While I’m on the topic of Ouija boards, someone should get Hasbro to talk with Post Foods and make a seasonal Alpha-Bits cereal called ‘Ouija-Bits’.
It already has all the letters, just toss in some marshmallow numbers and planchettes. Print a board on the back of the box, have codes in the box to win plastic planchette, market it as spooky breakfast fun.
If you don’t believe in the spooky stuff surrounding Ouija boards, and you feel the need to bring up toy company names, the very least you can do is name the right trademark owner.
It’s not a Milton Bradley product.
Not a Parker Brother’s product either.
The current owner of the Ouija trademark is Hasbro.
Hasbro actually owns both Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers as the parent company, they’ve been under the Hasbro thumb for a couple decades now.
Talking Boards and automatic writing methods are far older than the Ouija trademark,Ouija is just a simplified amalgamation of several older traditions.
If you don’t believe in it, that’s cool. Your argument just sounds better when you name the actual current owner instead of just pulling toy company names from your butt.
Kinda funny, in a sad way.
We recognize the racism in calling a sports team ‘the Redskins’, but stores still sell ‘Pocahottie’, ‘Huron Honey’ and ‘Naughty Navajo’ costumes.
reverse werewolves. wolves that turn into confused but excited humans every month at the full moon and run around doing weird human stuff until they wake up the next day in the middle of an office with a suit loosely draped over their wolf form
Wereman by Les Daniels might be of interest.
Actually, The Mammoth Book Of Wolfmen has a lot of neat stories.
Another shot of DA’s aichan25 in one of her werewolf suits! #WerewolfWednesday
I liked this photo because I’d love to just hang out in an elevator as my own werewolf character, scaring the crap out of folks on halloween night.
Admittedly, I’d have to choose an appropriate elevator. For example: Seniors’ home = BAD CHOICE.
Story time? Story time.
My elementary school has costume parades the day of/before Halloween, but the 5th grade classes used to go out to a local retirement home to do a second parade/mini trick or treating event there. There was also bingo.
It was organized to give people in the home something fun to do, seeing all the costumes and handing out treats seemed to make them happy.
A family friend worked there the year I was in 5th grade. It was also the 2nd year in a row I wore my super awesome werewolf costume [aka a faux fur jumpsuit and store bought werewolf mask]. She took me down to see some of the folks that didn’t get to take part in the trick or treat parade to show off the costume my mom made.
A little old lady pet my arm the entire time the family friend chitchatted with someone else about my mom’s costume making. As an 11 year old in an unfamiliar setting and not sure what to do, I just stood there and let the little old lady pet me until they were done talking and I was taken back to Bingo.
I was later told that wing was for the Alzheimer’s residents, and that they didn’t have the parade go that far to avoid freaking some of the people out.
Does anyone have some good ideas for a haunted house? Because we’re planning on doing one but need some help with ideas. So if you have any that would be great.
If it’s an enclosed porch, black, fire resistant plastic works pretty well to wrap the outside and darken the inside. It’ll also trap heat and keep it warm [if you live in a colder climate area]. I’m not affiliated with the site, my family puts on a home haunt and black plastic is a huge help.
After that, you can decorate the inside however you want without anyone knowing what you are building. Cemeteries, mausoleums and zombies works pretty well for a haunt. You could also do a witches hideout type theme, a vampire lair, set it up to look like a child’s room and have a monster under the bed.
A giant spider’s nest is a good scary one too, but might be a little too intense, same for a clown/circus theme. Yeah it freaks people out, but for some it freaks them out way too much.
Check out forums for Halloween and haunted houses, they’ll have tutorials and suggestions galore. This is one I use from time to time.
October is approaching, and that means Haunted House season.
So, as a person who has acted in haunted houses many, many times, here’s a suggestion from me:
If you’re going to a haunted house in a group, and you’re the scared friend hiding in the middle of the group, make sure the ‘friends’ behind you are your friends.
It’s quite easy for haunt actors to sneak up on the most terrified person because they’re usually in the middle and the friends behind them just let us take their place.
So if you’re legit scared and cannot handle what’s going on in the haunt anymore, make sure you have friends that respect you enough to [politely] tell a sneaky haunt actor to back off and wait for the next group.
If you’re friends with the scared person, keep an eye on them and help them out when it looks like they’re getting overloaded. Being scared can be fun, but some people need a break between frights.
If you really cannot go on, ask one of the actors for an emergency exit or to guide you out. Most haunts will at the very least send someone ahead to say ‘hey, we’ve got someone who just needs to get through, don’t do anything to them’.
I should probably mention that I’m back home from vacation.
It looks like my Halloween season won’t be much this year, my husband will be working 7 days a week, most likely 12 hour shifts, well into November.
I may be getting a job with a similar schedule as well, leaving no real time for fun Halloween stuff.