired

        • swanspirit says:

          I WOULD LOVE to see the f’ing traitor Obamas behind bars for the rest of their lives. At the very least the fashion police should have arrested Mooch long ago. But I just doubt that will happen. But if it does, I will be more than happy to break out the champagne!!!

  7. elliesmom says:

    Halloween has been a lot of fun in my neighborhood, but at our informal HOA gathering to open the dam and get the beaches ready for winter it came up that maybe we should make this the last year we support trick or treating in the neighborhood. There are about 25 or kids that live in the 2 mile loop I walk Ellie everyday, but that loop gets about 100 trick or treaters. The people who live here haven’t minded in the past, but the “New Rulz” are getting a bit much. So I’ve spent the last week reading the things that have made their way to my FB page.

    1. I’m not supposed to expect any social interaction with the kids when they come to the door. I cannot ask them to say “trick or treat” or anything else to get candy from me. I’m just supposed to see them standing there and give them a treat.
    2. I am supposed to have choices available that include things that are nut-free and gluten-free, but it cannot be apples or raisins or anything that isn’t candy. Halloween is about getting candy.
    3. I cannot comment on anyone’s costume. There may be kids within earshot whose parents cannot afford a good costume.
    4. I must secure my pets out of sight of my door. There may be kids who have been traumatized by a dog.
    5. I must not treat teenagers any differently than I do the little kids. We should be glad to see them still doing little kid things. (There goes my “Let’s Make a Deal” to get their Almond Joy bars.)
    6. I should have a few spare can goods around in case adults who need food show up at my door asking for food.

    I don’t know if my neighbors are seeing the same things I’m seeing, but given what they were saying last Sunday, I suspect they are. One of the local churches runs a “trunk or treat” in their parking lot on Halloween, and my neighbors are thinking about posting a sign at the beginning of the loop road next year saying anyone from outside the neighborhood should go there instead.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      How to Ruin Hallowe’en for Dummies.

    • swanspirit says:

      Heaven forbid, children should experience life! Jeez Louise!

    • Mothy67 says:

      I live at the bottom of a big hill. I might get 15 or 200 hundred. It depends on th weather and if kids turn up my block. I buy full size treats. I would gladly pay 100 for a school dance. It would be cheaper. Candy is not cheap. I am so praying the delinquents shun the almond joy. I have a box of 45. I love almond joy. I never actually buy it. I will eat all 45 if no kids come by.

      • elliesmom says:

        I don’t buy Almond Joy bars because I love them too much. But if a middle school age or older kid comes along and seems outgoing and friendly, I start a game of “Let’s Make a Deal”. I’ll give you what’s in this treat bag for your Almond Joy bars.” It’s always a good deal for the kid in terms of the amount of candy they get in return, and since Almond Joy bars are more of an adult taste than a kid’s, they usually get something they like better. Of course, if Almond Joy bars are their favorite, too, they can decline to play. There’s always a lot of laughter because who knows what I might have put in the bag? They could be getting a can of peas.

      • SHV says:

        “I live at the bottom of a big hill. ”
        I live at the top of a hill, never had anyone of any ages how up in nine years.

    • Anthony says:

      #6 has me flummoxed. Do adults really show up asking for food?

      • elliesmom says:

        I haven’t had any adults at this house, but I did get a few at our old house. I’m pulling these “New Rulz” from my FB feed, and some of my FB friends are my old neighbors.

    • 1539days says:

      The “good” costumes are usually well made or creative and not expensive. This is more to protect the lazy parents who bought a costume off the rack.

  8. Dora says:

    The scariest movie for me was “Trilogy of Terror” with Karen Black. Especially the third story about the doll.

    If you’ve never seen it, keep your eye out.

    It was a TV movie.

  9. Mothy67 says:

    I think you might be more bat shit crazy than me. I will never buy myself Almond Joy. I just can’t. I think its because it is my favorite. I am Irish Catholic. I sometimes go full Tori Amos-
    I gotta have my suffering
    So that I can have my cross
    I did buy way more junk than i will ever pass out. I am hiding the Almond Joy. I hit a wall with my sister this year. I gave all I have to give. I moved her to South Carolina. She is Shays grandmother. She has cancer. I was there 100%. She tried to put her son back in Shay’s life. Not ever going to happen. He cannot stay out of prison. I have been with my brat for 13 years. I isn’t ( bad grammar is intentional)ever gonna sacrifice my baby girl because a sociopath needs section 8. No chance in hell. He failed the MMPI. My sister will sacrifice Shay for her useless son. I will not. I am not her dad. I believe in her. My nephew is not a good man. His last girlfriend has no front teeth. He knocked them out. She sucks dick to buy heroin. My nephew the brat’s dad shot her up so she would be dependent. We spent hundreds of thousands trying to protect Shayla. We won it took years and a lot of money. My sister thinks her son should have full access to the brat. I am tired. I tried to help. I cannot change anyone. I want to take a box of almond joy and curl up watching Shelley Winters pass. She does the best death scenes. The Poseiden Adventure??? a Place in the Sun!!!!!

  10. lyn says:

    • lateblum says:

      The people of this nation should sue Adam Schiff for fraud and mental anguish and cruelty and then throw him in prison for a very long time.

  11. helenk3 says:

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  14. lateblum says:

    From Matt Taibbi about James Clapper and his loyalty to BHO and bronco’s administration . . .

  15. lateblum says:

    About the consistent message PDJT has sent over the years:

  16. swanspirit says:

    Fuckerberg strikes again. I am back in Fuckbook gulag. Can’t share, or post, but can comment and read. I must be either flagged, or hitting some algorithm, or both.

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    • Somebody says:

      I hope this is not the case and this is just rumor and conspiracy. However, my mind immediately went to my state of FL under Jeb we had problems with losing foster children 🤔

  21. Dora says:

    Another very scary movie that I remember seeing when I was younger.

    It’s showing on TCM today if anyone is interested.

    I’m not sure if it will effect me the same way now, but I’ll probably give it a try.


    • Mothy67 says:

      When a Stranger Calls scared the hell out of me and I loved the first Scream and Serial Mom is classic. Scream 2 is good for the scene when Jackie from Roseanne blames tv and movies for her kid being a psychopathic mass murderer “I was a good mother”
      I saw IT two years ago. I was not impressed. I think older horror films had an element of suspense that the modern version has replaced with gore. So graphic but lacking in suspense. Laurie Strode hiding in a closet using a wire hanger to fight off Michael Myers had almost no special effects but it was chilling. Today they do gross for the sake of being gross. I loved horror movies when I was a kid. There are six girls scattered around my living room right now. They were going to watch horror films. No one can stay off her iPhone long enough to become absorbed by a movie. They literally text each other across the room.

      • Dora says:

        I saw “When a Stranger Calls” but not the other ones. It was pretty scary.

        If I remember correctly, ‘Stranger’ was based on a true story. Something like “The Amityville Horror”, which was also pretty frightening.

    • DeniseVB says:

      TCM ran a Godzilla (and other Japanese monsters) marathon last night. We kept flipping to during World Series commercials. I forgot how bad they were, but so fun to watch. 😛

    • lateblum says:

      I remember seeing “The Haunting”. It was accidental. I don’t usually see “horror” movies. “Psycho” scared me but I was a young girl. “Exorcist” and “Jaws” did as well. Haven’t seen that type of movie in years. I don’t regret it, either. I live alone in a bu8lding with a crazy person across the hall from me. That’s scary enough. 😉

  22. DeniseVB says:

    A cartoon from 1929 !

  23. DeniseVB says:

    • Constance says:

      Really the election 2020 ads write themselves. Pictures of the various Progressive run cities and their homeless garbage and sewage with oppressive music in the background and a voice reading all the issues the Progressive house has failed to deal with. You could even contrast with some ads showing Republican run cities looking clean and a voice simply stating their best ideas and hopes for the future.

  24. helenk3 says:


    this makes sense. now I understand why they went after a man who served his country for 30 years. he was going to shed light on their shannigans

    • elliesmom says:

      “The soft bigotry of low expectations”

      • SHV says:

        One of Michael Gerson’s better known “speech writer” lines, the other, “Axis of Evil”. It may have been a throw away line for Bush but, IMO, the concept is quite profound. The latest example is the current trend of “equitymath” and the idea that White man’s math is a means of repression for POC, especially African Americans.

        • elliesmom says:

          One of the things you come to recognize as a teacher is that it’s a rare student who exceeds expectations. They exist, but most kids do only what’s expected- or less. When setting high expectations is racist, then most kids get cheated out of the opportunity to excel at something. All of them regardless of their skin color because the bar gets lowered for everybody. It’s always easier to accept less from a kid than to demand more after expectations have been set.

    • swanspirit says:

      I am shocked, I tell you, just shocked 😲 that it has taken this long for proof to come out that He was lying through his false teeth. I expect more as time goes on.

  25. John Denney says:

    Went to a Halloween party tonight at a private residence that had a live band. The band’s lead singer/guitarist is a karaoke friend who does background vocals for me on some songs. 🙂

    I went as Black Panther as The Cat In The Hat. 🙂

    Full body, padded muscle Black Panther suit with mask that I bought at a costume shop, but with a red ribbon around my neck and a red and white striped Cat In The Hat hat.

    White guy does blackface (Black Panther) doing black cat in whiteface (The Cat In The Hat is a black cat with a white face), only without the white face.

    I’m so confused. %-)

    But I danced all night. 🙂

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