The verdict is in, at least one verdict is from MTV. The answer is something I’ve essentially known all along: it’s both! I actually have a tradition of watching “Nightmare Before Christmas” on the day after Halloween to help bridge the gap between the Halloween and Christmas seasons making the transition a bit easier to handle.
From the Associated Press:
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday.
Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a big reason. But everything from homecoming events to Bible studies can push trick-or-treat night to dates other than Oct. 31.
In West Virginia, more than 50 high school football games are scheduled for Oct. 31. Rather than move the games, many communities moved Halloween. In Berkeley County in the far eastern part of the state, trick-or-treating will occur Nov. 1 because three local teams – Hedgesville, Martinsburg and Spring Mills – have home games the previous night.
From the CBC:
Arviat, Nunavut, is moving Halloween indoors this year because of the danger to trick-or-treating children from polar bears.
The bears have been coming into the community more in recent years, especially in the fall during freeze-up. That’s why the hamlet met with the public this week to discuss alternatives to trick or treating door-to-door.
It was decided to hold Halloween celebrations at the community hall.
This Sunday, October 26th, FXX, who recently made headlines by airing every single episode of The Simpsons in order will do something that many fans may find even more awesome. The network has announced that it will broadcast every SImpsons “Treehouse of Horror” episode in order starting this Sunday.
Then, during Halloween week, every night will be dedicated to a “Treehouse of Horror” mini-marathon.
Here is the mini-marathon list from Bloody Disgusting
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 (8pm – 11pm) – Theme: “Twilight Zone”
· “Treehouse of Horror I” (Season 2)
· “Treehouse of Horror II” (Season 3)
· “Treehouse of Horror III” (Season 4)
· “Treehouse of Horror VI” (Season 7)
· “Treehouse of Horror VII” (Season 8)
· “Treehouse of Horror XV” (Season 16)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8pm – 11pm) – Theme: “Movie Spoofs”
· “Treehouse of Horror V” (Season 6)
· “Treehouse of Horror X” (Season 11)
· “Treehouse of Horror XII” (Season 13)
· “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (Season 20)
· “Treehouse of Horror XX” (Season 21)
· “Treehouse of Horror XXII” (Season 23)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8pm – 10pm) – Theme: “Classic Monsters”
· “Treehouse of Horror IV” (Season 5)
· “Treehouse of Horror VIII” (Season 9)
· “Treehouse of Horror XIV” (Season 15)
· “Treehouse of Horror XVI” (Season 17)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8pm – 11:30pm) – Theme: “Springfield Attacked!”
· “Treehouse of Horror IX” (Season 10)
· “Treehouse of Horror XI” (Season 12)
· “Treehouse of Horror XIII” (Season 14)
· “Treehouse of Horror XVII” (Season 18)
· “Treehouse of Horror XVIII” (Season 19)
· “Treehouse of Horror XXI” (Season 22)
· “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” (Season 24)
A group of paranormal investigators in Liverpool, England claim to not only have made contact with the spirit of a man who died in 1926 while investigating the Liverpool Medical Institute, but also to have captured evidence of the haunting on camera.
From Think Geek:
When a zombie eats breakfast, it puts a napkin in its lap, pours some fresh squeezed orange juice into a tiny glass, cracks open a human head, and then (pinky out) proceeds to delicately scoop out the brains with a small spoon. And then the zombie eats the brains as it reads the daily paper and begins a new day. Well, we’re tired of zombies always eating our brains as part of a balanced breakfast. Now, it’s our turn to eat their brains, with this Zombie Bowl!
The Zombie Bowl is made to look like (most of) the head of a zombie. But there’s no top, so you can add all the foodstuffs you want. We like using it to eat things that look like brains. Soggy shredded wheat is good. Spaghetti with tomato sauce works well. Beef stew sort of looks like throw up, so that’s acceptable. Eating gross-looking things out of your Zombie Bowl is a great way to elicit stares, laughs, and fear in your home or office. Make us proud: send us action shots of the grossest things you eat out of your Zombie Bowl!