Stephen’s favourite holiday is undoubtedly Hallowe’en. He loves the fantasy, the mythology and the fact that he doesn’t have to wear anything special. Very often, we’ll spend the entire night watching back-to-back horror movies, starting with something slightly scary such as the original Frankenstein or Alvin and the Chipmunks before building up to stronger fare like The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and ending with our wedding video.
|My special Spam Pumpkin - the Spumkin!|
As well as our horrorthon, we sometimes host our own Hallowe’en party. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see old friends wearing ludicrous costumes although some make more effort than others. Stephen usually just puts a pillowcase over his head. He can’t even be bothered to cut out eyeholes. He just spends the evening bumping into things and falling over, so he doesn’t even bother to behave any differently than usual, either.
If, unlike Stephen, you want to make a bit of effort, you can make your own costume or hire one from a fancy dress shop - here’s a list of the most popular Hallowe’en costumes, rated from one to ten in order of scariness.
6 Frankenstein’s monster
7 The Duracell Bunny (well, it scares Stephen)
8 Flying Monkey
9 Piers Morgan
10 Flying Piers Morgan
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