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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Halloween In May

Freddy says 'C'mere Piggy!'

My Halloween lusts were temporarily satisfied yesterday when Suz and I converted our Morgue into a haunted morgue known, quite appropriately as "The Morgue".

Unpacking my closetful of Halloween paraphernalia, then trucking the Rubbermaid containers into work, setting everything up, and leaving it all unguarded overnight was not really something I was looking forward to. However, the spooky event was preplanned, and a required workplace event, and I was the only one in my building who could have made it successful.

And successful it was, as numerous coworkers trembled uncontrollably as they entered the dark and gloomy Morgue, knowing full well they might never return.

Enter at your own risk.Everyone waited nervously in the hall as I, the Gatekeeper, allowed one participant at a time to enter. Everyone in the hall passed the time by staring at the foreboding posters that taunted them and dared them to enter. As I closed the door behind one of the first victims I heard her whimper, "I have a heart condition! Don't scare me!"

She perished. It was sad, but could not be prevented.

Subsequently, each person followed a path of Werewolf paw prints through a graveyard, towards a dismembered body guarded by crows, and directly into the path of my 6 foot tall Freddy Krueger, who scared the bejezus out of nearly everyone.

Suz, the witch that dwelled within, then instructed each person to reach blindly into a wall of webs and darkness. For their brave efforts most were rewarded with various spooky and non-spooky prizes such as a Sunbeam juicer, The Mothman Prophecies DVD, gift certificates and King-Sized Smarties.

Seeing fear, terror, hopelessness and that odd look one gets when they gamble and lose, in the faces of my coworkers was definitely worth the five hours of volunteer-work Suz and I put into this effort.

Want more? Read about our incredible Zombie Halloween adventure here.


Blogger Rainypete said...

Oooohhhh! My undead senses are tingling again!

12:03:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Hey Pete, it's only 173 more days until Halloween '06!

1:06:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

My favorite holiday!
Who doesn't like playing dress up?
And being scared shitless?

3:44:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

i think some of my co-workers look and act like you and suz did without even trying!!!

5:57:00 PM

Blogger Chana said...

i can see how i couldn't go trick or treating by your house...i am a scary cat (not just bugs it seems)...halloween is good for the free treats and of course to amuze my kids in the ways to freak me out...but i'm glad that you enjoyed it...

many, many years ago, when i actually wanted to impress my ex then boyfriend, i went to his friends Freddy all nighters...well the joke was on the bf..i didn't sleep for 2 wks and he had to stay up with me and help me through my dark and scary nights...funny how he never asked me to something scary again...:)

3:22:00 AM

Blogger Rowan said...

ooooohhhh I so need to see your freddy in person!

DId you know that those are my favovurites?

I love halloween as much as you I think, but can never find anyone else as interested to do something really fun with....still want to rent a legion or something (scottish rite or a castle would be better) and have an overnight halloween party.....complete with murder mystery and bobbing for apples and all....I can't wait for halloween...

12:40:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

An overnight murder mystery party? Wild. That sounds like a really cool idea. If my friends weren't all having babies right now, or if I went back in time to 2000 or thereabouts, I'd probably try to do something like that.

4:37:00 PM


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