By Sophie Kane
With the month of October kicking off this week it’s time to celebrate one of EAB’s favorite holidays. Whether you love Halloween or you’ve never celebrated before, here are 8 things you should do this year to get in the Halloween spirit.
- Start your horror movie marathon
Kick off the season with your annual dose of Freddy Krueger and “Here’s Johnny.” Try Silence of the Lambs if you’re feeling particularly courageous or find out what the deal is with Norman Bates in Psycho, if psychological thrillers are more your speed. If you look for Oscar-level performances in your movies, don’t turn away from the genre just yet; check out the critically acclaimed films Get Out or A Quiet Place. But no one will judge you if you’re just in the need for some ghost busting.
If you’re looking for something a little shorter, put a pause on the Black Mirror and check out the iconic television show the Twilight Zone.
2. Eat candy. A lot of it.
You may be too old for trick or treat but you’re never too old for gouging down Reese’s Pieces and Now and Laters. Make sure to stock up on supplies to last all season.
3. Read books that will keep you up at night
You can never go wrong with Stephen King during the Halloween season. If you’re not ready to commit to an 1,000 page tome on a killer clown the Shining and Misery are a little lighter on the word count, but not on the horror. If you’re not looking for straight-up horror the Diviners is a little bit of everything, but still promises a few sleepless nights (it’s best read during the day for the light of heart). More on the ominous, mystery side of things is Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. You will never see the ending coming.
4. Deck out your living room in cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns
Okay so I don’t know where to get pumpkins in Brasilia, but now would be a good time to pull out the boxes of Halloween decorations. If you don’t have boxes of decorations gathering dust in your garage you can always DIY your way through holiday decor.
5. Channel your inner Martha Stewart in the kitchen
Squash soup is always a good option before it starts getting too hot for you to sit inside and eat soup. My favorites of the season are the witch finger cookies though (don’t forget to use green dye in the dough).
6. Creep out your family with a Halloween playlist
Now would be a good time to break out the “Zombie” by the Cranberries, “Thriller”, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack. Or maybe just the theme from the Exorcist on repeat.
7. Plan out your Halloween costume
If costumes are your thing, this is your time of year. If you don’t have time to order a fancy costume wear the one from last year. If all else fails there is always the toilet paper zombie.
8. Volunteer to help out at EAB’s annual Halloween Party
Yes, we are subtly introducing paid STUCO promotions into the Bullseye. But in all seriousness, EAB’s Halloween Sabado Legal is not one to miss, whether you are organizing or just coming along with your friends and family.
Have a great Halloween!