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Friday, 29 October 2010

FANGS FOR THE MEMORY - THE WEEKEND IS GO

It’s Halloween again and these days it’s becoming a big event over here in the UK. Back in the day all Halloween meant was a game of ducking apples, a trip around the streets wishing neighbours an, “An a
'Appy Halloween”, a horror film on the TV and then to bed dismayed that we still had a never-ending November to go before the Christmas season. Trick or treat, was a phrase never uttered by British kids. It only came into practise over here since John Carpenters Halloween (1978). At least this was certainly the first time I was ever aware of it. And although the origins of the celebration come from Britain and it’s Celtic past, celebrations were mostly low key when I was but a little lad.

It’s Halloween again and these days it’s becoming a big event over here in the UK. Back in the day all Halloween meant was a game of ducking apples, a trip around the streets wishing neighbours an, “An Happy Halloween”, a horror film on the TV and then to bed dismayed that we still had a never-ending November to go before the Christmas season. Trick or treat, was a phrase never uttered by British kids. It only came into practise over here since John Carpenters Halloween (1978). At least this was certainly the first time I was ever aware of it. And although the origins of the celebration come from Britain and it’s Celtic past, celebrations were mostly low key when I was but a little lad. However Trick Or Treating really started in Britain in the '70s when the BBC Nationwide programme reported the quaint tradition being carried out on a US airbase in East Anglia.

Today this is not the case and we Brits celebrate Halloween with as much fervour as our American cousins – the supermarkets and gift shops have for some weeks now been bursting at the seams with Halloween related items. And sales of eggs go through the roof and sinisterly dressed kids and the CHAVS take to throwing eggs at passing cars – a pain in the arse, that!

This weekend The Archive is in on the act – We won’t be tossing eggs but we will be looking at some classic horror films, books, toys and comic books from years gone by.

It’s the, Fangs for the Memory Weekend on The Tainted Archive.

Today this is not the case and we Brits celebrate Halloween with as much fervour as our American cousins – the supermarkets and gift shops have for some weeks now been bursting at the seams with Halloween related items. And sales of eggs go through the roof and sinisterly dressed kids and the CHAVS take to throwing eggs at passing cars – a pain in the arse, that!

This weekend The Archive is in on the act – We won’t be tossing eggs but we will be looking at some classic horror films, books, toys and comic books from years gone by.

It’s the, Fangs for the Memory Weekend on The Tainted Archive.

And so to kick things off here's something that I loved when I was a kid. It's still groovy.

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