Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror movies, horror movie reviews, interviews, fiction reviews and more... Horror of Buried.com
Horror Movie Reviews | Horror Fiction Reviews | Horror Interviews | Horror Movie Trailers | Horror Movies Database
12.10.2016

The Undertaker's Halloween: Facts and Fiction Special

It's everyone here at Buried's favorite holiday; yours too most likely. But what's it all about? Is it more than just toilet paper in your neighbor's tree and eggs on the sheriff's car? Every dentists looks forward to the increased business, while parents detest the daunting task of following a herd of rugrats around from house to house begging. Surely it's Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter's favorite holiday, royalty checks, a sweet treat indeed. All us horror fans love it; hell, it's better than the Yuletide season whatever a Yule is. Halloween remains our most mysterious holiday. Think about it. What do you really know about its true origins? Well, let's see. Below are the facts… and the fiction; you figure out witch is witch. Have fun!
  • Halloween's origins date back over 3,000 years to the Celtic celebration of Samhain (Sow-en, not Sam-haain).

  • Samhain means November. Celts believed the souls of the dead moved on this night and that the barriers between the living and the dead were at there thinnest on this night. They also felt this night was best for predicting the future, like the fact that the Boston Celtics would really suck after Bird retired.

  • The Jack-o-Lantern originated in Ireland, as a turnip hollowed out for a piece of coal to light the way of poor old Jack who didn't make it into heaven and wasn't let in hell for tricking the devil. The devil gave said lantern to Jack so he could walk the earth forever in limbo. Luckily, the micks figured out once they arrived in America that a pumpkin is much cooler. A turnip? Somebody had to be drunk to pull that off.

  • On Samhain, not all the dead were considered friendly, so food and sweets were left to appease the rowdy spirits out to cause trouble. This custom drained down into what we now know as trick-or-treating.

  • Wearing of masks originated due to the fact that most Celts were just fuckin' ugly and used the masks to enable procreation of their tribes.

  • Pre-Christian Halloween is actually a mix of both Celtic and Roman traditions as the two cultures came in contact with the spread of the Roman Empire. Romans had their own harvest celebrations not unlike Samhain's festivities.

  • Christians don't care too much for the pagan ways. They try, but fail to get rid of these traditions. Figuring if you can't beat 'em, join 'em; they create All Saints Day as November 1st, preceded by All Hallows Eve. Halloween derived its name from this, though not much else. How many people do you know that celebrate All Saints Day?

  • Early Samhain celebrations included both blood sacrifices and bonfires used to roast animals to the gods in prayer for the return of the sun. Entrails from the burned carcasses were sometimes "read" to help predict the future. Burnt up horse guts work about as good as Miss Cleo I guess.

  • Halloween in America was originally to be called Razor Apple Day.

  • While witchcraft has always been associated with Halloween, witches in America took a beatin' in colonial times up north in Mass. Halloween was frowned upon to say the least. However, Virginia was pretty much the birthplace for Halloween in America as many of the southern colonies embraced the traditions and celebration festivities.

  • Halloween was originally adult oriented. It was a great many years before children took over.

  • Bobbing for apples is a tradition carried over from Roman times. Bobbing for trouser trout may have originated there as well.

  • Today Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, even surpassing Valentine's Day. Scary must be better than loving.

  • Silver Shamrock is the leading maker of masks in the U.S.

  • The Mexican cousin of Halloween is called The Day of the Dead. It celebrates the spirits of dead relatives and has the same scary imagery as our own holiday. It also has a great deal more gas and you still can't drink the water.
Well, there are a few facts (mostly) for your head. Of course you know all the movies by now that have ever been made that relate to the season, so no need for me to advise you on that I hope. Go watch 'em. Have a fun night bobbin for whatever!



» Back To Horror Editorials

HORROR MOVIES IN THEATERS
» more
Recent Horror Movies In Theaters - Vatican Tapes
Vatican Tapes
07.24.15

Recent Horror Movies In Theaters - The Gallows
The Gallows
07.10.15

Recent Horror Movies In Theaters - Jurassic World
Jurassic World
06.12.15

SEARCH YOUR LOCAL THEATER'S MOVIE LISTINGS
Enter Your Zipcode

RECENT HORROR MOVIE DVDS
» more
Recent Horror Movies On DVD - It Follows
It Follows
07.14.15

Recent Horror Movies On DVD - The Pact 2
The Pact 2
07.07.15

Recent Horror Movies On DVD - Maggie
Maggie
07.07.15

RECENT SCREAM QUEENS
» more
Scream Queens
Brooke
Lewis
10.2012

Scream Queens
Monica
Rae Autumn
09.2012

Scream Queens
Michelle
Shields
08.2012

CURRENT TOP 25 MOVIE AND DVD RENTALS
» Top 25 Horror Movie Rentals
» Top 25 Sci-Fi Movie Rentals
» Top 25 Thriller Movie Rentals
Horror.net
Horror Search Engine and Directory
Buried.com
Horror movies horror fiction and more
Samhain
Halloween Search Engine and Directory
Haunted Houses
Directory of Haunted Houses & Attractions
Horror Movies
Horror Movies and Sci-Fi Movies Database
Scream Queens
The Hottest Actresses In Horror Movies
Crypt Crawl
Horror and Halloween Directory
First Fright
Horror Press Releases & Horror News
FrightMaster
Your Horror Guide and Shopping
Buried.com | Everything That Is Horror | Horror Movies, Horror Fiction, Movie Trailers, Interviews & More Since 1998 | Part of the Horror.net Horror Network
Horror Movies, Horror Movie Reviews, Horror Movie Trailers, Horror Fiction, Horror Fiction Reviews, Horror Interviews, Horror Press, Horror Forums
Copyright © 1998- Horror.net :: The Web's Deadliest Horror Network. Property of GlassPlanet Design. Web Hosting by GlassPlanet