Happy Halloween - F. Brett Cox
Oct. 31st, 2009
11:20 am - Happy Halloween
Spent an afternoon and evening in Salem, Massachusetts, on Thursday, the first time I’ve ever been there during their big holiday season. It's striking how much of the hype is not exploiting the witchcraft trials (although some of it certainly is) as much as it's using Salem’s tragic history as an excuse to make the town headquarters for all things pagan/Wiccan/black clothing required.
Closer to home, here are some images from a few years ago of the pumpkin display at Ellie’s Farmer’s Market (yes, the same one where the guy was singing "Ode to Billie Joe"). Every Halloween, they cover a hillside with hundreds of individually carved and lit jack o’lanterns. Always impressive.
And finally, Martin Scorcese’s favorite horror movies.