Well yes, aside from the candy.
And the chance to dress up outside of your normal character.
Or to surround yourself in trapping reminiscent of the eternal dance against forces that threaten to shatter one from this mortal coil and remind us how very fragile that spark of life can be.
Okay so it's probably just the candy.
But I want to talk about ghost stories, or vampires, goblins, werewolves, creepy carnival barkers or clowns. Whatever tickles along your neck and puffs up the goosebumps until you're screaming at the sound of two amorous squirrels on the roof.
The Nerd Deity Neil Gaiman (all shall sacrifice a genie fish in his honor) started a tradition a few years ago where in the spirit of Halloween (that isn't gourd shaped) you share your favorite spooky stories with those small wide eyed scamps that say bypass the candy to touch your grave busters head or shout "That's so cool" at the undead demon with a sword stuck through its chest.
Oh you were expecting a recommendation from me? I say "Something Wicked This Way Comes." But it might be my unexplainable hatred and fear of turn of the century carnivals and that I check under the bed every couple of days for a Dust Witch.
But what I really wanted to share are these Library posters I whipped up. I had a crazy idea of what if the classic Universal Monster movies got to star in their own "Get Kids to Read" poster.
Friend good, Book Better.
Sit Spot, Sit.
This plot is full of holes!