I think we have all been through it at some stage; that moment when your perception of reality, recently corrupted by a Halloween special, is filled with an irrational fear of mundane tasks. Brushing your teeth in front of the mirror, sleeping with the closet door slightly open, searching for the light switch in a pitch black room, all of these innocent activities now have the potential of extreme terror. Looking back on it I think I reached an embarrassing age before I stopped checking the closet, or opening a door completely to make sure nobody was hiding behind it (though to be fair I did live in a house with five brothers so sometimes the fear was warranted). But now that I have grown out of such childish fears (kind of) what I want to know is when used to lean over to spit out the toothpaste and then hesitate to look up into the mirror again, what was I afraid of seeing? A ghost? A murderer? A zombie? A hollow-eyed infant? Better put: If I was the star of the latest Halloween release would I prefer the evil element be a supernatural being or a plain old human one?
Personally this one has always been an easy choice for me – Supernatural. I figure that if you are going to die you might as well do it in style. I want to see something that no living person has ever seen, have my mind opened up to new dimensional possibilities and whatever other stoner spin I used to have on it. Meanwhile the human killer is clearly just some disturbed freak out for some good old fashioned torturin’. But before I ask you what you would prefer let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of an October 31st deadline.
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