What a great Halloween it was today (sarcasm).
I like Halloween but I personally think it is one of the cheesiest and overhyped holidays ever. There’s no other day of the year where people volunteer to walk around in funny masks or costumes meticulously made out of household items. Halloween was such a fun holiday when I was in elementary school but after I got older it started to become less important; less about the all the cavity inducing candy received and more about celebrating this great time of the year that is about transitions.
This year I bought a pumpkin and only penned in the outline of the Michigan block ‘M’, too lazy to gut out the nasty innards of the gourd, realizing it is such a waste of time as the pumpkin is no good afterward.
The 1988 cult classic Pumpkinhead was watched again this year, as is a tradition that started a few years back. In order to watch the film this year, I had to order it online because it is virtually unavailable anywhere in stores and only freely available through shady bootleg sites. The film is nothing special and has one of the most ridiculous plotlines (summoning the monster just because a boy gets accidentally run over by a motorcycle) but it’s the uniqueness and artistic value of the film that makes it a favorite among underground fans on Halloween.
The original poem that inspired the film:
“Keep away from Pumpkinhead,
Unless you’re tired of living,
His enemies are mostly dead,
He’s mean and unforgiving,
Laugh at him and you’re undone,
But in some dreadful fashion,
Vengeance, he considers fun,
And plans it with a passion,
Time will not erase or blot,
A plot that he has brewing,
It’s when you think that he’s forgot,
He’ll conjure your undoing,
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard,
Won’t protect you in your bed,
Nothing will, from Pumpkinhead!”