Halloween is a holiday with a lot of weird traditions. It's a night where taking candy from strangers is socially acceptable, dressing up in hideous or revealing costumes is encouraged and paying money to get the living daylight scared out of us in haunted house attractions is called "fun".
If those things don't sound like your cup of cider, then here are my ways to have fun this Halloweekend!
play a nancy drew computer game
Video games these days are chock full of violence and gore. Luckily, there are other ways to get a good scare without being nauseated. The Nancy Drew computer game series by Her Interactive offers a variety of game titles that are perfectly spooky and fun. Based on the classic mystery novels, these games allow you to step into detective Nancy Drew's shoes to solve murders, stop strange accidents or find treasure. I've played all 29 offerings to date with my sister.
My recommendations for tonight are to play: Ghost of Thorton Hall, Shadow at the Water's Edge, or The Curse of Blackmoor Manor. My sister and I played The Silent Spy this past weekend and it was amazing, it lived to all our expectations. We have a slight obsession with these games.
watch a scary movie on hulu
Hulu has a ton of TV shows, but did you know they also have full-length films? For a limited time, Hulu has thriller, suspense and horror movies available to watch for free. From classics like Evil Dead, to modern flicks like Smiley, Hulu has a great selection of fearful features. I've watched quite a few bad '80s and straight-to-DVD scary movies on Hulu this month because they are so much fun to make fun of. So grab a friend and watch one of the free features of #huluween. You might be laughing more than screaming.
eat something pumpkin-flavored
No, I don't recommend saving the pumpkin guts from your carved Jack O'Lantern to eat, but you can still celebrate the season with a sweet pumpkin treat. Check out my article from The Gonzaga Bulletin last week for a pumpkin pick-me-up.