this is for my BF and all of you out there who may have a problem...you're pestered all year by kids who want to know what the theme for THIS year is.
you find yourself thinking that one corpse is more attractive than another.
you get more excited over a fog machine than a dirty movie.
you have more help at your haunt than necessary for an old-fashioned barn raising.
you have more than ten sound effect CD's.
you have names for the skeletons in your closet.
you play spooky music all year round.
you spend more on one Halloween than on your spouse's birthday, Christmas or anniversary.
your neighbors avoid you a full month before Halloween.
your garage, basement and attic contain nothing but Halloween props.
the only candelabra you own is in a spider web motif.
there is a monster under your bed because your attic/basement/garage is full.
your electric bill higher in October than in December.
the family dog ignores masked individuals breaking into your house.
instead of giving your child a cat or dog, you give them a gargoyle to play with.
the guy at the paint counter at the hardware store sees you coming and starts stacking gallon cans of flat black on the counter.
you go to "Goth Night" at a local club, armed with a pocketful of "volunteer recruitment" flyers.
you can't watch a horror movie without jotting down ideas every two minutes.
you're nervous about taking rolls of film in to be developed, for fear the police might show up at your house looking for the corpses.
you have a room in your house reserved for special props/projects, and won't allow anyone in there because it'll "spoil the Halloween surprise!"
people refuse to walk into your house at night.
people refuse to walk into your house in broad daylight!
you have a customized license plate that has something to do with Halloween.
you start actually setting up your yard haunt in August...
you judge homes by how well a haunt could be set up in them.
your toddler's first words are "TRICK OR TREAT!"
you start checking out the Halloween Online family of web site in June every year
Check local listings for your nearest HA group for support...
and Happy Halloween!