The Origion of Halloween

Halloween, also known as Allhalloween and All Hallows’ Eve, is a celebration in many a country on October 31, also the eve of Western Christian feast. Many believe that the celebration is originated from Celtic harvest festivals; other people believe otherwise that it only started as a Christina vacation, rather than related with ancient festivals.

Some activities of are popular among various groups of people from teens, tots to older people. On every year’ October 31, people who celebrated the festival will participate in Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

The word was written in the title of a poem in 1785. Some believed that today’s Halloween costume were affected by folk customs and Celtic-speaking countries. According to research of a folklorist, temporary truce between customs and beliefs regarding Christianity and those connected to religious. A guy who explore the origins of Halloween noticed that these activities are connected to Celtic festival of Samhain. It was critical and important of the four quarter days in the medieval Gaelic calendar. Samhain was the first and most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Gaelic calendar and was celebrated on 31 October – 1 November in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. A kindred festival was held at the same time of year by the Brittonic Celts, called Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Kalan Gwav in Cornwall.

Specific fires were lighted and some rituals related. It seems like flames, smokes and ashes have protective functions or cleansing powers. Even in some other places, people lit torches and carried them sunwise around home and fields. It reveals that such actions are sympathetic magic, keeping the depression and darkness of winter. In some places like Scotland, divination games or bonfires are restrained by church elder’s in some regions.

Bonfires also could scatter away souls of dead person falling onto earth. It also could keep devils away. Starting from the 16th century, people mum and guise in Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales. On the day, people usually go house-to-house in prepared guise to exchange foods. In some places out of Europe, mumming and hobby horse are also some characteristics of other festivals. Nevertheless, the Celtic-speaking regions are suitable to a night on which supernatural beings were imitated.

When it comes to the Halloween, my nephew is excited and he bought costumes and masks from online store one month ago. Because for him, it is a perfect opportunity to hang out with his temporaries and gets what he want. It’s interesting to carving the jack-o’-lantern for him. So he get a big pumpkin, and intend to carve it. With his father’s help, a beautiful lantern have been finished. He also would like to trick tomorrow, and could not help waiting the arrival of Halloween. He even planned his make-up and looks of tomorrow. In addition, he borrowed some tools from her mother for better and vivid look.

The Trendy Halloween Costumes in this Year

One wear the mask of Trump to participate in Halloween parties. Actually, these costumes are sign of rebellion. But there is no need to laugh at or worry about it. In 2018, some traditional Halloween costumes just don’t screw it. If you still wear costumes like vampires or witches, it seems like you are out slightly. What is the real horror? Please looked outside.

In recent years, Halloween costumes could reflects some social or topical problems. Some may curious about why New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum chose a costume about the American mid-term election. That could be the scariest costume she could come up. Other costumes reflecting current affairs could also been seen every year, such as an array of Donald Trumps, multiple Ruth Bader Ginsbergs and the literal death of democracy.

Such conditions are absolutely new, because fashionable costumes are listed into a list, including costumes like Monica Lewinsky, Woody Allen, and Lorena Bobbitt. What deserves to mention is Lewes’s burning sculpture in Sussex has been famous for a long time. While in recent decades, such conditions have become common among most of the public from across the world. At the climax of Halloween last year, a group of “handmaids” are ubiquitous here and there. Since it has been three years after “Brexit”, the related costumes are also available now.

All above phenomena convey something frightening to us. It’s bad that our fears are shown in this manner, and centered on some current affairs regarding people’s daily life. One can take a dress to imitate Trump, a state’s voting intentions, the theme of discrimination. Upon see such costumes, you will be got across. All above situation could be seen only in special conditions, also the acts of rebellion.

Through this special manner, we laugh at our fears, as if it could be diminished. Stephen Colbert said, “One could not be happy and afraid at the same time.”

But only a few thing could be involved in political problems. There is no need to spend more time on understanding. Only several seconds, one could guess the trend of something. When someone listen to some recommended news for a long time, one could be fled and intoxicated by actions of attendees in the guise of Sexy Super Mario. But anyway, it’s good to wear your heart on your sleeve.

Trick-or-treaters may find more carved turnips rather than carved pumpkins awaiting them on doorsteps. Because wet weather affects the supply of pumpkins. The institute English Heritage is dressing its site with turnips, and, at the same time, recalling on all revelers join in it. It hopes more and more people could revisiting and re-experiencing the original story of Halloween. Therefore, revelers could enjoy the original humble from a special angle.

A long time ago, pumpkins turned to necessary decorations in the whole Britain. And appalling faces are carved on turnips, and put such carved turnips in the vicinity of doorsteps. Evil spirits could be frighten away upon see the frightening carved objects.

Review of the Film Halloween

There is less than one week from the Halloween. When it comes to Halloween, some grace and good-looking faces of Vampires occurred to most public. In such series of films, they always were taken on in a popular way rather than a nasty way. Sometimes, they appeared with luxurious gowns and outfits with chic berets and jewelries.

A really classic horror movie could not be killed off. New hands would like to reboot the masterpiece in 1978 – a deliberately intelligent reproduce. In the renowned film American Nightmare, Adam Simon regarded John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978 as the last horror movie, which deviated from the mainstream values. Beginning from Night of the Living Dead, masterpiece of George Romero in 1968, Simon unlocked the rebellious socio-political films like Last House on the Left, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Shivers. Carpenter’s rude efficient modern morality emerged and changed slightly.

In an exciting suspenseful thriller, youths who addicted to illegal sex and intoxication were followed and slashed by merciless killer. Halloween just like a funhouse with a sense of puritan. Carpenter illustrated that he didn’t mean to end a sexual revolution, and he apologized for such misunderstanding deeply in a humored tone.

Certainly, such masterpiece also brought some negative effects, like production of loads of titillating slashers to teens. Mario Bava’s blockbuster A Bay of Blood also trigged heated discussion about gory riffs. Loads of inferior follow-ups were produced and rebooted after a low-cost blockbuster, like Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal in 1981 and boring sequels like Rob Zombie in 2007.

But at present, Gordon Green has transferred from Terrence Malick-esque hot indie to stoner comedy. Halloween H20 denied instalments from four to six, reviving with a surprisingly sprightly results. The latest incarnation successfully gets rid of inferior sequels and reinvigorates after the release of the first film.

Previous knife-wielding madman Michael Myers was thrown into a mental institution, spending all his rest time in silence. At the same time, the survivor and final girl was living in a remote but secure complex. For the sake of paranoia, her whole life was screwed, leading to marriages collapse, relatives’ estrangement. When Laurie was disturbed by bothering podcasters who would like to scoop for more stories, she replied them with only a word, “I am a basket case.”

Featuring some attractive highlights, Green released a dexterously packaged thriller, in which ironic humor and knowing genre were combined with each other perfectly. It showed homage to the first film from A to Z, including many apparent characteristics like killing spree and floating shots. When the Shape’s sarcastic face may have aged or decomposed, Michael’s supernatural kept the strange but old retro feel.

Changed things lied in avenging angel, pitched where the common ground of between the reborn strength and the now dead psychiatrist. But it was denied by Laurie. Fans could admire the smart turn of crucial scenes in the very beginning. Photographer always framed such two persons as interchangeable mirrors of each other.