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Friday, November 2, 2012

Curiouser and Curiouser

I found myself with a few hours in the days before Halloween, so I decided to set up the wishing well prop from the film I just finished next to my Haunted Tombstone (a new one that I just put together out the morning of Halloween (I'm telling you, it doesn't get any easier than this!)).  I also hung up the Halloween windsocks from an old friend.  I may not have had time for a full haunt, but at least I could pass out candy.

I'd say we had about 10 trick-or-treaters, but we heard another 20 kids walk right by throughout the night without knocking.  I don't know how normal these numbers are for homes that don't go all out like I used to, but three or four other houses on our street got really into the decorations, and there are plenty of kids who live on the street.  I tried different configurations of porch light, strobe light, sound effects.  Nothing seemed to make a difference.  It felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone: The Halloween No One Knocked.

Incidentally, I need to get rid of this wishing well.  Shoot me an email if you'd like to have it.


  1. You are not alone. I saw people just across the street, and they did not stop at the house. A lot of kids didn't seem to stop at ANY houses.

    We usually have low numbers, but never NONE.

    There have a been a LOT of reports from folks online that they had none, 1, or less than 10 people trick or treat. The Halloween No One Knocked.

  2. I know....what is going on? I have great hopes that Halloween was 'distorted' by the bloody hurricane...yeah, the Twilight Zone....

  3. It was the reverse for me. I didnt really decorate my yard this year due to the hurricane but I did have my trusty witches hat and the front porch light on. I have about 50 - 75 kids trick or treat, none that I recognize from my neighborhood.