Thursday, May 14, 2009

Trick 'R Treat

It's finally coming!

I have been looking forward to 'Trick 'R Treat' for a loooong time. It seems like years since it was first announced (and it probably has been years). Directed by Michael Dougherty and based on a short film of his called 'Season's Greetings,' this flick was originally scheduled to be released on October 5th of 2007 (as you can see on the poster). It was pushed back. Then it was pushed back again. After a couple of more reschedulings, it was finally dropped from Legendary Pictures itinerary completely, despite its rave reviews. Well, it seems that at long last we will finally get to see this movie... hopefully! Let's keep our fingers crossed that October of 2009 will finally be the release date - on DVD, not in theatres - of 'Trick 'R Treat!'

The trailer...

Friday, May 1, 2009

The May Day - Hallowe'en Connection

So today I said:

"Hey, kids - do you know what today is?"
They said: "What?"
I said: "May Day!"
They said: "What's May Day?"
I said: "Uhhhh..."

After a quick jaunt over to wikipedia, I finally learned that May Day actually has a connection with Halloween...

May Day is associated with the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half of a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and neopagan festivals such as Samhain. May Day marks the end of the uncomfortable winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations, regardless of the locally prevalent political or religious establishment.

May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Beltane and in latter times as Mary's day, bonfires are lit to mark the coming of summer and to banish the long nights of winter.

It's also my dad's birthday - Happy Birthday, Pop!