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Celebrate Halloween


Fall is upon us and you know what that means. Cool crisp weather, warm soft sweaters and the countdown to HALLOWEEN! It’s my second favorite holiday and for a lot of reasons, including decorations, food and that the weather changes to get a bit chillier. Steve and I hope you will join us and celebrate this “spooky time” of the year. Zombies, monsters and goblins are invading this blog, so have a peek of what you can expect from the frightfully fun and recently transformed entry.


Hello Everyone. Since October is almost over, come and celebrate with me this upcoming holiday. Now take some time to look around because there is all sorts of things for Halloween. So let’s cut to the chase and get into the spirit. Halloween is that time of year when you can dress up in a costume, eat treats, be scared and have a blast doing it all. No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a spook-tacular time!


HALLOWEEN SPIRITHalloween decorations are everywhere and it makes such a wonderful scene.
The children are all out trick or treating because it’s the spirit of Halloween.
For kids of all ages, it’s a night of delight, it’s not evil and there is no reason to fear it.
Costumes and candies makes it a lot of fun because it’s the wonderful Halloween Spirit.


Ever wonder how the tradition of trick or treating began? Our Halloween traditions date all the way back to the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France. Every November 1st, they celebrated the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year.


HALLOWEEN TOWNGhosts, goblins, witches, bats and creepy things abound,
you can find them all on Halloween night lurking in Halloween Town.
All the inhabitants of Halloween Town want to hear you scream,
they want you to have an eerie night and a Happy Halloween.


Witches and other evil spirits were believed to roam the earth on the night of November 1st, playing tricks on human beings to mark the dark and cold season ahead. To celebrate, the Celts lit fires and traded sweet foods. Many people disguised themselves as roaming spirits! Today, some 2,000 years later, the tradition of dressing up in a costume and collecting candy lives on in the form of trick or treating, a favorite Halloween tradition!


It is a time of harvest, of gathering; for nature, a time of sowing and scattering abroad. The fields are ripe with spendthrift gold at Pumpkin Corner. The wind whispers its music in the corn fields, the pumpkin patches are ready for their autumn ritual, the season calls out at Pumpkin Corner.


The day is often associated with the colors black and orange and is strongly associated with symbols like the Jack-O-Lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films.


At this Halloween homestead there is nothing scary nor anyone cold and callous. Everyone here would like to extend a welcome to the Pumpkin House. So please, come around for a trick or treat, do not be afraid to come in, all are welcome this Shocktober to the House of the Pumpkin.


A Jack-O-Lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or Jack-O-Lantern. In a Jack-O-Lantern, typically the top is cut off and the inside flesh then scooped out. An image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface and the lid replaced.
This Halloween Eve, there is no need for concern,
they’re just having a howl, the Jack-O-Lanterns.
Soon they’ll go back to their pumpkin patch but don’t worry they will return,
each and every Halloween, you’ll see the Jack-O-Lanterns.


Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st. It has roots in the Gaelic festival of “Samhain” and the Christian “Holy Day of All Saints”. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Irelands Great Famine of the 1840s. Witches are one of the most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. The word Witch actually is derived from the word “Wicca” meaning “Wise One”. Certainly once considered wise and a knowledgeable resource during trying times, witches were now considered to be something to be absolutely feared and avoided. Today’s witch costumes have taken a wide and varied turn and not many women will choose to dress up as the ugly, old and haggard beings that are thought of in the myths and legends of yesteryear. Modern women like the idea of being a character that is both mystical and magical.


FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLEDouble, double, toil and trouble,
fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Double, double, toil and trouble,
something wicked this way comes.
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind worm’s sting,
lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing.


A ghost has been defined as the disembodied spirit or soul of a deceased person, although in popular usage, the term refers only to the apparition of such a person. Often described as immaterial and partly transparent, ghosts are reported to haunt particular locations or people that they were associated with in life or at time of death.
Within the compound of the camp, everything is as it should be
but when they step outside the camp, then there is something you must see.
For then it is that they become the phantoms cold and damp,
this is the place of the undead, the chilling and terrifying Ghost Camp!
So, if you are ever near Ghost Camp, don’t enter, please beware!
Some things are better left alone, stay away and please take care!


REST IN PEACE PARTYOn Halloween Eve in the graveyard, all are invited, don’t be tardy!
We’ll have a howl and toast the dead at the horrifying Rest in Peace Party.
So join the party if you dare, all will rest in peace
but if you come, please be aware that you must be deceased!


SKULL SOUPIt’s made of bat and eye of newt and lots of gooey goop,
it will enchant you and put a spell on you, this Halloween Skull Soup!
So, if you are looking for a recipe that will knock you for a loop,
then you must try the Witch’s brew, the Halloween Skull Soup.


GRIM REAPER GRAVEYARDThe Reaper arises on All Hallow’s Eve, beware, be on your guard!
He wants to drag you down into his pit, into the wicked Grim Reaper Graveyard!
So, if you see him on Halloween Eve, you had better start running hard,
for if he catches you, you won’t stand a chance in the unholy Grim Reaper Graveyard!


Up from the depths of the Den of Pain, from the bottom of the Devil’s Well,
comes the Beast that is feared by all, the Devil Cat from Hell!
Once a year on Halloween Eve, all the stories foretell,
of the Beast that will rise to terrify all, the Devil Cat from Hell


Now get into the spirit and watch this video. Believe me, it will get you in the mood for a night of tricks and treats. Especially the treats. I think I may have to run out and buy some more candies and chocolate. Hmm, I love Halloween!!!


Come and look at Steve like you’ve never seen him before…


Created at Renderforest and uploaded from Vimeo
Music: Epic Journey To Hell by Jonathan Wright
Hand-drawing Caricature at: OSOQ – Caricature Cartoon Design


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Halloween Scary Night


Come and join Steve for this special event. There will be a costume contest, door prizes, ghoulish games and frightening food. It will be freaky fun, so don’t miss it. You can still get your tickets at Boopin’ ‘N’ ‘Boogyin’.


2ll Bronson Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6H5, Canada



Created at Renderforest and uploaded from Vimeo
Music: Halloween Night (Default Music)


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Halloween Dark Days



Have you ever seen the Halloween Movies? Well, in the late 1970’s, the horror films was in a state of despair until such classics as The Exorcist, Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Halloween hit the market and then it seemed the horror films had finally met its maker. I can never forget the first time I saw this horrifying flick back in 1978, the story of an escaped homicidal maniac who terrorizes teenage babysitter in a very peaceful suburban neighborhood. Halloween is a night where all the souls are let out to wreak havoc on the living and then, John Carpenter and Debra Hill (1950 – 2005) came up with the story about the most evil kid who ever lived, in a town with a very dark secret and that is definitely what made HALLOWEEN movie work.


I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes; the devil’s eyes… I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.
Michael Myers former psychiatrist Dr. Samual Loomis, brilliantly played by Donald Pleasence (1919 – 1995). This is his description of a young Michael, inspired by John Carpenter’s experience with a real life mental patient.


Do you know where Michael Myers’ mask came from? This is very interesting. In the script, John Carpenter describes the mask as having “the pale, neutral features of a man weirdly distorted by rubber“. So what he did was sending Tommy Lee Wallace, an old friend of his, who was initially signed on as the Production Designer, scurrying to secure an appropriate mask. He eventually found one of Burt Wheeler’s Magic Shop, which is a small prop store on Hollywood Boulevard. It was a William Shatner novelty mask.


What he did to it is quite amazing. Mr. Wallace widened the eyeholes, removed the eyebrows and sideburns, made the hair look weirder and spray-painted the flesh a bluish white. Believe me, after he got through with it, the mask was spooky looking and didn’t even have a slight resemblance to William Shatner.


Michael Myers New Look! Hmm, pretty much like you would expect him to look. What do you think?
With over nine different film versions of the mask to choose from, Rob Zombie’s Halloween Movie had a new look. It is dirty, slashed and disgustingly realistic. To me, the HALLOWEEN FILMS are the most influencial horror series in the history of cinema. It began in 1978 and it’s still going on strong. If you want to watch a decent slasher series, I have to say that it’s Halloween all the way!


New Halloween Film, “Halloween Dark Days” and this is Steve auditioning for the part of Michael Myers.
There are many faces of Michael Myers but this time, it could have been someone we know. Steve auditioned for the pure evil character and he was very serious about getting into the character for the audition. It would have been nice to see him as Michael Myers, so he could invade Halloween Horror Nights. These Slasher Films has never been my favorites, except for the “Halloween Franchise” and knowing that Steve could have been part of it, would have been even more special to me.


I remember in November of 2014 was when Steve received the exciting news that he got the part for the film. I was so proud of him and I still am because I know how hard he worked to get the part. Steve is the kind of person that will not do what’s easiest. We all know that hard work pays off and my nephew is the perfect proof of that.


These pictures in the video with various masks are from a reel that was done of Steve auditioning for the part.


Created at Renderforest and uploaded from Vimeo
Music: The “Theme Music” from the original Halloween movie by John Carpenter (Google Play | iTunes)


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