Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Undead Images Dance in the Streets

No, I'm not possessed or insane. The windows are really speaking to me.

Not only is this week exciting with the prospect of encountering a ghost or being attacked by a poltergeist, but there are many more reasons to light up the supernatural season with so many special events going on in Guelph!

I like getting in the mood of Halloween, where everyone is someone or something else. Last night at the restaurant where I work, all the waitresses were either devils or angels. It was interesting to see which choices they made, especially considering that in some cases they dressed up as their complete opposite!

But back to the whole Halloween et allness of this week. There are many shows playing, such as last night's Meredith Grant or this Friday's Dragonette show at Peter Clark Hall in the University of Guelph. (SO excited! SO excited!) Also, since movies are a reproduction of a living moment, sealed in time, outliving their source of inspiration, forever undead, what better time for a cinematic festival than this one?

All week, a rotating reel of illusions play across shop windows downtown Guelph. You can see these unnatural flashes of light and sound on unexpected places such as a parked car or a brick wall as these surfaces become projection screens for the local Guelph Festival of Moving Media. (Pictured above)

I notice that while trick or treating was a serious sport when I was a small tike, (we were out way after dark) the anxiety around the ritual has increased since those days and children don't tend to go unsupervised or very long past dark on Hallows Eve. It seems parents are paranoid about having their children abducted, poisoned or both. Perhaps that's for the best considering that although little Timmy may be dressed up say as a Samauri, he might not have the same defenses as a Tokagawa black belt and therefore NEEDS YOUR PROTECTION. But what might get little Timmy may not be a razor in an apple or anything so bad as...THA BOOGIEMONSTER!! BOO!! (Sorry, just wanted to try to scare SOMEONE)

In light of these concerns, please remember to make sure your candies haven't been tampered with and if a hand reaches out from the ground, don't shake it. If you're going to eat a lot of sugar, remember to maintain proper dental hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a week.

Feel free to roam and become one with the dark forces of nature, watch horror movies, play ouija board and if you're still looking for last minute costume ideas, here are some pictures of what my friends have come up with:



Blogger cocaine jesus said...

with teeth like the first pic's you really would need to floss.
hallowen is big over here now but, as i sit an type this, we in the uk are celebrating bonfire night and i can hearr the fireworks spit and roarr overhead and see the fires light the skies. maybe you guys should take this seasonal madness on in canada.

3:17 p.m.  
Blogger madamerouge said...

I think I've asked you this before, but... who is that hunk wearing the sandwich sign? WOOF!

8:13 p.m.  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Looks as if you all had a fun evening.

Hope all is well.

9:35 a.m.  
Blogger Mitzzee said...

love it. love all of it. great costumes. and i agree.....although taking my kids t or t is fun....makes me feel like a kid again. i even dress up. qu'el supreez. xo

4:01 p.m.  
Blogger Camplin said...

good ideas of some scary outfits.

5:02 p.m.  

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