Misfits Hallowe’en MegaMix ’92
DO YOU REMEMBER HALLOWE’EN?
Hallowe’en, or Halloween, or Hallow E’en, or All Hallow E’en, or All Hallow’s E’en, or All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloweve, was originally created by the ancient Irish Druids of ye olden times as a way of honoring the deceased spirits of dead ghosts. (Although scientists, to this day, are still baffled as to why anyone would want to honor ghosts! Those things are scary.)
Hundreds of years ago, the ancient Irish Druids constructed elaborate “haunted houses” out of rock-like slabs of stone in celebration of a holiday they called “SAMHAIN,” a name chosen in honor of Glenn Danzig’s legendary post-Misfits band. Today, remnants of these great stone haunted houses can be seen in the city of Stonehedge in Ireland, which is the site of the first ever monster mash. Recently discovered scrolls, dating to this time period, have described these events as “a graveyard smash”.
On Samhain night, the Irish Druids would hide inside of their stone spook houses, awaiting the arrival of the evil spirits. These ghosts would be lured to the houses with promises of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers bars. But, since such candy products were not yet invented, the ancient Druids would instead scare away the ghosts. Treat? No, trick! (Scientists, to this day, are also baffled as to why ghosts would be scared of anything, because ghosts are the scary ones! Hallowe’en is officially debunked.)
During the Great Potato Famine, the Irish Druids sailed to America aboard giant stone boats and probably brought the Samhain tradition with them. Historians agree that Hallowe’en was a tradition.
If you remember Hallowe’en, then GET OUT THERE and do these things:
- Create bonfires in the night
- Carve pumpkin faces
- Hang burning bodies and dead cats from poles
- Go Trick-or-treating with your friends
- Top that!
*Halloween Fun Fact: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or “Mormons,” are heavily inspired by Hallowe’en and the act of Trick-or-Treating. Their practice of sending young missionaries door-to-door in order to frighten people can be directly traced back to Hallowe’en traditions!