Blood, bad vibes and sugar rushes ... discover the 10 horrors of Halloween
When it comes to the battle between the pumpkin and the neep, the big orange squash has won. But it isn’t perfect. It doesn’t take long for it to get a bit whiffy, and the kind of monster pumpkins that dominate our supermarkets just aren’t made for eating, so there’s a lot of wastage.
The neep, or turnip, of course, is the traditional vegetable of choice, though it is so challenging to carve that you’d be lucky not looking like a survivor from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by the time you’ve finished. Plasters essential, whatever your lantern. they really are, and do something embarrassing or possibly appalling. It’s Halloween. It happens. Chill out. Halloween sprawl has started to take over October. The result is that children, teenagers, and some adults, have not just one but several Halloween parties to go to, not to mention a bit of guising on the night itself. Some kids think this is a reason for multiple costumes. The answer, here, has to be NO. One costume, hacked multiple times over the festive period, so it reaches peak creepiness by its final wearing. Especially if you’re a zombie.
It’s a scream ... if you’re prepared for fake blood everywhere, bad behaviour and smelly turnips.