Friday, September 30, 2011

Night in the (not so) Lonesome October

It's the last day of September. That means autumn is with us. It's time to pick your pumpkins and your Halloween costume and get ready for the best month of the year.

There are a lot of reasons October is so great. First of all, it means summer is really over, but winter isn't here yet. It means you can get good apple cider. It means TV specials such as "The Horrors of Stephen King" hit the screen as well as the second season of "The Walking Dead."

This October has some real treats in store. Five hundred theaters will show "Ghostbusters" on Thursdays during the month. The third of five weekends in the month, Warning Signs will be at ZomBcon in Seattle. Big horror movie releases include the prequel to John Carpenter's "The Thing" and "Paranormal Activity 3." (Sorry, folks. The "Saw" franchise is done.)





All of this leads up to the big night: Halloween. It's on a Monday this year, which kind of sucks. But you could spend the entire weekend partying. Just don't knock on my door Saturday or Sunday night expecting treats. We only give out candy on Halloween. (More on this later in the month.)

We're hoping for a big month. We thought August was great, but, wow, September was amazing. Not only did we surpass 7,000 all-time views, we topped 3,000 for the month (including one day which saw more than 600 views). We couldn't do it without your support. Thanks!

And in case you didn't know, Halloween is Warning Signs founder/editor/head(less) writer T.J.'s birthday. He'll be 32 this year and is still accepting presents. (Cash donations to help fund this blog would make a nice gift.)

So strap on your black and orange clothes and get out last year's candy corn. It's October.

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