The way I see it, you aren’t taking full advantage of the glorious holiday if it doesn’t scare you. I actually love Halloween and love being scared. My friends and I went to three different parties in Indy. I was Elvis, duh! The first party was a fundraiser for the Fight for Life Foundation established by Wolverine and former Colts player Marlin Jackson. It was a lot of fun. They had a silent auction and a real auction where a Colts helmet autographed by Peyton Manning went for $2,200! The other two parties were downtown at the usual clubs. Not much was different from the norm, but there were some really great costumes that were there like Quailman and Patty Mayonaise, and the Green Monkeys from Legends of the Hidden Temple (equipped with pendants of life). Another night, we went to Necroplis Haunted House. It was really good and even had some of their actors coming to haunt you while you waited in the freezing cold. One downside was that the building was a warehouse that obviously never gets cleaned, so allergies were demolished!
The thing I was most excited about was going to see Saw VII aka Saw 3D: The Final Chapter!!! There were a lot of mixed reviews on the movie, but I think the negative opinions were from people that haven’t seen the entire series. Most folks that I know stopped watching after Saw II or Saw III. Higher into the series, the movie made for non-fans is Saw VI, the one that came out last Halloween. This one didn’t involve junkies or adulterers, but real life people that do real work, and have real lives. There is a side plot going on dealing with the detectives and police station trying to discover Jigsaw and his accomplices. That plot really ramps up after Saw III. That same plot comes full circle in Saw 3D, which is why fans LOVE it. This one had a bit more gore than others and I was really squirming in my seat. The 3D aspect was not overwhelming and not really needed, but it makes you feel like you are in the same room with the people, which I think is really the point (similar to Avatar). I love Halloween and like being scared, but I like to control my settings and when it happens. Don’t get too scared Halloweenies!