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Halloween Inspired Asks

1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves?

2. Sweet or salty pumpkin seeds?

3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins?

4. Wool or knit sweaters?

5. Halloween party or exploring haunted places?

6. Candy corn or mellowcreme pumpkins?

7. Apple cider donuts or pumpkin donuts?

8. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?

9. Scary costume or something silly?

10. Still, silent nights or rainy, windblown ones?

11. Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown?

12. Witches or ghosts?

13. Raking leaves or climbing trees?

14. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire?

15. Frankenweenie or The Corpse Bride?

16. October or November?

17. Black cats or owls?

18. Fireplace or candlelight?

19. Monster movies or their classic novels?

20. Carve or paint pumpkins?

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10 Terrifying Photos of Vintage Halloween Costumes

Are these Slipknot’s childhood pics? Nope, just some early 1900’s folk who thought it’d be funny to make us wish we had a clean set of underwear right now.

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Y'all seem to really like Insomnia, so here’s more pics.

Insomnia was a mask made of a creature I like to draw. It’s freaked out crowds at parties and was in a found footage short film my Film Studies class deemed too creepy to allow in the school.

The grinning being is just a wire frame, fabric, a bouncy ball sawed in half, and a wig.

Unfriendly Halloween Reminder

that it’s time to stop pretending that “insane asylums” are such a distant concept and the abuse that mentally ill ppl endured in the past happened so long ago that they’re pretty much fair game to use for basic horror fodder. 

Deinstitutionalization occurred barely fifty years ago, if that. 

Lobotomies were not medieval procedures. The transorbital (icepick) lobotomy was not INVENTED until 1945. The last one in the U.S. was performed in 1967

This is not ancient history. There are thousands of people alive to this day who were directly involved in these things. 

A mental patient is not a scary costume. An asylum is not a spooky haunted house theme. Stop exploiting the suffering of mentally ill ppl for your entertainment and stop supporting media that does so.