Halloween lets us venture to the dark side and conjure up all things frightful, from icky sweets and treats to gruesome costumes to scary stories. But for me, the spooky window welcomes all the ghosts, goblins, and dreadful creatures lurking in our nightmares. To celebrate the haunted spirit in us all…light up the darkness and open your home this Halloween to a “Spooktacular Season.”
Ravens and blackbirds scowl at us when the famous film-maker and master of “noir,” Alfred Hitchcock, memorialized terror by birds in his movie, “The Birds.” He used real flocks of birds in the daring attic attack scene with Tippi Hedren (she did not know beforehand that Hitchcock was using real birds and never forgave him or worked with him again; who could blame her?)
Even now, my blood curdles.
Eyes of the haunted are always watching us.
Perhaps a “bat wreath” will keep the creatures at bay…
or, lord over your haunted Halloween house in spooktacular flight.
Whatever face you choose to show this Halloween, make this a season to die for.
From my house to yours…