Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Withdrawal

I don't know about you, but I am quite distraught that Halloween is over. It's the one time of year when it is socially acceptable to express your twisted and demented creativity. No one questions your gory creations or your violent prose. But 31 days is all we get. One short month to let loose and be accepted for the terrifying images that unfold within our imaginations.

It really isn't fair. Christmas gets to sprawl across the better part of four months and then sometimes even makes an appearance, for some strange reason, in July. Christmas is the holiday of charity, love, and kindness; and therefore you will be ostracized for trying produce anything evil or monstrous during Old Saint Nick’s reign. 

During the 31 glorious days leading up to All Hallow's Eve, we are gods; heralded for evoking nightmares and bringing our demons to life. But the rest of the year we are relegated to the dregs of society, considered merely low brow entertainment. 

"There is no class in horror," they say. "There is no skill required." 

I reject this sentiment. I will not be pigeonholed onto one page of the calendar. I will battle year round for the nightmares that dwell within us all. Stand with me and together we will fight the good fight!