I must confess I’m fond of Halloween. Not the pumpkin infested Americanised version that turns this city into an endless demi- Goth hen night, but Halloween as understood and manifested on Samhain and the Mexican Day of the Dead. Traditions embracing a time when the living and the dead are not segregated. When fire allows us an insight into the future. When flesh and mind may be possessed by the extraordinary.
And yes, all right, I DO love a nice overgrown cemetery and get off on vintage horror, the undead, and martyrs in artfully torn robes. Can’t help it. I’m a child of the 80’s.
Being a great believer in upholding traditional values, it would greatly please me to celebrate the haunted holiday with a fitting scene.
I am nearly fully booked, but will consider ONE more request if presented with a tempting Halloween theme.
Think fire, invocation, possession, divination, exorcism, the living dead and other zombie species, vindictive spectres, dunking, last judgement, inverted religious fanatics, dirty tricks and devils in disguise.
You may also derive inspiration from cult films and horror satires such as: Flesh for Frankenstein, The Hunger, The Devils, Santa Sangre, Angel’s Heart, The Exorcist or even The Addams Family.
Vampires or witches scenes are acceptable only with an original twist. Contemporary Film & TV are out. Unless you manage to come up with an alternative unwholesome ending to True Blood.
As for dead celebrities and historical notables– depends on who you’d like to resurrect. There are horrors beyond my ken…