All Saints Day.
The day after Halloween.
Better known to myself as "deep sighing, depressing day."
The Halloween Season is over, but Halloween Addict will be cruising throughout the year with gift ideas for Halloween Addicts for the Christmas Season, reading lists, and other Halloween articles. Keep coming back!
I like to do a quick recap of the season with some of the cooler items.
What were my favorite things of the Halloween 2008 season?
Just a handful this year:
1) M&M's Sleepy Hollow commercial.
I've mentioned in past posts that I love that October TV because not only are you getting Halloween programming like Halloween specials, horror movies, and Halloween episodes, but you also get Halloween ADVERTISING.
I REALLY enjoyed M&Ms Halloween-themed commercial featuring the Headless Horseman. They ran it a lot during AMC's Fear Fest '08 and it kept me glued to the set instead of flipping or getting up to pee.
2) Halloween Giant Chewy Nerds
Whereas last year, my favorite candy were the Caramel Apple Sugar Babies... as they were nowhere to be found this year, they left mighty big shoes to fill.
Enter Mr. Willy Wonka. The king of all things candy.
Giant Chewy Nerds combine my love of jellybeans, my love of Nerds and Wonka candies, and my love of Halloween. It's as if Willy Wonka pointed Great Bambini-style at the heavens, and then hit an Oompa Loompa out into the stands.
The colors of purple and orange were not only part of the Halloween palette but also my two favorite flavors.
Also wonderful is that though these Halloween themed bags disappear, the candy itself has become popular enough to be able to be purchased at my local Target year-'round. No need to stock up.
I can't say enough good things about these.
I love them. I can't help but eat half a bag every time they're open.
3) Trick 'r Treat: The Unreleased Film
I had the absolute pleasure of seeing this film in an AintitCool.com organized screening on October 23rd. My review will be retro-posted soon on Halloween Addict because I want to really take time in writing how wonderful it is. What you need to know now?: It's a love letter to the Halloween season, 80s horror movies, Stephen King, anthologies like Creephsow, etc. etc. etc.
Again: I'll truly gush in my review to be posted soon. Write to Warner Bros. BEGGING them to release it in theaters and on DVD by October 2009.
That's it for this year. In hindsight, there weren't too many things that blew my doors in this year. But I know that these things happen in cycles and Halloween season '09 will be fantastic.