Okay so I’m a bit of a Scrooge (or whatever the equivalent is) where Halloween is concerned. I’ve always thought I was the only one as it seems everyone else loves it, but thanks to Twitter I now know that there are a few other people out there that agree with me. Not many, but at least I’m not on my own.
I just don’t do horror. At all.
I have a seriously over active imagination and in all honesty I just don’t understand the concept of frightening yourself for “fun”. I always see people statuses on my Facebook after watching a scary movie, saying they’ll not sleep tonight because they’re so terrified and all I can think is, why would you do that to yourself then?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks like this?
I guess part of the problem is that my parents never did anything for Halloween when I was a kid: I never went to a party, I was never taken out Trick or Treating (they say it’s nothing more than glorified begging) and we’ve never put decorations up or carved pumpkins. Dad begrudges putting up christmas decorations and I’m pretty sure the only reason they go up is that he knows I would throw a huge tantrum otherwise.
Oh and I have a hatred of anything in a mask. Its not a phobia as such, it doesn’t scare me but if someone comes near me wearing one I will become instantly defensive and want to attack it.
Especially if its a clown!
Got to love my brain.
I sometimes wish I hadn’t missed out on all of this stuff as a kid. I see pictures of peoples kids getting all dressed up for parties and then the people without kids getting dressed up themselves, going on nights out and having loads of fun, and it makes me wish I wanted to do that too.
Going out is something I find really difficult at the best of times though, so going when there are a lot of people wearing masks and trying to frighten each other really doesn’t sound like a smart plan. I’d probably end up spending the night in a police cell.
If you do love Halloween then great, I’m not writing this to judge or say that it’s shit and shouldn’t be done. I will always say do whatever makes you happy and screw what other people think. I guess I just wanted to show the other side of the coin, that not everyone likes the holiday and thats okay too!
A twenty-four-year-old autistic writer and designer from Sheffield. Tattoo obsessed, animal lover, self confessed bookworm and eclectic witch.