Everyone has a favourite and not-so-favourite occasion, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or Christmas. For many, Halloween is a spooky, fun time of year; of carving pumpkins with the kids, watching scary movies, dressing up in creepy costumes and throwing fancy dress parties.
For others, Halloween is a depressing, confused medley of badly-behaved trick-or-treaters, mindless consumerism and gluttony. Quite frankly, many folk just want to hurl a pumpkin at it.
But – love it or loathe it – one thing’s for sure. You can’t avoid it. Halloween screams from every shop window. Turn on the TV, and you’re assaulted by annoying scary movies.