In terms of permeating the public mindspace, Halloween is huge. I mean HUGE. Throughout October, we’re all busy building awesome costumes, seeing Halloween plays, visiting pumpkin patches and corn mazes, buying witch cookies and, these days, even decorating our homes for Halloween. I have no complaints: Halloween is the kind of benign holiday — with an edge — that I can get behind and celebrate without qualms about religion or commercialism. But for me, it’s the movies that are the meat of Halloween culture-seeking: From classic creature features to more contemporary freaky fodder, there’s nothing like a scary, gory, creepy movie to get me in the... More >>>